Best For Lunch in Manchester

With its wealth of bars, pubs, restaurants and cafes, there's no shortage of places to enjoy a spot of lunch in Manchester. Whether you're looking for a sophisticated business lunch in a smart Spinningfields bar, a leisurely ladies lunch or afternoon tea, a gourmet burger in a cool Northern Quarter hang-out or a good old Sunday roast, you'll be spoilt for choice for lunch options in Manchester.

Last updated on 15th December 2016

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Banyan Manchester

188 user reviews

Their food photography isn't trying to fool you, Banyan's grub really is that delicious. A great place to have lunch in Manchester, not only can Banyan in the corn exchange churn out charming plates of internationally loved chow, there's stunning cocktails and beers to boot. 

Happily Affordable
Central Manchester

Dog Bowl

5 user reviews

Looking for a cheap lunch in Manchester with flavour and fun to boot? Not only does the weekday lunch menu only set guests back a mere £5 at Dog Bowl, you can finish off your meal with a dose of bowling in their unique Manchester venue. 

Happily Affordable ££
Oxford Road

The Pen & Pencil

0 user reviews
The Pen & Pencil
Happy Hour and 1 other offer available.

New York style, The Pen & Pencil is close to the city centre and great for a shopping pit stop or work break. The lunch and brunch menu is served 10am-5pm and features dishes such as a philly steak sandwich or grab one of their smoothies or shakes.

Happily Affordable
Northern Quarter

Rosso

4 user reviews

Housed under one of the most impressive domed ceilings in the city, Rosso houses one of the chicest bars in Manchester and combines stunning neo-classical architecture with a modern Italian menu for a chic, vibrant lunchtime atmosphere. The restaurant is owned by Manchester United footballer Rio Ferdinand so expect to see the odd celebrity diner; though despite its famous associations the atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming to all. Find out more and book online here

Splash the Cash £££
King Street
Black Dog Ballroom New Wakefield Street
50% Off Food Mondays and 9 other offers available.

With its comfortable leather booths, handy location just off Oxford Road and delicious NYC style menu, Black Dog Ballroom NWS is an excellent option for lunch in Manchester. The menu has been created to capture the flavours and textures of New York, and includes a great selection of hearty flame-grilled burgers, hotdogs, homemade gourmet pizzas, sides, salads and sandwiches - at brilliantly affordable prices.

Happily Affordable ££
Oxford Road

Kosmonaut

5 user reviews

Any bar that serves the mighty Manchester Egg is alright in our books, especially if it comes alongside with some of the fantastic, yet reasonably priced, lunch dishes that Kosmonaut offer. The food ranges from extensive sharing platters, some guilt-inducing burgers and hot dogs, and if in the area on Sunday's, one of the best Sunday roasts in Manchester. 

Happily Affordable ££
Northern Quarter

Conveniently located a stone's throw from the shops and offices and neighbouring bars of Deansgate, this popular Manchester restaurant bar brings a slice of Cuban spice to Manchester city centre with a great selection of food, drink and Latin flava. The cantina menu of small, tapas style sharer plates is ideal for a relaxed lunchtime, or check out the great selection of South American classics such as burritos, enchiladas and Chimichangas. The restaurant offers plenty of seating over two floors, meaning that you shouldn't struggle to find a table - even on busy weekends.  

Happily Affordable ££
Deansgate

They're renowned for their roaring DJ nights and their gnarly drinks deals, but did you also know that in terms of a Manchester lunch restaurant, Revolution can also come up city trumps? Dosing you on American chow, grab burgers, pizzas and more at this affordable favourite.

Happily Affordable ££
Deansgate Locks

Gorilla

179 user reviews

Located close to the bars of Oxford Road and handy for the Universities, Gorilla is a great option for a relaxed lunch in Manchester city centre. Floor to ceiling windows flood the bar's two storeys with light - not to mention providing great people watching opportunities while you graze. The menu is extensive, with a great selection of sandwiches, gourmet burgers and dogs (the Gorilla Dog will change your life), as well as imaginative salads, create-your-own platters and Gorilla's speciality kebabs. There's also a good selection of breakfast options served until 4pm, and loads of choice for vegetarians - give it a go, book a table for free here!

Happily Affordable ££
Oxford Road

Cottonopolis Food & Liquor

95 user reviews

Travel to the east this lunchtime in Manchester as midday gorging at Cottonopolis is something of an international affair. From ramen dishes and Eastern plates, to some of the most plush cocktails in town, grab a lunchtime meal here for a unique experience.

Happily Affordable
Northern Quarter

Set in a sleek, glass-fronted building, The Refinery in Spinningfields is the perfect place to grab a spot of lunch. If you need something substantial, try one of their epic burgers which includes fillings such as Wagyu beef and buttermilk chicken, or for something lighter, you can't beat the selection of small plates and salads.

Happily Affordable
Spinningfields

Rosylee

3 user reviews

Humble, cutesy and brimming with charm, if you're looking for a romantic lunch destination in Manchester, Rosylee is more than coming up trumps. A wonderland of plush British plates alongside seasonal flavours and ingredients, this one is for the hearty lunch lovers amongst you.

Happily Affordable ££
Northern Quarter

Montpellier's

2 user reviews

A cafe bar calling out to you this lunchtime in Manchester, Montpellier's is a wonderland of affordable plates and laid-back spaces come midday. Gorge on rustic, French inspired dishes that wont break the bank at this lush, and charming joint. 

Happily Affordable ££
Northern Quarter

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