Best Restaurants In Manchester

Who's hungry? It's not just crafty cocktails that this industrial metropolis boasts, as our city is swimming with dining dens, tasty retreats and flavourful hideaways. Scouring this maze of urban haunts is a daunting task. Luckily, we've created a guide to the best restaurants in Manchester. Get your knife and fork ready; you're in for a feast.

Last updated on 25th July 2022




Gaucho Manchester

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This renowned international steak brand is delivering the goods in their swanky Manchester location, which features cowhide decor in a renovated church. If that hasn't grabbed your attention, the Argentine menu certainly will, with cuts of steak, vegan options and cocktails all done superbly at Gaucho.

It's long been a student favourite and even had Ed Sheeran visit; Mughli in Rushulme is the go-to for chargrilled Indian cuisine. Based on India's tiffin box culture, the restaurant serves affordable meals, with dishes including the likes of butter chicken, saagwala, and bhuna.

Scouse chef Gary Usher gained notoriety thanks to reviews and crowdfunding campaigns, so it's worth checking out just what his culinary offering brings. Hipsi in Didsbury is a great place to start, as the laidback bistro has a long list of crowd-pleasing British plates.

Rosso

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 tablecloths.

A previous winner of the best restaurant in Manchester at the British Restaurant Awards, this charming eatery on Canal Street offers a slick range of international eats, alongside a stunning cocktail menu that never fails please. It proves you don't need to spend a small fortune for excellent dining.

As our top pick of Michelin star restaurants in Manchester (well, it is the only one), it's safe to say that Mana should be on everyone's foodie bucket list. Chef Simon Martin has used his experience at world-famous Noma to create a seasonal British tasting menu, which promises diners some of the best cooking the city can offer.

If you're after cool places to eat in Manchester, then the Irani-cafe inspired interiors and Indian brekkies of Dishoom should fit the bill. Tuck into naan rolls filled with sausages, eggs and bacon, or come for dinner to enjoy the likes of classic biryanis.

From that roof terrace through to its Catalan influences, El Gato Negro is one of this city's top restaurants for all sorts of reasons. While the brand has now rolled out across the North, its first home in Manchester is still our favourite, with sharing plates and fresh seafood galore.