The dining scene in Manchester, like any other large city, changes frequently, but a few dinning establishments stand out from the crowd in Manchester and are always packed. Our list below is a good starting point for visitors to the city:
Sapporo Teppanyaki is a Japanese restaurant where your food is prepared infront of you by your own personal chef on a hot iron grill. Receiving regular rave reviews, its a great place to stop in Manchester if you like Japanese cuisine.
Bistro West has been around for over 9 years so it must be doing something right! The Bistro specialises in fresh interesting range of dishes from around Europe, but not also includes some classic British dishes as well. The Bistro is rustic rather than fine dining, but is unique from many of the chain restaurants found around Manchester. Worth a try if you fancy something different.
Try Thai is one of the most popular Thai Restaurants in Manchester. They have a great range of sea food dishes and friendly welcoming staff, a cut above other asian restaurants in the area.
The Rice Bowl is a chinese restaurant close to the city centre and an ideal stopping point to refuel on a shopping trip. The Rice Bowl offer a good value two course early dinners menu and all food is freshly prepared and tasty.
One of Manchester's most popular vegetarian restaurants serving a range of veggie favourites with some unusual dishes. Most carnivores will also probably enjoy many of the dishes. The Vegetarian Bistro regularly receives positive reviews and is popular with local veggies and non-veggies.
For genuine asian home cooking style food, look no further than the Coriander. A bit of a hidden gem, it is worth the effort of seeking out this Indian restaurant if you are a curry fan. Coriander markets itself as being healthy so does not use as much gee (butter oil) as other places, but dont worry the curries are as flavoursome (if not more) than other places. Offering good portion sizes and value for money this is a unique place on Manchester's food scene.
If you are looking for upmarket dinning in Manchester, the French is the answer. Set in the Midland Hotel, this grand restaurant is graced with white glove wearing waiters and fine french cuisine. Be warned, fine French dining comes with a price to match, but well worth it if you want to impress!