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. 

Last updated on 16th June 2017

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Cottonopolis Food & Liquor

312 user reviews

Littered with golden interiors, not only is Cottonopolis one of the coolest places to eat in the city, it's one of the most unique. From their whacky selection of cocktails down to their artistic sushi plates and copper flecks, it's special and it's totally unique.

Happily Affordable
Northern Quarter

The Deaf Institute

52 user reviews

When it comes to The Deaf Institute, we all know it's the live entertainment that keeps coming back for more, so what about their dining space? Lodge inspired with plenty of taxidermy to keep you company, try this quirk restaurant in Manchester before hitting the dancefloor.

Drinkonomical £
Oxford Road

Cane and Grain

3 user reviews

The coolest kid on the dining block, Cane and Grain stands in food favour with everyone in the city. One of the most unique restaurants in Manchester, hunker down in a stripped back and dive bar inspired restaurant for burgers and ribs before trying their tiki bar and speakeasy on other floors.

Happily Affordable ££
Northern Quarter

Albert's Schloss

1 user reviews

One of the wildest restaurants in Manchester, Albert's Schloss doesn't slow down for anyone or anything. Not only can you hunker down for big meat and even bigger Bavarian beer, expect table dancing, entertainment, in-house bands and more crazy antics almost every night.

Happily Affordable
Albert Square

Cabana Manchester

13 user reviews
Cabana Manchester
2-4-1 on Selected Cocktails - All Day, Every Day!

Some people want luxury when it comes to dinner in Manchester, but some people know it's all about colour and culture. Join Cabana for just that as you not only enjoy Brasil's finest flavours, there's hammocks, lashings of interesting art and neons aplenty.

Happily Affordable
Central Manchester

Dog Bowl

5 user reviews

While we know that many would suggest you don't play with your food, this place does. One of the most fun places to eat in Manchester, Dog Bowl not only come at you with burgers and American inspired bites aplenty, you can close dinner with a go on their bowling lanes.

Happily Affordable ££
Oxford Road

We all know that Indian cuisine is one of the most popular in the UK, but we've never seen it served quite like Mowgli do it. From their raw and rustic interiors with industrial fittings to their approachable menu and unique cocktail list, Mowgli is anything but your average restaurant. 

Drinkonomical
Central Manchester

Colourful, bright and bringing you the best that Lebanon has to offer, this unique Manchester restaurant 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.

Happily Affordable
Spinningfields

When it comes to Americans, we know it's go big or go home, and this quirky Manchester restaurant promises the very same mantra. Join Infamous Diner for the ultimate in Stateside inspired dining as you enjoy mammoth burgers and hunking great hot dogs in a cool, diner setting.

Happily Affordable
Northern Quarter

Allotment Bar

2 user reviews

When was the last time you went to a garden themed restaurant in Manchester? We're thinking likely never. Join Allotment for just that as you enjoy botanical inspired cocktails and rustic British plates in amongst foliage, wooden plots and plenty of gardening tools. 

Happily Affordable ££
Northern Quarter

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