There’s certainly ample evidence in its bar and restaurant scene to suggest so. Quietly growing over the years to become the bustling and almost-cosmopolitan town it is today (there’s no need to romanticise here…), the North Manchester ‘burb is evolving for the better – with tons of brunch spots, bars and restaurants to boot. Need some inspo next time you’re about? Check out our restaurant guide to Prestwich below.
1. Prestwich Social
One of Prestwich’s newest additions, Prestwich Social is the perfect ‘all-day-all-night’ spot, bringing a massive menu along with it for whatever the occasion. Whether it’s a chilled brunch with your partner or a boozy dinner with friends, socialising is at the heart of what they do – with tons of dishes of all varieties available – big and small – taking inspiration from all over the globe.
If that wasn’t enough already, the extensive cocktail menu certainly doesn’t disappoint, with plenty of classics and even huge martini trees on the menu, too. Prestwich Social, The Radius Scheme, Prestwich Social, unit 3, Fairfax Rd, Prestwich, M25 1AS.
2. Triple B’s
Departing from the city centre in favour of Prestwich, Triple B – formerly known as Eat New York – is serving up some of the best American-style grub in the ‘burb. We’re talking salt beef and pastrami packed bagels, absolutely massive burgers, and a variety of naughty loaded fries, all designed to bring a flavour of New York City to Manchester.
Both cooking and curing their salt beef and pastrami in house, guests can expect a flavour-packed meal at Triple B’s, alongside a very, very full tum. Triple B’s, 24 Bury New Rd, Prestwich, M25 0LD.
A huge, bright and airy Italian found in the centre of town, Croma is well-loved for its simple, yet lengthy menu of tasty pizzas, cooking each and everyone in a Neapolitan style with delightfully fluffy crust. Expect toppings to suit all tastebuds, including experimental options such as peri peri chicken, Peking duck, tandoori chicken and more crowd-pleasing Italian options, alongside fresh dishes such as pasta, lasagne, salads, and an array of mouthwatering starters, too. Croma, 30 Longfield Centre, Prestwich, M25 1AY.
4. All the Shapes
One of Prestwich’s coolest brunch spots, All The Shapes brings Manchester’s signature industrial style to the ‘burbs, alongside proper brunch dishes that squash any need to head into the city centre. Acting as both a laidback cafe and bar – in true cosmopolitan style – guests can tuck into breakfast burritos, eggs florentine, Shapes take on the full English and so much more, alongside a Mexican-inspired menu Thursday-Saturday evenings that includes fan-favourites such as quesadillas, tacos and burritos. Whether it’s a coffee or a casual wine you’re after, Shapes is the place. All The Shapes, 8 Warwick St, Prestwich, M25 3HN.
5. Cape to Cuba
Fusing together the culture of Cape Town and Havana for a pretty unique bar and restaurant, Cape to Cuba is perfect for a post-work drink, boasting a menu of classic, exotic cocktails such as mojitos and margaritas, bottles of both white and spiced rum, and a concise, crowd-pleasing menu of burgers such as the harissa lamb burger, the deep-fried mac and cheese burger, the sticky beef brisket burger and more.
Expect casual vibes throughout, not just on their menu, with brightly coloured decor resembling the Cuban nightclubs that Havana has become well-known for. Cape to Cuba, 429 Bury New Rd, Prestwich, M25 1AF.
Another bar blurring the lines between the city and the suburbs, Cuckoo aims to be the local ‘home away from home’, offering all-day comfort right through til 10.3opm. From classic brunch dishes – big full English brekkies, baked eggs, sandwiches and more – to stonebaked pizzas topped with Italian toppings like N’duja, prosciutto, Mortadella and chorizo – the cosy bar is the perfect casual retreat, with a diverse drinks menu to boot.
Whether it’s a cuppa or a cocktail you fancy, guests can make their way through the lengthy selection of classic cocktails and wines, with plenty of mojitos and martinis on offer. Cuckoo, 395-397 Bury New Rd, Prestwich, M25 1AW.
A Northern Quarter-esque that both humans and dogs can enjoy, Folk is open all day and all night, merging together the principles of a bar, cafe and a restaurant in one for locals to enjoy. Ageless music sets the laidback tone to the venue, while rustic woods, social-style seating and cosy sofas set a welcoming vibe that can be enjoyed just as easily with a beer as it can a fresh coffee.
The extensive menu keeps within that welcoming theme, too, with a number of sharing dishes for the table to enjoy together, homely dishes such as Sri Lankan fish curries, lamb tagines, koftas and more, alongside filling soups and sandwiches that are perfect for a rainy day lunch. Folk, 403 Bury New Rd, Prestwich, M25 1AA.
8. Panama Hatty’s
Prestwich’s guilty pleasure, Panama Hatty’s, is as eclectic as it is charming, serving quite the array of cuisines that will please any group of diners. A melting pot of cultures, guests are spun around the world by a catapult when studying the menu, with dishes from Mexico, America, England, Thailand and Vietnam teaming up to create a crowd-pleaser of a menu. Whether it’s a juicy burger you fancy or warming Thai curry – trust us when we say, they’ve got it. Panama Hatty’s, 2 Fairfax Rd, Prestwich, M25 1AS.
9. The Goods In
Located in a former garage, The Goods In is as quirky as they come in Prestwich, repurposing the space in a really cool and contemporary way that can be enjoyed from morning til night. Ideally located right by the Heaton Park tram stop, the bar oozes cool throughout everything it does – from its casual coffees and pretty cocktails, to its mega packed hoagies and perfectly presented brunch dishes. Basically, if you’re showing off to your mates, this is the place. The Goods In, Stella House, unit 2a Infant St, Prestwich, M25 1SS.
Moody, exclusive, a decorated with lavish deep blues and plush velvets, OSMA is a little something special somewhere rather unsuspecting. Prestwich. Run my Michelin-trained chef Danielle Heron, who previously worked at the Lake District’s prestigious L’enclume, OSMA focuses on an ever-changing menu made with locally-sourced produce, with tons of decadent small plates to choose from when dining there. Expect inspiration from Asia, the British countryside and beyond but with Mancunian ingredients, alongside sweet treats, great cocktails, and even a very special beef Sunday roast. OSMA, 132 Bury New Rd, Prestwich, M25 0AA.