We've compiled our list of the best restaurants in Manchester from the reviews submitted by our members.
Unlike other websites offering Manchester restaurant reviews, our questionnaire is more complex to compensate for those people who grade restaurants as either 10/10 or 1/10.
We also filter out reviews which we feel are not being honest or differ greatly from the experiences of our selected team of Trusted Reviewers.
Of course, all reviews are only a reflection of individual experiences and we would encourage you to submit a review of any restaurants you visit, so that we can ensure our list of Best Manchester Restaurants remains reflective.
yet relaxed fine dining restaurant from double
Michelin star winning celebrity chef Michael Caines,
in the basement of the Abode Hotel near Piccadilly
Station. Universally recognised as the best restaurant in Manchester. Technically superb!
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
Very stylish Pacific Rim restaurant with a fantastic choice of sushi, sashimi and tempura 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.
Family ran restaurant, where the food is an expression of modern French cuisine, using only locally sourced, fresh ingredients. Head Chef Eric Moreau's unique technique, which he perfected after many years of experimentation working at 2 star Michelin restaurants in Paris, involves cooking meats long and low at 63°, meaning poultry tastes like you've never tasted it before, incomparably tender and full of flavour
The highly celebrated French brasserie and cafe inside Selfridges enjoys one of the best views in Manchester, overlooking the Shambles Square, The Triangle, Urbis and The Printworks. The menu offers an extensive range of French specialities alongside great wines, freshly made patisseries and breads.
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
Voted "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 has recently undergone an expensive refurbishment including the installation of a stunning £10,000 jelly fish tank
Plush contemporary British restaurant inside the lavish Manchester235 casino. Set away from the gaming area, this is one of the most impressive dining arenas in Manchester. A beautiful chef's table offers private dining with views of the kitchen whilst a large bouteque wine room provides the ultimate private dining table for wine connoisseurs
The fantastic informal fine dining restaurant at the Hilton by DoubleTree Piccadilly offers some of the best food in the city. Ethically and locally sourced ingredients are used to produce innovative dishes. The terrace is also arguably the best suntrap in town for al fresco dining on those rare Manchester summer days.
time-honoured family restaurant & charcoal
pit on the Curry Mile that serves authentic Mughlai-cuisine
from the northern regions of India and Pakistan.
The menu focuses on freshly prepared traditional
and contemporary dishes and features an extensive
range of vegetarian, meat and sea-food dishes.
Open until 1am during the week and 3am at weekends.
The outstanding 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. It boasts a largely Cantonese menu, influenced by the principals of healthy-eating, with exceptional dim sums, seafood and vegetarian options, The staff have also been cherry-picked from the best Chinese restaurants in Manchester.
The 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 noodle dishes to choose from.
The out-of-this-world £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 and bar to have ever opened in Manchester!