As you'd expect for a city that's only surrounding water is the River Irwell and the Manchester Ship Canal, there are only a handful of fish and seafood restaurants in Manchester.
That said, there are some excellent Japanese, Malaysian, Thai, Oriental and Scandinavian restaurants in Manchester that boast some amazing seafood dishes.
Surprisingly the UK's largest importer of shrimps and prawns is Manchester based company, Seamark, who supply most of the region's restaurants, together with their own multi-million pound establishment, Vermilion.
The following Manchester restaurants are celebrated for their extensive seafood and fish menu's...
Very stylish Pacific Rim restaurant with a fantastic choice of sushi, sashimi and fish dishes. The menu combines modern Australian cuisine with Pacific Rim flavours underpinned by European cooking tradition, 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.
"Favourite Restaurant" by our 75,000
members in both the 2009 & 2010 Pride Of Manchester
Awards, the multi-award winning Thai restaurant
on Chapel Walks in the city centre boast a menu
which features over 50 seafood dishes with many
outstanding new Chinese restaurant inside the
Great Northern Warehouse, on the ground floor
of Manchester 235, has won rave reviews since
opening its doors in December 2009. The largely
Cantonese menu boasts some amazing fish specialities,
all influenced by principals of healthy-eating.
The staff have also been cherry-picked from the
best Chinese restaurants in Manchester.
superb Japanese restaurant in Castlefield, opposite
the Museum of Science & Industry, boasts a
unique dining experience with all the theatre
style of Teppanyaki cooking, ideal for large parties.
The talented show chefs entertain you and get
you involved or a plush separate dining area offers
more intimacy with incredible sushi, sashimi and
seafood dishes to choose from.
£4.5 million Thai influenced Asian fusion
restaurant near the City Of Manchester Stadium,
just 10 mins taxi ride from Piccadilly Station,
is the most spectacular restaurant in Manchester!
Owned by the Seamark Group, it obviously boasts
an amazing seafood selection
Intimate 19 seat Japanese sushi bar next to Manchester Arena. The menu changes daily and features a great selection of seafood, Nigiri and Maki shushi alongside Chirashizushi, tempura and traditional hot plates such as Homemade Kimchi, Crispy Wakame and Sous Vide Belly Pork. Japanese Koshu wines are also available
Very popular restaurant offering a fulsome nod to the freshest of produce from the sea alongside the classic, yet glorious steak. 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.
chef Norman Musa's beautifully decorated Malaysian
restaurant in the Northern Quarter has a focus
on South East Asian specialities. With many seafood
dishes, the food is fresh, halal and MSG-free
with more than half of the menu vegetarian or
plush £1million Indian restaurant opposite
the BBC Studios and Palace Theatre boasts an amazing
menu which includes incredible fish and seafood
dishes, chargrilled steaks & burgers, vegetarian
options and many healthy choices. Taking influences
from Pakistan, India and North Africa, there's
Punjab, Lahore, Deli and Mughlai specialities
as well as Egyptian Shishas.
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.
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.