Best New Restaurants In Manchester 2024: 16 Hot Openings And Must-Visit Places Coming Soon

When only the latest, hottest and biggest openings will do, Manchester has plenty that are sure to fit the bill. If you're feeling Spanish tapas from local names, restaurants from chefs with Michelin acclaim, and not one, or even two but three stunning rooftops coming soon, then check out this list of the very best new restaurants Manchester has in store this year.

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Levanter At The Beeswing

When: Now Open (January 2024)

Where: The Beeswing, Kampus, 24a Minshull Street M1 3EF

While The Beeswing isn't new, it's still an ever-popular wine bar with a gorgeous terrace overlooking the gardens of Kampus. For the latest seasonal tapas menu, the team here have joined forces with the Spanish food legends of Levanter, who sadly closed their doors in Ramsbottom last April. Having continued a successful spin-off residency as Baratxuri at Exhibition, they're now also bringing signature dishes and lesser-known plates to this canalside location in the city centre. Chow down on Iberico pork collar braised in a red wine stock with pomegranate molasses, oozing potato tortilla, and even newly launched brunches complete with bottomless sangria, mimosas or bloody marys.

Levanter Pop-Up | DesignMyNight

The finest Spanish tapas is on the cards at this restaurant opening.

Gino D'Acampo

When: Now Open (February 2024)

Where: INNSiDE by Meliá, First Street, M15 4RP

On the site of the former First Street Bar & Kitchen, which was already run by the cheeky TV chef's team, you'll now find Gino D'Acampo - an Italian restaurant adding to his collection across Leeds, Liverpool, Newcastle and more. This not only continues a partnership with luxurious INNSiDE by Meliá hotels but also comes with a £800k revamp. The contemporary space features baby blues, marble-topped tables, brass finishings and floral wall features throughout - plus those pretty foliage ceiling hangings everyone loves. Better yet, if the floor to ceiling windows aren't enough for you, then you can head outside to a two-tiered terrace and alfresco dining space. Food covers classic dishes alongside 'at the table theatre' courtesy of mains like cheesy black truffle pasta served in a pecorino wheel or whole seabass flambéed with grappa at the table. Bellissimo.

Gino D'Acampo Manchester | DesignMyNight

You'll be saying 'ciao bella' to this new restaurant in no time.

Lücky

When: Now Open (February 2024)

Where: 13 Blossom Street, Ancoats, M4 5AF

Formerly just the evening restaurant of Mule Coffee, Lücky has now taken over the space from open until close with a full-time offering of ramen, sushi and Pan-Asian brunches. They don't take bookings and the intimate Japandi-style space only seats a dozen diners, so expect waits of up to 90 minutes for tables at peak times. We'd recommend a stroll around Ancoats and New Islington Marina to pass the time (do stop off at waterside cocktail bar Finders Keepers, which opened last summer) but either way, it'll be well worth it - trust us. Think daytime meals of peanut butter sauce-smothered Vietnamese fried chicken or Indonesian pork belly bacon on sourdough with poached eggs, mushrooms and spicy Hollandaise, alongside 50% off ramen from Monday to Tuesday and half-price sushi on Wednesdays.

Lucky Manchester | DesignMyNight

Although not technically new new, these guys taking over for brunch too is still worth shouting about.

The Lamb Of Tartary

When: Now Open (March 2024)

Where: 16 Newton Street, Northern Quarter, M1 1AE

If pubs and grills with a gastro leaning are more your thing, then March opening The Lamb of Tartary is sure to fit the bill. After the closure of Cottonopolis on Newton Street, the team behind the venue and the award-winning Edinburgh Castle are back with another upmarket public house concept. With chef Shaun Moffat at the helm, you can expect a menu reminiscent of EC's viral chip butty (triple cooked chips and beef tartare sandwiched with beef fat mayo, Burford brown egg yoke and pickled shallots), including brown crab crumpets drenched in hollandaise, fresh oysters, Galloway roasts on Sundays, and bacon collar that's salted in-hourse. Plus, thanks to 24 beers on tap and their own signature cocktails on the cards too, you can't go wrong.

Lamb Of Tartary New Restaurant Manchester 2024 | DesignMyNight

A new opening packed with elevated pub grub? Sign us up.

Medlock Canteen

When: Now Open (March 2024)

Where: Deansgate Square, Owen Street, M15 4YB

Born from the brains behind Madre (the modern Mexican in Manchester and Liverpool known for serving dripping birria tacos and mole-covered grill plates) and Belzan (Liverpool's answer to seasonal small plates and natural wine), Medlock Canteen is inspired by two other kinds of venue entirely: Parisian bistros and American diners. Food here will be recognisable and the menu accessible, featuring the likes of confit duck leg in haricot vert, bream with charred leeks and butter sauce, and eggs many ways at breakfast. Sign up to their newsletter for 50% off at their soft launch - watch this space.

Medlock Canteen | DesignMyNight

The best new restaurants opening in Manchester in March 2024? This one has to make the list.

Maya

When: Now Open (March 2024)

Where: 40 Chorlton Street, M1 3HW.

For all your canal-side action, new brasserie Maya is coming to town. It'll be taking over the ground and lower floors of 40 Chorlton Street, a historic warehouse building dating back to the 20th century, promising a mix of art deco and industrial stylings. This modern European and ingredient-led concept comes from a group of hospitality operators known for working with Isabel Mayfair, Michelin-starred Petersham Nurseries in Richmond and Covent Garden, and Soho House. But that's not all, as the restaurant will be led by Mancunian chef Gabe Lea, who has his own experience at Michelin-starred venues like Le Manoir and Northcote - plus Manchester's very own Adam Reid at The French.

Maya Manchester | DesignMyNight

Out of all the new restaurants in Manchester city centre, Maya is set to be a canal-front favourite.

Double Zero

When: Now Open (March 2024)

Where: 55 Spring Gardens, M2 2BY.

Adding to their Chorlton location, which was voted 'Best Pizza' in the Deliveroo Restaurant Awards 2024, is Double Zero. They've been a Barlow Moor Road mainstay for the last nine years, providing 48-hour fermented dough and tasty toppings to the adoring masses in South Manchester. Their pizzas are cooked in authentic wood-fired ovens that have come all the way from Naples for that perfectly soft and chewy crust, plus they have gluten-free bases available and a half pizza, half calzone hybrid to tuck into too. Now the restaurant has opened a second venue, joining the likes of Six By Nico and Blinker on Spring Gardens in the city centre.

Double Zero Manchester City Centre | DesignMyNight

Named after 00 flour, this restaurant group has expanded to give the city centre a taste.

Cibo

When: Now Open (April 2024)

Where: 43 Spring Gardens, M2 2BG

After more than 14 years in our city, Rio Ferdinand's Rosso restaurant closed its doors last year. However, celeb hotspot Cibo - who already have venues in Hale and Wilmslow - are taking up the mantle of serving Italian fare at the end of King Street. Their venues aims to capture the glam of Mayfair across Cheshire and Manchester, with this space undergoing a £2m refurbishment to get ready for opening. On the menu here? Seared scallops with spiced pineapple carpaccio and a cured ham crumb, alongside recognisable classics spanning veal cutlet, lobster ravioli and even a burrata-topped pizza.

Cibo King Street | Manchester

Cibo will prove that you can never have enough Italian.

Skof

When: Spring 2024

Where: Hanover Building, Federation and Hanover Street, NOMA, M4 4AH

When somewhere is tipped to be Manchester's next Michelin star before it's even officially opened, you know it's a hot topic. Skof is the highly anticipated fine dining restaurant and first solo venture from chef Tom Barnes, a name known for being head chef at Rogan & Co when it received a Michelin star and executive chef at Simon Rogan’s L’Enclume when it earned its third. He'll be taking over the Hanover Building in NOMA, bringing a new lease of life to the Grade II-listed space with a more relaxed take on tasting menus - all designed to focus on local, seasonal ingredients. 

Tom Barnes Skof Manchester | DesignMyNight

One of the biggest new Manchester restaurant openings in 2024, Skof could end up holding the city's second Michelin star.

Soho House

When: Spring 2024

Where: Old Granada Studios, Quay Street, M3 3GS

It's been tipped for opening since 2022, so we're hoping 2024 is finally the year for Soho House to arrive in Manchester. This spring, we might just get our wish. It'll emulate the 50s and 60s inspiration of its location, the former Granada Studios, across stunning decor - and applications to be a member are open now. Expect a glam rooftop pool with a late-night bar and live music space overlooking it, plus a formal dining area run by head chef James Lord, a gym, 23 bedrooms and a further indoor pool too. Downstairs, you'll also find the American-inspired Mollie's Motel & Diner as the icing on the cake of this anticipated development.

Soho House Manchester | DesignMyNight

Rooftop views, an American diner and an outdoor pool all make Soho House a top choice on our 'coming soon' list.

The Treehouse Hotel

When: Summer 2024

Where: Blackfriars Street, M3 2EQ

The Treehouse Hotel has been 'taking root' just off Deansgate since 2022 and is eagerly awaited - and not just for the signature secret garden look, rooftop views and living green walls that make the London location is so popular. Though, we're most excited about the new bars and restaurants coming to Manchester's hottest hotel opening. On the ground floor, Mary-Ellen McTagu, who ran The Creameries until its sad closure, will be leading a zero-waste restaurant with a kitchen garden-inspired seasonal menu. Sam Grainger - chef-patron of Belzan and Madre (yes, those guys again) - is launching a 14th-floor eatery fusing British and South-East Asian fare alongside a stand-alone bar, while Luke Cowdrey and Justin Crawford from Volta will curate the music and entertainment on these upper floors.

Treehouse Hotel Manchester | DesignMyNight

The Treehouse Hotel will be well worth the wait.

Flat Iron

When: Late Summer 2024

Where: 200-204 Deansgate, M3 3NN

A staple in London thanks to its 13 venues, Flat Iron is the renowned home of £13 steak; yup, you read that right - just thirteen pounds. Although the 'secondary' cut this restaurant is named after is often passed up for more popular and higher priced steaks like sirloin, fillet and ribeye, these guys manage to make flat iron more tender and juicy than anywhere else. The group raise their own rare, traditional breed cattle in Thirsk, Yorkshire, with the help of third-generation beef farmer Charles Ashbridge. Meat here is cooked to perfection and served alongside favourite sides like creamed spinach and aubergine parm (seriously, they're a must), with free beef dripping popcorn to start and an ice cream each when you leave. It's top bargains all round.

Flat Iron Best New Restaurants Manchester 2024 | DesignMyNight

Seriously great steak at affordable prices makes Flat Iron a fantastic new restaurant for the summer.

Louis

When: Autumn 2024

Where: Hardman Square, Spinningfields M3 3EB

Permanently Unique Group, who are behind the ever-popular Tattu and prominent 2023 opening Fenix, have unveiled another venture at Hardman Square in Spinningfields. Coming in the autumn, Louis will be inspired by the Italian-American restaurants of New York - a growing trend we're seeing across the country. Executive chef of Greek-inspired Fenix, Ippokratis Anagnostelis, has designed a menu of classic flavours to show the influence of the Mediterranean on food in the US, while swing bands, jazz quartets, singers and pianists provide the entertainment. Plus, if this place is anything like its sister restaurants, interiors are sure to be equally as luxurious. 

Louis Manchester | DesignMyNight

One of the biggest new openings coming to Manchester in 2024, Louis will be the restaurant filling everyone's feeds in the Autumn.

Blacklock

When: Autumn 2024

Where: 37 Peter Street, M2 5GB

Another one for the steak aficionados, Blacklock is the London chophouse that's chosen Manchester as its first location outside the capital. Coming to a Grade II listed building on Peter Street this Autumn, the restaurant specialises in chops and steak cooked over charcoal, as well as a signature white chocolate cheesecake dessert served straight from the dish at your tableside (just remember to 'say when' or you'll end up with more than you bargained for). Their current venues' meat comes sustainably sourced from Cornish family farmers and butchers Philip and Ian Warren, although they'll be looking for new, Northern suppliers to add this legacy of regenerative farming and a no waste, local approach. Better yet, you can count on Blacklock's award-winning Sunday roasts being part of the offering here too.

Blacklock New Manchester Restaurants | DesignMyNight

Blacklock is bound to be a top choice of new restaurants in Manchester this year.

Chotto Matte

When: Early 2025

Where: St. Michael's, Jackson Row, M2 5ND

Another well-known brand down in London that's making its way up north, Chotto Matte is a Nikkei restaurant specialising in Japanese-Peruvian cuisine. So, what's so special about their Manchester venue? It's going to be the crowning glory of Gary Neville's St Michael's development on Jackson Row, occupying a huge 20,000 square foot of space across a rooftop and multiple tiered terraces for the ultimate wow-factor. And if that wasn't enough, the Instagrammable element continues with live entertainment and late-night DJs, alongside sushi torched at your table and robata grill dishes. 

Chotto Matte New Fish Restaurants Manchester | DesignMyNight

Sushi and panoramic scenes? It can only be new opening Chotto Matte.

Big Mamma

When: To Be Confirmed

Where: St. Michael's, Jackson Row, M2 5ND

Parisian restaurant group Big Mamma are known for the Instagrammable interiors at their London locations, spanning everything from Sicilian trattoria Circolo Popolare to the 70s Capri-style looks of Gloria and a maximalist Florence-inspired venue in the form of Ave Mario. They've chosen Manchester as their first UK venture outside of the capital, with whispers that they'll also be coming to the St Michael's development. While there aren't many other details right now, we think the earliest they'll arrive is 2025. Expect a gorgeous Italian restaurant serving creamy truffle pasta, spaghetti in cheese wheels, oozing burrata and tender veal dishes, all accompanied by twists on classic cocktails or fine wine. And don't miss out on the limoncello either.

Big Mamma Manchester | DesignMyNight

Jaccuzi gives you a taste of what Big Mamma Manchester could look like.

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