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The best restaurants in Manchester’s Northern Quarter.

November 6th, 2019

By Melissa McPhillips

With an infectious buzz and just as many hip-cool-and-trendy-points as Camden, Manchester’s Northern Quarter is a place to explore. And we’ve got some of the best Northern Quarter restaurants here on tastecard, from dessert spots to authentic sushi joints. So, as well as digging into some of finest food around, you can get 2 for 1 meals or 50% off food.

Pie and Ale.

Handcrafted onsite, Pie and Ale Manchester serve the best pies in Manchester. It’s a fact. With meat, veggie and vegan options, every foodie’s pastry craving is satisfied. And most of their pies come with an adorable, edible pastry animal cut-out plonked on top too.

Our favourite is the mighty Sunday Roast Pie served with maple glazed root veg, creamed leeks, mashed potato, a stuffing ball, gravy and a big old Yorkshire pudding on top.


tastecard offer: 2 for 1 meals, Sunday - Thursday

Black Milk.

There are a bunch of dessert places in Manchester, but Black Milk is hands down the front-runner. Tuck into the fluffiest pancakes and waffles around, topped with all sorts like Kinder Bueno, Biscoff, Oreo and s’mores. But what Black Milk Manchester are best known for is their milkshakes and freakshakes. Ice-cream, cream and a variety of dessert toppings – challenge accepted.


tastecard offer: 2 for 1 meals, Sunday - Thursday

Zumu X Dive.

Just a stone’s throw from Market Street and Manchester Arndale, Dive Manchester have teamed up with Asian street food experts, Zumu. Taking over the Northern Quarter bar’s kitchen, foodies can dig into Zumu sushi specials like prawn & avocado uramaki and sea bass sashimi. Or, big plates like sticky Beef Teryaki and sides like Kamikaze Chicken Wings in a spicy niku sauce. With a casual atmosphere, Zumu X Dive is a sushi place in Manchester that’s perfect for relaxed weeknight dining.


tastecard offer: 2 for 1 meals, 7 days a week

Black Dog Ballroom.

Channelling New York charm, Black Dog Ballroom Manchester sits underneath Affleck’s Palace. With live music, DJs and pool tables to make the most of, enjoy a night of entertainment alongside your diner-style food. We recommend the Halloumi Stack burger, pepperoni-covered Pizza Loaded Fries and House Club sandwich.


tastecard offer: 2 for 2 meals, Sunday - Thursday

So, fancy 2 for 1 meals or 50% off at the best Northern Quarter restaurants?

Get 2 for 1 meals or 50% off food, up to 40% off cinema, up to 50% off attractions and more with tastecard.