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6 top spots for food and drink in Manchester

The second biggest city in the UK, Manchester is home to many great restaurants and cafes. From homemade vegetarian meals to world class food festivals, the city has it all.

1. Hawksmoor



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With a grand Edwardian interior, Hawksmoor provides a perfect atmosphere for fine grills and delicious cocktails. Known for having the ‘best steaks in Manchester’, visitors also wax lyrical about the eatery’s sea food offering.


2. Manchester Food & Drink Festival



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Usually hosted in the autumn, Manchester Food & Drink Festival is a nationally acclaimed event that brings food lovers from across the world together. With a whole calendar of events including sushi-making classes and food tasting courses, this is an event you won't want to miss.

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3. Marble Arch Inn



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Originally home to Manchester's iconic Marble Brewery, the Marble Arch Inn serves a wide variety of craft beers straight from the brewery, now housed just a stone's throw away from the inn. There's also an open kitchen, serving up modern British food that is far better than your standard pub fare.

Marble Arch Inn

4. Common



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A hip venue in the Northern Quarter, Common is part bar-restaurant and part gallery space – feast your eyes on work by local artists whilst enjoying cocktails, craft beers, burgers, and house chilli.


5. Earth Cafe



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The Earth Cafe is a peaceful retreat where you can fill up on wholesome vegetarian dishes and rainbow-coloured juices. The menu features drinks with happy and healthful names like Transcendental and Pineapple Love Bomb, and  of course, they’re all organic and packed full of antioxidants.

Earth Cafe

6. Healey Dell Nature Reserve



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Amongst the epic wildlife, you’ll find a Victorian themed tea room with a delicious cream tea served in vintage china. What better way to experience this traditional pastime than surrounded by The River Spodden and truly spectacular waterfalls at the Healey Dell Nature Reserve.

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09 Mar 2022(last updated)