The Refuge by Volta
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Sticky Toffee Pudding, Orange Miso Caramel, Salted Caramel Ice Cream, Pecans
Roast Platter for Two
Grass-fed rump of Lancashire beef, half a roast Cumbrian chicken, rare breed pork loin with thyme and salt roast potatoes, Vimto-braised red cabbage, glazed carrot, seasonal greens, Yorkshire pudding, cauliflower cheese, pan gravy
Lamb Shawarma, Harissa, Herb Yoghurt
Sunday lunch menu but evening session. Portions generous, with lots of side options. Unfortunately the roast beef was inedible, the waitress was excellent and on checking how meal was, very quickly replaced with another option. Champagne cocktail flat but again very quickly replaced. Dessert of sticky toffee pudding with miso was delicious. Good choice of wine by the carafe. The building and interior are spectacular and each member of staff that served us were honestly excellent. That made up for the disappointment with the beef!
Would be lovely place just for drinks!
Amazing food, great setting! Would definitely recommend!
Amazing food and service!
Waited 45 mins for food which wasn’t a problem at all we were happy to wait and were compensated with 2 free drinks!! Thank you so much
By far the best Sunday Lunch around!! Refuge never fails to impress. Still full the day after, amazing place, people, wine & food.
Our server was a lovely girl, she was very patient with us as we kept talking catching up, so wasn't ready to order straight away but our server was understanding, very polite and friendly.
Thanks a lot! :)
Fantastic food and Service. Would definitely go back and recommend to others.
Really nice bar never been before would definately return again. We were sat in ten of comfy sofas really
Nice. Toilets were very clean and trendy, good device the tripe cooked chips were delicious
Decor is great really relaxed. Food was fantastic really tasty some great flavours. Definitely recommend.
Wonderful birthday lunch out. It’s our second visit to The Refuge, the last being just before lockdown. On both occasions we wouldn’t be able to fault it. The staff are so attentive and friendly.. the food is amazing and the building is beautiful. We would definitely recommend a visit, we will booking again soon. An added bonus that we discovered yesterday.. you can take your dog!
We struggled to get a table and had to settled for lunch rather than the evening table we initially wanted but were so pleased we decided to alter our plans. We soon understood why tables here are like gold dust - our lunch was a real treat in a wonderful setting. The building is certainly very beautiful - Victorian grandeur in all its glory. The food too was extremely tasty, beautifully cooked and presented. The menu is not huge but a wide enough range of options to suit our varied tastes. Our service was second to none - it is a long time since we've had a waiter who was attentive without being intrusive - he certainly didn't suffer from the selective blindness that seems so common in restaurants today - and was always on hand when we needed him. He was knowledgeable about the menu and courteous and pleasant to deal with (just wish we'd caught his name to acknowledge him personally). Such a great experience and we would love to visit again - if we can get a table!
Great food, service was great and they were really accommodating. Also dog friendly, and they fussed over my puppy who loved it there too 😊
Delicious food and great service
Amazing service!! Wish they had a little bit more vegan options, other than that I enjoyed my night
Such lovely service! Food was delicious -had a variety of vegetable dishes! Beautiful
Atmosphere was very poor left after 1 drink due to it being like an airport waiting area. Music was terrible like a doctors waiting room. Never had a bad word to say before yesterday love the place but it was well below average!
Absolutely delicious food. The sirloin was cooked to perfection. Each single dish was full of flavors and perfectly balanced.
Excellent food and vibe.
Wonderful building, atmosphere and food. The staff were delightful and made the place special.
Always one of my favourite bites in the city, set in a stunning environment. Was itching to try their new menu and it didn’t disappoint. Lamb shawarma was banging!
Really nice place, service just needs sprucing up
Excellent service. Excellent food. I highly recommend this venue. Thank you.
Really pleasant experience from start to finish! Our server was fantastic and really welcoming. Can't fault anything.
If I had to be REALLY picky - I'd say for the Sunday roast sharer it would be good if you offered to carve the half chicken for your diners. I don't really like wrestling half a carcass with a dinner knife at the table... But that was really really minor!
Best food round town great service and covid freondly
The best Sunday roast. Not the most affordable but definitely get what you pay for. Couldn’t finish but top quality!
The food was great as little cold for me personally. Could do with better knifes for the meat.
My only small complaint would be the size of the small plates. Not small at all and over ordered as a consequence..
Great food and great service. Really well looked after.
Great food, nice drinks, friendly staff but some of the food was too salty. Overall good experience though.
We visited the restaurant as part of our stay at the kimpton clock tower hotel!
The ambience and surroundings are amazing and it is very relaxed and a great atmosphere:m. The service was great and all staff were very attentive! The food we had was delicious and was nice to be able to sample a range of dishes. Would definitely recommend!
Quick service but menu choices very poor... didn’t stay
Excellent food and great service, the interior of the building is beautiful. Every dish was tasty and sharing plates were perfect for our group. We will definitely be returning!
A really lovely lunch, spoiled somewhat by a small yappy dog. Will return, nonetheless.
Our server was amazing. She was helpful, pleasant and just the right amount of attentive. We had a lovely relaxed evening
Very large with a poor service management. Food very good. Cocktails overpriced
Great atmospheres, lovely host. Perfect birthday meal out.
5 stars all round - great food and great service !
Glorious Sunday roast platter!! Perfect place for date night!
First time taking our mother we've been before she loved all of it she will return
I couldn’t fault a thing! Perfect Sunday Roast, amazing service and a gorgeous venue!
The Refuge by Volta is rated 4.8 stars by 224 OpenTable diners.
The Refuge by Volta does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://refugemcr.skchase.com/vouchers.
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.