While Manchester is well known for its art, music and culture, one of the city’s biggest secrets is its culinary scene. From street vendors in the Northern Quarter to the high-class restaurants of Spinningfields, you are sure to find delicious food wherever you go and on any budget. With so much food to try we have a couple top picks to suit every mood:
Few restaurants can compete with beauty and tastes of Tattu – a modern Chinese dining experience that fuses the flavours and cultures of Eastern cooking with many unique elements of western dining. The restaurant was founded by two brothers with the goal to bring something unique and exciting to the UK culinary scene and it’s easy to see that they’ve achieved their goal. If you’re looking to impress then a booking at Tattu is sure to do it.
Great Food At A Great Price: Almost Famous
Every city has a few contenders for the best burger but Manchester’s Almost Famous stands out from the pack with its irresistible offering of delicious dishes, a cool ‘no-frills’ style and reasonable pricing. While it’s quickly becoming the worst-kept secret in Manchester (with around 20,000 beef patties sold every week), Almost Famous is a 100% homegrown hero and many Mancs will claim that a burger from Almost Famous is the true taste of the city. If you fancy a great night out and a mouth-watering meal, this is where you need to be.
Something Different: Sapporo Teppanyaki
A stone’s throw from Hilton Tower and the Museum of Science and Industry, Sapporo Teppanyaki is an authentic Teppanyaki in the heart of Manchester that is both a delicious treat and a completely unique experience for diners. You’ll be able to enjoy many traditional Japanese dishes, including a range of hot dishes, sushi and noodles, cooking at your table in the traditional style of Teppanyaki. The restaurant also boasts a sleek modern style that’s immediately impressive, perfect for a memorable meal or even celebrating a special event.
Quick Eats: Northern Soul Grilled Cheese
A Manchester favourite and famous host to Man vs Food guru Adam Richman, Northern Soul Grilled Cheese started with a small shack in the Northern Quarter selling gourmet grilled cheeses at fast food prices and has exploded in recent years. By combing flavours from around the world, a smorgasbord of cheeses and a typically northern work ethic, Northern Soul Grilled Cheese’s owner, Dan Place, has conquered Manchester and created a local delicacy. When you’re buying lunch in the city there’s only one restaurant to visit.
Night Out Nibbles: Crazy Pedros Pizza Parlour
The Manchester prince of pizza perfection, Crazy Pedros Pizza Parlour is the perfect pit stop for anyone partying in the city. Offering pizza by the slice, the several Crazy Pedros locations look like a mix of New York dive bars and eighties underground discos. With pizza toppings ranging from the ordinary margarita to the extraordinary chippy tea (which includes sausage, chips, mushy peas and curry sauce) it’s easy to see why Mancs like to end a drinking session with a visit to the pizza parlour. You can even eat during the day when children are welcome, and prices are reasonable compared to other pizza brands.