Best Restaurants In Manchester

Who's hungry? It's not just crafty cocktails that this industrial metropolis boasts. Manchester is swimming with dining dens, tasty retreats and flavourful hideaways. Scouring this maze of urban haunts is a daunting task, even for those comfortable city folk who tend to paddle in their nearest shores. Luckily, we've created a hand picked list of the best eateries and foodie destinations to grace Manchester's streets. Tuck in to our list of the hot to trot restaurants and get your knife and fork ready - you're in for a feast!

Last updated on 8th November 2019

JanUary 2 for £20

Opened by restaurant giants Drake & Morgan, The Refinery is a modern and exciting venue that serves everything from curries to crispy duck flatbread. They also have a great selection of cocktails to accompany your meal, from the likes of negronis through to spritzes.

Peter Street Kitchen

29 user reviews 5

January Bubbles: complimentary glass of prosecco with set menu offering and 3 other offers

Unlike anything else in the city Peter Street Kitchen fuses Japanese and Mexican flavours to bring Manchester a series of delicious small plates. Set in a the grand Grade-II listed Free Trade Hall, the space is a mix of white furnishings, Japanese lanterns and big stone pillars. Before munching through their plates, head to the bar for a sake cocktail.

Steak Sharer - £25pp (based on 2 sharing) and 1 other offer

Named as one of The Sunday Times' Top 100 Restaurants, James Martin Manchester combines expertly crafted British fare with a modern and well-thought out interior to bring about one of Manchester's best eating out destinations. Expect industrial touches, a vintage feel and a varied menu using fresh produce and local ingredients. 

Almost Famous

5 user reviews 5

For one of Manchester's best - and most rated - restaurants, leave the knife and fork at home. Almost Famous is a cultural institution to this city, serving up meat patties with some of the most tasty toppings in the business; the namesake Famous Burger is always a winner, with their secret sauce dolloped all over.


4 user reviews 5

Exuding a sleek finesse, Rosso takes pride of place on King's Street. Decadent dining is the tone here with an appreciation for those lustrous Italian flavours in authentic pizzas, homemade pastas and fresh seafood. And it's not just the food; interiors are a beautiful blend of frosted mirror walls and starched white table clothes, in other word: fancy.

Cottonopolis Food & Liquor

1470 user reviews 4

Found just shy of Newton Street, Cottonopolis is a must for those after a excellent Asian cuisine. Serving everything from duck-topped waffles for brunch through to seafood-stuffed bao buns at dinner, this warehouse space is one of Manchester's coolest eating destinations, and that's before we've even started on the cocktails.