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.
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.
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.
Got a craving for a sumptuous steak? Blackhouse are on-hand with an internationally-inspired menu of prime cuts and hearty beef dishes to enjoy in cool surroundings. Veggies, fear not as there are plenty of meat-free options also, along with a menu of hand-crafted cocktails to wash everything down with.
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.
A gorgeous paradise of floral adornments and blushed furnishings, eden's dedicated dining area and slick kitchen is one picture perfect city centre restaurant. Expect a menu of internationally-inspired plates that cater to everyone's tastes alongside a selection of refreshing cocktails.
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.
Feeling hungry? Well, this NQ spot has got the goods. You can expect American-influenced dishes; from ribs to burgers and tater tots. They've even got beer masterclasses and a cocktail den in the form of Science & Industry.
Fancy something a little chilled out? Get your fried chicken fix at Yard & Coop, where you'll find finger-lickin' morsels doused in various sauces, spices and marinades. Pair that with Bourbon BBQ wings and battered jalapenos and you're good to go.
One for all you carnivores, Gaucho is the go-to for Argentian 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.
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.
Housed within the Manchester235 Casino, this whopping space has room for 170 diners. Formerly the Great Northern warehouse, James Martin Restaurant is home to espoxed brick work and steel girders, as well as, the chef's signature changing menus which feature dishes like garlic glazed Wagyu and roast venison
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. Think yakitori, shumai dumplings and tuna tartare, finished off with yuzu meringue pie and a curious concoction.
Serving up some of the best steak and gin in Manchester, Alston Bar & Beef does exactly what it says on the tin. Whether you're out for date night, a friendly catch up or a meal with family, this Cathedral Street spot has it all.
Located in the heart of Spinningfields, this slinky venue is all about laid back drinking and dining. With hearty breakfast and brunch options alongside an all-day menu featuring flatbreads, pies and burgers, this is one for hungry revellers.
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.
Bringing a slice of Manhattan to Manchester, this Deansgate hangout has gone all out on the NYC stylings. The huge space is home to a vast bar, dining area and private subterranean rooms. Think classic American cocktails and dishes in neon-lit surroundings.
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.
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 aartichoke velouté with truffle oil.
Situated just a stone's throw from Deansgate station, Evuna is in prime position for tapas-craving diners. Expect quality specially sourced ingredients and high-quality dishes paired with a thirst-quenching fleet of over 10 Spanish wines.
The second venue from pizza-connoisseurs Rudy's, this is one of the best casual restaurants in the city. With marinara and margheritas, they've got the basics covered, though we'd go all out with an -slathered Calabrese or a tasty white pizza.
Positioned in Cutting Room Square, this chilled out spot is a great choice whether it's breakfast, lunch, dinner or after-work drinks that you're after. Food is inspired from countries all around the world, so you can expect an eclectic variety of plates.
Get your mouth around luscious bites from Michelin-starred chef Aiden Byrne at his stunning fine dining spot. Sea and soil with oxtail, poached lobster tail with smoked apple purée and the staple Manchester tart make up 3, 6 and 12-course tasting menus. Which will you go for?
In need of a little plant-based loving? Head to one of the best vegan restaurants in Manchester, as V-Revolution serves up a tasty selection of vegan junk food. Get your mitts on meat-free chicken wings, stacked burgers and dairy-free ice cream.
Taking its name from the Roman fort built centuries ago, Mamucium is an ode to history. From unique Mancunian flavours to British cooking and themed cocktails, there's a clear focus on authenticity with an indulgent and contemporary spin.
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.
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.
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.
It's all Turkish all the time, as Kai churns out a stunning menu of traditional grilled dishes and mezze. Whether you like a little lahmacun, a bit of shish or heaps of kanafeh, they've got it all in beautifully styled surroundings.
Switch up your usual dinner with a trip to this Venetian-centred restaurant. Grab your favourite friends or take a date and share cicchetti, pizzettes and traditional spuntini snacks. Whether you're plant-based or a meat-lover, Bacaro has just what you need.
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.