Manchester Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Manchester

December 1, 2017 Harland Bartelt

Famed for its soccer team and music scene, which has produced the likes of the Smiths and Oasis, this center for sports and the arts is a down-to-earth and friendly city. The so-called Capital of the North has overcome industrial decline, bombing (in WWII and by the IRA) to become a confident and cosmopolitan city of well over two million. It is well served by a bus and light rail network. Top attractions include the Lowry art complex, arcade Affleck's Palace and Canal Street gay village.
Things to do in Manchester

1. Dougie's Caribbean Takeaway

180 Great Western Street, Manchester M14 4LH, England Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Caribbean, Fast Food, Jamaican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$31 - HK$63 +44 161 312 8836
Excellent
87%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 169 reviews

Dougie's Caribbean Takeaway

Dougy's Caribbean takeaway, a family business established in 1991 inspired by our mothers home style cooking and not fast food. A rare blend of Jamaican and English ingredients creating complimentary Jamaican and English meals with an extended menu to meet our ever growing diverse customer base. As well as our takeaway service, we provide outside catering for parties and functions, have extended the business to producing and distributing Jamaican patties throughout the North West and are contemplating a local Delivery service. In order to further improve our service we welcome any customer feedback. On behalf of the Douglas family and staff team, we Thank You for your continued support

Reviewed By Alan C

Patties and curried goat to die for. Great friendly service and reasonable price. I travel 15 miles just for a takeaway.

2. Zaytoon

352 Barlow Moor Road, Manchester M21 8AZ, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night +44 161 881 4448
Excellent
87%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 267 reviews

Zaytoon

Reviewed By Diane H - Manchester, United Kingdom

Visited this restaurant tonight for a retirement celebration. Our party took over this restaurant for the evening. What can I Say other than the food and service were excellent and beyond. Many thanks to you all at Zautoon. No wonder you have fantastic reviews.

3. Bar San Juan

56 Beech Road, Manchester M21 9EG, England Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Excellent
83%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 729 reviews

Bar San Juan

Bar San Juan will be closed for the festive period from 25th December and re-open 5th January.

Reviewed By Fidi I - Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom

Great like spot. Friendly. Buzzing. The food is just amazing. The beef cheeks are one one the finest things I have ever tasted. We shall return.

4. MyLahore

14-18 Wilmslow Road, Manchester M14 5TQ, England Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi Indian, Asian, British, Balti, Pakistani, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +44 161 248 8887
Excellent
84%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4 reviews

MyLahore

Welcome to MyLahore, a truly amazing eating experience. Inspired by the fantastic food and rich culture of the city of Lahore, we’ve been serving our guests our unique, freshly cooked dishes for over a decade.With a diverse range of delicious food we guarantee there’s something for everyone. Our extensive menu has sweet and savoury dishes from all around the world as well as our famous cakes and shakes. Whether you want to eat in or out, have a quiet lunch in one of our cafebars or a takeaway ordered online and delivered for a party, you’ll always get our awardwinning, first class service.Discover MyLahore today, we can’t wait to serve you.

Reviewed By razad2018 - Manchester, United Kingdom

A myriad of things that went wrong but mainly it was down to a lack of customer service. The customer service was dreadful and we were not treated equitably. The manager took our order and stated he would look after our table and then did a dissappearing act David Blaine would be proud of not to be seen again. We were given no condiments yet all other tables had them, we were also given 5 plates and 7 glasses yet there were 8 of us so the attention to detail was non existent. I had to ask for mayonnaise 3 times and eventually got it after the 4th attmept asking for it. We also asked for BBQ sauce numerous times and never received it. The trend of asking numerous times to get something continued as we had to ask for the bill 4 times and were made to wait 25 minutes for such a simple request before it was finally done. It is very disheartening and beggars belief that such an estabalished dinery can treat their customers with such disregard.

5. Umezushi

Unit 4 Mirabel Street | Unit 4, Manchester M3 1PJ, England Takeout, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$220 - HK$659 +44 161 832 1852
Excellent
79%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 482 reviews

Umezushi

Set in the heart of Manchester city centre, you will find our relaxed, intimate sushi bar offering an unparalleled dining experience through fresh, inspired creations. At the very core of our service offering is freshness and quality – in our ideas and our produce. Our skilled chefs are always striving to push the boundaries of the menu in innovative ways, to excite the palate of our customers and bring you Japanese dining at its very best. You can discover tempting hot dishes such as Taiwanese pork rice, Japanese Wagyu beef, daily special fish board. And choose from a plethora of sumptuous sides... While on the drinks menu, an impressive selection of beverages includes Japanese Koshu wines – probably their debut appearance in Manchester! We are happy to recommend, so please ask! Reservations highly recommended.

Reviewed By holidaysaregreat20 - Manchester, United Kingdom

Anyone who wants to sample Japanese food needs to eat here. The menu is amazing. The place is spotlessly clean. The staff are very knowledgeable. The dishes are so well presented. The fish is fresh and so delicious. I cannot wait to go back here.

6. Linda's Pantry

23 Ducie Street | near Piccadilly Station, Manchester M1 2JL, England Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Wifi, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$24 - HK$55 +44 161 236 4252
Excellent
76%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 201 reviews

Linda's Pantry

A little Gem of a place! A traditional English cafe with a speciality for home-cooked food. Linda's Pantry has been serving hot and cold food to eat in or take away for over 24 years in the last remaining Coaching House in Manchester City Centre, situated on the corner of Ducie Street, the opposite end to Piccadilly Railway Station on the canal side. Food is served from weekdays Mon-Fri 7.00am-4pm and Saturdays 8.00am-1.30pm. Whether you are looking to start the day with a full English breakfast or a couple rounds of toast and a mug of tea or coffee, or you are looking to have a hot cooked meal for lunch or just a Sandwich you will have plenty of choice as well as plenty of taste to satisfy the hungriest of customers!

Reviewed By Sandra C - Rotherham, United Kingdom

We ate with the local builders after deciding to go for a cheap full English. Was great food in an interesting old building. About to be demolished though in the next few weeks, so get there quickly! And leave your coat on, there's no heating!

7. Veeno

14 Brazennose Street | 2 Albert Square, Manchester M2 6LW, England Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards Wine Bar, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks HK$55 - HK$275 +44 161 839 6742
Excellent
77%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 899 reviews

Veeno

Veeno is an Italian Wine Café based in the UK serving our family produced Sicilian wines & authentic Italian spuntini. All of our wines come from our award-winning family vineyard in Sicily where 3 generations of our family have produced wine. This allows us to ensure the highest quality from the grape to the glass. We source all our cold meat cuts, breads and cheeses from Italy too.

Reviewed By David S - Manchester, United Kingdom

Absolutely fantastic food and wine ,we spent three hours here for a selezione wine tasting experience .Seda the general manger couldn’t do enough for us her knowledge of the wines was amazing and she made my wife and I feel very at home . We will definitely be going back .

8. Ziya Asian Grill

65-67 Wilmslow Road | Rusholme, Manchester M14 5TB, England Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Indian, Street Food, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$165 - HK$330 +44 161 257 2010
Excellent
79%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 979 reviews

Ziya Asian Grill

Our beautiful restaurant shines a new light on authentic Indian cuisine bringing an exciting combination of amazing flavours and colourful presentation to satisfy every taste.

Reviewed By bill a - Manchester, United Kingdom

Absolutely brilliant. Went due to a Group On voucher offer. Had the set Asian afternoon tea. The waitress was great. Very helpful. The food was marvellous and the venue was clean. I checked out the food the other diners were having off the a la carte menu and it also looked good. I will definitely go again.

9. Fazenda Rodizio Bar & Grill

The Avenue, Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3AP, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Steakhouse, Brazilian, South American, Halal, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$220 - HK$385 +44 161 207 1183
Excellent
79%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Fazenda Rodizio Bar & Grill

FESTIVE SEASON OPENING TIMES:<br><br>Please note that we are closed all day on Christmas day and for lunch on Boxing Day. We are also closed on New Year&apos;s Day all day, reopening on the 3rd of January at 17:00. <br><br>Kind regards,<br><br>Fazenda Management Team

Reviewed By Steven H

Today we have had the best time. My brother's 50th, the staff, service and food was amazing. Totally recommended. The lamb, pork and steak were incredible. Has to turn away more food as ate far too much haha. Brilliant and will be back

10. Federal Cafe & Bar

9 Nicholas Croft | 9 Nicholas Croft, M4 1EY, Manchester, Greater Manchester, England, Manchester M4 1EY, England Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Healthy, Australian, New Zealand, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast +44 161 425 0974
Excellent
77%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 868 reviews

Federal Cafe & Bar

NZ/Australian Cafe/Restaurant in Manchester&apos;s Northern Quarter. Independently owned, serving Ozone coffee, speciality teas, delicious all day brunch, bagels and homemade cakes.

Reviewed By andrewgrantScotland - Fochabers, United Kingdom

Awesome, full flavoured brunch, with a warm, casual style, superb friendly service and perfect to set up your day after the bight before. Breakfast specials and the yogurt granola is not to be missed.

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