138 menus in Manchester lunch, restaurant and takeaway menus
‘Jewel of the North’ and rated to be the second city in the UK next to London, Manchester enjoys a cosmopolitan population and atmosphere, hence the food scene is both stimulating and varied. As a university city, there is a wealth of excellent restaurants in the centre and around the campus, but also in the outlying suburbs. However, no restaurant has yet gained Michelin Star status, but Michelin star chefs are omnipresent in restaurants such as Mr Coopers, located in a late 1800’s house with amazing indoor and outdoor dining at reasonable prices.
Attractions in Manchester are manyfold, from its industrial background and its brewing industry. Tours of both are available. Like London, Manchester has an ‘eye’, a large wheel which encompasses great views of the city. With a large ethnic population, there is a bond between both China and India which is reflected in the restaurant scene and the street food scene. If sport is your passion, both Manchester United and Manchester City rate at the top of British football in the Premier Leagues. Both of these sporting stadiums have restaurant complexes, housing everything from fast food to a more ‘sit down and enjoy’ bistro. For Italian food lovers, there are over 120 restaurants, with the Ancoats area of Manchester being home to both independent and chain restaurants, where Italian migrants first arrived. Pubs and clubs are the life blood of Manchester, all serving great beer and welcoming food, both day and night. Slap bang in the centre of Manchester is Chinatown, the third largest of its kind in Europe, hosting many restaurants, takeaway,supermarkets and Chinese gift shops. For authentic Thai food, the outright winner is Chaophraya, with a vast menu incorporating many vegetarian dishes. The Asian platter for 2 is a must!