British cuisine may not be highly celebrated around the world, however any foreign visitor to our city can not fail to be impressed by the food on offer at some of the finest restaurants in Manchester.
In fact, for a region that produced the Bury Black Pudding, Lancashire Hotpot, Corned Beef Hash, Eccles Cake, Manchester Tart and Vimto, it's no surprise to learn that some of Britian's top chefs have come from Manchester.
There's lots of British restaurants in Manchester to choose from, each serving their own unique modern interpretations of the region's classic dishes.
There's plenty of fine dining restaurants in Manchester offering superb English cuisine in plush environments.
From exclusive hotel restaurants to award-winning bistro's, celebrity chef's and pub grub, there's something for everyone in Manchester.
Fantastic intimate fine dining restaurant in a converted Victorian cottage. The menu is inspired by historical British dishes, created using modern techniques which chefs Laurence Tottingham & Mary-Ellen McTague perfected working for Heston Blumenthal
2 AA Rosette accredited restaurant, set in the grand surroundings of the former Reform Club, which offers classic British dishes, all produced with a unique contemporary twist. This is one of the most spectacular restaurants in Manchester with an eclectic mix of antique furniture, statues and huge retro lampshades, it's close to the shops and Royal Exchange Theatre
Excellent 2 AA Rosette fine-dining restaurant at Harvey Nichols Manchester, next to Manchester Arena, offering fantastic views over Shambles Square, The Triangle, Manchester Cathedral and The Printworks.
Fresh seafood restaurant and oyster bar, just off Albert Square and opposite the Town Hall. Arguably boasting the most impressive restaurant entrance in Manchester, the grand surroundings are matched by an impressive oyster bar and an extensive ethically sourced fish menu.
spectacular new branch from the longest-established
restaurant group in Britian opened in Spring Gardens
in January 2011, building upon its reputation
for delivering great food, blending classic and
modern dishes. One of the most impressive dining
arenas in Manchester has finally found its calling
with this great brasserie.
Located within the newly refurbished four star boutique Macdonald Townhouse Hotel on Portland Street, just a short walk from The Palace Theatre, Bridgewater Hall and Gay Village, this stylish new brasserie offers a versatile dining space to enjoy top-quality seasonal produce turned into locally inspired modern British dishes.
Located within the 5 star Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel in Manchester's most celebrated building, the historic Free Trade Hall, the stylish British restaurant offers a mood of understated luxury on the doorstep of Manchester Central, The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester Opera House and The Palace Theatre
Very popular restaurant
offering a fulsome nod to the classic, yet glorious steak, alongside the freshest of produce from the sea. With a menu that includes Wagyu Kobe Beef, Grilled Lobster, Ostrich Fillet, Chateaubriand, Sashimi Tuna, Rope Grown British Mussels and a great selection of salads, it's not hard to see why this is one of the busiest restaurants in Manchester.
pub and restaurant in the Northern Quarter, opposite
the Arndale Market, which serves delicious English
dishes made with locally sourced ingredients.
As the name suggests it is the most 'English'
of venues with leather sofas, bookshelves, prints
on the walls and lots of dark wood setting the
tone over 2 floors and is famed for one of the
best Sunday lunches in Manchester.
Living Ventures' new kid on the block opened in March 2011 just off Piccadilly Gardens in the classy premises that were previously Grado. The sister branch to The Grill On The Alley offers a fulsome nod to the classic, yet glorious, steak, alongside of which runs a healthy obsession with the freshest of produce from the seas.
The biggest world buffet in Europe, which serves up to a whopping 700 guests at any one time. Located on Deansgate near the MEN Arena and the shops, this plush restaurant opened in May 2011 offering over 300 freshly made dishes from around the world that include English, Italian, Mediterranean, Cajun, Tex Mex, Thai, Indian, Chinese, Japanese and more
Previously known as Obsidian, the restaurant below the Arora Hotel on the edge of Chinatown, with its highly-celebrated cocktail bar, serves honest, simple, seasonal, carefully sourced, reasonably priced British food with an emphasis on steaks, fresh fish and seafood. Opened October 2011
Homely British restaurant next to The Royal Exchange Theatre opened by Coronation Street star Jennie McAlpine and partner Chris Farr in December 2012. Described as 'The Rovers Return meets The Ivy', the menu offers traditional English food and classic modern dishes, with an emphasis on local Mancunian specialities, alongside afternoon teas.
Vibrant, contemporary British restaurant which opened in July 2012 at the top of one of Manchester's most unique buildings, Urbis, the home of the National Football Museum. Headed up by TV chef Frank Bordoni and local Executive Chef Paul Riley, the bright restaurant, formerly The Modern, serves seasonal British food with global influences
Genting Casino's stylish new restaurant uses an enclosed Josper Grill to produce a distinctive style of cooking, utilising the heat produced by the charcoal to maintain a high cooking temperature of 1000°F which greatly enhances the flavour of the steaks and many seafood dishes, infusing them with a unique smoky BBQ flavour.
Located in Manchester's landmark Hilton hotel, this cosmopolitan restaurant offers discreet banquette seating, dim lighting and crisp linen tablecloths, giving it an old school New York vibe. An impressive setting for any occasion, the kitchen is headed up by David Gale, Manchester Chef of the Year 2010 and a strong supporter of local produce, which is reflected in the dishes he creates
Family ran restaurant, bar and upmarket tea rooms next to Kendals House Of Fraser. Opened in December 2011, a restaurant was added in August 2012 at the cost of over £120,000 with Head Chef Rod Francis producing the kind of classic British and French dishes he was famed for previously at Lounge 10. Afternoon teas and Sunday lunches complement the a la carte menu
Opened in May 2012, this vintage inspired British restaurant and gin bar underneath the railway arches on Whitworth Street West offers a taste of local, regionally sourced and artisan produce, accompanied by an impressive selection of drinks, all set to a relaxed jazz, swing and blues soundtrack
Stunning traditional British canalside pub opened in Castlefield, July 2012, by quality local operator Brunning & Price. Two floors of hidden alcoves, galleries and and an outside dining area with views over the canal basin make this one of the most beautiful places to dine in the city centre. As well as a large boules court, it also boasts 12 cask ales, over 50 wines and 100 malt whiskies.
This fantastic British restaurant inside The Lowry Theatre and Art Gallery is open at lunchtimes and pre-show, seven days a week. The impressive cooking, seasonal menu and spectacular view complements the great design of the building in which it's located.
A huge family-friendly entertainment complex located next to the MEN Arena, which is home to over fifteen restaurants and even more bars, with something to savour for everyone's taste, whatever your mood. British restaurants include Lloyds No.1, Tiger Tiger and Docker's Fish & Chips whilst Waxy O'Connors offer traditional Irish cuisine.