across the road from The
Palace Theatre and a short walk to the RNCM,
Manchester Academy and the
universities, you'll find the stylish £1 million
sister branch to Bradford's award-winning family-ran HalalIndian
restaurant. There's an array of authentic Indian and
Pakistani dishes cooked for the health and nutrition conscious
customer on a Sigri charcoal grill in the large theatre-style
open kitchen, which also plays host to a cookery
school, with a wide selection of speciality vegetarian dishes
and a seafood menu
that is unrivalled in any other Indian
restaurant in Manchester. An attractive 'Al Fresco Sheesha
Lounge' also offers a secluded oasis of foliage and heated
parasols, under which you can enjoy outdoor dining or a variety
of Egyptian Shishas.
Pho, pronounced 'fuh', opened in the iconic, and newly renovated, Corn Exchange in the heart of Manchester, just a stone's throw from the Manchester Arena, Royal Exchange Theatre and Manchester Arndale, the restaurant is set across three floors with a mix of cosy booth seating, large tables and benches, or external tables within the amazing central atrium.
unassuming basement restaurant just off Albert Square, next
to the Town Hall, offers traditional Armenian dishes,
kebaps and grills. In welcoming dated surroundings,
which refreshingly have barely changed since it opened in 1968,
you can enjoy delicious dishes like hummus, falafel, tabouleh,
chargrilled kebabs, Khorovac, Shashlik lamb chops and marinated
trout. The fantastic Armenian Banquet is worth visiting for
alone (vegetarians are also catered for), although we should
recommend only visiting on an empty stomach as portions are
Dine in one of the most
impressive buildings in Manchester, at this branch
of the longest-established restaurant group in Britian,
who have built a reputation for great staff delivering
great food, a stylish blend of
classic and modern British and European dishes.
multitude of different dining settings under one roof, this
incredible value-for-money casual fine dining restaurant
from 2 Star Michelin chef Simon Rogan offers a unique setting
inside the plush Midland
Hotel with an inside garden, a cascading wall of plants
and a 30ft tree. It also offers arguably the
best cocktails in Manchester. Opened in September 2013
The Bishopsgate is named after the local street of the same name. Situated on the site of the famous Tommy Ducks pub which has hosted a celebrity face or two over the years! Today, they specialise in freshly cooked, seasonal pub food, which is served up by their friendly team.
just on the outskirts of the city centre in Cheetham Hill,
a stones throw from the Manchester
Arena, this plush Indianbuffet
restaurant and banquet hall, built specifically to cater
for the needs of the Asian Wedding market, offers lots of
free secure parking. The open kitchen in the centre of the
room serves over 60 Indian and Pakistani dishes
with a large number of vegetarian dishes available. The food
is 100% Halal and there's a strict no alcohol policy.
to be confused with his more formal fine-dining
restaurant in the basement, this informal eatery from
2 Michelin Star celebrity chef, Michael Caines, can be found
on the ground floor of the ABode Hotel at Piccadilly, offering
al fresco dining on the bustling Piccadilly approach. Fresh
cuts of Lancashire and Cheshire meats from Jack Wood's bespoke
butchery in Failsworth are joined on the locally influenced
menu with Fleetwood Market fish. Whether it's a light bite
or a hearty lunch you’re after, there is something
for everyone; from sharing platters and tapas, to salads,
sandwiches and chargrilled burgers, right through to a full
a la carte three course meal.
In the heart of the Northern Quarter on Stevenson Square. A bustling bar that serves up sourdough, Neapolitan pizzas from its mirror tiled, wood fired oven. Its carefully crafted drinks menu includes twists on classic cocktails and craft beer sourced from local and international brewers alike. PLY is a fresh, creative space and design-led concept and in addition to its specialty menus serves up a varied and interesting program of creative exhibitions and events.
opening in May 2014, this beautiful restaurant has been
cooking up a storm on the famous Curry
Mile in Rusholme,
shining a new light on Modern
Indian cuisine. The Halal meats and fresh fish are all
locally sourced, with signature dishes like Peshwari Spring
Lamb Chops; marinated for 36 hours then cooked in their traditional
tandoor, joining an array of curry dishes like Desi Lamb
and Saffron Chicken Korma on a menu that should satisfy the
most sophisticated palates as well as the more traditional
devotee. Vegetarian palates are also well looked after.
This bright and bold informal quality restaurant can be found inside the 4-star Park Inn by Radisson hotel, next to Manchester Arena and on the outskirts of the Northern
Quarter. The menu focuses on tasty, handmade local burgers that, together with succulent steaks are cooked on a Lava Rock grill, as well as and salads.. Great for pre-show dining and there's a large terrace which offers al fresco dining.
Opened in July 2014, this Northern
Quarter favourite, from the same people
Liar's Club, Black
Dog Ballroom, and Dog
Bowl, boasts three floors of rum, ribs, bourbon
and beer, all with a very different feel. If it’s
ribs or a burger and a beer that you are looking for
then grab yourself a seat in the ground floor Rib Joint & Tap
Room. Food is also available in the more sophisticated
First Floor Bar, with its leather sofas and seating-only
policy. Both floors offer great cocktails however,
if you're feeling more Tiki, then head to the top floor
for the Zombie fuelled Liars Lounge
This huge 700 seater restaurant
next to the main shopping district on the corner of Deansgate
and Blackfriars, became the biggest buffet
restaurant in Europe, when it opened in April 2011.
There's over 300 freshly made dishes from around the world,
that include Indian, Thai, Italian, Chinese, Japanese,
Cajun, Mediterranean, Tex Mex, English and more, all made
by over 35 skilled chefs based at separate stations and
kitchens. The meat is Halal, vegetarians are well catered
for and sushi is on offer, along with pasta, noodles, pizza,
over thirty desserts, and even a waffle and crepe counter.
real hidden gem, offering views of St Ann's Square and
the stunning Great Hall vying for your attention, the modern
inside the Royal
Exchange Theatre is
perfect for a leisurely lunch or pre-theatre dinner. The
eclectic menu is inspired by the changing seasons; featuring
classic and original dishes alongside seasonal specials.
Open until 8pm in the evening, the restaurant is also open
to diners not actually visiting Royal
Exchange theatre shows.
Specialising in French peasant
food, taste is king and fancy thrills take a back seat
in this relaxed and comfortable Northern
Quarter back street sports bar and cafe.
Enjoy sharing boards, sandwiches, stews, salads, and seasonal
dishes like Moules Frites, Boef Bourguignon, Poulet Chasseur.
Lamb Tagine, Cassoulet and Croque Monsieur.
This fantastic offer at the traditional family-ran pizzeria and restaurant in Swinton, widely recognised as the best Italian in Manchester and very popular with celebrities despite its unfashionable location, applies to nearly all of their amazing pizza and pasta menu.
Fashionable restaurant and cocktail bar from the team behind Grill On the Alley, Australasia and Gusto. Located next to the China Town, the menu features such worldly delights as Fish & Chips, Special Fried Chicken in a Basket, Mexican Fajitas, Thai Red Curry, Jerk Chicken, Spaghetti Pesto, plus tapas, gourmet burgers, salads and fantastic breakfasts.
next to Manchester
Opera House, the original Spinningfields branch
of what has since grown into a national chain was refurbished
in 2015 with a grand extension. A real gem in Living
Venture's crown, it is open from breakfast, throughout
the day and on into the evening for dinner and boundary pushing
drinks. Large windows sparkle at night, highlighting
a mix of larger seating areas, sociable high tables and a
pleasant outdoor terrace, all providing the ideal
place to enjoy the extensive international menu, which leaves
no part of the globe untouched.
very stylish Pacific Rim restaurant from Knutsford's Living
Ventures group offers a fantastic choice of sushi, sashimi
and tempura dishes. The menu combines modern Australian cuisine
with Pacific Rim flavours underpinned by European cooking
traditions, a blend of Indonesian, Southeast
Asian influences and Australia's strong ties with Japan are
reflected. Located underneath the Armani store in Spinningfields,
you enter via a glass pyramid on Deansgate.
Formally No.15 Wine Bar, The Botanist offers a range of British and International dishes with a well stocked cellar of cask-conditioned ales, more than 70 bottled beers and ciders from around the world, a selection of finest Champagnes and an intriguing cocktail menu.