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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Inspired by uber-luxe bars in New York, LA and Miami, this late-night party palace also serves up an international à la carte menu and bottomless meals. As for afters? You can nab yourself some hand-crafted cocktails or watch the live entertainment. 


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Spread across three floors, this is a bar, restaurant and immersive theatre experience in one venue. When you're not being dazzled by Impossible's performers or molecular cocktails, you can feast on delicious grill food in their dining area, before unearthing the hidden gin palace.

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?

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 its innovative twists on Indian food.

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.

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

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