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.
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.
Thank you for making my birth celebration a amazing night amazing food and service would definitely recommend and can’t wait to come back.
Asked the manager for a small favour re: Cloud23 and he sorted it out for me which rounded off a lovely night.
The staff were helpful &!the food was beautiful. We had an evening meal on 2 evenings the food was served quickly it was tasty, hot and well presented. Breakfast was self service with a wide variety of cereals, toasts, breads, pastries, fruits and full English there was even a pancake machine. There was a wide selection of fruit juices. Tea & coffee was served at your table. Couldn’t have asked for more.
The service was great, the food was delicious and the added touch of a beautiful plate decorated and congratulating us on our retirements was so lovely. Thank you!
Party for the wife’s birthday. We had an excellent time and the food was lovely. Drinks were a little pricey but it was a special occasion. Would definitely recommend.
Good food,excellent service by friendly staff
Excellent meal. Excellent service
The food for 3 of us was very good but my wife was violently sick when we arrived home last night, and has been very sick all day. All 4 of us dining had the steak for our main course but my wife had the duck starter so I’m assuming it was this that has made her sick. The waiter (an Italian man) was an absolute credit to the restaurant, probably the best waiter that we have come across & 3 of us currently Work in hotels in F&B management. He really went above & beyond, very attentive but not overbearing. I would have given another star for the food apart from my wife’s experience with the sickness.
The breakfast staff could not have looked after us better. The breakfast is one of the best I have had, especially in Manchester. We will return
We used a groupon thoroughly great value meal amazing