Best restaurants in Manchester

  • Tiger Tiger Manchester

    The Printworks, M4 2BS

    City Centre, Manchester

    Cuisine: Cuisine: British, Mediterranean

    About Tiger Tiger Manchester

    Tiger Tiger’s menu is firmly on the pub comfort food side of things. Dishes can vary but expect a playful (and often alcohol infused) range of starters such as popcorn chicken, Bloody Mary meatballs and beer-battered mozzarella sticks.

    To follow, take your pick from a variety of hearty mains. These might include sirloin and ribeye steaks, BBQ chicken melt and grilled salmon fillet with thick-cut chips. Fajitas, burritos and sandwiches are also served, plus a range of sharing platters.
    Veggie options are dotted throughout the menu, including wild mushroom mezzaluna pasta, Cajun spiced vegetable burrito, and a halloumi, mushroom and pepper burger.

  • The River Restaurant

    The Lowry Hotel , M3 5LH

    Spinningfields, Manchester

    Cuisine: 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 offers exactly that. Perched on the banks of the River Irwell, the restaurant boasts Manchester’s longest bar terrace, perfect for sunnier days. Inside, you will find an airy, glass-walled space overlooking Santiago Calatrava’s Trinity Bridge. Purple leather chairs, semi-circular banquettes, and a range of artworks all create an atmosphere that is both comfortable and chic. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, including Sunday lunches accompanied by live music.

  • The Albert Square Chop House

    The Memorial Hall, Albert Square, M2 5PF

    Spinningfields, Manchester

    Cuisine: Cuisine: Traditional, Steaks & Grill

    About The Albert Square Chop House

    The Albert Square Chop House is classic British restaurant in Manchester’s iconic Memorial Hall refurbished into a post-industrial space.

  • The Slug and Lettuce - Albert Square

    Ground Floor, Heron House, M2 5HD

    Spinningfields, Manchester

    Cuisine: Cuisine: British, Modern, Traditional

    About The Slug and Lettuce - Albert Square

    The Slug and Lettuce Albert Square is located in Manchester city centre just round the corner from St. Peter’s Metro-link stop, and a short walk from Manchester’s Arndale, Market Street and Piccadilly Gardens. The Slug and Lettuce serves a range of bar food favourites, which include British dishes like fish and chips and sausages and mash, as well as more global offerings like tostadas and Lebanese style chicken with couscous.

  • Iberica - Manchester

    14-15 Hardman Street, M3 3HF

    Spinningfields, Manchester

    Cuisine: Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas

    About Iberica - Manchester

    Ibérica is a bright, spacious Spanish restaurant and bar, with a vibrant colour scheme, distinctive prints and contemporary décor. It’s a versatile venue, popular with tapas grazers, drinkers snacking on authentic pinchos, or wine aficionados enjoying bottles from boutique regional wineries. Two outdoors terraces, open all year round, aim for that Mediterranean vibe, if the weather allows.

  • Dog Bowl

    57 Whitworth St West , M1 5WW

    Spinningfields, Manchester

    Cuisine: Cuisine: Bar Food, American

    About Dog Bowl

    Housed in an arch on Whitworth Street West, Dog Bowl is an American style diner, bar and ten pin bowling centre. The five, full length, ten pin bowling lanes are the main attraction but there are plenty of visitors who come solely for the Tex-Mex menus. With its red booth seating and exposed piping, the decor is a mix of classic American diner and post industrial chic. As well as bowling, Dog Bowl offers screenings of all the big sporting events.

  • Albatross & Arnold

    Leftbank, M3 3AN

    Spinningfields, Manchester

    Cuisine: Cuisine: British, Traditional, Tapas

    About Albatross & Arnold

    Albatross & Arnold serves small plates for sharing from lunchtime until late. You can find this stylish bar and lounge retreat on the first floor of The Leftbank Building on the banks of the river. This means that you can watch the hustle and bustle of Spinningfields while relaxing in pure luxury.

  • TNQ - The Northern Quarter Restaurant & Bar

    108 High St, M4 1HQ

    Northern Quarter, Manchester

    Cuisine: Cuisine: British, Traditional

    About TNQ - The Northern Quarter Restaurant & Bar

    With stylish, minimalist decor, TNQ provides a relaxed dining experience in the Northern Quarter. The restaurant creates dishes using the best local produce and the menu changes frequently to make the most of seasonal ingredients. TNQ has established a reputation associated with quality and has won several awards for its food. There is an outdoor eating area beside the Smithfield fish market opposite which can be enjoyed during the summer months.

  • Pieminister

    53 Church St, M4 1PD

    Northern Quarter, Manchester

    Cuisine: 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.

  • Jamie's Italian - Manchester

    100 King St, M2 4WU

    Northern Quarter, Manchester

    Cuisine: Cuisine: Italian

    About Jamie's Italian - Manchester

    Set in the heart of the city, Jamie’s Italian is based in the swish grade II listed building dubbed the ‘King of King Street’. With room for up to 240 people on both the ground floor and mezzanine, many of this former bank’s original features — including high ceilings, huge windows and stately pillars — are still intact. For this reason, it is the perfect spot for a unique dining experience. With a menu crafted by a superstar chef, this is traditional Italian food with added mastermind flourishes. It would be great for a family meal, get-together with friends or lunch treat while shopping.

  • Brasserie Abode - Manchester

    107 Piccadilly, M1 2DB

    Northern Quarter, Manchester

    Cuisine: Cuisine: British, European, Bistros & Brasseries

    About Brasserie Abode - Manchester

    Cool by day and chic by night, Brasserie Abode is a stylish hotel restaurant that moves effortlessly from breakfast through to nightcaps. The décor is contemporary and refined, but generous servings and value characterise the kitchen’s style. Locals and travellers love the classic brasserie plats du jour on the all-day menu, while Sunday lunches with all the trimmings are popular for family get-togethers.

  • Safire Restaurant & Grill

    275a Upper Brook Street , M13 0HR

    near Manchester, Manchester

    Cuisine: Cuisine: Indian

    About Safire Restaurant & Grill

    Safire Grill & Restaurant serves hearty Indian grill food on Upper Brook Street, just minutes from the city centre. The menus offer authentic traditional recipes influenced by modern Indian dining trends and international classics. Inside, you will find contemporary Indian-style decor in soothing greens and browns, making this an ideal place for a relaxed get-together or business lunch.

  • The Living Room, Manchester

    80 Deansgate, M3 2ER

    Deansgate, Manchester

    Cuisine: Cuisine: European, Traditional, Bistros & Brasseries

    About The Living Room, Manchester

    The Living Room’s colonial decor and baby grand piano gives it a charmingly retro vibe. However, you are soon brought back to the present with the thoroughly modern cocktails and cuisine. Curved booths, soft pink chairs and an airy windowed ceiling make this a stylish and comfortable spot for dinner, afternoon tea or brunch. If you are planning a special celebration, romantic date or sparkling night out with friends, this could be the ideal choice.

  • The Lost Dene

    144 Deansgate, M3 3EE

    Deansgate, Manchester

    Cuisine: Cuisine: British

    About The Lost Dene

    The Lost Dene is a homely British pub in Manchester city centre. Their food menu includes a range of pub classics, such as fish and chips, sausages and mash, and steak and ale pie. Their extensive main menu also includes sections for burgers, Mexican dishes, under 600 calorie dishes, vegetarian dishes, grill dishes, sandwiches, and more. There are also separate breakfast, buffet, Sunday roast, and children’s menus. The Lost Dene is ideal for sports fans as live sport is shown all day.

  • Zouk Tea Bar & Grill

    Unit 5, The Quadrangle, M1 5QS

    Deansgate, Manchester

    Cuisine: Cuisine: Indian

    About Zouk Tea Bar & Grill

    Zouk Tea Bar & Grill serves authentic Indian and Pakistani cuisine just off Manchester’s Oxford Road. A regularly updated, extensive menu as well as chef’s specials means that there are always new dishes to try. With a range of tables available including two seaters, booths to share with a small group, or a long banquette for parties, Zouk suits all types of dining outings. The open kitchen in the restaurant allows diners to get a peak of the action.

  • The Laundrette

    13 Jack Rosenthal Street, M15 4FN

    Deansgate, Manchester

    Cuisine: Cuisine: Modern

    About The Laundrette

    The Laundrette believes that the restaurant experience should be served with a big dollop of fun. With its tongue-in-cheek approach to dining and a menu celebrating ‘cocktails and carbs’, this is a great place to dine out with friends or colleagues.

  • Afternoon tea at Radisson Blu Edwardian, Manchester

    Peter Street, M2 5GP

    Deansgate, Manchester

    Cuisine: Cuisine: Tearooms & Desserts

    About Afternoon tea at Radisson Blu Edwardian, Manchester

    Situated in the landmark Free Trade Hall in the heart of Manchester, the high ceiling and bespoke furniture of the Radisson Blu Edwardian is a suitably elegant spot to enjoy afternoon tea. Crisp white tablecloths, plush red seats and polished wooden floors all create the perfect setting for clinking teacups and sharing secrets with your favourite friends.

  • Store Street Exchange

    Store Street Exchange, M1 3DG

    Piccadilly, Manchester

    Cuisine: Cuisine: British, Vegetarian/Vegan

    About Store Street Exchange

    Store Street Exchange and Craft Bar aims to serve up simple yet exciting food in a warm, relaxing atmosphere.The menu is filled with satisfying dishes enhanced by creative touches, plus a range of craft beers, cocktails and gins. Decor is on the sleek and chic side of things, with mellow lighting, stylish fixtures and soothing shades of mint green.

  • Arnero

    25 Sackville St, M1 3LZ

    Gay Village, Manchester

    Cuisine: Cuisine: Indian, International, Traditional

    About Arnero

    Owned by two childhood friends who have known each other for 40 years, Arnero is an Indian restaurant in the Gay Village in Manchester’s city centre. It serves dishes from regions across India, including Mughlai, Dum Pukth, Biryanies, North indian curries, and tandoori. The menu also includes a street food section with dishes such as stuffed paratha which is Indian flat bread stuffed with fillings served with plain raita and pickle, and bhel poori which is a mixture of rice crispy, assorted savoury and peanuts served with sweet and tangy chutneys.

  • Delicatezze

    Amazon House, 3 Brazil St, M1 3PJ

    Gay Village, Manchester

    Cuisine: Cuisine: Italian, Traditional

    About Delicatezze

    Delicatezze in an Italian restaurant in Manchester’s Gay Village. It serves a range of authentic Italian dishes and its menu includes stone baked pizzas, pastas and main courses.