Honey at Hotel Gotham

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213 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Modern European
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Good for Anniversaries
A brand new luxury hotel set in one of the Manchester's grandest listed buildings, boasting 60 bedrooms, a restaurant, and a rooftop members' bar and club.

At Honey, we work with local North West producers to source the best produce and ingredients.

Before ordering, please speak to our staff if you have a food allergy or intolerance. A full allergen free menu is available on request.
What 213 People Are Saying
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OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

31st December

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SB
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Having had afternoon tea at Honey previously we were looking forward to a Christmas treat, but we were very disappointed. The afternoon tea wasn’t the best we have had and the service left something to be desired as staffing levels appeared to be insufficient.

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F
London
5 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Lovely evening, venison was superb. Only downsides were slow service and food took a long time to come out. Also they ran out of scallops.
The rooftop bar is well worth a visit as the cocktails are delicious.

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SO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

50th Birthday Celebrations

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D
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. My guest had some strict dietary requirements and they dealt them impeccably.

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C
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Very nice place, food good but tiny amounts and very overpriced.

Considering it's been empty both times I've been I would suggest weekday reduced prices/ menu.

Left hungry.

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OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent evening, food and service exceptional.

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TT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was very good , cocktails were good and service was very good

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MT
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Somewhere different and enjoyable to go toad lunch time.

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OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Don’t book to eat here !!!

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KS
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

A very good experience. I personally would prefer the option of having a Gentelmans Tea.

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C
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Visited Honey at Gotham a number of times. Wonderful food, great service fabulous views. Would I go again ? YES PLEASE ANYTIME.

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RC
London
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there for afternoon tea as a present. Booking on line was very easy ad quickly confirmed and reminded. Staff were lovely and the service was great. The food and choice of teas was excellent and we had a great time. We did have a look at the bar, but unfortunately didn't have time for a drink, but maybe next time!

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N
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Kevin was an amazing hostess and looked after us all well. Great ambiance aswell.

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OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Celebration for a birthday.

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HL
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Been here before for afternoon tea and loved it! Came this time for dinner with friends. Staff and surroundings were superb. The variety of food and a fairly limited menu let it down a bit. Didn’t leave thinking ‘wow’ about the meal. However, the staff were second to none.

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s
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic afternoon tea. Geat venue and ambience. The food was delicious and they catered to all our needs. We also visited the bar for some great cocktails and to take in the view from the balcony.

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K
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had afternoon tea at Gotham on Saturday for my friends 40th birthday and we had a wonderful time! The staff are all lovely and really made the occasion special! We will definitely be returning
Thank you!!

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AN
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Restaurant took my booking waited a full week then rang to cancel with nothing more than a ‘sorry’. It sounded to me that they had taken a large booking for Christmas and jettisoned the less important - my wife ! leaving me less than a week to find a table for my wife’s birthday - the weekend two weeks before Christmas. Not impressed at all from what I used to perceive as a quality establishment.

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GS
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 3

After a good meal and two bottles of expensive wine, the two of us, (local business persons) wanted to spend another couple of hundred in "Brass", the upstairs, private club. Adverts for Honey had suggested this would be possible. On the night we were told we could not use the bar/club as "there was only one person up there". This was a reference to the staff level, not the number of customers. I would have thought that two men being willing to double our spending would have been a good enough reason to send another member of staff into Brass, at the expense of the overly staffed restaurant, particularly as I was personally considering applying to join the club which has a £100 application fee and £750 pa membership fee. Poor customer relations, Gotham. Judging from the level of customers, you can't really afford to turn away custom.

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MT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent surroundings loved the theme. Need to book accommodation to get the full experience.. Will happen soon .

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C
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

There were seven of us celebrating a special birthday. The food was wonderful. The service, at first, felt a little over formal, however whilst the standard of service was very high so was the friendliness, knowledge of the menu and wines and above all the professionalism.
I have no criticism at all.
An outstanding restaurant.

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CD
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Visited for afternoon tea for a friends birthday, terrible service waited 30 mins for a drink. Cutlery was missing, we was given dirty tea strainers and received poor service overall. The food was not great either, no choice of scones, half a macaroon was missing, custard was missing from one trifle and the bread tasted stale! On complaining the waiter just didn’t understand our concerns and requested we complain via email. Big let down, I would not recommend this restaurant!!

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C
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Was looking for a nice restaurant for a date and the Gotham Hotel came to mind as I had always wanted to enter. The restaurant itself was really nice, nice ambience although it was very quiet. First odd moment was that we were given the food menu immediately. We had to wait to get attention of waiter in order to get the drinks menu. (My partners cocktail was unremarkable but fine) We found the food rather bland (lamb and sole options) and we then decided not to bother with dessert. Bill came to£80 odd pound for a main course and a drink. Impressive setting but I can't see myself going back for that food at that price.

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KD
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely stunning restaurant, with breathtaking views. Very private, so perfect for a romantic meal! The food was beautifully presented, one of the finest meals we’ve ever had (we had 3 courses from the pre-theatre menu). Our waiter was fantastic, so friendly and welcoming and he made us feel so comfortable. Thank you!

Would definitely return and recommend.

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L
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

Sadly disappointed
They couldn’t find our booking. Had to go and get my phone to prove it. No real apology. Then the wrong menus. Then flat champagne. We were lucky- the table after us they ran out of green veg. Then took 20 mins for manager to remove service charge.
Steak was great though.

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BA
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

The food was very basic and there wasn’t much. I’ve had a number of “afternoon teas” in various places and sadly this was the worst. There were no spoons in the jam or cream to put on the scones. We had to ask for spoons to eat the peach Melba and were given desert spoons which were to big to get into the pot! We were told it was unlimited tea and coffee and asked did we want water. That water cost £4.95 when there were jugs of water available for free!
On a positive note the surroundings were beautiful

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R
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

It was a huge disappointment. I had booked the afternoon tea for my mum's Birthday which we had been looking forward to after hearing good reviews from friends and family.
When we arrived we waited for over 5 minutes before being greeted and seated, something I would usually have over-looked and forgotten about if the rest of the experience was good. Once we were seated on an unset table in the corner we ordered our afternoon tea and drinks - an English tea, Latte and hot chocolate. Our food arrived before the drinks (around 20 mins after ordering) and the drinks arrived cold, as if they had been sat around for a while. The waiter said he would be back with teaspoons but he didn't re-appear so I had to get sugar for myself and go to the counter to ask for milk. The food was bland and uninspiring, but again something I'd usually have overlooked if the service and drinks had been good. We ordered a second lot of drinks which took a further 20 mins to arrive, and by which point we were ready to leave. Our original waiter never appeared again and it was a separate waiter who took our bill. When I asked for the 10% service charge to be removed he did apologies but we still paid out £75 for cold drinks and bland sandwiches. We wrote an email to Gotham the day of, (4 days ago now) to express our disappointment but have yet to receive a response.
For a hotel/restaurant that calls itself 'luxurious' and offers a premium service I was incredibly disappointed. The food was boring, the decor was cheesy and the service was terrible - definitely won't be returning on recommending to anyone else.

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SH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is such a special place. I can't recommend it highly enough. Food was delicious and gluten free requests were effortlessly catered for. The setting is beautiful and the views across the city are wonderful. The service we experienced was the best I've had in Manchester. Thankyou Hotel Gotham x

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DB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent enjoyed the occasion very memorable would have no problem recommending.

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JC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pleasant surrounds, friendly service and good food. My wife’s 40th birthday celebration was a happy and pleasant occasion because of these things. Thank you 😊

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KW
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant was great, staff couldn't have been more helpful and the food was fantastic. Would most definitely return.

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RO
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I had duck it was over cooked after waiter explaining that it would be served pink. When it came back it was still over cooked, hard and chewy. Even the turnips were raw the second time around. The decor is tired. Some of the waiting staff are not up to speed with the menus.
Overall rubbish experience won’t be revisiting

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MT
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Hotel Gotham for afternoon tea. The service was excellent and the staff were friendly and attentive. We will definitely be going back.

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JM
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely afternoon tea for my boyfriend's birthday last week. We were seated immediately at a gorgeous window overlooking Manchester and the host took my coat. Delicious sandwiches that worked well together and they were refillable! Also couldn't manage all the beautiful cakes so the waiter had these boxed for me! Scrumptuous food and an overall fantastic experience. We will be back in the future! :)

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S
Manchester
15 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

I went here with a friend to celebrate both our birthdays. The food was good, not a lot of choice though. The service was mediocre. Quite an expensive place.

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d
London
22 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Perfect table with super view in the restaurant, delicious food and wine with impeccable service . Definitely a venue for a special treat.

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T
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 1

Food was very nice but the restaurant itself was lacking in atmosphere and when we asked to access to rooftop bar after dinner we were told to wait to see if there was space as it may have had to be kept for their important hotel guests. All just a bit snooty.

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JM
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Lovely table until a hen do came in and noise went to 0-100 in seconds luckily we were just finishing food was lovely although we wood of preferred more savoury than all the desserts staff were attentive and we would go back again

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TA
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed fantastic quality of services, foods and drinks!
Sommelier is so reliable.

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