Top 10 Restaurants in Manchester, United Kingdom

Written by Sarah Mukaddam

An engineer turned content writer, Sarah is a self-proclaimed bookworm. Armed with a keen sense of story and the gift of the gab, she works as a content writer at UniAcco.

March 18, 2020

Food, Shelter and Clothing are known to be the most basic of our needs. Just because food is a basic necessity doesn’t mean it cannot be enjoyed to the fullest. For the lovers of culinary, food is something to be enjoyed, loved and appreciated. For all the wannabe food critics, food bloggers or foodies here’s a list of the 10 best restaurants in Manchester;

1) Adam Reid at The French

Adam Reid at The French
restaurants in manchester

Adam Reid at The French is a partnership in more than name alone, with Adam leaving his mark on every aspect of the dining experience, from the new flexible menus, more relaxed approachable atmosphere and his pièce de résistance – the chefs counter. Showcasing Adam’s creative culinary talents, the menu proffers modern British food that persistently delivers amazing flavours, using excellent seasonal produce available. There are several options for dining at The French than ever before, from the signature six and nine-course menus to the new four-course menu made up of fewer dishes for a speedier service. Adam Reid at The French marries the old and the new perfectly and is a dining experience to be remembered.

Address : Midland Hotel, Peter Street, Manchester, M60 2DS

Contact : +44 161 235 4780

Timings :

  • Tuesday – Thursday: 18:00 – 20:30
  • Friday & Saturday : 17:00 -21:30

Menu :

Initials: £75

  • Matched Wines- 4 glasses £60
  • Cheese- Stichelton blue cheese with fig & walnut cake (Supplement £15)

Signature: £99

  • Matching Wines- 6 glasses £75
  • Yorkshire rhubarb with baked English custard

Great British Menu: £85

  • 4 Course Menu
  • Matched Wines- £145

2) Mana

Mana is Manchester’s first Michelin Star restaurant. Opened in a brand new iconic venue in Ancoats, Manchester, Mana has gone from being an idea to a reality. An informal dining experience, which serves a multiple course menu in quick progression, to showcase the best of their islands produce, throughout the year. Through extensive travel and research, Chef-Patron Simon Martin and his team have rediscovered the land and the waters, in an aim to establish a new and delicious identity for the British kitchen with you, the guests, at the forefront of their efforts. The menu at Mana constantly changes to promote creativity and evolution of the kitchen.

Address : 42 Blossom Street, Ancoats, Manchester, M4 6BF

Contact : 0161 235 4780

Timing:

  • Sunday -Tuesday : Closed
  • Wednesday : 19:00-Late
  • Thursday -Saturday : 12:00-13:30 & 19:00-Late

Menu:

Lunch

  • The menu at Mana from £65
  • wine pairing for £55

Dinner

  • Full menu at Mana from £140
  • wine pairing for £85

3)Enxaneta Manchester

restaurants in manchester
enxaneta manchester

Tast is the taste of Catalonia

It’s a bunch of passionate people, led by Chef Paco Pérez and his amazing team, who have undertaken on this adventure to share with you their love for Catalonia, for its culture and for its cuisine. They want their guests to try something new and unexpectedly good. These surprises come in the shape of Tastets, small tastes of food, more complex than tapas though still smaller than a plate.

Address : 20 – 22 King St, Manchester, M2 6AG

Contact : 0161 806 0547

Timings:

  • Wed-Sat: 18:00-21:00

Menu:

Enxaneta Tres de Deu Menu

  • 10 courses for £95
  • + 7 Glasses of Wine for £65

Enxaneta Tres de Quinze Menu

  • 15 courses for £135
  • + 9 Glasses of Wine for £85

4) Tattu Manchester

Tattu delivers modern Chinese cuisine, fusing traditional flavours with contemporary cooking methods and excellent presentation to create an exciting and unique dining experience. It is set in Manchester’s bustling Spinningfields district, taking insight from body art and its rich history, inviting guests on a sensory trip from East to West, through its keen attention to detail and award-winning interior design. Diners are encouraged to espouse the traditional way of sharing dishes with their guests, which are delivered to them by a highly-trained front of house team with a strong focus on meticulous and engaging customer service.

Address : 3 Hardman Square, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3BE

Contact : 0161 819 2060

Timings :

  • Monday -Thursday :12:00 – 22:45

Menu:

Taste Of Tattu

  • 2 Courses for £24
  • 3 Courses for £28

Website: https://tattu.co.uk/

5) The River Restaurant

After two decades of brilliance, The River Restaurant at the five star Lowry Hotel has revealed a brand new look and re-opened its doors on the Sept’19. Executive Head Chef Dave Ashton has reimagined the classic English menu and has created an exciting new offering that features the delicious well-loved dishes the restaurant is known for, elevated to a new standard of excellence. With dishes designed around produce meticulously sourced from the best UK suppliers, the à la carte or three-course dinner menus will present you with familiar flavour that hit a luxurious note.

Address : 50 Dearmans Place, Chapel Wharf, Manchester, M3 5LH

Contact : 0161 827 4000

Timings:

  • Mon-Sun:12:00-23:00

Menu:

Wellington Wednesdays

  • every Wednesday between 6pm-10pm.
  • £50 for 2 people

A la carte dining

  • daily between 6pm-10pm

Afternoon Tea

  • £39 for two people

Sunday Lunch

  • Sunday between 12 noon and 4pm.
  • £25.00 per person

6) 20 Stories

20 stories

Located on the 19th floor of No.1 Spinningfields, 20 Stories is made up of a glamorous restaurant, lively bar and sweeping rooftop terrace with unparalleled 360-degree views of the Manchester skyline. It’s menu showcases the best of the Northwest with an aim to source ingredients no more than 50 miles from outside Manchester. The bar serves cocktails, craft beer and an extensive wine list. 20 Stories have a smart dress code. They ask that you do not wear caps, sportswear, tracksuits, flip flops or football shirts. Smart/Tailored shorts are allowed until 7pm. They do not allow fancy dress.

Address : No 1 Spinningfields, 1 Hardman Square, Manchester, M3 3EB

Contact : 0161 204 3333

Timings:

  • Monday-Wednesday: 12:00–00:00
  • Thursday-Saturday: 12:00–02:00
  • Sunday: 12:00–18:00

Menu:

Lunch Menu

  • Mon–Fri, 12:00 – 15:00
  • 2 Courses £18.50
  • 3 Courses £23.50

PreTheatre Menu

  • Mon-Fri, 17:30-18:30
  • 2 Courses £18.50
  • 3 Courses £23.50

Afternoon Tea Menu

  • Sunday-Thursday 14:30 – 16:30
  • Traditional Afternoon Tea £25
  • Champagne Afternoon Tea £35
  • Miniature Cocktail Pairing Afternoon Tea £45

Soulful Sundays

  • Sunday, 12:00 – 15:00

Brunch Dishes from £8

3 Course Sunday Lunch for £29.50

7) James Martin Manchester

An extraordinary restaurant from one of Britain’s top celebrity chef which has won an acclaimed position in the Time Top 100 restaurants of 2015, James Martin Manchester invites its diners to enjoy his scrumptious British dishes. James signature style is obvious throughout the menu, and each meal is carefully crafted using only the best seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. The critically-acclaimed chef is famous for his BBC1 show Saturday Kitchen; however, he also launched his own cookware range and has numerous cookbooks to his name. Just a stone’s throw from Deansgate railway station, this restaurant is tucked inside the glamorous Manchester235 casino, making it a glamorous and perfect rendezvous, far away from the vibrant pace of the city.

Address : Manchester 235, The Great Northern, Watson Street, Manchester, M3 4LP

Contact : 0161 820 1941

Timings:

  • Monday-Thursday:17:00-22:00
  • Friday-Saturday:17:00-23:00
  • Sunday :12:00-17:00

Menu:

Steak Sharer

  • Monday to Thursday
  • £50 per couple

Sunday Toast 

  • Sun: 12.00-17:00
  • The main course for £15
  • Two-courses for £20
  • Three-courses for £25

Afternoon Tea

  • Saturday & Sunday 13:00-16:00
  • Traditional Afternoon Tea £19.95
  • Champagne Afternoon Tea £29.95
  • Bottomless Prosecco Afternoon Tea £34.95

8) Asha’s Restaurant Manchester

When Asha’s restaurant first opened in Wafi City, Dubai back in 2002, it was with one purpose, to share with its diners Asha Bhosle’s passion for great Indian food. Since then they have opened restaurants around the world, including one in Manchester located on Peter Street in the heart of the city. Head chef Rajbir Singh grew up in Delhi and has spent many years training to an extremely high level with multiple highest-rated hotels in India before joining Asha’s in 2015. It is the only Indian restaurant in Manchester in the Michelin Guide within its first year itself. The stylish restaurant located on the upper ground floor seats over 100 guests and in contrast the private dining space and the bar on the lower ground is the ideal venue for parties, celebrations or delicious cocktails with friends.

Address: 47 Peter Street, Manchester, M2 3NG

Contact: 0161 832 5309

Timings:

  • Monday–Thursday: 12:00–15:00 & 17.30–22:00
  • Friday–Saturday: 12:00 – 22:30
  • Sunday: 13:00 – 22:00

Menu:

Thali

  • Mon-Thur: 12:00-15:00
  • £10

Pre-theatre dining

  • Mon-Fri: 12:00-15:00 & 17:30-19:00;
  • Saturday 12:00-17:00; Sunday 13:00-17:00
  • 2 Courses For £19.95
  • 3 Courses For £22.95

9) Tast Manchester

Tast Cuina Catalana is the authentic taste of Catalonia led by Executive Chef Paco Pérez, who is a master and ambassador of Catalan food, with 7 operating restaurants and 5 Michelin Stars. The King Street restaurant aims to share unexpected and unique flavours. These surprises come in the form of Tastets, which are small tastes of food, more complex than tapas yet smaller than a normal plate. The Castells are a cultural phenomenon from Catalonia, which consist of erecting human towers; a tradition originated at the end of the 18th century in Valls, Tarragona.

Tast has taken inspiration from these human towers and has named their three floors after the three levels of the Castells. Every storey in the restaurant represents the supporting base, the potent core and the culmination of the culinary experience on offer.

Address: 20 – 22 King St, Manchester, M2 6AG

Contact: 0161 806 0547

Timings:

  • Tue-Thu: 12:00-00:00
  • Fri-Sat: 12:00-01:00
  • Sun: 12:00-23:00

Menu:

Lunch Menu

  • Tuesday -Friday : 12:00-14:30
  • £18

La Selecció De Paco Pérez

  • Tue-Sun: 12:00-14:30 & 17:00-22:00
  • 8 Dishes for £42

 L’Exquisit Menu

  • Tueday-Sunday: 12:00-14:30 & 17:00-22:00
  • 8 Dishes for £60

Enxaneta Tres de Deu Menu

  • Wed-Sat: 18:00-21:00
  • 10 courses for £95
  • + 7 Glasses of Wine for £65

Enxaneta Tres de Quinze Menu

  • Wed-Sat: 18:00-21:00
  • 15 courses for £135
  • + 9 Glasses of Wine for £85

10) La Bandera Manchester

la bandera manchester

Authentic multi-award-winning tapas in the heart of Manchester city. At La Bandera, Spanish food is just the way it should be fresh, delicious and simple. This family-run restaurant, just off Deansgate and King Street, combines the freshest locally-sourced ingredients to make the best of Spain’s traditional cuisine. For those who have pure food indulgence on their mind, La Bandera will sate your desires with ever-changing seasonally inspired plates from the Canary Islands and afar.

Address: 2 Ridgefield, Manchester, M2 6EQ

Contact: 0161 833 9019

Timings:

  • Mon-Thur: 12:00-22:00
  • Fri: 12:00-23:00
  • Sat: 12:00-23:30
  • Sun: 12:00-21:00

Menu:

Tapas Tuesdays

  • 50% Off
  • Bottomless Cava

Saturday 12:00 – 16:00

  • £25
  • 3 Tapas & Drink

MonFri: 12:00-16:00

  • 3 Tapas and a soft drink/coffee at £12.
  • Add a dessert for just £3.
  • 3 Tapas & Wine

Sunday-Friday: 12:00-18:00

  • 3 Tapas, and a glass of wine/beer at £15
  • add a dessert for just £3
  • 2 Tapas, Rice & Wine
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