Great Food in Manchester

This city is a hub for creative chefs and fine dining, and you won't go far without encountering great food in Manchester. From breathtaking interior design to mouth-watering menus, you can have an unforgettable evening without leaving your table. Hearty English gastro food, exquisite Asian fusion and messy tapas all make our list, with the promise of even better drinks on the side! Don't be surprised if you find yourself dancing on bars or joining in the fiesta.

Last updated on 27th August 2019

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Looking for a restaurant in Manchester with delicious food, a cool ambience, but affordable prices? Look no further than James Martin Restaurant, which fronts a hefty vegetarian offering alongside modern British cuisine and a varied selection of wines, spirits and beers. Included in The Sunday Times top 100 restaurants, this place is ideal for any size of group.

The Impossible Edition Afternoon Tea with a glass of Prosecco: £35per person.

One of the finest dining experiences in the city, this luxury restaurant from Assouline is bringing a tasty of Parisian elegance to the Free Trade Hall. With a menu of European eats, including a sumptuous steak frites and lemon meringue tart, it's the only place to source yourself a proper date night meal.

Cottonopolis Food & Liquor

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This late night bar and restaurant has transformed a Grade II listed building into this Asian paradise, bringing contemporary aesthetics and great food. As friendly as it is delicious, sit in this industrial venue and you'll be treated to sleek industrial interiors, delectable Asian-inspired small plates – think sushi, crab claws and dim sum – and a wonderful range of Sake, making it the perfect place to eat great food in Manchester.

Burgers and booze is the ethos of this popular joint! Known for occasionally building a long queue (probably proof that they only deliver great Manchester food), come here for towering burgers of cheese, bacon, chilli, chorizo, pulled pork and steak. The drinks here are plentiful and will help the food go down a lot smoother.

If you want a taste of the American Dream, look no further than this exciting and inviting pig out spot. Bursting burritos, tempting tacos and towering burgers grace the menu, big enough to tackle the most insatiable appetite. Gather around one of the tables and indulge in large plates of classic American comfort food, washed down with neat spirits or fruity, sweet cocktails like the aptly named The Juan.

Vermilion & Cinnabar

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An ornate venue, filled with delectable detail, Vermillion brings you into the heart of Thailand in boutique style to provide some great food in Manchester. The cuisine has received rave reviews and dominates this field in Manchester. The connecting bar Cinnabar is equally popular, described by owners as a "kaleidoscope fantasy" the decor is enchanting and opulent. Lights, colours and sounds will keep you enthralled as you sip on Asian inspired cocktails and more from the extensive menu. 


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Set in a spectacular old building in the heart of Manchester, fine dining meets traditional Italian customs of great service and a warm atmosphere. Pop in for an evening meal of quality pasta and pizza, then work your way through this irresistible list of cocktails. Fruit fans can enjoy The Fusion, a strawberry and prosecco blend, whilst if you fancy something bitter, The Short comprises of Aperol, elderflower liqueur and lemon.

63 Degrees is the epitome of modern French cuisine, delivering traditional flavours cooked in new and different ways. Named after the supposed best temperature to cook meats long and low, expect delicious, melt-in-your mouth dishes served with the highest quality in mind – making it one of the best places to eat in Manchester.