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Restaurants in Manchester: things to know before you go

There are so many places to go for food and drink in Manchester that it can be hard to know what to choose. Whether you’re after the best cuppa or a vegan meal, read our handy tips below.

What are the best restaurants in Manchester?

Featuring everything from some of the UK’s best pub food, modern gastronomy and classic British dishes, Manchester city centre is packed with restaurants, bars and places to go for a night out. Our top-rated venues include:

  • Townhouse Hotel, on Portland Street, which offers a variety of delicious dishes from all over the world.
  • 24 Bar and Grill, on Princess Street, where you can enjoy delicious pizzas and cocktails with plenty of quality bars nearby.
  • Joshua Brooks, near Oxford Road station, serves up gooey, messy but insanely tasty burgers. It offers beef, chicken and veggie options accompanied by cocktails, spirits and craft beers.
  • Tib Street Tavern’s halloumi cheese and pulled pork is the stuff of dreams in the Northern Quarter.

If you want more inspiration for places to eat in Manchester, check out our guide to a foodie’s day out in the city.

Where are the best vegan options in Manchester?

Manchester is packed with eateries demonstrating that the best meals don’t have to be based around meat. Many big-name restaurants such as Pizza Express and Bella Italia now have their own vegan menus, while Frankie & Benny’s boasts vegan versions of classic dishes including mac ‘n’ cheese, chicken parmigiana and hot dogs. Lots of the city’s other up-and-coming venues also cater for meat-free diets. Check out this list of the best veggie and vegan-friendly restaurants in Manchester.

Where can I book a group meal in Manchester?

Many of restaurant deals in Manchester offer group booking for up to four people – including at Jamie’s Italian and the Podium Restaurant at the Hilton Hotel in Deansgate. Kosmos Taverna in Fallowfield is a great Greek restaurant serving up delicious seafood, chargrilled kebabs and finish with a sweet, sticky baklava dessert that’s also perfect for large parties. Meanwhile, Bouzouki by Night on Princess Street comes highly recommended for groups, with its hearty selection of crowd-pleasing Greek dishes – you can even join in with the singing and dancing after your meal.

Where’s the best place for afternoon tea in Manchester?

With restaurants and cafes in the city to choose from, you’ll have no trouble finding a good cuppa in Manchester.

One afternoon tea venue that gets consistently great reviews is Cloud 23, situated within the Hilton Hotel at Deansgate’s famous Beetham Tower. As the name suggests, the restaurant is located on the 23rd floor, giving you great views over the city as you tuck in to an array of finger sandwiches, mini desserts, and scones with cream and jam – all accompanied by tea and coffee, or champagne if you prefer!

Our other top-rated merchants include the Best Western Plus Pinewood on Wilmslow, another four-star hotel not far from Manchester Airport. It offers traditional and Prosecco afternoon teas, with a choice of sandwiches, scones and cakes. Or for something a little different, why not try Ziya Asian Grill on Wilmslow Road, where you can sample an Indian street food afternoon tea? There are loads of great options on offer, so browse our vouchers and enjoy an elegant afternoon of delicious food at a great price.