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2 Canal Street, Manchester M1 3HE, England
0161 236 9003
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had dinner at Velvet last night and sat outside to enjoy the Village atmosphere on a Friday night. Whilst everything was fine, and the service was very good, the food was all a little bland. We had ordered the spicy sweet potato cakes but they weren't spicy and the accompanying dip was very runny with no kick. My partner... More 

Thank PieBear
Wilton Manors, Florodia
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

As a solo traveller, I get a bit tired of being ignored by waitstaff but Velvet takes the cake. If they don't want to tie up a table, then set a two or three person minimum, otherwise, please don;t forget me. An early dinner (before 8), and empty restaurant and it still took 20 minutes to get a beer, then... More 

Thank Lewdel
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10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I came here about a year ago, and enjoyed food from a set menu. While the main, a veggie curry with squash, wasn't anything special (overly creamy, under-spiced - just too 'British') my starter was impeccably done. I had soft goat's cheese with toasted almond bread and a small side salad, served with an assortment of pickled veg. It sounded... More 

Thank van g
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39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this place so much we ate there 2 evenings running! You can have cocktails upstairs, or drink a bottle of wine sat outside at tables beside the canal, and watch the pretty interesting canal street parade sashay past. Downstairs the tables aren't too close together, the staff are welcoming, friendly and helpful, and the ambience is busy and... More 

Thank TravellingHappily
Torrevieja, Spain
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for my 2nd 50th Birthday meal of the week and can only say that the staff were very friendly and attentive and the food was excellent value and totally gorgeous.

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Thank Derek A
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here on the Saturday night of Sparkle weekend with Sally Anne and 5 girl friends. Despite having booked, our table wasn't ready so we enjoyed cocktails upstairs. Not having visited here before (unlike most of my party) I was impressed with the stylish decor and a slight whiff of bohemian atmosphere! When the table was ready and gurls sorted... More 

1 Thank Andythebaggie
Chicago, United States
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187 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was very good and the service was even better. What started as a small group for dinner, grew into a group of over ten of us. The staff gladly expanded our table and sat everyone as they came in. Everyone enjoyed their dinner and all said they would definitely return. Two thumbs up!

1 Thank Timothy O
Doncaster, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A well laid out comfortable restaurant, with a relaxed and un-oppressive atmosphere.. Music was loud enough to listen too, but not so loud as to distract and disrupt conversation. Service was excellent and attentive and we never felt we were not given attention. The meals were very well presented and both of us enjoyed our selection, never feeling like we... More 

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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been a "regular" diner here for many years. Always great food, great drink and great service. Never had a bad experience. Food is great price too for what you get. Be back soon.

1 Thank Phil D
Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This used to be an amazing establishment with amazing food. What happened?! Poor food and appalling service. Had issues trying to reserve a table and wish we hadn't bothered and gone to a takeaway for better quality food. Velvet can't even get a fish finger sandwich right. The food was cold and tasteless!!

3 Thank BazUK1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
British, Gluten Free, European
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings
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
  • This restaurant is at Velvet

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