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All The Manchester Restaurants And Bars Now Taking Bookings
Done with the days of having to think of what to cook, arguing over the washing up and shaking sub-par cocktails in the kitchen? We feel you. With the hospitality sector back in business this April, we've rounded up the city's venues that have pivoted to measures like social distancing, PPE and QR code menus. Whether you really can't wait to get out or are just testing the waters until you're ready to reserve your spot, take a look at all the restaurants and bars in Manchester that are now open for bookings post-lockdown.
*please note, opening scenarios will be dictated by both government and venue, so please stay safe, stay in contact with the experience you've booked and be conscious of the impact you have on people around you when leaving home.
Dinner, drinks and a distillery all under one roof? Three Little Words is back baby. Head to the stunning arches this May where brand new cocktail menu and amazing small plates await, with a clear roadmap of sanitiser stations, digital menus and contact tracing to ensure a smooth visit.
Looking for the best quirky activities to book now in Manchester? Junkyard Golf Club will soon be putting your mini golfing skills to the test this May as they reopen their doors once again. Grab your masks and take 5 of your closest pals for a round or two and signature sweetie cocktails.
With live music, an impressive cocktail menu and neon signs to boot, BLVD is a seriously luxe bar in Spinningfields. Available for indoor dining from 17th May, the spot also boasts a tasty food menu with bites such as crispy pork belly, vegetable tempura and maki rolls.
Welcoming walk-ins and bookings, the Northern Quarter's El Capo is back with a whole host of Latin American bites. Head over this summer for your fill of Mexican street food favourites from burritos and tacos to tequila-fuelled margaritas and mezcal-based sips.
Burgers, curries, pastas and salads are just some of the dishes on Banyan's diverse menu. And we haven't even gotten onto the drinks yet. A stylish bar and kitchen in the Corn Exchange, the relaxed restaurant also has a sun-soaked terrace for alfresco hangouts.
Looking for restaurants now open in Manchester? Grand Pacific is making is debut on 17th May. Book ahead to make the most of high tea, decadent dining and modern cocktails matched with wellness checks, an updated layout and social distancing measures.
Peter Street Kitchen is the luxe restaurant serving up a selection of Japanese and Mexican small plates, washed down with fine wines, tasty cocktails and premium sake. Now taking bookings for May, it's the perfect spot for a romantic date or night out with friends.
Reopening its doors for lunch, brunch, dinner and drinks this summer, Gaucho has got your post-lockdown needs covered. Celebrate Manchester reopening with award-winning steaks and drinks in the form of handpicked bottles of wine and excellently crafted cocktails.
Get your fix of pizza paddles, alcohol slushies and dart-fuelled fun at Flight Club from the 17th May. Not only is the fairground-themed games den back with its weekend brunch social, but it's also taking midweek lunch bookings for groups of up to six.
If you're looking for restaurants in Manchester city centre that are now taking bookings, The Alchemist should be on your list. Not only is this place a mecca for Instagram-worthy cocktails, but its international food menu is sure to satisfy any cravings.
Sunset by Australasia is one of Manchester's best restaurant taking bookings. Join them on their gorgeous terrace space from April, where you'll find cosy heaters (just in case), handcrafted cocktails and a droolworthy selection of Pan Asian plates.
With three stunning floors, various private booths and a hidden gin palace up for grabs, Impossible is a great choice for a meal out this summer. Whether you're after a midweek pick-me-up, a weekend cocktail or bottomless brunch, this is the place for you.
Just when we were starting to forget what a rooftop bar felt like, Cloud 23 comes back with a bang this May. Perched on the 23rd floor of the iconic Beetham Tower, the sky-high hideout is whipping up brunch, dinner, afternoon tea and the world's first floating cocktail.
A fun and colourful outdoor dining space, The Lawn Club is pouring up tasty cocktails on Hardman Square. With the option sit inside or in your very own private pods, greenhouse-style dens or a relaxed deckchair, it's the perfect outdoor bar for sun-soaked sips.
Can't take the thought of cooking again? Ditch the washing up with a visit to Foundry Project this May. Not only is the Smithfield Market mainstay offering bottomless brunch on the weekends, but also hearty plates and craft beers through the week.
Hidden under the streets of Manchester, Australasia is a chic restaurant that's now open for bookings in Manchester. A brilliant date night spot, this gem features jaw-dropping interiors and a menu of dishes inspired by Indonesia, Southeast Asia and Japan.
If you're after a great sports bar in Manchester, then The Brotherhood of Pursuits and Pastimes is up there. Think craft beers, prosecco packages and alfresco dining from April, while live games with extra safety measures come into play from May onward.
If you're looking for restaurants available to book in Manchester, 20 Stories should be on your radar. The rooftop bar and restaurant is welcoming guests for alfresco sips from April and indoors the month following, with a la carte classics, stunning views and classic cocktails guaranteed.
One of the best outdoor restaurants in Manchester, The Restaurant Bar & Grill is taking bookings from April. Get your fix of sun tanning, fine British dining and elegant cocktail sipping against a backdrop of bright orange seating and lush greenery with a retractable roof.
The Pen & Pencil on Hilton Street is bringing you Sriracha-soaked buttermilk chicken burgers, vegan breakfast feasts and special menus aplenty. Hungry? You won't be for long, as they're offering 50% food on Mondays and bottomless brunches every weekend from 17th May.
One of the best restaurants now available to book in Manchester, The Ivy is great for everything from afternoon tea and dinner to weekend drinks and brunch. Secure a space on the stunning rooftop this April, with availability in May for the Asian bar and brasserie.
Another top choice on our list of restaurants that are now open in Manchester, Mamucium is the hotel eatery that's welcoming guests back from this May. Once indoors? You'll find a menu of includes classic Northern dishes and delcious drinks at an affordable price.
Looking for Manchester city centre restaurants that are now open? The Dakota Grill features a luscious green garden that's made for alfresco outings. Chomp on some of the best steak in town with classic cocktails and a fully retractable roof, so you're covered whatever the weather.
Simon Shaw's Canto is reopening its doors for alfresco dining this April. Head here for late night dining on small plates like mushroom croquetas and beef steak with caramelised onion on caco bread, or check out Tipsy Tapas for dishes and bottomless fizz come the weekend.
Albert's Schloss are set to be back in action from 17th May, with larger group bookings available from June onward. The Bavarian hotspot is pairing booze and bratwurst with social distancing markers, one-way systems and even an antibacterial beer tap dispenser.
El Gato Negro is back for outdoor dining this April, helping you to get your fix of Spanish cuisine from the gorgeous terrace space. Then from May? Expect slick booths and high-table seating in the ground floor bar, perfect for romantic date nights and post-lockdown meetups.