Outdoor Restaurants In Manchester

Come rain or shine, 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 dining. Whether you're on the hunt for a bottomless brunch, a romantic date night spot or a relaxed spot to chow down on burgers, we're bringing you Manchester's finest outdoor restaurants.

Last updated on 18th January 2022

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?

The Old Wellington

261 user reviews 5

Affectionately known as The Welly by locals, this traditional boozer is nestled by the Printworks and Manchester Cathedral. The charming hidden gem has a lovely little terrace to boot, where you can enjoy hearty pub grub like toad in the hole and macaroni cheese.


74 user reviews 4

If you're looking 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 on offer in their pop-up kitchens.

Dukes 92

1 user review 4

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 and cosy winter nights in mind, this vast space is the perfect place to get stuck into one of the many delicious pizza sharing boards and hearty plates that are on offer.

The Lawn Club

812 user reviews 4

The Lawn Club is one of many unmissable outdoor restaurants in Manchester and it's perched in Hardman Square. Expect a stellar lineup of cocktails and other boozy concoctions, alongside private igloos, bookable greenhouses and a mouthwatering menu for when you get peckish.

Looking for a pretty restaurant to while 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.

Bar San Juan

2 user reviews 4

This Chorlton restaurant 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 places to eat out in the city. Thanks to its famous cosy tipi in winter and sun-soaked beer garden come the summertime, it's a prime spot all year long.

The Ape & Apple

1 user review 4

One of the best places to eat out 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 boxes.

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.