Restaurants in Spinningfields

Ian Jones, Food and Drink Editor

You won’t find a better spread of quality cuisine in Manchester than the many restaurants in Spinningfields. This small but well-formed district of the city has everything your tastebuds could desire, from homegrown British grub, to forward-thinking Indian food, taking in perfectly-formed fine dining tasting menus, plus more than a few excellent restaurants focussing on the very best South East Asian food. Best of all, you can eat here any time of day or evening – whether you’re a busy worker bee wanting to grab a quick hearty breakfast, or looking for a multi-hour food-eating extravaganza that takes up an entire evening. We’ve uncovered the very best that Spinningfields has to offer, at a price point to suit all pockets.

These are just some of the highlights of Spinningfields’ ever-growing food scene. Tick them all off your list, trust us, they’re more than worth it.

Here are our picks

  • 1. The Ivy Asia

    Ian Jones

    The Ivy Asia, The Pavilion, Byrom St, , Manchester , M3 3HG - Visit now

    When it comes to event dining The Ivy Asia is up there with the best. Manchester is a world-class city, The Ivy provides food – and an experience – to match.

  • 2. Scene Manchester

    Scene

    Scene Manchester, 4a Left Bank, Manchester, M3 3AN - Visit now

    The food at Scene is exceptional. Every dish has been finessed into the best version of itself, never overpowered by spices, only enhanced. This is Indian food at its best.

  • 3. Restaurant MCR

    Ian Jones

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

    Head chef at Restaurant MCR, Aiden Byrn, has always been the city’s best, and now he’s back to doing what he does best at his original venue (albeit under a new name), and it’s hard to imagine anyone toppling him anytime soon.

  • 4. Tattu

    Tattu
    Ian Jones

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

    Tattu have been reliably putting out some of the most elaborate and intricate – but above all delicious – dishes for years and their current menu sees some of their chefs’ most inventive creations yet.

  • 5. Beastro

    Ian Jones

    Beastro, Irwell Square, Leftbank, Manchester, M3 3AG - Visit now

    Beastro is a truly Northern restaurant – right down to the local produce used in each dish. Hearty, packed with taste and texture, but never over the top – except when it matters: portion size.

  • 6. 20 Stories

    Ian Jones

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

    The whole 20 Stories experience screams luxury. You step into a lift without any buttons, and zoom effortlessly up to one of the highest restaurants in the city. The view is exceptional, and thanks to early teething troubles being ironed out, so is the food.