All day dining at the Corn Exchange
Banyan is a bistro-style restaurant and bar serving all day meals. It prides itself on its range of draft ales and cocktails, which can be enjoyed in a stylish, listed building setting. Original features such as a grand staircase, bricked walls and floor-to-ceiling windows are combined with contemporary additions like a long bar, copper beer pumps and minimalist furnishings. In warmer weather, you can relax in the large al fresco area. Banyan is ideal for casual dining, business lunches or even a place to stop for coffee and cake while shopping.
Classic dishes, craft ales and cocktails
The menu at Banyan offers a wide range of much-loved favourites plus hearty sharing boards. Dishes can change, but typical starters might include the deep fried brie wedges, the crispy duck spring rolls and the char siu belly pork skewers. Mains could feature the honey & soy marinated sea bass, the oriental duck with noodles and the Thai green curry. A range of steaks, burgers, skewers and healthy ‘powerbowls’ are also on offer.
Dessert highlights could include sticky toffee pudding, salted caramel chocolate torte and mixed berry cheesecake, plus handcrafted Italian ice cream. Vegans get their own special menu with dishes such as veggie spirelli pasta and Indonesian fried rice. Gluten-free options are also available. Banyan’s drinks menu has been carefully put together with Manchester tastes in mind. So there is a focus on refreshing gin-based cocktails, with speciality ales and ciders provided by local brewery, Tickety Brew.
Corn Exchange transport links and attractions
Banyan is just off Cathedral Street and is close to Exchange Square, Manchester Football Museum and the Arndale Shopping Centre. It is a handy place to stop for a meal while shopping or sightseeing. Exchange Square tram stop is just a two minute walk away and Manchester Victoria is four minutes away.