Runyon’s Restaurant at Hotel Brooklyn

4.2
160 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.

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What 160 People Are Saying
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RebeccaA
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We visited between Christmas and New Year, everywhere was pretty quite including this restaurant, so I can’t really comment on the ambience as it was very quite.
But what I can comment on was the lovely decor, very well presented restaurant and hotel, American themed, a high quality finish.
The menu was good, not a big choice, but what is on there all sounds delicious and tempting, so it was actually hard to decide- again American themed, but with more of a fine dining slant.
The starter, main and desert were all well presented, well cooked and flavoursome.
Nice cocktails also!
This was a lovely restaurant, great food and good service.
We went as a couple, I would definitely book again with friends or family.
I was impressed with the building, decor and good quality food and service.
Perfect choice for an up market American diner!

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LeeC
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , great service , quite expensive for both food and drinks but we were staying in the hotel so it was the most convenient.

Runyon’s Restaurant at Hotel Brooklyn
Responded on 29 December 2021

Dear Lee, Thank you for all you have written as it only helps us to improve on what we do. So pleased everything went well for you. All the best for 2022. Hope to see you soon TEAM RUNYONS

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GEOFFC
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

The buffet was dry with ham and beef over cooked! Very bland and dry. The haddock from kitchen menu was dry and over cooked again. The staff were friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited this amazing hotel and restaurant on Christmas Day. The restaurant was amazing. Modern with a vintage vibe. Food was exceptional. All the staff were truly amazing. Special mention goes to the restaurant manager Dennis who was a fantastic host.

Runyon’s Restaurant at Hotel Brooklyn
Responded on 10 January 2022

Dear Anon, Oh how we wish we knew your name to say a personal THANK YOU for taking the tme to review Runyons and for all your kind words. MANY THANKS TEAM RUNYONS

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CeliaH
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Lovely staff.
Menu not clear, Lobster Mushroom?
Drink would’ve been nice with the starters rather than wait for the main.
Overall good because of the staff.

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ChloeW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Prices where different than displayed on menus also wasn’t aware there was a service charge

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

Dear Chloe, many thanks for your kind comments and we will look into the pricing as that doesnt sound correct at all. Thanks also for the kind and understanding review TEAM RUNYONS

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DanW
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good Food in a relaxed atmosphere. Courteous and professional service.

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Responded on 21 December 2021

Dear Dan, Many thanks for all your kind words and so pleased you had a great time. Hope to see you back with us soon TEAM RUNYONS

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MichaelF
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We did have a couple of issues. Our guests were not happy with their food and had to send it back, the replacements were fine. On the good side the lovely waitress tried so hard to look after us so you have to applaud that

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TomM
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, cocktails and food. Well recommend scallops and filet mignon

Runyon’s Restaurant at Hotel Brooklyn
Responded on 20 December 2021

Dear Tom, Such a lovely review thanks so much for all your kind words about your time in Runyons@HotelBrooklyn. We look forward to your return sometime soon. TEAM RUNYONS

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Courtney
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The restaurant wasn’t very busy and the service was really slow. Also the food quality was poor, I ordered mushroom risotto which was tasteless and took over an hour to come. Dessert however was lovely but ridiculously overpriced for the tiny portion

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KieranC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic tasty food, would definitely return

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HollyR
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Me and my partner visited and both had a cocktail and shared the garlic flatbread and tomahawk steak with fries. Very tasty. The peppercorn sauce was delicious. Good service. Good ambience/nice atmosphere for a date.

Runyon’s Restaurant at Hotel Brooklyn
Responded on 13 December 2021

Dear Holly, Many thanks and so pleased all was enjoyed. We look forward to the chance to look after you in the future. Kind regards TEAM RUNYONS

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TeaCake
London
6 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Waiter was helpful and pleasant. He worked hard. But food wasn’t nice. No atmosphere at lunch.

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NigelB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Evening meal terrible, took 1 bite & left it, never eat there again !!!

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Steve
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience3

The food was nice, it took a while to come when it did arrive after being sat on the hot plate for a while my chickpea curry had the chota naan missing. I assumed the waiterss was going back to get the naan but she was no were to be seen. No check back to make sure everything was ok. The first time I saw a waitress was when we had finished.

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Dc101
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Service was very poor. Ordered garlic bread to start which took 35 mins as they clearly forgot until I chased it up. The main took over an hour to arrive at the table. Not so much as an apology. The food however was delicious. It’s a shame about the bad service otherwise this would be a great place to eat.

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Sienna
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and the waiter was amazing! So lovely and excellent service

Runyon’s Restaurant at Hotel Brooklyn
Responded on 30 November 2021

Dear Sienna, Many thanks for all your kind words and great rating we really appreciate it and of course look forward to you coming back to see us in the very near future. All the best TEAM RUNYONS

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DanielleT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely bottomless brunch. Great food, excellent service, fantastic value!

Runyon’s Restaurant at Hotel Brooklyn
Responded on 29 November 2021

Dear Danielle, Thanks so much for all your kind words they make such a difference and so pleased all that we delivered for you was met with complete satisfaction. Really looking forward to seeing you once again very soon. TAKE CARE TEAM RUNYONS

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AlanM
Derbyshire
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The restaurant had a very good feel with a good style and ambience. However, we had the Chateaubriand which we felt was very overpriced. Additionally, the staff were very friendly and attentive, and although a slight mistake was made with our order, it was quickly and efficiently rectified to our satisfaction.

Runyon’s Restaurant at Hotel Brooklyn
Responded on 27 November 2021

Dear Alan, Yes the 'Chateau' is very popular and a lovely dish and apologies for the slight error but so please the team followed through and resolved it. See you soon Thanks again TEAM RUNYONS

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Frazer
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb. Stayed at the hotel before but never got chance to dine in the restaurant. This time we made sure we tried. We had a sharing steak. Cooked exactly as asked. Excellent piece of meat. Up there with the best we’ve had.
Service was friendly and efficient. The restaurant is quite small and has a bar/lounge attached. Makes for a nice relaxed atmosphere.
Lights were extremely bright when we arrived but as we were seated they were dimmed and made for a nicer setting.
Would certainly recommend to friends and will definitely be back next time we are in Manchester.

Runyon’s Restaurant at Hotel Brooklyn
Responded on 27 November 2021

Dear Frazer, Thank you for al your kind words and great review we really appreciate it and look forward to looking after you and yours again very soon. Take care TEAM RUNYONS

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LynG
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff restaurant and food all wonderful, my pizza was enough pizza for 3 people, lucky hubby helped me although still loads left ! We thoroughly enjoyed all our meal and would return again when in Manchester

Runyon’s Restaurant at Hotel Brooklyn
Responded on 23 November 2021

Dear Lyn G, We can only say thank you for all your kind words and review. Really pleased all of what you expected the team delivered and that we will see you back with us at Runyons @Hotel Brooklyn MCR very soon TAKE CARE TEAM RUNYONS

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

No issues
Service good
Food good
Atmosphere good

Runyon’s Restaurant at Hotel Brooklyn
Responded on 24 November 2021

Dear Anon, When this happens we just wish we knew your name so we could offer a much more personal thank you. But THANK YOU anyway; we really appreciate it Looking forward to your return sometime soon Kind regards TEAM RUNYONS

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JezB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service. Nice food. The burger and fries were good value.

Runyon’s Restaurant at Hotel Brooklyn
Responded on 17 November 2021

Dear Jez, Thank you so pleased you really enjoyed yourself and we hope to see you soon. TEAM RUNYONS

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Dezzat
London
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We went for Afternoon Tea, it was poor we had to wait over an hour and 10 minutes before it arrived at the table, when it arrived they had substituted all of the cakes because they had not got the ones we should have had in stock we did not want the ones on offer so we ended up with 1 scone each and 1 sandwich each for a price of £28, the service was appalling and so was the offering, love the hotel but would not go back for food! Others were Waiting the same amount of time and mistakes were made on their orders too! Lots of work to be done!

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ClaireS
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We had a table booked for lunch and were quickly seated. Our waitress took our order and brought us some water. Then we waited. And waited. And waited some more. After half an hour we asked where our drinks were - 2 glasses of coke, should have been pretty easy and quick! Apparently our order hadn’t been put through properly, and the only thing which had gone through for our table was the 12.5% service charge! We were told our order had now been put through, the drinks were on the way, our food would be about ten minutes and the service charge would be taken off our bill!
Another half hour later and our food eventually arrived. We had ordered two portions of chicken tacos, Mac and cheese croquettes and cheese and onion fries from the “small plates” menu. But when the food came we realised we’d actually been given two full-sized portions of the chicken tacos as they came with fries. At this point we were running late for an event and we’re so hungry we just ate what we’d been brought, got the bill and left.
As part of our hotel stay package we had a £40 food and drink voucher, so this easily covered the bill, but had we been served the small plates we had actually ordered the bill would have been about £8 less.
The restaurant manager didn’t really seem that concerned that we waited an hour to receive our food. There was only mine other couple in the restaurant at the time who we overheard comparing about their meal too. There were more staff than diners walking
Backwards and forwards in the restaurant all busily doing absolutely nothing!
Sadly the service let the resultant down.

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ElaineR
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

The afternoon tea was very disappointing. The menu said a beef slider and Cajun chicken wrap but we got 2 cheese sandwiches!!!
It was very expensive - not worth it. Won’t be going again.

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Diane
London
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and an interesting, innovative menu

Runyon’s Restaurant at Hotel Brooklyn
Responded on 10 November 2021

Dear Diane, Many thanks for your kind words and review. We really appreciate it and look forward to your next visit. KIND REGARDS TEAM RUNYONS

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WilliamG
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For a birthday meal, it was a wonderful experience. Happy staff, great food and good value. We even got to ask the chefs about poaching eggs. The Happy Birthday message on a plate was a wonderful touch. Many thanks.

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

Dear William, So pleased you had a great time and thanks for adding how well you were looked after during your big day. Come back and see us soon TEAM RUNYONS

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sophiew
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience3

Food was very tasty but expensive for what it was
Most food was out of stock on the menu and there was only one women serving, so nobody came and asked how our food was or if we wanted anymore drinks

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SharronW
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and the service is incredible! It was a busy night,but the servers kept cheerful and friendly. Overall it was a fantastic experience.

Runyon’s Restaurant at Hotel Brooklyn
Responded on 1 November 2021

Dear Sharron, Thank you for all your kind comments and review and so pleased with you highlighting what Amelia dod to help make your time with us so special. Lets hope we get to see you again soon. TAKE CARE TEAM RUNYONS

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GillianB
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was really well presented . We were a bit disappointed that the small plates menu wasn't available . Cocktails were very nice with plenty of choice .

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George
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice food, pleasant friendly staff very welcoming atmosphere

Runyon’s Restaurant at Hotel Brooklyn
Responded on 25 October 2021

Dear George, many thanks for all your kind comments and rating we really appreciate it as it helps to motivate a hard working tea in challenging times for us all SEE YOU SOON TEAM RUNYONS

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OpenTable Diner
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The afternoon was not nice at all and not available

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful, such great quality and unique dishes. The staff were lovely and service was prompt couldn’t fault the experience one bit.

Runyon’s Restaurant at Hotel Brooklyn
Responded on 27 October 2021

Dear Anon, Oh how we wish we knew your name just to say THANKYOU for all your kind comments and rating. See you soon TEAM RUNYONS

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JaneT
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We chose a £16.50 'luxe' burger which took ages to arrive and was nothing special, it definitely didn't justify the price. We also had cocktails which, though expensive, were very good. After we'd eaten the manager came over to ask our opinion and was very receptive to our criticisms - she even discounted the bill as she'd noticed us waiting a long time for our food. We were impressed that she went straight to the kitchen to find out why we'd waited so long, especially as the restaurant was quiet. Even though the manager was very considerate to us, I don't think we'd go there again, which is a shame as the decor and the atmosphere is very good.

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SylviaM
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was very slow, they also didn’t have several items on the menu which was a shame and didn’t leave many vegetarian / pescatarian options. We asked for water but didn’t get given glasses so had to use the glass I had my cocktail in. Food was very good but we didn’t order desserts as it would have taken too long. We also avoided breakfast the next day as we didn’t want the same experience. Also we liked the music but it was a bit too loud. The staff were very pleasant but not very attentive.

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JeanetteB
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Totally outstanding food - best steak I have ever eaten and the staff were fabulous too.

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

Dear Jeanette, Many thanks for your kind words about our great food offering and praise for the team we really appreciate it and look forward to your return sometime soon. Kind regards TEAM RUNYONS

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Barbie
Edinburgh
1 review