Browse Modern restaurants in Manchester

  • Banyan

    The Corn Exchange, M4 3TR

    City Centre, Manchester

    Cuisine: British, Modern, Traditional

    About Banyan

    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.

  • Holiday Inn Manchester City

    25 Aytoun Street, M1 3AE

    City Centre, Manchester

    Cuisine: Modern

    About Holiday Inn Manchester City

    The restaurant at the Holiday Inn Manchester City Centre offers a colourful, contemporary space for relaxed dining. Playful decor touches such as the brightly coloured chairs, quirky figures and Manchester street signs all help to create a welcoming feel. You can either dine in the airy main area, perhaps beside the floor-length windows, or tuck yourself away in the cosy corner beside the kick knack-lined bookcase. Food is cooked fresh and served all day long, meaning you can visit for a leisurely breakfast, afternoon tea, business lunch or dinner with friends.

  • Pieminister

    53 Church St, M4 1PD

    Northern Quarter, Manchester

    Cuisine: British, Vegetarian/Vegan, Modern

    About Pieminister

    The first Manchester branch of the Pieminister family, this pie-oneer opened on Church Street, in the heart of the Northern Quarter, in 2013. Featuring a ground floor and mezzanine level, it is simply decorated with bare brick walls, tongue and groove panelling, white tiles and fashionably retro industrial lighting. It has a friendly, laidback vibe and visitors are as welcome to pop in for a daytime pie and a read of the papers as they are to drop by for a full evening meal, perhaps with a couple of ciders or a craft beer. The staff are happy to recommend pie and pint pairings.

  • The Dotted Note

    255 Bury New Road, M25 9PB

    North, Manchester

    Cuisine: British, European, Mediterranean

    About The Dotted Note

    The Dotted Note devotes as much care to its atmosphere as it does to its food. That’s why the music is chosen as thoughtfully as the menu, with the aim of creating a relaxed dining vibe that’s as cosy as it is cool.

    The menu serves up fresh, contemporary European comfort food that combines playfulness with heartiness. Flavours taking a starring role, so expect mouth-tingling combinations galore. This is the place to sample classic dishes served with a creative twist.

    The Dotted Note is decorated in black and white to mimic sheet music, amplifying the artsy feel. Live musicians are a big feature here, so your meal might even be accompanied by the soothing sounds of acoustic guitar.

  • The River Restaurant

    The Lowry Hotel , M3 5LH

    Spinningfields, Manchester

    Cuisine: British, Modern, Traditional

    About The River Restaurant

    If you are looking for an AA Rosette dining experience with the added bonus of a waterside setting, The River Restaurant at the five-star Lowry Hotel certainly fits the bill. Perched on the banks of the Irwell, this impressive restaurant boasts Manchester’s longest bar terrace, perfect for dining on sunnier days. Inside, you will find an airy, glass-walled space overlooking Santiago Calatrava’s Trinity Bridge. Purple leather chairs, semi-circular banquettes, a hip range of artworks and even a library corner all create a chic and comfy vibe. Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner are all served here, including Sunday lunches. Live piano music and singing on Thursdays and Sundays adds to the buzz.