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Soak in the city as Manchester’s best outdoor dining spot reopens

Where better to celebrate the end of lockdown than with al fresco drinking and dining at the Corn Exchange?

Manchester’s ultimate dining destination, Corn Exchange, is set to reopen its much-loved outdoor dining area this April for Mancunians to grab a bite, share a glass of something chilled and enjoy the spring sunshine. 

What’s more, there’s even outdoor fun and games to have with another household, or in a group of up to six.

What better way to celebrate the end of lockdown than by heading to the Corn Exchange and enjoying its diverse array of brands covering everything from classic Italian to modern Indian?

Delhi House Café

The latest addition to the Corn Exchange family, Delhi House Café brings the streets of Delhi into the heart of Manchester with its café-meets-restaurant style cuisine. 

With a modern take on classic Indian street dishes, and a whole host of vibrant cocktails to enjoy, don’t miss out on coming to try this unique dining experience. 

It’s received rave reviews, but many Mancunians won’t have had the chance to enjoy this new independent restaurant yet – so book now to avoid disappointment.


One of the city’s most loved outdoor drinking spots, Banyan is ready to welcome the people of Manchester to come enjoy a springtime sip on its famous terrace. 

With cocktails, fizz and gin galore, a trip to Banyan is the perfect way to raise a glass to the end of lockdown. 

Feeling hungry? Check out Banyan’s delicious food menu filled with tasty nibbles and large plates too.

Cosy Club

Lockdown has been filled with cosy nights in – so now it’s time to enjoy a cosy night out. 

Head down to Corn Exchange and pay a visit to Manchester’s most snug setting – Cosy Club – with a delightful lunch and brunch menu, excellent evening meal options and an impressive drinks menu to match.

Gino D’Acampo

A staple in Manchester’s Italian dining scene, Gino D’Acampo has been feeding the people of Manchester with its takeaway service throughout lockdown and is excited to greet its much-loved customers in person once more. 

Bask in the sunshine or cuddle up under the outdoor heaters as you indulge in the tastes of Italy along with a perfectly chilled glass from its vast wine list.


Overseas travel may not be an option for Brits quite yet, so let the authentic taste of Salvi’s exquisite dishes transport you to Italy. 

With tasty charcuterie boards and delightful pastries freshly made each day from its traditional Italian deli, unwinding with an Aperol Spritz in hand won’t go amiss this April. 


With a delicious array of pasta, pizzas and salads galore, come and relax this April in the laidback atmosphere that Vapiano provides. 

With its pasta and pizza dough handmade with love each day, these scrumptious Italian classics will be sure to satisfy. 

Pair your main with a cold sip of beer, wine or a cocktail to round up a perfect post-lockdown meal.


Last but by no means least of Corn Exchange’s Italian’s restaurants, Zizzi is firing up its stone baked pizza ovens, ready to welcome guests in April. 

With a tempting menu filled with everyone’s most-loved Italian dishes, spend your springtime dining on a rustic pizza with a prosecco in hand.

Escape Hunt

Fancy some fun before you fill your boots? Manchester’s best escape room is now taking booking for its April Outdoor Adventures. 

Fun for all the family, Escape Hunt is challenging Mancunians to come and take part in Operation Mindfall, where you have two hours to save the planet from a deadly virus, and Magic Portal, where humanity is depending on you to roam the streets of Manchester to locate magical crystals.


Need somewhere to crash after a fun-filled day exploring the bustling city of Manchester? 

Roomzzz Aparthotel is taking bookings now for essential stays only, and then it will be open again to the general public from 17th May.

With the luxury of a hotel combined with the convenience of a serviced apartment, come and enjoy the simple pleasures of a super soft mattress, plump pillow and fluffy towels this springtime.

The Corn Exchange’s resident brands are now taking booking from 12th April onwards and all venues will be following government guidelines. 

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