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The best barbecue spots in Manchester for a buzzin’ BBQ

From traditional American BBQ to Brazilian churrascaria, Korean delicacies, and beyond, Manchester is a melting pot of BBQ delights.
BBQ restaurants in Manchester

These top BBQ restaurants in Manchester offer a range of flavours and experiences, ensuring that every barbecue enthusiast can find their perfect spot for an amazing scran.

We love summer in Manchester. Our city might not always be basking in blue skies and sunshine but, according to a recent BBC weather report, it was hotter than Spain last weekend.

Next week we’ll probably be back to soggy hair and dodging puddles but these past few glorious days of summer weather have got us thinking about basking in the sunshine, Pimm’s and lemonades and sticky BBQ fingers.

So if you fancy kick-starting the party in this warmer weather, here are the best barbecues in the city for you to get your grill on.

Whether you’re craving mouthwatering smoked brisket, succulent ribs, or authentic international flavours,  these BBQ restaurants in Manchester have got you covered.

Get ready to indulge your taste buds and discover the smoky delights that await you in the city.

The best BBQ food in Manchester

Pitmaster BBQ & Smokehouse

BBQ restaurants in Manchester

Centred around BBQ, Smoking, and the love of feeding its guests, Pitmaster BBQ & Smokehouse offers a comfortable and engaging environment where quality grilled cuisine takes the spotlight.

Their menu features an amazing selection, including 16-hour smoked brisket, 8-hour slow-cooked ribs, and delectable smokehouse burgers.

Prepare to savour the tender, fall-off-the-bone ribs that will leave you craving more.

You can check out their website here.

Pitmaster 31, Wilmslow Rd, Manchester M14 5TB

Zouk Tea Bar and Grill

BBQ restaurants in Manchester

Not only does Zouk Tea Bar and Grill offer an incredible BBQ-sharing platter, but they also provide BBQ cookery classes for those looking to enhance their grilling skills.

Impress your friends at your next summer gathering with the techniques and flavours you’ll learn in their incredible classes, and tuck into some delicious BBQ.

Check out their website here

Unit 5, Chester Street, Manchester M1 5QS

Dukes 92

BBQ restaurants in Manchester

Converted into a bar in 1991, Dukes 92 is the perfect spot for a BBQ in the summer months. When the weather gets warmer, drinkers and diners of all ages-within reason- from Dukes or its sister restaurant Albert’s Shed, popped down for a sun sesh at this pristine canal side location. With optimal sun exposure, sleek stainless steel decor and a lively crowd, the terrace always makes for a good time. The gallery space upstairs and balcony can be cordoned off and made available for private hire. There are two outdoor cooking stations so you can watch your food being grilled fresh whilst you sip on a champers or two. Amazingly, for a terrace that has 4730 seats, you’ll be lucky to find one without a bum come summer.

The Liquor Store

BBQ restaurants in Manchester

Setting up a BBQ on their small but well-loved terrace every Friday from 5pm, The Liquor Store invite all you hard workers and busy bee grafters of Manchester along to enjoy some free food, amazing cocktails, and the usual quality selection of absolute tunes. Wash away the stresses of the working week with pint or two or Madri and a burger or banger from the open BBQ.

Bem Brasil

BBQ restaurants in Manchester

Experience an authentic taste of Brazil at Bem Brasil, a true celebration of Brazilian food in Manchester.

This award-winning ‘churrascaria’ restaurant offers an all-inclusive dining experience where you can feast on an endless supply of the finest Brazilian food and succulent barbecued meats.

Indulge in the finest cuts of beef, pork, and chicken, roasted on traditional charcoal barbecues, and expertly carved at your table by knowledgeable ‘Passadores.’

You can check out their website here.

44 King St W, Manchester M3 2GQ

The Blues Kitchen

Combining great American BBQ classics and New Orleans soul food, Blues Kitchen is not only a restaurant and late-night bar but also a hub for the best blues music in Manchester.

Enjoy the lively atmosphere while savouring their delicious BBQ dishes.

With the restaurant and bar on the ground floor and a beautiful concert hall on the first floor, Blues Kitchen offers a complete experience for food and music lovers alike.

Check out their website here.

13 Quay St, Manchester M3 3HN

Ban Di Bul

For a taste of Korean BBQ, look no further than Ban Di Bul.

This bright and modern restaurant specializes in traditional Korean dishes, such as mandu dumplings and kimchi.

With a devotion to introducing Korean food to UK customers, Ban Di Bul has been delighting diners since 2011, bringing unique flavours and culinary experiences to Manchester.

Check out their website here.

77 Princess St, Manchester M2 4EG

One Plus Restaurant

If you want the true experience of a Chinese Hot pot, Plus One is the place to go. Under one roof and over three levels they offer three completely different restaurants offering something no other Chinese restaurant can offer.

The basement level offers the Rice & Noodle Bar.

The ground floor offers a very unique way of eating Chinese Hotpot, and the first floor is their newest addition which offers authentic Chinese BBQ and an à la carte Seafood menu.

Check out their website here.

42 Charles St, Manchester M1 7DB

Koreana Restaurant

As the first Korean restaurant outside of London, Koreana is a must-visit for those seeking an authentic Korean dining experience.

Established in 1985 by Alex Kim and Hyun Kim, Koreana offers a wide range of fascinating flavours derived from diverse combinations of ingredients like sesame, ginger, chilli, garlic, and soy sauce.

Enjoy the cosy, family-run atmosphere while indulging in the best of Korean cuisine.

Check out their website here.

40A King St W, Manchester M3 2WY

Istanbul Restaurant Manchester

Istanbul Restaurant takes pride in serving original and authentic Turkish food, crafted with its unique blend of fresh ingredients.

Their experienced Turkish chefs have mastered the art of Turkish cuisine, ensuring each plate is cooked with love and devotion.

Prepare to indulge in a culinary journey through Turkey’s rich flavours.

You can check out their website here.

2 Bury Old Rd, Manchester M8 9JN

Quarter House Beer & BBQ

Nestled in Manchester’s Bohemian Northern Quarter, Quarter House Beer & BBQ is a laid-back bar known for its extensive beer selection and mouthwatering BBQ fare.

With one of the largest sun terraces in the area, it’s the perfect spot to enjoy a pint and savour some of the best BBQ food in the North.

Sit back, relax, and let the flavours and ambience take you away.

You can check out their website here.

11 Stevenson Square, Manchester M1 1DB

Annyeong Korean Restaurant & Bar

Annyeong offers a stylish and casual-elegant setting for Korean cuisine and tabletop BBQ.

Dive into an array of wines while savouring delectable Korean dishes.

And if you’re in the mood for some late-night fun, their karaoke setup is perfect for keeping the party going late into the night.

You can check out their website here.

Half Moon Chamber, 5-7 Chapel Walks, Manchester M2 1HN

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