Honey at Hotel Gotham

4.3
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318 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Modern European

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Afternoon Tea
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.

Special Offers

2x 5-course tasting menu with a bottle of Prosecco £100

From a set tasting menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 23 September 2019

Ends: 26 May 2020

Availability: Daily 12:00-14:00 17:00-21:00

2/3 courses £25/£30 with a glass of prosecco

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 23 September 2019

Ends: 26 May 2020

Availability: Daily 12:00-14:30

1,000-Point Tables

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Mon - Fri 12:00PM - 2:30PM

What 318 People Are Saying
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MJ
Miami
78 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.

H
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.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was 5*

LW
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

LS
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.

RH
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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OT
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.

LB
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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TH
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

OT
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.

DB
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

AT
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Booked as a Christmas Present.

Stood waiting for host for far too long.

Showed us to our table and gave us a menu stating as it was December 26th we were still able to order from the special Christmas Menu...
This was not the menu advertised online which enticed us to make the booking.

We then realised this was the smaller bar menu from the bar upstairs.

When asked for the menu, the waiter then said there was an issue with a delivery and only the bar menu was available.

The fact there were different stories wasn't great - but the worst part was their attitude.

No apology, nothing at all - not a care in the world.

We decided to go elsewhere which was a terrible shame.

We are not unreasonable and appreciate things happen that are outside of people's control, but this was very poorly handled.

PG
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a special meal, lovely food and great service. The 5 course tasting menu was perfect.

FW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and lovely festive setting! My favourite place to go!

NT
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the afternoon tea here as a festive treat as a break away from all the hustle and bustle of all the xmas shoppers in town. The hotel itself is beautiful and every member of staff we encountered were all so pleasant and helpful.

Service within the restaurant was excellent and the food was beautiful. There was a pianist playing christmas music which was a lovely way to set the mood.

I'd definitely recommend the Afternoon Tea at the Gotham Hotel x

SR
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner at the Honey restaurant for my 50th birthday had had a lovely time. Food was delicious and service was excellent.

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked Afternoon Tea as a surprise birthday treat for my Mum and it was fantastic! The only negative was that the restaurant had decided to alter the menu and increase the price slightly after I had booked and they hadn't taken the time to inform me. Luckily I chose to call a few days beforehand to prepay so was able to avoid an embarrassing situation on the day. That said the food and service on the day were absolutely perfect and my mum had the best time.

NW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! Love going back here - always well looked after and the food is always beautiful!

VB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, tasting menu was outstanding, would defiantly go back.

Honey at Hotel Gotham
Responded on 17 December 2019

Hello Victoria, We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us this amazing feedback. Our restaurant values put customer satisfaction as top as priority and we are committed to our customers. It’s customers like you that make our job wonderful. We look forward to serving you again.

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PC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent staff very attentive nothing too much trouble very helpful lovely setting

Honey at Hotel Gotham
Responded on 17 December 2019

Hi Philip, Thank you for taking the time to share your prestige opinion. We take pride in giving outstanding service every customers and we’re overjoyed to receive your compliments and appreciation. We hope to see you here again and please bring all your friends and family. We will ensure they all enjoy the same quality of service as you have.

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M
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The bread on the sandwiches was hard, which means the sandwiches were not fresh. There was no clotted cream or jam for the scones, which was disappointing. Although the venue was nice, it’s not enough to make us go back. It’s worth travelling to Bettys Tea Room, each of our experiences there were amazing.

V
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Not impressed at all. They had missed one starter out and the main courses took ages to come. The food was so average I would have cooked way better myself, not at all worth their extortionate price!!
They offered us a glass of Prosecco to make up for our disappointment but by that time we were already late for our friend’s party and had to leave...

Won’t be going back !

ED
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is wow.
The staff are fantastic
Food is wonderful
If you have a special occasion this is a special place

Honey at Hotel Gotham
Responded on 26 November 2019

Hi Emma, Thank you for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are glad that you loved our services and food. Our dedicated staffs will be pleased to learn of your high praise. They work very diligently and it will provide them with great encouragement to keep doing what they are doing. Thank you, once again, for your kind words.

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TC
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Only 4 others diners on a Friday night, felt empty. We ordered the hummus, it was very cold (normally served at room temp) and was mixed with beetroot no mention of this on the menu (we weren’t charged for this dish as not fans of beetroot). Starters were good. For mains we had Duck (cooked well) and Monkfish. The Monkfish came as described barr the strong curry flavour/sauce again no mention of curry on the menu description. For puddings we had soufflé and Gotham chocolate. Soufflé lovely but Gotham chocolate meant to have banana we couldn’t taste it at all! I booked this for my sisters birthday overall not impressed and will not be returning. Cost £157 for 3 courses for two, including a bottle of wine. Very disappointed should have gone The Ivy or Twenty Stories.

LP
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food, fabulous customer service in an amazing hotel - thank you

m
Switzerland
11 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Portions not huge but tasty interesting combinations of ingredients. Price over £20 per main is ok.

ZB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

A shocking afternoon tea from start to finish
- A very poor greeting
- on arrival was sat on a poor table near were staff waited away from the few people and no view so we moved
-20 mins before a drink ordered then drinks came after a long wait at same time as food
- asked for a simple cheese sandwiches only for one of guests and was given 1 and rest all smoked salmon etc which I’d explained was not what she ate
- no jam or cream for scones had to ask
- no hot drinks offered
- over £150 for afternoon tea which was poor
- after contacting Gotham via inbox on social media the read and ignored for days the I remessaged and a little later the asked for my contact details and guess what a week later no contact
The Ivy is much better value,atmosphere, service

DB
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We had a nice meal at the restaurant which was quietish - about 4 tables occupied on a Saturday night. But we were very disappointed that we weren’t able to go to the bar for a drink before or after dinner even though we’d paid £220 for a dinner at Hotel Gotham it felt like we were treated like second class customers. The food and wine were very good and it was only the service that let things down.

Honey at Hotel Gotham
Responded on 7 November 2019

Dear David, I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal at Honey Restaurant ! I shall pass your lovely comments onto my wonderful team who will also be thrilled to hear your feedback! However, I would like to offer heartfelt apologies that you felt treat like a second class customers. The Bar Brass Club is a private bar exclusive to hotel residents & bar Brass members only. Therefore Honey Restaurant’s customers are not able to go to the bar. We hope to see you soon again,

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TS
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked afternoon tea for me and my sister as a birthday treat. It was amazing. The food was delicious, service lovely. The only little criticism, the ham sandwich was a bit hard, but still was delicious. Will definitely come back again.

Honey at Hotel Gotham
Responded on 7 November 2019

Dear TanjaS, I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit and had a lovely time with us for an afternoon tea ! I will pass your lovely comments onto my wonderful team who will also be delighted to hear your feedback! We look forward to see you soon again,

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A
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

First time at this venue and I am afraid to say I was a little disappointed. Food was only OK, but my beef blade was very chewy and I could not eat all of it as a result. Service was good, but we felt we were ripped off by the Sommelier as his highly recommended Dom Perignon aperitif turned out to be £45 per glass which we did not find out until afterwards! Our fault, we should have asked, but still £90 for two small glasses of Dome Perignon did leave us with a sour taste. Not sure I'd go back there.

T
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice atmosphere, quirky decor, attentive staff with memorable service from the sommelier. Very nice and good quality food.

Honey at Hotel Gotham
Responded on 17 October 2019

Hello, I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit and had a good experience with us! I shall pass your lovely comments onto my wonderful team who will also be thrilled to hear your feedback! We look forward to seeing you again soon, Honey Restaurant

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l
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The afternoon tea was lovely, however, there wasn’t a lot of it compared to other places I’ve dined at...
also, I didn’t appreciate the 10% service charge , like the afternoon tea wasn’t pricey enough

However all in all it was lovely
Thank you

Honey at Hotel Gotham
Responded on 17 October 2019

Dear Laurens, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us regarding your recent experience here in Honey Restaurant. Our apologies for any inconvenience caused. Our afternoon tea included a selection of sandwiches, cakes and scones with jam and cream and I feel sorry that was not enough for you. Thank you

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AR
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food and service but the wine list was very expensive. One bottle for £30 before rising rapidly up into the hundreds of pounds. We ordered the £30 red which I didn’t think was great...maybe what you’d pay less than £5 for in the supermarket. I commented that it was a little too sharp and was advised that whilst the sommelier really liked the plumb and black currant notes and thought it a good wine, it couldn’t be great because it was so much cheaper than the other wines. Seemed like a silly approach in my opinion! Otherwise, we did enjoy the food and had a lovely evening.

WB
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had booked Honey for her birthday, the whole experience was excellent, great service from all the staff who were very courteous & extremely knowledgeable about the food and drink they were serving, which was all excellent, the restaurant itself was very tastefully decorated with great views of Manchester.
We went up to Bar Brass after our meal for cocktails, and the great service we received in Honey was replicated in the bar.
We will definitely be returning in the near future.

EH
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely beautiful meal and service was impeccable. Went for my fiancé’s 40th birthday. The only let down was when I booked the meal I was asked if we were celebrating anything special. I told them we were going there for my fiancé’s 40th but this was never mentioned when we had our meal? I presumed they may do something special for us? Other than that though the place and food and service was excellent.

LD
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We celebrated our friends wedding on Saturday with a lovely dinner and fabulous cocktails. The staff were friendly and helpful and made it a special evening. One small improvement would be a pianist. Why have a baby grand and not use it?

OT
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience fine dining at its best the food was amazing

AT
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good window table. Service was efficient. Food nothing special. Fruit scones turned out to be plain . Disappointed that earl grey tea was not available. Not happy that a bottle of water was £5. Not a lot of atmosphere . Tables were empty. Could do better.

HW
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was perfect, staff ware attention to detail, food was exceptional, definitely be back, thank you for make it special

PH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant! The views of Manchester are amazing. The staff are welcoming, friendly and professional. The Champagne afternoon tea was delicious. Would definitely recommend it.