Manchester Food and Drink
Read on for the best dining options, bars and clubs Manchester has to offer
Mancunians love eating out and with the huge variety and choice of restaurants and eateries available to them you start to see why. Below is a broad guide of where you need to start looking. For recommendations speak to us and we’ll let you know our favourites.
Everyone loves a good Chinese and Chinatown, centred around the Imperial Arch over Faulkner Street, can give you that as well as Cantonese and Pekingese and many more oriental styles of cooking besides. As you walk through the Imperial Arch you will really feel like you are being transported Far East.
2. The Curry Mile
The Curry Mile in Rusholme is one of the more popular gastronic experiences in Manchester. Stretching along Wilmslow Road just outside the city centre Rusholme is unique for its high concentration of eastern eateries. There are around 50 Asian restaurants, kebab houses and takeaways there offering Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Iranian delicacies.
3. Pub Food
Find real character and good honest pub grub in any of the many established traditional pubs in the city centre and wash it down with some of the finest real ale and other beers you can imagine for Manchester stag parties or the finest wine for the hen parties in Manchester. Served alongside the friendly Mancunian hospitality you are guaranteed not to go wrong with pub grub.
More and more impressive eateries of all different styles of food have in the past few years begun to spring up in Castlefield to take advantage of the fabulous canal side locations available and the hundreds of affluent city professionals who now live in the area. So have a wander and see what takes your fancy from the array of Manchester restaurants on offer.
Just off the middle of Deansgate, Spinningfields is an area that has been completely rejuvenated into a series of American style piazzas that include large chain eateries like Zizzi’s and Cafe Rouge proliferate amongst some trendy and up-market bar restuarants such as The Alcehmist and The Oast House. Home to offices and retail space this area is buzzing on a Friday evening and remains so on Saturdays. An ideal area in the middle of town well set up for larger groups.
6. Take Aways
Want to spend your money later and not on your meal? Well there are hundreds of takeaways available throughout the city from chains like KFC and Burger King to Pizza Hut and your independent kebab houses and fish and chip shops. Stag and Hen Manchester can promise you won’t have to walk very far to find something to get the job done!
Remember there are plenty of restaurant review sites available so get searching and you will find the right place. Our only suggestion if you plan to go to a restaurant is always ring up to check if they accept large groups and, if they do, book in to guarantee yourselves no problems.