With the government asking us all to eat out to help out, I thought I’d put together a few of my favourite food spots in Manchester to help you guys out when you can’t decide what to eat.
Want to grab a quick bite or relax into a good meal with a cocktail? Check out my top picks below.
1. The Ivy
Situated in Manchester City Centre’s classiest area Spinningfields, The Ivy hosts three separate restaurants: The Ivy Brasserie, Ivy Asia and The Ivy Roof Garden, all of which are amazing. My personal favourite is going to The Brasserie for brunch with the gals.
Top tip: try the buttermilk pancakes with fruit, Greek yoghurt and strawberry sauce- they’re to die for.
2. Mackie Mayor
Mackie Mayor is the coolest food hall you will ever see.
You can find it in the Northern Quarter where it is open every single day of the year. Serving artisan versions of all your favourite foods, it even has fantastic veggie/vegan options so that everyone can have an incredible meal.
Victors can be found in South Manchester, with one restaurant in Alderly Edge and the other in Hale.
If you’re looking for a place to eat that is full of elegance and class, then this is the place to be. The Alderly Edge location has one of my favourite interiors of any restaurant I’ve ever been to, using florals and botanics to create an otherworldly vibe.
My suggestions are the sushi (which is unreal)for food and for a cocktail, the Victor’s Garden for Her.
4. Northern Soul Grilled Cheese
Another Northern Quarter classic, the UK’s first ever Grilled Cheese Restaurant is a can’t-miss.
These are far from just your average cheese toasties. Northern Soul takes a basic staple and turns it into a gourmet masterpiece.
Who would have thought you’d find one of the best pizza spots in the world in Manchester?
Rudy’s has an official ranking of the tenth best pizza worldwide by food website Big Seven. To top it off, the prices are super reasonable.
If you’re a pizza lover, Rudy’s is a must-visit on your trip to Manchester
6. Crazy Pedros
Staying on pizza for a minute, Crazy Pedro’s Pizza Parlour lives up to it’s name– the flavour combinations are crazy!
From their ‘World Famous Hotdog Pizza’ (featuring hot hogs, crispy onions, mustard and ketchup) to their ‘Giuseppe’s Not Sloppy, He’s Vegan’ (Hot spiced fake beef chilli, vegan cheese, peppers, onions and jalapeños), you know you’re in for a wild time. Plus, their cocktails are awesome.
7. All Star Lanes
What doesn’t All Star Lanes have? With an A La Carte Menu, Brunch (until 4pm!!!) and insane cocktails, you’ll struggle not to have an amazing meaI almost forgot to mention the best part- it’s a bowling alley.
I’ve had some of my best nights out starting with a meal, drinks and bowling here.
8. Indian Tiffin Room
I don’t know about you, but in my family, curry is the ultimate food and The Tiffin Room is the hands-down family favourite.
With two Manchester locations, you can either visit in the City Centre or down in Cheadle. Personally I’d recommend the Cheadle location as the staff are so lovely.
Top tip: Try the Gobi Manchurian, Chana Batura and ITR Curries.
Have you been to any of these places? Let me know what you thought of them!
Enjoy your food!