Private Dining Rooms in Manchester

Ian Jones, Food and Drink Editor

Manchester has countless restaurants, serving up whatever kind of food you could possibly desire. But what if you want something a little more private, while still being fed by world-class chefs? You’re in luck. The city has many venues with palatial private rooms, set aside for bookings who have more than the average number of guests. Whether you’re celebrating a graduation, fancy a post-funeral feast or just want to get friends and family together for some special, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

We have everything you need. From high-end tasting menus, to fantastic steakhouses, to classic Thai cuisine, and beyond. Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll no doubt find it here. And while you’ll likely have to pay extra for the privilege, it’s worth the added expense for a memorable meal surrounded by your nearest and dearest.  But it’s not all for those with deep pockets either, there are plenty of affordable options.

These are just some of the highlights of the secret side of the Manchester food scene. Try them all, you won’t regret it.

Our top picks

The Blues Kitchen Manchester

The Blues Kitchen Manchester, 13 Quay St, Manchester, M3 3HN - Visit now

In Manchester’s Blues Kitchen you’ll find a choice of two private dining spaces. Choose from the 1950’s Airstream Caravan – a perfect private spot to celebrate with a group of mates, colleagues or family, which can be booked for up to 25 to 30 guests for drinks, bar food and
more, or host up to 14 of your nearest and dearest in The Blues Kitchen’s stunning Private Dining Room. Contact the team via the website to book and prepare to get raucous.


Blues Kitchen Manchester
The Blues Kitchen Manchester

Tattu Manchester

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

Arguably the most forward-thinking Asian restaurant in the city has a private dining space to match. Perfect for those who like their lights low and their food phenomenal.


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

The city’s top steakhouse has a sharp-looking room, all rich mahogany and high ceilings, with enough space for over a dozen guests to fill their boots (and bellies).

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20 Stories

20 Stories, No. 1 Spinningfields, 1 Hardman Square, Manchester, M3 3EB - Visit now

Check out those famous panoramic views from the safety of your own private dining space at this ever-improving Spinningfields restaurant.

Restaurant MCR

Restaurant MCR, Tower 12, 18-22 Bridge St, Manchester, M3 3BZ - Visit now

Tucked away at the far corner of this cavernous room, the private dining room at Restaurant MCR is a superb spot to try their excellent tasting menu with your chosen guests.

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