Top 7 Trendiest Restaurants in Manchester Right Now October 20 2016, 0 Comments

Not got anything planned for this weekend? Maybe you need to impress a special someone or simply find somewhere new to explore with your friends or family? Here is our guide to the trendiest restaurants in Manchester right now. You will be spoilt for choice after reading our carefully selected list of the most stylish places to be.


This is a family run restaurant and is inspired by the family’s Naples heritage meaning they offer authentic, Italian cuisine. All ingredients are sourced directly from their own personally selected suppliers back in Naples, Sorrento and beyond. If that isn’t enough the food is also prepared using traditional Italian methods, for example making their own fresh pasta and breads. The mozzarella bar and restaurant can be found on the Corn Exchange and the Cucina restaurant can be found on John Dalton street.


Tampopo has 3 locations in Manchester, the Corn Exchange, the Trafford Centre and Albert Square. The restaurant claims so offer the finest Asian cuisine from Japan, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. Tampopo offers a sophisticated layout of large round tables to encourage diners to sit and enjoy the space whilst socializing with their friends. The authentic lantern lighting and colour scheme was inspired by the owner’s trips to East Asia.


This is a modern Australian cuisine restaurant in the stunning location of Spinningfields, perfect for an intimate fine dining experience. The menu has been devised by former Young Australian Chef of the year Paul Greening and combines Pacific Rum flavors underpinned by European cooking tradition, a blend of Indonesian, Southeast Asian influences and Australia’s ties with Japan.


Croma is located in the lively city center and can be found in Albert Square amongst the other bars and restaurants. The interior is spacious with an art deco design, which creates a unique ambience. The restaurant began in 2000 and was created by ex Pizza Express team Andrew Bullock, Bob Dunn and Lottie Hollinworth. They soon won the City Life Newcomer Award 2000. This is a great family friendly restaurant with a trendy edge that serves a delicious selection of pizza’s and pastas.


Set on the first floor of The Avenue in Spinningfields, Artisan goes back to basics in the fire, with pizzas, meat and fish. It is casual dining at it’s best. With an urban and artistic interior, you will be mesmerised by the sculptures, murals and art installations. Fire is at the literal heart of Artisan, handmade rustic dishes served straight from the flames. Artisan has three hidden gem, private dining/event spaces for your choosing – The Gallery, The Studio and The Drawing and we can guarantee they are all as stunning as each other.

Manchester House

Hidden away in Tower 12 in Spinningfields is Manchester House, one of the funkiest places to be in Manchester right now. It is home to Chef Patron Aiden Byrne and his long serving team. Aiden’s career is stepped in traditionalism and his flavour combinations stay true to classical marriages. He delivers his creations in unique and unexpected ways. You can also enjoy a seat at the chef’s table directly next to the kitchen so you have a front row seat into the theatre of the kitchen.

The Botanist 

The Botanist is a concept like no other. Botany is the study of plant life; the botanist is the person that indulges in this passion. From this a restaurant has been developed based on the love of plants and all things botanical. The restaurant offers a well stocked cellar of cask traditional ales, more than 40 bottled beers and ciders from around the world as well a selection of the finest champagnes. On most nights there is also a live musician to add to the ambience.