Honey at Hotel Gotham

3.9
179 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Modern European
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Romance
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Modern European
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Hours of Operation
Open for:
Breakfast - Monday to Friday 7am - 10am, Saturday and Sunday 8am - 11am
Lunch - Monday to Sunday 12 noon - 2.30pm
Afternoon Tea - Monday to Sunday 3pm - 6pm
Pre-Theatre Tea - Monday to Sunday 5pm - 7pm
Dinner - Monday to Sunday 7pm -10pm
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Phone number
0161 413 0000
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Matthew Taylor
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Parking Details
Valet Parking available for a minimum of 4 hours
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Public Transit
Bus stop: King Street/Brown Street
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Entertainment
Resident pianist in selective evenings
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Special Events & Promotions
events@hotelgotham.co.uk
Additional
Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 179 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined on 10 August 2018

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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4.0Dined on 8 August 2018

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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4.0Dined on 4 August 2018

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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2.0Dined on 28 July 2018

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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4.0Dined on 28 July 2018

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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5.0Dined on 25 July 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 23 July 2018

The decor is quaint and fun and if you are lucky to have a seat by a window the view is amazing. I do think the tables for two are too small and are a little to close together. The service is outstanding, staff friendly and professional and the food is delicious.

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5.0Dined on 14 July 2018

Very nice afternoon tea, sandwiches freshly made and lovely scones. Very clean and quirky.

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3.0Dined on 12 July 2018

Food rather good and creative. Potatoes were virtually raw which was a bit of a surprise. Main courses very tasty. Cocktail arrived half way through the meal so could do with better coordination. Friendly staff.
Nice view from the 6th floor.
Rather pricey overall but good meal.

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4.0Dined on 10 July 2018

Truly enjoyable champagne afternoon tea to celebrate a special birthday. The staff were friendly, helpful and service with a smile ! This restaurant on the sixth floor had a very Art Deco feel and good views of the city centre. Will definitely visit again.

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2.0Dined on 9 July 2018

A restaurant with unique character but congested.
It was poorly maintained. A light was flashing intermittently which was rather annoying.
Food was well presented but you might not get what you ordered. Sea trout main dish was meant to serve with oyster (as stated on the menu). The oyster was swapped to mussels. I was not informed about the change.
Shocking service. I ordered a mocktail and a cocktail. I had to remind the waiter twice. It took forever to get served only with the cocktail. The mocktail never come. When i asked the waiter the first time, he gave me a silly smile which i found rather rude.
As a hotel restaurant, this is clearly substandard.

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3.0Dined on 9 July 2018

Overall the dining experience was very good, but there were a few small points that prevent me from giving a 5 star review. We booked with an Itison voucher which included two courses and a Martini each but unfortunately there was no body available to make the cocktails. This wasn't a problem for us in particular and we were offered the opportunity to return later however we were on are way to the theatre so this was not possible. So, it may have been better to offer us an alternative standard drink from the bar.
The food tasted delicious but wasn't very warm .....so again I could only give three stars.
All the staff at the hotel and restaurant were very welcoming and pleasant, and we did enjoy the meal overall and we would happily return.

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3.0Dined on 8 July 2018

We had afternoon tea at Gotham. We were very disappointed in the quality of the food.
This has been addressed by the hotel without fuss or embarrassment.
Staff are credit to the hotel.

The afternoon tea just lacks 'quality
The sandwiches were dry and edges of the bread very dry. Scones were rock hard more like a biscuit than a scone. Cakes were 'average' but appeared a little dry and tired looking. The custard tart was dry. The custard had thick skin looking as though it had been sitting in a hot kitchen. Not very appetising. There were little things they just don't get right.
No spoons for jam and cream so you have to use your tea spoon from cup and saucer. No tongs for the sugar lumps! How many grubby fingers have touched the lumps.

We have taken afternoon teas in many hotels. If you are ever in Chester go and visit The Grosvenor Hotel and see how Afternoon Tea should be served.

The hotel have addressed this issue without fuss or embarrassment. Staff are a credit.

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3.0Dined on 28 June 2018

Not a bad experience as such but nothing special. Lovely mushroom soup starter but the rest of the food was very average. The fish was nice but everything else on my plate tasted of absolutely nothing which in itself is an achievement.

Service was very average too. Had to ask a waiter if we could have a drink after we'd already ordered food. Everything was rushed and not that friendly. It wouldn't bother me if it was somewhere like croma but for the money and location you expect a bit more than is offered here.

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4.0Dined on 23 June 2018

Fabulous food, fabulous atmosphere, fabulous service. Highly recommend

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5.0Dined on 18 June 2018

Excellent Afternoon Tea experience, one of the nicest in Manchester. Special mention for our waitress Stephanie and to the very friendly concierge who were both so lovely and friendly to myself and my friends. Looking forward to coming again soon.

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3.0Dined on 11 June 2018

Finding the place was a bit hard - its above Jamies Italian. The concierge on the door was a bit frosty saying although we had a dinner reservation we might not be able to go for a drink in the bar (we arrived 30 mins early hoping for an aperitif). Having said that the maître'd on the restaurant reception was lovely. Staff in the restaurant were good, quite attentive, but not 100% au fait with the drinks menu. When its £13 and up for a cocktail I would expect they know the menu details.

Starter of pigeon was one of the best pigeon dishes I have tasted and was excited for the main. Sadly the steak seemed smaller than I would expect, was over (medium, requested medium rare) and was quite chewy. Not £28 worth, as it was clearly not chargrilled as per the menu, was lacking in seasoning and actual flavor. Also my sauce was forgotten so it was awkward to request this again and I had to proceed without it for half the course which was a shame. French fries were distinctly average. Clearly not hand cut, and the portion was extremely small for the £4.50 price tag. My colleagues £4.50 side salad was also little more than a garnish. Desert picked the pace up a bit, but was left so disappointed by my steak and measly fries.

Overall a mixed experience. If the mains could be at the standard both in flavor, presentation and style to the starters which were really exceptional I would return. Until then, there are better options in the city if you want fine dining.

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3.0Dined on 9 June 2018

Was really looking forward to our afternoon tea and although not a disaster it was underwhelming at best. the presentation of the tea didn't match the decor of the venue and overall was missing the wow factor. I have no doubt the venue is capable of stepping up the whole experience to make me want to go back for more rather than going elsewhere.

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5.0Dined on 7 June 2018

We were suitably looked after and were given access to the bar even though we were not staying in the restaurant. The food was the best we have ever tried.

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5.0Dined on 1 June 2018

We went for dinner. 2 cocktails, 3 course tasting menu, bottle of wine, coffee, $110 including tip. Cant beat that with a stick. The tasting menu was just 1 hit after another. The mackerel starter was stunning and the Lamb main was simply outstanding. Its got the feel of fine dining, just not the price tag!!!

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2.0Dined on 19 May 2018

Absolutely disgusted, Service was rubbish, food wasn’t that good either, when we told the manager he just shrugged his shoulders and walked away, won’t be going again, much better places in Manchester

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5.0Dined on 18 May 2018

Very pleasent afternoon tea. Attentive staff. Food preferences catered for and unlimited hot beverages.

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5.0Dined on 4 May 2018

Great service and lovely food - perfect for birthday meal for my sister 😊

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5.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Staff and food was great, loved every minute of it.

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5.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Went on Saturday for afternoon tea with a friend to celebrate our birthdays. Lovely food, filling but not overfacing. Attentive staff, one who provided some history of the building. All in all a lovely way to spend a Saturday afternoon

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5.0Dined on 27 April 2018

Fantastic meal. Excellent service. A real treat and worth every penny. A gem of a place.

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5.0Dined on 27 April 2018

Loved the setting and the feel for the hotel. The staff were very welcoming and friendly.

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5.0Dined on 20 April 2018

Great views, lovely restaurant and staff. The food was really good. Thoroughly enjoyed eating at this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on 14 April 2018

My family and I was looking for that SPECIAL PLACE to celebrate my 65th birthday. High Tea at the Gotham did not disappoint. Beautiful surroundings, delicious food and exceptional service. The staff were friendly, attentive and made us feel very much at home. Their careful attention to our food 'likes and dislikes' meant we had a High Tea that each and every one of us could enjoy. We would highly recommend this venue for special occasions. Our only disappointment was there was no Public Bar to relax in after our meal. Thank you to everyone at the Gotham for a great time.

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5.0Dined on 12 April 2018

Went for afternoon tea, the food and service from the staff was amazing. Great place- even the toilets are lush!! Will definitely go again and would recommend to anyone

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4.0Dined on 7 April 2018

Just thought a little on the pricey side , had better and cheaper

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4.0Dined on 6 April 2018

A special birthday treat for my partner. Very attentive service from the restaurant manager and staff. Made to feel very special and cared for. Food was good - slightly limited menu. Wine choices very good. Love the decor and ambience. Table for 2 very small but positioned by a window so excellent night time views of the city. Good atmosphere and a little busier than I have seen before. Would recommend for a special occasion.

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4.0Dined on 5 April 2018

Lovely staff and beautiful surroundings. Brought us a glass of complimentary champagne for birthday which was a lovely touch. Charged a lot for water and food was nice but not really representative of cost. Menu was a little bit limited. Would definately return though.

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1.0Dined on 2 April 2018

Extremely disappointed at the food on offer. For £70, the value of the food was unbelievably poor. 4 slices of bread to make extremely average sandwiches, a few petit fours and miniature scones did not constitute a full afternoon tea for two.

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4.0Dined on 25 March 2018

Fabulous afternoon, food was amazing and very very posh, made slightly more comfortable by two of the waiters who seemed more locals and had a laugh with us making us feel more welcome than being out of our comfort zone in a place too posh for us usually!

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5.0Dined on 24 March 2018

The overall feeling from this evening was excellent. The staff are friendly, attentive but not over bearing. The venue is stylish and interesting. The food is all about the taste and flavour, portions are as you would expect in finer dining but three courses left me feeling pleasantly full.
A few drinks in the bar afterwards and all in all a fantastic night would recommend.

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5.0Dined on 23 March 2018

Lovely afternoon tea with great views, great food and great service. Pretty perfect

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5.0Dined on 21 March 2018

We went here for afternoon tea. The service was fantastic and the setting is lovely on the 6th floor. You get unlimited tea and coffee and not just refills, you can have any of the speciality coffees too. We have been twice now and the selection of sandwiches and cakes have been different both times. Would definitelt recommend.

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4.0Dined on 16 March 2018

Afternoon tea - food lovely but not enough. Needed a couple of extra sandwiches.

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5.0Dined on 13 March 2018

First visit and most definitely not the last! Amazing service and fantastically tasty food. Was completely blown away with the whole experience.

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