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Velvet

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2 Canal Street, Manchester M1 3HE, England
0161 236 9003
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Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Entertaining clients

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Relaxed and good food

we took my mother for a meal before a theatre show. We had QE2 cocktails and good food. A pleasant ambiance with attentive waiters.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
Sam S
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Manchester, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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491 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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huddersfield
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Came here Friday 17th with my husband and a female friend had to wait a few minutes for our table not a problem was seated by very nice helpful staff.had a lovely meal with an even better dessert one of the best I have ever had .not badly priced either which can't complain for a city centre would Defo book... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

i have eaten at velvet a few times and food has always been lovely. me and my partner dined here 12/04/2015. was seated by a women with blonde hair given 2 menus and asked if we wanted a drink we said we would order when we was ordering the food. we waited 20 mins and none off your staff came... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

we took my mother for a meal before a theatre show. We had QE2 cocktails and good food. A pleasant ambiance with attentive waiters.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I always came to Velvet last year for food as it used to be outstanding however after coming in January and ordering the rib eye steak I found it very fatty. I just thought it was a one off and thought I'd come back as Velvet food is usually great. After coming over the Easter bank holiday with some friends... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Staff are friendly and pleasant and as you'd expect... The food however is not that great, it's cheap ingredient and much of it is bought in. The chicken fillet burger is disgusting- tastes almost processed and served in one of the cheapest floured baps you can buy. For what they're charging, they could easily serve this in a nicer gourmet... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

we had prawns to start (not usually a sea food lover but these were amazing) perfectly cooked, fillet steak -just WOW, I have never had a piece of meat like it, I can't even put it into words how nice it actually was. Chocolate desert - I can't remember the name but it was a tower or chocolate and cream........ More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I am the kind of person that usually recommends places to people and to take people out for business etc I came here last night with a friend after praising it from previous visits, as soon as we sat down the manager told us to leave as he said we had drunk too much and wouldn't be served. We had... More 

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VelvetHotel, Owner at Velvet, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Whilst I understand that you were disappointed that you were unable to eat in our restaurant, you must understand we cannot serve guests who we perceive to be intoxicated. Under different circumstances I am sure you would be grateful for our diligence in matters like these. Our Manager would always try to handle these circumstances as discretely as... More 

Lancashire
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Having visited here a couple of years ago for lunch, we thought we'd try it again for dinner - and we weren't disappointed. We arrived in time for the 'early bird' style pricing (2 courses for £15.95) which was reasonable. I had the noodle broth (good, although I though bread might have gone a little better compared to crackers) and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Me and my friends spent 2 nights in the hotel, each morning we came down for our breakfast to be greeted by such a pleasant young man who made us feel very welcome. Not only was he very professional and a great server, he also made conversation with us and made us feel like we wasn't just customers to him... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Slow service and there were only 3 tables in. After about 7 mins we ordered and guy apologised he was making desserts! Anyway food arrived, was delicious! No one came during our meal to ask how it was, offer more drinks! We waited again for him to come over and clear table! We had to get his attention to bring... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Entertaining clients

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?