Your guide to eating at Manchester

Woman serving tea and cake, Sugar Junction, 60 Tib St, Manchester, England, UK.


Manchester’s food and drink culture are thriving. Here are some of its most exciting foodie destinations.

Some cake for your soul?

If you have a weakness for yummy, wholesome food, exquisite tea and coffee, and a love for everything vintage then Sugar Junction is the place to be. The interiors have an old world charm to it, and with the china tea sets, pin-up and war posters, you will feel as if you have gone back in time. They offer a selection of homemade cakes and a delectable assortment of sandwiches to choose from. If you are looking for an ultra vintage experience, then opt for their renowned Afternoon Tea that is served on tiered stands where you can enjoy their delightful homemade sandwiches, cakes, and scones. Or just choose from their 18 blends of tea and gourmet coffee and enjoy it with a slice of the creamiest and a scrumptious slice of homemade cake—we guarantee it will bring a smile to your face.

Comfort food at its best

Sometimes all you crave is generous helpings of comfort food and over-the-top indulgent treats to satisfy all your heart’s cravings and when such a mood strikes then Home Sweet Home on Edge Street is your go-to place. From toasties to tacos to eggs, signature fluffy pancakes, waffles, stacked sandwiches, fried chicken, steak, enjoy classic American dishes made with high quality, fresh ingredients. The Afternoon Tea at Home Sweet Home is an equally enjoyable experience. Served on tiered stands, some of the delicacies include: mini-open bagel selection, smoked salmon and cream cheese, smoked cheddar and vine tomato, Cinnamon sugar dusted warm churros with cream cheese frosting and warm Nutella dip and fresh strawberries, chocolate espresso mousse. However, if you are not up to eating anything fancy, you can just get yourself a cup of hot coffee and enjoy some wonderful me-time here.

A Meal To Remember on the 7th

Are you looking for a unique dining experience with your special someone where you can sample some classic British dishes and enjoy panoramic views of the city? Then On the 7th must be on your list. With a collection of intimate snugs as well as the rustic pantry dining room that offer spectacular vistas of the city, on the 7th has all the elements of an arty hideaway. Besides a wonderful selection of finger sandwiches, delicate cakes and scones for the the Afternoon Tea package, On the 7th also offers classic British dishes like fish and chips, Eton mess along with other delicacies such as prosciutto wrapped chicken, roast lamb, grilled jerk chicken with sweet potato fries & mango & coriander salsa,to name a few.

A fine dining experience to cherish

The French at the Midland hotel can be defined as a fine dining experience made local. Under the skill of Manchester’s own Adam Reid, this gourmet food lover’s paradise has received 4 AA Rosettes and been listed as one of the top 15 restaurants in the UK. What makes The French stand out is how it marries the old and new and makes it a dining experience to remember for your and your companions.  The menus on offer are enticing—from a great-value set lunch to multi-course tasting, a la carte and elegant afternoon teas.  Dishes like nori rice cracker with cod roe and nasturtium, chicken breast brined and poached until buttery soft, sweet sticky date sponge with parsnip pannacotta and butternut squash ice cream, the artistically rendered matcha and yuzu teacakes and melt-in-the-mouth mince pie macarons served with tea are sure to take your taste buds on a tantalizing journey.  A must-visit Manchester destination for epicureans.

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