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Village Brasserie, Manchester,

Village Brasserie

4.2
4.2
298 Reviews
£26 to £40
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.

We operate in-line with Government's guidelines to ensure the safety of our staff and customers.

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

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2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Fusion / Eclectic, English, British

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Thu 12:00–21:00 Fri, Sat 12:00–23:00 Sun 12:00–20:00

  • Phone number

    0161 236 9003 x2

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, 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, NCP Chorlton street, guests receive 50%

  • Public Transit

    <br>Piccadilly Train station<br><br />Piccadilly Bus station<br><br />Piccadilly Tram

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 298 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Romance

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Sunday Lunch

  • Manchester

    Romance

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  1. ZL

    ZiggyLavlle

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fab early Sunday supper, lush drinks, great services from Yan & onto a brilliant night upstairs in the bar: Emma was in the decks & had the whole place rocking with her fab tunage. Lovely friendly crowd & super helpful staff! Loved the whole experience & will return for sure. 👍🏻🥂🍴🥂👍🏻 Z.
  2. CH

    ChrisH

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first visit but it will not be our last. The service was first class, the young man who greeted us made us feel very welcome. As my wife is a wheelchair user it was a nice touch that she was offered a proper seat not just pull a chair away and that is it { this is the first time this has happened without us asking } It is little thing like this that make the visit a little more special. The food was excellent and the portions on the large side and cooked to perfection. The service was attentative without being in you face , the music was just loud enough to hear but still able to hold a conversation. We loved the decore and ambiance it is perfect for that intamate dinner for two or a fun night out with friends.All in all great service great food great location what's not to like.
  3. AJ

    AnnaleisJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was lovely and staff were pleasant. Quieter than I would have expected for a Friday lunchtime
  4. RS

    RS11

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food in a beautiful venue. Can’t recommend the steak night enough.
  5. TO

    TerenceO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fine nice place and food good lllllll
  6. TM

    TanyaM

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Enjoyable Sunday roast dinner with house wine with very good service.
  7. t

    tekskin

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Excellent staff. Very friendly, but also perceptive to the different types of customer and needs. Food very good indeed. Nice little birthday treat for myself.
  8. p

    pedro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! Fantastic Service, food delicious and great value for money. Strongly recommend the Sunday lunches.

    Village BrasserieResponded on 26 July 2022Hello Pedro, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review, we are please you enjoyed our Sunday Lunch offering. Looking forward to welcoming you back, Velvet

  9. RC

    RebeccaC

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely stunning. The service and food was amazing!

    Village BrasserieResponded on 21 July 2022Hi Rebecca, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit, our menu is new therefore it is great to hear your thoughts. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future, Kind Regards, Velvet

  10. R

    Rob337

    Manchester

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    Food was not good, service sub par. Didn’t once get asked how the food was etc. the place was empty but still took 45 minutes from sitting down for food to arrive, which is king considering it was a pizza and wings. I had what was meant to be chicken supreme but it was just awful! Sauce split on the plate. Just avoid this place
  11. PC

    PamC

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to eat in the middle of the village. Good service and excellent food. We visited on Sunday afternoon so fairly quiet outside. We would go again.

    Village BrasserieResponded on 11 July 2022Hi PamC, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed our Sunday offering. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards, Velvet.

  12. FS

    FifiS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    The restaurant was surprisingly quiet for a Saturday evening. Orders were taken fairly quickly when we arrived and the food followed reasonably soon after and was excellent. From this point on the service went downhill very quickly. We waited for a very long time for plates to be cleared and then another long wait to get the attention of a member of staff to get the dessert menu. The wait to get the bill at the end of our meal took even longer as we were consistently ignored by the staff. With hindsight we should have just got up and headed for the door.
  13. LS

    LesleyS

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an absolutely wonderful afternoon The food was wonderful very tasty and excellent value for money All the staff were fantastic It was a lovely sunny day in Mcr and so busy but all the staff ( despite being run off their feet ) were friendly polite and attentive The bathrooms and bar area were spotless I would definitely visit again

    Village BrasserieResponded on 11 July 2022Good afternoon Lesley, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review about Village Brasserie. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and got to enjoy the Manchester sun on our canal side terrace. We have recently launched our new menu for outside so this is great feedback for our team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon, Velvet

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was lovely and polite couldn’t be more helpful (cant remember his name sorry, had blonde hair with a long earring, only been there for a month) food was delicious, restaurant was clean with lovely decor. Would definitely go again.

    Village BrasserieResponded on 11 July 2022Hello there, Thank you for this lovely feedback, we really appreciate it and will pass it onto the team in Village Brasserie. So pleased you enjoyed our new menu and the atmosphere of the restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you back, Velvet

  15. DO

    DavidO

    Exclusive

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    We did the Sunday lunch not alot of options and food was not that great

    Village BrasserieResponded on 11 July 2022Good afternoon DavidO, Thank you for your feedback, we are sorry to hear you think our offering wasn't what you expected. Our Sunday lunch menu is one of our most popular so we hope we can welcome you back in the future. Kind regards, Velvet

  16. NR

    NatRo

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The sharing meze was fantastic, hummus was absolutely delicious, never had anything like that before. Mains were good but desserts were not the best - Brasserie mess didn’t have a great fruit/meringue to cream ratio: too much cream in our opinion. Staff was friendly and it was quiet when we were there.

    Village BrasserieResponded on 11 July 2022Good afternoon NatRo, Thank you for your lovely review, we are so glad you enjoyed our menu offerings. We have recently launched a new menu so this is great to hear. We hope we can welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards, Velvet

  17. GL

    GaryL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Perfect place for a special occasion. The food was amazing and there's a good choice. Staff are helpful and friendly and the decor enhances the feeling of something special. Prices were a little on the high side for every day dining but for special occasions it's an all round special experience.

    Village BrasserieResponded on 11 July 2022Hi GaryL, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Village Brasserie. We have just launched a new menu so it is great to get this feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future, Velvet

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Me and my partner visited the village brasserie this week whilst spending a few days in Manchester the staff were super friendly the food was top quality, and the services was outstanding we really enjoyed are visit and would highly recommend to anyone visiting Manchester to make a booking! Would definitely return one day 10/10!!

    Village BrasserieResponded on 30 June 2022Hello there, We would just like to say thank you for leaving such a wonderful review about our restaurant. We have recently just launched a new menu so this feedback is great to hear. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future! Kind Regards, Velvet

  19. C

    Chris

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic good and fantastic service, with some great menu recommendations from the waiter

    Village BrasserieResponded on 30 June 2022Hi Chris, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. We will pass this on to the team at Village Brasserie and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards, Velvet

  20. MT

    MichailT

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 June 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    Was there for dinner and eventhough the food was not bad, the overall experience was not good at all. Portions were small considering the prices. Customer service was awful. Not attentive and quite abrupt. It was a very quiet night so only a couple more tables were occupied. There was no music.

    Village BrasserieResponded on 30 June 2022Hello Askif2022, Thank you for your feedback, this will be passed onto the team at Village Brasserie. We apologise if it wasn't to your standard, as service is something we work hard to achieve every day with all our customers. We hope we can make it up to you on your next visit, Kind Regards, Velvet

  21. HS

    HayleyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was lovely very nice staff and food was to die for.

    Village BrasserieResponded on 30 June 2022Hi HayleyS, So glad you enjoyed your meal with us here at Village Brasserie. We have recently just launched our brand new menu so thank you for this wonderful feedback, I will be sure to pass it over to the team. We look forward to seeing you again, Kind Regards, Velvet.

  22. N

    Nathan

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great stay, great people, great food Will stay again 👍
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Working in the industry I believe strongly that a service charge should not be added automatically to the bill, makes it very uncomfortable to refuse so on that basis would not return.
  24. BW

    BarryW

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful evening ,there was a great atmosphere in the evening and the staff were just superb and lovely 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

    Village BrasserieResponded on 30 June 2022Hello BarryW, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful review, I will pass your kind comments over to the team at Village Brasserie. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future, Kind Regards, Velvet.

  25. s

    stevenk

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and excellent food. Very peaceful and a relaxing experience.
  26. SS

    StuS

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful return visit. Jubilee weekend so music pumping from the DJ on the street outside from the bar, but clashed with the internal music. Maybe turn internal music off when your sister venue upstairs is blasting out music from a street dj? Still we had a great time though!
  27. JP

    JoanneP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stunning resteraunt with excellent food, staff lovely. Highly recommend!
  28. D

    Debbz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Its years since i have been here, even though the food is lovely, hot and well presented, i found the menu wasnt like it was years ago( they had more choice) i know things change etc, when i checked the menu online it was still on the winter one, so i was a little sad to get there and it was different after we had chosen what we wanted beforehand The place is fabulous, clean and well managed, the staff are lovely, overall its a lovely place, and what i did have in food was lovely
  29. MF

    MichaelF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, excellent choice and outstanding service.
  30. J

    John

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place to enjoy a quiet relaxing meal. Staff are very friendly and nothing is too much trouble. Highly recommended.
  31. SD

    SamanthaD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    We’ve been here before & the service was excellent so it was disappointing when it wasn’t as great on our most recent visit. We were asked to go to the bar as the table we booked wasn’t ready due to it being busy (there were two tables in & the rest empty). It almost seemed an inconvenience. We went to see if it was ready 15 minutes later and it still wasn’t/it appeared they’d forgotten. When we were seated it seemed an issue that I hadn’t already emailed my PIN number for the voucher but I’d directly emailed the restaurant and they advised to book a table as normal and provide the voucher on arrival. They also forgot to provide the wine so we had to ask for this after the main meal was served. Having said this, it was a lovely meal and great value. We noticed that they’d added extra items on since we last went with the same voucher which was nice & provided a variety of options to choose from!
  32. o

    olliej

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was really really nice, as I am a picky eater I loved ever last bit of the food. It came out really fast and the service was phenomenal thank you so much
  33. S

    Scottn

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    A good evening for my birthday. Felt the waitress could have been a bit more energetic. Was slightly annoyed that I emailed ahead of the visit to check that my 7 year old niece was ok to dine, this was fine. However, there are no kids menus available. This should have been stated I feel. Found it difficult to choose what she could eat and ended up with 2 sides which is disappointing. If you accept children then have a children's menu. Despite it being quiet I do feel the atmosphere could have been a bit more lively. Food was good, but for the prices of things and it being a brasserie, could have had some unique twists to meals and food meet the pricing!
  34. DS

    DavidS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Excellent food, service slow and inconsistent in terms of clearing and bringing drinks orders.
  35. d

    doriangrey

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Chose Velvet - Village Brasserie because it was always a favourite, and wasn't disappointed. The food was fab-- the sourdough, the scallops, a sirloin steak -- all delicious-- and triple-cooked chips that were the best I've had in a long time. And it stayed quiet until 30 minutes before closing time, so we could talk and hear each other!
  36. TR

    ThomasR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience1
    Very nice food and drink but cold in the building and also the staff are not helpful I had the shout to get there attention for service I wasn’t happy at all I wote be eating here agin
  37. LC

    LizzyC

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location on Canal Street. Clean venue, welcoming staff….good sense of humour. Food was excellent….lots of choice and really nice quality. Not too posh or stuffy….just nice, relaxed and comfortable.
  38. CH

    ChristopherH

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous as usual. The food was excellent. The staff were attentive, fun and provided a high standard of service. Great atmosphere and superb music playlist! Thank you again!
  39. MB

    MarkB

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Amazing value, great food and service. What more could you ask for ?
  40. JJ

    JohnJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The manager gave superb service, although he had to correct some mistakes either the waitress or the kitchen had made. Forgetting fries and onion rings. Our drinks order was wrong and we got a free round of drinks, we hadn’t noticed it was wrong as it was an alcohol free cocktail the mistake was with. The starters were simply delicious, scallops, butternut squash soup and scotch egg. The mains were a bit of a let down, chicken was good. However, lamb chop was over done, quite charred/black in places (I should of really sent it back, but didn’t want to make more fuss with the fries etc mix up). The person eating the beef cheek wasn’t awfully impressed. Ambience and staff in general were great. I’ve never had issues before here though, so still will be returning and look forward to the same high standard as I have previously experienced.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Village Brasserie is rated 4.2 stars by 298 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Village Brasserie

2 Canal Street, Manchester, M1 3HE

Additional information

  • Area

    Manchester

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Thu 12:00–21:00 Fri, Sat 12:00–23:00 Sun 12:00–20:00

  • Cuisines

    Fusion / Eclectic, English, British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street parking to rear, NCP Chorlton street, guests receive 50%

  • Public Transit

    Piccadilly Train stationPiccadilly Bus stationPiccadilly Tram

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Tom Parkin

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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