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“Visit after a long term” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Velvet

Velvet
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Ranked #209 of 2,185 Restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, European, British
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Manchester, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Visit after a long term”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

Went to velvet after not been there for a long time... Had to wait 35 minutes for a table as we did not book.. Table service was very good. Menu was very good and food was lovely... The only fault was the wait time after a starter which was 20 minutes... Overall the evening was good
If they need to change anything it would be the cutlery and plates as they all look and feel cheap

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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356 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 655 helpful votes
“The best kept secret”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

This is my third review of Velvet, and our fourth or fifth visit. We are so very pleased to have found This extraordinarily good restaurant in the centre of the city.
Once again it was a bitterly cold night but the restaurant was so warm and snug and inviting. We chose our table and as usual a member of the team was with us within minutes. I cannot praise the staff enough - each one is great fun and nothing is too much trouble ( why aren't all restaurants like this )
The food as usual was brilliant - top marks to the chef. The overall feel of the place is just great, the owners have got the ambiance spot on and should resist changing it.
One really quirky point is that they have a talking book of "Harry Potter" playing in the toilets (it just adds to the fun)
So all in all another fantastic visit to Velvet - well done and see you in a couple of weeks when we are back in Manchester to see yet another show.

  • Visited March 2013
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London
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193 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Come on guy's I know you can do much better!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013

Poor visit this time, waited far too long for our mains and when it did turn up the Pork was raw!

Credit to them the bill was rectified without the need to ask and a round of drinks also deducted for the wait but needn't have happened as the service should have been much better.

I'm back up in Manchester in July but doubt I'll visit on that trip.

Such a shame as such a lovely venue decor and ambiance wise.

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Thank PaulT73
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London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Superb boutique hotel in central Manchester”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

Velvet has a great reputation that is well deserved. The funky bar is lots of fun whilst maintaining an ever so edgy feel. Not quite rhe bar at the end of the universe, that's a few doors down the road ;) The food is top notch and great value. The accommodation punches significantly above its weight in terms of style and comfort compared to similarly priced nearby 4 star hotels. It can get a little lively around Canal St so if you're a light sleeper you might want to take some ear plugs, I needed them on only one night in five. Park in the covered NCP and get a residents' discount.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Velvet - Surprised it's not ranked at No. 1”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013

3 positive words...Oh My Gosh!

This Restaurant has got to be one of the best Restaurants I have ever eaten in, let alone in Manchester. I visited here yesterday with my sister, mum and 5 of mum's friends and we all had a fantastic time.

We ate off their early diners 2 course menu that was only £16.95 and to be honest, this is excellent value for money and I would have paid more for the standard of food we received.

The staff were brilliant and the service excellent, we have no fault with any part of our experience and I know I am talking on behalf of all 7 of us in our party. We were still talking about our experience half way home back to Birmingham!

If you get the opportunity to eat here, you must. Their food is excellent, atmosphere wonderful (upstairs and down) and the staff are lovely and very helpful. I will be back.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank TheNatster75
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