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Velvet

2 Canal Street, Manchester M1 3HE, England
0161 236 9003
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Ranked #193 of 1,657 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
  • Any
English first
Stoke-on-Trent, UK
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

The Velvet is one of my favourite restaurants in Manchester and certainly the best in the Gay Village. We visited on the Friday of the Kylie concert so Canal Street was very busy. The restaurant was nearly full by the service, as usual, was perfect. The bar upstairs is a great place for a pre-dinner drink, or even outside (like... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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150 reviews 150 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

A group of 8 so can be difficult for many restaurants but everything was served in a timely fashion. The food was of a most satisfactory standard but not quite as good as in previous visits over the last couple of years. This might of course be my selection?? Service was exceptional and friendly and we were regularly checked for... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

I have been to Velvet several times over the last few years. The food has always been okay though a little overpriced and nothing special. Decor is pleasant though beginning to feel a little tired. On most recent visit - a pre-show dinner, greet was cold and rude. Unsmiling, we were shown to out table and advised that we has... More

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BELFAST
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

was here for manchester pride food was yummy and helpful staff one of the busiest times but staff were friendly and chatty. cost was not too bad will be back agian son day

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Me and my partner have been going to Velvet for almost 10 years. It has been lovely to see it grow, literally from the basement up. We no longer live locally but whenever we visit Manchester we always make a point of dropping in to Velvet to see if anything else has changed. Today we decided to have a few... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Visited for lunch. Greeted and seated by a lady who maybe should not be front of house if Velvet want customers to feel warmly welcomed!! The food was all of good quality and served pretty quickly.

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Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

Visited last night the restaurant certainly wasn't busy but the service was very very slow, the food was just ok, nothing special but quite expensive for what we had. I have always raved about velvet being a regular visitor , however last night for some reason it appears to have "lost its sparkle". The waitress was delightful. Will leave it... More

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Nothing special but the food and service was good and the tables cleared in a timely fashion. Good menu to choose from.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Too much choice and they try to hard. Food was underwhelming and staff disinterested good wine choice but expensive compared to rest of village. Good value happy hour deals

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West Lancashire
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I would have given this restaurant full marks except for a problem that wasn't resolved. More of that later. Entering and being shown to a table straight away, I sat down and felt, Now, this is my sort of place! The decor was exceptional and interesting and certainly gave a feeling of class. The staff were attentive and conversational thrioughtout... 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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