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2 Canal Street, Manchester M1 3HE, England
0161 236 9003
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited on a quiet dinner time. We ordered a burger meal and chicken club sandwiches. Service was ok and quick. Order was correct off to a good start we though. When eating the chicken sandwich, found a large bone in it!!!!! About three inches long. ( what if a child was to to eat this sandwich??? Choke hazard ambulance time???)... More 

Thank Harry P
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So difficult to choose from the extensive menu. All is cooked beautifully and you know if you ask for a medium steak that it will be medium. Really wanted dessert but the main course was so good that we couldn't fit it in!

Thank Lynn H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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130 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a business lunch at the Velvet Restaurant and everyone enjoyed it a great deal. The atmosphere is casual, comfortable and inviting. The service was friendly but a bit slow. The food ranged from sandwiches to pizzas to soups. Everyone had its share of a tasteful course in a reasonable amount of time. The restaurant would make a good... More 

Thank Sandra W
Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great food, quick and friendly service. A real buzz and fun atmosphere! diet food on offer if required!

Thank sarah w
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Can't be bothered to write a huge review, as the restaurant has already receive my lengthy review on their Facebook page - to which they haven't bothered responding to. Waited two hours for our mains to arrive after asking 3 times, restaurant wasn't full, terrible attitude from the manager who seemed to spend more time outside on his fag break... More 

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2 Thank madgenut398
London, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have tasted many gluten free pizza bases before but they know how to make it! Really nice - my recommendation would be American hot and swapping the jalapeños to blue cheese.

Thank Mikko R
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked this hotel through a travel agents in November last year (to be the early bird, and all that) got a upgrade to the penthouse suit, which I thought was a bargain, turns out not!! However, the hotel was lovely and was offering a deal of lots of freebies that weekend (free fizz on arrival, goodie bags and free pride... More 

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91 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went on my second visit to Velvet on the weekend of Manchester Pride and was once again impressed. On my last visit I had a gluten free pizza (pesto chicken) and it was absolutely delicious- its difficult to find gluten free bases that don't taste like cardboard! And my girlfriend had the risotto off of the lunch menu which... More 

Thank Ask_Ellie-Mae
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a nice restaurant, ate there a couple of times - food was consistently nice and service was always very friendly. I will certainly visit again!

Thank tomer_NL
Manchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with Friends the night before Manchester Pride. Restaurant busier than normal, but nowhere near full. Service incredibly poor, waiters hardly spoke and didn't have a clue. They were positively rude. Such a shame as the food is lovely. Maybe time to clearout the trash!!

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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, European
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?