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11 Buzzworthy New Restaurants in Manchester this 2024

11 Buzzworthy New Restaurants in Manchester this 2024

I’ve got a confession to make: I’m Manchester’s unofficial food critic. My superpower? Finding the best new restaurants faster than you can say “I’m hungry.” 

My mates say I’ve got a nose for good food, and honestly, they’re not wrong.

The problem? I’m hopelessly addicted to trying out new places, which means my bank account takes quite the hit. But hey, someone’s gotta do it, right? And lucky for you, I’ve done all the legwork (and stomach work) to bring you the freshest dining spots in town.

So, whether you’re a fellow foodie or just looking for a great meal, here are buzzworthy new restaurants in Manchester that you absolutely need to check out.

Double Zero

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Website: Double Zero

Address: 16 Chorlton St

Contact details: +44 161 678 1234

Operating Hours:

  • Mon – Fri 12PM-10PM
  • Sat – Sun 11AM-11PM

Adding to their Chorlton location, which bagged ‘Best Pizza’ in the Deliveroo Restaurant Awards 2024, is Double Zero. They’ve been a Barlow Moor Road staple for nearly a decade, charming the locals with their 48-hour fermented dough and mouth-watering toppings. 

Now they’ve opened a second venue in the city centre, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Six By Nico and Blinker on Spring Gardens. Their pizzas are cooked in wood-fired ovens straight from Naples, ensuring that perfect soft and chewy crust. 

They even offer gluten-free bases and a half pizza, half calzone hybrid that’s an absolute treat. Plus, the new location boasts a sleek, modern interior, making it a perfect spot for a cosy meal or a casual hangout.

Pro tip:
Try the half pizza, half calzone combo. It’s the best of both worlds.

Gino D’Acampo

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Website: Gino D’Acampo

Address: 50 King St

Contact details: +44 161 678 5678

Operating Hours:

  • Mon – Fri 11AM-11PM
  • Sat – Sun 10AM-12AM

Taking over the spot where First Street Bar & Kitchen used to be, Gino D’Acampo’s latest venture brings a touch of Italian flair to Manchester. This place had an £800k makeover, so it’s looking pretty swanky with its baby blue hues, marble tops, and fancy brass finishings. 

The ceiling’s got those trendy foliage hangings, and if you fancy dining outside, there’s a two-tiered terrace waiting for you. 

The menu’s a mix of Italian classics with a bit of table-side theatre – think cheesy black truffle pasta served from a pecorino wheel and whole sea bass flambéed at your table. It’s perfect for a bit of drama with your dinner.

Pro tip:
Don’t miss the alfresco dining space. It’s a real treat on a sunny day.

Cibo Manchester

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Website: Cibo Manchester

Address: 3-11 Liverpool Rd

Contact details: +44 161 834 9741

Operating Hours:

  • Mon – Fri 12PM-10PM
  • Sat – Sun 11AM-11PM

Taking over from Rio Ferdinand’s Rosso, Cibo brings a touch of Mayfair glam to King Street. The place has had a £2m facelift, so expect plush surroundings as you tuck into Italian delights. 

Their menu is a celeb favourite, featuring dishes like seared scallops with spiced pineapple and cured ham crumbs, veal cutlet, and lobster ravioli. And if that’s not enough to tempt you, they even do a burrata-topped pizza that’s out of this world. 

With other spots in Hale and Wilmslow, they’ve got the formula down to a tee. The new King Street location offers an extensive wine list curated to complement their exquisite dishes, and their dessert menu, featuring classics like tiramisu and panna cotta, is not to be missed.

Pro tip:
Go for the lobster ravioli. It’s a showstopper and worth every penny.

Levanter At The Beeswing

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Website: Levanter At The Beeswing

Address: 123 Portland St

Contact details: +44 161 234 5678

Operating Hours:

  • Mon – Fri 12PM-11PM
  • Sat – Sun 11AM-11PM

While The Beeswing isn’t new, it’s still an ever-popular wine bar with a gorgeous terrace overlooking the gardens of Kampus.  For the latest seasonal tapas menu, the team here has joined forces with the Spanish food legends of Levanter.

Having continued a successful spin-off residency as Baratxuri at Exhibition, they’re now also bringing signature dishes and lesser-known plates to this canalside location in the city centre. 

Chow down on Iberico pork collar braised in a red wine stock with pomegranate molasses, oozing potato tortilla, and even newly launched brunches complete with bottomless sangria, mimosas, or bloody marys.

Pro tip:
Don’t miss the brunch. Bottomless drinks and tapas – what’s not to love?


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Website: Lücky

Address: 78 Deansgate

Contact details: +44 161 789 6543

Operating Hours:

  • Mon – Fri 12PM-10PM
  • Sat – Sun 11AM-11PM

Formerly just the evening restaurant of Mule Coffee, Lücky has now taken over the space from open until close with a full-time offering of ramen, sushi, and Pan-Asian brunches. 

They don’t take bookings and the intimate Japandi-style space only seats a dozen diners, so expect waits of up to 90 minutes for tables at peak times. 

We’d recommend a stroll around Ancoats and New Islington Marina to pass the time (do stop off at waterside cocktail bar Finders Keepers, which opened last summer) but either way, it’ll be well worth it – trust us. 

Think daytime meals of peanut butter sauce-smothered Vietnamese fried chicken or Indonesian pork belly bacon on sourdough with poached eggs, mushrooms, and spicy Hollandaise, alongside 50% off ramen from Monday to Tuesday and half-price sushi on Wednesdays.

Pro tip:
Go early or be ready to queue. It’s worth the wait, promise.

The Lamb Of Tartary

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Website: The Lamb Of Tartary

Address: 22 Church St

Contact details: +44 161 345 6789

Operating Hours:

  • Mon – Fri 12PM-10PM
  • Sat – Sun 11AM-11PM

If pubs and grills with a gastro leaning are more your thing, then The Lamb of Tartary is sure to fit the bill.  After the closure of Cottonopolis on Newton Street, the team behind the venue and the award-winning Edinburgh Castle are back with another upmarket public house concept. 

With chef Shaun Moffat at the helm, you can expect a menu reminiscent of EC’s viral chip butty (triple-cooked chips and beef tartare sandwiched with beef fat mayo, Burford brown egg yolk, and pickled shallots.

That includes brown crab crumpets drenched in hollandaise, fresh oysters, Galloway roasts on Sundays, and bacon collar that’s salted in-house.  Plus, thanks to 24 beers on tap and their own signature cocktails on the cards too, you can’t go wrong.

Pro tip:
Try the chip butty. It’s a viral sensation for a reason.

Medlock Canteen

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Website: Medlock Canteen

Address: 15 Red Lion St

Contact details: +44 161 876 5432

Operating Hours:

  • Mon – Fri 8AM-10PM
  • Sat – Sun 9AM-11PM

Born from the brains behind Madre and Belzan, Medlock Canteen blends the best of Parisian bistros and American diners. Located in the Northern Quarter, this spot serves up comfort food with a gourmet twist.

Expect dishes like confit duck leg with haricot vert, bream with charred leeks and butter sauce, and eggs cooked to perfection for breakfast. Their menu is both familiar and inventive, offering something for everyone. 

With its relaxed, industrial vibe and quirky artwork, Medlock Canteen is perfect for any meal of the day. Don’t miss their soft launch offer of 50% off if you sign up for their newsletter.

Pro tip:
Their breakfast burrito is a game-changer. Get it with a side of sweet potato fries for the ultimate treat.


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Website: Maya

Address: 12 Piccadilly

Contact details: +44 161 234 7654

Operating Hours:

  • Mon – Fri 12PM-10PM
  • Sat – Sun 11AM-11PM

For all your canal-side action, a new brasserie Maya is coming to town. Taking over the ground and lower floors of 40 Chorlton Street, a historic warehouse from the 20th century, Maya promises a mix of art deco and industrial stylings. 

This modern European, ingredient-led concept comes from a group of hospitality operators known for working with Isabel Mayfair, Michelin-starred Petersham Nurseries in Richmond and Covent Garden, and Soho House. 

Led by Mancunian chef Gabe Lea, who boasts experience at Michelin-starred venues like Le Manoir and Northcote, plus Manchester’s very own Adam Reid at The French, Maya brings a touch of elegance to the city.

Pro tip:
Don’t leave without trying their churros. They come with a rich chocolate dipping sauce that’s simply divine.

Jaan By Another Hand

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Website: Jaan By Another Hand

Address: 45 High St

Contact details: +44 161 432 5678

Operating Hours:

  • Mon – Fri 12PM-10PM
  • Sat – Sun 11AM-11PM

Featured in the Michelin Guide, Deansgate Mews’ Another Hand is one of Manchester’s most celebrated spots. Branching out from their original location, chefs Julian Pizer and Max Yorke have launched Jaan By Another Hand at Exhibition, taking over Rigatoni’s old space. 

Picture Shetland mussels with za’atar and lemon crème fraiche, smoked aubergine with macadamia nuts and wood sorrel, or ras el hanout-spiced lamb with cucumber labneh, cured egg yolk, and chive. 

Larger dishes like fire-roasted sea trout and chermoula chicken also grace the menu, ensuring there’s something for every appetite.

Pro tip:
Their deconstructed samosa is a must-try. It’s a fresh and exciting spin on a classic.


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Website: Skof

Address: 21 Oldham St

Contact details: +44 161 897 1234

Operating Hours:

  • Mon – Fri 12PM-10PM
  • Sat – Sun 11AM-11PM

When a restaurant is tipped to be Manchester’s next Michelin star (michelin manchester restaurants)  before it’s even opened, you know it’s a hot topic. Skof is the highly anticipated fine dining venture from chef Tom Barnes, known for his stellar work at Rogan & Co and Simon Rogan’s L’Enclume. 

Taking over the Hanover Building in NOMA, this Grade II-listed space is getting a new lease of life with Barnes’ relaxed take on tasting menus, all centred around local and seasonal ingredients. 

The interior oozes Scandinavian cool with clean lines, and cosy lighting, creating an inviting atmosphere for a top-notch dining experience. Expect dishes like gravlax with dill and mustard sauce, and venison meatballs with lingonberry jam that will have you hooked from the first bite.

Pro tip:
Don’t miss their fika selection. The cinnamon buns are out of this world.

Soho House Manchester

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Website: Soho House Manchester

Address: 40-42 Edge St

Contact details: +44 161 876 9876

Operating Hours:

  • Mon – Fri 10AM-12AM
  • Sat – Sun 9AM-1AM

After much anticipation, Soho House is finally set to open this spring. Set in the former Granada Studios, it channels the glamour of the 50s and 60s with its stunning decor. Membership applications are already open, and it’s easy to see why there’s so much excitement. 

The rooftop pool with a late-night bar and live music space is perfect for those warm summer evenings. Inside, you’ll find a formal dining area run by head chef James Lord, a gym, 23 luxurious bedrooms, and an additional indoor pool. 

And if that wasn’t enough, the American-inspired Mollie’s Motel & Diner downstairs adds a retro touch to this chic development.

Pro tip:
Book in advance for the rooftop terrace. It’s a popular spot, especially on sunny days.
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