Quirky Restaurants in Manchester

Sucker for the weird and the wonderful? Got hankerings for the unusual? Hungry on top of all that? Then it's Manchester's best quirky restaurants that can sort you right out. From hidden eateries and basement burgers to Stateside inspired joints, there's no shortage when it comes to unique places to eat in the city, and we're here to show you where to find them. 


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Spread across three floors, this is a part-bar, part-restaurant, and part-immersive theatre nightlife experience. When you're not being dazzled by performers or drinking molecular cocktails from their laboratory, you can feast on delicious grill food in their restaurant before unearthing Impossible's hidden gin palace.

Located on the corner of Cutting Room Square Elnecot is serving up some seriously special plates. From a Manchester egg to a spiced cabbage that might just change your life, the food should be enough to get you down, but while you're there we'd recommend you get a look at the lavs.

One of Manchester's most ambitious projects is also one of its coolest restaurants. Menagerie is an office block turned beautiful space with flower walls, suspended art and neon signs, making brunch a seriously Instagrammable affair.

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

With stained glass windows and bright yellow booths, Dishoom Manchester is a snazzy spot that combines the city's history with the culture of Bombay's Irani cafes. Set in a Grade-II listed hall, the restaurant has got a loyal following thanks to twists on Indian food.

Colourful, bright and bringing you the best that the Middle East has to offer, Comptoir Libanais shines in the casual dining department. Head on down for luscious Lebanese dining with a twist as you can also purchase plenty of dining and commercial products from within the restaurant itself.