Michelin Star Restaurants In Manchester 2024

Looking to really impress on a date night? Fancy splashing out on some fine dining? Or maybe you're lookin' to celebrate a special occasion? Whatever you have in mind, these swish spots are prepared to knock your socks off with extensive tasting menus and Bib Gourmand tapas. Check out our guide to the top Michelin star restaurants Manchester has to offer and savour some of the most posh, lip-smackin' treats in town.

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Last updated on 11th June 2024

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Adam Reid at The French

A great pick if you're looking to eat in Spinningfields, Adam Reid at The French is one of the city's top fine dining destinations. Alongside a mention in the Michelin Guide, it boasts an array of awards, from 4AA Rosettes to multiple inclusions in The Good Food Guide for the chef's twist on modern British plates across a choice of four, six or nine courses. What sets this place apart? Flexible menus, a laid-back yet sophisticated atmosphere, and the pièce de résistance – the chef's counter. Expect a gastronomic journey with dishes like seared scallops with trout roe and roasted onion broth as well as salt-aged duck with beetroot and pickled elderberries. Reservations are a must for this sought-after experience on Peter Street.


Erst has earned a top spot on our list for its innovative small plates paired with refreshing glasses of vino and craft beer. Specialising in natural, low-intervention wines, many available to take home, this laid-back joint offers a selection of flavourful tapas. With a focus on simple, seasonal food, their concise menu includes charred flatbread with whipped lardo, oozy ricotta dumplings in wild garlic butter, and buttery picanha steak with anchovy-dressed chicory. The industrial-style space is quite the setting for your meal, too, featuring concrete floors, abstract art, and a stainless steel-topped bar with an open kitchen.

El Gato Negro

This Spanish restaurant is recognised by the Michelin Guide and has even earned a Bib Gourmand. Located on the oh-so-buzzing King Street, El Gato Negro houses a bar, dining room and rooftop across multiple floors, keeping guests full with small plates from the Josper grill. Purring at the top of Manchester's Spanish cuisine scene since 2016, this tapas treasure by Chef Simon Shaw delivers top-tier service and quality delights such as the bikini sandwich with Jamón Serrano and truffle butter as well as moreish charcuterie boards filled with Picos Blue Cheese and honey. Thirsty? Wash it all down with stellar Spanish wines, sherries, and a fantastic bar selection.


A list of Michelin Guide restaurants wouldn't be complete without OSMA, a Prestwich destination delving out small plates, roast dinners and set lunch menus across a Scandinavian-inspired space. Named after the owners' birthplaces, Oslo and Manchester, this neighbourhood gem offers a delicious weekly changing menu with British and Japanese influences. Choose from treats like lemon sole with green peppercorns, chard, and tarragon or beef rump with roasted onions and Diane sauce alongside cocktails or fine wine. The ambience here is just as impressive as the food, exuding pure Scandi charm, featuring plush bench sofas, wooden chairs with woven seats, and cosy low-hanging lights, making it the perfect spot for a relaxed yet sophisticated dining experience.


After Michelin star restaurants in Manchester, UK? With acclaimed chef and owner Simon Martin at the helm, Mana Manchester is a fine dining den oozing sophistication, from its 12 and 16-course British-meets-Nordic tasting menus to the immaculate interiors. This chic, modern eatery's menu reflects seasonal changes and is crafted in close collaboration with farmers and fishermen, blending traditional and innovative methods. Past highlights include N25 caviar with duck liver and chamomile, Scottish langoustine with cured egg yolks, as well as spruce and turnip salad with smoked haddock.

63 Degrees

Searching for Michelin restaurants in Manchester? This bustling destination comes close with its feature in the guide, thanks to French refinement, fresh produce and authentic cooking techniques. 63 Degrees is one swish experience for those on the hunt for something special. As it's named after the perfect temperature behind their unique slow-cooking technique, the French Chef-Owner vows to deliver a taste of France to the people of Manchester. Main courses include a mouthwatering lamb stew with yellow semoule, lobster with tarragon, citrusy sea bass fillet and their celebrated tender chicken dish cooked at 63 degrees with truffle paste.