Nibble on smoked salmon as you enjoy a tranquil water view at the River Bar and Grill, or chomp into an American-style burger with Manchester’s twinkling cityscape as a backdrop at the Brasserie at Mercure. Whatever your outlook, Manchester has a restaurant with a view that’s certain to delight. What’s more, we have some exclusive Star Deals on the city’s best tasting menus and afternoon teas – read on to discover more.
Cloud 23Book Cloud 23
A few floors above Cloud 9, you’ll find Cloud 23, with its wall-to-wall windows offering panoramic, near 360-degree views of the cityscape. This ultra-modern venue is nonetheless serene and restful, featuring a muted granite colour scheme and lighting in soft red tones. Experience the best of this venue’s renowned cocktails with the Afternoon Tea and Classic Cocktail Star Deal. Choices include a refreshing Singapore Sling, and the Delicious Sour, which includes Somerset cider brandy and a miniature apple. An extensive menu of artisan teas and coffees accompanies a tempting tea of savoury bites, fluffy scones, and a delectable selection of cakes.
The River Bar & GrillBook The River Bar & Grill
Part of Manchester’s upmarket Lowry Hotel, the River Bar & Grill wows guests with its crescent terrace, offering serene views of the river Irwell. Diners who chose seating in the light and airy interior will also be able to appreciate views of the river via the floor-to-ceiling windows. Enjoy inspiring dishes like Inverawe smoked salmon and grilled asparagus with lemon mayonnaise – the Josper charcoal grill lends a fresh flavour to the menu’s dishes. The steak selection, sourced from Duke of Buccleuch Estates, will impress aficionados. The dessert selection is hard to resist, including choices like gooey chocolate sauce fondant with cream and ice cream.
The Brasserie At Mercure
Part of the AA award-winning Mercure, The Brasserie’s extensive windows offer views of the landscaped Piccadilly Gardens and the Wheel of Manchester. While stunning during the day, the view comes alive in the evenings, offering a glittering vista of the cityscape. The restaurant’s international menu includes tempting options like Smoked haddock fishcake, wilted spinach, soft poached egg, grain mustard dressing, and Steak & Doombar ale pie, mustard mash, spring greens, plus eight different American-style burgers. The desserts at The Brasserie are unmissable- the baked vanilla cheesecake, with strawberry, basil, and black pepper salsa comes especially recommended.
Harvey Nichols Second Floor Restaurant
Experience panoramic views over Manchester’s Exchange Square at Manchester Harvey Nichols Second Floor Restaurant. Don’t miss our exclusive Star Deal- £30 per person covers a 5-course tasting menu with a welcome G&T (Bitters granita, gin espuma, confit lemon and lime), mineral water, and petits fours. To follow, enjoy a starter of scorched Loch Duart salmon, a refreshing intermediate course of San Hutton Asparagus, and an enticing main comprising Rump of Cheshire Lamb. Dessert is an irresistibly light and fluffy lemon drizzle cake, accompanied by clotted cream ice cream, lemon curd, and fresh berries.
On the 7thBook On the 7th
On the 7th’s name refers to its position 7 floors up in the Blue Tower, with accordingly excellent views of Manchester. Designed to reflect the aesthetic of an uber-cool New York loft, On the 7th’s menus are nonetheless resolutely British. The star of the show is the venue’s Ladies’ Afternoon Tea, at £16.50 for a scrumptious selection of finger sandwiches, bijou cakes and pastries, and of course fresh leaf tea and coffee. For £21.95, add a bit of fizz to the proceedings with a champagne afternoon tea.