Who would have thought the Palace hotel from the 1890s would be transformed into a multi million pound modern dining environment. The Refuge by Volta is a relaxed restaurant and bar run by the team behind Volta in South Manchester. Refuge serves global influenced dishes with a modern twist. From salt cod croquettes to crispy lamb shwarma you will not be disappointed when visiting this restored hotel building in Manchester city centre. I didn’t know what to expect when someone told me that Refuge had opened but I was very impressed with the overall vibe and decor of the building. The menu at Refuge consists of small plates which are good for sharing and also larger plates for those wanting to try out something a little more substantial.