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, 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.
With three stunning floors, various private booths and a hidden gin palace up for grabs, Impossible is a great choice for a meal out. Whether you're after a midweek meal, a weekend cocktail or a bottomless brunch, this is the place for you.
Escape to a botanical playground with a trip to eden. The gorgeous Manchester restaurant is now taking bookings both in their plant-filled dining room and on their outside terrace, with brunches, weekday dinners and Sunday roasts available.
The Pen & Pencil on Hilton Street is bringing you Sriracha-soaked buttermilk chicken burgers, vegan breakfast feasts and special brunch menus. Hungry? You won't be for long. Check back in September for table bookings and the like.
Can't take the thought of cooking again? Ditch the washing up with a visit to Foundry Project. Not only is the Smithfield Market mainstay offering bottomless brunch on the weekends, but also hearty plates and craft beers through the week.
When it comes to Manchester bars now taking bookings, you can count on Dirty Martini for after-work drinks, date night vibes and catch-ups with friends. Book in advance and make use of the new measures which see mobile ordering and payments alongside cocktails and cleanliness.
Reopening its doors for lunch, brunch, dinner and drinks, Gaucho has got your post-lockdown needs covered. Experience the new normal with mouthwatering meat, award-winning steak and drinks in the form of wine and cocktails that haven't been rustled up in your own kitchen.
Looking for restaurants open in Manchester? Grand Pacific is making is debut on the 30th July. Book ahead to make the most of high tea, decadent dining and modern cocktails matched with wellness checks, an updated layout and safety socially-distanced measures.
A fun and colourful outdoor dining space, The Lawn Club is pouring up tasty cocktails on Hardman Square. Take your pick between sitting inside or opt for one of their adorable pods, greenhouse-style dens or a relaxed deckchair and enjoy some sunshine 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.
When Albert's Schloss announced its reopening measures, we couldn't wait to see them in action post-lockdown. The Bavarian hotspot is pairing booze and bratwurst with social distancing markers, one-way systems and even an antibacterial beer tap dispenser.
With live music, an impressive cocktail menu and neon signs to boot, BLVD is a seriously luxe bar in Spinningfilds. Available for groups of up to six people, the spot also boasts a tasty food menu with bites such as crispy pork belly, vegetable tempura and maki rolls.
Get your fix of pizza paddles, alcohol slushies and dart-fuelled fun at Flight Club. 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.
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 September, it's the perfect spot for a romantic date or night out with friends.
Welcoming walk-ins and bookings, the Northern Quarter's El Capo is back with a whole host of Latin American bites. Head here for your fill of Mexican street food favourites from burritos and tacos to tequila-fuelled margaritas and mezcal-based sips.
Hidden under the streets of Manchester, Australasia is a chic drinking and dining oasis. A brilliant date night restaurant, this gem features jaw-dropping interiors and a menu of dishes inspired by Indonesia, Southeast Asia and Japan.
Just when we were starting to forget what a rooftop bar felt like, Cloud 23 comes back with a bang. Perched on the 23rd floor of the iconic Beetham Tower, the sky-high hideout is whipping up drunch, brunch, dinner, afternoon tea and the world's first floating cocktail.
Dinner, drinks and a distillery all under one roof? Three Little Words is back baby. Head to the stunning arches from 10th July, where wellness checks, sanitiser stations, digital menus and contact tracing will all be in operation to ensure a smooth visit.
Returning with The Chippie 2.0, Six by Nico is opening its doors on 13th July. That means 6 delicious courses like monkfish cheek with dill emulsion followed by the infamous deep fried Mars Bar served with chocolate pave, blood orange sorbet and cocoa nibs.
Along with takeaway and collection options, Simon Shaw's Canto has reopened the doors to the restaurant. 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.
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 live games with extra safety measures in the form of plastic screens, hand sanitiser units and QR codes menus.
El Gato Negro is back, bringing modern Spanish cuisine back to Manchester. Check ahead for opening times, as the restaurant initially launches from Thursday to Sunday. Expect slick booths and high-table seating in the ground floor bar, plus alfresco dining up on the rooftop.
If you're looking for restaurants available to book in Manchester, then 20 Stories should be on your radar. The rooftop bar and restaurant has made changes in line with government advice, so expect a la carte classics, elevated views and classic cocktails.
Serving up their menu of Bombay comfort food and award-winning drinks, Dishoom is opening for bookings from 10th July. Not only can you skip the queue with reservations now available for groups of up to six, but there will also be socially-distanced measures in place for your safety.
One of the best restaurants available to book in Manchester, The Ivy is a multifaceted venue that's great for everything from afternoon tea and dinner to weekend drinks and brunch. Choose between the brasserie, Asian floor or gorgeous rooftop terrace.