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Podium Restaurant Bar & Lounge

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Hilton Manchester Deansgate | 303 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4LQ, England
+44 161 870 1600
12:00 - 03:00
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Sun 16:00 - 03:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 03:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 04:00
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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278 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked a Groupon deal. OK it was a Monday and not busy. Staff where excellent and very polite. Food was well cooked and together with the service it was a very good meal. On another point, there was one 'awful' customer who, was very rude to the staff. I really cannot understand people like this, and they had the manners... More 

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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited last week for the first time using a voucher, 2 courses £29 with prosecco. We decided to forego the starters after reviewing the dessert menu before we chose what to eat, a compliment as neither of us are dessert people on the whole. Mains of fish with chilli crab and a lamb shank. Beautifully presented and delicious. For pudding... More 

Thank TheDuchessBury
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It started badly with the heating being broken and being offered blankets to keep warm - not exactly ideal with everyone dolled up for a nice night out. The starters arrived and they were poorly seasoned and bland. One even came with a fruit fly. Then the big problem - the Chateau Briand was supposed to be the star of... More 

Thank Jimflair
Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Ate here last night. Got a great discount on the food as resident for the night. Had The Deansgate Experience which was a fish stater platter followed by Chateaubriante for two with shell on prawns onion rings chips and sauces. It was absolutely fantastic. Staff were friendly and helpful and the atmosphere was great.

Thank Judy S
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215 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Again I stayed at The Hilton Deansgate, which is a good hotel. But again I made the mistake to have dinner here. I should have read my review before: Dinner was tasteless again, but this time also the service was really bad. It was very difficult to get attention of any of the waiters. Next time when I stay at... More 

Thank flyingdutchmannl
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had just moved to Manchester 2 months ago from Hong Kong. Coincidentally, my wife's birthday is in September so I was brainstorming for a restaurant to go to for the first time in the city. As Beetham Tower is the most distinguished building in Manchester, I had decided to give my wife a birthday treat at... More 

Thank Ka Cheong Y
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54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

My wife purchased two Wowcher vouchers for use by us on our wedding anniversary, wow what a surprise how this establishment has fallen from grace. We have frequented this restaurant for many years and I cannot believe how standards have dropped! The choice of food on offer was drab and there was an obvious attempt to make the ingredients used... More 

Thank barry t
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

First time dined here in February last year and loved the menu choices. Have been back a few times and although some might like the new changes on the menu, it did disappoint me not seeing surf and turf on there. Maybe this restaurant can compromise and keep certain popular dishes all year round. Nice food tho!

Thank Mb8c
Bradford, United Kingdom
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317 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Bought a voucher for canapes and prosecco. Staff were very attentive, service was quick and food and drink was delicious! Can't wait to back and try the lunch menu.

Thank Craig H
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Podium restaurant offered a pleasant experience. The food was well prepared and staff extremely professional. The wine list was quite impressive as well. The restaurant is on the ground floor and although we did not have a reservation, it took no time to find us a table for about 6-8 guests. I would recommend this place, especially if you are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$36 - US$144
European, British, International
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
16:00 - 04:00
16:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hilton Manchester Deansgate | 303 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4LQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 870 1600
  • This restaurant is at Hilton Manchester Deansgate
A casual dining experience, Podium offers guest intimate booth dining, with rich banquettes and Marble Floors. The cuisine is modern international, using local produce. Great for breakfast and ideal for a business lunch, Podium is also perfect for relaxed evening meal before heading to Cloud 23 for a cocktail.

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