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2 Canal Street, Manchester M1 3HE, England
+44 161 236 9003
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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Bar, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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2 Canal Street, Manchester M1 3HE, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Have been a patron fo Velvet Bar, Restaurant and (occasionally) Hotel for years. Always thought that as well as atmosphere and friendly staff offered good value for money. No longer do I think the later. Called in Sunday for a pre lunch drink with friends....More

1  Thank bransby203
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love velvet it is one of my favourite restaurants in Manchester the atmosphere is great and it’s a lovely stylish environment with a great menu catering for all tastes

Thank martinjmathews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dined here for the first time and loved it. Great choice of food on the menu, intimate atmosphere but the best part of the evening was being looked after by Lewis. He was warm, welcoming and made the visit feel special. Can’t wait to...More

Thank Littlepod
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok it was 7.30pm on a Saturday night & the restaurant was busy, but still I expect to receive my food order quicker than an hour after being seated. On the plus side, one of our mains was excellent - the Caribbean Fish Curry -...More

1  Thank MissTChapman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Velvet yesterday for dinner. We ordered the mushroom risotto, garlic flatbread and my friend ordered the fish curry. The risotto was lovely but became really sickly and couldn’t finish the dish, my friends curry was amazing I will definitely have to order that...More

Thank sdevenport213
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had breakfast here over pride weekend. As always I cannot fault a thing it's just perfect! I can't wait until I visit again.

Thank Alex C
VelvetHotel, General Manager at Velvet, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the feedback its great that you took the time to post it online and share your experience with others.

Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

We have eaten at this restaurant a large number of times - when in Manchester it was the go to location ..... Tonight we travelled up for the weekend with our reservation set at the restaurant. Upon arrival we found the location had only a...More

1  Thank Pedz-in-beds
VelvetHotel, General Manager at Velvet, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Our profuse apologies for not getting things right for you. We would like to discuss this further and so please contact us direct gm@velvetmanchester.com This way we can look to further investigate what went wrong and resolve in the best way possible. We will then...More

Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Having been to this restaurant a few times before we were looking forward to our meal. The warning signs were there when only two of the ten white wines on the menu were available- neither of which we wanted. Apparently a change of owners had...More

1  Thank Markinluton
VelvetHotel, General Manager at Velvet, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We didn’t get it right for you and for that we would like to apologise. There have been many changes recently here at Velvet but that is not a reason or excuse for things to go wrong. In hoping to discuss this further with you...More

Reviewed 14 September 2017

Great ambiance and fabulous service from beginning to end. The menu was varied and well presented and tastes amazing. We will be back soon.

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Thank paarmi2017
VelvetHotel, General Manager at Velvet, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the feedback on our menu. We are very careful to select dishes that our customers will like and are always open to suggestions too.

Reviewed 1 September 2017

Out for a work leaving lunch, I had the tuna sandwich with chips which was literally tuna mayo on wholemeal bread like you'd get from a petrol station and chips. Others in our party enjoyed their meal burgers, pizza etc and the service was great...More

1  Thank StMarley
VelvetHotel, General Manager at Velvet, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are very sorry you were disappointed with your meal but are pleased your friends enjoyed theirs. We offer a wide range of dishes to suit all tastes and appetites. Don’t let this deter you from returning and give us another try. The oven roasted,...More

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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, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
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
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  • This restaurant is at Velvet
Velvet Hotel, Bar & Restaurant is on central Manchester’s vibrant Canal Street, just a 5-minute walk from Piccadilly Train Station. Each stunning room and suite is designed to an exceptionally high 4 star standard offering indulgent luxury.
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