Runyon’s Restaurant at Hotel Brooklyn

4.2
144 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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  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
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  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
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What 144 People Are Saying
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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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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
5 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
4 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
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.

Runyon’s Restaurant at Hotel Brooklyn
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.

Runyon’s Restaurant at Hotel Brooklyn
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

Runyon’s Restaurant at Hotel Brooklyn
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

Runyon’s Restaurant at Hotel Brooklyn
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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