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The best restaurants in Manchester’s Northern Quarter.


Dylan Mitchell

Pie and Ale Manchester Northern Quarter

With an infectious buzz and just as many hip-cool-and-trendy-points as Camden, Manchester’s Northern Quarter is a place to explore! Its laid-back charm is a real draw for shoppers and foodies alike with a range of independent shops, bars as well as some of the best restaurants in Manchester. Our best Northern Quarter restaurants won’t just be delicious but they will also be a steal with their exclusive tastecard discounts.

Best Restaurants Manchester - Northern Quarter.

Northern Quarter restaurants never fail to please, there is something for everyone and we’ve got some of the best restaurant deals in Manchester right in this part of the city here on tastecard. Looking for places to eat in Manchester’s Northern Quarter? We’ve got you covered.

Our foodies at tastecard can certainly say there are some amazing northern quarter restaurants, so many, that it can often be confusing which to pick. Time and time again, these tastecard favourites keep coming up as some of the best restaurants in Manchester…

Pie and Ale - Pie and Mash

Pie & Ale.

With the average rainfall in Manchester being a whopping 41.2 inches, you might be craving some comfort food, which makes Pie & Ale one of the best restaurants in Manchester. Handcrafted on-site, Pie and Ale Manchester serve the best pies in Manchester. We aren’t just saying that it’s a fact, with thousands of positive reviews and 4.5 stars it's a Northern Quarter restaurant you must visit. 

With meat, veggie and vegan options, every foodie’s pastry craving is satisfied. To make it that bit more exciting 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 - Mmmmm it’s a Northerner's favourite! 

tastecard offer: 2 for 1 meals, Sunday - Thursday


Fress, located in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, is a vibrant Indian restaurant that stands out for its delectable cuisine and enticing 2 for 1 deal in collaboration with tastecard. This bustling eatery offers a delightful array of dishes that cater to diverse palates, ensuring there's something for everyone... especially if you're looking for a brunch spot.

With its contemporary atmosphere and attentive staff, Fress creates a warm and inviting ambiance that enhances the dining experience. By partnering with tastecard, patrons can revel in the opportunity to savour two mouthwatering meals for the price of one, making Fress an excellent choice for those seeking both value and quality. 

Whether it's a casual outing with friends or a special occasion, Fress and its tantalising menu combined with the tempting tastecard offer guarantee a memorable culinary adventure in the heart of Manchester.

tastecard offer: 2 for 1 meals

The Norther Quarter TNQ Restaurant Manchester

TNQ Restaurant & Bar.

TNQ Restaurant & Bar is a culinary haven where mouth-watering flavours meet a contemporary ambience to create one of the best restaurants in the Northern Quarter of Manchester. Treat your tastebuds to perfectly seared scallops while you take in the chic surroundings. 

TNQ prides itself on using only the finest, locally sourced ingredients to create fresh, mouth-watering dishes that will leave you booking your next table before you’ve even paid the bill. 

The only thing that could make TNQ even more appetising is the fantastic 25% off the bill saving with tastecard. Head down to TNQ and you’ll be dining like royalty at a fraction of the price.

tastecard offer: 25% off the bill from Sunday to Thursday.

Discover more of the best restaurants Manchester.

Looking to travel a little further out, we have a variety of restaurants beyond the Northern Quarter, with Central Manchester, Media City and Salford Quays just to name a few. Simply, head to the app and find out what restaurants are near you or take a look at our Manchester listings.

Although, the fun doesn’t just stop with food, did you know that you can get exclusive Member Perks with tastecard, as well as some of your favourite attractions and cinema tickets too? Find out more now!

All restaurants are available on tastecard at the time of publishing.

So, fancy 2 for 1 meals or 25% off the total bill at the best Northern Quarter restaurants?

Close to the bustling town centre of Manchester, the Northern Quarter is a must-visit for those wanting a relaxed atmosphere, plus, get 2 for 1 meals, 50% off food, plus cinema and days out discounts with tastecard - just search on the app for tastecard offers near you!