Food and Drink Guide Manchester
Manchester is a fantastic city to live in and visit for so many reasons, including the incredible food scene. With flavours from every part of the globes crammed in and seemingly endless dining possibilities, the choices can leave you both drooling and a little overwhelmed. There are too many great venues ever to put on one single shortlist, but these are a few favourites that each have their own claim to fame and are worth a try when it’s time to get out for your next Manchester meal!
Ducie Street Warehouse
Ducie Street Warehouse is a classic Manchester industrial space converted into several stylish eating places, including a restaurant and lounge bar. Famous for its ever-popular Disco Brunches, which run regularly and feature new and unique seasonal themes, the venue also focuses on social dining. This is highlighted via an extensive sharing menu and a la carte options that showcase the best local produce available. The food is complemented by gorgeous drinks, including classic cocktails, organic wine, spirits and soft drinks, with the warehouse always aiming to offer new and exciting options to bring the regulars back time and again.
Peter Street Kitchen
Winner of the ‘Best Luxury Restaurant’ in the UK at the British Restaurant Awards in 2019, Peter Street Kitchen offers an exquisite and extensive selection. The fusion of contemporary Japanese and Mexican cuisines, the small-tasting plate style, and the possibilities this creates are both exciting and unexpected. Complementing the restaurant is the stylish Rikyū Bar, offering fine wines, sake and signature cocktails against the backdrop of cool and contemporary interiors. So for an elevated and unusual dining experience, Peter Street Kitchen should be on your list.
Rudy’s started as a street stall and was so popular it became what it is today – a restaurant that boasts two permanent city centre locations and a reputation for some of the best pizza in the world. Made using fresh Neapolitan ingredients and traditional methods – think amazingly soft pizza dough, fresh ingredients, and secret sauces all made on-site every day – makes the taste and texture of each slice amazing. Get along early as there are no reservations and both venues get crazy busy, especially on the weekends.
Three Little Words
Visit Manchester’s only distillery bar and restaurant. This is an impressive space offering cocktails and great food in the restaurant/bar surrounded by a state-of-the-art distillery and set in Grade II railway arches. One of the 1,000-litre custom-made copper stills even overlooks the bar. The distillery extends to a room filled with over 70 botanicals and 16 individual copper stills and even offers Gin School for tours, tastings and gin-making experiences.
Dhoom Dhaam creates contemporary Indian from time-honoured recipes fused with modernity while complimenting its selection with delicious cocktails. There are no invented dishes here – everything is authentic as it should be to cater to Indian food lovers who seek sophisticated flavours that still respect tradition. If you’re an Indian food lover, this is the place for you.