Quirky Restaurants In Manchester

Are you a sucker for the weird and the wonderful? Got hankerings for the unusual? Feeling hungry on top of all that? Then it's these quirky restaurants in Manchester that can sort you right out. From hidden eateries and basement burgers to Stateside-inspired joints, there's no shortage of unique places to eat - and we're here to show you where to find them.

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Last updated on 8th April 2024

The Lawn Club

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One of the most quirky places to eat in Manchester city centre has to be The Lawn Club. This restaurant bar will keep you fed and watered with handcrafted cocktails and refreshing spritzes or scrumptious light bites and pizzas, with bookable areas including comfy chairs, cosy greenhouses and private pods. When the sun is shining though, there's nowhere better to be than their spacious lawn and terrace areas, complete with an outdoor bar for alfresco sips.


Menagerie is a former office block that's now fronting flower walls, suspended art and neon signs, making it one of the most unique, romantic restaurants in Manchester. Stopping by for a meal? Make sure your phone is charged as this place is seriously Instagrammable. 


Starting life as a street food stall, Platzki is a slick Polish eatery that has gone from strength to strength. Expect queues at this Spinningfields spot, which serves up a weekly menu of goodies, including the likes of dumplings, slow-braised ribs and beetroot gnocchi.


Located on the corner of Cutting Room Square, Elnecot is serving up some incredible small plates. From a Manchester egg with piccalilli to sexy greens that might just change your life, the food should be enough to get you down. But, while you're there, why not dive into the cocktail selection too?