There are many, many places to eat in Manchester, but these are the places you need to try!
- Try Thai – around £10 per person (for the lunchtime menu!) – China Town
Try Thai have a set lunch menu which is about £10. The food is more suited to those who enjoy Thai food or those who like to try new food. The restaurant is easy to get to, it’s walking distance from university, or if you use the tram then you need to get off at St. Peter’s Square and it’s a short walk away. The service is very good and also would be nice for birthdays. I would rate it a 9/10.
2. Tampopo – around £15 person – located opposite the tram stop at Exchange square
As you can tell I enjoy eating Asian food the most. Tampopo is a lot more expensive but the food is really good. I always get the Chicken Katsu curry. They have halal and non halal options. They even serve Ramen which is always something I love. The drinks that they serve are ok but I wouldn’t recommend them too highly. I would rate them a 7/10.
3. Scene Indian Street Kitchen – around £20+ per person – located in Spinningfields
Scene is a very good place to go to if you have a birthday or a celebration. The food is Indian food; you can get sharing platters, which is what they are known for and it really is worth the money! It is a bit more expensive than the other places but it is totally worth it. They also have outdoor seating. You can take loads of nice pictures at Scene, so don’t worry your Instagram feed will still bang! The only down side to scene is that it is pretty to walk far since it is located in Spinningfields but totally worth it. 8/10
4. New Yorker Diner – around £10-£15 per person – Portland Street
New Yorker diner, is an American diner (as the name suggests!). I have tried the burger and the poutine, which I thought was good, the price wasn’t too bad for us students, and all the meat is halal.
The service was really good, the place is rather small but you can take nice pictures too, its similar to Archies, so if you enjoy them you would love New Yorker. I would rate them a 6/10.
5. Grand Daddy’s Diner – around £10 per person – very close to campus, Grosvenor Street
They serve all day breakfast, offer student discount and all the food is Halal. I have tried the chicken burger with fries and the Grand Daddy’s sauce, which is SO good!
Next time I really want to try the breakfast. The service was really fast and is not that busy during lunch time. The aesthetic of the diner Is very retro and is very Americanised so you can take some really nice pictures. I would rate them an 8/10.
I hope you try these recommendations out and see what you think about them.