Mon-Thurs: 12 noon-2.45pm, 5pm-9pm
Fri: 12 noon-2.45pm, 5-9.30pm
Sat: 12 noon-9.30pm
Sun: 12 noon-9pm
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Families and Children Welcome
About The Refuge by Volta
A major success story on the Manchester food and drink scene with Electrik and Volta, Justin Crawford and Luke Cowdrey, aka The Unabombers, have joined forces with The Principal Manchester to curate The Refuge Dining Room & Public Bar.
VOLTA IS A REFUGE
Our menu is inspired by The Unabombers global DJing trips with a range of small and large plates perfect for sharing.
We are sorry but this restaurant is not currently accepting online reservations through ResDiary.
Wonderful food in a fabulous location. The various plates were cooked to perfection and the service impeccable. I will certainly be back on my next visit to Manchester and would highly recommend the restaurant for the quality of the food at a very reasonable price, not to mention the cocktails in the bar! Excellent.
Lovely vegetarian Sunday roast .
Food was amazing!!! Would have expected a bit more on the Sunday dinner platter as my boyfriend still wanted more! But was really nice little Sunday dinner date thank you!
We had the sharing roast for two and it was delicious! Really good atmosphere and friendly staff. Will absolutely go again.
Absolutely disgusted. Myself and my boyfriend arrived at 5pm to our pre-booked table. It took 20 minutes for someone to acknowledge us and ask us if we wanted a drink. We then waiting 40 minutes for our drinks which were a water and a coke. We ordered our food and waiting an hour for it. It arrived and it was cold and the potatoes were raw. We sent it back and waited 30 minutes for our fresh meal. The manager said he would sort the bill only knocking £18 off which I was appalled with considering the main was £40 alone. We didn’t have dessert as we had a theatre show and wouldn’t have had time due to waiting so long for our food. Very disappointed. Won’t go again.
Great afternoon, lovely meal and service in a relaxed atmosphere, will definetly return soon
Waiting staff very friendly and great with our baby. Service slow at times but overall great dining experience in a lovely environment. Will definitely visit again.
Third visit for the roast platter and my same complaint remains, the food doesn’t come out hot enough. Some bits like the cauliflower cheese are piping hot but lukewarm roasties and gravy isn’t fun..
The food is fabulous. Lots of choice. The service is excellent and the staff are really helpful about the menu. I would definetely recommend it to anyone who wants great food, service and and wonderful surroundings. Lovely old building.
A lovely experience Food was amazing. Staff really friendly and helpful.
Everything about our visit was wonderful.
Great night as always , but the service was unbelievably/frustratingly slow , I understand the small plates service is staggered but even the drinks we’re exceptionally slow for basic drinks like a bottle of wine and draft beer. The food was lovely but some were stone cold cold (potato’s, fish , croquettes)
Excellent food. Lovely atmosphere. Highly recommend x
The staff were fantastic, very attentive and efficient, food was delicious
Lovely place with friendly and knowledgeable staff. Will definitely return when next in Manchester.
Food came really quick and it was really nice. The waiters were friendly, I'd definitely come back.
Had to ask twice for air conditioning to be turned down. Still blowing on us entire meal. This meant food went cold very quickly. The chips and flatbread we were advised to order as an accompanying dish arrived last! Then we were asked for table back despite rest if restaurant being less than a 1/3 full. We would have had more drinks. Apparently it was because a table of 12 were due in and they only had our area of restaurant to push tables together. Was for my upcoming 40th birthday. I was disappointed to say the least. But venue is stunning and staff very friendly (except one barman (who seemed more senior) who could not not crack a smile)
Great service & food in a beautiful restaurant
This was our second visit and it's our absolute favorite place to go for an evening out. We love it, we love the venue and cocktail's. The restaurant is amazing and have had Tom serve us in the restaurant both times, and he is fantastic. We will our already planning when we can come back....
The service is excellent from all staff. Food is good.- but not excellent.,Would definitely come back.
Our server Diana was lovely, when it got busy only 3 waiting staff. Food is excellent and delivery nicely spaced, not too much at once
First time at Refuge...... impressed by the ambience & service ..... would definitely recommend
young lady on front desk was exceptional and was at the perfect level of attentiveness
All staff were super attentive and the food was incredible. It's going to become a monthly treat.