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“Velvet Lobster is now The Little Fish Cafe”
Review of The Velvet Lobster - CLOSED

The Velvet Lobster
Price range: US$2 - US$44
Cuisines: British, Cafe
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Only a couple of minutes away from the centre of town, The Velvet Lobster is known for its stunning coffee quality, seasonal & hearty food, and a belief that we should buy as much good quality Manx produce as possible. With a cosmopolitan look, you do feel like you’re in the middle of a major city whether it be Paris, London or Manchester. This is the kind of place that’s perfectly suited to any occasion. A very tasty selection of hearty breakfast choices, a lunch menu that's suited to snacking or a full three course lunch that rolls all day and night accompanied by a great selection of wines, beers, spirits and cocktails made using the most perfect of ingredients. Then Saturday evenings is in an a la carte night with some classics, some new dishes & something quite exotic. Taste the difference, choose somewhere that sources lots of local produce, presented in an honest and hearty way.
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Velvet Lobster is now The Little Fish Cafe”
Reviewed 18 July 2014

The Velvet Lobster is no more. It was sold in October 2013 and was revamped by the owners firstly as a pop up winter wonderland bar for the month of December called Through the Wardrobe with a Narnia theme.

It remained closed for refurbishment until it reopened as Little Fish Cafe in April 2014 under this new ownership.

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank chowvino
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44 reviews from our community

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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Winter Wonderland”
Reviewed 15 December 2013 via mobile

I love love love this place! Totally enchanting and wonderful place for winters cocktails with a fairytale feeling. Drinks a little pricey for the size of them but for the feeling of magic and wonder i didn't mind so much, be been back since so that says it all! With the quirkyness of the bath and bottle-another one of my favourite places, the velvet lobster is an absolute winner!! Well done guys!

Helpful?
Thank SWIOM
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Kilkenny, Ireland
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Lunch on a sunny afternoon on North Quay”
Reviewed 15 October 2013 via mobile

a friend and I went here for a light lunch - he chose the quiche and found it very good, I chose the soup and a salad and apart from the bread being white, it was very good. We both enjoyed the coffee and the traybakes (pastries) -

Visited October 2013
Helpful?
Thank aislinn13
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
229 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
“Quayside”
Reviewed 2 October 2013

Cosy little restaurant, great for breakfast - especially the poached eggs on toast. Good coffee and free wifi. Good place to relax with the newspapers at the weekend.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank BettyLinn
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Northamptonshire
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Small snack, you have to be joking....enormous!”
Reviewed 8 September 2013

Called in for a light snack as we had missed breakfast, their cheese on toast is amazing and enormous. Excellent coffee, good service, really enjoyed our visit and is on our list of places to go again.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank missymessy
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