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2 Canal Street, Manchester M1 3HE, England
0161 236 9003
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Ranked #195 of 1,784 Restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
West Lancashire
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68 reviews 68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This was my second visit after having an unfortunate experience with the Lamb Tajine the first time, which I see has now been taken off the menu. But I wanted to revisit as I knew Velvet could become a very positive experience in all facets. And the staff and food proved it - they were consistently wonderful and the ambience... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Lovely atmosphere, very unique. Staff were very polite and friendly, steak was amazing only criticism is that it was a bit over cooked than what we asked for, but still delicious.

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I've dined at The Velvet many times and also stayed in the hotel. It is a unique experience and considering the quality of the food it is reasonably priced. The staff are good fun and always helpful. I really would recommend The Velvet, it is an excellent night out

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Manchester
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We have been eating, drinking and socialising in Velvet for years and still find it to be one of the best places in the village for ambience. We have been here with friends, family and as a couple - it really is a place that makes you feel at ease and does its best to accommodate all its patrons. I... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Me and my partner ate here last night probably for the 5th or 6th time and it did not disappoint! They currently have a 50% off food offer on which makes it even greater value. We always both have the fried chicken, we do say we would like to try something else but we never want to risk being disappointed... More 

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London
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101 reviews 101 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Had a really good experience here last night, great food, great service, great value. Travelling to Manchester a couple of times a year it is always a pleasure to be here and Velvet last night really summed up Manchester at its best! Thanks guys it was a really tasty meal and we very much enjoyed.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

One of the best choice in the heart of Manchester. The menu was a bit confused with burgers, meats and sea food, a mix of English , American , Italian and Mediterranean cuisine. However the dishes were delicious. The service was really good! There is an offer for January -50% off in food! Enjoy your meal ;)

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Went for romantic weekend and stayed at the Velvet Hotel, so made sense to try out the restaurant as the decor looked so lovely, and we weren't disappointed. Small but varied menu, so something for everyone. We had the Asian Sea Bass with vegetable dumplings in Miso Soup, and the Jerk Chicken Salad as our main courses followed by Lemon... More 

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holmfirth
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154 reviews 154 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

ate here on saturday night .much much better than our previous visit here.the food we had was brilliant.i had seafood linguini .sooo tasty.compliments to the chef.the house white was good and only a tenner,unlike last time when we were served a white at over 20 pounds.please ??the eastern european waitress that attended to us was fantastic.not only was she a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

A bit of a landmark on Canal Street especially for the fish under the steps as you walk down into the restaurant - the place itself is really attractive and I have been coming here off and on for 15 years or so. However, I visited for dinner last week and although the place itself is still very attractive and... More 

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Address: 2 Canal Street, Manchester M1 3HE, England
Phone Number: 0161 236 9003
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester

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