The Best British Restaurants in Manchester

Looking for some home comforts? Feast on the best British food Manchester has to offer, discover mouthwatering pies, classic fish and chips, and gourmet steaks from the British Isles. These pubs, restaurants and bars showcase the best locally-sourced ingredients, creating classic dishes with real nostalgia. Take a look at our picks of the best British restaurants in Manchester, and get stuck in. 

Last updated on 9th October 2019




Head Chef Richard Sharples offers innovative plates with local flavours at the heart of his creations, making Hispi one of the best places for British food in Manchester. The menu features classic dishes at a reasonable price, with a relaxed and homely environment and even includes chargrilled hispi cabbage, which the restaurant is named after. 

Offering one of the best full English breakfasts in Manchester, Masons offers hearty home comforts from the crack of dawn straight to the evening. With ingredients sourced from the British Isles, the eclectic menus include classics such as bubble and squeak, grilled sardines and Cheshire lamb, as well as British deserts such as Eton mess, gin and grapefruit, and lavender sorbet. 

Offering delicious meals with stunning surroundings overlooking Salford Quays, Pier Eight is the perfect location for a date night. With contemporary, seasonal dining, the menu offers traditional British meals such as seared scallops, pan-fried chicken and herb-crusted pork loin, as well as a gorgeous afternoon tea. 

The tag line is 'Best of British' so there's no question about its cuisine. A favourite for the best traditional British food in Manchester, the local pub feel to it adds to its undeniable charm, and the food is just as homely as the atmosphere, with its famous corn beef hash, classic ham and eggs and chops from the grill.