There’s no denying it – we’re now living in the age of pink. It’s the shade of the millennial season, and everyone wants to snap it up (on their cameras, that is). After becoming a social media sensation, the number of rosy restaurants in this city has skyrocketed, but just which one do you visit first? From Instagrammable cocktail bars to strawberry-coloured cafés, here are the very best pink restaurants and bars in Manchester.
Fancy a candy-coloured evening at one of Manchester’s most Instagrammable bars? Then make way for Boujee, where there's crazy cocktails and pretty plates galore. From the dining tables to the dangling foliage, literally everything is a vibrant shade of fuchsia - and we love it. It’s a top spot to get dressed up to nines and enjoy a night out with the girls.
Undeniably one of the pinkest restaurants in Manchester, Menagerie is a stunning spot to indulge in tapas-style dining, afternoon tea or bottomless brunch. Envision neon messages, hanging doves and walls coming to life with shrubbery, as well as quirky purple cocktails garnished with macaroons. Meet you there?
The vibrant décor of this Piccadilly flagship will have you snapping selfies all over the gaff, with peony-coloured walls, neon signage, inflatable flamingos and even an adult-sized ball pit. Not only is Archie’s one of Manny's OG pink restaurants, but also a go-to destination for all of your fast-food dreams. Expect American grub with extravagant burgers, loaded fries and shakes favoured by celebs.
202 Kitchen are set to launch at the end of June as one of the pinkest restaurants in Manchester to date. If you remember their pop-up last summer, the venue was an explosion of rosé with life-sized Barbie boxes ready for the perfect photo-ops. Offering a 'trapbox' style menu, you can expect trays laden with lobster tail, BBQ pork ribs, mac n cheese and other comfort food delights.
For one of the pinkest restaurants in Manchester, check out Sunset by Australasia in Spinningfields. Boasting Art Deco furnishings, fluorescent signs and pastel hues as far as the eye can see, this is truly an Instagram-worthy visit. While you're admiring the scenery, dig into a west-meets-east fusion menu of sushi, fresh fish and grilled meats or a spot of afternoon tea.
You can’t say no to YES, the city’s hot to trot gig venue that has its very own pink room. With pitch perfect acoustics and buzzing vibes, this is a lovely place in the city centre to stamp your feet or catch a flick. If you need a bit of a breather, you can also head to their rooftop bar and enjoy some naughty nosh from Pepperoni Playboy or the 100% vegan Doner Summer.
Even if you haven’t been to Tattu yourself, you've probably seen it on the 'Gram. Combining Chinese décor with our new favourite colour, this Spinningfields icon is a unique dining experience. Alongside a menu of sharing plates and exotic bites, they have an extensive list of tipples with an East Asian twist – the Yin Yang Espresso Martini will keep you going all eve.
Ancoats' Cocoa Cabana is a real pink lover's paradise. Not your average cocktail bar, this cute venue is also an award-winning chocolatier and café. So, while you’re taking in the rose-coloured walls and making yourself at home on the luxurious seating, tuck into their tasty truffles and artisan cakes. To wash it down? Choose between a warming brew or one of their signature cocktails.
Copper and Blossom
Make a night of it at Copper and Blossom, a picturesque hotel and lively bar with blushing walls and stunning magenta lighting. The quirky Ancoats venue boasts cascading flowers and other dreamy décor, as well as private cinema rooms and cocktails. So, grab your PJs and have a girls night in like no other.
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