Dinner and Cocktails in Manchester
If there's one thing that can make a dinner, it's certainly not the company, it's the cocktails silly. With so vast a selection of eateries to choose from, we thought we'd wittle down some of Manchester's finest establishments for dinner and cocktails alike; whether you're after bespoke fare and high-grade glasses, or sassy street food with a South American edge. Check out our recommendations for some of the most dapper dens to grab dinner and cocktails in Manchester
Last updated on 15th December 2016
They’ve earned quite the reputation for stylish dining and drinking in Yorkshire, and now Banyan cross the Pennines to bring their relaxed concept to the Corn Exchange. This is a wonderfully stylish and relaxed place, serving homely yet simple foods washed down with cocktails that are as much a feast on the eyes as they are a treat to the taste buds. Recommended for date night and catching up with mates alike.
This neighbourhood nook is a one stop shop for chilled out vibes where top notch nosh comes with finely crafted cocktails or beer heavy boozing. Dig in to a cheeky game of ping pong whilst you're there or just get your scran on with some home cooked grub. Kosmonaut knocks up the perfect dinner and cocktails combo for a relaxed evening of eating and drinking.
Taking inspiration from Brazilian churrascarias - modern Brazilian dishes and local snacks often found on Rio street corners - Cabana serves a mixture of marinated skewers grilled fresh, such as the Spicy Malagueta Chicken, as well as dishes like the Brasilian feijoada hot pot. Wash this down with their delicious Brazilian cocktails, like blended Batidas, or try one of their own creations. Enjoy all of this while sitting in their fun, up-cycled interior that evokes a cool urban feel.
Located in Spinningfields, The Refinery is the latest Manchester opening from Drake & Morgan. Set on one floor, the venue is split into several sections, from a casual restaurant perfect for munching on their delicious burgers, through to an Old Fashioned in the bar. In the summer, the outdoor terrace is a great place to watch the world go by.
Trying to find a good restaurant and a cocktail bar within walking distance can be a massive hassle, and once you've stuffed that stomach with great grub, who wants to move anyway? Why not get the best of both worlds and get your nibbles and tipples in the same venue? This stylish venue serves zesty cockatils in cutesy tea-pots and from breakfasts to burgers to burritos, these chefs have it covered.
Celebrating all manner of meaty treats, Cane & Grain are an institution for Rum, Ribs, Bourbon and Beer. Partner your hunks of saucy lathered goods with some lip-smacking treats in this subterranean joint of tropicana cool and rugged style. Cocktails are shaken up late into the night here so you'll be sure to get your fix of liquid lusting.
One of your most off-kilter destinations for dinner and cocktails in Manchester, All Star Lanes is a bowling babe of edible proportions. Whilst the lanes and party music may keep you occupied well on into the night, All Star Lanes will plough you with hearty American style fare (think patties and wings) and quirky cocktail concoctions before you can even get there.
A Deansgate darling known for its plush fare, The Living Room is just the destination to chow down on cocktails and cracking grub alike. Bespoke enough for a date night, but laid back enough for a dinner with friends, The Living Room boast hearty plates of bistro style fare with a British flair, all accompanied by a classic selection of cocktails.
Dogs and dough, were two words more beautiful to the ear than that? A laid back den for American style fare, dinner and cocktails needn't be a high brow affair when it comes to a dabble at Dogs n Dough. From hell-yes hot dogs, to plush pizzas, all alongside a smashing selection of pocket friendly cocktails, Dogs n Dough is dinner and cocktails done in style.
A taste-bud tingling playground for Pan-Asian foods and Oriental supping, Tattu is Spinningfields latest dark and lusty lair. Expert mixology is the base of the cocktail craft here where fine liquors from afar Asian shores create distinctive concoctions. Tuck into delectable Dim Sum and dishes inspired by the fragrant cuisines of Japan and China.
Nothing makes dinner like a crafty cocktail to match. Satisfy all of your hunger and thirst needs at Odd Bar with their stash of spirit harmonies to get your singing as well as their menu of classic comfort foods and sharing platters. Choose your poison of Vodka, Tequila, Rum, Gin, Whiskey (the list goes on...) and scour their range of foodie favourite dishes like fish & chips for the ultimate dinner and cocktails combo.
Plush as they come, Neighbourhood is a sassy Spinningfields retreat for those that truly like to wine and dine. From its glistening interiors and dapper dining areas to its bespoke guests, Neighbourhood know nothing of subtlety. So how about that fine fare? Boasting a Manhattan inspired international menu with the cocktails to boot, Neighbourhood is drinking and dining refinery.
Oddest Bar has a well earned reputation for dishing out gastro style foods in a quirky setting where laid back lounging is the name of the game. Get your Sunday Roast ritual fix or enjoy a freshly made plates any day of the week and sup on some killer cocktails. Dinner and drinks never looked so easy.
We get it, dinner dates with fancy fare may not be your bag, so how about a destination where the edibles come with a dash of laid back South American stylings? From BBQ wings smothered in blue cheese sauce to premium patties laden in bespoke beef, you'll be chocka with hearty street food style chow and cocktails before you even think to leave.