Restaurants

Top Choice British in Manchester

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The most anticipated opening of 2018 was this rooftop restaurant atop a 20-storey tower, marshalled by local star Aiden Byrne (formerly of Manchester House). Great views and great food, courtesy of Byrne's signature…
Top Choice International in Manchester

Refuge by Volta

Manchester's snazziest dining room occupies one half of The Refuge, one of the city's best bars. The menu is made up of voltini, sharing plates with global influences from the Middle East to Korea (think lamb schwar…
Top Choice Food Hall in Manchester

Mackie Mayor

This restored former meat market is now home to a superb food hall with a fine selection of 10 individual traders. The pizzas from Honest Crust are divine; the pork belly bao from Baohouse is done just right; Nation…
Top Choice Cafe in Manchester

Rosylee

A touch of Edwardian and Georgian elegance in the heart of the Northern Quarter, this gorgeous tearoom has expanded its menu to offer a range of British classics like beer-battered haddock and chips and steak suet p…
Sandwiches in Manchester

Northern Soul Grilled Cheese

Carving out a niche for artery-clogging, gooey grilled cheese delights in Manchester’s grungy Northern Quarter, Northern Soul is a great spot for a budget meal. It bills itself as ‘gourmet’ but there’s nothing fancy…
Modern British in Manchester

Manchester House

How would Manchester's most celebrated restaurant survive the departure of its head chef Aiden Byrne? Seamlessly, it seems, judging by the superb cooking of Nathan Tofan, who was senior sous to Byrne when he designe…
Steak in Manchester

Hawksmoor

The steakhouse that has had London's carnivores salivating landed in Manchester in 2017 and hasn't disappointed. The setting, inside a Grade II–listed courthouse, is stunning, with everything carefully put together …
Modern British in Manchester

Adam Reid at The French

Adam Reid's exquisite Modern British cuisine is considered one of Manchester's culinary highlights, especially if you opt for one of the three tasting menus. The room is dark and moody, the soundtrack indie rock, bu…
Pizza in Manchester

Rudy's

Makers of the best pizza in town, Rudy's can be a tough table to get (put your name down and wait) but it is oh so worth it. It makes its own dough, and uses proper San Marzano tomatoes and fior di latte mozzarella …
Pizza in Manchester

Rudy's

The second branch of the excellent Rudy's in Ancoats serves exactly the same pizzas, made exactly the same way as the original. It also operates a no-reservations policy, so when it's full, leave your number and go …