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 13th April 2023


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 and the city centre's Kala are a great place to start, as the laidback bistros have a long list of crowd-pleasing British plates.


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


As our top pick of the best 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 finest cooking the city can offer.

El Gato Negro

From that roof terrace through to its Catalan influences and Michelin Guide mention, El Gato Negro is a top restaurant 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 tapas and fresh seafood galore.