The Metropolitan

4.3
214 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.
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JO
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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JS
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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.

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KB
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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.

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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.

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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.

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

Lovely food, we enjoyed a lovely afternoon, not rushed

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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!

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

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

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

Enjoyed our meals.
Service polite and prompt
An enjoyable experidnce

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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.

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

Great food, great service & a lovely relaxing atmosphere.

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B
Manchester
7 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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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!

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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.

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

We had the Sunday roast - it was poor quality meat

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PJ
London
3 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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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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JT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great meal and very good choice. Staff helpful and obilging. Been to Metropol on various occasions and always enjoyed it easy place to recommend .

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JE
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Really lovely Mothers day meal the service was amazing. I wasnt happy with my main meal initially but it was resolved very swiftly and with grace.
Left feeling valued and this is one of my favourite places to go in Manchester xx

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NM
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. Will definitely be returning!

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OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal which was an early Mother’s Day occasion for both the wife & mothering law with the rest of the family, and what better place. Nice food, staff and service, with a great atmosphere!

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OT
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pleasant ambience for an early meal. Fairly quiet in the verandah but none the worse for that.

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L
Manchester
24 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super as always

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n
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the service was absolutely great, very child friendly and food came in good time

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J
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely Sunday roast HUGE portion. Staff attentive.

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CB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice food, liked the atmosphere. The servers were friendly and very efficent, even though some of the party asked for off menu items. Oddly massive yorkshire puds, which I am sure are popular, but I would have preferred my lamb without it. Not enough gravy but happily provided on request. overall very good.

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AO
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, friendly staff and full tummy’s. :-) What more can you ask for?

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HS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There was 6 of us and we all enjoyed the food and service. EXCELLENT !!

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EH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, very busy and quite noisy however we all had the roast dinners which were exceptional. Felt that the dessert choice could have been better.

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KS
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Delicious Sunday lunch , could maybe do with more gravy

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