The Best Restaurants In Ancoats

Without a doubt one of Manchester's coolest and most vibrant neighbourhoods, Ancoats is known for its buzzing food and drink scene and rich industrial past. A wonderland of craft beer specialists, artisan bakeries and colourful street murals, there's never a dull moment in this corner of the city. Whether you're searching for Michelin-starred food, pub grub classics or tasty brunch plates, check out our guide to the best restaurants in Ancoats here.

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Bringing a slice of sunny Portugal to the heart of Ancoats, Canto is the gorgeous neighbourhood restaurant specialising in all things fresh fish, seasonal small plates and Mediterranean sips. Boasting a relaxed atmosphere and service with a smile, dinner here is a chilled-out affair.


Manchester's first Michelin-starred restaurant since 1977, Mana has got people talking for all the right reasons. Chef-patron Simon Martin has worked tirelessly to create an innovative menu which showcases the best in British produce - making it the ideal spot for a special occasion dinner.


Located just off Cutting Room Square, Elnecot is an award-winning neighbourhood kitchen and bar. A popular haunt come the weekend, this place is known for its mega Sunday roasts and oh-so-tasty brunch plates (which can be paired with bottomless cocktails for just £20). 

The Counter House

Decked out with leafy green foliage, low-hanging lights and floor-to-ceiling windows, The Counter House is a gorgeous sunny spot to spend a lazy Sunday morning. With a mouthwatering menu of avo on toast, fluffy pancakes and expertly-poached eggs, it's sure to start your day off right.

Street Urchin

A plant-lover's dream, Street Urchin is a botanical-adorned restaurant serving super-fresh seafood. With daily-changing specials during the week, weekends are all about gourmet brunch plates, from smoked haddock omelettes to mega bacon butties.