The Metropolitan

4.5
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279 reviews
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£25 and under
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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.
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L
Manchester
32 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good meal as usual, served by a very courteous waiter from Columbia

TC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent from start to finish, very good food, taste to suit everyone, really good value too & variety of drinks.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The conservatory’ was noisey, service was very good. On ordering, the food came out very quickly, the roast potatoes were just awful, nearly every plate that went back to the kitchen had the roast potatoes on it, surly this tells management something, the Yorkshire pudding were extremely big and like crisps, I prefer mine small and soft. The food was like warm on arrival and I like my food to be very hot.

I imagine it’s all prepared and dished out like it’s on a conveyor belt.

The dessert was okay, we were seated near the toilet, so lots of traffic while trying to eat.

The staff are what saved the day, would I go back to eat there ? Sorry but I doubt it very much

CH
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed Sunday lunch at the Metropolitan. We were a party of three and had chicken, beef and the nut roast.
The meat and vegetables were beautifully cooked and presented. The food was delicious.
We were too full for a pudding unfortunately. We will definitely return again and highly recommend eating at the Metropolitan.

FW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Unsurprisingly very busy on a Sunday when it becomes a mass gathering of parents, toddlers and babies. Nothing wrong with that, just don’t expect a calm and quiet environment. Sunday roasts outstanding, as always!

d
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, welcoming, great food, something for everyone, kid friendly, affordable - highly recommend :-)

TM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best roast ever!
Good service, polite staff.
Reasonably priced

MC
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Sunday lunch with vreat food options to suit vegetarians and meat eaters alike. The vegan sausage and mash was really tasty.

SS
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was New Year's Eve, they run of one of their key specials by 8.30 so my friend was forced to choose something else. Because she wanted the accompaniments of the original dish, they tried charging her extra. Both dishes - the steak (having requsted medium-rare) and the pork were massively overcooked. We told them about half way through (having had to stop eating and call someone over to tell them, because they hadn't asked as a standard) and were offered an alternative meal. We explained we were stuck because we knew they'd run out of steak, and only had the pork by consequence, so wanted monetary compensation. We were offered another bottle of wine, which we had to suggest would be a fair alternative. Then we moved into the bar area for midnight (given it was a 'New Year's Eve Party', we expected something celebratory to be happening; there was nothing. They had the TV on showing the fireworks in London, but there was no volume, so no collective 'bringing in the new year', half the room was oblivious, there was no countdown of any sort. All in very disappointing. Wish we'd stayed in.

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great New Year’s Eve spent at The Met, only point would be that music could have been louder / a live band would have been a great addition! Our waitress (the lady with the star headband?) was very attentive and kept our glasses well topped up so thank you!

L
Manchester
32 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had the turkey and ham pie, usually excellent but this evening the pastry was uncooked apart from on top, disappointing

VM
London
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ate here Saturday 27th and was that good we decided to come again Sunday 28th both were equally excellent

MP
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff looked after our family group brilliantly and everyone enjoyed their food- thanks to all the team

OT
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall4food2service3ambience4

Lovely staff, warm welcome, though service a little slow overall. Starters were not hot. Mains were all lovely. Atmos fabulous, really buzzing. We had a wheelchair user with us and access was good. Would recommend.

SH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service,lovely food and always good atmosphere.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place, great food, excellent service.

LR
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food excellent, only so noisy due to Christmas Party groups having a good chat. Service excellent

EC
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent food, slightly noisey but it was christmas party time. Will definintely come again, as the value was good and the food was hot and very very nice.

RD
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely as always! It was a little noisier than usual, lots of families with kids with it being Christmas but a lovely atmosphere and everyone was well behaved 🎄😍

L
Manchester
32 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent turkey and bacon pie with chips. Pie full of meat in a gorgeous sauce

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Biggest roast in the world!

H
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an excellent birthday meal out for my wife and 2 grown children. Nothing could be faulted.

RC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good service, lovely meal and beautiful environment - nice and Christmassy

BC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent place to eat ordered 10 oz rib eye
which was nice but would have been better
with real handmade chips especially at nearly £24

A
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very pleasant food, buzzy environment, service was ok but a little slow at times

HR
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! Such a good value roast! We will be back very soon :)

SL
London
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favourite for Sunday lunch. He eats meat: I don't, so doing a proper lunch at home doesn't happen... The Met is our occasional Sunday treat, when we want our individual meals done properly. Proper lush!

T
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed our Sunday lunch. Everything was cooked beautifully and was really tasty.

JA
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great Sunday lunch and very buzzy atmosphere in the pub. We had a nice table but suspect some could be pretty noisy and could have done with the pub being a bit warmer although to be fair it speaks very cold when we went

V
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very good the only problem is that they want to pick up your plate before you have finished.

MM
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The food was poor and in the case of the calzone, badly burnt. Expected much better. Service was very good

J
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and quality of food and a lovely place to lunch great decor too

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sunday lunch
Nice atmosphere
Friendly efficient service

AH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bit noisy and dislike the big TVs
The good was amazing and the waitress lovely

A
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice food, friendly staff! Great place for families and meet friends

s
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Absolutely delicious food, lovely staff, just unfortunately extremely noisy. It is a bit noisy anyway which is fine but a group of 8 men were just ridiculously loud, i do appreciate the staff did ask them to quieten down though!

JG
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

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

r
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service

SB
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely food consistently good Sunday roasts and delicious puddings

KM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.