Manchester is full of amazing restaurants, but sometimes there’s just too much choice!
So we’ve narrowed down the best dishes you need to taste if you’re a serious Manc foodie. How many of these do you still need to try?
1. Calabrese – Rudy’s Pizza
The best pizza base ever! Simple but made to perfection. And at extremely cheap prices, you can’t really go wrong. It’s all cooked right in front of you as well, so you know what you’re getting is fresh
— Rudy’s Pizza (@RudysPizzaMcr) July 29, 2016
2. Banana leaf fish – Nasi Lemak
If you’re a fan of fish, this is definitely a must-try. Oozing with flavour left, right and centre, there’s a reason this is the only Malaysian dish to make it onto the list.
— Malay Street Food (@NasiLemak_MCR) August 31, 2016
3. Waffles with scrambled egg, bacon, blueberries and maple syrup – Home Sweet Home
There’s nothing better than sweet and savoury together, and this is the best breakfast in Manchester. While you’re there, grab one of their Root Beer floats – true American style!
— Home Sweet Home (@HomeSweetHomeNQ) August 1, 2016
4. Pineapple fried rice – Try Thai
Eating dinner out of a pineapple, nothing unusual here! With chicken, king prawn and squid, this dish is a must-try! And at a very reasonable price, this makes a great meal to eat having a catch up with friends.
5. Cochinillo– Lunya
If you’re vegetarian you might want to scroll straight past this. But if you’re in Manchester (and you love meat) you have to try the full suckling pig at Lunya. Just look at the meaty deliciousness! They import the pig from Segovia, north-west of Madrid, and serve it true Spanish style. If you want to tackle the beast you have to book in advance, but how could you resist!?
6. Temaki seaweed rolls with salmon and robata beef – Australasia
Taken from the restaurant’s lunch menu, this dish is a little on the expensive side. But, it’s definitely one of the most delish dishes in Manchester. Give it a try if you’re a fan of sushi.
Our dish of the day from our lunch menu is the Temaki seaweed rolls with salmon and robata beef pic.twitter.com/LapMoqBMh8
— Australasia (@AustralasiaMcr) August 17, 2016
7. Pitmaster Meat Stack Burger – Smokehouse
Two 6oz steak patties, sliced smoked USDA brisket and pulled pork. Heaven (if you manage to get your mouth round it!)
8. Samosa Chaat – Scene Indian Street Kitchen
Something a little different, but everyone loves Indian street food! A definite must for the serious Manchester foodies. And it’s great for veggies too.
— Scene (@sceneMCR) August 26, 2016
9. Lula Puebla – Moose Coffee
Simple but effective. Best poached eggs in the city. Definitely hits the spot!
10. Steamed ox tripe with ginger and spring onion – Yang Sing
Again, this is something a little different, but there’s always a first time for everything, right? Yang Sing is well known for the quality of it’s food as well, so you can’t go wrong.
— Yang Sing ?? (@yangsingmcr) August 9, 2015
11. Good Morning America – Almost Famous
A burger with Cheerios and a Strawberry Pop-Tart – you’d be silly not to give this a go!
Apparently a burger for breakfast is “too much” so we have to fucking wait til 12 to have our pop tarts & cheerios! pic.twitter.com/IXSVdKH9N3
— Almost Famous GN (@AlmostFamousGN) August 18, 2016
12. Som Tam E-Saan – Siam Smiles
This dish is a papaya salad with baby crab, and it’s totally mind blowing! But it’s no surprise – Siam Smiles was named as the ‘Hidden Gem’ in The Good Food Guide 2016, so it must all be incredible.
Traditional Thai style grilled chicken with herb and som tam sea crab ???????????? pic.twitter.com/tDzfUUKaQl
— Thai Smiles Restaurant (@ThaiSmilesCafe) August 31, 2015
13. American pancakes – Pen and Pencil
The best pancakes around! Perfect for a Sunday breakfast. Dig in!
14. Fillet of beef ho fun noodles – Tattu
This is on the more expensive side of the list, but it’s Chinese food done right, so it’s definitely worth the extra cost.
For a mouthful of fresh flavour try our Fillet of beef ho fun noodles, beansprout, soy & ginger
Perfect for sharing! pic.twitter.com/5KuE2HMnkt
— TATTU (@TattuRestaurant) August 24, 2016
15. Sunday roast – Marble Arch
Good food and great beer – what more could you want? And this delicious roast is the best in town! Whether you enjoy it in the pub while listening to the jukebox or out in the lovely beer garden making the most of the rest of the weekend, this makes the perfect Sunday dinner.
16. Korean Fried Chicken – Common
Common is better known for its burgers and brunches, but if you’re ever in the Northern Quarter and want to try something new then we recommend this Korean Fried Chicken. These flavours are to die for!
Korean Friday Chicken pic.twitter.com/hWZ94ad5fB
— Common (@common_bar) August 12, 2016
17. English breakfast – Albert Square Chop House
The fry-up to rule them all! This pub takes classic food and adds a modern twist, taking their food to a whole new level. And this dish is certainly one that you have to try after the night before.
Got a meeting this AM? Make it a breakfast meeting… pic.twitter.com/OYzn3pS5Nk
— Albert’s Chop House (@chophouseAlbert) July 26, 2016
18. Muc chien gion tam muoi hanh – Saigon Lotus
Translates to tender fried baby squid in salt and pepper. Saigon Lotus serves authentic Vietnamese street food, and it doesn’t get any better than this. Plus, the restaurant is BYOB so you can make the evening your own!
19. Mac n Cheese Nacho Basket – Northern Soul
What do you get when you mix Nachos with Mac n Cheese? A little taste of heaven, that’s what!
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RT & FOLLOW to win our amazing Mac n Cheese Nacho baskets! pic.twitter.com/FA8akh2PII
— Northern Soul Grilled Cheese (@NorthernSoulMcr) July 3, 2016
20. Kidney bean and potato curry – This & That
Home to Rice & Three! Buy rice and three types of curry for under £7. Bargain! There are a range of different curries available each day, but the kidney bean and potato curry served on Wednesdays is definitely one to try. Perfect for veggies too.
21. Moo & Blue – Pieminster
A personal favourite! But you have to make it a Mothership – pie with mash, gravy, minty mushy peas, cheese and shallots. You just can’t beat it!
— Pieminister (@pieminister) March 31, 2016