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Diners' Choice: Best Overall restaurants in Manchester/Greater Manchester

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for the best overall restaurants in Manchester/Greater Manchester? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of BAR SAN JUAN restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1492)
£25 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Chorlton
About the restaurant
FOR QUERIES PLEASE:
Call or preferably WhatsApp US.

Hola!
Welcome to Bar San Juan.

​We are a Tapas Bar and Restaurant located in the beautiful South Manchester suburb of Chorlton.

Pick a spot, order a drink and enjoy the vibes whilst you wait to be seated.

​Bar San Juan is not just a restaurant with proper Spanish food, it s a place to relax and enjoy with the Spanish way of life: eat some tapas, drink cerveza and have some fun!

​San Juan is a tiled tapas bar with traditional decor, serving authentic dishes and imported beer and wine. We aim to provide a little piece of Spain in Manchester.

​Buen provecho!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Fabulous evening with friends enjoying Fab food & great service
A photo of Indian Affair restaurant
4.9
4.9 (124)
£25 and under
Indian
Chorlton
About the restaurant
Indian Affair showcases North Indian cuisine cooked Dilli-style. It’s inspired by the city’s diverse flavours and home-style cooking. Whilst the dishes on our menu can be found across North India, the way of cooking is specifically from the Delhi region which makes it truly unique.

The carefully curated menu aims to reflect the traditional and modern sides of Delhi and presents some of our most loved dishes.

For us Dilli is an emotion and is perfectly summed up by the famous saying “Dilli dil waalon ki,” Delhi belongs to the big-hearted!

Top review
BeckaM
Dined on Apr 24, 2024
Excellent food - really flavourful, and great service! I’d been wanting to eat here for a while and was not disappointed. Can’t wait to go back and try some other items on the menu!
A photo of SCHOFIELD'S BAR restaurant
4.9
4.9 (142)
£26 to £40
Cocktail Bar
Manchester
About the restaurant
The SCHOFIELD'S BAR story
With over 25 years of experience collectively, bartender brothers Joe and Daniel Schofield always had a vision to return to their home city of Manchester to open their eponymous venue;
SCHOFIELD’S BAR.

SCHOFIELD’S BAR graces the corner of Sunlight House, one of the most iconic buildings in the north of England.

The art deco masterpiece of architect Joseph Sunlight was the tallest building in Manchester upon completion during the 1930s, a decade of great importance for cocktail culture. An era of grand and luxurious bars, known for their hospitality and classic cocktails.

Please note that we are only able to accept a handful of reservations each day as we are a walk-in led venue so please do not be put off visiting us if you are unable to reserve. All reservations are only guaranteed 2 hours at the table.

Top review
Peter
Dined 3 days ago
Thest cocktails bar in Manchester, hands down: from interior design tu customer service and everything else.
A photo of ERST restaurant
4.9
4.9 (222)
£26 to £40
European
Manchester
About the restaurant
A casual restaurant and wine bar in Ancoats, Manchester
Top review
MelissaE
Dined 2 days ago
Stunning food, service and ambience. The very best.
A photo of Higher Ground restaurant
4.8
4.8 (542)
£41 and over
British
Manchester
About the restaurant
Higher Ground is a bistro and bar located in Manchester city centre that focuses on seasonality within the North-West using produce sourced from local suppliers and producers.

The restaurant is open Wednesday to Saturday at dinnertime and Friday and Saturday lunchtime.

At lunch a £35pp seasonal sharing menu is offered alongside an à la carte menu. At dinner, both an à la carte and a seasonal sharing menu at £55pp are available.

We often hold space for walk-ins at the kitchen bar counter so pop by and have some plates and a glass of wine!

Reservations of up to twelve guests are accepted. For parties of 7x guests and over, the seasonal sharing menu is served.

Top review
JonH
Dined 2 days ago
Excellent food, service and staff. Quick lunch delivered superbly
A photo of The Ivy Asia, Spinningfields restaurant
4.8
4.8 (4159)
£41 and over
Contemporary Asian
Manchester
About the restaurant
On the second floor of The Ivy Spinningfields, Manchester is Ivy Asia. Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner.

Our menu takes you on a journey through Asia where you can enjoy sushi & sashimi, small dishes such as prawn tempura, and large dishes including the likes of slow-cooked pork belly and avocado crispy tofu. All our meals are the perfect match for our theatrical drinks and cocktails.

On the weekend, our vibrant destination comes alive with entertainment, music, and DJs, encouraging you to stay and play late into the night.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Food was great and so was our waitress. The theatre menu was good too and we were given the option to pick vegetarian dishes for some of the courses
A photo of Station South restaurant
4.8
4.8 (46)
£25 and under
British
Levenshulme
About the restaurant
Station South is a destination cycle café, bar, workshop, urban garden and community hangout based in a beautifully restored train station in Levenshulme.

We serve coffee and tea, both iced and hot. Delicious cakes and bakes including our famous brownies, a wide range of drinks including locally brewed beer and kombucha and a discerning selection of cocktails, wines and a great range of delicious soft drinks and non-alcoholic beers and cocktails too.

From our fresh food kitchen we have a satisfying breakfast menu Wednesday to Sunday, a delicious brunch, lunch and evening food menu Wednesday to Saturday and we serve. top level roast dinners on Sundays from 1pm.

Our team are a warm and welcoming bunch and our unique location makes us perfect for a visit day or night. We can’t wait to welcome you to Station South.

All Aboard!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Brilliant vegan options, great service and atmosphere. A local gem 😄
A photo of Volta restaurant
4.8
4.8 (552)
£26 to £40
Tapas / Small Plates
Didsbury
About the restaurant
Volta is a neighbourhood restaurant and bar located at the heart of Burton Road in West Didsbury. We serve a menu of small plates inspired by our international travels. You can eat & drink on our cosy terrace to the front or enjoy the chic decor and vintage bistro style ambience inside.

Please note that bookings for Sunday are for our delicious Small Plates menu!

Our outside covered terrace offers heaters and a covered canopy. Hosting the full range of drinks and small plates.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 2 days ago
Service was exceptional and welcoming, nothing was too much trouble!
A photo of Hungamaa restaurant
4.8
4.8 (129)
£25 and under
Indian
Chorlton
About the restaurant
Welcome to Hungamaa, the home of delicious Indian cuisine in Manchester. Our expert chefs have mastered the art of creating authentic Indian dishes with various vegetarian twists, meaning no matter your dietary requirements, you can enjoy a range of delectable options.

Hungamaa is a delightful Indian restaurant in Chorlton offering a wide range of vegetarian and meat Indian dishes alike, from traditional favourites like samosas, daal makhani and butter chicken, small bite street food such as Pani Puri and Papadi Chaat to more exotic dishes like palak paneer and malvani fish curry. We also have an extensive selection of naan bread, roti, and other accompaniments to pair with your meal. Our talented chefs create these dishes with fresh and locally sourced ingredients, guaranteeing you a truly enjoyable experience.

Top review
BangaloreR
Dined on May 4, 2024
Enjoyed Good food and friendly staff with bonus of live music in a pleasant ambience
A photo of The Jane Eyre - Chorlton restaurant
4.8
4.8 (25)
£25 and under
European
Chorlton
About the restaurant
We are a neighbourhood bar and small plate restaurant based on Beech Road, Chorlton.
Top review
LisaW
Dined on May 16, 2024
Every dish was amazing. Definitely one of the best small plates places I’ve been to. Excellent service too.
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