The Best Manchester Restaurants in 2022

We love dining out in Manchester, UK, and have always enjoyed going to some of the city’s top restaurants. So, we thought we would share the best Manchester restaurants and places to eat with you.

Whether you are looking to eat out in Manchester, have drinks in the city, or are planning a special occasion, we’ve got you covered! From a traditional restaurant to a cool bar to a unique café, we’ve got them all!

We hope you enjoy this list of some of the best places to eat, drink, and socialize in Manchester.

1. Double Zero 00 Neapolitan Pizza

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Double Zero 00 Neapolitan Pizza
Double Zero 00 Neapolitan Pizza

Double Zero 00 Neapolitan Pizza as you may guess specialise in Neapolitan pizzas.

A Neapolitan pizza is a softer style to it’s more familiar flat or crispy cousins, and is loved for it’s chewy crusts and delicious flavour.

At Double Zero the dough is always made from scratch by their chefs using just flour, water, salt and yeast before being fermented for 48 hours.

Made from the best ingredients they can find to make their pizzas. They are then stretched by hand, and cooked for 90 seconds at 450°C in the beautiful wood-fired oven, an authentic Italian pizza oven all the way from Naples.

What people say:

Without exaggerating this place has the best pizza that you will find in the Manchester area, have lived here for years and tried a lot of pizza, definitely the best around

food was really quick & there was a nice atmosphere & really good service defo recommended coming thanks so much will be back

Been here a few times and always have an amazing time! The food is exceptional and the staff are all so friendly and helpful. Tijani was our server this particular time and he was a dream! Will definitely be returning:)

Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Options: Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options

 

Website: pizzeriadoublezero.com

Address: 368 Barlow Moor Road Chorlton, Manchester M21 8AZ

Telephone: 0161 943 8980

2. Bar San Juan

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Bar San Juan
Bar San Juan

Bar San Juan was founded in 2010 and it is located in Chorlton, a suburb in south Manchester and is a small authentic tapas bar with big character.

Embodying the heart of Spain serving traditional tapas along with some modern twists and adaptations on the classic Spanish cuisine.

With an offering of imported Spanish beers, a selection of speciality wines, gins, ciders and classic sherries.

Whether it’s just for drinks or a table of tapas, you are sure of a fantastic welcome in this  little corner of Spain in Manchester.

What people say:

Very busy, but still we had great service from the waiting staff, tapas was tasty. Manchego cheese flan dessert delicious!

Delicious food, fantastic tapas menu with a wide range of choices, broken down to veg tapas, meat tapas and fish tapas. Brilliant selection of starting/side bits such as olives and papas braves (which were so good!). Their sangria is homemade and very tasty. Friendly service, excellent atmosphere. I will be booking to visit again.

Visited on a Thursday evening. Had booked and was packed as usual. Including the outside area which has heaters! Much needed in Manchester!

Great choice on the menu. Service was excellent offering advice on dishes. All staff friendly and helpful. Will go again. Really authentic tapas and great atmosphere
Much better than the bigger places in town

Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish

Options: Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options

 

Website: barsanjuan.com

Address: 56 Beech Road Chorlton, Manchester M21 9EG

Telephone: 0161 860 0498

3. One Plus Restaurant

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One Plus Restaurant
One Plus Restaurant

There are three completely different restaurants in one location at the One Plus Restaurant, each serving up different Chinese foods from different regions.

The basement level offers the Rice & Noodle Bar, where all our noodles are freshly made onsite on a daily basis. With each of the four menus contains seven days of meals there is always plenty of variety.

The ground floor is the Chinese hotpot.

At a hot pot restaurant, you order your broth and then select your ingredients from a buffet style display of bowls and cook them yourself right in front of your eyes.

Often eaten with a dipping sauce and a communal broth shared with friends and family.

On the first floor is our newest addition, the Chinese BBQ & Seafood Restaurant.

A genuine Chinese BBQ restaurant in Manchester where diners can keep their food hot or charred to perfection via their own personal coal pit on their table.

What people say:

Great sea food, staff very friendly and very helpful, will definitely being coming back, highly recommend

It was our first visit here and Alan gave us a lovely warm welcome at the restaurant. the food was lovely and we'd definitely return.

Highly recommend visiting the hot pot and hope to experience the bbq soon. Tasty food and fun to experience.

Cuisine: Chinese, BBQ

Options: Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options

 

Website: oneplusrestaurant.co.uk

Address: 42 Charles Street, Manchester M1 7DB

Telephone: 0161 273 2888

4. Delhi House Cafe

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Delhi House Cafe
Delhi House Cafe

This is a concept restaurant which brings together fresh local ingredients from across India to serve delicious cuisine. Delhi House Cafe are aiming to redefine Indian cooking in Manchester.

The vision for Delhi House Cafe is to serve a ‘cutting edge’ cuisine, using locally sourced and freshly produced ingredients, to provide customers with the boldest of tastes and demonstrate modern Indian dining.

When combined, these flavours give a unique and totally rule breaking sensation, it'll have you craving for more in no time.

BBQ restaurant in Manchester where diners can keep their food hot or charred to perfection via their own personal coal pit on their table.

What people say:

Wonderful find. In the corn exchange amongst chain restaurants is this little gem owned and run by a family who care ! Wonderful dishes which are a little different twist on usual Indian menu’s TRY IT

Brilliant food , helpful welcoming staff that were happy to explain what the dishes contained , lovely menu , beautiful food , highly recommend the battered spinach chaat starter! Delicious , will defiantly be visiting again and again , well done guys

Beautiful restaurant with really friendly staff. Food was just delicious - Goan Prawn Curry was gorgeous and Lamb Nihari was dreamy. A really relaxed vibe and smiley, friendly staff made for a brilliant evening. Will definitely be back!

Cuisine: Indian, Healthy

Options: Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options

 

Website: delhihousecafe.uk

Address: Corn Exchange, Fennel Street 37 Hanging Ditch, Manchester M4 3TR

Telephone: 0161 834 3333

5. Zaytoon

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Zaytoon
Zaytoon

Zaytoon is another hidden gem in Chortlon on the Barlow Moor Road.

A Lebanese café specialising in huge sharing platters stuffed with Lamb chops, chicken shawarma, kofte, halloumi and fresh falafel.

What people say:

I had heard a lot about this restaurant and its amazing food so was really looking forward to finally having the opportunity to try it.
I can safely say it did not disappoint!!
We had the mixed meat meze sharing platter which was superb and unreal value for money as it comfortably did four of us and I couldn't resist trying the legendary whole sea bass which was cooked to perfection and absolutely delicious. I left utterly stuffed but very happy
Fantastic atmosphere and service too.

When I come back to Manchester this is basically a must.

Words cannot describe how great this place is. We found it by chance a few years ago and have been back many, many times with different friends and relatives (plus recommended the place to pretty much anyone who will listen).

Food is amazing - we have tried quite a few things and it's all fresh and delicious. Service is exceptional - you are always made to feel welcome and looked after well.

Cash only but there is a cashpoint only 1 minute walk away, and they are very open when you book and arrive about this. Value for money, without a shadow of a doubt.

Always best to book to avoid disappointment.

Fab little place with huge portions of fresh and delicious food, reasonably priced. Great atmosphere. We've become regulars!

Cuisine: Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

Options: Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options

 

Website: Find on Facebook

Address: 352 Barlow Moor Road Chorlton, Manchester M21 8AZ

Telephone: 0161 881 4448

6. Wah Ji Wah

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Wah Ji Wah
Wah Ji Wah

If you’re from India, you should know the words for how good a meal was, “Wah Ji Wah!

Wah Ji Wah is an authentic Indian restaurant that means "Wow" and they aim for that to be your experience.

If you're based locally or want to pop into town for lunch, they've got a range of delicious street food options in the city centre to choose from.

For those wanting to sample the signature and classic dishes, along with the unique ambience and relaxing setting be sure to visit in the evening and order from the a la carte menu.

It’s an Indian foodie paradise, located in the heart of Manchester.

What people say:

Fantastic food. Superb peshwari Nan. Excellent service. Good value. Welcoming friendly restaurant with a really interesting menu and good choice of wines

Easily the best curry in Manchester. Third visit and will be coming back. Excellent quality of food and so friendly. No negatives. Just come and try it yourself. Authentic.

Great little find, staff very accommodating & friendly Lamb shank was amazing!! Would definitely revisit on our next trip & recommend anyone try it

Cuisine: Indian, Asian

Options: Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options

 

Website: wahjiwah.co.uk

Address: 37 King Street West Manchester, Manchester M3 2PW

Telephone: 0161 819 5460

7. Viet Guy

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Viet Guy
Viet Guy

Viet Guy is an exciting Vietnamese restaurant, serving delicious and healthy food that's affordable. It's bright, airy, and modern, and you can taste the flavours of traditional Vietnamese cuisine with every mouthful.

The winner of several awards including “Food Award North Winner Restaurant of the Year” and “Over Winner Restaurant of the Year”.

There’s no other Asian restaurant like us in Manchester. Every dish has a unique Vietnamese twist, and creates an experience that’s hard to find elsewhere.

What people say:

Excellent Pho! Really authentic food, friendly staff and great value. Highly recommend if you like Vietnamese food.

The food is soo good, authentic and tasty. Vegan options are amazing. Their Home made seitan is amazing. Service is 10/10. Food comes really quick after ordering. The price is really reasonable

Consistency delicious, brings back fond memories of our time in Vietnam. Summer rolls and spring rolls are so tasty, papaya salad is fresh and zingy. Sizzling coconut seitan is absolutely gorgeous. Lovely staff and always very accommodating.

Cuisine: Vietnamese

Options: Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options

 

Website: vietguyrestaurant.co.uk

Address: 338 Palatine Road Northenden, Manchester M22 4HE

Telephone: 0161 945 4555

8. Platzki

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Platzki
Platzki

This concept restaurant is located in The Great Northern Warehouse. Created by two food fanatics, the food here is delicious, and the ambiance is perfect for a fun, casual meal.

Traditional dishes have now become “street” dishes and this has inspired a menu focused on honest ingredients that are are fresh and ethically sourced.

They are a family that seeks to create a homey and social dining experience ensuring all the food is served with love and goodness.

What people say:

Visited on a Friday evening for a late Mothers Day treat. Traditional Polish vibe to the place that reminded us of our trips to Krakow.

The food arrived quickly and nobody in our party of 4 was disappointed.
Well looked after by the staff who were very attentive. As the dedicated driver I didn’t get a chance to sample the Polish beers and vodkas but will definitely be back to do so.

Probably our favourite restaurant in Manchester, Platzki is incredible. The menu is huge with so much to choose from. Always best to order a sample and good range to share with a large table. The service is exceptional and all dishes are served to perfection.

I can't recommend Platzki enough. The attention, love and care that the chef and the staff have for this restaurant make it a special and incredibly welcoming place.

The food is incredible, I love how the menu changes depending on the season which makes going back always a special experience. Love this place and everything it stands for.

Cuisine: Polish, European, Eastern European, Central European

Options: Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options

 

Website: platzki.com

Address: 229 Deansgate The Great Northern Warehouse, Manchester M3 4EN

Telephone: 07719 731 662

9. Roti Food & Liquor

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Roti Food & Liquor
Roti Food & Liquor

A fun and unique take on Indian cuisine. This is Indian street food with a Roti twist, are you ready for Manchester's only Indian/Scottish restaurant?

There are many delicious vegetarian and vegan dishes at our restaurant and they also have a large array of drinks and delicious cocktails!

Our Manchester restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy your food either indoors or outside with heaters, roofing and lighting.

This is definitely not your typical Indian fusion restaurant.

What people say:

Excellent restaurant - very small so you might want to book. Excellent choice of tasty small (not that small) Indian Street food inspired dishes. Add in some decent beers and good service = a most enjoyable lunch.

Amazing .. what an amazing type of flavours...

Was welcomed by a young cheerfull man who was incredibly pleasant and welcoming. We had a lovely night of food and drinks. A must do is the fish and chips .. it was out of the world. We'll be back soon.

Had a fantastic meal at Roti - the food was superb, service was awesome and we where made to feel very special. The flavours were so unique that I can't recommend Roti enough. A must try for all food lover's

Cuisine: Indian, Asian, Scottish

Options: Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options

 

Website: rotifl.co.uk

Address: 559 Barlow Moor Road, Manchester M21 8AN

Telephone: 0161 222 4530

10. Vincenzo Trattoria

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Vincenzo Trattoria
Vincenzo Trattoria

Vincenzo Trattoria is based in the heart of Manchester city centre, on St Ann's Street.

Being only a short walk from Market Street, Deansgate and St Peter's Square makes this Italian restaurant ideal for pre-theatre meals, after shopping dinners, family lunches and drinks with friends. 

The classic pizza and pasta is delicious, as well as the traditional main dishes and seasonal specials and, as you would expect, they are all prepared using fresh, local ingredients.

What people say:

We went for a meal last night and how bloody brilliant it was. Every single plate of food served to our table was divine. We particularly loved the bbq ribs to start wow!!! So impressed with all the food and service. We will definitely be back. One of the best restaurants in Manchester

My wife and I had dinner here and from start to finish it was exceptional. Friendly and relaxed service and atmosphere and we both had three excellent courses. My wife had the special (lobster ravioli) which she said was very tasty. Home made tiramisu for dessert was light and delicate. Lovely bottle of wine too!
Will definitely dine here again the next time we're in Manchester. What a find!

Fast service, great quality food, lovely atmosphere and really friendly staff! Bianco was our waiter and was very helpful and friendly! We'll definitely be back the next time we're in Manchester as the penne vodka salmon was one of the best I've eaten!

Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, European

Options: Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options

 

Website: vincenzomanchester.co.uk

Address: 34 St. Ann Street, Manchester M2 7LE

Telephone: 0161 833 1000

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