*UPDATED AUG 2020*
Fri: 12 noon-2.45pm, 5-9.30pm
Sat: 12 noon-9.30pm
Sun: 12 noon-8pm
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Families and Children Welcome
- Dogs 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.
told by staff to order everything at the same time as they were busy, all the drinks arrived at once, yet the food took two & a half hours to arrive !!!! seemed like even the slimmed down menu was too much for the chefs that night, shame as i've really enjoyed myself loads of times before this evening
Fabulous family dining experience with a wonderful atmosphere. We would highly recommend a visit. We will definitely be returning.
Had an absolutely brilliant Sunday roast - the platter for 2 was out of this world. Service was excellent too, we will be back as soon as we can be!
Delicious roast dinner and so full afterwards. Amazing can’t wait to go again
Had a lovely and safe afternoon in Refuge Our waitress was wonderful and the roast was almost as good as mine lol All in all a wonderful relaxed Sunday Thank you
Waitress was amazing! Treated our dog so well giving him cuddles and water. She couldn’t do enough for us and the food was wonderful!
We had a gorgeous family meal felt really comfortable in these difficult times & the staff were really lovely
I would absolutely recommend a Sunday lunch here! The vegetarian roast, pork roast and platter for two were all incredibly tasty! The roasted vegetables, vimto braised cabbage, beef and stuffing balls were all excellent. Our service was great Megan was very patient with us ordering and very helpful with our questions. A great pre lockdown meal.
Always love a trip to The Refuge, gorgeous place, great food and they do a mean Margherita. Can't wait to go back as soon as they reopen their doors. X
This was our first time visiting The Refuge, and although there was a big delay on the food (ours didn’t arrive till about 9.40ish) this in no way ruined our evening! We had a really lovely time, the atmosphere was great, the service was amazing and the food was incredible... certainly worth the wait! Our server couldn’t have been nicer, or more apologetic about the wait. She kept checking on us all night, let us know when last orders were and made sure we had plenty of containers and a bag to take our food home in when curfew hit. I think all the staff were conscious about people feeling rushed out, but we completely understand the tough situation the hospitality sector is in, and everybody was amazing! We’ll definitely come back when the 2nd lockdown is over!
Thank you for such a special evening last night. It was our first trip out in a very long time and from the moment we arrived you got it bang on. We were welcomed by our waitress who made reference to my wife’s birthday. She spent longer in conversation than what prior to lockdown we would expect but feel this was absolutely appropriate in the current climate where a friendly - happy to chat waitress is exactly what we wanted. The food was incredible as were the drinks and we felt you handled some tricky customers who weren’t following all the expectations really well. The fact they weren’t simply ignored meant a lot to us.
The sharing roast was amazing, the best roast dinner we have ever had. Atmosphere and service was lovely and drinks great too!
A fantastic stay, very friendly staff, great food and drink, safe relaxing atmosphere throughout the hotel. We will be back.
Beautiful setting, good food and service.
Excellent service and food!
Excellent food and service as usual. My only negative would be that the tables in the Winter Garden are quite small - we had the sharing roast and it was a bit of a squeeze!
Well organised and safe place to enjoy an amazing Sunday dinner!
Amazing Sunday dinner and pud! Will definitely be back!
Great place to eat and the staff are excellent. Slight issue at start with food being luke warm that was resolved instantly by the manager Nathan. Highly recommend 👍🏻
Couldn’t rate it any higher, absolute pleasure and will definatley be going back!
All round, great service, fantastic food & well priced
Absolutely brilliant roast dinner. Staff were so friendly and welcoming. Food was fantastic and I would recommend.
Fantastic setting, felt very relaxed and lovely food. A great place to spend a morning or afternoon.
Great food and service and cosy atmosphere. Would highly recommend!