Runyon’s Restaurant at Hotel Brooklyn

4.3
102 reviews
£25 and under
American
THE APPEAL OF DAMON RUNYON, the New York storyteller, newspaperman and sportswriter came from his mastery, but also invention, of 1920s American slang – a mixture of the ‘louche and the lugubrious’ according to the New Yorker magazine. He would go to Lindy’s, an all-night Jewish deli on Broadway that became Mindy’s in his stories, and listen.
“One evening I am sitting in Mindy’s restaurant putting on the gefilte fish, which is a dish I am very fond of, when in come three parties from Brooklyn – Harry the Horse, Little Isadore and Spanish John.”
Runyon married a down-on-her-luck Spanish countess from Madrid, 26 years his younger, who turned out to be an up-on-her-heels Mexican dancer from Tampico. When he died his ashes were taken up in a plane and sprinkled all over New York.

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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 102 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.3
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4.2
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SteveS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food1service4ambience4

We attended the Brooklyn after booking the wonder package. The service was excellent, attentive and personal. The ambience was at a good level and the music at an acceptable level. My only disappointment was the main meal, i had the ultra burger and unfortunately the Meat Pattie was very dry and ver cooked

Thank you

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MartinD
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff very good and made dinning experience very relaxed.

Runyon’s Restaurant at Hotel Brooklyn
Responded on 19 July 2021

Dear Martin, That's very kind of you to see and so pleased you really enjoyed yourself. Hoping to see you back with us very soon. TAKE CARE TEAM RUNYONS

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CarolineL
London
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal at Runyons. The food was really delicious, the service was excellent, particularly Peter our waiter. The cocktails were also delicious.

Runyon’s Restaurant at Hotel Brooklyn
Responded on 19 July 2021

Dear Caroline, Thanks for taking the time to review us and comment. Yes Pete is great and the team making cocktails do a great job too. THANKS AGAIN and see you soon TEAM RUNYONS

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LauraB
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for the bottomless brunch on a Sunday. Our servers were amazing, they really made the experience so great (especially the Portuguese lady) and our glasses were constantly topped up. Food was very tasty and such good value for money.

Runyon’s Restaurant at Hotel Brooklyn
Responded on 14 July 2021

Dear Laura, Thanks so much and in opening the lady you mentioned was Sue and she'll be so pleased you were pleased. Looking forward to seeing you back with us again. Kind regards TEAM RUNYONS

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great cocktails!

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sarahh
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely meal. Wanted to try somewhere different. Scallops starter could have been a bigger portion but tasted great. Pressed ham starter was very generous. Braised Lamb and burger mains were really tasty. Ordered a side of zucchini fritters that were shredded, battered and fried so not really what we would call a fritter, and they weren't served very hot but we still enjoyed them. Nice bottle of house rose and shared a sticky toffee pus dessert that was amazing. Service was really good, the girl that served us was lovely, very attentive and very professional. Food was really good, just a shame they stuck a 12% service charge on the bill, as we would have rather given the tip directly to the server.

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JacquelineC
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it highly recommend this place staff service food brilliant

Runyon’s Restaurant at Hotel Brooklyn
Responded on 14 July 2021

Dear Jacqueline, What a lovely review thank you and so pleased your afternoon team was thoroughly enjoyed. Come back and see us soon. TAKE CARE TEAM RUNYONS

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ViviJC
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What a great place for brunch! Our servers (especially the Portuguese lady) were delightful - genuinely amazing service. Thank you!

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StephenMc
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was great. Food was nice to.

Thank you to all the workers.

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AidanH
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Quirky American theme menu
Good quality for price of food.Service excellent with a friendly atmosphere. I would recommend the deserts

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MinnieS
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was amazing. Cocktails were lovely

Runyon’s Restaurant at Hotel Brooklyn
Responded on 9 July 2021

Dear Minnie, You're very kind thank you and so pleased everything was enjoyed. Looking forward to seeing you once again in the near future. TAKE CARE TEAM RUNYONS

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Place great and food was tasty. The waitress was really rude, we order a vegan afternoon tea, she brought a vegetarian one and we didn’t say anything. Then the manager kind of apologize and brought us vegan sandwiches and a vegan cheescake, but then this lady want to charge us for this sandwiches that we did not order, and when we told her but she didn’t like it, then she remove that from the bill but she didn’t change the amount of the service charge (the total bill was less so the amount of the service charge should be less too).
Also she did not bring us the smoothie that was included in the afternoon tea.
The manager was great, and there was another waiter that was also great.
Hope next time we won’t have the same waitress.

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PaulS
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely good value for money. 3 courses each from the brunch menu was actually a bit too much food, and the bottomless wine did indeed flow very well. The menu has something for everyone. I hope business picks up a bit.

Runyon’s Restaurant at Hotel Brooklyn
Responded on 9 July 2021

Dear PaulS, I see you tried our Bottomless Lunch and thoroughly enjoyed it. So pleased you really had a great time and yes we all want to be busier. Hopefully the 19th July will be the game changer!! Hope to see you soon ALL THE BEST TEAM RUNYONS

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing we both had the scallop starter and salmon main and it was amazing , very quick service and lovely waitress . 10/10

Runyon’s Restaurant at Hotel Brooklyn
Responded on 6 July 2021

Dear Anon, Why thank you for all the kind words. We really appreciate it. TAKE CARE and SEE YOU SOON TEAM RUNYONS

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Was a good evening overall. Food was nice but nothing special. Drinks/cocktails were excellent.

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SharonF
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little spot, live DJ with great background music. Service was incredibly friendly and sociable. Food was fab.

Runyon’s Restaurant at Hotel Brooklyn
Responded on 6 July 2021

Dear SharonF, Thank you for all your kind words we appreciate it and look forward to a return visit. TAKE CARE and STAY SAFE TEAM RUNYONS

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SarahM
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely welcoming staff from the person on the door to the wait staff, lovely decor and great choice of food and drinks. Will 100% visit again!

Runyon’s Restaurant at Hotel Brooklyn
Responded on 28 June 2021

Dear Sarah, Lovely review thank you for all you have told others about your Runyons and Hotel Brooklyn experience. We're so pleased you enjoyed yourselves and will be back soon to celebrate another great occasion for you. TAKE CARE TEAM RUNYONS

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NAJWA
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyable night, staff are very accommodating to our dietary requirements (halal and alcohol free).

Runyon’s Restaurant at Hotel Brooklyn
Responded on 28 June 2021

Dear Najwa, Thanks for all your kind words we appreciate it and so pleased its a go to place for you late night when the bar is really buzzing. Looking forward to having you back with us very soon TAKE CARE TEAM RUNYONS

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PatA
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with attentive staff and an energetic atmosphere.

Runyon’s Restaurant at Hotel Brooklyn
Responded on 28 June 2021

Dear Pat, Thank you for highlighting your satisfaction with our vegetarian (and vegan) menu's we really appreciate it. A great bar with great cocktails, a DJ playing great music and attentive staff is a real recipe for a great time for our guests. Thank you for letting others know and hope to see you back here very soon TEAM RUNYONS

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Hannah
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We were staying at the hotel so decided we would eat in house.
The gent that saw us to our table was lovely however after giving us the food and drinks menu he literally went off and returned pretty much straight away to take our drinks order but we hadn’t even had chance to look at the menu so we literally picked the first drink on the menu and again whilst looking at the food menu he was hovering so again we felt rushed to order something. The food was lovely as were the drinks but we felt rushed.

Runyon’s Restaurant at Hotel Brooklyn
Responded on 28 June 2021

Dear Hannah, Many thanks and so sorry if our team member was a bit too keen to get the party going for you. Lets see if we can do an even better job on your return. Thank you once again TEAM RUNYONS

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous hotel and restaurant great food wine service and atmosphere.
Will return soon .

Runyon’s Restaurant at Hotel Brooklyn
Responded on 28 June 2021

Dear Anon, Oh I wish we knew who you were so we could say thank you personally. Lovely words and review. So pleased we hit all the high notes for you. TAKE CARE TEAM RUNYONS

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KellyB
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were amazing! We came for father's day and it didn't disappoint! The staff went above and beyond for us and Mia loved having dessert before her mian :) The food was beautiful and the hotel itself looked fabulous! We'll definitely be back! Thanks for making our day extra special 💕

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent and good service. Highly recommended

Runyon’s Restaurant at Hotel Brooklyn
Responded on 21 June 2021

Dear Anon, Oh I wish we knew your name to say thank you for your review and kind comments. Looking forward to seeing you once again in the near futre. TAKE CARE TEAM RUNYONS

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RachelG
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brunch at Runyon's was amazing! We were greeted warmly by all the members of the team, had the menu explained to us and had glasses of Prosecco in our hands before we knew it. You can choose 3 items off the menu but the portions are generous and all of our group only managed 2 each. The Prosecco was tasty and really did feel 'bottomless' - our drinks were refilled speedily and we didn't go hungry or thirsty at any point.

The Eggs Benedict was a particular highlight for me, with super tasty crispy bacon and perfectly poached eggs. We will definitely be returning to, especially for the amazingly good price! Thank you to the lady who looked after us on Sunday 13th June at 12pm - sorry we didn't catch her name but she was a star!

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SarahA
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a lovely meal at Runyons. The braised lamb and the sweet potato wedges were amazing couldn't fault them, I had the new york stirp which was a little dry and more medium/well than medium/rare as ordered, but it was still nice- just wish I'd chosen the lamb as the other member of my party ordered! Our waitress was lovely and attentive. And rhe atmosphere was nice, although music was a tad loud. Will definitely visit again.

Runyon’s Restaurant at Hotel Brooklyn
Responded on 14 June 2021

Dear Sarah, Many thanks for all your kind words and for letting us know how we can further improve. Looking to see you soon. TEAM RUNYONS

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stayed at the hotel and decided to eat at Runyon’s restaurant. They catered for my serve allergies amazingly and the food was lovely. The staff couldn’t do enough for you. Would definitely eat here again and would definitely stay here again also.

Runyon’s Restaurant at Hotel Brooklyn
Responded on 14 June 2021

Dear Anon, Oh we wish we knew who this was but the team can guess and thank you for your kind words. Lets hope we see you back here again and staying in the Hotel too. TAKE CARE TEAM RUNYONS

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff and amazing food and cocktails

Runyon’s Restaurant at Hotel Brooklyn
Responded on 15 June 2021

Dear Anon, I wish I knew your name just to say thank you. Lovely write up and very kind review we really appreciate it. TAKE CARE TEAM RUNYONS

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JoelW
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Staff were helpful, food was quick but mediocre and pricey.

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ClareE
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service here was excellent. Very attentive but not overly so.
The atmosphere is fitting of the theme of the hotel - New York style!
Food was authentic and incredibly tasty.
They made my daughter, who was celebrating her 21st, feel very special with a complimentary brownie complete with candle.
I cannot recommend this restaurant or the hotel within which is situated enough.

Runyon’s Restaurant at Hotel Brooklyn
Responded on 11 June 2021

Dear ClarE, Thats so kind thank you for sharing your experience with other people looking to take dinner in Runyons @ Hotel Brooklyn MCR. Looking forward to seeing you again TAKE CARE TEAM RUNYONS

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Tillie
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff, lovely hotel!! Would recommend to anyone!!

Runyon’s Restaurant at Hotel Brooklyn
Responded on 7 June 2021

Dear Tillie, Thank you for your kind words and review about Runyons Restaurant and Hotel Brooklyn. Feel free to recommend us ha ha TAKE CARE TEAM RUNYONS

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PeterH
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FOOD WAS AMAZING SO MUCH SO MUCH SO WE ATE THERE THREE TIMES OVER THE WEEKEND PLUS BREAKFAST WHICH WAS DELICIOUS STAFF WERE LOVELY NOTHING WAS TOO MUCH TROUBLE

Runyon’s Restaurant at Hotel Brooklyn
Responded on 7 June 2021

Dear Peter, Such kind words after a full hit of Runyons. Lovely words about our team and so pleased you had a great time. TAKE CARE TEAM RUNYONS

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StefanM
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service from a brilliant team of attentive staff. Luxe Burger and Sticky Toffee Pudding is amazing. Reasonably priced for city centre. Definitely recommended.

Runyon’s Restaurant at Hotel Brooklyn
Responded on 5 June 2021

Dear Stefan, Thanks for all your kind words they are appreciated and only spur the team on. Looking forward to your return sometime soon TAKE CARE TEAM RUNYONS

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LynseyHolly
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food the service were the best we have experienced since the reopening of indoor dining. We had starters, mains and desserts... the starters were to die for, especially the Clam Chowder, the mains which followed certainly kept up the standard, the lamb was absolutely incredible, the meat melt in your mouth, and the flavours were Devine all the dishes were presented beautifully also. The desserts were ok, nothing to complain about but nothing to complain about. I now wish we had tried the s’mores - next time we will.
The service was impeccable, the staff were lovely, attentive and always available and the wait time between courses was spot on, not too long and with enough time to savour the tastes from the previous course.
We are already planning our return trip to Runyon’s and Hotel Brooklyn.

Runyon’s Restaurant at Hotel Brooklyn
Responded on 5 June 2021

Dear Lynsey, What a lovely review thank you for all your kind words and praise for a team who just want to do a great job. Come back and see us soon when either staying or just dining as a none resident TAKE CARE TEAM RUNYONS

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angelas
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited during our stay at the hotel and was not disappointed. the food was delicious, not a big menu but food was fantastic cannot suggest any improvements. staff were very friendly too

Runyon’s Restaurant at Hotel Brooklyn
Responded on 5 June 2021

Dear Angelas, Thanks so much for all your kind words and for letting others know how much you enjoyed yourselves. We look forward to your return TEAM RUNYONS

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Manny
London
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing the service was even better one of the best restaurants I’ve been to

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GailA
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great night. Top place. Lovely food and great service. Would definitely recommend.

Runyon’s Restaurant at Hotel Brooklyn
Responded on 5 June 2021

Dear Gail, Thank you kindly Madam. really appreciate your kind words and so pleased you enjoyed yourselves. See you soon and TAKE CARE TEAM RUNYONS

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OpenTable Diner
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal, cracking service from Peter. Would highly recommend.

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D8NTW
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Very stylish and a fun place to stay. Great location and very clean and tidy. Staff were very accommodating.

Runyon’s Restaurant at Hotel Brooklyn
Responded on 2 June 2021

Dear D8NTW, Thanks for all your kind words and rating we really appreciate them as it helps the team in delivering a great experience for each and every guest consistently. Kind regards TEAM RUNYONS

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LauraT
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and we really enjoyed the meal. Great service and value.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Great venue, great food, really nice staff but a bit chaotic to be honest with the service. Several other tables had issues with the service too.

Want to give them the benefit of doubt as we haven’t long reopened from lockdown but the floor staff didn’t seem to be given direction or clear jobs to follow.

Will visit again hopefully once things are a-bit more ordered.

The food was great though.

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Runyon’s Restaurant at Hotel Brooklyn offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0161 518 2936 x3.

Runyon’s Restaurant at Hotel Brooklyn is rated 4.3 stars by 102 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.