Village Brasserie

4
233 reviews
£26 to £40
Fusion / Eclectic
Located on Canal Street in one of Manchester’s most vibrant areas, the Village, underneath the iconic Velvet Hotel & Bar.

Village Brasserie has served guests in the Village for over two decades with Thomas Parkin at the helm for over twenty-three years.

We operate in-line with Government's guidelines to ensure the safety of our staff and customers.

**Please note bookings made online are for dinning - bar/terrace tables are operated each day on a walk in basis only**

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 233 People Are Saying
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4.0based on recent ratings
4.1
Food
3.9
Service
4.1
Ambience
3.9
Value
Noise · Moderate
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AngelaF
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

The restaurant, apart from us, was empty, but that didn't matter as we could be as noisy as we liked! We were not offered a wine list, which was a surprise, and there was no dessert menu. We only had two to choose from. I complained about the Eton Mess because it was not as it should be. However, the two portions were deducted from the bill which was appreciated.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, wine and atmosphere. Love it here

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IanM
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food, great service and nice atmosphere 👍🏻

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Colm
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and great food in a great location. Staff very friendly and I can recommend the steaks, the scotch eggs and the Eton Mess.

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ElaineB
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Could not fault the food or service a very enjoyable experience

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PeterR
London
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

It's a lovely venue and the service is very attentive but it's let down by a small, unimaginative and overpriced menu. Steak, burger, pizza, fish and chips and three other choices for the mains. They could do so much better and really make this a great place.

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Martyn
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed our visit. Food was lovely. Service great.

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PhilipG
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

I’ve visited Velvet for quite a few years mostly for special event’s birthdays/ anniversary’s and always found the experience very good my recent visit I was slightly disappointing mainly the menu choice was small , I couldn’t fault everything else the food was lovely, staff we’re very helpful/ polite , the place was clean and welcoming (sad to see the fish tank gone)

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vipZiad
London
8 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fish and cheese was delicious

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ottant
London
5 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

Not good food, bad service

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JulijaS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

Service and waiting time really disappointed us. That’s not the place you want to celebrate your birthday

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McrDateNight
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Lovely restaurant and overall the food is decent, but could do with a bit more love and attention to details such as: drain oil from calamari before serving, wipe the edge of plates before serving and don't serve cold desserts on warm plates. It wasn't that busy and we were happy to wait for food therefore the finer details could have been addressed.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

Only good thing about our visit was the pizza! Very nice pizza. Other food was mediocre and drinks weren’t good we ordered mojitos and didn’t get given those. Would understand if was busy but we were literally the only two people sat in the restaurant.

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AlfieC
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were very friendly and fun yet still professional. Would 100% come again.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really good customer service. Food quality was great!

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JefreN
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Very good food in a nice atmosphere. The background music wasn’t too loud and they played fun tunes. I look forward to returning.

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DillonS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great from Jan and his team, made us all feel relaxed. Sunday lunch was fab, beef perfectly cooked!!

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shugsy
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Nice enough. Good food. Awesome burger. Lovely seafood risotto and excellent calamari. Generous portions. Food well presented and put together. Just missed something in the vibe of the place. Service was efficient but kind of functional. Trying to be hip and funky maybe but felt a bit not. Fun place to be for cocktails with an easy menu.

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GarethD
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely place both the Brasserie and the Hotel.

Service was really friendly from our waitress, she was bubbly and made us feel welcome. Well done.

Will definitely be back.

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EricR
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

Starter & sweet excellent & very well presented. Main course (roast beef) let the whole package down - frozen veg & partic frozen roast potatoes, very disappointing. Gravy too watery.

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PeggyC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent!. ………………………………………………………………………………………..

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SarahE
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

Saturday night. Inside. Looked good - staff felt very inexperienced & nervous. Greeter ran and hid as she couldn’t cope with our arrival. Bloke who took over seating us had food in his beard.

I would have bought another drink if I had been asked!

Food was - Ok - pizza too soggy. If you don’t have a hot enough oven don’t offer them. Salad & pasta dishes were lovely.

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LeeJ
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Service was slow, and it took a while fie the food to be brought out.

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BelindaB
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The service was lovely we didn’t have to wait and the staff were friendly.

The food was really nice. I had stuffed chicken breast wrapped in Parma ham. Delicious.

Music was a bit loud for me.

Great restaurant in a lovely area of Manchester

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KirstyM
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had date night here, staff were very friendly.
Food came in good time, it wasn't busy.
The food was amazing!
I would say it was expensive for what I had but it did taste lovely.
Would definitely go again.

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Zoe1
Norfolk
22 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Highly recommend! Was a little limited on choice due to staffing issues however everyone had a super meal and staff are another level of lovely .. great experience lovely decor and atmosphere too

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KathyF
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was delicious. It was a nice clean place. Service was good. Food arrived nicely on time. My main issue is that the tables were wobbly.

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TnVdatenight
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent experience as always. Great food, wonderful service thank you

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely food friendly service. Very nice surroundings. Will go again.

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ChrisH
London
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice food and atmosphere. Will definitely be back.

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kellyc
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous place. Great food. Service great

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ChristopherH
Manchester
7 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

The starters were good for all of us. And the second corse was also apart from a dish that had not been cooked correctly. However this item was removed from bill.

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AndyG
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Friendly and helpful staff from arrival to departure. Food was very good and and enjoyable evening all round.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely as always

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JamesS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Out with my daughter and atmosphere was good for chatting. Food above average. Will definitely go again

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colin
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our second visit, thus time with friends/family.. the food was awesome. We all had burgers, the blush wine by the bottle is great, Nd not over priced... the staff are lovely 😍

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really nice restaurant great location and very slick service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant, as per usual. Great food, great service, great atmosphere

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PaulS
London
7 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Good food at a nice price but they'd run out of the wine we selected so we had to go for a more expensive one.

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Simon
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Service was very good, very attentive without being interrupting. Music was too loud initially because they did that thing many venues do if it's not full and turn the music up to compensate. Subsequently we struggled to hear one another,but they immediately turned the music down when we asked and came back to check it was now satisfactory. We really appreciated this. No-Cosmo mocktail was delicious. Starter of pitta and humus, and goat's cheese and fig with honey was excellent and moreish. Mains were just average. My risotto was slightly too under done and could have done with another minute or two. Plus the seasoning in the stock was slightly too salty, but there were plenty of delicious mushrooms and spinach in it. Presentation was good. The fish and chips looked great, but it was all over salted and my companion couldn't finish it because of this. Slightly disappointed they were closing up early as we'd have liked coffees but they had started cleaning the machine. We wouldn't race back but it was an overall satisfactory dining experience. The key strength was the excellent service and the staff should be commended for that.

FAQs

Village Brasserie is rated 4 stars by 233 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 reservations at the moment.