This unique restaurant and bar is Manchester's only Argentinean-style eatery. Located on a small side street, the Gaucho Manchester has an extremely plush interior on two floors with voluminous blue drapes setting off the ivory and slate gray fittings. Leather backed wooden chairs and tables on a classic black and white tiled floor complete the look. There are regular Latin themed nights, plus salsa dancing and live jazz music throughout the week, or you can just enjoy a varied menu.
This tiny intimate, drawing room-style restaurant, with warm pastel walls and wooden tables and chairs, is reputed to be one of the finest vegetarian eating places in Manchester. At Greens, there is gourmet-quality food and a bring-your-own wine policy with no corkage charge, so it's ideal for a reasonably priced night out. The freshest ingredients are used imaginatively to create a broad ranging menu of vegan and vegetarian food to suit all tastes. Starters might include baked goat's cheese, followed by mains such as mushrooms, leeks and tomatoes in filo pastry. For those on a tight budget, there are two-course lunchtime and three-course early evening set meals available.
One of Manchester's culinary success stories, Tampopo is of the most popular ethnic restaurants in the city. The decor is light, simple and almost austere, but in perfect keeping with the principles and values of the place. Concentrating on a menu of noodles and Pan-Asian street food, everything is served with brisk efficiency and a smile. The lunches are particularly renowned for their remarkably good value.
This well-regarded restaurant and bar is popular with jazz lovers for its late license and live music during weekends. Guests are invited to dine inside and soak up the authentic rustic atmosphere with walls painted in earthy tones complementing the predominantly candlelit rooms; outside seating is also available. The restaurant’s food is inspired by Mediterranean tapas with a Greek emphasis. The food is well-priced and of good quality; various tapas from tortilla chips to octopus are available, or you could order a choice of meze platters. Main course favorites include vegetable moussaka and swordfish steaks. There is a range of beers offered.
This internationally renowned Cantonese restaurant has been in business since 1977. The wonderful, authentic dim sum and reasonable prices at Yang Sing make it a must-visit destination for all lovers of Chinese cuisine. Their loyal clientele visit from all over the UK to sample the food presented in their legendary banquets. The food here is definitely imaginative, like their steamed chicken feet in spicy sauce. Signature dishes include ox tripe with pickled vegetables and chicken in a blackberry and blackcurrant sauce.
Lime is a nice addition to the eating scene in Salford Quays. The trendy bar and restaurant sports a green theme throughout the interior, with lime walls counterpointed by pine green and light wood paneling. The eating area is intimate and well-proportioned, and cuisine is dedicated to using the freshest local ingredients to make internationally-inspired dishes. There's also a wide range of cocktails and wines to choose from.
In the busy Picadilly area, Wetherspoons attracts shoppers, elder members of the public, and Manchester United fans. A very good place to go for reasonably cheap food; pub meals, light snacks, breakfast menu and children's meals. They stock a large selection of real ales and bitters along with the usual pub favorites. Equally it is a cheap place for friends to go for a quick coffee and a chat, or a delicious hot chocolate to keep warm from all the cold Manchester weather. Keep an eye out for the great wine or ale festivals they like to hold with great drinks offers!
If you are looking for a place for your early morning caffeine fix then Takk is sure to delight you. A local gem, this cafe takes pride in their artisan coffee that's sure to impress aficionados of the beverage. It's a warm and welcoming spot with plenty of seating spaces where you can have a bite in solitude or also get work done. Their Muesli, Granola, French Toast and eggs are perfect breakfast orders followed with some of their Nordic coffee. Takk is also a venue for many local events.
El Capo brings the brilliance of South American cuisine to British shores. Intimate, dimly lit and always filled with excitement, this place has all the makings of a great dining experience. Packed with a youthful crowd, the energy- levels of the place never seems to drop until its time for it to close for the day. Walk in expecting a memorable dining experience and this place will surprise you with brilliant DJ music, a party atmosphere and some palate-pleasing dishes. The menu here consists of traditional South American delicacies from Latin tapas to quesadillas that are sure to have you planning on your next meal at this splendid restaurant.