Please note: You must book in advance and mention the tastecard to be entitled to the discount. The restaurant is also closed on Saturdays and Sundays. When it comes to Manchester restaurants, even the savviest diner might not know about one of its best kept secrets, Christie's Bistro. Based at the University of Manchester, the eatery offers a unique dining experience, serving British classics in a stunning location. Best of all, diners don't need to be students or staff to enjoy a meal there. Just a stone's throw from Manchester Museum, The Whitworth and Elizabeth Gaskell's House, the eatery is perfectly suited for travellers looking to indulge while visiting the Northern city. It's also a short walk from Manchester Oxford Road station, making it a convenient pick for locals. Such a location makes it one of the best places for dining out in Manchester. Easily one of the most unusual places to eat in Manchester, guests shouldn't feel surprised to feel as though they're dining in a library. The bistro was in fact a science library, built in 1890 as a gift from historian Richard Copley Christie. Today, many of its original books, documents and portraits can be seen, providing a one-of-a-kind backdrop for any meal. As British restaurants go, Christie?s is one of a kind. Diners can enjoy a refined experience in the formal restaurant, which serves seasonal British and international dishes such as roast pork chops and pan-seared cod with crab ravioli. Or they can unwind in the casual lounge, which has been known to offer the likes of Hunter's chicken sandwiches, fig and goats cheese parcels and mushroom panini. For a meal like no other, there's no better destination in Manchester than Christie's Bistro. Any occasion will be even more of a treat for tastecard members who can enjoy exclusive restaurant savings when they call to book ahead and present their cards upon arrival. It's a good chance to push the boat out with a bottle of wine, a starter or one of their decadent desserts.