Manchester restaurants reopening after lockdown

Ian Jones, Food and Drink Editor

Restrictions on hospitality are being eased so it’s time to look at the best Manchester restaurants reopening after lockdown this July. In all cases, you can find out more details about the restaurant itself and the booking system by clicking through to the review and scrolling down for the link to the restaurant’s website. Here’s where you’ll find all the relevant information.

It’s been three-and-a-bit long, boring months since we were last allowed to set foot inside a restaurant in Manchester. Thankfully, the worst of the crisis has passed and as a nation we’ve worked out ways to deal with it and protect the most vulnerable. Obviously, if you’re classed as vulnerable, either through age or illness, you need to wait things out a little longer, but if you’re healthy there should be little to worry about, providing you take measures to protect both yourself and others.

It’s been three-and-a-bit long, boring months since we were last allowed to set foot inside a restaurant in Manchester

And that’s precisely what Manchester’s restaurants are doing. Track and trace measures are being employed across the sector, and other measures to make sure safety is paramount. At long last we can see restaurants reopening and it’s vital for the industry that we show our support and help the people that make up the most enjoyable aspects of our night (and day) time economy. Here are some of the restaurants we recommend most highly and that we can confirm will be opening this July, or shortly after.

Here are some of the restaurants we recommend most highly opening this July

The choice is yours. Bright, healthy, vibrant Peruvian food? Multi-course tasting menus? The finest steaks as far as the eye can see? They’re all here, and they all deserve your stockpiled earnings lavishing on them.

Here are our picks

  • 1. Six By Nico Manchester

    Six By Nico

    Six By Nico Manchester, 60 Spring Gardens, Manchester, M2 2BQ - Visit now

    A long-time favourite here at CT Towers, Six By Nico is reopening on Monday 13th July and they’re bringing back the legendary Chippy Tea menu to celebrate. Go to their website to book – and don’t delay, this is almost certainly set to book up fast.

  • 2. Tattu

    Tattu Chinese restaurant Manchester
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    Tattu, Gartside Street, 3 Hardman Square, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M3 3EB - Visit now

    Arguably the best restaurant in Spinningfields, particularly if you like high-end East Asian cuisine, Tattu is reopening from the 16th July. Expect some dazzling new dishes on the menu, as well as a new at-home dining offer called Tattu to You for those preferring to dine at homes for now.

  • 3. Hawksmoor

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    Hawksmoor, 184-186 Deansgate, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M3 3WB - Visit now

    One of Manchester’s most beloved steakhouses, Hawksmoor are taking bookings from 6th July and the restaurant itself is opening from Thursday 16th July. Demand is certain to be high so set your alarm for the 6th or be left out in the cold, sniffing the air like a high-end Bisto kid.

  • 4. Hatch

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

    Hatch is back, fully reopening from Saturday 4th July. This must-visit food, drink and retail neighbourhood is bringing their excellent array of independent street food vendors back into Manchester’s food landscape with a digital ordering system so you can eat with friends, contact-free and safe as can be.

  • 5. Zouk

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    Zouk, Unit 5 Chester Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M1 5QS - Visit now

    Zouk is back in business on the 4th July and the team haven’t wasted their time away. You’ll find improvements to the decor throughout the venue, plus a decontamination booth at the entrance and a new online ordering app for dining in the restaurant or on the terrace.

  • 6. Salvi’s Mozzarella Bar

    Salvi’s Mozzarella Bar, 22b, The Corn Exchange, Corporation St, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M4 3TR - Visit now

    One of the shining lights of the Corn Exchange, the much-loved Salvi’s will be reopening from Saturday 4th July. Check their website for booking details and, as ever, be quick as this glorious Italian restaurant is one of the best around.

  • 7. Wood Manchester

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    Wood Manchester, Jack Rosenthal Street, Manchester, M15 4RA - Visit now

    One of Manchester’s greatest fine-dining experiences, Wood Manchester is reopening from Friday 10th July. The menu is all-new, focusing on tasting menus – which we’re delighted to see, as this is where Masterchef-winner and chef-owner shines brightest.

  • 8. Yang Sing

    Yang Sing

    Yang Sing, 34 Princess Street, Manchester, M1 4JY - Visit now

    One of Manchester’s most long-standing Chinese restaurants, Yang Sing will be reopening on Saturday 4th July from 5 pm. This attractive, spacious restaurant is perfectly kitted out to put even the most anxious diner at ease.

  • 9. Peru Perdu

    Peru Perdu

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

    This beautiful venue, with suitably beautiful food and drink is reopening from July 4th. One of the most charming dining experiences in Manchester, if you haven’t already dined here, make it one of your first trips out in this new eased-lockdown era.

  • 10. Mamucium

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    Mamucium, 6 Todd St, Manchester, M3 1WU - Visit now

    Mamucium are reopening on the 4th July, with a 3-2-1 menu offer – three courses for two people plus a glass of wine for just £19.95pp (or three courses for £17.95 or two courses for £12.95). They’re opening from Thurs-Sun and you can check availability through their website’s booking tool.

  • 11. Dakota Bar & Grill Manchester

    Dakota Bar & Grill Manchester

    Dakota Bar & Grill Manchester, 29 Ducie St, Manchester, M1 2JL - Visit now

    The Dakota Hotel’s highly-rated restaurant and bar are reopening from the 4th July. If this wild and wonderful weather settles down by then, reserve your seat on that unmissable outdoor terrace.

  • 12. Döner Haus

    Doner Haus

    Döner Haus, The Corn Exchange, Exchange St, Manchester, M4 3TR - Visit now

    Launching at the start of the year, Doner Haus made a splash with their hearty feasts, based largely around high-end kebabs and German sausage. Now they’re reopening on Saturday 4th July, along with more venues in the Corn Exchange, some from mid-July onwards.

  • 13. Honest Burgers

    Honest Burgers

    Honest Burgers, 36 Bridge Street, Manchester, M3 3BT - Visit now

    Home of the exceptional burger, Honest Burgers is back in business from the 8th July. Go to their website to find out how to book a spot. And remember, don’t wear white.