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Velvet

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2 Canal Street, Manchester M1 3HE, England
0161 236 9003
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks, Dinner, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 65
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  • 42
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  • 26
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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
Trendy basement!

We enjoyed a great evening meal on a quiet Monday night. Staff were excellent and the steak was one of the best. Obviously there wasn't a lot of atmosphere as it was so quiet but I imagine it could be crazy at weekends? The bar upstairs serves great cocktails too!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
travellerian717
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Edinburgh
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
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Edinburgh
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed a great evening meal on a quiet Monday night. Staff were excellent and the steak was one of the best. Obviously there wasn't a lot of atmosphere as it was so quiet but I imagine it could be crazy at weekends? The bar upstairs serves great cocktails too!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Had a lovely meal tonight and we were very nicely looked after by two lovely staff members. Suzanne and a lovely young man, sorry didn't get your name. Thank you for everything. We will return. Anne and Peter(Liverpool)

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I have been for 2 meals recently at Velvet (25th July and 14th August). Could not fault the food however the staff definitely need to work on their people skills in particular the door man who appears to take great delight in unpleasant to customers - clearly he is in the wrong job! Never again!

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manchester
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Went here on a saturday night, make sure you book. Had the two pizzas and a bottle of wine for £20 deal, which is good value and was not dissapointed. This place is in a good location the food is good the service is good and the staff are always friendly.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Nice food shame about the staff think they need some serious customer service training! We were having a very pleasant evening and the food was very nice just a real pity about the staff who must of wanted to close early as they didn't want to serve drinks and became quite rude. The door person really needs to be reigned... More 

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VelvetHotel, Owner at Velvet, responded to this review

Dear guest, We remember your table well. Customer service is about looking after all our guests, including those that happened to be sitting close to you. We didn’t want to serve you any more drinks after your first bottle as it appeared you may have consumed plenty before sitting down and it seemed to be taking effect, we were happy... More 

uttoxeter
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80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Excellent restaurant with excellent food would highly recommend the place to eat, the staff were very helpful and polite.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The food from the kitchen is tasty, good value and plentiful. The menu has something for most tastes, and the building is quirky, clean and we'll spaced between tables. More so, the staff are friendly attentive and professional. Try it, I don't think you'll be disappointed.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

My husband and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary at the weekend, and because we know how fab Velvet is, we booked for dinner on the Saturday night. I had piquento pepper tart with watercress, and hubby had celeriac soup. Both of which barely touched the sides, as we ate them so quickly, as they were delicious! We both had... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Great atmosphere with friendly staff. Although the restaurant was quite full we didn't feel overcrowded. The food was delicious although I did think the first course was a little overpriced. However, I would visit here again. Overall satisified with the quality of the food and service.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I have visited Velvet many times and always enjoyed. I booked a table for 18 people for my best friends 40th. We had a fab night, staff were great, the food was delicious. We ordered the food in advance as we had a big party, they didn't need a deposit which was good and the service was efficient. They have... 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: Large groups, Romantic, Doing business, Bar scene

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