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) #216 of 1,824 Restaurants in Manchester $$ - $$$ , European, British
2 Canal Street, Manchester M1 3HE, England
+44 161 236 9003
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (80 reviews)
“pizza” (53 reviews)
“fried chicken” (14 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 Canal Street, Manchester M1 3HE, England
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1 - 10 of 781 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

we had a lovely relaxing lunch we were the only people eating inside but there was other people sitting eating and drinking outside in the midday sun

Thank sheilajbcarter
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great meal early on Saturday evening. Starters were delicious, my husband really enjoyed the pork belly cubes. Our main courses were huge especially the triple burger and very tasty. The men had a chocolate confection that they said was delicious and not...More

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Thank RowenaFinn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've always been a big fan of Velvet, and remember the days when Sundays used to be packed, and if you'd not booked a table by 11am, you had no chance, but I'm not sure what has happened! Visited for Sunday Lunch - the price...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great service. Somewhat limited menu. Good food but not as inventive as the hotel itself. We were tired from a long day of excursions and were staying at the hotel upstairs. So, it suited our needs.

Thank Tom G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband had the lamb stew which he said was the best he'd ever had - tender tasty meat and nicely cooked vegetables in a tasty broth, and a good sized portion as well. I had a really bad headache so I had two sides...More

Thank SMMourie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very few guests when we were there and service was good. At some moments it was hard to get contact with the waiters although they had no other guests. But they were really friendly and eager to cater to us. Food was good and served...More

Thank frankofan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is ideally located right at the heart of the Gay Village and, on arrival, we were warmly greeted and shown immediately to our table. The menu, different from our last visit, looked exciting and delicious and we weren't disappointed when our food choices...More

Thank ebclarkey
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Had an amazing meal last night at Velvet! From the atmosphere to the food & the service it was just brilliant, thank you!

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Thank Caroline C
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Classy ambience with lovely fish tank in the stairwell as you walk down. Comfortable relaxed atmosphere. Fast and friendly service. We had steak, handcut chips and mushrooms with a lovely roquefort cheese sauce.Steak could have been more tender. A little bit on the pricey side...More

Thank debbietr
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Love Velvets and regularly meet friends there for lunch which is both good value and excellent food.

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Thank Janet R
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Questions & Answers
23 February 2016|
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Response from Unhb | Reviewed this property |
As others have intimated, there is a VIP area with a curtain that can be pulled across. I suggest you contact the restaurant asking if that area could be hired just for two for the evening. However, the restaurant doesn't... More
30 October 2015|
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Response from Donald P | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, As far as I can remember it is a hotel, restaurant and cocktail bar. Therefore, you book ahead you can see online what availability and offers they have for you to assist in planning your visit.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Canal Street, Manchester M1 3HE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 236 9003
  • This restaurant is at Velvet
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