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Looking for charming restaurants in Manchester? Housed in a building that first opened as a pub and restaurant in 1870, Mr Thomas’s Chop House (52 Cross Street) is a Manchester institution, and when you take your seat amid the jade-green glazed tiles and brass chandeliers, you’ll soon see why it’s one of the best places to eat in Manchester.
If you’re wondering where to eat on a special occasion in Manchester, meanwhile, head to The French (Peter Street). Don’t be fooled by the name; this glamorous Manchester restaurant is all about exquisite British fare. It’s part of the Midland Hotel and was special enough to draw the Beckhams here on their first date – although the decor has been updated since then.
In fact, the entire restaurant was completely renovated just a few years ago by critically acclaimed chef Simon Rogan. He has since transformed this already iconic Manchester dining spot with his innovative six and 10-course menus of hand-picked, seasonal ingredients.
If you’re on a budget or always struggle to decide where to eat, Manchester’s Street Food Market in Piccadilly Gardens is your lunchtime saviour. Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, it’s packed full of local vendors selling a range of different cuisines – you could begin with some dim sum, enjoy a main of paella and finish with some Dutch pancakes.
Afternoon tea connoisseurs should book a table at Hotel Gotham (100 King Street), a grand art deco building in Manchester city centre. Its afternoon tea has a distinctly local flavour to it, with Eccles cakes and Manchester tarts as well as the usual scones and sandwiches, all served in the handsome surroundings of the Honey Restaurant.
No trip to Manchester is complete without an evening dining in Chinatown, which has an array of authentic Asian restaurants. Red Chilli (403-419 Oxford Road) is famed for its Sichuan seafood, while some of the finest Cantonese food in Manchester can be found at Wing’s Restaurant (1 Lincoln Square).