Alston Bar & Beef is a great spot for group dining, with two private areas available for hire. The Gilmour Room is an intimate space for smaller parties and meetings, while The Wing will welcome up to 60 guests to dine on its menu of flavoursome steaks and handpicked wines.
Group Dining in Manchester
While some places may shudder at the thought of large groups, these restaurants will embrace you with open arms. From quirky private hire locations to banquet-style tables, fantastic cocktail deals to varied menus that will please the fussiest of eaters, our carefully selected locations are sure to cater to your occasion. Take the guesswork out, we've got you covered with our guide to group dining in Manchester.
Not only is the Foundry Project one of the Northern Quarter's most stylish restaurants, but it also offers two private areas that are perfect for larger groups of up to 30. Its central location, excellent bar menu and kitchen bursting with American-inspired eats are sure to satisfy most.
Looking for a little entertainment with your dining? Book a private booth at Manchester235 and you'll be able to get a taste of luxury with up to 7 other guests, with customisable drinks packages available too. Perfect for birthdays, stag dos and hen nights.
This Deansgate haunt serves a menu of high-end Italian dining from pan-roasted cuts of succulent meat to handmade pasta, expertly paired with a selection of fine wine. This can all be enjoyed from the luxury of your own secluded space, which hosts up to 16 diners.
A gem in Manchester's crown, Black Dog Ballroom is a Jack of all trades, and perfect for every occasion. Its private Ballroom welcomes groups up to 25, while the Bunker can house 40, as you feast on American-style burgers and pizzas in undeniably cool surroundings.
Gaucho's impressive space and grand leather booths make it an excellent spot for dining with a crowd in Manchester. It also gets props for offering a diverse selection of group dining menus, ranging from classic to signature and sharing, so you can customise to your party's needs.
With its gorgeous interiors, central location and contemporary feel, Banyan is a firm choice for group dining in Manchester. Its ample drinks menu offers 2-4-£10 cocktails over the weekend, while the diverse food menu is sure to please vegans, veggies and omnivores alike.
Head down to the Corn Exchange where this unique restaurant is serving up a delicious selection of authentic Vietnamese eats every day of the week. From the traditional pho from which the restaurant takes its name, to crispy spring rolls, rice bowls and classic curries, it's some of the finest Asian food in Manchester.
Group dining can be a bit of a logistical nightmare at the best of times. If you're keen to avoid reams of spreadsheets and deposits head to Spinningfields-based Bill's. With a delicious (and simple) set menu for only £17.50 you can spend more time socialising and less time stressing.
The light and airy open-plan layout of BAB is perfect for holding large group gatherings complete with top-notch nosh and a great atmosphere. The menu here is perfect for sharing (or stealing entirely), with a selection of kebabs, meze and salads. There's even a basement cocktail bar for when the sun goes down...
A beloved boozer in Chorlton, The Lloyds offer a top-notch buffet menu that's sure to please every type of diner. In addition to this, the pub offers a private room that'll comfortably house up to 50 grumbling tummies, and a gorgeous beer terrace for the summer months.
Yang Sing is an award-winning Cantonese eatery spread across three floors, welcoming larger groups of diners to come and eat banquet-style. Split large towers of dumplings between you and scoff down large Peking ducks around one of their spacious tables or in a private room.
Offering a menu that'll cater to halal diners, vegans and vegetarians alike, Vermilion is a strong choice for group dining in Manchester. With its opulent decor, menu of International cuisine and private dining area for up to 20 guests, the restaurant and bar is worth checking out.