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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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
Very pleasent afternoon tea. Attentive staff. Food preferences catered for and unlimited hot beverages.
Great service and lovely food - perfect for birthday meal for my sister 😊
Staff and food was great, loved every minute of it.
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
Fantastic meal. Excellent service. A real treat and worth every penny. A gem of a place.
Loved the setting and the feel for the hotel. The staff were very welcoming and friendly.
Great views, lovely restaurant and staff. The food was really good. Thoroughly enjoyed eating at this restaurant.
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.
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
Just thought a little on the pricey side , had better and cheaper
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Lovely afternoon tea with great views, great food and great service. Pretty perfect
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.
Afternoon tea - food lovely but not enough. Needed a couple of extra sandwiches.
First visit and most definitely not the last! Amazing service and fantastically tasty food. Was completely blown away with the whole experience.
The afternon tea was served very nicely. The staff were polite, friendly and very attentive. However, value for money was extremely poor. The amount of food served on the stand was almost a joke. Probably ok if all the diners are on a diet and don't have an appetite. We had to ask for extra sandwiches. Or we were thinking of calling in at a cafe afterwards to fill up. We asked for extra sandmwiches and these were politely and swiftly brough, so they did redeem themselves. However we will not be going back. And no... We're not hugely greedy, we're definitely average in appetite and size!
Booked the Mother’s Day three course meal, on arrival we had 3 different waiters/waitresses take our drinks order and none of which communicated with each other so we waited nearly half an hour for drinks and water. Our starters, my mothers main and our desserts were nice, however my main meal of lamb was extremely chewy and resulted in me leaving most of it as it was that hard to cut. Service could have been better and perhaps being allocated just one waiter/waitress to deal with our orders would be more beneficial.
I was unfortunately really disappointed with the Mothers Day afternoon tea. The food was dry (particularly the tiny scones and sandwiches), we had to ask for tea 20 minutes after the food had been served and we didn't receive the box of chocolates or prosecco as promised in the deal. Disappointingly a case of style over over-priced substance.
booked table for four for a birthday meal / pre theatre. was given the ''mother’s day'' menu on arival and informed we had to choose from this, I then explained that we hadn’t booked the mother’s day menu, and asked for the a-la-carte menu, which the waitress had to ask her boss permission for. This was then granted and the correct menus given, only to go through the whole questioning scenario again with the drinks waiter, and then again with the food ordering waiter - we very nearly left at that point! we just ordered simple quick courses and left as quick as possible!
To make it worse there was a table of men next to us who were swearing constantly, one who arrived later on in a hoody and was not even dining - not a great impression for a special occasion and a venue like this.
Very disappointing having used the restaurant many times, even hiring the large dining room once before.
Beautiful space, rich history, gorgeous mocktails!
Food was lovely but portions very small so didn't feel good value for money. You would need 4 courses to feel like you have eaten a meal. Service was great but restaurant was cold.. I had to wrap up in my scarf :( I've also eaten afternoon tea here which was again lovely food and much better value for money
Poor vegetarian choice
I was still hungry after meal the food looked lovely and well presented but very small portions for the cost
Will not revisit, trying all fine dining restaurants in Manchester and to date Tattu on our last visit was far superior to this meal.
Food was so tasty! Very quiet atmosphere, however we went on a Sunday evening. Mainly couples dining so great for a date! The service was a little slow to what we are use to but the waiters were very very friendly and I knew they were happy go above and beyond. We were staying at the hotel for the night so we booked the Honey Restaurant to go with the Gotham experience. Overall we are glad we tried it, but I think we will probably go somewhere else with a little more atmosphere and more menu options! Great if you’re Restaurant enthusiast and would enjoy a different experience!
Restaurant was pleasant and staff helpful and friendly. Starter and dessert were nice, main a little overcooked and meagre in amount. Generally a bit over priced for what you get but coyld be a very nice venue with a bit more work. Bar above was nice but cocktails very pricey.
Really enjoyed afternoon tea here to celebrate my birthday with a few friends. Very friendly and polite staff, very tasty food and it had a lovely ambience.
Great location and great service. Looking forward to next time
Perfect date venue, very romantic and great views, lovely by the window
Great food and service from all concerned with our recent visit, highly recommended to everyone. Well worth it.
The venue itself was nice, however, it was very quiet and lacked ambience. Our writers forgot our drinks on two separate occasions.
Not worth the money.
I can't fault the food or the great selection of tea and coffee on offer, both were lovely. However, the whole experience felt very much like an afternoon tea production line. It didn't feel special or luxurious, despite the £50 bill for two. Lots of tables crammed together with no atmosphere to the restaurant whatsoever. Overall left disappointed.