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We've compiled our list of the best restaurants in Manchester from the reviews submitted by Restaurants Of Manchester's team of Trusted Reviewers.

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Key: 5 stars=World Class! | 4 stars=Fantastic | 3 stars=Good | 2 stars=OK | 1 star=Poor
|Cost of meal for 2 with wine = Average cost of 3 course dinner for 2 people + service charge (lunch & offers may be cheaper)
Michelin Star= Michelin Stars Awarded| AA Rosette= AA Rosettes Awarded
|available to book online = Available to book online

Best Manchester Restaurants - The French by Simon Rogan Manchester
Best Restaurants Manchester - The French by Simon Rogan Manchester
Simon Rogan's Mancunian baby sister to his 2 Michelin Star L'Enclume in Cartmel is housed in the heavily revamped historic dining room of The French at The Midland Hotel. A choice of six or ten course Tasting Menus showcase his multi-award winning British dishes with most ingredients grown on the farm at L'Enclume. It has remained the Pride Of Manchester Award-winning "Best Restaurant in Manchester" since opening in February 2013. Every bit as good as, if not better than, Rogan's other recent Michelin Star awarded Fera at Claridge's in London.
4 stars 84% Cost of meal for 2 with wine = £130
4 AA Rosettes

Best Manchester Restaurants - Manchester House Best Restaurants Manchester - Manchester House Best Restaurants in Manchester - Manchester House
Living Ventures' £3m fine-dining restaurant from Great British Menu winning celebrity chef Aiden Byrne is located on the second floor of a non-descript office block in Spinningfields. Although Byrne, the youngest ever chef to win a Michelin Star, hails from Merseyside, this is truly Mancunian influenced, informal, funky fine dining at its best with entertaining dishes and over 24 chefs for just 76 covers. Opened September 2013 and featured in the BBC TV series "Restaurant Wars".
4 stars 83% Cost of meal for 2 with wine = £120
2 AA Rosettes

Best Manchester Restaurants - Mr Coopers Manchester
Best Restaurants in Manchester - Mr Coopers Manchester
A 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
4 stars 78% Cost of meal for 2 with wine = £65 + 10%
2 AA Rosettes

Best Manchester Restaurants - James Martin Manchester
Best Restaurants Manchester - James Martin Manchester
Best Restaurants in Manchester - James Martin Manchester
A stunning restaurant from BBC TV's Saturday Kitchen host James Martin, one of Britain’s top celebrity chefs, located inside the plush Manchester 235 casino. Delicious British dishes, steaks and desserts showcase the Yorkshireman's signature style, which is evident throughout the menu with each meal crafted using only the finest seasonal and locally sourced ingredients.
4 stars 78% Cost of meal for 2 with wine = £75  

Best Manchester Restaurants - Damson Media City
Best Restaurants in Manchester - Damson Media City
~ 3.5 miles / 15 mins drive from Manchester ~
~ 1 minute walk to MediaCityUK Metrolink / 15 mins journey from Manchester Deansgate ~
The fantastic sister restaurant to Steve Pilling and Simon Stanley's multi-award winning restaurant in Heaton Moor, this 140 cover British fine-dining restaurant at Media City offers great views of The Lowry and Imperial War Museum North, next door, with Old Trafford just a short walk over the footbridge.
4 stars 73% Cost of meal for 2 with wine = £80  

Best Manchester Restaurants - Tattu Manchester Best Manchester Restaurants - Tattu Manchester
Opened in Spinningfields in April 2015, this incredibly stunning Oriental restaurant takes its influence from different styles of body art, and this is reflected in everything from the captivating Edwin Pickett designed interior to the expertly crafted Andrew Lassetter created menu. Both the Head Chef and Head Dim Sum Chef have been sourced from London's renowned Hakkasan Group and the whole dining experience is, without doubt, one of the best in Manchester city centre.
3.5 stars 72% Cost of meal for 2 with wine = £75 + 10%  

Halal Restaurants Manchester - Scene Manchester
Halal Restaurants Manchester - Scene Manchester
Opened in Spinningfields to rapturous reviews in April 2015, this stunning restaurant offers Halal dishes inspired by the street food vendors of India, Pakistan and Southern Asia. The specialties and signature dishes from the theatrical open planned kitchen are made using a variety of cooking styles, recipes and methods from the different regions, with an emphasis on sharing plates. The homestyle Desi Dhaba, an authentic Indian way of cooking, is a speciality, served in a hot metal balti. Private dining and an outdoor verenda with Shisha is also available.
3.5 stars 71% Cost of meal for 2 with wine = £34 + desserts  

Abode Restaurant - Manchester
Abode Restaurant - Manchester
The restaurant features modern European cuisine using the finest produce and seasonal ingredients sourced from the surrounding regions of Manchester, Lancashire and Cheshire. The best regional produce is complemented by an exceptional wine list from classic European vineyards and New World estates Located in the atmospheric lower level dining room, the ABode Restaurant serves definitive fine dining in Manchester.
3.5 stars 70% Cost of meal for 2 with wine = £75 +12%
2 AA Rosettes

Best Manchester Restaurants - Vermilion Manchester Best Restaurants Manchester - Vermilion Manchester
Best Restaurants in Manchester - Vermilion Manchester
~ 3 miles / 10 mins drive from Manchester ~
~ 12 mins walk to Etihad Campus Metrolink / 8 mins journey from Manchester Piccadilly ~
The out-of-this-world £4.5 million Thai influenced Asian fusion restaurant near the City Of Manchester Stadium in Miles Platting, just 10 mins taxi ride from Piccadilly Station, is the most spectacular restaurant and bar to have ever opened in Manchester. Like something out of a James Bond movie, the incredibly impressive dining arena is without doubt one of the best in Europe and was designed by Miguel Cancio Martins, the design house behind the famous Buddha Bar in Paris, the Alain Ducasse Crystal restaurant in Marrakech and Johnny Depp, Sean Penn, John Malkovich and Mick Hucknall's Man Ray in Paris.
3.5 stars 70% Cost of meal for 2 with wine = £60+ 10%  

Best Manchester Restaurants - Australasia Manchester
Best Restaurants in Manchester - Australasia Manchester
Best Restaurants Manchester - Australasia Manchester
This 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.
3.5 stars 69% Cost of meal for 2 with wine = £80  

Best Manchester Restaurants - La Bandera Manchester Best Restaurants in Manchester - La Bandera Manchester
Best Restaurants Manchester - La Bandera Manchester
This authentic family ran Spanish restaurant is already popular with the footballers of Manchester United and Manchester City despite opening quietly under the radar in December 2014. Executive Chef Josetxo Arrieta hails from a background which includes two 3 Star Michelin restaurants in San Sebastian, (Restaurante Akelarre and Restaurante Martín Berasategui) and the 2 Star Michelin Restaurante La Galupein in Urt, France. The menu changes daily and covers many Spanish favourites, including tapas and rice dishes, alongside fresh fish and meat.
3.5 stars 69% Cost of meal for 2 with wine = £65  

Opera House Manchester Restaurants - Ocean Treasure Manchester Opera House Manchester Restaurants - Ocean Treasure Manchester
The outstanding Chinese restaurant inside the Great Northern Warehouse, on the ground floor of Manchester 235 casino, has won rave reviews since opening its doors in December 2009. It boasts a largely Cantonese menu, influenced by the principals of healthy-eating, with exceptional dim sums, seafood and vegetarian options. There is an extensive vegetarian menu, with vegan, wheat free, gluten free and Halal options available, all cooked with reduced salt, less fat and no added MSG. Widely regarded as the best Chinese restaurant in Manchester.
3.5 stars 69% Cost of meal for 2 with wine = £40 + desserts  

Best Restaurants Manchester - Rosso Manchester Best Restaurants in Manchester - Rosso Manchester Best Manchester Restaurants - Rosso Manchester
Rio Ferdinand's plush Italian restaurant and celebrity haunt stands proudly at the top of Manchester's prestigious King Street in a stunning 120-year-old Grade II listed building. Given the number of Rolls Royces and supercars that sit out, you'll be surprised to find the menu is reasonably priced and offers a wide selection of pizzas, pastas, steaks and freshly prepared fish dishes, including some named after the Manchester United legend himself. Live jazz, soul and swing music add a touch of class whilst the paparazzi gallery on the wall chronicles the famous faces that have dined here.
3.5 stars 68% Cost of meal for 2 with wine = £80 + 10%  

Best Manchester Restaurants - 63 Degrees Manchester Best Restaurants Manchester - 63 Degrees Manchester
Best Restaurants in Manchester - 63 Degrees Manchester
This family ran restaurant in the Northern Quarter, which relocated to the former Market Restaurant in August 2015, uses only locally sourced, fresh ingredients and a unique cooking technique in its expression of modern French cuisine. Head Chef Eric Moreau cooks meat long and low at 63°, a skill he perfected after many years of experimentation working at 2 star Michelin restaurants in Paris, meaning poultry tastes like you've never tasted it before, incomparably tender and full of flavour. His wife Florence and son Alexandre take care front of house..
3.5 stars 68% Cost of meal for 2 with wine = £85  

Restaurants near Opera House Manchester - King Street Town House Restaurants near Opera House Manchester - King Street Town House
The Tavern is a destination restaurant and will serve honest, simple food, no fuss, with all the flavours. The menu is seasonal with some all-time classics designed by our team of in-house talented chefs. Serving food from midday until late the Tavern will offer a relaxed yet sophisticated setting for friends, family and business, or just a quick one whilst chatting to the barman. Off the main brasserie is an informal lounge, the afternoon tea lounge, offering the perfect setting for the very English tradition with a few of our eclectic twists.
3 stars 65% Cost of meal for 2 with wine = £57 + 10%  

Top Manchester Restaurants - Lounge Bar
Top Manchester Restaurants - Lounge Bar
Not 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 Cheshire meats from Jack Wood's bespoke butchery in Failsworth are joined on the great value-for-money menu with Fleetwood Market fish. Whether it's a light bite or a hearty lunch you’re after, there is something for everyone; from tapas, salads and sandwiches, to succulent steaks, flame-grilled burgers and beer battered fish & chips
3 stars 63%
Cost of meal for 2 with wine = £50 +10%

Pier Eight is The Lowry’s brand new restaurant and bar. With its stunning waterside setting overlooking Salford Quays, whether it’s a relaxed lunch or dinner out, Pier Eight offers a perfect combination of exceptional service, fantastic seasonally inspired contemporary British dishes and phenomenal views. With lunch served between 12pm and 2:30pm, early dinner served between 5pm and 6:30pm and their full dinner menu served between 6:30pm and 9:30pm, Pier Eight is perfect for a lunchtime gossip, a satisfying bite before the film starts, date night, a birthday treat or dinner with a friend or five.

3 stars 63%    

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Named after the Japanese term referring to food eaten as an accompaniment to alcohol, this impressive 240-capacity Pan Asian restaurant from the team behind Ocean Treasure 235 restaurant offers stylish street food, regional classics and contemporary molecular gastronomy in two restaurants over two floors. The ground floor restaurant features a large atrium rising above an open kitchen with two teppanyaki sections, a robata grill and a fresh sushi counter, whilst the fine dine gallery restaurant upstairs offers Pan-Asian culinary excellence.
3 stars 62% Cost of meal for 2 with wine = £50  

Best Manchester Restaurants - Per Tutti Manchester Best Manchester Restaurants - Per Tutti Manchester
This independent, family run business offers modern European food with a strong emphasis on Italian cuisine, in the shadow of the landmark Beetham Tower. Located just off Deansgate in Castlefield, it is within short walking distance to all the theatres. The friendly team is made up from former Heathcotes staff and the menu reflects the all inclusive nature of dining out in Italy, even featuring the popular after-work ritual of "aperitivo", whereby drinks (or aperitifs) are served each evening with complimentary fresh food.
3 stars 62% Cost of meal for 2 with wine = £50  

Rusholme Restaurants Manchester - Ziya Rusholme Rusholme Restaurants Manchester - Ziya Rusholme
~ 2 miles / 10 mins drive from Manchester ~
Since 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.
3 stars 62% Cost of meal for 2 with wine = £40  

Best Manchester Restaurants - Avalanche
Best Restaurants in Manchester - Avalanche
This light and bright Italian trattoria just off Albert Square specialises in fish and seafood courses. Having worked in restaurants in Dubai, Portugal, Kuwait and Bangkok, as well as Manchester's celebrated San Carlo Cicchetti and 39 Steps, Executive Chef John Thompson gives a cosmopolitan twist to classic Italian dishes with influences from across the Mediterranean and modern British cuisine. Two VIP private dining rooms and three bars over two floors offer added exclusivity whilst its location near to all the theatres makes it ideal for pre-theatre dining.
3 stars 61% Cost of meal for 2 with wine = £57.66  

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If you're lucky with your free bet, this amazing offer at the fantastic value-for-money British restaurant inside Genting Casino on Portland Street could potentially see you dine out for almost nothing. The steaks and many seafood dishes are cooked on an enclosed Josper Grill to produce a distinctive style of cooking, utilising the heat produced by the charcoal to maintain a high cooking temperature of 1000°F which greatly enhances the flavour, infusing them with a unique smoky BBQ flavour. Over 18's only.
3 stars 60% Cost of meal for 2 with wine = £65  

Best Manchester Restaurants - 47 King Street West
Best Restaurants in Manchester - 47 King Street West
Following an expensive refit in December 2011, and appointing Rod Francis, from the now-closed iconic Manchester restaurant Lounge 10 as Head Chef, this former tearoom cafe reinvented itself as an upmarket restaurant popular with the celebrities that flock to this tiny backstreet hive of restaurants behind Kendal's House Of Fraser department store. It has deservedly earned a reputation for its modern take on French and British classics and they still offer some of the best Afternoon Teas in Manchester as well.
3 stars Cost of meal for 2 with wine = £75  

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Best Restaurants in Manchester - Red Hot World Buffet Manchester
The Most Popular Restaurants on Restaurants Of Manchester
The Top 20 restaurants with most page views on Restaurants Of Manchester in May 2016...
Indian 1) Royal Nawaab ~ Levenshulme
British restaurants in Manchester 2) Manchester House
4 stars 83%
European restaurants in Manchester 3) Mr Cooper's House & Garden
4 stars 78%
Chinese 4) Tattu 3.5 stars 72%
British restaurants in Manchester 5) James Martin Manchester
4 stars 78%
Italian 6) Don Giovanni 4 stars 49%
Thai 7) Vermilion
3.5 stars 70%
Italian 8) Rosso
3.5 stars 68%
Indian 9) Scene Indian Street Kitchen 3.5 stars 71%
British restaurants in Manchester 10) Simon Rogan at The French
4 stars 84%
Australian 11) Australasia Bar and Garden
British restaurants in Manchester 12) Damson MediaCityUK
4 star reviews73%
American restaurants in Manchester 13) Urban Cook House 3 stars 60%
American restaurants in Manchester 14) Hard Rock Cafe
Australian 15) Australasia 3.5 stars 69%
European restaurants in Manchester 16) Red Hot World Buffet
Italian 17) Avalanche
3 stars 61%
British restaurants in Manchester 18) Rosylee
European restaurants in Manchester 19) ABode Restaurant
3.5 stars70%
British restaurants in Manchester 20) Grill On New York Street


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