As Seen on Instagram: Manchester’s top restaurants

The vibrant Manchester with its gleaming modern buildings,  industrial red-bricked beauties and winding canals has caught our eye on Instagram this week. From the culturally rich music, theatre and art scene to the nightlife and of course, its food, we can’t help but love this diverse dining destination.

Mana

Manchester’s culinary pride, being the city’s first Michelin star in over 40 years, Mana specialises in modern British delicacies. Everything on the menu is overflowing with innovation, including its unusual but picture-perfect plating, like the baked pear with sheep’s yoghurt, sorrel and marigold.

 

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Adam Reid at The French

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A gourmet modern British restaurant by acclaimed chef Adam Reid that brings together old and new cooking techniques, awarding them a Michelin Plate.  Find it set in a stunning historical dining room, paired with leather booth seating, opulent finishings and crystal sphere chandeliers hanging from above.

 

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restaurant MCR

A fine dining experience serving up sophisticated and carefully plated British cuisine on its creative tasting menus from chef Aiden Byrne. Matched with an open kitchen showing off its techniques, this destination proudly celebrates Manchester through its contemporary atmosphere in its bright and colourful interiors.

 

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Asha’s Manchester

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From Bollywood star Asha Bhosle, this authentic Indian spot is found within a stylishly elegant dining room housed in a Victorian palazzo building. Asha’s takes traditional Indian dishes inspired by regional flavours and adds an innovative flair to serve up unique creations.

 

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Manchester Smokehouse

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For meat lovers and fans of all things barbecue, Manchester Smokehouse is a go-to, offering a vibey ambience, an arsenal of beers and live music. From American-style burgers to hickory-smoked ribs, everything on the menu is rubbed in their secret herbs and spices, and then cooked over wood-fires.

 

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20 Stories

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Gaze over Manchester’s diverse skyline from the top of the No.1 Spinningfields building. Whether dining in the restaurant with its tranquil garden or the terrace and bar, guests can indulge in bold British dishes. With fresh seafood to game and vegetarian options, enjoy 360 degree views at 20 Stories while rounding off the experience with Manchester-centric desserts.

 

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Dive X Zumu

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This collaborative effort between Dive NQ and Zumu makes for a trendy and industrial restaurant setting filled with neon lights that also doubles up as a nightclub. Serving Asian-inspired street food and Japanese delicacies from the raw bar, diners can enjoy tapas-style plates and cocktails right in the heart of the Northern Quarter.

 

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Marco’s New York Italian – Manchester Media City

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With restaurants scattered across the country, Marco Pierre White’s fleet is known for its classic dishes and vibrant interiors. Sample authentic Italian dishes and American favourites in a chic and buzzy New York-style diner setting.

 

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Cloud 23

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With a name like Cloud 23, one wouldn’t be surprised to find striking floor-to-ceiling windows offering panoramic views over the city. From exquisite and flashy cocktails to dainty and typically British afternoon teas and more, diners can enjoy endless skyline vistas in the luxurious penthouse-style setting.

 

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James Martin Manchester

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Celebrity chef James Martin has put together a seasonal British menu showcasing the best local produce, family butchers, cheesemakers and more, while also following great British traditions of Sunday roasts and quaint afternoon teas. Found within the Manchester235 Casino, the restaurant’s décor features plenty of artwork, vintage fabrics, and trendy exposed brickwork in its warehouse-style setting.

 

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Hawksmoor Manchester

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When looking for an exceptional steak restaurant in Manchester, dine at one of the finest steakhouse mini-chains in its first Manchester outpost. Found inside a Victorian courthouse filled with reclaimed knickknacks, the moody interior provides a perfect setting to enjoy large cuts of premium steaks from small British farms, decadent sides and even more indulgent puddings as well as one of the UK’s best Sunday roasts.

 

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