About 1761 & Lily's Bar
Contemporary British dining in the city centre
1761 restaurant celebrates everything that is Manchester. From its name (a nod to the Bridgewater Canal’s launch year) to its 100% Mancunian sourced produce, this is an eatery that wears its heart on its sleeve for the city.
At 1761, the old mingles comfortably with the new, for in both decor and menu you will find vintage English glamour paired with contemporary style. So diners can enjoy a modern take on homestyle British food, before heading downstairs to the elegant Lily’s Bar, the restaurant’s library-style drinking den. There, you can relax with Champagne or cocktails while watching fish flit around in the aquarium.
Classic cuisine meets contemporary cooking
1761 sources fresh, seasonal and local produce to craft British favourites with a modern flourish. From heartwarming pies, to fish ‘n’ chips with caviar, to bubble & squeak risotto, this is comfort food, 21st century style.
Menus change regularly, but sample mains might include the steak & ale pie with mash top and beef gravy, the Three Rivers battered haddock with beef dripping chips, tartare and Manchester caviar, and the Lancashire Sausage with mashed potato, crushed peas, caramelised onion and gravy.
Vegetarians won’t go hungry either as they can tuck into choices such as the Sheese & Onion pie (made from vegan cheese), and the Three Rivers battered halloumi burger with vegi dripping chips and Manchester caviar.
Diners can also enjoy a range of steaks, sandwiches and salads. On Sundays, you can tuck into a full roast with all the trimmings.
City Centre transport links and attractions
1761 is on Booth Street, not far from Manchester Central Convention Complex, Manchester Art Gallery and the Odeon cinema. If you are travelling in by train, then it is less than a fifteen walk from Picadilly station. If you are driving, then there is paid parking at both NCP China Town and Q-Park on St. James Street, both a seven minute stroll away.