Gastro Pubs in Manchester
What did people do before gastro pubs? They ate soggy fish and chips or stodgy eel pies, and didn't know that pubs had the potential to offer food that rivalled the best restaurants in town. Pour over extensive menus that have unexpected flavoursome dishes using local ingredients chosen by esteemed chefs, all in the comfort of the deep sofas and armchairs of one of our top Manchester gastro-pub choices. No experience could be better than relaxing in one of Britain's most loved institutions while eating food that wouldn't be out of place on a fancy TV cookery show.
Last updated on 30th January 2017
A restaurant meets gastro pub in Manchester, Rosylee is here to qualm any and all rustic British dining needs. Not only is their menu a roster of favoured plates and Sunday roast dinners, they're offering out high-end cocktails and craft beer to boot.
For a canine friendly beer house with a little interior sass, The Beagle in Chorlton is the perfect spot if you're looking for yummy food in Manchester. An extensive selection of cask, keg and bottled beers plus a great international menu make it the ideal location for a relaxing evening in the South of Manchester, all alongside a cool smattering of vintage inspired innards and gastro class.
A little gem round the corner from Deansgate, Mr Thomas's Chop House is one of Manchester's top gastro pubs. Serving up a classic British menu that has a few modern updates; Mr Thomas's Chop House has a top wine menu to match and provides a unique gastro pub dining experience in Manchester. A cosy Manchester bar and restaurant.
Cosy seating indoors and warming heaters outdoors, The Metropolitan is another of Manchester's top gastro pubs. With a full menu including pub classics such as fish & chips, burgers, steaks and pies alongside a staggering bar menu of beers, wines, champagnes, whiskys, brandys and liqueurs. you'll leave totally full and utterly charmed.
With a friendly and relaxing atmosphere, The Didsbury is a great Manchester gastro pub attracting families and friends wanting a selection of meals to please all tastes. With front gardens stretching all around the pub, it's a popular spot during the Summer for filling up before venturing out. The delicious home-cooked food is a must try as the Didsbury serve traditional grub with a high-end edge.
Local produce and a lovely setting are the hallmarks of The Horse and Jockey; with all their food sourced locally they provide a seasonal menu of pub classics that keep the locals content all year round. Although only in Chorlton, a stone's throw from the city centre, The Horse and Jockey seems like a great village pub and is one of Manchester's finest gastro pub offerings.
Spacious and glamorous, set out like a country manor, The Woodstock Arms is a pub that serves up restaurant quality fare (even the bar snacks are amazing - fresh deep-fried whitebait and homemade scotch eggs). Renowned for their Bloody Marys, the bar is superb and turns The Woodstock Arms from an ordinary pub into a hot-spot for discerning foodies.
Historically one of Manchester's oldest pubs, standing since a raging 1804, if you're looking for places to chow down in Manchester then The Oxnoble carries a great drinks list and serves up classic British food with a twist. Expect to see some amazing pub dishes such as Braised Ox Cheek, Steak & Ale Pie and Mixed Grill; a list like that and there's is no doubt as to why The Oxnoble is one of Manchester's finest gastro pubs.
The Angel is a top Northern Quarter gastro pub offering a fantastic selection of guest ales and beers. With a cosy bar area downstairs; upstairs they have a dining area more akin to a restaurant, serving up great dishes using locally sourced ingredients. With log fires and local artwork on the walls, The Angel is one of Manchester's premier gastro pubs.
A favoured gastro pub in Manchester and known name amongst the Chop House clan, Sam's Chop House is a must try for those headed to the city for indulgent rustic eats, British meat and piled high classic dining plates.