Where to Eat

Hungry? Sit down, you’ve come to the right place. Manchester is a famously hospitable city – and that hospitality may be best experienced in its kitchens. The restaurant scene here covers all the bases plus some you didn’t know existed, from lick-the-plate-they’re-so-good burgers to the hautest of the haute cuisine. Whether you’re after a sausage barm made with local pork, an Icelandic coffee house, an artisan pizza topped with portobello mushrooms or a six-course paired tasting menu fit to make a foodie swoon, we can help you out. Where else can you jump start your day with the greasy spoon breakfast that has fuelled untold numbers of indie anthems, linger over lunch at a canal-side gastropub in Castlefield, get a cake and caffeine fix in the arty cafés of the Northern Quarter and then dine in style high above the cityscape? If you don’t find a place to eat your fill here, you just haven’t looked hard enough.