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Velvet

2 Canal Street, Manchester M1 3HE, England
0161 236 9003
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Ranked #179 of 1,656 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

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
87 reviews 87 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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
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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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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Menu was limited but the food was very good. Prices were reasonable for the area. Staff were friendly and attentive.

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York, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Whenever visiting Manchester I always make sure I allow time to visit here. The location is perfect for City centre shopping, pre theatre or just for a catch up with friends. They offer a great early doors menu. Been dining here for quite a few years now so thought it only fair to sing its praises. The staff and service... More

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Oldham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Had yet another good meal. The "small plates" are a really good idea for a shared starter 3 or 4 ideal for a couple of people. Had a bit of a disaster with the rabbit pie as it had not heated through but the staff were excellent and got an alternative for me. If you are visiting Manchester it is... More

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