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Velvet

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2 Canal Street, Manchester M1 3HE, England
+44 161 236 9003
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2014

We were due to have our pre concert meal & drinks elsewhere but had to cancel last minute. My wife told us about this place and a couple of people recommended we eat here. We took advantage of 2 course special and i have to say I was impressed. I got the Masala Sea bass which was outstanding. Followed by... More 

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Cardiff
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Visited this restaurant last week. I was so impressed with this restaurant the quality of the food was 10 out of 10, service and value for money same. I would highly recommend this restaurant. I will certainly return in the future.

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Cheshire
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74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2014 via mobile

Really nice food; reasonably priced and very tasty. The waiter was really helpful. Would definitely recommend and eat there again.

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1 Thank T C
Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

Ultimately over-priced which doesn't help with non helpful waiter (tall slim clean shaven with blond bits on the flick), slow service and generally uninterested in customers! Well I will spend my £ elsewhere in future

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Preston, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2014 via mobile

Another fantastic stay at the Velvet, staff fantastic..amazing room (we stayed in the penthouse) we have stayed in baloney & standard rooms (hardly standard, they are very sexy) all rooms fantastic! ! ! breakfast really good (2 good quality sausages) with all the trimming. Clean, and fantastic ren products even eye cream & day cream.Cheers to all the staff at... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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407 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2014

my partner and i eat here quite a lot on saturday evenings before hitting the bars .the staff were attentive especially the pretty blonde waitress.the food was good but we didnt look at the wine list and asked for a white sauvignon blanc.forgetting to ask for house wine .when the bill came it was 25 pounds a bottle.bit shocked at... More 

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Sheffield
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2014

We enjoyed our evening. The atmosphere was good and the staff were attentive and friendly. However the food was distinctly average. The bread that we shared for starter was boring although the oils and balsamic vinegar were nice. I had the masala sea bass which was tasty but a small portion. I should have ordered a side of salad or... More 

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Thank 329Shef
Brewood, England, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2014

The service was excellent, the food varied and very tasty, something for everyone. The whole place has a comfortable feel and we will definitely return. Remember, this is Canal St., don't be surprised by anything you see ! If you are in a car, parking is not cheap in the area.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2014

Velvet restaurant at the 'posh end' of Canal St is a regular for an enjoyable, reliable evening meal at reasonable price. The food is fresh, well cooked and presented - standard can range from superb to very acceptable depending on which chef is on duty. Décor and atmosphere are pleasant, though I preferred it before it was updated, and some... More 

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Disley
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2014

I dined at Velvet yesterday for an early evening dinner with a friend. We are regulars to Velvet. We met at the Mount Street branch, had a drink but felt the music was too loud and clubby. We walked round to our usual Velvet on Canal Street and had their early evening special deal. The starters were great, however my... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?