Occupying the cosy nooks underneath the arches of Watson Street, Three Little Words is the restaurant that neighbours The Spirit of Manchester gin distillery. Head here to feast on the likes of scallop ceviche, lamb's fry and grilled halloumi served with peach and basil.
Small Plate Restaurants in Manchester
Say sayonara to small plates being exclusively for tapas, and welcome in a whole new world of cicchetti, mamezara and more on your next dining adventure. Whether you're on a date night, group dinner or you just fancy trying a little bit of everything, these restaurants across the city have got you covered. Explore the wonderful array of small plate restaurants in Manchester and let the feasting begin.
Peter Street Kitchen have built up a reputation for exceptional Japanese and Mexican-inspired small plates. Dinner here consists of tempura and smaller dishes such as seared beef tataki and truffle ponzu, snow crab from the robata and wagyu beef flat tacos in serene surroundings.
This pretty in pink escape in the heart of Spinningfields serves up small plates that pack a punch. Swing by Sunset and you'll get to graze on oysters, tuna tartare, sushi and yum yum squares while sipping on hand-crafted cocktails and snapping pics for the 'gram.
Serving Turkish mezze and small plates in botanical decor, Kai is an eye-catching Deansgate haunt that's sure to charm on any date night. Seating up to 140 guests, the space offers plenty of room for groups too, so you can share all the fabulous steaks, kebabs and salads fuss-free.
Fumo serves award-winning cicchetti in St Peters Square. For maximum impact, guests are encouraged to choose 5 - 6 dishes between two, and indulge in Sicilian arancini, truffle and pecorino ravioli and beef tagliata in the restaurant's luxurious setting.
Cottonopolis is more than just a slinky cocktail bar, in fact this place serves up some of the best Japanese-inspired small plates you'll find in Manchester. From skewers hot off the robata to fresh seafood and prime cuts of sashimi, this is one gorgeous place for date night eating.
Toting that quintessentially Manchester industrial chic aesthetic, Elnecot is whipping up some of the city's most inspiring small plates. The inventive and eclectic menu ranges from pig head croquettes to the very funky disco cabbage, with a cracking happy hour and lunchtime deals.