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The Best Manchester Restaurants in The Manchester Michelin Guide 2020

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There are more than 650 restaurants in Manchester but before 2019 there were no Manchester Michelin star restaurants which to be honest is hard to believe. However, one restaurant that changed things was Ancoats restaurant, Mana.

The restaurant which opened in 2018 with former Noma Chef Simon Martin changed the Manchester Michelin restaurants luck. In 2019 it was awarded its first Michelin star and now  it is hoped that Simon Martin has brought luck to the city and in future there will be more Manchester Michelin stared restaurants.

Although in 2020 there is only one Michelin stars Manchester restaurant the new Michelin starred restaurants in the Great Britain and Ireland Guide 2020 has listed the best restaurants the city has to offer. These restaurants include Mana, El Gato Negro, Wood Manchester, The French, Asha’s, 20 Stories, Allotment, Tast, Restaurant MCR, 63 Degrees, Where The Light Gets In, Levanter, Hungry Duck, Bird at Birtle, Nutters, Borage, White Hart Inn,


Here are the restaurants in the Michelin Guide for Manchester


Mana Restaurant in Central Manchester

best restaurants in manchesterMana Restaurant has become known as one of the best restaurants in Manchester and it seems the Manchester Michelin guide agrees. It has receive praise from food experts, celebrities, and locals. Some have said, since it opened it doors with former Noma Chef Simon Martin at the helm, it has brought new life into the Manchester restaurants industry.

The central Manchester Mana restaurant has managed to do something no other restaurant in Manchester has managed to do, and that is to gain a Michelin star. In 2019, Mana was the first Manchester Michelin starred restaurant. It is hoped that now the tide will change and Manchester Michelin star restaurants will become more common.

Chef Simon Martin has brought excitement to Mana, bringing all of his years of experience to the culinary delights of those who are lucky to eat there. If you visit Manchester or live in Manchester then you have to experience Mana which is truly the best restaurant in Manchester.


El Gato Negro, King Street Manchester

michelin starred restaurants in manchester Another Michelin recommended restaurant in Manchester is El Gato Negro. The restaurant which is located in a historic converted three storey town house on King Street is a firm favourite with those that love fine dining. It was awarded a Bib Gourmand.


Wood Restaurant Manchester

michelin restaurants manchester When it comes to Manchester fine dining then Wood which is a modern British restaurant located on Jack Rosenthal Street in First Street is a great choice. The popular restaurant is run MasterChef winner Simon Wood.

When you taste the delights that Wood restaurant has to offer, you will then understand why it is known as one of Manchester’s best restaurants and why it is in the Michelin guide.


Adam Reid at the French

michelin star manchester The French was always a popular restaurant, but when Adam Reid took over and renamed the restaurant that is located at 16 Peter St, Manchester, inside The Midland Hotel, it went to the next level.

The French, now known as Adam Reid at the French has become a truly remarkable Manchester fine dining experience. After Simon Rogan left The French, Adam Reid has put his stamp on the place.

Celebrities, Midland Hotel guests, and locals love what Adam Reid has done to the place, so its no wonder the Manchester restaurant has made it into the Michelin Guide.


Asha’s Indian Restaurant In Manchester

michelin stars manchester I love Manchester for its amazing restaurants and Asha’s which is owned by Asha Bhosle is one of the reasons why Manchester is one of the best places for culinary delights.

Asha’s, which is located at 47 Peter St, Manchester is one of the best Indian restaurants in Manchester. It is truly one of my favourite Manchester Indian restaurants where I love nothing more than to tuck into a chicken Korma.

The Michelin Guide recognized Asha’s as one of Manchester’s best restaurants and as a fan of the Indian restaurant I am not surprised.


20 Stories – 19th floor in Spinningfields

Manchester best restaurants20 Stories has become one of the most reviewed restaurants in Manchester. It is officially Manchester’s highest restaurant.

The Manchester restaurant is located on the 19th floor in Spinningfields. It is a stunning rooftop restaurant, bar and terrace offering unparalleled city views. It is worth a visit just for the amazing views of the City of Manchester.

20 Stories is a favourite with celebrities and offers everything from classic dishes to stylish culinary. All produce is sourced within a 50-mile radius of the restaurant.

The Michelin Guide has credited 20 Stories as being one of the best restaurants in Manchester and hopefully, sometime soon, it will become the next Michelin star Manchester restaurant.


Allotment – Manchester Vegan Restaurant

michelin guideAllotment is another Manchester restaurant that made it into the Michelin Guide 2020. The vegan restaurant is nestled in the heart of Manchester’s Northern Quarter in a basement on Lloyd Street. It continues to receive rave reviews on Trip Advisor and now it has been recognized by the Manchester Michelin Guide.

The Michelin Guide said the dishes are prepared with skill and care, and the cauliflower three ways is “very tasty.”


Tast – 20-22 King St, Manchester

restaurants manchesterIf you want to want the chefs at work then you need to visit Tast. The restaurant in Manchester which has been featured in the Michelin Guide has a menu designed by multi-Michelin starred Paco Perez.

The King Street restaurant is one of the city’s newest restaurants and has quickly become a favourite with Coronation Street stars. The food served here is simply mouth-watering.


Restaurant MCR

The restaurant which was formerly Manchester House is on the second floor of a tower in Spinningfields. It is a popular restaurant with those who like the finer things in life.

A lot of reviewers have got their eye on Restaurant MCR as being a restaurant that could achieve a Michelin Star.


63 Degrees

The Northern Quarter restaurant serves classic dishes using local and imported French produce. It is owned by Eric Moreau.

The dishes are carefully made with love and affection by the experienced team. For a restaurant with such high-quality food, it is surprisingly great value.


Where The Light Gets In – Popular Stockport Restaurant

The Stockport restaurant made it onto the food guide for the quality food it provides. It is located in a Victorian warehouse and has an open kitchen which I love.

The Stockport restaurant is one to watch and could gain a Michelin Star, which would be amazing for the Stockport restaurant scene.


Levanter In Ramsbottom

restaurants in ramsbottomThere are lots of great Ramsbottom restaurants but this one really does stand out. If you are ever in Ramsbottom then do check it out.


Hungry Duck

The Hungry Duck is another great place to eat quality food. One of my favourites is the homemade ice cream


Bird at Birtle in Bury

The Bury restaurant has been included in the Michelin Guide and to be honest, its not surprising. It serves delicious food at reasonable prices.

The restaurant which serves classics dishes with a modern touch is in a popular pub. It provides stylish food with amazing views.


Nutters – popular Rochdale Restaurant                    

Andrew Nutter’s restaurant is located in an old manor house. It serves British dishes with a modern twist. The Michelin Guide were very impressed with the afternoon tea.


Borage in Bowden

Borage provides colourful European dishes. It has become a popular restaurant in Bowden attracts people from far and wide. One thing to note about Borage, is to try the chocolate mousse, you won’t regret it.


White Hart Inn in Oldham

michelin bib The White Hard Inn is well worth a visit. It serves a good range of refined dishes and was congratulated by the Michelin Guide on the quality food it serves.

Let’s hope that next year there will be more Manchester Michelin star restaurants and more restaurants that are recommended by the food guide.

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