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Village Brasserie

4.2
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48 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 48 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.1
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4.5
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4.1
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4.2
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Emma
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Very friendly service and food was nice. Good ambience.

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Tracy
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was very good quality and despite being in a pandemic we were able to enjoy a sense of normality and have a lovely meal

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Our waiter was great, however food let the place down! Food was cold just like the restaurant, didn’t complain as didn’t want to wait longer for my food. Can’t say I’d go back

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SueS
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and deals and value for money. Steaks are very good but also the chicken and burgers - something for everyone with great canal street service

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vicky
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambience as always.

Expected less due to covid 19 but not at all, a perfect location and food for a perfect date.

Village Brasserie
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Vicky, Thank you for you review. We are try to be always be on the top of our game to ensure our guest experience the best, and to have such feed back like yours is always heart warming. We hope to see you soon again at Village Brasserie by Velvet. Kind Regards, VBBV Team

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EdenR
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Considering it was the first night of opening after COVID-19, I felt that all of the staff were brilliant and really friendly. It was a shame that they had to stop making cocktails, it would maybe have been better if they had pre-made them, because there was a 30 minute wait due the demand of them! Myself and my friend had a great time though :-) thank you!

Village Brasserie
Responded 4 days ago

Dear EdenR, Thank you for your lovely review. I will pass on to my bar staff your review and we will make sure that on your next visit you will looked after well. Hopefully see you soon. Regrads, VBBV Team

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Marlee
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall1food5service3ambience1

I had a booking for two, we arrived on time and were told by a lady we are full, she conferred with the manager anhe said the same. We were seated outside, then two other females were seated outside. We then saw three men allowed to be seated inside. It felt very selective and not a good start to the night. Cancelled and went VIA instead.

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richardp
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked a table for drinks on Saturday and was impressed with the organisation in regards to the new COVID 19 process. Great drinks and very professional service.
Great job guys !

Village Brasserie
Responded 4 days ago

Dear richardP, Thank you for your lovely review. We worked hard the past weeks and to hear this from our guest is beyond heart warming. We hope to welcome you back soon. Best wishes, VBBV Team

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KelsieH
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really speedy and friendly service. Food was so good, I had fillet steak and fries, I opted for truffle oil and Parmesan on my fries and honestly, they were the best fries I’ve had in months. Felt really safe with the social distancing, sanitising and stringent temperature checks. Really happy and would recommend.

Village Brasserie
Responded 4 days ago

Dear KelsieH, Thank you for your review! I will pass on your review to the kitchen. Safety now more that before is a Priority. We are proud that you felt safe under your visit. We hope to see you soon. regards, VBBV Team

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Jules
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.

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Dolly
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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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NickyE
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!

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and friendly staff, highly recommended

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience1

Restaurant empty and lacking conviviality.

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BevD
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 .

Village Brasserie
Responded on 29 June 2020

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

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lesleyw
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great visit

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Paul
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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CraigF
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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JohnD
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

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vipOdetteS
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.

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MrsT
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

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TinaW
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.

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DavidB
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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TracyE
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.

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Helen
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and excellent value for money

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CherylB
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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nicolah
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 !

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MarkN
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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Jude
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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ChristineL
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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Skelly
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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JENNIFERP
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

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Shellbee
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

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IanR
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

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Scott
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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