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Diners' Choice: Good for groups restaurants in Manchester/Greater Manchester

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are great for groups 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 The Blues Kitchen - Manchester restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2427)
£25 and under
American
Manchester
About the restaurant
The home of blues and soul in Manchester, serving up delicious burgers, wings and southern style barbecue.

The Blues Kitchen has the largest selection of whiskey and rye in the city.

Expect live shows every night with club nights every Friday and Saturday.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Been here a couple of times and should have written a review earlier. Went on a Monday night as have got the 50% off keyring. The food is always good and I like the atmosphere. Our waitress was fantastic, really attentive and engaging. My wife ordered steak but it had run out, this was not a major issue as she picked something else but our waitress ordered us a dessert to make up for it. I’m sorry to say that I didn’t get her name but she is easily recognisable by her long and decorative fingernails. She really did make our night, always coming over to check if everything was ok, having a bit of a laugh with us and making us feel relaxed.
A photo of Lizhi restaurant
4.7
4.7 (514)
£26 to £40
Chinese
Manchester
About the restaurant
We will be closed between Monday 30th July to Monday 12th August. We will re-open from 16:00 from Tuesday 13th August.

Our restaurant is located at 'Astley Point' upstairs. We specialise in Chinese and Thai cuisine with our extensive menu including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free.
We have a great selection of drinks including cocktails, mocktails, beers, spirits and soft drinks.

Please note when booking: Please count baby’s/children as guests or if you require space for a pram and put a note within the booking request section.

For tables of 5 or more, we would charge a deposit of £10 per person and then this will be removed off the bill, if the entire party arrives. For no shows or late cancellations, you will be subject to a charge of £20 per person that will be applied to the credit card on file.

Top review
TinaB
Dined 2 days ago
Stunning food as always and excellent service. They set high standards and meet them. A lovely experience. Thank you
A photo of The Old School BBQ Bus restaurant
4.7
4.7 (628)
£25 and under
Barbecue
Failsworth
About the restaurant
In 2016 the Old School BBQ was born, using a freshly imported 1982 Bluebird International American school bus from Arizona as a mobile kitchen.

The bus was converted from a traditional seated bus to a fully functional kitchen, with smokers and griddles to cook low and slow BBQ food.  The OSB journey had begun, trading from humble beginnings on a local pub car park in Failsworth. 

Our little yellow bus soon became a familiar landmark and we became more and more popular with lunch goers who wanted freshly prepared, appetising food served with a smile.  Soon demand meant that we would be more often than not greeting our customers with a "sold out" sign, so it was time to expand.

So here we are, with a covered seated area serving our firm favourites, complemented with a fully licenced bar and WC facilities... did we mention the stage?  That's right, we also provide live music from various acts from near and far - we are sure you will find our eatery to be like no other! 

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Lovely food as always and great service with a smile. Looking forward to heading back
A photo of Salvi's Deansgate Square restaurant
4.6
4.6 (287)
£25 and under
Italian
Manchester
About the restaurant
Salvi’s at Deansgate Square is a modern twist on the well-known and celebrated Salvi’s brand!

Our Deansgate Square restaurant encapsulates all the best elements of Salvi’s. We offer not only just a restaurant but a bar area and a private dining room for a more VIP experience. We have a large outdoor terrace including an Amalfi inspired garden and bar. Last but not least, our deli, with only the best 100% authentic Italian produce that we get shipped in weekly from Italy.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Really enjoyed a group of 4 we all had different dishes that’s we really enjoyed 
A photo of The Courthouse Restaurant & Bar restaurant
4.5
4.5 (636)
£25 and under
American
Bolton
About the restaurant
The Courthouse Restaurant & Bar is Bolton’s most entertaining, tantalising and stimulating venue with lots to offer. The has been revamped into a vibrant dining restaurant & bar. The Courthouse offers a globally inspired menu accompanied by mind-blowing cocktails, before effortlessly morphing into one of Bolton’s hottest parties by night! #DineDrinkDance
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Steak was over done, but over all food was lovely. Staff very friendly & wanted to serve
A photo of Piccolino - Didsbury restaurant
4.5
4.5 (185)
£26 to £40
Italian
Didsbury
About the restaurant
Didsbury is one of Manchester’s most affluent and sought-after areas. Ideally situated in the suburbs outside of bustling Manchester, Didsbury enjoys close proximity to the city centre while offering plenty of village vibes. Didsbury village is composed of high-end food shops and restaurants, and neighbouring West Didsbury is the ideal location for independent shops, restaurants and trendy bars.

Piccolino, an authentic Italian Restaurant, is a proud fixture of the Didsbury dining scene. Ideally situated on Lapwing Lane, Piccolino in Didsbury boasts an open kitchen, cocktail bar, and year-round outside terrace with a fully retractable roof, for the ultimate alfresco experience rain or shine!

Top review
Janiemac
Dined on Jun 28, 2024
Always consistently good food, great staff & service.
A photo of The Pen and Pencil restaurant
3.9
3.9 (828)
£25 and under
American
Manchester
About the restaurant
Sitting on the corner of Hilton and Tariff street in Manchester’s lively Northern Quarter, The Pen and Pencil takes its name and inspiration from the infamous mid-20th Century bar on East 45th Street in New York, which was popular with newspaper journalists and ad men – the original ‘Mad Men’.

Open seven days a week from 10am until late, the restaurant and bar not only offers a variety of beverages including cocktails, beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks, but focuses on its strong day time offering with great breakfast, brunch and lunch options as well as quality coffee and freshly blended smoothies.

The Pencil and Pencil has an array of events throughout the month with a resident DJ to get the party started every weekend, a weekly quiz night on a Tuesday, and its sell-out Bottomless Brunches! It also offers of rooms for private hire for networking meetings, private parties and launch events.

Top review
mariaf
Dined on Jul 15, 2024
Booked ahead for Monday 50% off food. They also did a small plates offer. Nice decor and atmosphere. Welcoming staff. Not the biggest of menus but enough to choose from. We all enjoyed our meals and I’m sure we will return
A photo of HABBIBI Manchester restaurant
3.8
3.8 (22)
£41 and over
Middle Eastern
Manchester
About the restaurant
A captivating haven that seamlessly blends Middle Eastern allure with a touch of Dubai-inspired opulence.
This shisha bar and restaurant will definitely be a go-to destination, enticing guests with an array of shishas, delectable Mediterranean cuisine, tempting desserts, and a selection of Middle Eastern inspired cocktails and mocktails.

Upon entering Habbibi, guests are transported to a world of Arabian splendour, as the Dubai-inspired interior captivates the senses. The ambiance exudes sophistication, creating the perfect backdrop for a night of indulgence. The venue’s terrace, adorned with shisha setups, offers a unique and relaxed setting for enthusiasts to savour their favourite flavours while enjoying the atmosphere.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Fantastic food, superb service and a great venue, 100% recommend
A photo of Escape to Freight Island restaurant
3.6
3.6 (3240)
£25 and under
International
Manchester
About the restaurant
IN THE HEART OF THE DEPOT, MAYFIELD. AMONGST THE HISTORICAL INDUSTRIAL ARCHITECTURE LIES A CULTURAL HUB OF FOOD, DRINK & ENTERTAINMENT.
MULTI-VENDOR, MULTIFACETED & MULTIDIMENSIONAL WHERE PEOPLE MEET TO FORM NEW MEMORIES & EXPLORE NEW POSSIBILITIES

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Great place, I’d never been before but will definitely going back, the food from Fatu was great and came within 10 mins.. Great atmosphere in there too 👍🍺
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