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 9th September 2019




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.

The Living Room Manchester

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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.

Cane and Grain

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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. 

Banyan Corn Exchange

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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.

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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.

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. 

Missoula Piccadilly

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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.

Neighbourhood

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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. 

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.