Daily: 7.00am - 10.00pm
For Breakfast and Dinner
- Disabled Access
- Free WiFi
- Families and Children Welcome
About Podium Restaurant
Situated within the iconic Hilton Manchester Deansgate hotel, Podium Restaurant is an institution on the local dining scene. Informal and intimate, the restaurant offers a casual dining experience with locally sourced ingredients to create cuisine that is both international and modern. Podium serves a wide range of options, from smoothies and full English Breakfasts to a sophisticated menu with local influences in the evening. Favourite ingredients include Cheshire Beef and grilled lobster. Popular with both locals and hotel Guests, the restaurant welcomes you for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Great valentines night really enjoyed the food and great service by staff
Attentive staff, quality food nicely presented
The food was outstanding and the service was exceptional.
We have visited Podium restaurant a few times now, and each time we are never disappointed! Will continue to return.
Appetisers bread and calamari fine. Starters were overpriced ( scallops ) Steak over cooked asked for medium rare expect a bit of pink but it was medium well, 3 lamb cutlets isn’t a rack of lamb! The deserts were average. We had different waiter every coarse, my wife is deaf so I found myself repeating myself constantly to explain. Excuse for poor service was 140 expected later. Poor excuse. Very underwhelming and this from someone who has used Hilton hotels in South Africa and Australia and who never complains
Lovely food ! Great service.
My reservation wasn't in the system. The staff were helpful and the service was good. I thought the menu was a bit limited.
We were a party of five and two of us had to wait 15 minutes longer then the others before we got our Main dish. We had booked champagne, but was never asked if we would like anything else to drink. We had to ask for water.
Drinks very expensive both in the restaurant and especially cloud 23
We were guests in the hotel and booked a table in the restaurant for 8.30pm. We arrived at the front desk at 8.23pm as what appeared to be the Restaurant Manager was chatting to two guests at a table. Despite being noticed by her we were left standing at the entrance for several minutes before she came to speak to us. When we told her our reservation details, although there were many empty tables in the restaurant, we were told that it was too busy for us to be seated at the moment and if we were it would be ages before they could take an order! Therefore it might be better if we went and had a drink in the bar and they would call us when they were ready! The service in the bar was slow and unfriendly the only conversation was whether we wanted singles or doubles? While we were waiting in the bar another couple arrived for a restaurant booking and they were told the same thing and took a seat in the bar. Eventually another couple arrived and were shown straight to a table! When I gestured to the Manager why were we still waiting she came and took us to a table. Despite there being many empty tables in the restaurant we were offered a tiny table in close proximity to other diners, so I asked to be moved to a bigger table which was a bit more private which we were allowed to do. I ordered a bottle of wine which cost nearly £30 which arrived with a screw top, not what I expected! The two people who served us through the meal were the two who had spoken to us when we arrived for our booking and I felt throughout that we were more of a hinderance than two valued guests, so much so that after our main course we decided to sort the bill out and left. The only positive was that the quality of food served was good. Not the dining experience I had expected and with all the choice in Manchester if I stay again at the hotel, I would look to probably go out. In fact the dining experience in the Executive Lounge the next morning was a much more enjoyable experience.
Very welcoming, friendly and efficient staff alongside excellent food made for a perfect evening. Thank you we will return
Waited nearly 1 hour for first course , subsequent courses slow to arrive. Food was barely warm apart from the salmon which was cooked to a crisp. Understand you had problems in the kitchen - why should I pay for this ? Definitely not what was expected from the Hilton.
The meal took 3.5 hrs to deliver! 45 mins wait for the starters, approx. 1.25 hrs for the main course- 2 of which had to be returned as they weren't properly cooked-a further delay of 30 mins, 30 mins wait for the dessert. We had pre ordered our meals, as suggested by the restaurant manager- following a complaint the previous week with identical problems. We were compensated with free drink and waiting staff were apologetic. The problem appears on both occasions to be with the kitchen not sending out quality food on time. Other tables were also complaining around us. What should have been an enjoyable experience on both celebratory occasions turned into a nightmare.
We went for a double date dinner. The place is perfect for quietness and tasty food. Desserts are not the highlight of the place. However the staff is really friendly and accommodating. Especially Max whith his lovely attitude. He tried everything he could to make our night unforgettable
Everything was fantastic quality and very well prepared. Full of flavour and the wine was fantastic, too.
Had a lovely meal our waiter was more than helpful and very friendly.
We ordered from the a la carte menu, which had some wonderful choices. The meals we chose were the fish and chips and the coq au vin, which were both superb. The service we received from start to finish was second to none, we couldn’t have possibly had a better experience! We will be returning without a doubt in the very near future. :)
I booked this restaurant for a family celebration, we were 6 in total. Our waitress for the evening was Frederica and from beginning to end she was just brilliant, discrete when she needed to be, friendly in the right dose when required and just so very professional. We were all so very impressed by her. The menu had a great choice of dishes for starters and main courses, great flavours, perfect portions and excellent presentation. Equally for the dessert menu too - good selection plus great presentation. Well done Stuart Duff and his team!
Excellent service, good timings and the food was great. The value was very good too. Thank you.
Really nice meal. We were on a Groupon deal and good value for 3 courses.
Came to the restaurant on a groupon deal and it is so nice a relaxing in there but do where the staff it took over 20 minutes for the drinks to come and when the starters came there wasn’t even a spoon for the soup. We did get olives free as a way of compensation for slow service but as we had already ordered olives we still paid for olives and had far to many on the table
Abdoulty perfect evening for my birthday and our wedding anniversary.. Food was absolutely perfect from start to finish
Wonderful evening meal and breakfast. Great food and efficient friendly service.
Lovely time had by both my friend and I. The vanilla cheesecake was to die for!!! 🤙😀
We experienced issues with the food some of which was not hot enough. Had to wait for a guest meal as it wasn't ready with the rest of the food. Staff brought out the vegetables and potatoes prior whilst he waited for his main course. No hot dessert on the menu. The staff serving where tremendous.