Best restaurants in Manchester

  • The Living Room, Manchester

    80 Deansgate, M3 2ER

    Deansgate, Manchester

    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 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 V & A Restaurant and Lounge

    Water Street, M3 4JQ

    City Centre, Manchester

    Cuisine: British, European, Gastro Pub

    About The V & A Restaurant and Lounge

    V&A Restaurant and Lounge is based in the Manchester Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel. The restaurant overlooks the River Irwell and is a great spot for a relaxed brasserie-style meal, special business lunch or afternoon tea with friends. On milder days you can dine outside by the waterside.

  • Afternoon tea at Radisson Blu Edwardian, Manchester

    Peter Street, M2 5GP

    Deansgate, Manchester

    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.

  • Village Grill - Village The Hotel Club Hyde

    Captain Clarke Road, SK14 4QG

    East, Manchester

    Cuisine: British

    About Village Grill - Village The Hotel Club Hyde

    Village Grill in Hyde offers relaxed dining in the contemporary setting of the Village Hotel. Dishes are on the hearty side, with a menu that’s a mixture of much-loved British pub food and international classics. The decor is stylishly casual and casually stylish, with exposed brickwork and beams, leafy plants and comfortable seating. The long windows create an airy, conservatory-style feel. Village Grill is open seven days a week including mornings, so it’s a great spot for dinner with friends, a Sunday get-together, a business lunch or even a working breakfast.

  • Village Grill - Village The Hotel Club Cheadle

    Cheadle Road, SK8 1HW

    South, Manchester

    Cuisine: British

    About Village Grill - Village The Hotel Club Cheadle

    Village Grill in Cheadle offers relaxed dining in the contemporary setting of the Village Hotel. Dishes are on the hearty side, with a menu that’s a mixture of much-loved British pub food and international classics. The decor is olde worlde meets modern, with hanging barrel lamps, exposed beams and a colour scheme of rich greens and browns. Village Grill is open seven days a week including mornings, so it’s a great spot for dinner with friends, a Sunday get-together, a business lunch or even a working breakfast.

  • Village Grill - Village The Hotel Club Bury

    Waterfold Park, BL9 7BQ

    North, Manchester

    Cuisine: British

    About Village Grill - Village The Hotel Club Bury

    Village Grill in Bury offers relaxed dining in the contemporary setting of the Village Hotel. Dishes are on the hearty side, with a menu that’s a mixture of much-loved British pub food and international classics. The space is filled with contemporary fixtures, comfortable seating and cheerful striped fabrics, creating an effect that’s both welcoming and chic. Village Grill is open seven days a week including mornings, so it’s a great spot for dinner with friends, a Sunday get-together, a business lunch or even a working breakfast.

  • Village Grill - Village The Hotel Club Ashton

    Pamir Drive, OL7 0LY

    East, Manchester

    Cuisine: British

    About Village Grill - Village The Hotel Club Ashton

    Village Grill in Ashton offers relaxed dining in the contemporary setting of the Village Hotel. Dishes are on the hearty side, with a menu that’s a mixture of much-loved British pub food and international classics. The space is decorated in warm, earthy tones with comfortable seating, creating a welcoming vibe. The long windows give the restaurant a light and airy feel. Village Grill is open seven days a week including mornings, so it’s a great spot for dinner with friends, a Sunday get-together, a business lunch or even a working breakfast.

  • Store Street Exchange

    Store Street Exchange, M1 3DG

    Piccadilly, Manchester

    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.

  • Alston Bar & Beef - Manchester

    Cathedral Street, M4 3TR

    North, Manchester

    Cuisine: Traditional, Steaks & Grill, Bistros & Brasseries

    About Alston Bar & Beef - Manchester

    Alston Bar & Beef is a stylish steak & gin hangout on Cathedral Street, secluded beneath The Corn Exchange. Boasting ‘the best steak & gin in Manchester’, this is the only restaurant that serves up the top 1% of Scottish beef from the Tweed Valley, plus plenty of the juniper-based tipple. In fact, the bar offers over 60 gins in total, each uniquely garnished and served to perfection. The space is enhanced by tasteful neon lightning, creating a chic atmosphere. Alston Bar & Beef would be ideal for a relaxed dinner date followed by drinks, or for a meal with friends before hitting the town.

  • Cibo

    Liverpool Road, M3 4NW

    Castlefield, Manchester

    Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

    About Cibo

    Cibo is a new Italian restaurant situated on Liverpool Road in the heart of Castlefield. Formerly Per Tutti, the restaurant has enjoyed an £180,000 revamp, including the installation of a huge glittering disco ball, funky modern art and quirky mirrors. Live music every weekend adds to the overall buzz. Cibo is the sister restaurant to the award-winning Don Giovanni, Manchester’s oldest Italian dining spot. The focus is on bringing high quality, tasteful Italian food to the table, including fresh fish dishes. This would make a great spot for dinner with friends or for a relaxed date.

  • 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.

  • Safire Restaurant & Grill

    275a Upper Brook Street , M13 0HR

    near Manchester, Manchester

    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.

  • 101 Brasserie

    101 Portland Street, M1 6DF

    City Centre, Manchester

    Cuisine: British

    About 101 Brasserie

    The newly revamped, award-winning 101 Brasserie can be found in the Grade listed Townhouse Hotel Manchester on Portland Street. Inside, you will find a stylish, split-level dining space. The comfortable seating and a soft colour scheme of creams, lemons and caramels make this a great spot for a relaxing meal. The brasserie itself serves seasonal British cuisine while the adjoining 101 Bar offers light lunches, tapas and nibbles. 101
    Brasserie would be a good option for a smart lunch stop while shopping, business meal or dinner before a show. Afternoon tea is also served.

  • 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.

  • Exchange Food and Drink Lounge

    21 Dickinson Street, M1 4LX

    City Centre, Manchester

    Cuisine: Modern

    About Exchange Food and Drink Lounge

    Exchange Food and Drink Lounge at Novotel hotel is a casual dining setting where you can enjoy both local and international cuisine. The chic, quirky decor includes plenty of wooden surfaces, exposed stonework and even a gleaming piano in the corner. Because of the central location, this would be a great spot for a business lunch, bite to eat while shopping or relaxed dinner before a film or concert.

  • Cast Iron Bar and Grill

    Blackfriars Street, M3 2EQ

    City Centre, Manchester

    Cuisine: British, Gastro Pub

    About Cast Iron Bar and Grill

    Overlooking the Irwell, the Cast Iron Bar & Grill is the signature restaurant of the Renaissance Marriott hotel. Inside you can enjoy a range of hearty dishes and light bites in a casual fine dining setting of chic decor, comfy chairs and intimate lighting. This would be great spot for dinner before heading to a show in the city centre.

  • El Gato Negro

    52 King Street, M2 4LY

    City Centre, Manchester

    Cuisine: Tapas

    About El Gato Negro

    Known for its distinctive black cat frontage, El Gato Negro Tapas is an award-winning dining spot on King Street. The restaurant is situated in a historic three storey townhouse with an open kitchen and excellent street views, with dining on all three floors, each with their own individual style & atmosphere. Food is complemented by a carefully chosen range of Spanish wines, sherries, spirits, tonics, beers and cocktails. The restaurant also boasts a unique retractable roof, perfect for making the most of the sun and stars when the weather permits.

  • Ivory Bar and Grill

    190-194 Bury New Road, M45 6QF

    North, Manchester

    Cuisine: European, Pan-Asian

    About Ivory Bar and Grill

    Ivory Bar and Grill’s mission is to take the stuffiness out of the traditional fine dining experience. If you want to sample contemporary, creative food in a lounge bar-style setting, this is the place for you.
    Based in Whitefield, north of central Manchester, Ivory Bar and Grill blurs the lines between the bar and restaurant experiences. The result is a chic eating space of chilled music, minimalist decors and comfortable booths.

  • Amore Cucina and Bar

    14 Radcliffe New Road, M45 7GY

    City Centre, Manchester

    Cuisine: British, Italian, Modern

    About Amore Cucina and Bar

    Amore Cucina serves contemporary Italian food in an airy, elegant restaurant space.

    Situated north of Manchester city centre in Whitefield, this is the ideal spot for dining that balances chic with relaxed. The restaurant showcases chef Jacques Hilton’s take on classic Italian dishes, both via the main menus and the ‘Venetian tapas’ (cicchetti) menu.

    While dining, you can enjoy the view from the curved floor-to-ceiling windows or watch waiters shake cocktails in the central bar.