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Restaurants in Manchester

The very best restaurants in Manchester’s city centre, including ones you know, and future favourites.

Afternoon Tea in Manchester

The finest places in Manchester to sip Darjeeling, eat dainty finger sandwiches and slap extra clotted cream on a freshly baked scone.

Britons Protection entrance.

Pubs in Manchester

From a beautifully tiled old haunt with a mysteriously sloping floor, to the ultimate beer specialists – here’s our guide to the best boozers in Manchester.

A coffee on a silver tray

Cafes and Coffee Shops in Manchester

Here are some of the best cafés and best coffee shops we’ve come across in Manchester – independents (almost) all.

Date Places in Manchester

A good date depends on location, location, location. Don’t take a risk, here’s our tried and tested guide to the city’s best.

Healthy Restaurants in Manchester

If you’re eating out and want to fill your stomach with revitalising goodness, then let this guide nudge you in the right direction.

Culture Guides

Motherlogues Theatre Deli

Theatre

Queer Contact Festival, verbatim performances and sport-art collaborations top our eclectic list of drama, opera and dance this month.

Author Joe Dunthorne. Photo by Angus Muir.

Literature

We have a fun-packed February leading up to a mad-busy March. There’s lots of brand-new work from both established and emerging writers, and plenty of prose and poetry to fill your mornings, afternoons and evenings.

Music

Manchester’s top music venues have been busy filling their diaries for the year ahead – with spring highlights including Fever Ray and Joan as Police Woman, plus new seasons by the likes of Manchester Camerata and the BBC Philharmonic.

Cinema

It’s Oscar season – we round up the best new and old films showing in cinemas and tell you the best place to watch the awards themselves.

Changing Lives: 200 Years of People and Protest in Sheffield at Weston Park Museum

Exhibitions

Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s packed 2018 programme, 200 years of activism and protest in the Steel City, and the curious history of colour top our latest list of exhibition highlights.

Families

Get ready for some heady cultural adventures this February with our guide to the best things to do right now with kids and book ahead for.

Things to do right now

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