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Al Fresco Dining Manchester | Al Fresco Restaurants

Al Fresco Dining Manchester

Fancy a spot of Al Fresco Dining in Manchester? From panoramic rooftops and sun-drenched patios to picturesque terraces, here's our pick of Manchester's finest al fresco dining hot spots.

When the suns shining, the world and his wife scramble to occupy every single courtyard and beer garden in sight. To help you on your al fresco quest we've rounded up our favourite restaurants with outdoor seating in the city.

From riverside retreats to breezy rooftops, take your pick from our definitive list of al fresco dining in Manchester below…

The Oast House

Location: Spinningfields

About: Situated in the heart of Spinningfields, this country style pub is famous for its lively beer garden, well stocked cellar of cask-conditioned ales and deli-style menu with rotisserie and barbecue. On a sunny afternoon nothing quite beets a pint and some hot smoked food, straight off the grill.

Amenities: Spacious patio complete with picnic benches and canopies. Expect an abundance of live musical entertainment throughout the summer. 

Address: Crown Square, Manchester, M3 3AY

Telephone: 0161 829 3830

Grand Pacific

Location: Spinningfields

About: Escape down-under this summer at Manchester's Grand Pacific. This stylish Australian inspired bar and restaurant is the perfect antidote to stuffy fine dining attitudes. The Modern Australian menu combines flavours from Europe, Indonesia and Southeast Asia to create unqiue dishes.

Amenities: With a stunning canopied roof garden, Grand Pacific promises a refreshing retreat from the hustle and bustle of the streets below. 

Address: 50 Spring Gardens, Manchester M2 1EN

Telephone: 0161 831 0288

Restaurant Bar & Grill

Location: Spinningfields

About: Restaurant Bar & Grill's terrace offers al fresco dining away from the hustle and bustle of Manchester. With an emphasis on classic and inspired seasonal cooking, amazing steaks and brilliant cocktails to match, this is the perfect upmarket al fresco destination.

Amenities: A state of the art retractable awning keeps diners dry while heaters and blankets are a cute and cosy touch for those chilly evenings after the sun goes down. 

Address: 14 John Dalton Street, Manchester, M2 6JR

Telephone: 0161 839 1999

Dukes 92

Location: Castlefield

About: An informal and airy space, Dukes 92 is home to a grill restaurant, canalside terrace and balcony overlooking the canal basin. As well as a full a la carte menu Dukes Grill also serve a delicious array of pizzas, sandwiches and salads. 

Amenities: Stylish courtyard scattered with tables, chairs and canopies.

Address: 18 Castle Street, Manchester, M3 4LZ

Telephone: 0161 839 3522


Location: Canal Street

About: Weather permitting, customers have the choice to dine al fresco, canalside. Serving up a combination of excellent food and chilled out music, diners can stop by for a soup and sandwich lunch, small plate selection, a pizza or classic British comfort food with a twist. 

Amenities: Dotted with tables and chairs, sit outside and enjoy pavement dining in one of the city's most vibrant locations.

Address: 2 Canal Street, Manchester, M1 3HE

Telephone: 0161 236 9003

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