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Top 10 Best Restaurants in Manchester

We've compiled our list of the best restaurants in Manchester from the reviews submitted by our members. Unlike other websites offering Manchester restaurant reviews, our questionnaire is more complex to compensate for those people who grade restaurants as either 10/10 or 1/10. We also filter out reviews which we feel are not being honest or differ greatly from the experiences of our selected team of Trusted Reviewers.

1) Michael Caines at Abode
Abode Hotel, 107 Piccadilly, Manchester, M1 2DB
BOOK A TABLE ONLINE or call 0871 978 9601
Restaurant opening hours: Mon-Sat 12pm-2:30pm & 6pm-10pm

Stylish yet relaxed fine dining restaurant from double Michelin star winning celebrity chef Michael Caines, in the basement of the Abode Hotel near Piccadilly Station. Manchester's biggest hope of a Michelin star establishment. Technically superb!

2) The French at The Midland
Midland Hotel, Peter Street, Manchester, M60 2DS
Tel: 0871 230 5347
Opening Hours: Tue - Sat 7pm - 10:30pm & Sun 5:30pm - 9pm

Manchester's plushest and most historic restaurant was also the first in the UK to be awarded a Michelin star and has played host to royalty and presidents, showbiz legends and sporting gods! Renowned Head Chef Paul Beckley presents fine French cuisine with a British twist at The Midland Hotel's 2 AA rosette award-winning restaurant

3) The Moss Nook Manchester
Ringway Road near Manchester Airport, M22 5NA
Tel: 0871 231 1743 Calls
Opening Hours: Tue - Fri 12:00 - 13:30 (last orders)
& Tue - Sat 19:00 - 21:00 (last orders)

Highly rated restaurant near Manchester Airport serving French fine dining classics with an English interpretation. The only restaurant in Greater Manchester and Cheshire to have attained 29 years in the Which? Good Food Guide longest serving restaurants list.

4) Chaophraya Thai Restaurant & Bar
Chapel Walks, Off Cross Street, Manchester, M2 1HN
Tel: 0871 978 9602
Restaurant opening hours: Mon-Sun 12pm - midnight

Voted "Favourite Restaurant" by our 75,000 members in both the 2009 & 2010 Pride Of Manchester Awards, the multi-award winning Thai restaurant on Chapel Walks in the city centre has recently undergone an expensive refurbishment including the installation of a stunning £10,000 jelly fish tank

5) Harvey Nichols Second Floor Restaurant
21 Cathedral Street, Manchester, M1 1AD
Tel: 0871 230 5351
Lunch: Mon - Sat 12pm - 3pm & Sun 12pm - 4pm
Afternoon Tea: Mon-Sat 3pm-6pm & Sun 3pm-5pm
Dinner: Tues - Sat: 6pm - 10pm

The excellent fine-dining restaurant at Harvey Nichols Manchester offers fantastic views over Exchange Square, the big wheel, Manchester Cathedral and The Printworks

6) Linen Restaurant Manchester
2 Watson Street, Manchester, M3 4LP
RESERVE A TABLE ONLINE or 0871 978 9610
Restaurant opening hours: Mon - Thu 6pm -11pm
Fri & Sat 6pm -12am / Sun 2pm - 9pm

Excellent value for money, plush fine dining British restaurant inside the lavish Manchester235 casino - one of the most impressive dining arenas in Manchester

7) Mughli Restaurant + Charcoal Pit
30 Wilmslow Road, Rusholme, Manchester M14 5TQ
Tel: 0871 977 4391
Opening Hours: Sun 12pm - 12am
Mon-Thu 5pm - 1am / Fri 5pm - 2am / Sat 3pm - 2am

Stylish time-honoured family restaurant & charcoal pit on the Curry Mile that serves authentic Mughlai-cuisine from the northern regions of India and Pakistan. The menu focuses on freshly prepared traditional and contemporary dishes and features an extensive range of vegetarian, meat and sea-food dishes. Open until 1am during the week and 3am at weekends.

7) East Z East Riverside Manchester
Blackfriars Street, off Deansgate, Manchester, M3 5BQ
Tel: 0871 231 7768
Opening hours: Mon - Thu 5pm - 11:30pm
Fri & Sat 5pm - 12am & Sun 5pm - 11pm

The huge flagship branch of the multi-award winning Punjabi restaurant sits at the end of Deansgate close to the MEN Arena, shops and Royal Exchange Theatre.

8) 110 Restaurant Manchester
Circus Casino, 110 Portland Street, Manchester, M1 4RL
BOOK A TABLE ONLINE or call 0871 978 9613
Restaurant opening hours: Mon - Sun 6pm - 12am
Bar food available: Mon - Sun 4pm - 4am

Fantastic value-for-money restaurant inside the Circus Casino on the corner of Portland Street and Oxford Road. With a great selection of fish and seafood dishes, steaks and British dishes. Prices are ridiculously cheap for food of this quality.

9) Ocean Treasure 235
2 Watson Street, Manchester, M3 4LP
Tel: 0871 230 5344
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 12pm - 1am
Sat 5pm - 3:30am & Sun 5pm - 1am

The outstanding new Chinese restaurant inside the Great Northern Warehouse, on the ground floor of Manchester 235, has won rave reviews since opening its doors in December 2009. It boasts a largely Cantonese menu, influenced by the principals of healthy-eating, with exceptional dim sums, seafood and vegetarian options, The staff have also been cherry-picked from the best Chinese restaurants in Manchester.
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