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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, 05 May 2018

The food and atmosphere was great and service very good. Overall Bubbles and Beef option excellent value. However, the advertising for the Bubbles and Beef deal did not make it totally clear that there would be only beef options for the mains and one of our party did not eat beef. The on line menus all have other options. It was a bit awkward for a while as one of the waiters was insisting we go a la carte and pay full price for the Prosecco. Finally someone decided we could have one meal as falafel and still use the deal. This sorted everything out, but could have been avoided or handled a little smoother. I would recommend going back again, but would be careful to check the offers in future.

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Visited On Thursday, 03 May 2018

It was very good value for money. Good that you were given a choice of drinks.

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Visited On Monday, 30 April 2018

The service was Excellent the food good and the glass of wine lovely value for money could not falt it👍👌

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Visited On Monday, 30 April 2018

Food and service were both excellent. They couldn’t do enough for us and made it a most enjoyable experience

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Visited On Saturday, 28 April 2018

staff very friendly and accommodating, our taxi didnt how up so we were 30 mins late for the reservation but the staff extended the validity of our voucher so we didnt miss out.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 April 2018

The staff were lovely and the surroundings as well. We came for the fish and chips lunch as a Groupon gift I received for my birthday. The fish and mushy peas and tartare sauce were very nice. However we were puzzled why the small portion of chips were appearing burnt, re fried and not crisp. Guests would have enjoyed chips from high quality traditional chip shops much more eg Fosters in Didsbury or many other local chippies.

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Visited On Sunday, 22 April 2018

Very enjoyable experience at the Podium Restaurant. The service was excellent . The food was very good quality and superbly cooked. We enjoyed all the courses and would recommend the experience to other diners.

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Visited On Monday, 05 March 2018

What a great evening! Being a Monday early evening it was quite quiet but it was a super experience, with fantastic attention from our waiter and lovely food and drink. We were a little surprised that the menu we'd seen online wasn't the same menu that we were given in the restaurant but this didn't spoil the occasion. Thank you for a good dining experience.

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Visited On Saturday, 17 March 2018

It was really cold in the restaurant and this made the evening rubbish as we rushed our meal to get out of there. We both had belly pork which we felt was under cooked as the fat was really chewy and not tender. I was looking forward to it being crispy. Great staff though.

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Visited On Saturday, 17 March 2018

On a very cold March evening the restaurant was quite chilly. The lobby is open and cold, the cold air blows through ti the restaurant. Everything else was superb will return when weather is warmer.

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Visited On Thursday, 15 March 2018

Excellent service and very pleasant and polite staff. The food was very good.

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Visited On Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Really appreciated the service from the girls on reception and from our waiter. He was superb too. Will be back 😊

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Visited On Sunday, 11 March 2018

Lovely meal and atmosphere. Staff very attentive.

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Visited On Sunday, 11 March 2018

Service fabulous, steaks a bit fatty but rest of food was excellent. Staff very attentive and friendly. Allowed use of Tastecard on Mother's Day. Made the day very special! Thank you!

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Visited On Saturday, 10 March 2018

Received shocking service and food during our visit to this restaurant. Food took over an hour to arrive in a restaurant that was less than half full. When my partners main meal did arrive it was over cooked and stone cold. When asked by staff if the meal was okay, they were informed politely that it was cold. To receive the reply, what do YOU want ME to do about THAT?! And was not offered for it to be returned to the kitchen, until I had declined extra sides? At this point we just wanted to leave, however the host came over and informed us that the meal would be free and that the restaurant manager would come and talk to us. However when she did finally do so we were only given two glasses of house wine for free and informed that we had come with a Groupon voucher then we would not be receiving any form of refund. The whole experience was shocking and not expected. Especially when another guest who had also complained received several conversations with staff and their complaint was clearly taken more seriously. Will be telling family and friends to not visit this restaurant.

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Visited On Saturday, 10 March 2018

Clearly a failing kitchen.

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Visited On Sunday, 04 March 2018

Good service , food lovely

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Visited On Saturday, 03 March 2018

I have dined at the podium several times and never been disapointed

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Visited On Tuesday, 06 March 2018

It was a birthday lunch for my friend ,we had a lovely experience. Thank you

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Visited On Sunday, 04 March 2018

Had a lovely afternoon and would definite come back

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Visited On Saturday, 03 March 2018

Enjoyed a lovely evening, Italian waiter/sommelier was extremely attentive and happy to help.

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Visited On Tuesday, 27 February 2018

The meal (fish and chips) was excellent.

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Visited On Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Made very welcome, well looked after throughout our visit. Food was lovely staff great

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Visited On Saturday, 24 February 2018

Excellent night,this was bought as a gift from my daughter and her husband! Would highly recommend,fantastic food and friendly staff :)

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Visited On Saturday, 24 February 2018

As always my wife and I had a perfect meal, we have been going to the Podium for 7 years for our anniversary. The fillet steaks were perfect as usual.

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