Outdoor Restaurants In Manchester

When the sun shines? Manchester 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 drinking and dining. Whether you're on the hunt for a summertime bottomless brunch, a romantic date night spot or simply somewhere to soak up some vitamin D whilst chowing down burgers, we're bringing you Manchester's finest outdoor dining venues. Sunnies at the ready.

Last updated on 11th August 2021

Dukes 92

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

Terrace NQ

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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 suntrap serves plenty of homemade pizzas and local craft beers to keep hunger pans at bay.

The Ape & Apple

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One of the best outdoor restaurants in Manchester, The Ape & Apple is an ideal pitstop after a long day of exploring the city. With friendly locals, monthly-changing ales and a secret terrace out the back, this place ticks all of our alfresco dining boxes.

One of Manchester's best-loved boozers, The Wharf is situated on the edge of Bridgewater Canal. The huge waterfront beer garden here is packed out in summer months, offering guests the perfect place to enjoy classic pub grub and refreshing glasses of Pimm's.

Looking for a pretty outdoor restaurant to while away the hours? Albert's is a Didsbury neighbourhood gem serving classic British dishes with an international twist. When temperatures rise, turn to the stunning terrace area which is filled with botanical touches.

Fancy jetting off to Spain, but not so keen on the airfare? Cue El Gato Negro, the Manchester city centre restaurant with outdoor dining that's unmissable in spring and summer. Head up to the rooftop terrace for dinner with a view, made up of authentic tapas and fine wine.

Bar San Juan

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This Chorlton restaurant with outdoor seating is a favourite for its authentic tapas dishes and top-notch collection of drinks. Head here on a sunny day and top up your vitamin D levels from their streetside tables while catching up with mates over sharing plates.