European Food in Manchester
Whether it's your fear of flights, the fare, or the sheer magnitude of Europe that has hampered your chance to try the cuisine of the continent, never fear, the ever cultural Manchester is here. From tantalising tapas destinations and Italian endeavours, to some of the best pub grub in the business, we've uncovered some of the finest nights out and nibbles in some of best European restaurants in Manchester. Check out our recommendations for some of the best places to discover and divulge in European food in Manchester.
Last updated on 20th February 2018
Prost! You don’t just come to the Bierkeller for authentic beers served by waitresses in traditional outfits, nor do you come just for the Oompah bands. Of course, come here for their delicious Bavarian food too! Get a currywurst and a pint, then you’ve really experienced European food in Manchester.
Sure, Rosso is famous for its proud footie proprietor Rio Ferdinand, but there's not just a celebrity status to be found in the midst of this opulent restaurant bar. While the menu is ultimately international, Rosso's Italian offering is both delicious and deluxe. From artisan meats and salted beef with grana padano, to Sicilian antipasto and fresh hand-made fettuccine, this is as close as you'll get to a bespoke Italian restaurant in Manchester.
Grab a taste of modern French fine dining in Manchester with 63 Degrees. These guys operate on the philosophy that 63 degrees is the perfect temperature to cooking meats long and low, creating unrivalled tastes in poultry and meat. Wash it all down with a beautiful array of wines and you might as well pretend you’re in Paris.
If you’ve even looked at Manchester on a map, you’ve heard of Crazy Pedro’s. Their part-time pizza parlour serves up pies topped with the, uh, craziest ingredients around, with everything from chocolate to cornflakes going on their ever-changing ingredients list. They also serve up some mean cocktails, too, if you fancy it.
While their cocktails are Cuban, their tapas is all Spanish, offering up a variety of classic small plates, as well as Mexican specialities like tacos, fajitas, chilli and nachos. But that’s not the only reason people come here anyway: the bar comes alive at the weekends, with DJs playing the best in rock, punk, soul and more until the early hours.
Manchester European food doesn’t get much better than San Carlo. This award-winning Italian restaurant not only has excellent service and a great atmosphere, but they also boast a truly star-studded clientele. Eat here and you might spot a star!