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Village Brasserie

4.4
4.4
512 Reviews
£26 to £40
Fusion / Eclectic
Poised as the neighbourhood’s artistic outpost, guests can enjoy hand crafted cocktails from our mixologists and contemporary British and Mediterranean-influenced food in a relaxed yet stylish setting.

The eclectic menu champions provenance, seasonality, and quality, offering all-day brasserie-style favourites using the freshest ingredients.

Village Brasserie has served guests in the Village for over two decades with Thomas Parkin at the helm for over twenty-three years.

**Please note bookings made online are for dining - bar/terrace tables are operated each day on a walk in basis only**

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2 people

19:00


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Fusion / Eclectic, English, British
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed, Thu 16:00–23:00 Fri, Sat 12:00–23:30 Sun 12:00–20:30
  • Phone number
    0161 236 9003 x2
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Tom Parkin
  • Private party facilities
    We can host private events up to 250 people
  • Private party contact
    Stephen Donnelly : 0161 236 9003 x2
  • Area
    Manchester
  • Parking Details
    Street parking to rear.
  • Public Transit
    Piccadilly Railway Station<br /><br />Oxford Road Railway Station<br /><br />Chorlton Street Coach Station<br /><br />Piccadilly Bus Station<br /><br />Piccadilly Metrolink Stop<br /><br />Piccadilly Gardens Metrolink Stop
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 512 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Best Value

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Good for business meals

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Good for business meals

  • Manchester

    Best Value

  • Manchester

    Good for business meals

  • Manchester

    Good for business meals

512 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall, the experience at this restaurant was excellent. The food was great, the service was good, and I enjoyed my birthday meal. The only thing mentioned by my friends was that the music was a little loud. I will definitely be coming back soon. Thank you!

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  2. CarolineC

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely setting outside good food and drinks but cocktail deal poor as you have to have two of the same

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  3. Skatie

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Visited with a party of 5 for a birthday booking. The starters were all lovely besides one of them being forgotten however it was classed as a side so that could’ve been the confusion, it was then forgotten again with the main and when we asked for it, it arrived incorrect, we sent it back and it was corrected so no harm there. The mains had some mixed reviews, the steaks weren’t warm considering they were over cooked. I ordered the lamb which was ridiculously overcooked but completely cold and missing the sauce, the waiter was more than happy to take it back and said that the chef was recooking the food. I appreciate this isn’t a quick process but everyone had finished long before the food arrived again. Once it did arrive only the meat had been remade, I received the same dish with the meat added on top. It was again overcooked and horribly charred. The waiter asked me if it was ok and I said yes at first but when he asked again, considering I didn’t eat it I said unfortunately it was no better. He was happy to comp it as I hadn’t eaten it and he was more than apologetic and lovely. Cannot fault the service at all he went above and beyond at every step, he even brought me a complimentary drink while I waited for the food. I would overall recommend this place as it’s lovely and the other dishes and starters were lovely. I would visit again based on this and the service. Just a shame about some of the food, the chef has let the restaurant down on this occasion. Even more of a shame because it was for my birthday - to note an additional discount was added to the bill which we didn’t and wouldn’t have asked for so that was more than kind of them

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  4. borntoshop

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely meal, myself and sister in law had the hanging kebab with fries and a dip, absolutely beautiful. Our friend had fish and chips and she said that was beautiful too. We had 2 rounds of cocktails which were on 2 for £14. The staff were lovely so helpful. We love eating at Velvet

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  5. Mooney

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great service great overall everything was great.

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  6. JustynandYolanda

    Manchester

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We’ve never been before but saw advertising for their Sunday roast. The menu is very good and it’s incredible value. The service was overall good but is a little dependent on who serves you in the moment. The food was presented very well and they catered for some change we asked for but a little more seasoning would have been nice. All that said, overall recommended if you don’t mind eating inside and downstairs, so perhaps better for when it isn’t sunny 🙂 They also were running a 2 for £14 deal on cocktails, which was a very nice way to finish the meal 👍

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  7. Paul

    Manchester

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always the staff were fantastic. The new menu has some good choices

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  8. Holster

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came here on Friday. The food was lovely. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The restaurant was lovely comfortable and warm would definitely recommend.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great value for money, friendly service! I will recommend to others, and certainly will be returning!

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  10. JussyBean

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent. I have a medical condition that seriously affects what and how I can eat. Staff were more than happy to meet my needs. Food itself was lovely, we both had the roast beef dinner. Really generous portions that were perfectly cooked.

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  11. JohnR

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant staff & fantastic food. Overall Excellent value for money, especially in Manchester City Centre

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  12. AndyF

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Friendly and helpful staff.

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  13. Cristina

    Lancashire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Both the food and the service were great! Quality, friendly and welcoming place.

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  14. PhilD

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    ,3 of us had dinner my partner's risotto was watery so in stead of doing it again he was asked. Did he any thing else had had a chicken burger my friends lamb the while meal was cold so she had chicken burger I had chicken and chorizo kebabs which were lovely the chocolate bomb was not a bomb it was a flat foundant it was cold on there too used to go all the time won't be going again

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  15. Mooney

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have a lovely 2 course lunch the food was delicious service was great.

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  16. colinb

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The menu was limited. Food was ok. Felt more like pub food than a restaurant.

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  17. Lizziec

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely meal service was great too.. would go again for sure

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  18. JulieW

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely meal . Service was excellent went out of his way to be helpful. 5 stars 🌟

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From start to finish we both loved it!! The food was lovely & all very tasty. The service was great with no pressure to eat fast to finish our meals.

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  20. Angela

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Meatballs, soup, mussels and fish & chips. Nice menu, nice venue & lovely waiting on staff on service that evening. (Pearson and Maxi)

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  21. MattH

    Manchester

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Have eaten here regularly but recently the food and service has gone down hill. The restaurant wasn’t very busy at all and it took ages to get our starters, plus had to ask for a replacement drink which was flat. When mains arrived the chicken in the chick burger was more the thickness of ham than chicken. Very poor overall.
    Village BrasserieResponded on 12 March 2024
    Dear Matt. Thank you for choosing Village Brasserie and for your loyalty. We sincerely apologise that your recent experience with us did not meet our normal standards. We recently launched our exciting new menu which has been incredibly popular, bringing back some of the most popular dishes from Velvet Restaurant. We are disappointed to hear that we missed the mark on this occasion but are confident that will have ironed out some of those teething problems with the new menu in time for your next visit. Kind Regards, Joshua

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  22. RyanS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a very simple booking process, and when we arrived at the venu it was very easy to find. The restaurant itself looks stunning, very individual and displays the herritage of the building it occupies. It certainly does not look like one of the usual restaurant chains. Staff were all very helpfull, they were on hand and once our order were taken the food arrived, hot and an excellent quality and price. There were 6 of us in a group and no one had a single complaint. This is a hidden gem and we will deffinately be returning.
    Village BrasserieResponded on 12 March 2024
    Dear Ryan, Thank you for your kind feedback and for choosing to dine with us! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and, in particular, the unique vibe of the venue. We hope to see you again in the not so distant future! Kind Regards, Joshua

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  23. ElizabethW

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very friendly staff and attentive. Loved the ambiance. The background music was great … some banging tunes. Food was perfect I had the Katsu chicken and my husband the kebab. We shared a cheesecake for dessert. The cocktails were fab 👌
    Village BrasserieResponded on 12 March 2024
    Dear Elizabeth, Thank you for your fabulous review! Delighted to hear that you had a fantastic experience with us and, in particular, the ambience, staff and our music. We hope to welcome you back when you're next in Manchester. Kind Regards, Joshua

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  24. RichardD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tasty food, clean restaurant, super friendly and helpful staff.

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  25. Cristina

    Lancashire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time visiting and we were impressed! Great quality food and portion size, excellent service and the cocktails were so good.
    Village BrasserieResponded on 12 March 2024
    Dear Cristina, Thank you for choosing Village Brasserie! We are delighted to hear that you were impressed with the food, service and cocktails. We pride ourselves on creating a welcoming environment for all and your review is a great anecdote of this. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, Joshua

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  26. Lawsonj

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely eating venue with a great choice of delicious food. Staff were very friendly. Would definitely eat here again when we are next in Manchester

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, the waiters looked after us well and the new menu was very nice

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  28. AmandaP

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was given a virgin experience voucher for my birthday and came on 18th Feb, from start to finish it was lovely, met at entrance by a lovely lady. The people that worked there were very friendly and also happy to talk to the customers, food was lovely beef Sunday lunch & the chocolate bomb desert is a must. The environment was lovely & quite. I would highly recommend this place. Thankyou for a lovely afternoon.💞

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Staffordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and delicious food! Highly recommended this restaurant to anyone 👌

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Cold food very long wait med well steak was more underdone than a med rare
    Village BrasserieResponded on 16 February 2024
    Hello, We are sorry to hear that the food and service did not meet your expectations. I will share your feedback with the restaurant manager and head chef for review. We hope you give us another chance to restore your faith in the brasserie in the not so distant future. Kind Regards, Village Brasserie Team

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  31. Angela

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely Valentine's set menu. From the new menu. Lovely.

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  32. JoAnnT

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice restaurant with delicious food and delightful attentive staffs, the three course Sunday lunch menu was excellent value the deserts particularly delicious

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  33. JessicaBell1

    Cheshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious and the staff were so professional and friendly. The room was quite cold but i think that was because it was quiet as we went in the day time. It hasn’t put me off and i would definitely recommend and go again

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  34. ConnieG

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Can’t say I was best pleased. I purchased a virgin experience for this place for my partners birthday, it was for a 3 course meal and a bottle of wine and what I paid for it I thought was great value for money but turning up there I was quite wrong. Firstly when I turned up I genuinely thought I was at the wrong place because the way it looked was quite different to the photo on virgin experience, even online it looks very different, they’ve clearly had a makeover and not in a good way. Second thing is the menu we was presented with, at first they gave us there full menu which is what I thought I was getting, until I mentioned we are on a virgin experience, he took the menus away and presented us with a laminated piece of paper with a virgin experience logo copy and pasted at the top and with 4 options on each stage of the meal. Now for people who would like to dine on a 4 star experience on a budget this is certainly the way to make them feel cheap and embarrassed being presented with this menu! Absolutely degrading!! Now I don’t know who writes the description on virgin experience but it quotes on there that it is a generous set menu and that it will include Moules mariniere which was furthest from the truth! Fortunately we expressed our concerns with the waiter and he offered us some free cocktails which was lovely to do so and the team made the experience as lovely as possible but I still felt very upset and embarrassed to have been mislead like that and especially it being for my partners birthday surprise it was very disappointing and I could see it on his face to which made me feel terrible.
    Village BrasserieResponded on 16 February 2024
    Hello ConnieG, Thank you for your feedback. I am little confused by your observations on our restaurant as the photo on Virgin Experience Days is exactly the same as the brasserie now, there has been no refurbishment since the photo was taken. The Virgin Experience Days voucher has a set menu to choose from as opposed to the a la carte offering due to the value of each voucher. I do apologise that you feel this detracted from the experience and it is never our intention to degrade our guest. I am pleased the team helped to turn the experience around and would invite you to return once more when our new menu is launched shortly to help restore your faith in our brasserie. Kind Regards, Village Brasserie Team

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  35. Matt

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great evening out with my nephew. Superb friendly and attentive service. Tasty food in a calm and relaxing environment. I will happily come back when I'm next in Manchester.
    Village BrasserieResponded on 16 February 2024
    Hello Matt, It was great meeting you and your nephew on the 7th December. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us and , in particular, the relaxing environment we strive for. We hope to welcome you back to Village Brasserie in the not so distant future. Kind Regards, Village Brasserie Team

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  36. SteveJ

    Birmingham

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal, and service, by the 2 guys mason and Paul. Will return
    Village BrasserieResponded on 16 February 2024
    Hello Steve, Thank you for the review. Delighted to hear that you enjoyed yourr meal and the service from Mason and Paul. I will pass your feedback to them, and we await your return! Kind Regards, Village Brasserie Team

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  37. Jill

    Bath

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved this place! I came as a lone female diner while away with work. The staff were so welcoming and the ambience just right, so stayed and read loads of my book. The garden salad was wonderful and I loved how the staff were happy to give me lots of time to just chill out and enjoy my evening.
    Village BrasserieResponded on 16 February 2024
    Hello Jill, Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the chilled ambience of the brasserie, alongisde the great food and service. We strive to create a welcoming and inclusive space for guests to unwind away from the busy city centre, we hope to welcome you back shortly! Kind Regards, Village Brasserie Team

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  38. PaulCritchleyGreen

    Manchester

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service and food. My auntie had the Sea Bass and I the Lamb, both were exquisite. The team were great very attentive, pleasant and polite. The whole experience was fantastic and I shall most definitely be returning
    Village BrasserieResponded on 16 February 2024
    Hello Paul, Thank you for the review. We are delighted to hear of your praise for our food and service. I will share your reccomendations with our head chef, and we shall await your return, hopefully in the not so distant future. Kind Regards, Village Brasserie Team

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  39. Mancsatheart

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Seemed quiet for a Thursday night, but it didn’t deter from a beautiful meal, with very attentive staff in such a welcoming venue. Still my favourite place. Delicious 2 for£14 cocktails beforehand….perfect!
    Village BrasserieResponded on 2 February 2024
    Thank you for your wonderful review, Maxi and Mason appreciate your review very much. Can't wait to see you again for more cocktails.

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  40. AlisonB

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great, the food was amazing, definitely value for money. We would return again.

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Village Brasserie is rated 4.4 stars by 512 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Village Brasserie

2 Canal Street, Manchester, M1 3HE

Additional information

  • Area
    Manchester
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed, Thu 16:00–23:00 Fri, Sat 12:00–23:30 Sun 12:00–20:30
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Fusion / Eclectic, English, British
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street parking to rear.
  • Public Transit
    Piccadilly Railway StationOxford Road Railway StationChorlton Street Coach StationPiccadilly Bus StationPiccadilly Metrolink StopPiccadilly Gardens Metrolink Stop
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Tom Parkin
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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