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Top 10 Restaurants in Manchester

With Manchester now regarded as one of the UK's top dining destinations, the TGtM food experts have chosen their pick of the city's best restaurants.

From luxurious brasseries to celeb hot spots, take your pick from some of our favourite eateries...


Location: Spring Gardens

Cuisine: Italian

Price: Main meals from £8.00

About: Owned by footballer Rio Ferdinand, Rosso lies at the centre of both the corporate and recreational hub of the city. Since opening its doors in 2009, Russo has earned itself a reputation as one of city's finest eateries and although the food may be exclusive, the prices certainly aren't. 

Address: 43 Spring Gardens, Manchester, M2 2BG

Telephone: 0161 832 1400

Mr Cooper's House and Garden

Location: City Centre

Cuisine: European

Price: Two courses £19.00

About: Cooked with flair and served in unique surroundings, Mr Cooper's provides a multitude of different dining settings under one roof. Whether lounging in the garden amongst the greenery, sipping cocktails in the library or relaxing with friends in the study the menu promises to be just as diverse as the setting. 

Address: Peter Street, Manchester, M60 2DS 

Telephone: 0161 932 4128 

Glasshouse Restaurant

Location: City Centre

Cuisine: European

Price: Main meals from £12.50

About: The impressive design of the Glasshouse Restaurant blends magnificent space, angular lines, mirrors and coloured glass with intimate rounded leather booths. Choose from the daily Table d'Hote Menu for £23.95 per person for 3 courses with a glass of wine (available 7 days a week), or let your taste buds experience an exotic range of dishes offered on the seasonal A La Carte Menu.

Address: 70 Shudehill, Manchester, M4 4AF

Telephone: 0871 423 4942

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Manchester House

Location: Spinningfields

Cuisine: European

Price: Main meals from £25.00

About: Located on Level 12 of Tower Twelve in Spinningfields, Manchester House is the perfect place to dine while soaking up the scenery. With stunning panoramic views of Manchester’s skyline and a dramatic monochromatic interior, Manchester House is a superb retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Address: 18-22 Bridge Street, Manchester, M3 3BZ 

Telephone: 0161 835 2557


Location: Spinningfields

Cuisine: Australian, with Indonesian and Southeast Asian influences

Price: Main meals from £13.50

About: Sleek, stylish and sexy, Australasia is unlike any other restaurant that Manchester has to offer. Overseen by award winning chef and former young Australian chef of the year, Paul Greening, the menu predominantly consists of Modern Australian cuisine, hints of Pacific Rim flavour and a whisper of Southeast Asian influences.

Address: 1 Spinningfield Way, Manchester, M3 3AP

Telephone: 0161 831 0288

James Martin

Location: Deansgate

Cuisine: British

Price: Main meals from £13.50

About: James Martin Manchester is a spectacular 170-seat restaurant owned by one of Britain’s top celebrity chefs. James’ classic British style is evident throughout the menu, each dish is beautifully crafted using only the finest seasonal and locally sourced ingredients from across the UK.

Address: 2 Watson Street, Manchester, M3 4LP

Telephone: 0161 828 0345

63 Degrees

Location: Northern Quarter

Cuisine: French

Price: Main meals from £14.80

About: 63 Degrees is an intimate family run restaurant, specialising in modern French cuisine. The restaurant hopes to dispel the snobby image associated with French dining and aims to provide a low key environment where diners can share new taste experiences and enjoy fine dining without formality.

Address: 20 Church Street, Manchester, M41PN

Telephone: 0161 832 6493

Chaophraya Manchester

Location: City Centre

Cuisine: Thai

Price: Main meals from £9.95

About: Chaophraya is an opulent Thai restaurant famed for its authentic cuisine and glamorous interior. Using only the finest and freshest ingredients, Chaophraya's chefs create beautiful dishes from each region of Thailand. Diners can choose from either indulgent set menus or the Chefs’ impressive signature creations.

Address: 19 Chapel Walks, Manchester, M2 1HN

Telephone: 0161 832 8342

Marco's New York Italian Restaurant

Location: MediaCityUK 

Cuisine: American Italian

Price: Main meals from £12.50

About: Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Marco Pierre White's New York Italian Restaurant boasts an array of mouthwatering dishes from Italian sharing platters, fresh fish, homemade pizza and pasta to New York favourites such as succulent steaks, burgers and Marcos tasty BBQ ribs. It is an all day dining venue making it the perfect place to enjoy lunch, dinner or to call in for a drink or snack.

Address: Salford, Manchester, M50 2EQ

Telephone: 0871 423 4847

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Michael Caines @ ABode

Location: Piccadilly

Cuisine: European

Price: Main meals from £18.00

About: Located in the atmospheric lower level dining room of the ABode hotel, Michael Caines serves some of the best food in the city. The exciting and innovative European menu utilises the best local and regional produce and ingredients from Manchester, and the surrounds. Reservations are highly recommended. 

Address: 107 Piccadilly, Manchester, M1 2DB

Telephone: 0161 200 5678

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