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) #218 of 1,817 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
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Restaurant Hours
Bar, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 Canal Street, Manchester M1 3HE, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went with a large group of friends for a meal, the menu choice was superb and food to die for! We found out whilst there that the business had just recently changed hands and we were the first to sample the new menu and we...More

Thank Stellarr
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Not been to Velvet for a long time and this use to be one of my favourite restaurant and bars to visit until it lost itself. Visited on Saturday night for a friends birthday and was told by the waiter they had launched their new...More

Thank jetset_reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago

Had a perfect night out with a whole bunch of friends, the staff was extremely friendly, showed us to our place and they have understood the concept of having the customer served drinks while figuring out what they want to eat. The food was excellent,...More

Thank gudbedre
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It's quite a while since we visited this bar for cocktails but it was in the right location for our meal nearby & we had fond memories of the Glitterball cocktails !! We arrived around 5pm on a Wednesday & the place was empty. The...More

Thank PQB
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were stopping at Malmaison but didn't want to eat there because the drinks prices are painful and you cannot get a pint (don't talk to me about schooners). Velvet was just round the corner and had tables available last minute. All the positive reviews...More

Thank cononley
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Used to love this place and have previously given it a 5 star rating but not anymore. Food is up to the usual standard but the service is appalling. Order placed food arrives and one of the meals is wrong, spoke to the waiter and...More

1  Thank Jmadool
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having arrived at the wrong time, with the party incomplete staff were amazing. Making us welcome and finding us somewhere to start our celebration. When the last members arrived I went to tell staff who said they'd seen already and the food was on its...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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
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Questions & Answers
22 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
29 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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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: +44 161 236 9003
  • This restaurant is at Velvet
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