If you're heading to the Northern Quarter, Cottonopolis Food & Liquor is a must-see. The trendy bar and restaurant houses a stunning private dining area and open kitchen, serving Asian-inspired delicacies. Munch on small plates such as deep-fried crab claws, dim sum and sushi for the perfect lunchtime pick-me-up.
Restaurants in The Northern Quarter Manchester
Manchester's Northern Quarter is a famously trendy, fun place to hang out. However, it's not all just cafes, thrift stores and record shops, it also houses an eclectic mix of fantastic restaurants to check out when exploring the city. From boozy bottomless brunches to vegan junk food, stone-baked pizza to juicy fried chicken, chow down on some of the best food Manchester has to offer by exploring these restaurants in the Northern Quarter.
Calling all carnivores! Cain and Grain is one of Manchester's top spots for American-inspired eats including grilled meats, hefty burgers and stacked ribs. Wash it all down with a classic bourbon, beer or cocktails from the all-star team of the city's top mixers.
Taking inspiration from the infamous mid-20th Century bar in New York, this suave bar and restaurant is a top spot for bottomless brunch and American eats. Head on over between 10am and 4pm for booze and delicious brunch dishes including Cherokee corn cakes, cheesy sausage egg sliders and plenty of brunch cocktails.
These guys hold a legendary status in Manchester's Northern Quarter. Head on over and chow down on classic American grub in their diner, with classic pizzas, burgers and milkshakes that are sure to impress. Topping it off, they've got a live music space and secret speakeasy style bar to explore once you're finished scoffing.
If you're looking for a tasty brunch, Foundry Project are a go-to in the NQ. The £25 boozy brunch gives you two hours of top-notch cocktails or prosecco to sip on as you devour American-style pancakes, full brekkies, hangover pizza and Colombian eggs.
In the mood for a little Kentucky lovin'? Yard and Coop are the spot for you. Chow down on juicy buttermilk fried chicken with clucking good flavours from across the globe, whether it be Asian-inspired Korean coatings, Bourbon BBQ delights or a touch of spice with Scotch Bonnet chillis.
Fronting fresh pizza and an eclectic drinks menu, Dough Pizza Kitchen is an excellent spot for drinking and dining in the Northern Quarter. From its expertly-made seasonal pizzas to its handpicked bottles, this place is the perfect neighborhood joint.
TNQ is somewhat of an institution among locals in Manchester. The stylish independent venue specialises in delicious British classics such as sirloin steaks, slow-cooked pork belly and roast chicken, with plenty of deals on its a la carte lunch menu if you're a little strapped for cash.
Smart? Casual? Pizza? Grill? The very cool Tariff & Dale are ticking all our Northern Quarter eating out boxes. Set in a historic building, the space draws on its industrial history with exposed brick walls and steel columns, while the menu goes from sourdough pizzas through to mains such as crispy pork belly with a scotch egg.
Fancy something sweet after your lunch? Or an early dinner? Home Sweet Home ha been rocking out in the Northern Quarter, long before it was cool, and it's still smashing it with its huge cakes, comfort dishes, and boozy milkshakes. Come with an empty stomach and get ready to work your way through the likes of cheeseburger toasties and Oreo cheesecake.
The Northern Quarter is not just home to stylish street eats and cute cafes, it also houses some pretty great fine dining, such as 63 Degrees. Taste your way through elegant French cuisine, utilising regional flavours with a modern twist, all cooked at the optimum temperature of 63° for an unrivalled taste experience.
Not only is Soup Kitchen one of Manchester's best live music venues by night, but it also doubles-up as on of the Northern Quarter's best restaurants by day. Offering a seasonal menu of fresh goodies, you can enjoy anything from vegan borscht to light bites such as classic sarnies and, of course, a hearty soup.
A good ramen can cure just about any craving, and the fact that this place serves it until the early hours means the Northern Quarter is pretty darn lucky to have it. Head on over to Cocktail Beer Ramen + Bun and feast on, well, exactly that. Trust us, it's home to some of the tastiest Asian-inspired eats in Manchester.
On the hunt for some plant-based junk food? Look no further as V Rev have plenty to feast on, from stacked seitan burgers to jumbo hotdogs topped with cheese sauce and loaded fries. This vegan restaurant really is worth checking out for veggies and omnivores alike.
PLY is a bustling bar and pizza joint in the heart of the Northern Quarter, providing a perfect space for munching before a night out. Enjoy delicious small plates and classic pizzas such as the 'nduja with spiced sausage and red peppers or the pear and blue cheese.