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Food and Drink in Manchester: things to know before you go

With bars and restaurants serving culinary delights from around the world, it can be tough to decide when booking food and drink vouchers in Manchester city centre and beyond. If you’re not sure where to start, we’re here to answer your questions.

Where can I get a good burger in Manchester?

There’s a huge variety of food and drink venues in Manchester. If you want a messy, meaty burger then you’re in luck. Try Tib Street Tavern, in the Northern Quarter, to enjoy options ranging from pulled pork to halloumi, nacho chicken and more, served alongside fries and cocktails. Or head to Joshua Brooks, near Oxford Road, where you can choose from an impressive range of meat and veggie options.

There’s also plenty of choice away from the city centre if you fancy a food and drink tour of Greater Manchester or live in the suburbs, with Rio’s Gourmet Grill, in Prestwich, offering classic beef and cheese burgers alongside wraps, fries and more. There’s also Dawson’s Corner in Fallowfield – serving burgers, pizzas, nachos and other hearty dishes in American-style diner booths.

Are there any food markets in Manchester?

Manchester’s street markets are something to savour for foodies across the city:

  • Arndale Market is where you’ll find everything from fresh fish to fruit and veg in the city centre.
  • Piccadilly Street Food Market, just around the corner, boasts an eclectic array of stalls selling culinary delights from all over the world.
  • Market House, just a short ride on the Metrolink to Altrincham, is home to a number of independent food stalls serving mouthwatering pizza, pies and steak.

And that’s not all – check out this guide to Manchester markets to see what’s happening near you.

What are the best cafés in Manchester?

This city loves a brew – so you’ll find some incredible tea rooms and cafes in Manchester to get your daily caffeine fix or tuck into a tasty brunch. This list is a perfect place to start:

  • Foundation Coffee House, in the Northern Quarter, for ethically-sourced hot drinks and healthy snacks.
  • Craft and Coffee, in Urmston, gives you the opportunity to get crafty over an espresso, a cake or a sandwich – you can even try your hand at papercrafts.
  • Cloud 23 offers a taste of the high-life, as it’s based in one of the tallest buildings in Manchester – Deansgate’s Hilton Hotel. Here you can indulge in sandwiches, scones and cakes washed down with tea and coffee or champagne cocktails – all while enjoying great views over the city from the 23rd floor.

Check out this list of the city’s best afternoon teas for even more options.

Where can I find a wine tasting evenings in Manchester?

Manchester is becoming famous for its excellent array of craft beer venues but there’s plenty on offer for wine-lovers too. These are some of our highlights:

  • Veeno Manchester, situated between Deansgate and Albert Square, hosts excellent wine-tasting evenings catering for groups of two or more people, where you’ll get the chance to sample a selection of wines from the founder’s family vineyard in Sicilary, accompanied by delicious light bites.
  • Lock 91 is nearby, and regularly hosts gin, wine or rum tasting masterclasses led by experts.
  • Northern Wine School sessions run at various bars and restaurants across Manchester, catering for beginners and connoisseurs alike.

These are just a few of the options on offer, so be sure to browse our full list of food and drink deals in Manchester to see more.