The Metropolitan

4.4
227 reviews
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  • Sunday Lunch
  • Casual
  • 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.
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 227 People Are Saying
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JS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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
3 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 .

RP
London
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service & a lovely relaxing atmosphere.

B
Manchester
9 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The staff were very helpful and polite. The food was excellent and the wine very reasonable

P
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Have eaten here a couple of times.. Sunday roasts are always excellent however the last two times I have been had problems with over cooked meat. This visit I ordered the duck dish and it was extremely over cooked. Duck should be cooked pink which I requested but it had either been cooked too long or left sitting under the lamps on the pass. The baby leeks it came with were almost raw. As we were a group of 7 I didn’t bother asking them to redo it as catching up with friends was more important. I will say - this happened before and I asked for it to be done again and the chef came out and was really rude about doing that. Service is a bit slow getting drinks but we found the serving staff to be pleasant and helpful - it’s the kitchen where the problems are - it was not busy so no excuse really. Mistakes on bill with items added which we did not order. The other dishes people ate - Caesar salad and fish and chips were excellent. Salmon with new potatoes was dry (again probably from being left on the pass too long). The food here would be excellent with just a bit more care from the kitchen. I recommend the Sunday roast but possibly not the weekday menu unless it’s something plain like a sandwich or burger that’s hard to get wrong.

B
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. Nothing too much trouble for the waitress. Saturday night ,so quite noisy.
Party of 5 and 2 guests did not enjoy their food. Roasted peppers very very disappointing and the Tofu dish dry and tasteless. Ingredients listed on the menu made the dishes sound really appetising but not so.
We did raise the issue with the waitress and appropriate action was taken.
Stick with the sausages or salmon.

NM
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always! Food and staff were great, quick service and friendly welcome.

B
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Sadly seems to have gone down hill a bit. Regular customers but recently has two under par meals here.
At one point the quality of the food was assured not so much now. Starters were ok but the main coursers lacked taste, my husbands fish dish has an odd aftertaste and my lamb was bland.
We care the next day with other family Ana’s the chips had to be sent back again because they were dry and cold.
Shame as it’s a great place usually...

AT
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Sunday lunch was better when vegetables and sauces where served in separate bowls. Now all heaped together . Some do NOT like and will not eat veg soaked/flooded in apple sauce. baby chicken did not taste of rosemary s described. Service top class.

EM
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, probably the best Sunday Roast I had! Lovely place too!

JT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

On Saturday night the venue was very noisy and busy, but the staff were friendly and efficient and the food was good.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 3

We had the Sunday roast - it was poor quality meat

PJ
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We ate on a Monday night and the pub had quite a lot of diners and a nice atmosphere. The staff were friendly and the food tasty. Especially liked the lamb starter and the Orchard pizza. Liked that the staff advised us before choosing our meals that if we mixed main dishes from the bar and pizza menus they may arrive at different times. We’re not too fussy about that kind of thing, but if you are it’s good to know first. As it was my pizza came within a couple of minutes of the other mains. Definitely a good bet for a pub meal in the area.

OT
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It’s was very good food and the service we received was outstanding.

GR
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and the 2 course deal is great value. Will definitely come back

c
London
6 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great, very speedy and attentive but didn't feel as though we were being rushed. we were well looked after.

DA
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere in pub, but restaurant is far more chilled.

Plenty of helpful staff on hand.

LM
London
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent pub. Great food. Busy but big enough to handle it.

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