Runyon’s Restaurant at Hotel Brooklyn

4.3
125 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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  • Limited number of seated diners
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What 125 People Are Saying
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SylviaM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere.
Amelia our server was outstanding amazing polite and answered any queries of what food was very quickly! Such an amazing experience due to Amelia

Runyon’s Restaurant at Hotel Brooklyn
Responded on 3 October 2021

Dear Brooke, Thanks for the lovely review we really appreciate you taking dinner with us and your kind thoughts, words and rating. We can't wait to see you again. soon!! TEAM RUNYONS

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PeterD
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable. Friendly staff, wonderful food

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

Dear Peter, Thank you so much we really appreciate all of your kind feedback it is really appreciated and so pleased you had a really enjoyable times in Runyons. Looking forward to seeing you with us once again TEAM RUNYONS

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GarethC
Northampton
8 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Very clean and simple menu, probably a bit too simple

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LarryT
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Staff made the difference, attentive and polite. Food was very good

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AndyG
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a really nice visit here. Our server arranged for off the menu items to be served in the restaurant which was really nice as we just wanted pizza but not in the room! Fries and pizza was super filling. Easy split between two. Drinks are nice and the evening DJ always drops an enviable playlist, I’m always taking down the tracks. Great time, thank you! See you soon

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Diane
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal we have at the Runyon's Restaurant at Hotel Brooklyn when absolutely lovely. My husband and I both had a main course. My choice of rib of beef and spring greens was so tasty, I would definitely recommend.

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Responded on 23 September 2021

Dear Diane, Many thanks for all your kind words we really appreciate it and so pleased you enjoyed all that we offered. See you soon TEAM RUNYONS

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Thomas
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great overall experience, would go again

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

Dear Thomas, Thank you for letting others know of your Runyons experience we really appreciate you taking the time to let others know how much you enjoyed your time with us. Looking forward to see you once again. TEAM RUNYONS

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PaulA
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having never visited Hotel Brooklyn or Runyon's before our whole experience was excellent. From the greeting by the host to being served cocktails in the bar area as we arrived a little early for our table. Once sat down our waitress was very attentive and took our order quickly and efficiently. We ordered the chateaubriand which was absolutely fantastic with the steak melting in the mouth. Would highly recommend and will definitely be returning.

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Responded on 21 September 2021

Dear PaulA, So pleased all was enjoyed from the food, the service and the ambience. Thanks you for the kind recommendation and so pleased you had a great time. See you soon TEAM RUNYONS

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DominicC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Excellent service food and drinks all amazing

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Responded on 5 September 2021

Dear Dominic, Thank you and so pleased we hit all the high notes for you and your party. See you very soon All the best TEAM RUNYONS

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Deanos
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Runyons was amazing nice atmosphere very nice staff really nice food great place to eat and socialise with friends will definitely be returning...

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

Dear Deanos, You're very kind thank you and we really appreciate all of your kind words. Looking forward to be able to look after you again very soon. TEAM RUNYONS

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked this & also stayed at the hotel. The food was delicious & the staff members were great.
Although we had bottomless brunch booked, we also had lunch & breakfast the next day as we loved it :)

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

Dear Anon, I wish we knew your name to say thank you to you for your kind words which are appreciated. THANK YOU and see you soon TEAM RUNYONS

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rebeccaw
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the chateaubriand, it was amazing! Lovely restaurant and great food

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Responded on 5 September 2021

Dear Rebecca, Mmmm the Chateaubriand is a lovely dish and so pleased you enjoyed it. Thank you for all your kind words TEAM RUNYONS

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LisaW
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was very tasty. The surroundings where quite loud.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Sunday Roast. Wonderful flavours for every aspect of the meal. Excellent service.

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

Dear Anon, Thanks so much for the lovely feedback. We'd love to know your name to allow us to say thank you personally. Hope to see you soon. TAKE CARE TEAM RUNYONS

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Bill
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely meal. Great choice. Very engaging waiting on staff. Slight criticism service charge a bit high.

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

Dear Bill, Thanks so much and for your kind feedback we will review it although our service charge is below the industry average as we want our guests to receive value for money and of course the charge is discretionary allowing guests to pay what they prefer. Looking forward to having you back with us very soon TEAM RUNYONS

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outstanding service and Paul was so attentive and helpful.

One steak was very fatty hence the 4 stars, other than that the food was delicious.

Would definitely eat here again.

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TerryM
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing & plentiful - superb range of drinks (wife loves the cocktails) Staff were very welcoming & knowledgeable about the foods - an all round feel good experience.
Already working on another break there

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Bertie
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Amazing place to eat. Food delicious. I had rib of beef and the chef kindly took it off the bone for me. Cocktails strong and very delicious. Sticky toffee pudding amazing too. We were guests at the hotel however I would return if I was a non resident.

Runyon’s Restaurant at Hotel Brooklyn
Responded on 12 August 2021

Dear Bertie, What a great review thank you. And so pleased you mentioned our accessible credentials ensuring people know we are welcome to all. See you soon TEAM RUNYONS

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ChrisP
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, l drink and music in a great setting , super friendly and helpful staff.

The steak with pastrami butter was amazingly tasty.

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

Dear ChrisP, What a lovely review thank you for all you have mentioned about your Runyons experience. Looking forward to seeing you back again soon TAKE CARE TEAM RUNYONS

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KarenB
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Would recommend the salmon. Service was good 👍🏼

Runyon’s Restaurant at Hotel Brooklyn
Responded on 3 August 2021

Dear Karen, Thank you and so pleased you enjoyed the salmon its once of our most popular dishes. Don't be a stranger; see you soon TEAM RUNYONS

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MichelleL
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant staff were excellent, very friendly and helpful. The food was excellent and was coked to order. Would definitely eat there again.

Runyon’s Restaurant at Hotel Brooklyn
Responded on 31 July 2021

Dear Michelle, Thank you for your kind review and for all your positive comments about your time with us and your experience. So pleased the team did a great job and we'll let Peter know how happy you were with him. Kind regards TEAM RUNYONS

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SteveS
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
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
7 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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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 125 OpenTable diners.

Runyon’s Restaurant at Hotel Brooklyn does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://hotelbrooklyn.wearegifted.co.uk/.

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.