Manchester Food and Drink

Giorgio Italian Restaurant Manchester

Giorgio Italian Restaurant Manchester

The relaxed and informal Manchester dining scene is unique. With a no fuss approach and an eclectic mix of world cuisines available, foodie fans will find much to please in this vibrant Northern city. From Italian to Chinese, French to traditional locally sourced British – find all these dining experiences in Manchester plus a stylish cafe scene and a great selection of organic and vegetarian options around the bohemian Northern Quarter. Some of the UK’s best real ale beers are to be found in Manchester’s choice of traditional heritage inns and stylish canalside bars!

Dukes 92 Bar - canalside food & drink in Manchester

Dukes 92 Bar – canalside food & drink in Manchester

Famed for its eclectic mix of world cuisine restaurants, Manchester’s laid back dining excellence will be a refreshing change for foodie fans! Award-winning and AA Rosette restaurants intermingle with chic city centre cafe dining, best Northern Quarter vegan and vegetarian restaurants and Chinatown’s delectable selection of Chinese restaurants clustered around Mosley Street. Manchester hosts one of the country’s best and largest urban food festivals annually from late September into early October.

The Curry Mile in Manchester is a dining legend, located in the Rusholme area at the end of Oxford Road. Famous long-standing family run Indian restaurants are here all just a few minutes’ bus or taxi ride from the city centre. Push down to the Castlefield area and discover some super cool dining options around the Museum of Science & Industry including the totally unique Sapporo Teppanyaki Japanese restaurant.

Many of Manchester’s high profile department stores, quirky gift shops and premier museums and galleries feature acclaimed cafes to suit all tastes from Harvey Nichols’ restaurant, bar and brasserie on the second floor to great vegetarian and wholefood cafes at Oklahoma and Pop Boutique in the Northern Quarter. Top tip for vegetarians – don’t miss a visit to the 8th Day Co-operative – a vegetarian cafe offering a delicious range of vegetarian and vegan dishes, plus a shop with an impressive range of Fair Trade, organic and eco-friendly produce and products.

Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.