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We've compiled our list of the best restaurants in Manchester from the reviews submitted by Restaurants Of Manchester's team of Trusted Reviewers.

Unlike other websites offering Manchester restaurant reviews, our secret questionnaire is more complex with each restaurant being reviewed on 100 different criteria which also takes into account value-for-money, as well as the food, service, decor and ambience.

Restaurants can not pay for positive reviews and we do not show them the criteria they are being scored on.

Of course, all reviews are only a reflection of individual experiences or specific visits and we're always looking for more Trusted Reviewers to ensure our list of Best Manchester Restaurants remains reflective. If you are a well travelled foodie, and would like to become a Trusted Reviewer, contact us here.

You can also find the best restaurants in Manchester listed by cuisine.

 

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Key: 5 stars = World Class!   4 stars = Fantastic   3 stars = Good   2 stars = OK   1 star = Poor
Cost of meal for 2 = Average cost of 3 course a la carte dinner for 2 people + service charge
Michelin Star = Michelin Stars Awarded   AA Rosette = AA Rosettes Awarded
available to book online = Available to book online

 
Best Restaurant in Manchester - Simon Rogan at The French Best Restaurant in Manchester - Simon Rogan at The French
Best Restaurant in Manchester - Simon Rogan at The French
Having triumphed in the final of the BBC's Great British Menu 2016, Mancunian chef Adam Reid takes over the reigns at the historic dining room of The Midland Hotel. A choice of six or nine course Tasting Menus showcase modern British dishes which use only the very best seasonal produce available. It has remained the Pride Of Manchester Award-winning "Best Restaurant in Manchester" since opening in February 2013.
Cost of meal for 2 = £90+ 3 AA Rosettes
4.5 stars

Best Manchester Restaurants - Manchester House Best Restaurants Manchester - Manchester House
Best Restaurants in Manchester - Manchester House
Living Ventures' £3m fine-dining restaurant located on the second floor of a non-descript office block in Spinningfields. Head Chef Nathaniel Tofan, promoted in November 2017, serves up truly Mancunian informal, funky fine dining with entertaining dishes. An afternoon tea with matching cocktails is served in the stunning lounge bar, ten floors higher. An intimate chef's table gives you an up close experience of the 24 chefs for just 76 covers. Opened in 2013 and featured in the BBC TV series "Restaurant Wars".
Cost of meal for 2 = £125+  
4.5 stars

Key: 5 stars = World Class!   4 stars = Fantastic   3 stars = Good   2 stars = OK   1 star = Poor

Restaurants of Manchester - Masons Manchester Hall
Restaurants of Manchester - Masons Manchester Hall
3 ~ Masons   British  
Located next to Spinningfields and the Opera House, on the ground floor of the stunning Manchester Hall, this cosy restaurant serves up exceptional high quality, yet fantastic value for money, fine-dining twists on traditional British dishes, made with locally sourced ingredients, from breakfast meetings to romantic evening meals. Located inside the former Freemasons Hall, you’ll notice a few nods to the building’s past in the plush interior.

Cost of meal for 2 with wine = £70 + 10%

 
4 stars

Best Restaurants Manchester ~ Grafene
Best Restaurants Manchester ~ Grafene
4 ~ Grafene   British   click here to Book Online
Opened in July 2016 on the quiet thoroughfare between King Street and Chapel Walks, this fantastic fine dining restaurant and creative cocktail bar offers a modern take on British cuisine with chef Ben Mounsey taking over the kitchen in February 2018. Formerly Head Chef at 2 AA Rosette The Lawns at Thornton Hall, and Sous Chef at Michelin Star Fraiche in Birkenhead and 2 Michelin Star Andre in Singapore, he has taken the menu to another level with a la carte, tasting menus and British Tapas options.
Cost of meal for 2 = £90 + 10%  
4 stars

Best Restaurants Manchester ~ Tattu
Best Restaurants Manchester ~ Tattu
5 ~ Tattu   Chinese   click here to Book Online
Opened in Spinningfields in April 2015, this incredibly stunning Oriental restaurant takes its influence from different styles of body art, and this is reflected in everything from the captivating Edwin Pickett designed interior to the expertly crafted Andrew Lassetter created menu. Both the Head Chef and Head Dim Sum Chef have been sourced from London's renowned Hakkasan Group and the whole dining experience is, without doubt, one of the best in Manchester city centre.
Cost of meal for 2 = £85 + 10%  
4 stars

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Best Restaurants in Manchester - Second Floor Brasserie at Harvey Nichols Manchester
Best Restaurants in Manchester - Second Floor Brasserie at Harvey Nichols Manchester
This relaxed yet stylish restaurant, bar, food market and wine shop inside Harvey Nichols Manchester offers all-day dining, overlooking the expansive views of Exchange Square. The fashionable and tasty modern-European style menu has seen the restaurant awarded an AA Rosette and popular regular tasting nights and special events give you plenty of reasons to keep revisiting. Within Manchester's main shopping area, it is next to the Arena and Royal Exchange.
Cost of meal for 2 with wine = £65 + 10% 1 AA Rosette
4 stars

Chinese Restaurants in Manchester ~ Ocean Treasure
Chinese Restaurants in Manchester ~ Ocean Treasure
After residing for eight years inside the Manchester235 casino, "the best Chinese restaurant in Manchester" have relocated across the road, to the first floor of their sister restaurant Sakana Pan Asian. Executive Head Chef 'Milky Boy', who has led the kitchen team since its inception, has stepped up the menu, whilst retaining the restaurant's famous signature dishes, keeping a focus on healthy eating Cantonese dishes with extensive seafood, vegetarian, vegan, wheat free, gluten free and Halal menus.
Cost of meal for 2 = £65+  
4 stars

Best Manchester Restaurants - La Bandera Manchester Best Restaurants in Manchester - La Bandera Manchester
Best Restaurants Manchester - La Bandera Manchester
This authentic family ran Spanish restaurant is already popular with the footballers of Manchester United and Manchester City despite opening quietly under the radar in December 2014. Executive Chef Josetxo Arrieta hails from a background which includes two 3 Star Michelin restaurants in San Sebastian, (Restaurante Akelarre and Restaurante Martín Berasategui) and the 2 Star Michelin Restaurante La Galupein in Urt, France. The menu changes daily and covers many Spanish favourites, including tapas and rice dishes, alongside fresh fish and meat.
Cost of meal for 2 = £70+  
4 stars

Best Indian Restaurants Manchester - Asha's Manchester
Best Indian Restaurants Manchester - Asha's Manchester
Legendary Bollywood singer and cook, Asha Bhosle (who inspired the Cornershop hit "Brimful of Asha"), opened her first Modern Indian restaurant in Dubai back in 2002, spawning ten further branches in Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Birmingham and, since 2015, this stunning £2m high-end restaurant on Peter Street, Manchester. Spread over two floors, it is sultrily lit with boudoir-style drapings, gold finishings and deep okras, whilst the menu offers classic curries, tandoor kebabs and creative dishes, all created using spices which are grinded using Asha's family's traditional Masala recipe.
Cost of meal for 2 = £65+  
4 stars

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Best Manchester Restaurants - Australasia Manchester
Best Restaurants in Manchester - Australasia Manchester
Best Restaurants Manchester - Australasia Manchester
This very stylish Pacific Rim restaurant from Knutsford's Living Ventures group offers a fantastic choice of sushi, sashimi and tempura dishes. The menu combines modern Australian cuisine with Pacific Rim flavours underpinned by European cooking traditions, a blend of Indonesian, Southeast Asian influences and Australia's strong ties with Japan are reflected. Located underneath the Armani store in Spinningfields, you enter via a glass pyramid on Deansgate.
Cost of meal for 2 = £90+  
4 stars

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Best Restaurants Manchester ~ Wood
Best Restaurants Manchester ~ Wood
Opened in August 2017, MasterChef 2015 winner Simon Wood's first restaurant offers unintimidating high end dining with a creative menu that delivers playful authenticity. Located in the new First Street development, next to HOME, The Bridgewater Hall and Palace Theatre, the kitchen is headed up by talented former Grenache owner chef Mike Jennings.
Cost of meal for 2 = £90  
4 stars

Best Manchester Restaurants - James Martin Manchester Best Restaurants Manchester - James Martin Manchester
Best Restaurants in Manchester - James Martin Manchester
A stunning restaurant from BBC TV's Saturday Kitchen host James Martin, one of Britain’s top celebrity chefs, located inside the plush Manchester 235 casino. Delicious British dishes, steaks and desserts showcase the Yorkshireman's signature style, which is evident throughout the menu with each meal crafted using only the finest seasonal and locally sourced ingredients.
Cost of meal for 2 = £80+  
4 stars

Key: 5 stars = World Class!   4 stars = Fantastic   3 stars = Good   2 stars = OK   1 star = Poor

Best Restaurants Manchester ~ Scene Indian Kitchen
Best Restaurants Manchester ~ Scene Indian Kitchen
Opened in Spinningfields to rapturous reviews in April 2015, this stunning restaurant offers Halal dishes inspired by the street food vendors of India, Pakistan and Southern Asia. The specialties and signature dishes from the theatrical open planned kitchen are made using a variety of cooking styles, recipes and methods from the different regions, with an emphasis on sharing plates. The homestyle Desi Dhaba, an authentic Indian way of cooking, is a speciality, served in a hot metal balti. Private dining and an outdoor veranda with Shisha is also available.
Cost of meal for 2 = £55+  
3.5 stars

Best Manchester Restaurants - Vermilion Manchester Best Restaurants in Manchester - Vermilion Manchester
Best Restaurants Manchester - Vermilion Manchester
~ 3 miles / 10 mins drive from Manchester ~
~ 12 mins walk to Etihad Campus Metrolink / 8 mins journey from Manchester Piccadilly ~
The out-of-this-world £4.5 million Thai influenced Asian fusion restaurant near the Etihad Stadium in Miles Platting, just 10 mins taxi ride from Piccadilly Station, is the most spectacular restaurant and bar to have ever opened in Manchester. Like something out of a James Bond movie, the incredibly impressive dining arena is without doubt one of the best in Europe and was designed by Miguel Cancio Martins, the design house behind the famous Buddha Bar in Paris, the Alain Ducasse Crystal restaurant in Marrakech and Johnny Depp, Sean Penn, John Malkovich and Mick Hucknall's Man Ray in Paris.
Cost of meal for 2 = £65 + 10%  
3.5 stars

European Restaurants Manchester - Elnecot
European Restaurants Manchester - Elnecot
This casual neighbourhood bar and restaurant opened in September 2017 in the upcoming Ancoats area of the Northern Quarter. Called after the original name of the historic area, the Industrial Revolution is reflected throughout, from the furniture to the menu, with all ingredients sourced from within a few miles of the restaurant. Chef owner Michael Clay's menu focuses on small plates and a weekend brunch.
Cost of meal for 2 = £40+  
3.5 stars

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Best Italian Restaurants Manchester - Rosso Manchester Best Italian Restaurants in Manchester - Rosso Manchester
Best Manchester Italian Restaurants - Rosso Manchester
16 ~ Rosso   Italian   click here to Book Online
Rio Ferdinand's plush Italian restaurant and celebrity haunt stands proudly at the top of Manchester's prestigious King Street, just round the corner from The Royal Exchange, in a stunning 120-year-old Grade II listed building. Given the number of Rolls Royces and supercars that sit outside, you'll not be surprised to find a menu of top quality ingredients and fine wines, alongside a wide selection of pizzas, pastas, steaks and freshly prepared fish dishes, including some named after the Manchester United legend himself.
Cost of meal for 2 = £80 + 10%  
3.5 stars

Best Restaurants Manchester ~ Brasserie ABode
Best Restaurants Manchester ~ Brasserie ABode
The Abode Manchester hotel is home to the first Brasserie Abode in the UK, offering a more relaxed, informal, yet sophisticated, dining experience to the Michael Caines restaurant which it replaces. Having undergone an expensive makeover, the stylish cocktail bar on the ground floor leads down to the plush basement restaurant where you can enjoy a selection of fish, meat, salad, pasta and egg dishes, together with half a dozen oysters, fresh seafood, a Plat Du Jour and one of the best Sunday roasts in Manchester.
Cost of meal for 2 = £65 + 10% 2 AA Rosettes
3.5 stars

Best Manchester Restaurants - Mr Coopers Manchester
Best Restaurants in Manchester - Mr Coopers Manchester
A multitude of different dining settings under one roof, this incredible value-for-money casual dining restaurant inside the plush Midland Hotel offers a unique setting with an inside garden, birdhouses, a gazebo, cascading wall of plants and even a 30ft tree. Combining modern touches with the history and heritage of Mr Cooper himself, whose house and famous gardens sat on the site back in 1819.
Cost of meal for 2 = £50 + 10% 2 AA Rosettes
3.5 stars

Fusion Restaurants Manchester - Albert's Shed Manchester
European Restaurants Manchester - Albert's Shed Manchester
This remarkable value-for-money Castlefield restaurant was opened in 2004 and has remained a Mancunian food and drink institution ever since. Still family-ran, it is named after the uncle of owner Jim Ramsbottom, who used to store his tools in the original canalside stable block as they converted the adjacent Dukes 92 together. Today, quality British dishes, with additional favourites from Italy and around the globe, together with a great Sunday lunch, are served in a sharp, modern space with one of Manchester's most beautiful summer terraces. It's just a short walk through the heritage zone to The Opera House and a pleasant stroll along the canal to both The Bridgewater Hall and Old Trafford.
Cost of meal for 2 = £55+  
3.5 stars

Best Restaurants Manchester ~ Menagerie
Best Restaurants Manchester ~ Menagerie
Best Restaurants Manchester ~ Menagerie
20 ~ Menagerie   American    click here to Book Online
Opened in August 2016, this American fine dining restaurant, close to Spinningfields, introduces experience at every level through beautiful bespoke cocktails, carefully crafted dishes, and live performances showcasing dancers, acrobats, singers, musicians, drag acts, burlesque artists, and contortionists on the catwalk in the middle of the restaurant. Dishes offer a U.S. interpretation of mainly Japanese dishes like Tempura Sea Bass, Open Temaki Tacos, Torched Scallop Aburi, and Sashimi Grade Tuna, alongside sushi boxes, gourmet burgers, steaks, and seafood.
Cost of meal for 2 with wine = £65 + 10%  
3.5 stars

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The Most Popular Restaurants on Restaurants Of Manchester
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Key: 5 stars = World Class!   4 stars = Fantastic   3 stars = Good   2 stars = OK   1 star = Poor
1
Italian
Rosso 3.5 stars
2
British
Grafene 4 star reviews
3
British
James Martin Manchester 4 star reviews
4
Chinese
Tattu 4 star reviews
5
British
Manchester House 4.5 stars
6
International
Mr Cooper's 3.5 stars
7
Italian
Don Giovanni 2.5 stars
8
British
Rosylee 2.5 stars
9
Japanese
Cottonopolis 3.5 stars
10
British
Pier Eight 3.5 stars
11
British
Adam Reid at The French 4.5 stars
12
International
Artisan 3.5 stars
13
Chinese
Ocean Treasure 4 star reviews
14
British
1761 Manchester 3.5 stars
15
British
Wood Manchester 4 star reviews
16
Indian
Asha's Manchester 4 star reviews
17
Japanese
Sakana Pan-Asian 3 stars
18
Thai
Vermilion 3.5 stars
19
British
TNQ Restaurant & Bar 3 stars
20
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Laundrette ~ Manchester Not reviewed
 

 

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