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21 amazing and great value menus at Manchester’s best restaurants – book a table now!


Now in its 19th year, Manchester Food & Drink Festival will run from 29th September to 10th October for 2016: meaning you’ve almost 2 weeks to experience the best of the city’s dining scene. As the MFDF’s exclusive booking partner, you can discover and book the best tables with Bookatable, throughout the festival.

The brainchild of Phil Jones & Chris Tomlinson, Manchester Food & Drink Festival was founded to celebrate the diversity and character of the city’s restaurant, and it’s grown to become one of the region’s most hotly-anticipated foodie festivals.

MPU-BannerThis celebration of dining out takes place across Manchester’s favourite restaurants: you’ll find festival menus at your favourite high street spots, as well as the city’s most luxurious fine dining establishments.

Manchester restaurants are busy perfecting their special festival menus, ready for you to enjoy. You can experience groundbreaking cuisine at Simon Rogan’s restaurant, The French, authentic Thai dining at Busaba, or a menu designed by the much-loved TV chef, James Martin.

Hawksmoor Manchester


Burger, chips & a cocktail, £15 per person
Praised by many as the UK’s finest steak restaurant, Hawksmoor Manchester is the first opening outside London for the Hawksmoor empire. Set within a restored Victorian courthouse on Deansgate, this multi-award-winning restaurant is filled with stunning reclaimed pieces.
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The French by Simon Rogan


3-course meal & a glass of wine £50 per person
Bringing his 2 Michelin-starred expertise to one of Manchester’s most iconic sites, The French by Simon Rogan showcases pioneering British cuisine. Many ingredients are sourced from the restaurant’s own farms, dotted throughout the lush North England countryside.
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Mr Cooper’s House and Garden


3 courses & a cocktail £28 per person
Bringing his 2 Michelin-starred expertise to the iconic Midland Hotel, Mr Cooper’s House and Garden is Simon Rogan’s second restaurant in Manchester. Mr Cooper’s offers a multitude of different dining settings under one roof, combining modern touches with the history and heritage of Mr Cooper himself, whose house and famous gardens sat on the site back in 1819. Trees, birdhouses and a gazebo decorate the striking dining room which, with a zesty-green & white colour scheme, ushers the outdoors in.
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James Martin Manchester


6 courses £30 per person
Brought to you by one of the UK’s best-loved celebrity chefs and named in The Sunday Times Top 100 Restaurants 2015, James Martin’s eponymously-named restaurant is found within Manchester’s glitzy 235 Casino. An on-site ‘meat market’ sees guests step inside a cavernous walk-in meat fridge, which showcases cuts from the menu.
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Jamie’s Italian


3 courses £18.95 per person
A celebrated venture from world-famous Jamie Oliver, Jamie’s Italian Manchester serves creative regional recipes. Set in a Grade II-listed converted bank, library lamp-topped tables and pretty stained glass windows are offset by spectacular charcuterie displays.
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Great John Street Hotel


Traditional afternoon tea £20 per person
Inside an eclectic town house in Manchester is Afternoon Tea at Great John Street Hotel. Winner of ‘Most Intimate Hotel Bar’ status by In-Out Magazine, the hotel’s Oyster Bar serves a classic and timeless interpretation of afternoon tea.
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King Street Townhouse – Tavern


2-course lunch £12.95, 3-course dinner £22.95 per person
Served in an impressive Italian renaissance building dating back to 1872, afternoon tea at King Street Tavern offers a quintessentially British treat in historic surrounds. Winner of Best City Restaurant 2016 at Cheshire Life Food and Drink Awards, King Street Tavern offers a selection of sweet and savoury delights amidst designer fabrics, ambient lighting and an array of locally commissioned art.
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Iberica Manchester


3 tapas & a wine or beer, £18 per person
A buzzy Spanish restaurant in Manchester’s trendy Spinningfields district, Iberica is the brainchild of 3-Michelin-starred chef, Nacho Manzano. This expansive space comprises an open kitchen, an upper-level mezzanine and 2 terraces.
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47 King Street West


2 courses £19.95 or 3 courses £23.95 per person
Enjoying a prime location within the bustling knot of Manchester city centre, 47 King Street West offers first-class food and service, and some of the city’s finest food and drink. Showcasing the talents of head chef Rod Francis, the menu is led by French & British classics with a modern touch. Afternoon teas are also a 47 King Street speciality.
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Malmaison Manchester


3 courses from prix fixe & a glass of prosecco, £19.95 per person
Within the exclusive Malmaison Manchester, Malmaison Restaurant serves stunning local delicacies with an adventurous edge. A spectacular open kitchen showcases the unique josper grill, whilst a theatre-style bar offers exhilarating mixology entertainment.
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Marco’s New York Italian by Marco Pierre White


5 courses £49.95 per couple
Marco’s New York Italian – Media City serves mouth-watering food inspired by Italian and American traditions. From world-famous chef Marco Pierre White, the restaurant brings authentic New York style to Salford’s buzzing Media City.
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Second Floor Brasserie, Harvey Nichols


3 courses & a cocktail £22 per person
Informal yet ultra-fashionable, Harvey Nichols Second Floor Brasserie showcases supreme modern European cuisine. This elevated spot offers views over the city, and a black lacquered bar offers a fashionable selection.
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Busaba Manchester


2 courses & a drink £15 per person
Busaba offers an exotic Thai fusion of the traditional and the contemporary. An intimate, Oriental-styled interior is the setting for a menu of innovative, eclectic dishes. Traditional noodle and soup specialities are bursting with bold flavours, and long wooden tables help create a friendly, bustling setting for casual meals.
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Pho – Manchester Corn Exchange


Main & a glass of wine or beer £10 per person
Set over 3 floors in the bustling Corn Exchange, Pho Manchester offers up irresistible Vietnamese street food in a stunning setting. There is al fresco seating in the dramatic central atrium, and an upstairs bar mixing up seasonal Vietnamese cocktails.
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Browns Brasserie & Bar


2 courses lunch £10.95 per person
Housed in the converted Athenaeum, Browns Brasserie & Bar – Manchester serves a delicious menu of hearty European food and thirst-quenching cocktails in a vibrant, contemporary atmosphere. Designed in 1902, the building incorporates Edwardian baroque architecture with eye-catching art-nouveau detailing, such as intricate wrought-iron work.
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Byron – Manchester Corn Exchange


Burger & a beer £12 per person
Within Manchester’s landmark Corn Exchange, Byron is a contemporary, family-friendly hamburger restaurant. This colourful 2-floor restaurant boasts eclectic interior design, and floor-to-ceiling windows for views of the bustling neighbouring streets.
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Byron – Manchester Deansgate


Burger & a beer £12 per person
Byron Deansgate brings proper hamburgers to one of Manchester’s trendiest areas. Urban design features include retro teal booths and whitewashed brick walls, while the buzzy open kitchen gives guests a view of the chefs in action.
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Byron – Manchester, Piccadilly Gardens


Burger & a beer £12 per person
Bringing Byron’s famous creations to Manchester city centre, Byron Piccadilly Gardens is an uber-cool burger joint. Relax in the sleek leather seating, and watch the magic happen in the open kitchen, or watch the world go by through the floor-to-ceiling windows.
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Chaophraya – Manchester


2-course lunch & a glass of prosecco £15 per person
Serving elegant Thai cuisine, Chaophraya Manchester enjoys a sterling reputation. Nestled in a beautiful historic building, the cosy dining room blends contemporary design with traditional Thai flourishes.
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Café Istanbul


Festival deal £23.50 per person
As the oldest Turkish restaurant in Manchester, Café Istanbul holds an excellent reputation of serving the most flavoursome Turkish cuisine. Café Istanbul restaurant also couples a luxury champagne cocktail bar with authentic Turkish beers.
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Miller & Carter – Manchester


2 courses £15 per person
Miller & Carter – Manchester is housed in a magnificent old bank building in the city centre. Famous for succulent steaks, the premium-graded beef is carefully selected from sustainable British farms.
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