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New bakery Companio is a perfect introduction to the city's vibrant baking scene. Signature loaf is a granary sourdough called Manchester Malthouse which you can pick up at the bakery behind Piccadilly or at their Victoria Station stall every Tuesday and Thursday from 4-6pm.

Address: 35 Radium Street, Manchester | Telephone: |

Porter + Cole
Located in the heart of the Northern Quarter, Manchester's newest design store is a homage to good taste. Tuck into locally crafted beers and coffees, fine wines, cakes and superfoods before browsing homewares galore. Everything is so perfect it's impossible to make a bad choice.

Address: 124 High Street, Manchester M4 5JY | Telephone: |

Mayfield Manchester
Mayfield railway station is enjoying a new lease of life as a live venue and weekly street food fair. Hosted by local luminaries, Grub, enjoy the best in craft beer and street food every Friday and Saturday from noon.

Address: Baring Street, Manchester M1 2PY | Telephone: |

Pollen Bakery
Sample Manchester's finest sourdough at Pollen bakery. Tucked away in a railway arch behind Piccadilly train station, Pollen sells loaves, sandwiches and pastries such as croissants and pain au chocolat. Using a process that last up to four days, the bread is so highly regarded that the city's best restaurants are now using Pollen as suppliers. Open Wednesday to Saturday mornings only.

Address: 2 Sheffield Street, Piccadilly | Telephone: 0161 273 3171 |

Milk Jam Mcr
Manchester's candy-coloured dessert pop up bar, Milk Jam, serves bespoke cakes, brownies and soft serve ice cream. Owner and baker Charlotte O'Toole makes out there creations topped with candy canes, bubble gum dispensing machines and much more each day. In fact, it's worth popping in just to take a look. https://twitter.com/milkjammcr?lang=en

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Shoryu Ramen
Slow cooked pork stock forms the backbone of Shoryu Ramen's signature tonkotsu ramen, and the wood and brass interior is a treat. This plush Piccadilly outlet is the first to open outside London from the team behind Britain's Japan Centre. Other must tries include craft Japanese beers and wagyu steak buns.  

Address: 1 Piccadilly, Manchester M1 1RG | Telephone: |

Beat Street
Enjoy Caribbean cocktails, grilled cheese, burgers and sourdough pizza from the city's leading independents at this this street food and bar complex. Fire pits and palm trees create a party vibe.

Address: Deansgate Mews, Great Northern Warehouse, 235 Deansgate | Telephone: |

Crazy Pedro's NQ
Manchester's wildest pizza parlour serves nacho pizzas, chips with gravy pizzas and homages to famous musicians created in the pizza medium. The theme is Mexican wrestling and mescal is a forte. This fun party bar is open until 4am.

Address: Crazy Pedro's Pizza Parlour 1 Short Street, Northern Quarter | Telephone: 0161 359 3000 |

Simones bakery makes healthy cakes to take away. Choose from rosewater and pistacho, avocado cheesecake or green tea brownies with plenty of gluten, dairy and sugar free options. The owners also run the popular Asian streetfood outlet Vietshack next door so it makes sense to try both.

Address: Food Market, Manchester Arndale Centre, 49 High Street | Telephone: 0161 832 3552 |

Affordable Restaurants

Atmospheric tapas bar Porta serves deep fried goats cheese with freshly cut slices of orange, warm honey and thyme, slow cooked ox cheek with pickled walnuts and homemade custard tarts. Décor is straight out of old world Madrid.

Address: 50 Greenwood Street, Altrincham | Telephone: 0161 465 6225 |

Buca di Pizza
In search of a bargain? This new bar and pizza joint offers a range of deals including 'bottomless' pizza and lunch for £10, with prosecco or beer on the side. Chilled and central, it's ideal for refuelling on the go.

Address: 16 Lloyd Street | Telephone: |

Middle eastern food goes upmarket at this new restaurant on historic King Street. Take in the cobbles and Victorian shop fronts over small plates that could include Pedro Ximinez glazed ox cheek, Manchego pastries with truffled honey, harissa steak and cardamom panna cotta. A bounty of gin and tonics complete the picture. 

Address: 20-22 King Street, Manchester | Telephone: 0161 641 7700 |

This chilled new bistro on the banks of the River Irwell serves choice cuts from Beastro's in house butchery. Steak is a minimum of 30 days aged on the bone and they also serve meaty bites and lively vegetarian dishes including pig cheeks with ham hock bon bons and a Lancashire leek crumble as well as a sparkling range of beers and wines.

Address: Irwell Square, Leftbank, Manchester M3 3AG | Telephone: 0161 327 0265 |

Explore barbecued dishes and adventurous takes on offal such as tandoori chicken livers at what's regarded by many as the city's best curry house. A revamped, heated terrace offers hookah pipes to share. Chart topping artist, Drake, is a regular. He's booked out the whole venue three times over the last few years.

Address: Unit 5, The Quadrangle, Chester Street, M1 5QS | Telephone: 0161 233 1090 |

The Laundrette
Aimed at the junk food foodie, this neon and glass restaurant serves a great negroni (with complementary pretzels) and Italian American grub. Leather booths set the scene for lasagne, gourmet burgers, sticky ribs and white chocolate panna cotta. The vibe is clubby and the wine list includes zesty Rieslings and more.

Address: 13 Jack Rosenthal Street, First Street, Manchester M15 4FN | Telephone: 0161 236 16 16 |

Look no further than newcomer Hispi for perfect bistro food. This is the third restaurant from Gary Usher and the standards match those at his other, acclaimed establishments which include Chester's Sticky Walnut. Slow-cooked featherblade of beef is paired with hearty chips and a wobbly, creamy custard tart. This is food to enjoy, with a wine list to match.

Address: 1C School Lane, Didsbury | Telephone: 0161 445 3996 |

With a late-night licence and newly revamped interior, this atmospheric Italian restaurant and deli is a local secret. House special is Mozzarella di Bufala Campana DOP imported from the company's HQ in Milan. Traditional dishes like Neapolitan white pizza and olive and octopus stew taste even better with an Aperol Spritz or the house Negroni.

Address: Unit 22B, The Triangle, Exchange Square | Telephone: 075 6337 5135 |

Good Quality Restaurants

Wood Manchester
New British bistro, Wood, is the brainchild of MasterChef finalist, Simon Wood and seafood is a thing. Choose from scallops with gremalata, sardine and lemon or peachy duck dishes with chargrilled gnocchi. There's beurre gelato or local cheese for dessert, and an impressive range of fine wines including a number by the glass. The city's pedestrianised cultural quarter is another draw.

Address: WOOD Manchester, Jack Rosenthal Street, First Street, Manchester | Telephone: |

The Northern Quarter's newest addition is a modern Victorian bistro specialising in simple brunches and elegant suppers with a Middle-Eastern twang. Try the beetroot and chilli spaetzle or crispy lamb's belly with a spicy Bloody Mary. 

Address: 62 Oldham Street, Manchester | Telephone: 0161 236 0856 |

Upmarket Indique serves Rajasthani and north Indian delights in Manchester's most bustling suburb. Must tries include barbary duck breast in a cashew cream and the house biryani, with a mango lassi drink on the side. The cinnamon smoked lamb tikka is worth the trip alone.  

Address: 110-112, Burton Road, West Didsbury, Manchester, M20 1LP | Telephone: 0161 438 0241 |

Randall and Aubin
One of the capital's favourite seafood restaurants is now open in Manchester. An excellent wine list is joined by a giant disco ball, oysters, crispy lemon sole, clam and bacon chowder with corn bread, gourmet burgers, rotisserie chicken, tarte au citron and more. Think France meets New England on fashionable Bridge Street.

Address: 64 Bridge Street, Manchester M3 3BN | Telephone: 01617111007 |

Harvey Nichols Second Floor Restaurant
The Harvey Nichols in-store brasserie is a dab hand when it comes to dining, pairing a modern bistro menu with floor-to-ceiling views of Exchange Square. Enjoy hoisin duck buns, juicy, local beef seared on the Josper grill and world class cocktails. The house sommeliers are excellent -  or choose your own from the wine boutique.

Address: 21 Cathedral Street | Telephone: 0161 828 8898 |

Fine Dining Restaurants

The Rabbit in the Moon
Conceived by Michelin star chef Michael O'Hare and co-owned by former England football player Gary Neville, daring takes on wagyu beef, plum stones and octopus are served on 3D objects to raucous hip hop. The decor is black, cocktails immaculate and the views are a thrill. Decadently different.

Address: Urbis Building, Cathedral Gardens, Todd Street | Telephone: 0161 804 8560 |

The French at The Midland
After three years at the top, Michelin star chef Simon Rogan has handed over control of the iconic Midland hotel's restaurant, The French, to his protege, Adam Reid. Expect the finest foraged and local produce served amid re-imagined Victorian surrounds. Ox tartare with charcoal infused oil and mustard bubbles is typical of the Reid school of magic while wines include British surprises.  

Address: Peter Street, Manchester | Telephone: 0161 236 3333 |

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