Village Brasserie

4.3
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39 reviews
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£25 and under
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Fusion / Eclectic
Located on Canal Street in one of Manchester’s most vibrant areas, the Village, underneath the iconic Velvet Hotel & Bar.

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

The menu focuses on classic British dishes serving succulent cuts of meat from steaks, lamb chops to succulent burgers, delicious vegan and pizza dishes.

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Daily 11:00AM - 5:30PM 8:30PM - 11:00PM

What 39 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.1
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4.5
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4.1
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4.3
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J
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Loud house/trance music at lunch time. Food mediocre. Smell from smoking outside coming down through window from pavement.

D
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a special evening and it was excellent. Lovely food, nice service and good atmosphere. We will come again

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was lovely, service very good and quality for the price

NE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it here - everything about it from he location to the decor to the gorgeous food!

OT
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic!!! Food was gorgeous but the service was even better!! Yan the waiter was fabulous, lovely man, couldn't do enough for us! Thankyou so much to Yan and the others for a great birthday meal and night. Xxxxxx defo be back, can't recommend enough.

OT
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and friendly staff, highly recommended

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience1

Restaurant empty and lacking conviviality.

BD
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sunday Lunch, couldn’t fault the service either.
Had the offer, Sunday lunch for 2 with a bottle of wine for £30. Excellent value .
Was our second time there, & will be returning .

l
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food amazing, had BOGOF main meal, really good value. Fabulous cocktails

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great visit

P
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We used to eat in Velvet 2 to 3 times a month but when it became Macro Pierre White, we stopped going in as the food was terrible and over priced. It is great to see it is back how it used to be . We will be eating there again. The service was great (friendly and attentive) and the food was nice albeit the new menu is not as good as the old Velvet Restaurant menu (bring back the pizzas!). Great wine selection. Looking forward to seeing you get your mojo back.

Village Brasserie
Responded on 19 January 2020

Thank you for your lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

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CF
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, amazing atmosphere nice and quiet. Lovely informative staff team. Offering recommendations for drinks and food. Definitely will be going again. Well done Velvet x

Village Brasserie
Responded on 15 January 2020

Thank you for your lovely review. Hope to welcome you back soon.

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JD
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mood was quiet but that was great as I hate eating in a noisy venue. Staff very helpful and food great ,> Huge portions and good value. Would recommend

OS
London
34 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience1

It looked very nice and vibey but sadly lacking in atmosphere. Pretty decor and one server very friendly but other one a bit brash and rushed. Food was ok but nothing special.

MT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The service was impeccable from the very second we walked in. The restaurant was beautiful and the tables laid out perfectly. The food was outstanding, delicious and perfectly portioned. It was excellent value for money £40 for 3 courses and a bottle of wine for 2. I would highly recommend this as somewhere to eat, especially for a special occasion. The staff were really attentive and we had an amazing time

TW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely service, relaxed atmosphere, great tasting food. Enjoyed a Saturday evening meal with 4 friends and would definitely go back.

DB
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great venue and great food!! Would visit again without doubt!!

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for my graduation party, the staff were really friendly, the food was a little late but it was amazing, the owner of the place gave us free drinks. I will defo go back.

TE
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

After I made my booking, I received an email telling me that my booking had been cancelled by the restaurant with no explanation as to why. I rebooked with Richmond tea rooms instead, and will not book online with your restaurant again.

H
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Table not ready upon arrival, had to push tables together. No crackers on table. Not aware of desert choices even though we’d pre booked. Audacity to add service charge on.

OT
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and excellent value for money

CB
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely restaurant, good value, well cooked food, service from all the staff was excellent.

n
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great find. Food reasonable and my brother in law said the scallops were the best he ever tasted !

MN
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The maitre d and waiter were both friendly and attentive and our food was excellent. Back to your best velvet! Well done. Lovely to get a card with a complimentary starter on our next visit too and what gorgeous food. Well worth it, thanks! We'll be back.

Village Brasserie
Responded on 21 November 2019

Hi MarkN Thank you for the review and for taking the time to feedback. We look forward to welcoming you again soon

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J
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We chose Velvet for a small reunion as we had been students together 50 years ago. We travelled in from all corners of the country. The food was great and the noise level was perfect as we really wanted to talk and catch up. The table was the perfect size for conversation too. Thank you- it was a memorable day.

Village Brasserie
Responded on 11 November 2019

Hi Jude Wow, what a great reason to be meeting up and thank you for choosing our venue to do it. We were thrilled to read that it was perfect for your occasion and we wish you all the best.

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CL
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The waiter was a joy,funny but professional. The food was very good. the steaks cooked to perfection.

Village Brasserie
Responded on 11 November 2019

Hi ChristineL Thank you for the feedback and glowing review. I will pass the comments on to the team who will be thrilled. Thanks Again

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S
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent, the staff were very friendly and helpful. Highly recommend.

Village Brasserie
Responded on 8 November 2019

Hi Skelly Thank you for taking the time to review, we were thrilled to read your feedback and 5 stars. We hope to see you back again soon

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JE
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pre theatre menu and pinot noir, exceptional value and choice and food and wine was actually excellent, no negatives. Very quiet place, dont understand why, possibly because at the very end of canal street, definitely a hidden gem and its our go to place now before the palace theatre

S
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and cocktails were all delicious, very friendly attentive staff. Nice relaxed atmosphere but still feels like a special treat

IR
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food !!!
Staff were brilliant very attentive and polite..
Food was out of this world

S
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

We was looking forward to coming for a meal here, sadly it left very much to be desired. the service was good although the restaurant was not greatly busy.
looking at the menu it looked great, it reality this wasn't the case.
I ordered Belly pork to start well it was the 3 smallest squares with the chilli jam they did taste good but was more fat than meat and certainly not worth the money.
Main was fillet steak after trying to order the ribeye as medium rare but more rare to be told that it would be too chewy so swapping to fillet.
The meals came out and to say shocked was not the case i serve better at home it was the smallest piece of steak (unfortunately with gristle in it) with a plateful of all i can say is frozen fries and nothing else looking like it had just been thrown on a plate and at £26.95 is just way too much.... Sadly i feel like they are just using there location to charge extortinate prices that higher quality restaurants charge (for much better meals) thankfully we had the 50% off food but even with that it was hugely over priced Sadly left very disappointed and will not return.

Village Brasserie
Responded on 22 October 2019

Hi Scott, I was very disappointed to read your comments and wanted to follow this up. I am aware that the restaurant manager on the day, dealt with the situation and came to a resolution before you left. It is however not our norm as was explained and i thank you for your feedback received on the day Thanks again and we do hope to be able to welcome you back

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KH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Unfortunately the food was terrible, incredibly over seasoned soup, so much white pepper that you couldn't taste anything else. The steak was one of the worst we had ever had, fatty, gritty and burnt on the outside.
The staff were the best bit, very helpful, courteous and polite even though we didn't enjoy the food. I'd recommend for a drink but wouldn't eat there again.

Village Brasserie
Responded on 2 October 2019

Dear KatyH, Apologies, that a great shame that you did not enjoy your meal - As readers can see from the previous reviews this is not the normal. We ask diners that do not enjoy the food to raise it at the time, as the staff as you commentated on would of been happy to ensure a replacement dish is provided We would love to hear further feedback and have a chance to put this right, please contact the venue directly and advise your review comments Kind Regards. VBBV Team

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CQ
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great meal we had. Lovely staff and nice friendly atmosphere. The steak was gorgeous. We will definitely be back.

Village Brasserie
Responded on 27 September 2019

Dear CarolineQ, Thank you for your lovely review of Velvet Restaurant we're so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Best Wishes, Velvet Team!

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SB
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very good standard and taste. Only minor exception was brown bread, which was not the freshest. Drinks were good quality. Service by Keely was excellent. She was a good server and a lovely person.

T
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Not been for a long time, was nice enough however I think we were the last in so felt rushed to leave despite having made a booking. Staff were lovely, burger was supposed to have blue cheese on but I think they’d forgotten to put this on. Would go again but used to be fantastic!

Village Brasserie
Responded on 21 September 2019

Dear Taylor, Thank you for taking the time to review Velvet, we're so pleased that you enjoyed your visit but felt rushed to leave, thats never our intention. We do look forward to seeing you again soon! Best Wishes, Velvet Team :-)

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T
County Durham
18 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening meal at Velvet. Good choice of starters and the Scotch egg was delicious

Village Brasserie
Responded on 14 September 2019

Hi Tricshine, Thank you for your lovley review, we're so pleased you ejoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Velvet Team!

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P
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Really nice setting, attentive and friendly staff and lovely food (it does not get an "amazing" because the aubergine was a little undercooked). I would definitely recommend and go back.

Village Brasserie
Responded on 15 September 2019

Dear Patricia, Thank you for your lovley review, we're dissapointed not to have 5* this time but look forward to welcoming you back again soon; we highly recommend the gnocchi on your next visit! Best Wishes Velvet Team!

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CQ
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely gorgeous food and the lunch offer is a real bargain at £10. It’s a beautiful setting too. Highly recommended

Village Brasserie
Responded on 14 September 2019

Hi RichardK, Thank you for your 5* review, we're so pleased you ejoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Velvet Team!

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RK
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Service was excellent and everything was done to accommodate us and our needs. Paying for the 'name' of the chef but overall a good experience

Village Brasserie
Responded on 14 September 2019

Hi RichardK, Thank you for your lovley 4* review, we're so pleased you ejoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Velvet Team!

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