Get your foodie fix as Pho brings classic Vietnamese cooking to the iconic Manchester Corn Exchange. From crispy spring rolls to crispy chicken wings and wok-fried noodles alongside the signature steaming bowls of rice noodle soup, you won't go hungry here.
Casual Restaurants in Manchester
Fancy something a little laid back? Swap the sky-high spots and boujee bars for something of the chilled out variety. From slick picks touting bare brick walls and simple menus to vegan diners adorned with quirky posters and cosy booths, here's our pick of the best casual restaurants in Manchester.
Whether you're looking for a fun spot to take the kids or a chilled out date night destination, YO! Sushi can do it all. From conveyor belt dining to this sell-out Sushi School experience, you'll be able to master the art of maki and nail that nigiri in no time.
Plant-powered scran is on the menu here, as The Deaf Institute serves a meat-free feast each and every day. When you aren't catching a live music show, head here for loaded nachos, mac n cheese, seitan burgers and dairy-free ice cream.
When it comes to casual dining in Manchester, you really can't go wrong with Honest Burgers. Touting chilled out interiors and an easy-going outdoor terrace alongside options for all sorts of diets, this is a no-brainer.
Operating a walk-in only policy, Rudy's are the Neapolitan pizza slingers commanding queues around the block. From Ancoats to Peter Street, expect freshly made dough and slices layered with sumptuous toppings in laid back settings.
It doesn't get much more straightforward than this Asian-inspired hotspot. Holed up on Oldham Street, Cocktail Beer Ramen + Bun does exactly what it says on the tin. Think neon-lights on the walls, Asian beers on tap, and delectable bites by the bun-ful.
Serving authentic Indian food all across the country, Mowgli is a prime dining pick. Stripped back decor and wooden benches contrast bright lighting and an eclectic range of dishes; from halal gunpowder chicken to pred lentil dahl and bunny chow.
Escape the hustle and bustle of city living with a visit to this botanical-led hideaway. With stunning surroundings offering an extensive gin list and seasonal British dishes, Allotment Bar is a top choice if you're after a casual restaurant in Manchester.
Think you know vegan food? Think again, because V Rev is bringing you plant-based junk food like never before. Chow down on everything from 'chicken' wings and 'buttermilk' seitan to ice creem sundaes and vegan milkshakes in a casual setting.
Head to the Northern Quarter where this chilled out pizzeria has got you covered for some authentic Neapolitan eats six days a week. From the classic Margherita to the sausage and broccoli-laden Vesuvio and plenty of vegan options, they're one of the top spots in the city to get your slice on.
Located in the heart of Spinningfields, Comptoir Libanais is the go-to for impressive Lebanese cooking. The first outpost in the city, this Middle Eastern restaurant is bringing you the likes of flatbreads, mezze and burgers finished off with baklawa and mango cheesecake.
Another London fave, Shoryu Ramen has headed north, bringing their refreshing take on Japanese cooking along for the ride. Whether you're after spicy veggie tonkotsu or meaty street food, you'll find it all paired with sake flights and creative cocktails.
After-work drinks? Chilled out dining? Make your way to this Northern Quarter restaurant where breakfast is served until 4pm and signature cocktails include French Martinis and Bermuda Swizzles. There's even a huge selection of beers; from craft cans to tap tipples.
Across Liverpool and Manchester, this quirky restaurant is all about pizza by the slice. Happy hour is big at Crazy Pedro's; with £2 slices, £10 pizzas and 2 for 4 cocktails. If you're after an affordable and casual restaurant in Manchester, this is it.