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Best Restaurants in Manchester - The French by Simon Rogan
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Key: 5 stars = World Class!   4 stars = Fantastic   3 stars = Good   2 stars = OK   1 star = Poor
Cost of meal for 2 = Average cost of 3 course a la carte dinner for 2 people + service charge
Michelin Star = Michelin Stars Awarded   AA Rosette = AA Rosettes Awarded
available to book online = Available to book online

 
Best Restaurant in Manchester - Simon Rogan at The French Best Restaurant in Manchester - Simon Rogan at The French
Best Restaurant in Manchester - Simon Rogan at The French
Having triumphed in the final of the BBC's Great British Menu 2016, Mancunian chef Adam Reid takes over the reigns at the historic dining room of The Midland Hotel from his 3 Michelin Star mentor, Simon Rogan, in November 2016. A choice of six or ten course Tasting Menus showcase modern British dishes which use only the very best seasonal produce available. It has remained the Pride Of Manchester Award-winning "Best Restaurant in Manchester" since opening in February 2013.
Cost of meal for 2 = £130+ 4 AA Rosettes
4 stars 84%

Best Manchester Restaurants - Manchester House Best Restaurants Manchester - Manchester House
Best Restaurants in Manchester - Manchester House
Living Ventures' £3m fine-dining restaurant from Great British Menu 2013 winning celebrity chef, Aiden Byrne, is located on the second floor of a non-descript office block in Spinningfields. Although Byrne, the youngest ever chef to win a Michelin Star, hails from Merseyside, this is truly Mancunian influenced, informal, funky fine dining at its best with entertaining dishes and over 24 chefs for just 76 covers. Opened September 2013 and featured in the BBC TV series "Restaurant Wars".
Cost of meal for 2 = £120+ 4 AA Rosettes
4 stars 83%

Best Manchester Restaurants - Mr Coopers Manchester
Best Restaurants in Manchester - Mr Coopers Manchester
A multitude of different dining settings under one roof, this incredible value-for-money casual fine dining restaurant inside the plush Midland Hotel offers a unique setting with an inside garden, birdhouses, a gazebo, cascading wall of plants and even a 30ft tree. Combining modern touches with the history and heritage of Mr Cooper himself, whose house and famous gardens sat on the site back in 1819. It also offers some of the best cocktails in Manchester.
Cost of meal for 2 = £65 + 10% 2 AA Rosettes
4 stars 78%

Best Manchester Restaurants - James Martin Manchester Best Restaurants Manchester - James Martin Manchester
Best Restaurants in Manchester - James Martin Manchester
A stunning restaurant from BBC TV's Saturday Kitchen host James Martin, one of Britain’s top celebrity chefs, located inside the plush Manchester 235 casino. Delicious British dishes, steaks and desserts showcase the Yorkshireman's signature style, which is evident throughout the menu with each meal crafted using only the finest seasonal and locally sourced ingredients.
Cost of meal for 2 = £75+  
4 stars 78%

Best Manchester Restaurants - La Bandera Manchester Best Restaurants in Manchester - La Bandera Manchester
Best Restaurants Manchester - La Bandera Manchester
This authentic family ran Spanish restaurant is already popular with the footballers of Manchester United and Manchester City despite opening quietly under the radar in December 2014. Executive Chef Josetxo Arrieta hails from a background which includes two 3 Star Michelin restaurants in San Sebastian, (Restaurante Akelarre and Restaurante Martín Berasategui) and the 2 Star Michelin Restaurante La Galupein in Urt, France. The menu changes daily and covers many Spanish favourites, including tapas and rice dishes, alongside fresh fish and meat.
Cost of meal for 2 = £65+  
3.5 stars 73%

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Best Restaurants Manchester ~ Tattu
Best Restaurants Manchester ~ Tattu
6 ~ Tattu   Chinese   click here to Book Online
Opened in Spinningfields in April 2015, this incredibly stunning Oriental restaurant takes its influence from different styles of body art, and this is reflected in everything from the captivating Edwin Pickett designed interior to the expertly crafted Andrew Lassetter created menu. Both the Head Chef and Head Dim Sum Chef have been sourced from London's renowned Hakkasan Group and the whole dining experience is, without doubt, one of the best in Manchester city centre.
Cost of meal for 2 = £75 + 10%  
3.5 stars 72%

Restaurants near the Royal Exchange Manchester ~ Umezushi Manchester
Restaurants near the Royal Exchange Manchester ~ Umezushi Manchester
Hidden away in a tiny lock-up underneath a railway arch right next door to the Manchester Arena, is this relaxed and intimate sushi bar serving a fantastic Japanese menu. You can sample a wide selection of made-to-order sashimi and sushi, daily changing specials and tempting hot dishes such as Japanese Wagyu beef and Taiwanese pork rice, complemented by a huge choice of Japanese Koshu wines and saki. With only 18 seats and rave reviews - the hard-to-please Jay Raynor described it as "a bit of a miracle" , in September 2016 - it's advisable to book ahead.
Cost of meal for 2 = £60+  
3.5 stars 72%

Best Restaurants Manchester ~ Scene Indian Kitchen
Best Restaurants Manchester ~ Scene Indian Kitchen
Opened in Spinningfields to rapturous reviews in April 2015, this stunning restaurant offers Halal dishes inspired by the street food vendors of India, Pakistan and Southern Asia. The specialties and signature dishes from the theatrical open planned kitchen are made using a variety of cooking styles, recipes and methods from the different regions, with an emphasis on sharing plates. The homestyle Desi Dhaba, an authentic Indian way of cooking, is a speciality, served in a hot metal balti. Private dining and an outdoor veranda with Shisha is also available.
Cost of meal for 2 = £50+  
3.5 stars 72%

Best Restaurants Manchester ~ Abode Manchester
Best Restaurants Manchester ~ Abode Manchester
The atmospheric lower level fine dining restaurant at the ABode Hotel Manchester serves up modern European cuisine using the finest produce and seasonal ingredients, all sourced from the surrounding regions of Manchester, Lancashire and Cheshire. The best regional produce is complemented by an exceptional wine list from classic European vineyards and New World estates. Formerly Michael Caines Manchester.
Cost of meal for 2 = £75 + 12% 2 AA Rosettes
3.5 stars 70%

Best Manchester Restaurants - Vermilion Manchester Best Restaurants in Manchester - Vermilion Manchester
Best Restaurants Manchester - Vermilion Manchester
~ 3 miles / 10 mins drive from Manchester ~
~ 12 mins walk to Etihad Campus Metrolink / 8 mins journey from Manchester Piccadilly ~
The out-of-this-world £4.5 million Thai influenced Asian fusion restaurant near the Etihad Stadium in Miles Platting, just 10 mins taxi ride from Piccadilly Station, is the most spectacular restaurant and bar to have ever opened in Manchester. Like something out of a James Bond movie, the incredibly impressive dining arena is without doubt one of the best in Europe and was designed by Miguel Cancio Martins, the design house behind the famous Buddha Bar in Paris, the Alain Ducasse Crystal restaurant in Marrakech and Johnny Depp, Sean Penn, John Malkovich and Mick Hucknall's Man Ray in Paris.
Cost of meal for 2 = £60 + 10%  
3.5 stars 70%

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Best Restaurants Manchester ~ 47 King Street West
Best Restaurants Manchester ~ 47 King Street West
Following an expensive refit in December 2011, and appointing Rod Francis, from the now-closed iconic Manchester restaurant Lounge 10 as Head Chef, this former tearoom cafe reinvented itself as an upmarket restaurant. It's popular with the celebrities that flock to this tiny backstreet hive of restaurants, grouped together behind Kendal's House Of Fraser department store. It has deservedly earned a reputation for its modern take on French and British classics and they still offer some of the best Afternoon Teas in Manchester as well.
Cost of meal for 2 = £75+  
3.5 stars 69%

Best Manchester Restaurants - Australasia Manchester
Best Restaurants in Manchester - Australasia Manchester
Best Restaurants Manchester - Australasia Manchester
This very stylish Pacific Rim restaurant from Knutsford's Living Ventures group offers a fantastic choice of sushi, sashimi and tempura dishes. The menu combines modern Australian cuisine with Pacific Rim flavours underpinned by European cooking traditions, 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.
Cost of meal for 2 = £80+  
3.5 stars 69%

Best Restaurants Manchester ~ Ocean Treasure
Best Restaurants Manchester ~ Ocean Treasure
The outstanding Chinese restaurant inside the Great Northern Warehouse, on the ground floor of Manchester 235 casino, has won rave reviews since opening its doors in December 2009. It boasts a largely Cantonese menu, influenced by the principals of healthy-eating, with exceptional dim sums and seafood. There is an extensive vegetarian menu, with vegan, wheat free, gluten free and Halal options available, all cooked with reduced salt, less fat and no added MSG. Widely regarded as the best Chinese restaurant in Manchester. Entrance to casino is not necessary and children are welcome.
Cost of meal for 2 = £40 + desserts  
3.5 stars 69%

Best Restaurants Manchester - Rosso Manchester Best Restaurants in Manchester - Rosso Manchester
Best Manchester Restaurants - Rosso Manchester
14 ~ Rosso   Italian   click here to Book Online
Rio Ferdinand's plush Italian restaurant and celebrity haunt stands proudly at the top of Manchester's prestigious King Street in a stunning 120-year-old Grade II listed building. Given the number of Rolls Royces and supercars that sit out, you'll be surprised to find the menu is reasonably priced and offers a wide selection of pizzas, pastas, steaks and freshly prepared fish dishes, including some named after the Manchester United legend himself. Live jazz, soul and swing music add a touch of class whilst the paparazzi gallery on the wall chronicles the famous faces that have dined here.
Cost of meal for 2 = £80 + 10%  
3.5 stars 68%

Best Restaurants Manchester ~ Grafene
Best Restaurants Manchester ~ Grafene
Opened in July 2016 on the quiet thoroughfare between King Street and Chapel Walks, this fantastic fine dining restaurant and creative cocktail bar is influenced by Manchester's scientific breakthrough and offers a modern take on British cuisine. The ever-evolving menu is a refined take on traditional dishes at their flavoursome best, sourced from local and artisan suppliers, inspired by what great British food should be, enjoyed in a relaxed dining setting.
Cost of meal for 2 = £75 + 10%  
3.5 stars 68%

Manchester Royal Exchange Restaurants - Busaba Eat Thai
Manchester Royal Exchange Restaurants - Busaba Eathai
Situated in the heart of The Printworks, this fantastic restaurant, set over three floors, offers diners the ultimate Thai experience, from the dishes to the decor. Serving classic, quality Thai food with an exciting menu developed in association with Michelin Star Chef David Thompson, it boasts a fine balance of quality value and traditional dishes, inspired by modern Bangkok, including their best selling Thai Calamari, alongside curry's made with a secret recipe curry paste.
Cost of meal for 2 = £45+  
3.5 stars 67.5%

Best restaurants Manchester - Marco's New York Italian
Best restaurants Manchester - Marco's New York Italian
Best restaurants Manchester - Marco's New York Italian
~ 3 miles / 15 mins drive from Manchester ~
~ 2 mins walk to MediaCityUK Metrolink / 14 mins journey to Deansgate Castlefield ~
Located at the Holiday Inn MediaCityUK next to The Lowry and just across the footbridge from Old Trafford, this casual dining chain restaurant from celebrity chef Marco Pierre White offers a taste of the rock star chef's Italian heritage, with wholesome rustic dishes, all with a larger than life New York twist. Think big crispy pizzas, fresh fish, 28 day aged steaks and Great American Burgers, all showcasing the very best fresh ingredients.
Cost of meal for 2 = £55 + 10%  
3.5 stars 67%

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Best Manchester Restaurants - Mughli Rusholme Manchester
Best Restaurants in Manchester - Mughli Rusholme Manchester
~ 2 miles / 10 mins drive from Manchester ~
Clearly raising the standard in Rusholme, this stylish time-honoured family restaurant on the famous Curry Mile serves authentic Mughlai-cuisine from the northern regions of India and Pakistan. The street food tapas style menu focuses on freshly prepared traditional and contemporary dishes and features an extensive range of vegetarian, chicken and seafood options with succulent biryanis, mouth-watering grills and home-style curry dishes. The menu uses only Halal meats, with celiac and lactose-intolerant friendly dishes. Open until 01:00 during the week and 02:00 at weekends.
Cost of meal for 2 = £30 + desserts  
3.5 stars 67%

Best Restaurants Manchester - King Street Town House
Best Restaurants Manchester - King Street Town House
Located on the ground floor of the boutique King Street Town House, this destination restaurant serves honest, simple food, with no fuss but all the flavours. The brasserie menu is seasonal with some all-time classics like House Made Shepherd's Pie or Black Pudding & Chicken Ballotine, alongside the Catch Of The Day and great Sunday roasts, whilst the informal Afternoon Tea Lounge offers the perfect setting for the very English tradition with a few eclectic twists.
Cost of meal for 2 = £55 + 10%  
3.5 stars 66%

Japanese Restaurants Manchester ~ Cottonopolis
Japanese Restaurants Manchester ~ Cottonopolis
With a nod to Manchester's industrial past, this popular cocktail bar and restaurant, tucked away behind Piccadilly in the bustling Northern Quarter, offers a delicious Japanese inspired menu alongside some of the most unique cocktails in the city. The menu is split between Ice (sushi and sashimi), Fire (Yakitori and Robata grills), Steam (gyozas and dim sum) and Oil (Tempura) with Bento Boxes available to eat in or takeaway.
Cost of meal for 2 = £60+  
3.5 stars 65%

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The Most Popular Restaurants on Restaurants Of Manchester
The Top 20 restaurants with most page views on Restaurants Of Manchester in October 2016...
1
British
Manchester House
4 star reviews 83%
2
International
Mr Coopers House & Garden
4 star reviews 78%
3
Italian
Don Giovannis
2.5 star reviews 49%
4
British
James Martin Manchester
4 star reviews 78%
5
Italian
Rosso
3.5 stars 68%
6
Chinese
Tattu
3.5 stars 72%
7
British
The French 4 star reviews 84%
8
British
47 King Street West
3.5 stars 69%
9
Thai
Vermilion 3.5 stars 70%
10
Spanish restaurants in Manchester
La Bandera 3.5 stars 73%
12
British
The Grill On New York Street 3 stars 62.5%
13
Indian
Scene Indian Kitchen 3.5 stars 71%
14
Italian
Gusto ~ Manchester
No reviews
15
British
Fahrenheit 3 stars 60%
16
American restaurants in Manchester
Hard Rock Cafe Manchester
No reviews
17
International
King Street Tavern
3.5 stars 66%
18
British
Rosylee No reviews
19
Australian
Australasia
3.5 stars 69%
20
International
Artisan
No reviews
 

 

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