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.
JANUARY SALE: 20% off your bill, every day from 17:00, in January and February 2020.
25th anniversary dinner, complimentary champagne and sweet course, waiter and manager could not do enough, thank you
We pre-booked our table for 5pm but the restaurant wasn't even open when we got there at 5pm so we were left stood at the desk for 10 minutes and then the restaurant finally opened at 5.10pm. The food was lovely. Compliments to the chef. The waiters were lovely too but didn't seem to know what drinks were included and which weren't (2 waiters told us differently) and then when we ordered our drinks, the wrong beer was brought to our table. We both ordered burgers and one came without coleslaw when they should have both had coleslaw. When we asked what the cheesecake of the day was they said it was vanilla but the cheesecake tasted more like an apple pie with a layer of apple between the crumble. Service was very slow considering we were the second guests to be shown to our table we waited just short of 2 hours for a 2 course meal which is poor. It was 5.10pm on a Sunday and there were about 7 tables (mostly tables of couples) so the restaurant wasn't even half full. Wouldn't like to be ordering at full capacity. Also there were large surcharges for lots of the options on the menu too so you could end up spending a lot of money considering you have already paid out for the voucher. Waiters need to pay more attention to the menu and service needs to be faster. Also the restaurant needs to open before the first booking not after the first booking.
Lovely meal but unless you get a burger the portions are very small, having said that the meal was delicious!
Layout of restaurant is good but service was friendly but very slow. We were sat at the table for two hours but left with having time for dessert. Waited 40min for appetizer (bowl of olives), then 10min for starters & then another 40min for main meals. My meal was hot (chicken burger) but the other was stone cold (scallops) Shame as the waiter's were lovely.
Really enjoyable evening, with delicious beautifully presented food. 5* service from friendly welcoming staff! Pleasant ambience. Highly recommended.
Lots of menu items were not available which was a shame.
We had a lovely evening. Food and service were fantastic.
Absolutely gorgeous. Thank you
Restaurant was quiet and atmosphere was lacking but will return again as we love this restaurant been here on many occasions , the food and service was first ckass
The staff were really polite and helpful. The chef agreed to change some of the dishes to suit my intolerances of certain foods. Food was attractive and delicious.
Lovely food, an helpful attentive staff
Terrible experience on Saturday 15th June. Had booked table for two online for 16.45 hours. Arrived hotel at 16.30 hrs. Asked a hotel barman the location of the podium restaurant. He directed us to a member of staff at a desk near Cloud 23 lift. Spoke to the concierge there who said 'it's not here, it's where you've just come from'. Went back to the bar area and spoke to a manager who said the kitchens don't open 'till 5 pm, and did we want to wait in the bar. This was at 17.00 hrs, but the booking was for 16.45 hrs. My companion was then asked if she wanted the 'groupon fish offer' - so amateurish and inappropriate. We did not expect to be offered a table in a very busy restaurant - I was expecting to be seated in the restaurant on floor 23, as implied by information on your website. The manager offered us a complimentary drink on the condition that we dined, in exchange for for a ruined evening, then a discount on the food bill, which we declined, as the occasion had been ruined. We left without dining, having had 45 minutes of our time wasted. Appalling.
My friend and I dined in the restaurant on Sunday evening. The decor is beautiful and the atmosphere is relaxing and cosy. The service we received was excellent. Our waiters were polite, friendly, helpful and professional. My friend and I each had dietary requirements which were expertly handled by the staff. The food was well presented and tasted delicious. We recommend this restaurant and look forward to returning again in the near future.
Food was lovely and great customer service. Vegetarian options were very limited and therefore the vegetarian guest attending was not happy with the food. Also no V signs on the desserts so had to ask a member of staff.
So disappointed! I booked this as it was our ten year anniversary and this is where we went for our first date. Couldn’t do the evening as there was an event on so opted for breakfast. I booked for 1045 on the telephone only to be called and told that I had to move it to 10am and could only have 30 minutes! I had already booked early spa treatments in the hotel I was staying at which then had to be cancelled because I was made to move times! This ruined our day. I would have cancelled but I called 6 times, mostly no one bothered to answer and when they did I left messages to get someone to call me back, no one ever did. I also bought t on groupon so had no choice but to come or waste my money. Got there to a below average breakfast, greasy eggs and miserable staff. We do very disappointed in the whole experience. I would actually like a response to this please. Thanks
The food was lovely and the service was fantastic. Would definitely recommend and would go back too.
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
Starters were poor and steak was very fatty and my partner left most of it.
Great food and very polite staff
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
Excellent meal and enjoyed cloud23 as well.
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
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.
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
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.