Food and Drink in Manchester and the North

Ian Jones, Food and Drink Editor

It’s finally June and that means summer and that means we’re looking for light fresh food, not too heavy but packed with inspired ideas. And that’s what we’ve been picking out this month. Sit back, make notes, enjoy.

This month we have some superb options for you, including Lebanese food at Jandol in one of Manchester’s most intriguing satellite towns, Levenshulme, and an exceptional meal at Peru Perdu, a restaurant which is finally taking its well-deserved place as one of Manchester’s premier restaurants.

But there’s plenty more to choose from, including a whole lot of brand new openings, such as Canvas at Circle Square on Oxford Road, The Butcher in the Arndale’s new destination space, and a special collaboration between Maray and Bundobust that should hopefully lead to more exciting food-based mash-ups.

As ever, eat, drink and be very happy to be out enjoying some of the best food and drink in the whole of the UK.

Here are our picks

  • 1. Peru Perdu

    Peru Perdu

    Peru Perdu, The Cotton Factory, 74 Princess St, Manchester, M1 6JD, Manchester, M1 6JD - Visit now

    Peru Perdu is fast becoming one of Manchester’s standout destination venues. Since opening in late 2019, the team behind it has turned it into one of Manchester’s genuinely great restaurants.

  • 2. Jandol Lebanese Restaurant

    Jandol Lebanese Restaurant
    Ian Jones

    Jandol Lebanese Restaurant, 861 Stockport Rd , Levenshulme, M19 3PW - Visit now

    Jandol is a perfect example of the kind of neighbourhood restaurant that Levenshulme locals can feel proud of. The owners are a delight, the food is hearty, wholesome and pleasingly affordable and the whole experience is a joy from start to gut-busting finish. What’s not to love?

  • 3. Nam Manchester

    Nam

    Nam Manchester, Unit 2, 33 Blossom St, Ancoats, Manchester, M4 6AJ - Visit now

    NAM is widely known for being one of the jewels in the Ancoats crown, serving up some of the best Vietnamese food in Manchester from its great-looking space on Cutting Room Square. And just in time for summer, the NAM team has launched a new menu, full of great-looking dishes with a dash of inspiration.

  • 4. The Smithfield Social

    The Smithfield Social
    Anne-Marie Pattenden

    The Smithfield Social, 53-55 Thomas St, Manchester , M4 1NA - Visit now

    The Smithfield Social sits right in the heart of the Northern Quarter, not far from the site of the historic Smithfield Market. It replaced Teacup last year when it was taken over by none other than Liam Fray from The Courteeners.

  • 5. Ducie Street Warehouse

    Ducie Street Warehouse
    Ducie Street Warehouse

    Ducie Street Warehouse, Ground Floor, Warehouse, Ducie St,, Manchester, M1 2TP - Visit now

    Manchester’s most stylish warehouse conversion, Ducie Street Warehouse, has just launched its new social dining menu to add to its already impressive list of reasons to visit, including but not limited to top-tier DJs, a great little cinema room, contemporary decor and even a gym.

  • 6. Hatch

    Hatch
    Bruntwood

    Hatch, Oxford Road, Manchester, M1 7ED - Visit now

    Hatch has steadily grown its collection of colourful containers since it first opened on Oxford Road back in 2017. We take a look at its newest traders, beginning upstairs in the brand new Beavertown bar.

  • 7. The Butcher

    The Butcher

    The Butcher, Urban Playground, Manchester Arndale, Manchester, M4 3AD - Visit now

    With sites in Amsterdam, Berlin and Ibiza, The Butcher serves up “the best bloody burgers” made from the highest quality Aberdeen Angus beef, fresh vegetables, and their signature Butcher sauce, all wrapped up in a homemade bun.

  • 8. Bundobust Oxford Road

    Bundobust Oxford Road
    Bundobust

    Bundobust Oxford Road, 61-95 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6EJ - Visit now

    Bundobust is bringing Maray’s signature Middle Eastern-Indian flavour to the specials menu with a series of collab dishes.

  • 9. Canvas Manchester

    Canvas Manchester

    Canvas Manchester, Circle Square, Oxford Rd, Manchester , M1 7FS - Visit now

    Canvas Manchester is a new entertainment and wellness venue opening at Circle Square on Oxford Road. Keep your eyes peeled for updates on this exciting new space.

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