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Food

The Ultimate Guide To Where To Eat In Manchester’s Spinningfields

By Laura Rogan February 26, 2020

One of the most popular parts of the city, Spinningfields is filled with lavish places to eat.

Whether you’re heading out to celebrate or simply filling your tummy with some delicious grub, Spinningfields has some seriously tasty dining options – from the uber-fancy to the casual lunch spot and even a cheeky Gregg’s, the swanky area has it all. To help you pick out the next food spot on your hit list, we’ve created the ultimate guide to where to eat in Spinningfields.

The Ivy

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With three restaurants under one roof to choose from, it’s easy to see why The Ivy is regularly booked up. The incredibly Instagrammable restaurant has a little bit of something for everyone, with an Asian restaurant and two brasseries all tucked away inside its ivy-clad venue. Dishes are reasonably priced despite the restaurant’s lavish reputation, with steaks, sushi, fish and much, much more on their incredibly diverse menus. If you’re feeling extra naughty, their Chocolate Bombe is a real highlight – with rich, melted chocolate, hot salted caramel, honeycomb and ice cream combined together for the ultimate taste sensation. The Ivy, The Pavilion, Byrom St, Manchester, M3 3HG.

Banyan

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Featuring a laid-back vibe and contemporary decor, Banyan is the perfect all-day and all-night spot in Spinningfields. With an extensive cocktail list and menu full of varying cuisines, the restaurant is a great spot for suiting a whole group of people. With burgers, British dishes, Italian cuisine and even Thai curries, there’s plenty to try with an all-day menu and brunch options, too. For those who like things a little more on the boozy side, the restaurant also hosts its own bottomless brunch with all the prosecco, Coors, bloody marys, and Aperol Spritz you can wash down. Banyan, Vantage Point, Manchester, M3 3PL.

Tattu

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Much-loved for their contemporary Chinese food, Tattu is a real treat if you’re looking for something a little more fancy in the city centre. Providing a unique dining experience with exceptional decor (and a cherry blossom tree inside!), the restaurant has long been a favourite for Mancunians. The menu offers a range of delicious cocktails, as well as beautifully presented dishes such as aromatic crispy duck, caramel soy beef fillet, and pan-fried Szechuan sea bass. Tattu, 3 Hardman Square, Gartside St, Manchester, M3 3EB.

Hawksmoor

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A long-time treat in the Spinningfields area, Hawksmoor is one of the city’s best steakhouses, with top quality, tasty food that’ll have you thinking about it long after your visit. The restaurant is located in an old courthouse dripping with charm, and while the spot is well known for its beautiful beef offering, there’s so much more to Hawksmoor than just steak. Their Sunday roasts are a worthy contender for one of Manchester’s greatest, with juicy corn-fed chicken, buttery mash potato and a carefully selected wine list to accompany. Hawksmoor, 184, 186 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3WB.

The Refinery

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Laid-back bar and restaurant The Refinery is a great contemporary spot for those looking for a menu with a range of cuisines. The cosy spot features modern decor with slick, contemporary touches, and the all-day menu is like a mini trip around the globe. Featuring dishes from Japan, Britain, Italy and more, there’s sure to be something that tickles your fancy. From brunch and lunch to dinner, the menu features dishes such as steak, buttermilk chicken curry, gnocchi mac & cheese and a number of burger options. The food is casual but tasty, and a great option for Saturday lunch. The Refinery, XYZ Building, 1 Hardman Blvd, Manchester, M3 3AQ.

Australasia

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Mixing Australian, Indonesian and Japanese cuisine, Australasia knows good grub. The restaurant itself is underground, that you’re led to through a triangular glass structure and which feels extra special in itself. Until you taste the food, that is! The menu is absolutely huge, with a variety of dishes to choose from such as carefully crafted sushi, meats from the Robata grill and delicious fish combinations with Asian influences. From small plates to huge sharing platters and premium steaks, Australasia should be at the top of every Asian food fans list of places to try. Australasia, 1 The Avenue, Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3AP.

Dishoom

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One of the finest Indian restaurants in town, guests are in for a real treat with Dishoom. The restaurant is authentic to its inspiration: Bombay, with traditional dishes and modern takes on the cuisine to try. Their breakfast menu is genius, with sausage and bacon sandwiches wrapped up in naan, eggs paired with your usual Indian ingredients, with all-day menu highlights including pineapple tikka, sheekh kabab, and warm Biryani dishes. The restaurant provides the perfect social atmosphere, great for catching up with friends or for a casual date night. Dishoom, 32 Bridge St, Manchester, M3 3BT.

Honest Burgers

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Honest Burgers does exactly what it says on the tin, serve up delicious burgers all made in the restaurants very own butchery. Their rosemary salted chips are heavenly and served with every succulent, British beef burger. The restaurant prides itself on using local suppliers, using beers from neighbouring breweries for their menus and where able, serving locally sourced beef. The burgers are stacked high with all the toppings, such as fondue, bacon, Jalapeno relish and more. Honest Burgers, 36 Bridge St, Manchester, M3 3BT.