Best Terraces In Manchester

While the definition of 'terrace' is roughly translated to 'level paved area next to a building', our definition stands something along the lines of 'boozy, lovely, sunshine-soaking seating area'. Scattered about the city, these divine destinations are a hubbub of activity; whether they host cracking views, buzzing crowds, cool concoctions or botanical spaces. Check out our recommendations for some of the best outdoor terraces in Manchester here. 

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Last updated on 8th April 2024

The Woodstock Arms

Found in the leafy neighbourhood of West Didsbury, The Woodstock Arms is home to one of the city's best beer gardens with plenty of outdoor seating and a separate bar area. When it comes to refreshments? Think classic pub grub and thirst-quenching pints of real ale. 

11 Central

Look out over the water on Central 11's expansive terrace with a tipple or two and be glad you picked this joint for a pint stop. The restaurant and bar also boasts live entertainment throughout the week, as well as a slapping roast menu featuring heavenly potatoes and truffle cauliflower cheese. There's even a gin school you can enroll in to have the ultimate immersive tasting experiences. 

The Lawn Club

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For summer drinking in the city, The Lawn Club is one of Manchester's prettiest terraces. The outdoor venue is located on the green grass of Hardman Square and comes complete with cosy dining pods, comfy deck chairs and a gorgeous pergola space - perfect for a post-work tipple or some lazy Sunday lounging with barbecue fare up for grabs. You can even nab two for £12 cocktails from Sunday to Thursday, served at their outdoor bar, including their refreshing range of spritzes.

Tre Ciccio

A family-run restaurant and bar outside of Manchester, Tre Ciccio is your one-stop shop for authentic Italian delights in a stylish setting. Grab a table in the pretty dining room or out on the terrace to enjoy a feast of bruschetta, arancini, pizza and burrata.

El Gato Negro

Not only is Simon Shaw's acclaimed tapas restaurant bringing you plates like line-caught baby monkfish and braised ox cheek, but it's also one of the most gorgeous rooftop terraces in Manchester. From dreamy date nights to special occasions, this place is ideal for soaking up the sun while you dig into a feast of Spanish cuisine.

Terrace NQ

Situated on Thomas Street, Terrace NQ is the best rooftop bar in Manchester's Northern Quarter. The secret sky-high garden is home to lush plants, shady umbrellas a selection of classic cocktails and local ales. Swing by on the weekend to catch some of the city's finest DJs spinning tracks 'til late.