Manchester is consistently rated as one of the UK’s best places to live as well as to visit, and it’s the sign of a good restaurant that it tends to be visited by locals and tourists alike. With so many options to choose from across the sprawling city, your taste-buds will be spoiled for choice when visiting Manchester, but there are a number of establishments that are always sure-fire hits.
Manchester’s multicultural population means it’s home to a wide variety of authentic world cuisine, but that doesn’t mean you’ll have to search far and wide for traditional British food either. One of the city’s most popular restaurants in this regard is Ashoka, easily found in the city centre, which can be ideal for a business lunch, romantic dinner or larger group booking. The food – a mix of English and Indian delicacies – is all cooked fresh to order, and if you’re eating as part of a larger group, you could even arrange for a private dining room.
Elsewhere in the city centre, you could enjoy great scenery with your meals when dining at Barbiroll, located on the waterfront. Featuring live entertainment on many nights, this restaurant transforms depending whether you visit by day or night – from a quiet place to enjoy a business lunch within close proximity to the city’s commercial districts to a lively nightspot to enjoy food and drink with friends.
If you are interested in dancing the night away after your meal however, you could find yourself even better catered for at Boutzouki By Night – a nightclub that serves excellent three course Greek meals before unleashing its livelier side later in the night. By day, this venue is also well suited to corporate events, thanks to its large display screen and internet facilities.
Of course, sometimes it’s not the view or the entertainment that draws people to restaurants, and you’ll find it even easier to track down the best restaurants in Manchester serving your favourite type of cuisine. Whether it’s tucking into Brazilian steaks and other barbecued meats at Bem Brasil steakhouse, accompanied by a delicious cocktail, feasting on tapas and Spanish cuisine at Grado, or sampling a variety of authentic Japanese dishes at Sapporo Teppanyaki, your culinary trip to the ‘Capital of the North’ won’t have to break the bank when you book cheap tickets to Manchester before setting off on your journey.