The bar of the Brewdog hotel isn't just a mecca of craft beers. There's a rooftop terrace, 2 for 1 vegan Mondays, buy one get one free taco Tuesdays, unlimited wings Wednesdays, lip-smackin' burgers, and brunch at Doghouse Manchester; phew, what a list.
Restaurants In Manchester City Centre
Brimming with inhabitants in the hundreds of thousands, 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.
Settle down in the swish new interiors of Browns Brasserie & Bar Manchester, where you can tuck into the likes of Champagne brunches, salmon fillets and other delightful British dishes. Topping it off? A range of signature cocktails to wet your whistle.
Feeling hungry? Well, this NQ spot has got the goods. You can expect American-influenced dishes; from ribs, burgers and tater tots to pie for dessert. They've even got cocktail masterclasses, a drinking den in the form of Science & Industry and a hidden tiki bar to boot.
From weekend brunches to an all-day menu that includes mezze boards, burgers, vegan 'shrimp' lollipops and more, The Anthologist (a.k.a the First Dates restaurant) is delivering the goods from its cool St Peter Square spot. And, don't forget to get your hands on their dessert cocktails. Swoon.
Tucked away in the arches of Watson Street you'll find Three Little Words, a glam restaurant bar serving up international plates, including rainbow trout with nduja and coconut laksa, alongside Sunday roasts. Plus, with a gin distillery on-site, you know they've more than got you covered in cocktails and G&Ts to accompany.
Located in the sunny surrounds of Hardman Square, The Lawn Club is a gorg al fresco dining spot, perfect for an after-work drink or weekend lunch. Boasting a covered pergola area as well as private pods, it's the ultimate Spinningfields hangout.
In the mood for steak? Hawskmoor has your back. 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 alongside your meal, or keep it classic with a glass of wine.
Operating as a late-night bar and restaurant, Black Dog is another one of the Northern Quarter's US-themed eateries. Chow down on diner-style dishes and try your hand at pool, or go all-out with your own 'ballroom' and 'bunker' private rooms.
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 by golden leaf chandeliers. Food is equally as unique, with everything from a Korean hot plate through to an Asian-inspired high tea.
One of the slinkiest restaurants in town, Peter Street Kitchen is dedicated to Japanese and Mexican small plates. Alongside sumptuous fusion menu and a well-sourced wine list, you'll find exquisite interiors and sake-laced cocktails. This is definitely one to impress.
On the hunt for cool places to eat in Manchester? BLVD is inspired by uber-luxe bars of New York, LA and Miami, whipping up an international a la carte menu alongside bottomless brunches. Come nightfall, the space transforms into a sprawling cocktail lounge featuring entertainment and tasty tipples.
Thanks to tasty plates of Thai food washed down with their iconic iced tea or craft pale ales blended with lemongrass and lime, Rosa's Thai Cafe is a hit up and down the country. Think curries, sweetcorn patties dunked in sweet chilli sauce, summer rolls and more from your feast here.
The Library curated by Assouline offers up French-inspired dining on Peter Street, reflecting the luxury and style of the iconic publishers in its name. Head down for afternoon tea, where you'll be treated to the likes of lemon-roasted chicken sandwiches with truffle mayo and Black Forest gâteau.
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, either. With bold interiors, quirky cow print and plush seating, you'll be wined and dined in stylish settings.
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, both of which are drizzled in homemade sauces and marinades.
A great Indian restaurant in Manchester city centre, Mowgli is the Corn Exchange eatery promising authentic bites and vibrant cocktails. Head down and get stuck into warming bowls of dahl, finger-licking small plates and an array of house curries.
A top pick out of Northern Quarter restaurants, Dive Bar & Grill is your one-stop shop for any drinking and dining needs, including burgers or wings washed down with cocktails. Catch all the live sporting action on their big screen, or party well into the early hours thanks to their special DJs and club nights.
Fancy something a little chilled out? Get your fried chicken fix at Yard & Coop, one of the best halal restaurants in Manchester city centre, where you'll find finger-lickin' morsels doused in various sauces, spices and marinades. Pair that with Bourbon BBQ wings or battered jalapenos and you're good to go.
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 sleek white restaurant, which specialises in Japanese dishes and slick cocktails.
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.
On our list of restaurants in Manchester city centre for lunch is YO!, which makes the perfect stop-off during a shopping trip at Arndale. Grab yourself California rolls, sashimi, katsu curry and more to refuel, or nab something from the extensive plant-based menu.
Looking for places to eat in Manchester city centre? If top notch burgers, specially brewed craft beers and simple (but divine) cocktails are your idea of a good time, then head to Honest Burgers, where you'll find all that and more.
While best known for their fizzing, smoking and popping cocktails, did you know that The Alchemist also boasts a mouthwatering menu of international grub? Think bao buns, brunch dishes like waffles, katsu curry and Korean-fried chicken burgers.
One of the best Spinningfields restaurants, Blues Kitchen is a bar, eatery and live music venue bringing the sound of the deep south to the city. Head over to the Quay Street location for an excellent night out any evening of the week.
A bar, restaurant and vibrant club room with a theatrical twist all rolled into one, Impossible has you sorted from filling up before your night out to all the fun during it. Think fire eaters, cabaret and other immersive performances on their swish catwalk.
If you're searching for Italian restaurants in Manchester city centre, Don Giovanni is a pretty slick spot to settle down in for a meal. Fronting mouthwatering halal steaks, pasta, pizza and seafood, all washed down with artisan cocktails or vintage vino, it's exactly what you've been searching for.
While technically a bar, Banyan also doubles as one of the best affordable restaurants in Manchester, serving up a mean menu from breakfast through to dinner, or roasts come the weekend. Tuck into American-style pancakes, Thai red curries and signature burgers, all washed down with cocktails.
Nestled in the Northern Quarter, Foundry Project is the go-to for cheat day eats like oven-baked pizzas or stacked burgers. Spread across two floors, they've got mid-morning brunch, late night drinks and dancing 'til the early hours to boot.
Vegan restaurants in Manchester city centre don't get much better than The Allotment, as it's also gluten-free. Focusing on locally sourced ingredients and sustainable practises, the Lloyd Street spot has garnered quite a few awards. Taste your way through 7-course, 10-course and signature menus - you'll never look back.
From the ground floor brasserie serving all kinds of classic British dishes to the swanky Asian-inspired restaurant and gorgeous roof garden 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.
It goes without saying that a visit to Tattu should be on the agenda when you're in town. A Chinese restaurant in Manchester city centre, where the menu is just as striking as the interiors, it fronts authentic pan-Asian dishes alongside distinctive cocktails containing ingredients like sake and yuzu.
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 for menus that include sizzling steak, luscious seafood and indulgent desserts, all matched with fine wines.
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 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.