Manchester has become something of a culinary destination. With new restaurantsbarsgastropubs,  micro breweries and cafes opening weekly, the city is establishing itself as one of the UK’s most exciting foodie destinations. We've put together an A-Z of places to eat in the city-region, to give you the chance to explore what's on offer in Greater Manchester.

Albert Square Chophouse

A bit of a Manchester institution in its own right, Albert Square Chophouse serves classic British food in an ex-Victorian warehouse. Although the menu changes seasonally, it would be a crime to miss Albert’s famous (and year-round) corned beef hash.

Albert Square, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M2 5PF

Bombay to Mumbai

Mumbai street food in a relaxed setting, this Stockport-based restaurant offers a number of tasty, fairly priced options to choose from. Another ‘B’ worth checking out in Manchester city-centre is Brasserie Abode, housed in ABode Hotel in Piccadilly, this all day menu offers everything from bircher muesli, smoothies and pressed juices for breakfast to Eggs Benedict for brunch; and lunch and dinner options feature tempting plats du jour.

10 Fir Road, Bramhall, Stockport, Greater Manchester, SK7 2NP
ABode Hotel, 107 Piccadilly, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M1 2DB

Cibo

Pronounced chi-boh, the team behind Don Giovanni have created this soulful, authentic and independent Neapolitan concept in the heart of Manchester. Grab some of their pizza or pasta for a classic Mancunian-Italian experience.

3 - 11 Liverpool Road, Manchester, Lancs, M3 4NW

Double Zero

Serving some of the best pizza outside of Naples, Double Zero in Chorlton is consistently packed out with diners, and with good reason. Their dough is made on site and fermented for a minimum of 48 hours. Cooked for less than 90 seconds at 450c, this is pizza you dough-not want to miss…It’s also BYOB, what’s not to love?

368 Barlow Moor Rd, Manchester M21 8AZ

Elnecot

Situated in one of Manchester’s trendiest neighbourhoods, Ancoats-based Elnecot serves everything from British small plates, to bottomless brunch and Sunday Roasts. Visit at any time during the day to be faced with plenty of choice from their extensively delicious menu and spend some time in their well-dressed neighbourhood restaurant.

41 Blossom Street, Cutting Room Square, Manchester, M4 6AJ

Fazenda

Inspired by the stylish high-end restaurants found in the dynamic, cosmopolitan cities of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and across South America, Fazenda Manchester blends together all of the tradition behind the unique Brazilian way of serving with modern interior, featuring leather furnishings and pendant lighting. Arrive hungry, because the massive range of the cuts of meats alone is enough to fill you for days, and that’s not even bringing into account their huge salad and sides bar…

The Avenue, Spinningfields, Manchester, Lancs, M3 3AP

George’s Worsley

In the heart of Worsley village, George’s is set in a beautiful traditional building and uses locally sourced produce to create its menu. Get in for the early bird menu from Monday to Saturday, 12-6pm and enjoy 3 courses for under 17 quid!

George's, 17-21 Barton Road, Worsley, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M28 2PD

Hispi

From the team behind Sticky Walnut and Burnt Truffle, this award-winning Didsbury bistro is one not to be missed. Indulge in British classics with a twist such as duck breast and feather blade steak and take a bite at their Eccles cake with brandy cream.

1c School Lane, Manchester, Lancs, M20 6RD

Indian Tiffin Room

Offering an amalgamation of various regional Indian dishes, the Tiffin Room’s selection of hearty, authentic cuisine will have you returning again and again. Try the Dosa (rice pancakes) with some Thali – a mini Indian buffet to start, then dive into the curry dishes and finish with a refreshing kulfi.

2 Chapel Street, Cheadle, Cheshire, SK8 1BR & 2 Isabella Banks Street, First Street, Manchester, M15 4RL

Jerk Shack

The clue’s in the name with this one. Jerk Shack serves some of the most delicious jerk chicken you’ll find this far out from the Caribbean. Get the fried chicken with chips, plantain and slaw, and smother it with their homemade mango chilli sauce. You won’t be disappointed.

12 Church St, Manchester M4 1AH

KAI Deansgate

Enveloping Istanbul café culture, Kai offers traditional ingredients and cultural dishes, made perfectly for sharing. Try the feta and spinach pide – a filled bread oozing with cheese or share the hot mezze platter and add as many of the additional mezze dishes as you can manage.

82-84 Deansgate, Manchester M3 2ER

Levanter

Tapas at its finest, Levanter encourages visitors to order at their own pace, the Spanish way. Situated in Ramsbottom, enjoy traditional Spanish favourites in a relaxed dining environment. Another ‘L’ not to be missed is Lily’s Indian Vegetarian Cuisine. Serving flavoursome Gujarati vegetarian and vegan food, this award-winning eatery has recently uprooted to larger premises due to its popularity.

10 Square St, Ramsbottom, Bury BL0 9AT
1 Dean St, Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 7DY

Mi & Pho

Serving authentic Vietnamese cuisine, Mi & Pho, meaning ‘bread and rice noodles’ has become somewhat of a hidden gem in Manchester. Located in Northenden, this quaint and popular restaurant serves delicious speciality dishes with chicken and beef, left to simmer for at least 6 hours. Another Mancunian institution is Mowgli. After opening initially in the Corn Exchange, Mowgli has now also expanded to University Green, and offers some of the tastiest Indian street food around. Hungry? Get the tiffin box, and for vegan diners; don’t miss the Holy Chow with spiced chickpea, potato, spinach, fresh ginger & mango served in a loaf. It’s divine.

384 Palatine Rd, Northenden, Wythenshawe, Manchester M22 4FZ
Corn Exchange House, 37 Exchange St, Manchester M4 3TR &
124 Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9RD

Nutters

Pioneered by celebrity chef, Andrew Nutter, this classy restaurant set in six and a half acres of countryside on the outskirts of Rochdale prides itself on its culinary adventure. Using locally sourced produce, treat yourself to a taste masterclass in this award-winning establishment. More street-food than fine dining, Nkono situated in Bolton Market, serves incredible Cameroon style curries. There’s usually a queue snaking around the stall here – an indicator as to how good the food here actually is.

Edenfield Road, Norden, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, OL12 7TT
Bolton Market Hall, Ashburner St, Bolton BL1 1TD

Oast House

Sip on cask ales, indulge in a deli board, or enjoy the rotisseries and the grill, The Oast House offers everything you could want including a cracking Sunday roast dinner. And if you’re just down for a drink, book an ale tasting masterclass to learn about the very best beers and ales available at this Spinningfields hub. For something entirely different, check out Oke Poke – Hawaiian street food made up of a combination of diced raw fish, vegetables and a number of flavoursome, fresh cut ingredients.

Crown Square, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3AY
59 Church St, Manchester M4 1PD

Peter Street Kitchen

Showcasing flavours and ingredients of contemporary Japanese and Mexican cuisines, Peter Street Kitchen at The Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel is a treat for the tastebuds. Enjoy shredded crab with spicy ginger mayo tostadas from Mexico, or Yellowtail sashimi with spicy yuzu soy from Japan at this beautifully decorated restaurant. Situated in the rapidly expanding Bridge Street area, just on the edge of Salford, Porta is the third site by restauranteur brothers Ben and Joe Wright. Inspired by the informal environment of the tiny independent tapas bars of Barcelona and Madrid, the Iberian menu at Porta is unpretentious and delicious.

Peter Street Kitchen, Free Trade Hall, Peter Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M2 5GP
216 Chapel St, Salford M3 5EQ

Quick bite to eat at Northern Soul

Ok, so we may have cheated slightly with this one, as there are no restaurants beginning with Q (that we know of!) in Greater Manchester. If you are looking for a quick bite to eat without compromising on taste or quality, Northern Soul is the place to go. Simply put, it’s grilled cheese sandwiches, but its reputation in Manchester proves that it’s so much more. The Mac Attack is the one to try here – their secret three cheese blend, with their signature Mac N Cheese on a toasted sandwich. You won’t be disappointed.

Unit 10, 11 Church St, Manchester M4 1PN

Rudy’s

The pizza here is so good, the wait for a table is anything but short, but we promise it’s worth it.  Rudy’s accept walk-ins only, but due to the convenient location of both branches (Ancoats and Peter Street), there are plenty of watering holes nearby to make the wait seem a little shorter. The dough is made on site every day, takes 24 hours to double ferment and just 60 seconds to cook. Try the white pizza – no tomato base but an absolute taste sensation.

9 Cotton Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M4 5BF & Petersfield House, Peter St, Manchester M2 5QJ

Slattery’s

An award-winning confectioner, head to Slattery’s in Bury to immerse yourself in a chocolate lovers haven. Not only there to create hand made chocolate, Slattery’s are well-known for producing incredibly impressive celebration cakes too. Head upstairs to Masons dining room and enjoy a bite to eat off their extensive savoury menu, but save enough room for the star of the show: their delicious desserts, most of which include some of Slattery’s impeccable chocolate.

197 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Greater Manchester, M45 6GE

The French at the Midland

A simply stunning dining experience awaits you at Adam Reid at The French. Boasting 4 AA rosettes and 8/10 in the Waitrose Good Food Guide it is one of the cities leading restaurants. With ever-changing dishes and incredible set menus, you won't want to leave. Focussing on quality food and service in a laid-back setting, Tast has already achieved quite the reputation for its dining experience. Serving Tastets; more complex than tapas though smaller than a full plate, this Catalonian home-cooked food is best for sharing.

The Midland, Peter Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M60 2DS
King Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M2 6AG

Umezushi

As the name suggests, Umezushi is well known amongst locals and visitors alike for its appetising sushi dishes. Serving hot dishes such as Taiwanese pork rice, Japanese Wagyu beef and a daily specials board, imagination and flavour are two words that spring to mind where Umezushi are concerned.

4 Mirabel Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M3 1PJ

Vero Moderno

Another Chapel Street favourite, Vero Moderno is a modern Italian restaurant, deli and bar within walking distance of Manchester City Centre. Promising a new approach to Italian dining (without a Bolognese, carbonara or lasagne in site), Vero Moderno delivered fresh, real food with a contemporary twist. Head down on a Tuesday night for two pizzas and a bottle of prosecco for £30!

Chapel Street, Salford, Lancs, M3 5JF

Where the Light Gets In

Becoming something of an institution since it opened in 2016, Where the Light Gets In create a dining experience like no other. There’s no menu here, just an eating experience shaped by the days harvest, catch and slaughter. Wine pairings are also available (and highly recommended).

7 Rostron Brow, Stockport, Greater Manchester

Xmas Markets

We know this is seasonal, but try finding a restaurant beginning with X in Greater Manchester…we’re not sure it exists. The Christmas Markets might only be around for two months of the year, but it’s enough time to discover the huge range of cuisine from all over the world. Try the Paella in Albert Square, the macarons on New Cathedral Street, and the Yorkshire pudding wraps on the Corn Exchange site. Oh, and don’t forget to indulge yourself in a Gluhwein or two.

Multiple locations, Manchester city centre

Yakisoba

Situated in the heart of Chorlton, Yakisoba invites visitors to sip, slurp, untangle, devour, indulge, toast and taste divine! Offering a variety of fusion cuisine all inspired from the Far East, visitors will be spoilt for choice, and are sure to be left extremely satisfied. Yang Sing is another favourite, serving exquisite dim sum and Cantonese cuisine in the centre of Manchester’s Chinatown.

360 Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton, Manchester, M21 8AZ
34 Princess Street, Manchester, M1 4JY

Zads

Zads is a vegan fast food haven. This game-changing restaurant offers all the fast food favourites for an ethical generation. Think everything from pizzas and garlic bread, to burgers and hot dogs. Don’t miss the desserts, and the incredibly delicious range of cupcakes on offer here either.

354 Barlow Moor Rd, Manchester M21 8AZ

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