The Metropolitan

4.5
517 reviews
£25 and under
British
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.
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. Your favourite coffee or tea will finish your meal in style.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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
What 517 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RichardB
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great pub Great food and atmosphere though was slightly subdued due to COVID restrictions. I’ve been going since it was The Midland in the early 80’s

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JamesR
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for food, a few days before the nation wide lockdown.
Staff were friendly, abs just chatty enough without being overbearing. Food was excellent. Had a lovely time.

RM
vipRayM
Manchester
17 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Well done the staff involved on Thursday, working hard in difficult times, service ,food and beer very good !

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LydiaN
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and lovely staff! Can’t wait to go again

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MaccAbbo
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

They have clearly worked hard to implement and practice safe measures to continue operating through tough pandemic conditions. We felt safe, enjoyed a good meal in a comfortable environment as close to normal as it could be.

NM
NickM
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again great food great service great value for money

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Drugman1962
Manchester
13 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Escape from lockdown with our bubble. Just what we needed to relax and forget the current troubles.
Service was friendly and food was good - excellent burger.
Shame to see lots of empty tables in what is normally a busy pub/restaurant - they must really be feeling the Tier 3 restrictions which mean you have to eat a meal in order to have a drink (alcoholic).
Lets hope better times aren't too far off.

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RobertL
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very pleasant atmosphere. Great food selection and excellent service from our waiter.

LH
LisaH
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So safe, staff are brilliant, food was spot on. Partner had pizza - he loves the copious amount of toppings and I had a pork steak that was off the specials. Dog welcome & service was perfect. Second week in a row we have been and it won’t be the last.

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MarkO
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great check in, great service , great food, thanks Met

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tommyboy1
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Covid rules clear. Friendly clear guidance on sanitisers, table distance. Staff wore masks.
service was efficient and courteous. Food was well cooked and tasty..Good value

RM
vipRayM
Manchester
18 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Again Staff performed well in difficult circumstances, seems a team effort to keep the building clean and the main consideration is the safety of the customers. Great menu available and pizza selection from the oven available from 17.00 pm.

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Anonymous
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Decent limited menu which is understandable due to the current climate, app did not work to order from the table when it came to making payments which again is outside of control. Overall great space, good vibes at a decent price, easy go to place. would recommend for a casual evening.

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NickM
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, Great atmosphere, Great staff
Thank you

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HelenE
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy food in a Covid secure environment. Great service

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SamL
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice speedy and friendly service at the Met. Generous portions with great ambiance in a lovely building.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely atmosphere and great food as usual but I was really cold

MO
MarkO
Manchester
7 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service 5 star ⭐️

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Mancjim52
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

3 of us sat in the covered outdoor area. Its spacious and airey although the heaters are so powerful it was quite hot underneath them

SM
SophieM
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very helpful, friendly staff. We enjoyed a relaxed Friday family meal.

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Sandy
London
6 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Beautiful space, good menu and very friendly staff. I was surprised that my non-alcoholic bottle of beer was priced higher than my husband's pint (a rather steep £5.15 for a bottle of Erdinger). Overall a nice meal out in a lovely old pub :)

RM
vipRayM
Manchester
18 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Usual great service in difficult times, staff very good and the atmosphere is always while eating good cuisine !

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Craig
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We were seated inside which was very spacious, felt comfortable that they've taken due care given the pandemic.

I had the Sunday roast (beef). Beef was tender, plenty of gravy and huge Yorkshire pud. Veg was mainly red cabbage. I'd have liked a few more greens personally but no real complaints, it was decent enough and I enjoyed it.

Bar orders are accepted via the "OpenPay" app, however I found this didn't work on my phone, so had to rely on table service - which I suspect may have suffered a little if most are able to use the app.

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RodgerP
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great quality. The lamb dish could not be faulted. Professional and very friendly service.

MO
MarkO
Manchester
7 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I have usually put it down as 5* but on this occasion it wasn’t - this happens regularly thinking of it, you place a food order and the food arrives often before cutlery and condiments- as soon as order is taken you should take the cutlery napkins and sauces etc... should be taken to table well in advance of food,,, food arrived and had to wait for cutlery and didn’t seem quick at all - please sort this out

RM
vipRayM
Manchester
18 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

In strange times the staff performed to their normal high standards in what seemed a very safe environment. The hygiene controls are very well implemented in this establishment ! The food was good and the Pizza choices are plenty !

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JanineE
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I really enjoyed my visit to the metropolitan pub, the customer service was great and what they had put into place to protect their customers from Covid-19 made me feel really safe :)

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Jaffa
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience4

I thought the vegetarian options were very poor. I didn't particularly enjoy the Mushroom and Spinach Wellington that I ordered, thus would not recommend to anyone I know

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LindaB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great table service. Lovely staff. Shown to table relevantly quickly.
Great night, thank you!

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Thomas
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Beer and food is good and the app system works well for orders. All off the staff are polite apart from the staff on the welcome desk who seem to be using covid as a excuse to be rude.

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Becks39
Manchester
9 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, excellent food great service. Just hope we don't go into lockdown again!

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Good atmosphere and service. Distancing implemented well.

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Lindsay78
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff are great and the

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Romana
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were great, very friendly and always happy to bring us any extras we needed. The measures in place to keep everyone safe are followed by well and we felt very safe and welcome. Food was amazing! Thank you for a great visit

RM
vipRayM
Manchester
18 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Usual good service in a safe environment, not the cheapest pub in town, but cheap prices are known to attract cheap people, this cannot be said of the Metropolitan Hotel. The standard set by management is high and maintained !!

JD
JamesD
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was delicious and arrived in good time, the chips were REALLY crispy which I love, and my impossible burger was delicious. The service was great, just the right balance of being on top of everything without being intrusive, and the staff were all very friendly. I’d definitely go back.

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RuthC
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, felt very safe - staff were fantastic

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TomM
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great environment, great service. Well adapted to new protocols.

MO
MarkO
Manchester
7 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Didn’t enjoy being outside as much as indoors but I left it late to book- still great tho and a lovely afternoon 👍🏻🍺🍺

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MetroGal
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Generally love the meals we have here. Never had any negative meals.
Mostly the staff are attentive and friendly. Maybe someone was having an off-day on our last visit - )got the feeling that we were being a nuisance when asking for a slight change to the menu), but won’t stop us coming back.
Really like the way that lots of Covid-Hygiene measures have been put in to protect and socially distance.
Good job!

FAQs

The Metropolitan is rated 4.5 stars by 517 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.