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Velvet Bar

2 Canal Street, Manchester M1 3HE, England
+44 161 236 9003
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (79 reviews)
“pizza” (58 reviews)
“fried chicken” (14 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
2 Canal Street, Manchester M1 3HE, England
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1 - 10 of 842 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were kicked out, a group of 35-40 year olds having fun on a rare child free night out, get kicked out for no reason, no explanation. Awful. But sadly it will remain open from name alone. I sincerely can’t believe that just happened. Rudest...More

1  Thank Jemma C
Velvet_MCR, Guest Relations Manager at Velvet Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Jemma C Following this review we checked with our Door Management Team of any incidents and also reviewed CCTV which confirmed that you were asked on numerous occasions not to dance wearing heels stood up on the sofas in the bar area. We do...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Out for a walk around this area of Manchester on a Saturday evening and stopped here for a drink with my wife. Prices a bit steep but the atmosphere on a Saturday night was excellent and very friendly. Staff also friendly and attentive. One drink...More

Thank Steve B
Velvet_MCR, Manager at Velvet Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Steve B, Thank you for your review of Velvet Bar. We do look forward to seeing you again soon. Best Wishes, Velvet Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Decided to try Velvet for a light bite to eat, on walking the rain started so we went inside on arrival, its seems that several had also finished or commenced their meal inside, after approaching the bar I asked for non-alcoholic cocktail ( blank expression...More

Thank S5237HTtima
Velvet_MCR, Manager at Velvet Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear S5237HTtima, Thank you for your review for Velvet Bar, I'm not sure how many, if any visits you have made but we have never served food inside the bar, as we're very busy most days it would be impractical to serve food in the...More

Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Had a relaxing Sunday afternoon sat outside served by Aaron who is a credit to the business, very polite and attentive. We ordered from the Sunday special menu and the quality of the food, ingredients and presentation were excellent. The Sunday roast was superb and...More

Thank Martin B
Velvet_MCR, Manager at Velvet Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear MArtin B, Thank you for your fab review! We’ll be sure to pass your kind comments to Aaron who’ll be thrilled to hear your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back to Velvet Bar soon. Best Wishes, Velvet Team

Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

Went for drinks on a Friday afternoon and the waiter could not have been more attentive. Friendly, efficient knew his drinks and options and took some photo’s for us. He could not have been nicer. On paying the team behind the bar were the same....More

Thank MHJ1968
Velvet_MCR, Manager at Velvet Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear MHJ1968, Thank you for your fab review! We look forward to welcoming you back to Velvet Bar soon. Best Wishes, Velvet Team

Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely meal with a friend during a quiet weekday lunchtime. I had macaroni cheese and my friend had the fish and chips. When it arrived I think they had caught a whale the fish was so large, teamed with low belt looking chunky...More

Thank Maison-De-Villiers
Velvet_MCR, Manager at Velvet Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2018

Dear Eb-and-flow-UK, Thank you for your lovely review, however it appears to be a review for Marco Pierre White Mr. White's English Chophouse, Manchester. If you would be so kind as to edit your review to the correct venue, we'd hate for them to miss...More

Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

We were very excited to try out this restaurant, especially as it had recently been rebranded by Marco Pierre White. We visited on a Thursday evening, and were met by attentive staff, and given a friendly welcome. The starters went beyond our expectation, full of...More

1  Thank BillSteve
Velvet_MCR, Manager at Velvet Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2018

Dear BillSteve, Thank you for taking the time to review Marco Pierre White Mr. White's English Chophouse, Manchester on Velvet Manchester's review page, we will of course pass your feedback on. I'm sure they'll be pleased that you found their team friendly and attentive and...More

Reviewed 9 May 2018

We found a table outside , waited 20 mins to be asked what we wanted , asked for good bottle of wine ( waiter had no idea what it was ) then, waited a while to be told ' its new on the list, we...More

1  Thank john1476
Velvet_MCR, Manager at Velvet Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2018

Dear john1476, We're not quite sure what your angle is, after reviewing your profile and reviews of Manchester you seem to constantly review Velvet negatively on every supposed visit, yet keep returning. Obviously we are going defend our venue and we have requested that your...More

Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Too early, it seemed, we are almost alone in the restaurant. Got extremely good service, and the food was excellent. Would recommend the lamb shank. However, the restaurant god us they were refurbishing that same evening, and changing the meny as well. A great place...More

Thank Erik W
Velvet_MCR, Guest Relations Manager at Velvet Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Dear Erik W, Thank you for the review, the menu is indeed changing but that only brings more choices for you to try on a return visit All the best Velvet

Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

We wanted very good cocktails with relaxing atmosphere and found it here. The bar has been recently refurbished and it's spot on . You can relax in an oasis of calm drinking very well made reasonably priced cocktails in the heart of The hustle and...More

Thank Springer114
Velvet_MCR, Guest Relations Manager at Velvet Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Dear Springer114, Thank you for your lovely comments on our newly refurbished Restaurant & Bar we are so pleased to read that you like the results. We will pass your kind words on also to the bar team who will be delighted to read them....More

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HappyChapp68
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
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BENIDORMDAVE123
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$13 - US$125
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
15:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
15:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
15:00 - 23:00
Thursday
15:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
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 Hotel
Description
Established in 2005 after the long running success of Velvet Restaurant, Velvet Bar has been the place to visit for sumptuous cocktails in decadent surroundings for the past decade, recently fully refurbished the new Velvet Bar remembers the past success with subtitle hints of black velvet vails, dark moody walls with rose gold feature walls and smoky mirrors whilst embracing the new clientele and retaining the old. Open seven days a week with regular our resident DJs each weekend and special event nights throughout the year. Velvet Bar is truly the place to be when visiting vibrant Manchester and especially The Village. During the ‘summer’ months you may find us open from midday for alfresco dining (Weather permitting)
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