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Honey at Hotel Gotham

4.4
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347 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Modern European
Honey is as sweet as it sounds so we’ve created a restaurant with atmosphere, a menu with a bit of bite and a name to gets you thinking of sweet thoughts.

Here at Honey we pride ourselves on offering a modern and comfortable experience in a unique and luxurious environment, Manchester's iconic Edwin Lutyens designed building houses our 6th floor restaurant boosting skyline views of the city with a nod to the buildings banking past with a twist of art-deco theming throughout.

Awarded 2 AA Rosettes our menu offers tasty dishes, the finest wines and handcrafted cocktails that are set to welcome you like no other - using the best regional and seasonal produce matched with exquisite service which is formal but with a friendly Manchester twang.

Afternoon tea with loved ones, dinner to impress for that special occasion or a treat, lunch as a break from the shops or with colleagues for a business luncheon. Honey provides a setting for all.

Welcome to Honey.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 347 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.5
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4.3
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DarrenC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely visit today for my partners birthday staff were really friendly and welcoming 👏👏

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SusanS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic time everything was superb. Our waitress was lovely. Would highly recommend.

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HelenP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, very tasty and well prepared, yes it is expensive but you have to treat yourself sometimes

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AngelS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. We had afternoon tea with Prosecco, gorgeous food and a stunning environment to suit. Some hot drinks, like the got chocolate, came with a G printed on the foam in Chocolate powder, those little finishing touches made it 5*. We went to club brass afterwards, which again was stunning to have cocktails on the rooftop bar in the sun. We were even given a complimentary cocktail to share by the waiter. Will definitely be going back, we loved it. Made my birthday very special.

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Georgia
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall1food4service2ambience3

Booked a table for drinks and bar snacks, really excited, received a call earlier in the day to confirm the table was for drinks and bar menu only, as we knew we didnt want a full heavy meal. However, when we arrived we were told we could not just book for drinks and the bar menu, as we were not residents, however we could buy a day pass. The gentleman also informed us we could pick off the bar menu downstairs in the restaurant, so we could come back up for drinks then with no issues. We went down to the restaurant to be told we could not eat as tables were fully booked. At this point we were fed up of being beige different things. We wanted to experience the hotel and I wasnt happy none of this had been explained to me initially earlier in the day when the lady called me to confirm my table. Thankfully, the manager in the bar offered to accommodate us, but by that point we felt like we were imposing as we were told they must prioritise paying guests and members. We were happy with the atmosphere and drinks, but as I said we felt uncomfortable as we had been upstairs and downstairs, and the communication just didnt feel the best between the teams. Nice drinks and decor, I just wish the lady who called me to confirm my table had informed me there were restrictions on who could come in, as this would have saved a lot of hassle. We had planned our night around this hotel aa it was a surprise for my other half, but we ended up having to find somewhere else to eat, which was never my plan.

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JonnyH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and great tasting menu, I would like to go back and stay over too.

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DaveC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Outstanding from walking through the front door of the hotel, to being greeted at the restaurant entrance, the service, the quality of the food and the quality of the cocktails upstairs in the bar.

It’s a beautiful place to be, the food is amazing and the waiting on staff (Andre) and bar staff upstairs manage to be attentive and knowledgeable while also being personable too.

Not a cheap option but for the whole experience, I would fully recommend

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Dusty
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely experience, nice friendly staff, beautiful food and fantastic ambiance, we will definitely come again!

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AKR23
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The afternoon tea was OK but nothing more I’m afraid. The ambience was ok - quiet because of Covid I guess but still the rooms decor and general vibe was flat. A bit of a let down I’m afraid.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been here numerous times for afternoon tea and dinner. Staff always professional and friendly. Food never disappoints. Highly recommended.

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Hollieb
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb afternoon tea for 2. Would recommend coming to Gotham.

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LisaP
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Booked in the day as part of the eat out scheme. The food was excellent, the service was very attentive and friendly, but get rid of the naff manakins dresses in 20’s clothes. Other than that I would definitely recommend the restaurant and great views from the windows as well.

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Andrew
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience2

Great value for money with the dine out to help out offer. Bit of confusion as the systems had gone down and card details had to be left. Would have been nicer if the trust we had to offer by writing down our bank card details and security number was reciprocated and maybe a payment could have been taken over the phone.

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DeborahB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service staff lovely decor amazing worth everyone penny

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OpenTable Diner
Italy
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was very good although slightly overpriced for what it was . Service was pretty good and the server was very polite . If I had 1 small issue it would be when the charge fine dining price you would expect the little things to be correct. The wife ordered a glass of port with her cheese course and it was served in a champagne glass , because the correct ones were somewhere else. Although this was rectified I would have expected a bit more than this. Overall the visit was pretty enjoyable

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely location, staff were fabulous especially the gent that had started that day.

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BarbaraD
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambience excellent friendly Sevice great afternoon tea

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collins
Manchester
10 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

🌟【Afternoon Tea🍰】Honey at Hotel Gotham🌟


👍 Top quality service
👍 Yummy macaroon

Honey restaurant is a 2 AA Rosettes award modern and sophisticated environment in the centre of Manchester City, on the 6th floor of the iconic Edwin Lutyens’ building.

I was sceptical after reading some bad reviews online for the service , however it was actually the opposite. Five star service shall be given to all the staff that I met, especially the welcoming staff at the door.

The afternoon tea itself was good, I would give it 7/10. Highlight was the raspberry macaroon which tasted even better than the well known french tearoom. It was fresh, soft and full of flavour. There were plenty of choices for tea and coffee; I had the rose tea and it was very nice. The scones were a bit dry but apart from that everything was tasty.

The ambience was really nice with an Art Deco style. You can overlook the city centre and there were plenty of window seats. Staff were professional and friendly.


📎Pre book recommended
📎Card payment only

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ChrisM
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food amazing, cocktails sublime and staff brilliant

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TracyT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Service from our waiter was outstanding but the overall service of the full experience wasn’t the best

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere and wonderful friendly staff. Food was perfect, can't wait to go again

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MarkF
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We really enjoyed the ambiance and the food. Very friendly place and great atmosphere. Service was a bit haphazard at times but we really felt for staff having to cope with distancing, masks and new ways of working. Would definitely go again - loved the building.

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Smiler
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place to eat for any occasion, service food and drinks all outstanding . Definitely worth it will be visiting again

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JJmm
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Read reviews beforehand, but still booked in and was optimistic. It’s a shame because the food was brilliant but the service was as bad as people had said. My steak arrived with just a salad and they forgot the peppercorn sauce. My wife had to order her drink twice because they forgot both times and easily 45mins wait time for each course.

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Lindal
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely afternoon tea here when they opened up the doors on the 17th July. The staff were lovely,polite and welcoming. The afternoon tea was tasty and filling. Much nicer than I have had anywhere else. After the afternoon tea we went up to the bar and enjoyed a glass of wine on the door terrace. The bar staff were also very friendly and attentive. I would definitely recommend this place. Delightful.

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carolinem
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Was expecting better, food was average, service was pretty slow saying was just afternoon tea waited 20 minutes to get served drink, then arrived and glass full of lipstick not what expect of high end restaurant

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judithr
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food amazing, staff very attentive. A delightful experience

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LynneD
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Enjoyed the afternoon tea but disappointed with the level on service. Had to ask three times what a Gotham afternoon tea was ! In the end just chose not really knowing

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DorothyR
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience2

The venue was cool and interesting but once inside the tearooms we were left for fifteen minutes when finally we were spoken to nothing at all about the menu was explained not what drinks were included l thought prosecco was included the name implies this but no explanation of anything !! Not told anything about the teas or how many we could try etc Food was nice but no atmosphere !!!

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vipMJC216
Miami
80 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The setting is wonderful and the food was excellent, but the menu is fairly limited. Very elegant and classy establishment. Wonderful piano player. The menu is expensive, even for an upscale restaurant.

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Hyunjeong
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was only one hot menu in the tasting menu. It would be nicer if there is only 1 dessert and another hot menu.
But other than this I really enjoyed my time at honey.
Thanks for the great time.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was 5*

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LyndseyW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely amazing experience. Food ambience and attention to detail was outstanding. My daughter was overwhelmed with the whole experience for her 18th birthday. Amazing food and great service. We will return

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LiamS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my new wife went on a Monday night and was very quiet which would be expected. The service was very good. Very friendly and happy to meet our needs. The food was fantastic, we hadn't had food like that for quite some time. Definitely would have no issues going back but maybe over a weekend when it would be busier and maybe a bit more of a atmosphere.

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RobH
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food, thanks for making the night special for my wife and her Twin sisters birthday

Honey at Hotel Gotham
Responded on 22 January 2020

Dear Rob, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a beautiful review. You are our real star. Most people don’t take the time to leave reviews about positive experiences, and that’s what makes you the star. Thank you for giving us this proverbial pat on the back. You made our day!

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very lovely looking restaurant and attentive staff and the food was fresh and nicely presented. The only problem was that the portion sizes were really small for the price of the food. For example a scallop starter cost £15 and you only got 2 scallops. Monk fish main course was on a bed of chick peas with only a few slices of monk fish for £24. House red wine was £30 and then there was a hike up to £45 for the next price range. It would be nice to have more choice around the £30 mark. It was worth a try but there are other restaurants in the vicinity that I would consider to be much better value for money.

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LynnB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Had afternoon tea at the Gotham last year it was superb but this time very disappointing

Honey at Hotel Gotham
Responded on 22 January 2020

Dear Lynn, We want to sincerely apologise for your negative experience in our restaurant. However, we would like to learn more about your situation and what exactly happened. We want to make things rights. Please, give us a call on 0161 413 8680. You can also email us at honey@hotelgotham.co.uk and we will back to you promptly. We look forward to hearing from you.

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TanyaH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My husband and I came for afternoon tea for our anniversary and the stand out part was the service from Antonio! He’s amazing and a credit to Gotham

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Sea bass was priced at £24 on the menu but was a very small portion, only two pieces, should probably have been three. Compared with the steak which was a really a good sized portion.

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DeniseB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The 2 gentleman on the front door were very pleasant and made us feel welcome. When we went up in the lift we were met by a pleasant male who was able to accommodate an extra person for us. From there it went a bit down hill. The staff were nice and pleasant and were ordered afternoon tea. When it came it looked very nice. Unfortunately the bread on the sandwiches tasty a bit stale, the sausage roll was lovely and the cakes nice. There was only one other couple in and the staff only asked one of our party if they wanted another drink and then disappeared for quite a while so they rest of us did not get chance to have any more to drink. It was a shame, if the bread was fresh and staff a bit more attentive it would have been nice

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Honey at Hotel Gotham is rated 4.4 stars by 347 OpenTable diners.

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