Eating Alone – Not Lonely Eating
Mr Coopers House and Garden at The MidlandAn informal brasserie offering from probably the most innovative chef working in the UK right now, Simon Rogan has two Michelin stars for his Cumbrian restaurant L’Enclume. If you fancy some fine dining there is also The French at The Midland from the same chef. www.mrcoopershouseandgarden.co.uk
Michael Caines Restaurant at AbodeAnother two Michelin starred chef, Michael Caines also has a double offering at Abode with a fine dining restaurant downstairs and the less formal Cafe Bar & Grill on the ground floor. Fantastic seasonal menus and modern cooking. www.michaelcaines.com/restaurants/Manchester
Opus One at The Radisson EdwardianBoasting a weekly changing ‘market menu’ in a fantastic and historically significant building. If you’re feeling shy, hide away in the low lit main restaurant area. If not, head to the front and watch the world go by outside. www.radissonblu-edwardian.com/manchester-hotel-gb-m2-5gp/gbmanche/hotel/dining/opus
Smoak at MalmaisonAwesome steaks cooked on an indoor barbecue. Sit up at the pass and watch the chefs and the grill in action. Even if people are wondering why you’re alone you’ll be too busy watching the show to care. www.malmaison.com/locations/manchester/smoak-bar-grill/
There are doubtless others too, but these are certainly a few of my favourites to sit, enjoy the food, read a book, disappear into the papers and not give a whistle as to what people may think of me dining alone. Do you dare to dine alone in #Manchester? Let us know where! @Groupon_UK #grouponguide ____ Check out our deals for restaurants in Manchester.
Pete Callaghan, also known as, The Hungry Manc has lived in Manchester all his life and has been blogging and writing about food in his home town for nearly 2 years. He also contributes to local lifestyle magazine VIVA. Always hungry. Mostly in Manchester