The Best British Restaurants in Manchester

Feast on the best steaks Manchester has to offer, discover mouthwatering pies, and tuck into classic fish and chips with our pick of the city's most quintessential picks. These pubs, restaurants and bars showcase the best locally-sourced ingredients, creating dishes with real nostalgia; take a look at our picks of the best British restaurants in Manchester and get stuck in. 

Last updated on 14th April 2020




The tag line is 'Best of British' so there's no question about Sam's Chop House. A city centre favourite, this local pub boasts undeniable charm and the food is just as warming as the atmosphere. Don't miss the famous corn beef hash, classic ham and eggs and chops from the grill. 

Offering one of the best full English breakfasts in Manchester, Masons is a top choice 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 and Cheshire lamb, as well as desserts such as Eton mess and lavender sorbet. 

Hispi pairs innovative plates with local flavours, making it one of the best restaurants in Manchester. Expert beautifully plated dishes at a reasonable price - including the eponymous chargrilled hispi cabbage - in a relaxed environment.

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