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19 Incredible Places to Eat in Manchester

Manchester is widely known for its rival football sides, its creation of The Smiths and for bringing Coronation Street to our screens; but we think the cities food scene deserves a lot more attention.

The Grill on the Alley @grillmanc

No nonsense, simple proper food is what The Grill on the Alley promises. From premium quality steak to fresh fish, along with the assurance of a ‘proper’ Sunday roast; there is something that will excite all tastes and preferences. You can complement your meal with one of the many cocktails on their extensive drinks menu and complete it with scrumptious desserts and sweet treats. Find all of this in atmospheric environment with live acoustic music.


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The Spice Club @thespiceclub

Manchester’s first supper club, The Spice Club, serves delicious, authentic, home cooked food in a unique dining experience. With a menu that changes for each event, The Spice Club aims to cater to each of its guests. The Spice Club also offers cookery classes and teaches you how to cook home-style Indian food in your own home.

Fazenda Manchester @fazendamanc

Brazilian restaurant Fazenda is a meat lover’s dream. With chefs continuously cooking a wide variety of meats on their grills, diners are invited to help themselves to the fresh salad bar full of vegetables, cured meats, hot dishes and other meal enhancers. Once seated back at their table, diners can flip a card from green to red, to signify they are ready for the Passsadores to bring over selections of the freshly grilled meats straight to their plate.

The Crafty Pig @craftypig14

The Crafty Pig boasts a kitsch, cinematic style with interiors Instagram will love. Based in the Norther Quarter, they cover breakfast, lunch and dinner. From a Full English to a wrap, ribs, chicken and pies, there is something for everyone at any time of day. Continuing with their cinematic theme, each of their burgers is named after some of the greats. We’re desperate to try the ‘The Tarantino’.

Sanskruti @sanskruti95

“Sanskruti” meaning tradition or culture is a pure vegetarian and vegan restaurant who pride themselves in the belief that Indian food is not only about heat but the perfect marriage of spices. Their wide and extensive menu ensures there is something for everyone, and are more than happy to cater to the needs of their diners.

Nearest station – Mauldeth Road

My Lahore Café @mylahore

A family run business that began in 2002 and now has restaurants in Bradford, Leeds, Birmingham and Manchester, My Lahore Café aims to bring the ‘wow’ factor. They want to do things differently, from their menus to the way they create their British Asian food; you can eat in or eat out and even order online. With grills and burgers to curries and stir-fries, whatever food you fancy, My Lahore Café has you covered.

Ziya @ziyarestaurant

Found on the famous curry mile in Rusholme, Ziya serves diners modern Indian cuisine. All dishes have been created by the restaurants Head Chef along with his team and the result is a unique menu offering an array of dishes. Not only does the restaurant boast a fantastic food menu, their cocktail menu is also definitely worth browsing.

Abel Heywood @abelheywoodnq

Abel Heywood is a unique pub and hotel which can be found in the Northern Quarter. The say they are no ordinary pub with no ordinary food or drink. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all catered for at Abel Heywood and their menu includes food such as Malaysian Vegetable Laska and Cider Battered Cod Goujons; it’s a place for those who are extraordinary.

Filthy Cow @filthycowuk

Simple, locally sourced food from recipes that have been crafted over months by local Mancunian Jordan Gallimore, Filthy Cow offers Manchester some of the best burgers going. The menu may not be long but it is mighty, and has a delicate selection of sides and a choice of milkshakes and beverages to help wash it all down.

Pieminister @pieminister

The UK’s only pie company to use 100% free range British chicken and pork in its products can be found on Church Street. Pieminister can be eaten in or taken away and has a wide selection of pies and sides to choose from. Their most recent addition is the Beer & Deer, definitely something to keep an eye out for.

Fallow Café @fallowcafe

In keeping with the musical influences Manchester presents, Fallow Café is an intimate bar and live music venue in Fallow. Serving food from morning till night, you can grab breakfast or brunch, have a splendid dinner, or even head in for a Sunday roast. With a wide variety of food offerings, you’re sure to find something to suit anyone.

Rump N Ribs @rumpnribs

Priding itself on a unique environment and dynamic dining experience, Rump N Ribs has a rotating seasonal menu that makes the most of local and organic ingredients. As the name suggests, on the menu you’ll find premium cuts of beef served to your liking. They are also the only steakhouse to offer Halal Aberdeen Angus Beef.

Sapporo Teppanyaki @sapporo_tepp

Sapporo Teppanyaki boasts not only great food but a dining experience you’ll never forget. Serving a wide range of Japanese food cooked right before your eyes. With a wide variety of meat, fish and vegetables, all cooked at your table by one of their chefs, you can ensure your food will be cooked just the way you like it.

Royal Nawaab @nawaabs_uk

Deemed one of Manchester’s most prestigious restaurants, serving Indian and Pakistani halal food, Royal Nawaab has a wide selection of food including some Chinese and English options to cater to every need. They pride themselves on excellent service and high quantities of exquisite food. They have also been featured in the documentary series ‘Big Kitchens’ on the Travel Kitchen.

Iberica @ibericalondon

Promising the true flavours of Spain in contemporary Iberian surroundings, Iberica is a restaurant to try. Serving tapas from lunch until late evening and larger dishes in the evening, grab a group and there’s no reason why you can’t try a taste of everything. With two terraces on each side of the main entrance, they aim to bring the atmosphere of Madrid’s terrace culture to Spinningfields, Manchester.

Almost Famous @AlmostFamousGN

With two locations in Manchester, the Northern Quarter and the Great Northern Warehouse, the demand for this restaurant keeps growing. Their menu contains a wide variety of different burgers guaranteed to make your mouth water, with a huge selection of cocktails and drinks to wash it down with. If burgers aren’t your thing, don’t worry, we’re sure their other meals will tickle taste buds instead.

The Rose Garden

A family run restaurant that opened in 2011, The Rose Garden wishes to introduce you to new unique flavours and techniques. Their dishes change with the seasons to ensure you’re presented with the most unusual and innovative dishes. Definitely one for the adventurer inside you.

Dimitri’s Tapas Bar @dimitristapas

Serving food in Manchester for the past 25 years, Dimitri’s Bar Taverna is one of Manchester’s oldest and best-known restaurants. Not only serving delicious food, Dimitri’s also hosts live entertainment every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, so you are guaranteed a lively and exciting evening too.

Hawksmoor @hawksmoormcr

Hawksmoor’s aim is to serve the best steaks in Manchester, and GQ believes ‘there’s nowhere else that combines steak of this quality with drinks of this calibre.” There menus revolve around the best ingredients they can source from around Britain.

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