If you are from Manchester or planning to move into the city, one thing to look forward to when you wake up every day is to experience the food culture. To give you a heads up, here are a few of the best places to grab a bite in Manchester in no particular order:
Along Church Street is one of the more popular French restaurants in Manchester. The owners of the place, the Moreau family, came from Paris and settled in the city. They brought with them their fondness for food, modern French cuisine in particular. The family is so thorough with how they prepare and cook their food, which is why they named their restaurant 63°.
According to them, 63° is the right temperature for serving coffee. It is also the perfect temperature for cooking chicken, which is a specialty of theirs. Cooking food at this low temperature describes how the family puts premium on their love for cooking and desire to satisfy everyone’s palate.
Chef Simon Rogan is one of the most meticulous chefs there is. His technical approach to cooking has earned him numerous distinctions with his L’Enclume restaurant being awarded two Michelin stars in 2013 while also being named the best in Britain for years now. With all those awards tucked under his belt, you just know that his other venture – The French – is equally worth your taste buds.
Michael Caines Restaurant at Abode
Another two Star Michelin chef makes things happen in Manchester. Michael Caines, who lost an arm in 1994, overcame all obstacles to become one of the best chefs in the country. In fact, he was named Chef of the Year in 2001 by The Catey Awards. His restaurant at the Abode Hotel has won Best Restaurant in Manchester four years in a row since 2009.
James Martin Manchester
Celebrity Chef James Martin of BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen provides you with mouthwatering dishes in his new restaurant – James Martin Manchester. The restaurant is perfect if you want to enjoy a meal outside of the Manchester’s fast-paced and animated scene. You can find it inside the Manchester235 Casino, which is near the Deansgate rail station. Sundays at James Martin Manchester is something to look forward to as they serve traditional Sunday roast complete with trimmings.
Spinningfields is not only home to the Alto Apartments Manchester. It is also where one of the best dining experiences can be had in the city. Manchester House is located in Tower 12, giving its patrons a great view of the city while they partake on the best dishes as prepared by Chef Aiden Byrne and his staff.
Being a foodie is not just about eating in fancy Michelin-star restos. Sometimes, you can find the best chows in simple yet quaint places that offer a cheaper selection of delectable dishes. Some of the local favorites are Bar Burrito with branches at Piccadilly Gardens and Trafford Centre, Croma (for your pizza cravings), the aptly named vegan resto Earth, Chef Peter Booth’s Gallery Café at the Whitworth Art Gallery.
There is also the charming Hunters BBQ at the Northern Quarter, Pi bar/café for beers and pies, Shlurp! which is famous for their stews and soups, and Tampopo, which specializes in Asian cuisine.