Manchester city guides

A trip to Manchester’s independent restaurants.


Dylan Mitchell

Prepare to take a trip through Manchester's vibrant food scene as we explore three tasty independent restaurants scattered across the city centre. From the authentic Pan Asian flavours of Namii Kitchen & Cocktails to the classic Spanish indulgence at La Bandera and the modern British delights of Podium Restaurant, Manchester's dining landscape is nothing short of delicious.

Namii dishes and cocktail Manchester

Namii Kitchen & Cocktails: A romantic Pan Asian experience.

Nestled in Manchester city centre, Namii Kitchen & Cocktails is your passport to authentically modern Pan Asian cuisine with a heavy Vietnamese influence. This enchanting restaurant provides the perfect backdrop for a romantic dinner for two, whether you're celebrating years of togetherness or hoping to spark something new.

As you step into the warm and friendly atmosphere, you'll find that all great stories indeed begin at the bar. With a selection of signature cocktails and a journey to Japan with a glass of sake, Namii offers something to delight every palate. And with 25% off drinks too, why not treat yourself to a cocktail or five?

New York Street.

25% off the total bill from Sunday to Thursday.

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La Bandera: Sunny Spain comes to rainy Manchester.

For those with pure food indulgence in mind, La Bandera is a haven of market-fresh, classic Spanish cuisine. Housed in a contemporary space adorned with yellow booths and banquettes, this restaurant invites you to indulge your desires with an ever-changing menu inspired by international and seasonal influences. La Bandera shares your love for diverse flavours, offering a culinary experience that's as rich and varied as your own palate.

2 Ridgefield.

25% off the total bill from Sunday to Thursday.

Podium at Hilton Manchester

Podium Restaurant: Delicious modern British dining.

Podium Restaurant at the Hilton Hotel is the epitome of chic hotel dining. Located within the iconic Beetham Tower, this restaurant boasts a 2 AA Rosette Award, symbolising culinary excellence. Executive Chef Dave Ashton has curated seasonal menus that showcase the best ingredients the North West has to offer, complemented by innovative cooking methods. While you savour your meal, indulge in a range of speciality drinks, including craft beers, classic cocktails, and an eclectic wine selection that even features English sparkling wine.

303 Deansgate.

25% off the total bill from Sunday to Thursday.

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Ready to immerse yourself in Manchester's global cuisines?

These three independent restaurants are eager to welcome you on a journey of flavour, passion, and culinary innovation. Don't miss out on the chance to explore the vibrant gastronomic scene of Manchester, one delectable dish at a time.