5 Hidden Gems: Best Places to Eat in Manchester
Manchester is brimming full of great places to eat. However, as the choices available can seem somewhat overwhelming, it’s great to have some insider ideas on where the tastiest and most interesting restaurant gems are. To get you started, we’ve added a few favourites below to make your next meal out in Manchester that much easier.
Ducie Street Warehouse
Ducie Street Warehouse is home to several eating places, but their restaurant and lounge bar is the one to check out. They have a great social dining menu for sharing and a la carte options showcasing some of the best local produce available. The gorgeous drinks menu includes classic cocktails, organic wine, spirits and soft drinks. The restaurant and bar always aim to have something new for diners to try, keeping people coming back again and again. Oh, and they also have a special brunch menu and regular events, including their ever-popular Disco Brunch.
Dhoom Dhaam offers contemporary Indian food in a stunning and stylish restaurant based in Didsbury, Manchester. Known for mouth-watering and authentic Indian food with many a modern twist and complemented by delicious cocktails. There are no invented dishes tailored to western tastes, everything is authentic as they feel that “this generation of Indian food lovers can genuinely tell the difference”. Dhoom Dhaam offers real Indian food for sophisticated tastes so if you’re an Indian food lover, be sure to try this place out.
This tiny little Korean restaurant is a local favourite even though it’s in a less posh neighbourhood, situated next to the hospital. But it’s still on the list because of the great food and unique space. Seoul Kimchi offers authentic Korean dishes like Bibimbap and Bulgogi along with freshly prepared sushi, yakitori and other Pan-Asian favourites. It’s cosy to say the least, but if you can squeeze into the tiny restaurant, your taste buds won’t be disappointed. Be sure to try the green-tea ice cream to finish.
Rudy’s Pizza started out as a street vendor turned restaurant which now boasts two permanent locations in the city centre and has been said to have some of the best pizza in the world. While that’s a tall claim, the pizza here is truly amazing, made using fresh Neapolitan ingredients and traditional methods, on amazingly soft pizza dough which is made on-site every day. The taste and texture is out of this world. You can’t reserve a table here, and as it gets extremely busy on the weekends, be sure to go early!
Platzki Restaurant was created by two food fanatics who took the humble Polish potato pancake and created an epic menu around it, turning traditional Polish dishes into something new and unique. These folks are perfectionists, and that shows in their menus and every ingredient that is freshly and ethically sourced, while they also work to create a homey and sociable dining experience every time. Check out their Instagram for a visual feast and the elevation of a seemingly simple Polish staple.