While technically a bar, Banyan serves up a mean menu taking you from breakfast through to dinner and roasts come the weekend. Tuck into American-style pancakes, Thai red curries and signature burgers, all washed down with cocktails and copas.
Restaurants in Manchester City Centre
Brimming with almost 3 million people, this city is a hotspot for all things food and drink... and we're a hungry lot. Ranging from slick steak spots to laid back and affordable eats, all the way through to indulgent dens where you can splash the cash, we've rounded up the best restaurants in Manchester city centre. Don't say we don't treat ya.
With a menu that can proudly claim to almost entirely gluten free, this unique Manchester city centre restaurant brings you some seriously pleasing plates. Get your fix of Vietnamese cuisine at Pho whether you fancy a warm and hearty bowl of noodles or something a little lighter.
Nestled in the Northern Quarter, Foundry Project is the go-to for cheat day eats like oven-baked pizzas and stacked burgers. Spread across two floors, they've got mid-morning brunch, late night drinks and dancing till the early hours.
One of the best restaurants in Manchester city centre, Blues Kitchen is a bar, restaurant and live music venue bringing the sound of the deep south to Spinningfields. Head over to the Quay Street location for an excellent night out any evening of the week.
Frequented by footballers and TV stars alike, Australasia is one of Manchester's most sought-after dining spaces. Look out for a glass pyramid near The John Rylands Library and head downstairs to a white beach club-style restaurant that specialises in Japanese dishes and slick cocktails.
You would be forgiven for forgetting you were in Central Manchester at all with this beautiful building. Grand Pacific is set in a historic space, and is themed around the tropics with high vaulted ceilings contrasted against golden, leaf chandeliers. Food is equally as unique, with everything from a Korean hot plate through to an Asian-inspired high tea.
One for all you carnivores, Gaucho is the go-to for Argentinian eats. Pair your prime cut with a full-bodied red or crisp white and don't miss the cocktails. With bold interiors, quirky cow-print and plush seating, you'll be wined and dined in stylish settings.
Housed within the Manchester235 Casino, this is a fab spot for post-game refreshments. Formerly the Great Northern warehouse, James Martin Restaurant is home to exposed brick work and steel girders, alongside the chef's signature ever-changing seasonal menus.
One of the slinkiest restaurants in town, Peter Street Kitchen is dedicated to Japanese and Mexican small plates. As well as sumptuous fusion and a well-sourced wine list, you'll find exquisite interiors. This is definitely one to impress.
Looking for somewhere to eat in Manchester city centre? If top notch burgers, specially brewed craft beers and simple cocktails are your idea of a good time, then head to Honest Burgers where you'll find all that and more.
The dimly-lit brasserie and bar found in the Dakota Manchester, this sleek spot is great for a bite to eat in the city centre. Head to the boutique hotel where menus include sizzling steak, luscious seafood and indulgent desserts matched with fine wines.
The infamous restaurant that's taking the UK by storm, chef Nico Simeone's Six by Nico is a real dining experience. Head to Spring Gardens where you'll find moody interiors, quirky dishes and paired wines. Expect tasting menus that change every 6 weeks.
Vegan? Gluten-free? The Allotment has it all. Focussing on locally sourced ingredients and sustainable practices, the Lloyd Street spot has garnered quite a few awards. Taste your way through 7-course, 10-course and signature menus and you'll never go back.
Dishing out a slice of France right here in England, 63 Degrees is the perfect place for fine dining in Manchester. Set in an informal space, there's an innovative food offering, including pan-fried scallops, escargots and artichoke velouté with truffle oil.
Bringing you late night eats and a banging cocktail list (so good it was voted as the best avant-garde menu in the country), the team at Cottonopolis know a thing or two about dining. Think yakitori, shumai dumplings and tuna tartare, finished off with yuzu meringue pie and signature sips.
It goes without saying that a visit to Tattu should be on the agenda when you're in town. The menu is just as striking as the interiors, with authentic pan-Asian dishes alongside distinctive cocktails containing ingredients like sake and yuzu.
One of Manchester's most Instagrammable restaurants, Menagerie comes from the brains behind Neighbourhood. Think ceilings adorned with greenery, glamorous booths and flower walls. The food and drink offering is just as pretty, so get those pics and eat the evening away.
Serving industrial chic in a rustic riverside space, The Dockyard is all about craft beers and artisan pies. Interiors reflect the city's history; from the exposed beam to the exposed walls, though plush seating and modern fittings make this a contemporary pick.
From the ground floor brasserie serving all kinds of classic British dishes to the swanky Asian-inspired restaurant upstairs, the Ivy is the place to be. Not only are the interiors highly Instagrammable, but the food and drink selection is just as impressive.
Not only does this North Quarter favourite knock up a tasty American-inspired spread (think lamb chops, garlic chicken and Philadelphia steak), but the drinks also take note from bars across the pond. Go for a hard shake or chill out with a Negroni at the weekend, where DJs take to the decks.
Located on Little Lever Street in the heart of Nothern Quater, BAB is a split level casual dining space and late-night cocktail bar. Specialising in 'kebabs worth sitting down for', menu highlights include the chicken ezme and jerk pulled pork, drizzled in homemade sauces and marinades.
In the mood for steak? Hawskmoor's got you sorted. The award-winning steakhouse serves high-grade cuts of dry-aged beef, as well as, sustainably sourced seafood and world-class cocktails. Sip on a Tropical Cobbler and Champagne Charlie or keep it classic with a glass of wine.
Operating as a late-night speakeasy and restaurant, Black Dog is another one of the Northern Quarter's US-themed eateries. Chow down on diner-style dishes and play your hand at pool or go all-out with your own Ballroom and Bunker rooms.
From mouthwatering lunch specials to drool-worthy dinners, this South Asian restaurant is the first of it's kind in Spitalfields. Head to Scene Indian Street Kitchen for samosa chaats, thalis and curries washed down with cocktails and finished off with shisha on the terrace.