Eating out in Manchester

Manchester as a city is awash with places to eat. With restaurants, bars and cafes around every corner and along every main drag, the choice can be overwhelming. You'll find a full list of Manchester restaurants in our restaurant section here - and you can get great offers when you book online. In the meantime, here's our pick of a few student friendly eateries to get you started:

Kro

The 'Kro' chain of restaurants in Manchester provide a selection of student friendly eating and drinking spaces with cool modern interiors and a reasonably priced and very tasty selection of Danish cuisine. The original Kro, located opposite the Manchester University Student Union is a great place for  a more casual lunch or dinner, while Kro2 nearer to MMU offers a more formal dining space in its cool, crisp restaurant. Kro2 also boats an excellent 'secret garden' outdoor seating area. 

Kro Bar, 325 Oxford Road, 0161 274 3100

Kro2, Oxford House, Oxford Road, 0161 236 1048

FInd out more and book a table at Kro here

Find out more and book a table at Kro2 here

Trof

Another Manchester family of bars (with an extremely un-chainey feel) is Trof. The original Trof is in Fallowfield, slap bang opposite the Owens Park tower block - though more Trofs have sprung up in the past few years, one in the Northern Quarter (city centre) and one - known as The Deaf Institute -  on the MMU campus. All three venues offer an excellent selection of great value food in quirky surroundings. We'd particularly recommend the extensive breakfast menu, which offers a tempting variety of hangover cures. The Deaf Institute also incorporates one of the city's best live music venues.

Trof Fallowfield, Landcross Road, 0161 2572159

The Deaf Institute, 135 Grosvenor Street, 0161 276 9350

Trof NQ, 8 Thomas Street, 0161 8333197

www.trof.co.uk

The Curry Mile

No eating out guide to Manchester would be complete without a mention of the world famous curry mile. Lighting up the stretch of Wilmslow Road that runs through Rusholme - the beating heart of Manchester's immigrant community - is restaurant after restaurant serving Indian and Pakistani cuisine. Restaurants can vary in quality, but the majority of them offer excellent quality and value. Try the well-established Hanaan if you're not sure. Many of the restaurants on the Curry Mile are open late, making a tempting stop off on the way home after a night out.  

Hanaan, 54-56 Wilmslow Road, 0161 2564786

Find out more and book your table at the Hanaan here.

 

Kosmos

A student institution in the heart of Fallowfield, the intimate Kosmos Taverna has been filling students up on home-cooked hearty Greek cuisine since 1981. With a great selection of mezze and a lively atmosphere, it makes an ideal (and cheap) destination for group nights and romantic dates alike. 

Kosmos Taverna, 248 Wilmslow Road, 0161 225 9106

www.kosmos-taverna.co.uk

 

Bella Italia

Ok ok, yes it's a faceless chain. But the prices are cheap, and the food's great. Honestly. Just ask Man City manager Roberto Mancini, who recently revealed in a magazine interview that he eats at the Deansgate branch of the restaurant chain daily, adding that the pasta carbonara is just as good as he gets at home in Italy. And if it's good enough for Bobby Manc...

Bella Italia, 92-96 Deansgate, Manchester

Find out more and book your table at Bella Italia here.

 

Gorilla

Acting as a cutting edge music venue in the evenings, Gorilla's life during the daytime is a masterclass in fine dining. With an exotic menu that will dazzle your tastebuds, Gorilla is bwecoming one of the mots loved restaurants in the city. Head here for our Gorilla Restaurant review

 

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