Pleasant surpriseI must admit i was dreading going to a restaurant on canal street - notorious for bad service, but the staff at Velvet were all lovely and made us feel welcome immediately. The food was good. I'm vegetarian and there were a couple of interesting mains and plenty of other "bits" to choose from. I'll definitely go back.19/05/2013 00:00:00Nice setting, great food,Nice setting, great food, and the staff were brilliant!!18/05/2013 00:00:00Sat DinnerWaiters / waiters were v attentive. Not sure if this was because it was early evening.18/05/2013 00:00:00Lovely Saturday Afternoon VenuWe booked Velvet as we love the restaurant and thought it would be an ideal venue for the five of us to eat and drink for a few hours on a Saturday afternoon! Fortunately, it also tied in nicely with their Happy Hour, so each of us only spent about £30 for lunch plus about five drinks (including wine/cockatils!)
Lovely atmosphere and a really relaxed, chilled out afternoon. We love Velvet and will continue to go back when the food is that good!18/05/2013 00:00:00Smooth as VelvetEverything about this lovely restaurant is perfect, I can't believe it has taken me this long to eat there.
Perfection started as soon as we walked through the door, this place has the most wonderful atmosphere, we started with piri piri prawns and bang bang chicken, we couldn't stop nicking each others food!! This carried into the main course of porkloin and fillet steak salad. The staff were warm, friendly and smiley!! If you've never been get it booked.17/05/2013 00:00:00Great ExperienceVelvet was recommended to myself by a college from work. Everything she said was true, Great food, Great atmosphere & reasonable prices. The waiters were really friendly. I had the fillet steak & was really pleased the quality was amazing. Cocktails were great too, Value for money. I Will defiantly be returning as we're lots off other meals on the menu I'd love to try.
Thanks for a great evening Velvet.11/05/2013 00:00:00nice place to have dinnerGood place for having good dinners for good value budget. Whuhhere very attentive. Il you order before 7 very good priced menu's.. there is a special entrance for buggies03/05/2013 00:00:00Another great mealVelvet Restaurant is a great place to meet up with friends. The service is brilliant, the staff are very friendly and appear to be bothered whether you are having a good time and enjoying your food. They are happy to point out where you can save money with their different offers. They are attentive without being annoying. The food matches and exceeds the service. Not often do you go to a restaurant where they cook the steak just how you requested - well they do here. Can't fault any of it.29/04/2013 00:00:00Always Superb!Atmosphere, service, value for money Velvet has it all. The steaks are amazing, as is all the menu. Brilliant efficient friendly staff. Best restaurant in city centre Manchester.20/04/2013 00:00:00Just Love VelvetEvery time we have dined at Velvet, it's a real treat - great food, service, atmosphere and value. We were really impressed with the recent re-furb and would always recommend Velvet.
Thanks again for a fab time!12/04/2013 00:00:00Lovely food, great early birdLovely food, great early bird deals, nice relaxed atmosphere, recommend and will definitely be returning customers.09/04/2013 00:00:00Velvet Restaurant is amazing.Velvet restaurant is amazing, beautiful food. lovely ambiance. lovely staff.03/04/2013 00:00:00pre birthday celebrationdService excellent waiters obliging lamb main course excellent.Would recommended this restaurant to all my friends.Cocktails add to the whole experiance appear to be freshly made from scratch .30/03/2013 00:00:00A Great NightHad a fantastic night on Friday - amazing food, friendly staff and a wonderful evening. I highly reccommend that you visit asap22/03/2013 00:00:00been twice nowloved it both times. Really nice staff, cosy and there always seems to be some kind of deal on. Fab!17/03/2013 00:00:00Great RestaurantHad a superb meal on saturday - excellent menu and good value for money. The basement restaurant has a nice atmosphere, the service is very good. Try the bar above the restaurant which is also very pleasant.16/03/2013 00:00:00FabulousGreat service and atmosphere. Wide selection of food at reasonable prices. Fantastic cocktails. Definately worth a visit.16/03/2013 00:00:00An excellent eveningThe table was waiting for us when we arrived and the waiters were really attentive from start to finish- and they were really friendly and welcoming. The food was hot, arrived quickly and was outstanding-the liver and the key lime pie were beautiful and no one round the table had a negative thing to say.
We were never rushed and tables were booked up but there was no sense of rushing people or overcrowding-nobody seemed to wait for a table either.
Its been decorated since I was last here-really lush and cosy.
Definately worth a visit if you are lucky enough to get a table!
Would go back tomorrow- definitely worth visiting if you are lucky enough to get a table!09/03/2013 00:00:00Fantastic FoodWe have eaten at Velvet several times and everytime has been fantastic. The food you cannot fault. The service was brilliant and the atmosphere is relaxed. We have been in the bar upstairs before our meal the last few times we have been and the bar is definatley worth calling in before going for a meal.02/03/2013 00:00:00Lovely night at VelvetFab food, great service and lovely surroundings. We will definitely go to Velvet again.....soon!23/02/2013 00:00:00What an experienceI knew Velvet was good, but I'd forgotten just how good a place it is. The food was OUTSTANDING. Staff were brilliant. I cannot fault the place.
You started our holiday off in fantastic style, thanks guys look forward to visiting again soon20/02/2013 00:00:00Amaze ballsWent here for Sunday lunch and bubbles - impeccable food and service delivered.17/02/2013 00:00:00Lovely time :))Really enjoyed our meal at Velvet, staff were lovely came up to the bar to find us due to getting there early. Food was delicious... Cocktails were nice as well. You have to visit!!!!
We stayed at the hotel too, it was amazing, clean, lovely staff room service!16/02/2013 00:00:00Always brilliantOur favourite restaurant in city centre Manchester. Steaks are superb every time. Never let's us down. Well done to everyone at Velvet.16/02/2013 00:00:00Well deserved praiseMy husband and I have dined at Velvet twice now and have been delighted with the food and service on both occasions. On our most recent visit (Saturday 16th February) Our meal was outstanding but to be fair that does not describe the steak adequatley. By far the best steak we have had in Manchester EVER ! Thank you Chef and Waiting staff for a perfect start to our evening in Manchester.
Paul and Tony Ashley-McHale16/02/2013 00:00:00FabulousLovely evening had by both of us! Highly recommended :)15/02/2013 00:00:00Top PlaceWe were a group of 8 mainly French People.
Our table was ready on arrival at 8pm on a Saturday night.
Great service, nice food that we all enjoyed.
We really felt welcomed and were looked after all the time.
My French friends were amazed about the whole experience.
This restaurant is simply beautiful and I must say it was the cherry on the cake for our week-end to Manchester.
Pierre09/02/2013 00:00:00OutstandingI have been here many times over the years, and find it to be an excellent place to go to dine, with both friends and for business meetings.29/01/2013 16:00:0026/1/13All seven of us had a fantastic meal and the staff were helpful, friendly and efficient. Relaxing and friendly atmosphere makes for a brilliant time as always.25/01/2013 16:00:00Top restaurantWhenever I visit Manchester I love to eat at velvet. The staff are always so friendly abducted attentive; the food is excellent and there is always a great atmosphere! I always recommend it to my friends. If you're ever in Manchester you have to try velvet!25/01/2013 16:00:00Fantastic FoodWe went for a meal at Velvet on Sat 26th Jan 2013 (four people - two couples) - the atmosphere of the restaurant is fantastic - you would feel relaxed in a group or a romantic meal for two. The food was fantastic we all ordered different and everyone was very impressed. The staff are really nice you can have a laugh with the waiters but they are still very thorough with their job. I would highly recommend Velvet to everyone one of the most relaxed restaurants I have been into in Manchester were you can still get dressed up and have a fantastic meal.25/01/2013 16:00:00Never let me down yet.Been eating and drinking at Velvet for approx 10 years. Never had a bad meal yet. The staff are really friendly and always helpful.
Recommended this restaurant/bar to many of my friends and family who have also had no complaints.
Going to try the hotel very soon!25/01/2013 16:00:00Great value and good foodAnother visit to Velvet and we were not let down. The service was excellent and the food was very nice.25/01/2013 16:00:00A regular dinerGood meal and great steak with a promotional bottle of wine. Always enjoyable and with the January offer outstanding value.24/01/2013 16:00:00Perfect in everywayWe arrived a bit earlier than we had booked but that was no problem . The waiter told us being a bit earlier we could take advantage of their special offers before 7.00 pm . My Partner had the Piri Piri Prawns to start she still talking about them how nice they where and then she had the Rib eye steak which was done beautifully to her liking .I had the Tomato & Garlic pizza to start and Rump steak for my main which again done perfectly. Overall we had a special meal at a great place good service and will definitely be returning .24/01/2013 16:00:00What a cool place to eatLove the relaxed decor in Velvet. An edgy restaurant with food to match. Will definitely go again- many times !!23/01/2013 16:00:00BrilliantBeen to Velvet many many times. Always fantastic food and service. One of our favourite restaurants in the city centre.18/01/2013 16:00:00Great food at good pricesHad a really good meal at velvet , the service was amazing and defo will be going back05/01/2013 16:00:00Great 50% off deal with great food!I really enjoyed my visit to Velvet. We went as we had a 50% off deal sent to us in the post - but it is always a favourite restaurant for us.
The food was lovely, and the staff were friendly (as usual!)04/01/2013 16:00:00Had a fantastic meal at Velvet,Had a fantastic meal at Velvet, the food was really good and the service was impeccable, really friendly helpful staff. Will be going again...04/01/2013 16:00:00Everything about this placeEverything about this place was amazing, great service, great food, great value04/01/2013 16:00:00ExcellentFirst time at the restaurant, Myself and my partner went at 7pm new years eve, great service, great food, great place. Definatly recommend the seabass. My other half had the fillet steak and was the best he had ever had.30/12/2012 16:00:00great nightnothing to complain about,(apart from the wine)which was on offer.Service ,food,price (early evening two course meal)was excellent and as a result an enjoyable experience was had.Steak cooked too perfection and chips to die for.Thanks17/12/2012 16:00:00VelvetEverything about Velvet was just perfect and would recommend to friends and family. Faultless and a wonderful dining experience.28/09/2012 16:00:00Lively, friendly and atmosphericLively, friendly and atmospheric restaurant on Canal Street. Early Bird offer of 2 courses for £12.95 between 4-7pm was excellent value and there was also a happy hour for wine, so we had a bottle of very good house wine for £7. Menu interesting with planty of choice, including vegetarian options. Great place for a group of friends or as a couple and eating early certainly still felt as bustling as eating later in the evening would ahve done.28/04/2012 00:00:00