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The Metropolitan

4.5
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455 reviews
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£25 and under
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British

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Sunday Lunch
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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 455 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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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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NessaG
Manchester
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting under local lockdown, I felt really safe but also able to relax. There is a booking-only policy and everyone has to swipe in on the track and trace app.
All food is available everywhere now, not just pizzas outside, and our food was delicious.
Exceptional staff and felt really well organised.
A chilled out evening - not the normal Met madness but I kinda preferred it this way. Definitely a safe pair of hands for a lockdown night out.

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Jimbo
Oxford
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

All round good night

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AnnC
Manchester
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Poor service due to too few staff who were working as hard as they could .
Went to order dessert at 9 told kitchen closed !Mot informed this would happen when ordering main course.
Meals all came at different times
It was my birthday so very disappointing e waning

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malvolio
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always a good place to eat; nice varied menu; always have good people serving. They seem to be coping well with the restrictions; don't hesitate give them a go, we can't afford to lose these places or the jobs that go along with it.

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DavidB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely dinner with drinks sitting outside. Will definitely stop by again the next time we're in the area.

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Ionela
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely lunch , food was very tasty , staff very welcoming.

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JanetS
Manchester
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A very pleasant experience in a safe environment with good food and efficient and pleasant staff

DB
DavidB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience1

The food has good rapidly down hill in the last couple of years. It used to be one of the best foody pubs.

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Drugman1962
Manchester
9 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was very good with friendly efficient servers. Food was well presented and tasted good.

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vipSusieM
Manchester
39 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time here since the March lockdown and was very impressed. Clear safety measures in place and extremely professional and friendly service team. Food great as before too!

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SarahC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice pub grub, great outdoor area and good vibe. We'll be back.

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Katie123
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great sweet potato chips, pizza a little under cooked and super cheesy. A little too much cheese for me, just personal preference. I know for next time to ask for less.
Table service was quick, staff polite and helpful. Nice and warm under outside heaters.

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MichelleW
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Met is now my favourite place to meet a friend since it's outdoor tables, space, covid safety measures & service is excellent.

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RayM
Manchester
10 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My brother and I have going to this venue for over six weeks now on either a Thursday or Friday afternoon. Very well organised, staff very friendly and COVID 19 safe !

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JudithL
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Very good atmosphere helpful staff enjoyable food
Easy booking

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PhilD
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Favourite pub in Manchester. Lovely staff and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Lancashire
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Bit too fast with the food service-arrived before the drinks! Not a problem but I’d try and resolve that please.

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AnnabelO
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food at The Met is never a let down. Tasty, delicious and generous portions.

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Butters
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience2

The staff’s attitude was disgusting, she wasn’t interested in us at all as customers or human beings, treated us with such disregard, her words were “it’s this or nothing” said with the worst tone and body language.

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MatthewK
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The manager was quite aggressive and not very flexible when a request for a seat in the smoking area outside.

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MoniqueC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Will never go here again. The attitude of the member of staff that greeted us at the door was absolutely disgusting.

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vipSharonTurner
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always

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Didsburyred20
London
10 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Met Burger has to be one of the best in the world and I have had burgers in most parts of the world !!

It’s great to be able to get to the Met again and enjoy the burger and the great service has been improved with Covid

The order pay app is easy to use and the staff have a very safe way of working which is reassuring to see and witness

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AlanT
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Usual warm welcome. Tasty lunch. Limited menu, due to current restrictions, still something for all.

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RayM
Manchester
11 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Usual good service at the Metropolitan, staff very friendly and helpful, the venue must attract sensible human being as we always feel quite safe in the environment that they have created in these awkward times - Well done !

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NormaS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Staff very helpful and didn’t rush us. Very quite when we visited on Thursday

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice experience as always.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

All was very good food service and surroundings but unfortunately we were sat near a table and the laughing was ear piercing. We should have said something to a member of staff, we didn’t because we thought that they were finishing, then our food arrived and we didn’t like to make a fuss ....sorry

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Gialoretta
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Metropolitan is an outstanding place. I’ve been coming to the Metropolitan pub for over 30 years since I was a child. It’s definitely the best pub in Manchester. This was the 1st time I had visited since the Covid-19 outbreak and I must say I felt so safe, everything was very organised and professional as usual. Food was lovely as always, highly recommend the fish and chips!!

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ROBERTB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

one of my favourite pubs in south Mcr. Nice atmosphere, good food, friendly staff and unpretentious.

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LouiseB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and friendly staff. We were made to feel very welcomed. The food was delicious and good value.

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HazelT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service with the changes made due to COVID-19. Pleasant afternoon in the sunshine.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First time back at the Met in limited operation and it was very well organised. The food was excellent and so was the service.

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Friend
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely experience, great customer service and covid precautions felt very safe, thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall1food4service2ambience1

Very rude and thought we would have food outside in the rain wont be coming back

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RayM
Manchester
11 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service provided by the staff, food good and the pizza oven. provides a quality product.

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SHIRLEYP
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good reliable food, service always good and hygiene better than any other Covid meals out that we've had.

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ClaireS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food wasn't hot... service wasnt brilliant either. We did get a round of drinks free as waiter had given 2 of our meals to another table.
Another waiter got our drinks order wrong.
Sorry but I wont be returning to the Met.

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SarahO
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food and well organised. Will definitely return soon

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the service and organisation outstanding . The food was excellent will be returning soon .

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The Metropolitan is rated 4.5 stars by 455 OpenTable diners.

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