Outside of London, you’d be hard-pressed to find a city containing a better range of food and drink choices than Manchester. From the repurposed cotton mills of the Northern Quarter to fine dining restaurants in the city’s new cultural district, we’ve got the lot – and all within walking distance of each other. These are just some of the highlights of the food and drink in Manchester. An ever-growing food scene, boasting everything from hearty British cuisine, to fiery Indian food to delicately prepared sushi.
Randall & Aubin Manchester, 64 Bridge St, Manchester, M3 3BN - Visit now
Manchester’s only high-end seafood restaurant and oyster bar. The follow-up to the hugely successful original Soho venture.
Enjoy some of their finest dishes at a bargain price (just £12.50 for a meal and drink from 12 noon to 7 pm). The courses on offer change on a daily basis, taking in everything from roast pork belly to chicken kiev, with a marvellous fish stew available on Fridays. It’s hard to think of a better deal in the city when it comes to quality and price.
Mackie Mayor, 1 Eagle Street, Manchester, M4 5BU
A Grade II listed market building in the Northern Quarter, reopened after a huge refurbishment.
The French, The Midland Hotel, Peter Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M20 2DS - Visit now
The French is one of Manchester’s most highly regarded restaurants. Head chef Adam Reid has a real grasp on what makes Manchester tick. A less fussy, more relaxed, and, at times, gloriously silly restaurant.
The best Indian restaurants and curry houses in Manchester outside of the well-trodden Curry Mile.
Because of the ongoing Coronavirus crisis, we are unable to bring you our usual recommendations for things to do in Manchester and the North. Our thoughts at this time are with our readers and with the organisations and businesses who make the North of England a great place to live and visit. We hope you stay well and look forward to sharing more unmissable events and places with you later in the year.
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Please note – many of the venues on our site will be closed and events either postponed or cancelled. Please check the venue website for details.