Hidden Gems and Venues in Manchester

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Whether you’re in town for a day or a week, we can be sure to point you in the right direction and help you make the most of your time. Here are some insider recommendations to kickstart the planning:

  • Refuge
    A major success story on the Manchester food and drink scene. The menu is globally inspired with a range of small and large plates perfect for sharing.

  • The Ivy
    Located in the heart of Manchester, Spinningfields, the restaurant occupies an impressive space within the new development, The Pavilion, surrounded by greenery yet situated in the centre of the city.

  • 20 Stories
    Situated on the 19th Floor of No 1 Spinningfields, 20 Stories is composed of a glamorous Restaurant, lively bar and expansive rooftop terrace with unparalleled 360-degree view of the Manchester Skyline.

  • Tattu
    Modern Chinese cuisine and cocktails in sophisticated, dark wood bar/restaurant with carved screens.

  • Australasia
    A stylish sanctuary, hidden under the heart of Manchester. Since opening in 2011, Australasia has become one of the city’s favourite Restaurants. A place of relaxed elegance and laid-back luxe, where a good time is guaranteed. Bathed in the natural tones of the Pacific coastline, which sets a tranquil scene that’s adaptable to any occasion.

  • San Carlos Ciccheti
    Located in the heart of Manchester city centre, on the ground floor of House of Fraser and with a private entrance on King Street West, Cicchetti (pron: chi-ket-tee) is the latest award-winning concept in chic, all day dining from the renowned Italian family owned San Carlo Restaurant Group.

  • Rosso
    With just a step off the pavement at the head off Manchester’s famed King Street, you are welcomed by the domes of a Grade-II listed room. The food, stepped in the traditions of the “ritual” of Italian dining, features a carefully crafted combination of traditional with cutting edge contemporary twist.

  • Dishoom
    Dishoom has been serving Iranian/Indian food with a British twist to extremely pleased clientele. Dishoom gets people talking… for good reason.