These top BBQ restaurants in the city 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 warmer weather, here are the best barbecues in the city for you to get your grill on.
So, gather your appetite and embark on a smoky culinary adventure through Manchester.
Whether you’re craving mouthwatering smoked brisket, succulent ribs, or authentic international flavours, the best BBQ restaurants 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
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.
Pitmaster 31, Wilmslow Rd, Manchester M14 5TB
Zouk Tea Bar and Grill
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.
Unit 5, Chester Street, Manchester M1 5QS
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
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.
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.’
44 King St W, Manchester M3 2GQ
The Blues Kitchen
Combining great American BBQ classics and New Orleans soul food, Blues Street 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 Street Kitchen offers a complete experience for food and music lovers alike.
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.
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.
42 Charles St, Manchester M1 7DB
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.
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.
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.
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.
Half Moon Chamber, 5-7 Chapel Walks, Manchester M2 1HN