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Village Brasserie, Manchester,

Village Brasserie

4.0
4
270 Reviews
£26 to £40
Fusion / Eclectic

Located on Canal Street in one of Manchester’s most vibrant areas, the Village, underneath the iconic Velvet Hotel & Bar.

Village Brasserie has served guests in the Village for over two decades with Thomas Parkin at the helm for over twenty-three years.

We operate in-line with Government's guidelines to ensure the safety of our staff and customers.

**Please note bookings made online are for dinning - bar/terrace tables are operated each day on a walk in basis only**

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Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Fusion / Eclectic, English, British

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    0161 236 9003 x2

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Tom Parkin

  • Private party facilities

    We can host private events up to 250 people

  • Private party contact

    Stephen Donnelly : 0161 236 9003 x2

  • Neighborhood

    Manchester

  • Parking details

    Street parking to rear, NCP Chorlton street, guests receive 50%

  • Public transit

    <br>Piccadilly Train station<br><br />Piccadilly Bus station<br><br />Piccadilly Tram

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 270 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Late Night Find

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Great for Lunch

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Sunday Lunch

  • Manchester

    Late Night Find

  • Manchester

    Great for Lunch

  • Manchester

    Sunday Lunch

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  1. SD

    SamanthaD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    We’ve been here before & the service was excellent so it was disappointing when it wasn’t as great on our most recent visit. We were asked to go to the bar as the table we booked wasn’t ready due to it being busy (there were two tables in & the rest empty). It almost seemed an inconvenience. We went to see if it was ready 15 minutes later and it still wasn’t/it appeared they’d forgotten. When we were seated it seemed an issue that I hadn’t already emailed my PIN number for the voucher but I’d directly emailed the restaurant and they advised to book a table as normal and provide the voucher on arrival. They also forgot to provide the wine so we had to ask for this after the main meal was served. Having said this, it was a lovely meal and great value. We noticed that they’d added extra items on since we last went with the same voucher which was nice & provided a variety of options to choose from!

  2. o

    olliej

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was really really nice, as I am a picky eater I loved ever last bit of the food. It came out really fast and the service was phenomenal thank you so much

  3. S

    Scottn

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    A good evening for my birthday. Felt the waitress could have been a bit more energetic. Was slightly annoyed that I emailed ahead of the visit to check that my 7 year old niece was ok to dine, this was fine. However, there are no kids menus available. This should have been stated I feel. Found it difficult to choose what she could eat and ended up with 2 sides which is disappointing. If you accept children then have a children's menu. Despite it being quiet I do feel the atmosphere could have been a bit more lively. Food was good, but for the prices of things and it being a brasserie, could have had some unique twists to meals and food meet the pricing!

  4. DS

    DavidS

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4

    Excellent food, service slow and inconsistent in terms of clearing and bringing drinks orders.

  5. d

    doriangrey

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Chose Velvet - Village Brasserie because it was always a favourite, and wasn't disappointed. The food was fab-- the sourdough, the scallops, a sirloin steak -- all delicious-- and triple-cooked chips that were the best I've had in a long time. And it stayed quiet until 30 minutes before closing time, so we could talk and hear each other!

  6. TR

    ThomasR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience1

    Very nice food and drink but cold in the building and also the staff are not helpful I had the shout to get there attention for service I wasn’t happy at all I wote be eating here agin

  7. LC

    LizzyC

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great location on Canal Street. Clean venue, welcoming staff….good sense of humour. Food was excellent….lots of choice and really nice quality. Not too posh or stuffy….just nice, relaxed and comfortable.

  8. CH

    ChristopherH

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous as usual. The food was excellent. The staff were attentive, fun and provided a high standard of service. Great atmosphere and superb music playlist! Thank you again!

  9. MB

    MarkB

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Amazing value, great food and service. What more could you ask for ?

  10. JJ

    JohnJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    The manager gave superb service, although he had to correct some mistakes either the waitress or the kitchen had made. Forgetting fries and onion rings. Our drinks order was wrong and we got a free round of drinks, we hadn’t noticed it was wrong as it was an alcohol free cocktail the mistake was with. The starters were simply delicious, scallops, butternut squash soup and scotch egg. The mains were a bit of a let down, chicken was good. However, lamb chop was over done, quite charred/black in places (I should of really sent it back, but didn’t want to make more fuss with the fries etc mix up). The person eating the beef cheek wasn’t awfully impressed. Ambience and staff in general were great. I’ve never had issues before here though, so still will be returning and look forward to the same high standard as I have previously experienced.

  11. CB

    ChrisB

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food.. Good service.. Just need the new menu for this now. Always a first choice

  12. TC

    TerenceC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    A very pleasant restaurant with excellent service and very good food and wine.

  13. GL

    GordonL

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waiter was amazing, extremely friendly and attentive

  14. DH

    DanielH

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience3

    Overall very disappointing- we had to send our appetizer back twice and still wasn't cooked properly and served us frozen bread. The waitstaff was extremely helpful due to the poor food service but overall the kitchen was a complete mess.

    Village BrasserieResponded on March 22, 2022

    Than you for your review I'm sorry we did not uphold our usual high standards. I am delighted our service team were able to assist. Your comments are being shared directly with our head chef for swift actions in the kitchen. Best Regards Velvet Brasserie

  15. KH

    KarenH

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great for a pop in lunch as lunch menu very cheap and food was great loved it will definitely go again and the guy who served us was wonderful, so friendly and welcoming

    Village BrasserieResponded on March 22, 2022

    Dear Karen H Thank you for your fantastic review, we look forward to seeing you again soon.

  16. SS

    SophieS

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely staff, friendly, attentive. Good food, relaxed atmosphere. Highly recommended.

    Village BrasserieResponded on March 22, 2022

    Dear Sophie S Thank you for your review, its great that you had a wonderful evening with us. We hope to see you again soon.

  17. M

    Matt

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Booked at the last minute for a Sunday roast. I was delighted with the quality of the food presented the friendliness of the staff and the pleasant atmosphere.

  18. SH

    SarahH

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went for Sunday Lunch to The Village Brasserie and it was amazing. The roast beef Sunday Lunch was just perfect, the staff are lovely and the restaurant is very nice. Excellent value for money we had the deal for 2 Courses for 2 people and a bottle of wine.

    Village BrasserieResponded on March 22, 2022

    Dear Sarah H Thank you for your wonderful review, We will look forward to seeing you in the not to distant future.

  19. NB

    NicolaB

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    My third visit to this restaurant. The food was incredible! It was tasty, hot and good portions. I tiny little bit on the pricey side, but the venue is a bit fancy so to be expected. The girl that welcomed us into the restaurant and took our orders was lovely, very polite and helpful. Would definitely book again.

  20. DK

    DaveK

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Lovely Sunday lunch. Food was excellent, especially the Sticky Toffee pudding! Was quiet when we arrived (mid day), but it soon got busier. We were given this as a Virgin voucher for Christmas. Not sure I would pay the prices if I was out and about in Manchester but it was nice as a treat.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food great service and great night. We went Friday and Saturday and lived both nights

  22. MP

    MarcP

    London

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Not great. Door very plain. Staff not very attentive. Al in all disappointing.

  23. s

    shall

    Jersey

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Was a really lovely place, food was great and everyone was friendly would recommend

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, best burgers around!

  25. JD

    JoolesD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We always love coming to village brasserie, the food is lovely and the atmosphere is very chilled. We always have the best time

  26. H

    Heathcliff112

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2

    The food was pretty average which wasn’t the biggest problem. The service was really poor. Can’t say I’d recommend.

  27. A

    Adam

    Manchester

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Booked the venue for a few of us to have dinner, before going on for some drinks. In the pass the venue has been amazing and 5 stars for everything. However on this occasion things just ok. Venue has had a refit and looks amazing and I can understand why the food and drinks a little pricey. We did question why a curry only had 4-5 bits of chicken in for around £20 tho. Waiting staff were also a bit hit or miss, some amazing staff which were good and attentive and some which seemed less attentive and a little slow/manic. I know hospitality staff are under a lot of pressure at the moment, which is why I still rated it 3/5.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience1

    Probably one of the worst dining experiences we've had in the city. The lady who welcomed us never once smiled, her entire demeanour was not of someone who should be at the front of house. We could not read the menus, as the print was terrible, we were ignored by her when we said it was unreadable. The younger girls who came in later to serve had a happier attitude and also brought a menu that was much clearer but the print was still tiny, maybe to hide the prices! the ambience was quite boring, it felt we were attending a wake. Luckily the food was enjoyed by all of us but for the place and ambience the prices are way too high, I paid £33 for a 6oz steak, the dish was very sparse and in reality was probably worth about £18 - £24, certainly not the price I paid for such a dull place to dine. It's very rare I say I'd never go back, but this place earned that accolade tonight. There was also a 10% surcharge that was not removable which is great if you have service that is worth the 10%, but we did not! I was treating my staff to this dinner and feel totally ripped off in value vs costs. Our partners also asked for 2 cocktails which were on the menu 2 for £14, we were told that offer ended at 7pm but there was no mention of that on the menu, again her attitude was quite rude. We'd only been sat at the table 10 minutes and I was already thinking we should go elsewhere. I wish we had!

  29. SW

    SimonW

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely place, food really nice, would definitely recommend

  30. SM

    SteM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience2

    What has happened to a once great restaurant. Over priced Brewers Fayre grub. Nothing wrong with cheap pub style food, when you are paying cheap pub style food prices. Service ok, not great, no check backs, dirty plates left for ages etc but staff polite enough. Truly dreadful wine menu, tasted like nasty £3.00 box wine. Last visit until it changes.

  31. R

    Rachel

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really lovely restaurant we went for our 2nd anniversary meal. Very clean and comfortable. The staff were all brilliant, food was amazing and very good value. Couldn’t fault the night. Only downside is it’s quite small so tables are fairly close together but that can’t really be helped. Will definitely be returning!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent meal out on New Years Eve

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience2

    The Sunday Roast price isn’t bad for what it is. The food was alright, but not great. The venue lacked atmosphere and our server was not helpful/present.

  34. K

    Kay1

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful in every way! Would absolutely recommend!

    Village BrasserieResponded on December 12, 2021

    Dear Kay1, Thank you for taking the time to review Village Brasserie by Velvet. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards, Village Brasserie Team

  35. W

    Winter

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Although we enjoyed ourselves as we were happy together , the restaurant seemed to be very low level functioning and not all the menu was available and there was no bar staff so our server did everything herself. As there was no bar staff we were not able to have a cocktail. However the food was well prepared and tasty.

  36. AF

    AngelaF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    The restaurant, apart from us, was empty, but that didn't matter as we could be as noisy as we liked! We were not offered a wine list, which was a surprise, and there was no dessert menu. We only had two to choose from. I complained about the Eton Mess because it was not as it should be. However, the two portions were deducted from the bill which was appreciated.

    Village BrasserieResponded on December 12, 2021

    Dear AngelaF , Thank you for taking the time to review Village Brasserie by Velvet. We're please that you enjoyed your overall visit and that we were able to rectifiy any issues you may have had on the night. We would absoluly love to see you again soon, and show you how the Village Brasserie serves it's guests. Regards,  Village Brasserie Team

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, wine and atmosphere. Love it here

  38. IM

    IanM

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food, great service and nice atmosphere 👍🏻

    Village BrasserieResponded on December 12, 2021

    Dear IanM , Thank you for taking the time to review Village Brasserie by Velvet. We're so thrilled that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back soon.  Regards,  Village Brasserie Team

  39. C

    Colm

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and great food in a great location. Staff very friendly and I can recommend the steaks, the scotch eggs and the Eton Mess.

  40. EB

    ElaineB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Could not fault the food or service a very enjoyable experience

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Village Brasserie is rated 4 stars by 270 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Village Brasserie

2 Canal Street Manchester, M1 3HE

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Manchester

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Fusion / Eclectic, English, British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street parking to rear, NCP Chorlton street, guests receive 50%

  • Public transit

    Piccadilly Train stationPiccadilly Bus stationPiccadilly Tram

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tom Parkin

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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