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Diners' Choice: Great for outdoor dining restaurants in Manchester/Greater Manchester

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are great for outdoor dining 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 2 days ago
My new favourite place! Tapas & sangria were amazing and staff were really nice too. Can’t wait to visit again!
A photo of Volta restaurant
4.8
4.8 (551)
£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 The Old School BBQ Bus restaurant
4.7
4.7 (604)
£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 on May 18, 2024
Great food as always, would definitely recommend!
A photo of Albert's Shed restaurant
4.5
4.5 (5137)
£25 and under
British
Manchester
About the restaurant
Fully refurbished in late 2021 with a brand new look; Albert’s Shed is a stylish city centre restaurant with the advantage of a location at the centre of the Castlefield canal basin.
The restaurant has ample car parking and provides a picturesque environment for dining out with friends, family or colleagues.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
We enjoyed the lunch set menu. Well balanced flavours and reasonable set menu choice to sample Albert Shed dishes. Outdoor covered seating was comfortable and we enjoyed the ambience seated quietly next to the bustling adjacent bar. The weather was great which made the outdoor seating even nicer. Overall I’d happily return and felt refreshed to walk and explore further after hydrating and enjoying a tasty well balanced lunch.
A photo of Albert's Standish restaurant
4.5
4.5 (7139)
£26 to £40
British
Wigan
About the restaurant
Albert's Standish is a stunning restaurant and bar which also has a private dining room and 2 private event spaces. The restaurant space can accommodate dining for 200 guests and a fabulous covered and heated outside dining terrace perfect for alfresco dining.

The venue has ample car parking and provides a picturesque environment for dining. The menu includes traditional British favourites like home-made Lancashire Cheese and Onion Pie as well as cuisine inspired by the family’s travels around the world.

The restaurant is open Tuesday - Sunday for lunch and dinner, Saturdays and Sundays are also open for breakfast.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Lovely place to eat. Great atmosphere and friendly staff
A photo of Salvi's Deansgate Square restaurant
4.5
4.5 (273)
£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
DavidB
Dined on May 17, 2024
What a wonderful day restaurant. Small but ample menu, the food is excellent - simple but very tasty and you won’t leave hungry. I’d recommend it to anyone who likes authentic Italian food. Well priced too.
A photo of Albert's Didsbury restaurant
4.4
4.4 (6788)
£26 to £40
British
Didsbury
About the restaurant
Albert’s Restaurant and Bar is the second Albert’s opening and is a sister restaurant to Albert’s Shed in Castlefield. A slick, modern space with dining for 160 guests inside and a fabulous covered & heated outside dining terrace for 60 – perfect for alfresco dining.

The menu is modern British with an eclectic mix of Albert’s favourites and dishes from around the globe, all using only fresh local ingredients. The restaurant is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner and every Saturday and Sunday mornings for breakfast.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Excellent Lunch as Always. I told the waitress it was possibly my best experience in Alberts ever and ive been a lot. The food was absolutely spot on. Fresh, tasty and hot. 5 star from me.
A photo of Dukes 92 restaurant
4.2
4.2 (2420)
£25 and under
British
Manchester
About the restaurant
Dukes 92 was originally a stable block for the horses delivering foods off barges to the Merchants warehouse opposite. From these humble begininngs the building now houses Manchester's original bar and grill which has been refurbished and extended three times since its opening in 1991 the space today is informal and airy with the buildings heritage being reflected in a subtle blend of antique furniture and modern fixed seating.
With its most recent refurbishment Dukes can now properly call itself a venue with two bars, three private events spaces, a grill restaurant, excellent smoking facilities, canalside terrace and balcony overlooking the canal basin. Dukes continued appeal relies on its ability to transform from a relaxed, family friendly environment by day to a vibrant and stylish bar and grill by night.
The space has been extended and refurbished since its opening in 1991 and inside its interior combines contemporary features and its trademark antique furniture.

Top review
IzzyB
Dined on May 14, 2024
A lovely visit to Dukes 92, for my friends 21st. The service was amazing and the new menu was so nice.
A photo of The Old Boathouse restaurant
4.2
4.2 (360)
£25 and under
Pub
Wigan
About the restaurant
Soak up our friendly service and homely charm when nestled in the heart of the Astley village. Here at The Old Boat House, we are the perfect canalside retreat to sit back, relax and indulge in our delicious food with the perfect drink in hand. Our traditional pub classics are expertly crafted from our seasonal menus and the bar is crammed with local ales and tipples to tempt any taste buds. Using the most seasonal ingredients and decadent flavours, there's a dish for every desire.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
This meal was booked without issue on line. We had a lovely meal in an unhurried environment. There is lots of choice on the menu and there is even a gluten free option. There is nothing to complain about, the service and welcome were at the right level. Thank you to all involved.
A photo of Escape to Freight Island restaurant
3.5
3.5 (3221)
£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 1 day ago
Absolutely love Freight Island! Burgerism is incredible!
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