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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Pizza Place
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“Rudy's Neapolitan pizza has been recognised worldwide. It's simply the best pizza in Manchester and arguable the UK, if not further afield. We go here far too much! Warning, it gets super busy, especially at weekends. People sometimes wait up to 2 hours for a seat, but you can put your name down and grab a drink at a nearby bar while you wait. We recommend the Romagnola or Calabrese (spicy). Veggie and Vegan options available too. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Food Court
“Love their pizza's and Cider. 5mins from Lushpads. Funky place where you can all sit together but order from different restuarant menus!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great scenic spot to grab a drink, especially on an evening. Just avoid on cloudy or cold/wet days. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Bar
“This very stylish Pacific Rim restaurant from Knutsford's Living Ventures group offers a fantastic choice of sushi, sashimi and tempura dishes. The menu combines modern Australian cuisine with Pacific Rim flavours underpinned by European cooking traditions, a blend of Indonesian, Southeast Asian influences and Australia's strong ties with Japan are reflected. Located underneath the Armani store in Spinningfields, you enter via a glass pyramid on Deansgate.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Really good food and great atmosphere. I’d recommend booking in advance though as they’re always busy.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Café
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“Don't be surprised if there's a queue to get in here. Breakfast time will be busy all through the weekend.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“High end shopping with everything from fashion, clothing and footwear to food and drink.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Night Club
“Good food- American/English diner and cocktail bar, very friendly staff, often play music on a weekend. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“My personal fave! Fantastic food, reasonably priced and authentic Spanish atmosphere. More often than not a wait for a table (and for good reason) so get there early and have a drink at the bar!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“opposite the main San Carlos. Actually serves a Great English Breakfast. Beautiful Italian Taps served as and when they are ready. Great food and great service. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“New branch of the comedy club, offering food, drinks and regular events including stand-up nights.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“Steak Restaurant. Hawksmoor is a very well known Steak Restaurant, from London they have now opened up in Manchester - a 5 - 10 mins from the Loft - walking along Deansgate. Their Sunday Roast is the best !!! ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Upmarket dining, cocktails and regular live music in an historic building with original features.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“Another one on our doorstep. Think big dirty burgers, chicken wings and bacon bacon fries. Look for the stairs leading up to the restaurant.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Café
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“Huge fry ups, toasties, bagels, all amazing. Can be a wait to get in on a weekend”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
“Umezushi is situated next to the Arena, the food is delightfully fresh and of exceptionally high quality, you will be surprised. The place is very intimate and cosy and offers as well a selection of sake and wine to compliment your meal. ”
  • 13 locals recommend