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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

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

Restaurant Bar & Grill

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

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

Velvet

Velvet

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

Zouk Tea Bar & Grill

Zouk Tea Bar & Grill

Location: Chester Street

About: Zouk Tea Bar & Grill is a new generation Indian and Pakistani restaurant. You might want to take advantage of their outside terrace and shisha lounge complete with authentic Egyptian tobaccos. With heating and sumptuous decor, it’s perfect all year round, whatever the British weather has to throw at us. 

Amenities: Sheltered outside area suitable for all weather conditions, decked with stylish furniture and heaters with shisha available.

Address: 5, The Quadrangle, Chester Street, Manchester M1 5QS

Telephone: 0161 233 1090

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