Outdoor Restaurants In Manchester

Come rain or shine, this city is the place to be. Boasting sky-high rooftop spots, dreamy flower-adorned terraces and huge beer gardens, our city sure knows a thing or two about alfresco dining. Whether you're on the hunt for a bottomless brunch, somewhere for a romantic date night or a relaxed venue to chow down on burgers, we're bringing you Manchester's finest outdoor restaurants.

Last updated on 25th July 2022

Dukes 92

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Perched on the edge of Deansgate Locks, the beer garden and canalside booths at Dukes 92 are a spectacle to behold. Designed with lazy summer days in mind, this vast space is the perfect place to get stuck into one of the many delicious pizza sharing boards and hearty plates on offer.


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If you want to grab a bite on a roof terrace or beer garden, cool venue YES is giving you just that in their converted auction house on Charles Street. Topping it off? There's Pepperoni Playboy pizza and vegan doner kebabs being served from their pop-up kitchens.

In leafy West Didsbury you'll uncover The Woodstock Arms, a popular drinking den thanks to its sprawling beer garden and pub menu. But that's not all... There's bottomless brunch and Sunday roasts to chow down on too. What's not to like?

Terrace NQ

2 user reviews 5

Decked out with quirky vintage furniture, old gymnasium flooring and exposed brick walls, Terrace NQ is one of Manchester's best rooftop bars. A true hidden gem, this laidback spot serves plenty of homemade pizzas and local craft beers to keep hunger pangs at bay.

The Ape & Apple

1 user review 4

The Ape & Apple's rooftop is an ideal pitstop after a long day of exploring the city. With friendly locals, monthly-changing ales and the secret terrace out back to settle down in, this place ticks all of our boxes.

A pretty restaurant perfect for whiling away the hours, Albert's is a Didsbury neighbourhood gem serving classic British dishes with an international twist. The stunning terrace area is packed with gorgeous botanicals and bright accents, so it's the perfect place to settle down for a meal.

If outdoor Italian restaurants in Manchester would fit the bill, then head to Altrincham to find family-run Tre Ciccio serving up all manner of authentic plates. You can enjoy a relaxed lunch in the day, or a romantic rendezvous once the night falls, all topped off by some gorgeous terrace seating. 

Bar San Juan

2 user reviews 4

This Chorlton eatery is a favourite for its authentic tapas dishes and top-notch collection of drinks. Head here on a sunny day to top up your vitamin D levels or enjoy the cosy covers on the streetside tables come wintertime, all while catching up with mates over sharing plates.

The Oast House

167 user reviews 5

Head to Spinningfields to enjoy the beautiful surrounds of The Oast House, one of the best outdoor restaurants in Manchester. Thanks to its famous cosy tipi in winter and sun-soaked beer garden come the summertime, it's a prime spot all year long.