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Podium Restaurant

Hilton Hotel, 303 Deansgate, Manchester, United Kingdom, M34LQ
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Opening Information

Daily: 7.00am - 10.00pm
For Breakfast and Dinner

Facilities
  • 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.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Saturday, 20 April 2019

The food was lovely and the service was fantastic. Would definitely recommend and would go back too.

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Visited On Sunday, 14 April 2019

WOW. What can I say, from the moment we entered to the moment we left. Your staff were incredible. The food and service Amazing. We will be back. Thank you

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Visited On Friday, 29 March 2019

Starters were poor and steak was very fatty and my partner left most of it.

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Visited On Friday, 29 March 2019

Great food and very polite staff

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Visited On Sunday, 17 March 2019

Thank you so much for making my birthday a memorable day. Excellent service, the waiter were very nice, polite and helpful. Will definitely recommend Again thank you

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Visited On Sunday, 17 March 2019

Excellent meal and enjoyed cloud23 as well.

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Visited On Friday, 15 March 2019

Service was lovely, excellent staff and manor. Unfortunately we had a long wait for food. The starter was quite disappointing and very small (trio of beetroot with goats cheese) We waited 20 minutes from ordering for this and then a 35 minute wait from our starters being taken away to our mains arriving. However the food was delicious, well presented and very tasty. The staff were very apologetic and kept us informed and ensured we had sufficient drinks (all be it paid for) I think the long wait may deter us from visiting again

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Visited On Saturday, 16 March 2019

We had a Groupon coupon for fish and chips with prosecco which was an excellent present. Although the dining room was very quiet, it was very comfortable and ideal for our needs. The bar is expensive and cocktails subpar but this is my only fault. I would definitely consider rebooking. The food and service were excellent.

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Visited On Monday, 11 March 2019

Would have liked to been offered some sort of bread with soup also glasses of water topped up without having to ask otherwise an enjoyable time with friendly staff and enjoyable atmosphere

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Visited On Sunday, 10 March 2019

We are at the Podium restaurant before attending a concert. The atmosphere was very relaxing and everyone enjoyed the food. The staff were very attentive and pleasant.

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Visited On Sunday, 10 March 2019

Very good nice evening and food. Restaurant chairs where dirty for a top class hotel which was very disappointing.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 March 2019

Fantastic food & hospitality thanks to Paul Sorton and well looked after by Max in the restaurant. Adrian was superb looking after us in the Executive Lounge.

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Visited On Tuesday, 05 March 2019

Food was fantastic and great value on the Living Social offer

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Visited On Thursday, 14 February 2019

Great valentines night really enjoyed the food and great service by staff

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Visited On Friday, 01 February 2019

Attentive staff, quality food nicely presented

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Visited On Saturday, 26 January 2019

The food was outstanding and the service was exceptional.

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Visited On Thursday, 15 February 2018

We have visited Podium restaurant a few times now, and each time we are never disappointed! Will continue to return.

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Visited On Tuesday, 22 January 2019

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

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Visited On Saturday, 19 January 2019

Lovely food ! Great service.

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Visited On Friday, 18 January 2019

My reservation wasn't in the system. The staff were helpful and the service was good. I thought the menu was a bit limited.

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Visited On Monday, 31 December 2018

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.

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Visited On Monday, 31 December 2018

Drinks very expensive both in the restaurant and especially cloud 23

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Visited On Sunday, 30 December 2018

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.

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Visited On Thursday, 25 October 2018

Very welcoming, friendly and efficient staff alongside excellent food made for a perfect evening. Thank you we will return

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Visited On Saturday, 13 October 2018

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.

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