Manchester’s 5 Hottest New Restaurants 2019

2 October 2019

2019 has been an amazing year for new restaurants in Manchester, and we couldn’t let it pass without flagging some of the very best.

So, without further ado, we’re jumping straight in to the best, most beautiful and most buzzing new eateries of the year, ideal for private dining events, Christmas or new year’s parties and much more… join us for a look at our top picks.

1. Three Little Words

12-13 Watson St, M3 4LP

The hype around Manchester Gin’s new home is justified. Six railway arches next to Manchester Central (one of our favourite venues) house their distillery, offices and a restaurant that’s got everyone talking.

From a seasonal menu specially designed to go with Manchester Gin cocktails, to the brick-and-copper industrial cool of the interior, this is a restaurant like nowhere else in Manchester.

Add in masterclasses where you can make bespoke gin or learn the art of the gin cocktail, and you’ve got a restaurant that will have no problem making the leap from Manchester’s latest buzz-venue to a real fixture on its dining scene.

2. The Bull & Bear

The Stock Exchange Hotel, 4 Norfolk St, M2 1DW

A new Tom Kerridge restaurant in the luxury, 40-bedroom new Stock Exchange Hotel would be news enough, but with a menu devised by Kerridge and executive chef Dan Scott the food promises to be exceptional.

Details are under wraps for now ahead of the restaurant’s opening on 15th November, but we know for a fact that the space is a real showstopper too, directly under the Stock Exchange’s domed ceiling.

3. Cultureplex, Bistrotheque and Klatch coffee

Ducie St, M1 2TP – just behind Manchester Piccadilly

Capital & Centric’s first completed scheme in Manchester, this former Ducie Street goods warehouse is very interesting. And very big.

It’s home to a slick new coffee shop (Klatch) that turns into a craft beer bar at night, Cultureplex – a massive workspace, bar and dining area, and a new offshoot of east London’s excellent, no-nonsense Bistrotheque restaurant. There’s also a gym, cinema, events space and much more.

4. Rosso Restaurant

43 Spring Gardens, M2 2BG, facing straight down King St

Ok, so Rosso isn’t a new opening. If anything, Rio Ferdinand’s restaurant is one of Manchester’s best-established gems. But they do have a new a la carte menu that they (and we) are really excited about.

The new menu offers over 30 brand new dishes, and has arrived just in time for Christmas parties and other festive bookings. With great cocktails, a celebrity heavy clientele and live music, Rosso is an unforgettable dining venue, and an unmissable stalwart on the Manchester scene.

5. Ribeye Steakhouse

8 First St, Manchester M15 4FN

Floor-to-ceiling windows, golden bee-patterned wallpaper that nods to the owners’ love of Manchester, and a 15ft living wall covered in greenery all help to elevate this high-end steakhouse – one of Manchester’s largest new restaurants this year – above the pack.

That's before you even get onto the food (prime cuts from the UK and around the world, along with veggie and vegan options), Manchester’s first dry bar (mocktails all round), or the restaurant’s environmental commitments – it’s signed up to Carbon Free Dining, and diners are given the option to donate to plant a tree in Africa with every meal.


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