Manchester is home to some of the best bars and restaurants in the UK. With so many to choose from, sometimes it can be difficult picking the right one. Below are 5 of the best places to visit when hungry in Manchester.


Pen & Pencil

This unique and funky bar offers an extensive cocktail list and a varied choice of day and night menus to suit the taste of all. Situated in the Northern Quarter, Pen & Pencil is a great place to eat and drink as well as enjoy the entertainment of live music every Wednesday or bring out your competitive side in the Pencils Down Quiz every Tuesday.

Named after the famous steak and cocktail joint in Manhattan, Mad Men, the interior gives a relaxed New York vibe with great lighting and contemporary exposed brick to enjoy your impressive experimental cocktails in.


The Anthologist

When it comes to the Anthologist, Christmas really has come early, but don’t worry, they have done all the work for you for to avoid the pressure of organizing the perfect Christmas night out! Depending on your party preference, you can feast on an array of seasonal menus, ranging from seasonal cocktails Manchester, a Sunday roast or a mixology masterclass for those who want to get their creative juices flowing.

With an interior style that offers a calm, cosy and contemporary vibe, The Anthologist is perfect for everyone. Whether you’re after a quick catch up with friends, a relaxing drink after work, or even an exquisite 3-course dinner, this place really does have it all – not forgetting a host of attentive staff.


Rudy’s Neapolitan Pizza

If you are looking for a simplistic and speedy dinner, then look no more – Rudy’s 60 second pizzas focus on the traditions of Naples whilst offering top quality hand-made ingredients to provide you with the perfect pizza. Wash down with an array of quality wines and beers from the generous drink menu and finalise by indulging in an Italian dessert of the day. You can’t go wrong. Situated in two central locations, Ancoats and Peter St, Rudy’s shares the heart of Naples with Manchester.



Rosso’s is amongst the City’s favourites delivering fresh Italian food and a prestige service for a dining experience you will not forget. Non-diners are also welcomed and catered for thanks to its extensive bar area with a decadent interior perfect for date night or office drinks.

Rosso’s is also in the full Christmas swing providing four festive menus, including a Christmas day menu for those that fancy a Christmas dinner in style. If you can’t wait till then, enjoy a roast dinner from 12-6pm every Sunday for just £25* per person as well as a bottle of wine for under £10* – what a treat!


The Patron

A vibrant and quirky food and drink joint serving a diversity of cultured cuisines along with local craft beer and cocktails that will tickle anyone’s fancy. If that’s not enough? The Patron also showcases a selection of live music and comedy shows for those that want a full experience.

The food menu is inspired by a mixture of British, Middle Eastern, and Persian-inspired dishes such as small plates of meat and fish, kebabs, and mezzes. The cheap and cheerful cocktails menu takes a modern twist on some of the classics with a ‘Mojito Highball’ and ‘Magnesia’, their new and improved version of an Espresso Martini, at prices ranging from just £7-9.