The Metropolitan

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243 reviews
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£25 and under
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British

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Sunday Lunch
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The Metropolitan was formerly a grand Victorian railway hotel and is now enjoying a new life as a fabulous bar and restaurant. Full of style and character, its success is built on quality products served by friendly and professional staff.
Enjoy food that's freshly prepared and locally sourced in the airy Conservatory Restaurant. Our lunch menu suits those with a light appetite and limited time as well as those choosing a more leisurely pace and a hearty meal.Evenings in the restaurant are perfect for celebrating special occasions or just a catch up with friends.
We serve breakfast and Afternoon Teas in the cosy atmosphere of the Library with its real wood fires and books.
Traditional Sunday Lunch is a fantastic family experience with a lively atmosphere .
To accompany your meal the bar has an exciting range of spirits, some great local cask ales and exceptional wines including a large selection by the glass. Barista coffees and whole leaf teas finish your meal in style.
What 243 People Are Saying
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JG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice food made to a high standard from local suppliers. Would definitely recommend for nice decor and good atmosphere.

r
Manchester
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service

SB
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely food consistently good Sunday roasts and delicious puddings

KM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We really impressed with the ambience and layout of the Metropolitan. The service was attentive and friendly.

All of our main courses were delicious and beautifully cooked.

My only real gripe was the dessert. It was a little tasteless, sloppy and disproportioned.

Other than that though, our meal was delicious and we will definitely be back! Thank you.

ND
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always great atmosphere, Sunday dinner was excellent.

OT
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good

OT
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and large portions. Really good service thanks again!

m
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We all had Sunday lunch, which was tepid since we were out with friends we did not want to send the food back, it was just very average

M
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely roast! Amazing burger! Friendly staff :) Would return!

RA
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Meal was, as good as always. The braved beef was superb and the sticky toffee pudding was to die for. Always have a good time here as the food is always good.

GA
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful setting with great food, service was a little slow despite it not being busy but id definitely want to go back

L
Manchester
27 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual, lovely friendly efficient staff, especially the barman in the pub part with dark hair & glasses 5*

IA
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Outstanding food, especially the vegetarian roast (aubergine, lentils and hazelnuts). Brownies also outstanding. Friendly smiley staff. Only the roast potatoes (dry and hard) were disappointing.

B
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was great and the staff friendly and welcoming, such a nice change to see. My friends loved the decor and ambience. We were impressed with the meal particularly the roast dinner. Slightly diappointed with the desserts, the treacle pudding didn't really taste of treacle, more like chocolate sponge with treacle sauce. But loved the retro baked Alaska with the fruity twist.

K
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food

The Metropolitan
Responded on 16 September 2019

Thanks for reviewing, we're so pleased you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening

JS
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Quick and friendly service. Food good really liked the different types of vegetables . Only downside was the Yorkshire puddings were very big which made them taste of cardboard, also a little more gravy would of been nice.

MM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Sunday roast - great veg option and huge portion size

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Sunday roast. Food wasn’t very warm, potatoes not very crispy, generous portions. Tables a bit cramped and close together, noisy.

OT
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good.

M
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took an elderly couple for lunch. It was his birthday. She is very deaf and very fussy. We sat in the restaurant at a window seat so it was light The noise level was low, the service was relaxed but very efficient.
We all enjoyed it!

BD
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I like the Met lot. !!! It’s asked me to write 50 characters so have added a few more.

p
Manchester
8 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent, our server was very pleasant and helpful

OT
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The bar service was slower than I would have liked but the food and service was excellent.

BK
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Splendid Sunday lunch with lots of veg and massive Yorkshire puds.

R
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, the staff couldn’t have been more helpful it was a lovely evening

j
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great Sunday lunch and good value for the quality. The only reason I didn’t give the food five stars is the food was warm and not hot.

F
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food as always. The service was excellent despite how busy it was.

ME
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice relaxed atmosphere. Excellent service from staff. Very attentive

JO
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a treat to visit the Metropolitan- never fails to impress.

JS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice tasty food and staff were really pleasant. Went for a Sunday roast which me and my partner both enjoyed.

KB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We were seated in the main bar area, it was draughty due to 2 main doors being left ajar. I was cold and feared that I would get a stiff neck. The table and chairs were not conducive to comfortable eating, as the arms on the chair prevented being able to get close enough, without sitting on the edge of your seat. Both of these factors detract from the value for money aspect. The vegetables were the best feature of our meal, absolutely excellent., the meat less so, my poussin was dry and difficult to eat (see above), my partners beef was good, but a small serving compared to similar establishments and prices. I would return but I would need to be seated in the restaurant area.

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very impressive Sunday roast. Generous portions, everything tasted home-made and fresh, and perfectly cooked. Since the sad closure of the Parlour in Chorlton, this is the best pub roast I’ve had in Manchester.

CL
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice place and friendly staff. Never felt rushed was very pleasant. Would book for another time.

K
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, we enjoyed a lovely afternoon, not rushed

CM
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Love the ambiance and food is good. Staff need some training, slamming plates and glasses down on tables!

AA
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food,service and atmosphere are all perfect. Love it here.

TA
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Enjoyed our meals.
Service polite and prompt
An enjoyable experidnce

BL
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

The sausage and mash was terrible - it was swimming in gravy & I didn't feel the sausages were butchers standard which I'd expect for £12. The baked Camembert was nice - but an ungenerous portion of toast accompanied it. Also at a £12 cost - it was ridiculously marked up - for a tub of cheese (retails around £2/3) and 6 pieces of toast.

I told the waiter about the issue with the gravy & we had one of our two deserts taken off the bill - which was a nice gesture - but I felt so unwell after my main I didn't eat a desert so felt like I hadn't really had any compensation. The service was nice, but it's after feeling unwell all night it's not a dining experience I'll be returning to.

JM
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. Bar staff also very knowledgable and friendly great birthday meal .

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