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10 Things to eat in Manchester and where


Controversial because it is considered unhealthy but delicious, Manchester cuisine in recent years it has made use of European influences, especially French and Italian, which have allowed it to offer its guests diversified dishes, with a chic touch and a more careful eye on calories and cooking methods, which however have not affected the originality of British dishes.

Index

  1. Manchester Egg
  2. Lancashire Hotpot
  3. Foot
  4. Eccles Cakes
  5. Fish & Chips
  6. Manchester Caviar
  7. Manchester Tart
  8. Chip Barm
  9. Black Pudding
  10. Manchester Brunch
  11. Where to eat in Manchester: best restaurants, typical bars and street food
  12. User questions and comments

1 - Manchester Egg

It is undoubtedly the most representative dish of the city Manchester egg, pickled egg covered with sausage meat, breaded and fried created in 2010 by the chef Ben Holden. To try.



  • Recommended to: Lunch Dinner
  • Average cost: € 9,00
  • Main ingredients: egg, breadcrumbs, sausage meat

2 - Lancashire Hotpot

Hot, nutritious, tasty, the Lancashire hotpot is one of the variations on the stew most popular in Manchester. The advice is to order it as a single dish, because it satisfies in an excellent way.

  • Recommended to: Lunch Dinner
  • Average cost: € 30,00
  • Main ingredients: meat (lamb or mutton), onions, potatoes

3 - Pie

An evergreen of Manchester gastronomy is pie, stuffed with meat and vegetables and enriched with an inevitable touch of cheese.



  • Recommended to: Lunch Dinner
  • Average cost: starting from € 6,00
  • Main ingredients: puff pastry, potatoes, meat (chicken, beef)

4 - Eccles Cakes

Butter, sugar, puff pastry are some of the ingredients used to make the as simple as luscious Eccles cakes: a sweet, mouth-watering break!

  • Recommended to: snack
  • Average cost: € 3,00
  • Main ingredients: puff pastry, sugar, currants

5 - Fish & Chips

Even in this case, we could not include the famous fish & chips in the exclusive top ten of must eat in Manchester!

  • Recommended to: Lunch Dinner
  • Average cost: € 12,00
  • Main ingredients: breaded fish (cod), potatoes

6 - Manchester Caviar

No, we are not talking about fish specialties, although the name of this side dish can mislead even the most attentive readers. The famous Manchester "caviar" (caviar) that is talked about is nothing more than a delicious one puree made from peas, indissoluble "partner" of dishes such as fish & chips or meat specialties.

  • Recommended to: Lunch Dinner
  • Average cost: € 0,60
  • Main ingredients: water, dried peas

7 - Manchester Tart

So beautiful that eating it without admiring it would be a crime, the Manchester tart is one of the confectionary specialties of the city. Its balanced mix of crunchy and soft will conquer your palate, giving it a more unique than rare experience. Seeing is believing.



  • Recommended to: as a dessert after a meal, or as a snack
  • Average cost: € 6,80
  • Main ingredients: shortcrust pastry, raspberry jam, custard

8 - Chip Barm

A savory example of the perfect combination of soft and crunchy in the mouth is the chip barm, as essential as it is tasty sandwich with fried potatoes. It is appropriate to say it: simplicity is the form of true greatness.

  • Recommended to: Lunch Dinner
  • Average cost: € 3,40
  • Main ingredients: soft bread, potatoes

9 - Black Pudding

The black pudding is the close relative of our black pudding, a sort of black sausage made with different parts of the pig (as well as with the blood of the animal itself), a compendium of delicious appetizers and undisputed protagonist of the Manchester tables.

  • Recommended to: Lunch Dinner
  • Average cost: € 7,90 (served with other foods to make up an appetizer)
  • Main ingredients: pork and pork blood

10 - Manchester Brunch

English brunch is more than a meal halfway between lunch and breakfast: it is a real ritual. In Manchester, then, this mix of sweet and savory offered in coffee bars and restaurants is particularly appreciated, thanks to the variety of foods on offer, accompanied by a typical English coffee or the beloved cup of tea.


  • Recommended to: between breakfast and lunch
  • Average cost: starting from € 6,00
  • Main ingredients: toast, tea, eggs, fruit

Where to eat in Manchester: best restaurants, typical bars and street food

In Manchester and across the UK there is no great culinary tradition. The cuisine is mainly based on fried foods, such as fish & chips, the British dish par excellence, perhaps the best known in the world. Among the most popular dishes of the area, there are certainly the meat and the kidney pudding (a salty pudding) and the Cheshire Gammon Steak (roast pork).

But there is certainly no shortage of restaurants, especially international ones, which offer any type of cuisine. Your every desire will surely be satisfied!
You will also find many breweries where you can drink excellent craft beers, and don't forget to treat yourself to one Gin produced by the numerous distilleries in the city!


1 - Mackie Mayor

  • Description: unmissable stop, a food court in an old building with several vendors offering any type of food, from pizza to burgers; perfect for any time of day, breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner
  • specialty: each seller has his own specialty
  • Average price: from € 5,00 per person
  • Address: 1 Eagle St, Manchester - Get Directions / Facebook Page

2 - The French

  • Description: one of Manchester's best known and most renowned restaurants modern British cuisine in an elegant venue inside The Midland Hotel; reservation required
  • specialty: you can choose from three pre-created menus, "Initials", "Signature" and "Great British Menu"
  • Average price: from € 50,00 per person
  • Address: 16 Peter St, Manchester - Get Directions / Facebook Page

3 - Trof Northern Quarter

  • Description: local on three different floors, with the function of restaurant, pub but also bar in which to spend the evening after dinner; known primarily for brunch; happy hour with beers and gin and tonics for £ 3,50 (approximately € 4,00)
  • specialty: brunch (until 16:00)
  • Average price: from € 10,00 per person
  • Address: 8 Thomas St, Manchester - Get Directions / Facebook Page

4 - Hatch

  • Description: a place with shops, small clubs and restaurants, ideal for trying English and international street food; refined, original, different from the usual place
  • specialty: street food, each retailer has their own specialty, fish & chips recommended
  • Average price: from € 10,00 per person
  • Address: 103 Oxford Rd, Manchester - Get Directions / Facebook Page

5 - The Refuge

  • Description: eclectic restaurant with great attention to detail; offers innovative cuisine with mainly local ingredients, but with dishes that take inspiration from around the world
  • specialty: dishes inspired by different culinary traditions
  • Average price: from € 10,00 per person
  • Address: Oxford St, Manchester - Get Directions / Facebook Page
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