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Restaurants in Manchester with Alfresco Dining ~ The Wharf Manchester
Alfresco Restaurants in Manchester
For a city not exactly celebrated for it's great weather, there are plenty of restaurants offering alfreso dining in Manchester.

From beer gardens and barbeques, suntraps and terraces, to patios and pavement seating, we've rounded up all the best al fresco restaurants in Manchester.

Obviously, the summer months of June, July and August are very popular with outdoor dining in Manchester, however there are just as many rainy days per month from April to September with temperatures often pleasant enough to enjoy a meal at a restaurant by the side of the canal or in a bustling square.

Below we've listed all the best restaurants with outdoor seating in Manchester.
 

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KEY:   5 stars = World Class!
4 stars = Fantastic    3.5 stars = Very Good
3 stars = Good   2 stars = OK    1 star = Poor
Cost of meal for 2 with wine = Average cost of 3 course a la carte dinner for 2 people + service charge
Michelin Star = Michelin Stars Awarded   AA Rosette = AA Rosettes Awarded
available to book online = Available to book online

 
- Albert's Shed Manchester
Restaurants in Manchester with Alfresco Dining - Albert's Shed Manchester
Albert's Shed   European   click here to Book Online
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  • Remarkable value-for-money Castlefield restaurant
  • Located within the heritage zone, it boasts one of Manchester's most beautiful summer terraces
  • A Manchester food and drink institution since 2004
  • Still family-ran, it is named after the uncle of owner Jim Ramsbottom, who used to store his tools in the original canalside stable block, as they converted the adjacent Dukes 92 together
  • Largely European menu with huge choice of seafood, grills and pizzas
  • Many British classics such as Lancashire Cheese & Onion Pie and Mini Eccles Cakes
  • Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free menus
  • Breakfast menu and popular Sunday lunch
  • Home to one of the most popular function rooms in Manchester
Cost of meal for 2 = £55+  
3 stars
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Restaurants in Manchester with Alfresco Dining - The Anthologist
Restaurants in Manchester with Alfresco Dining - The Anthologist
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Cost of meal for 2 with wine = £55 + 12.5%  
3 stars
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Restaurants in Manchester with Alfresco Dining - Brasserie ABode
Restaurants in Manchester - Brasserie ABode
COVID-19 UPDATE: Temporarily Closed
Cost of meal for 2 with wine = £65 + 10% 2 AA Rosettes
Not yet reviewed
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Restaurants in Manchester with Alfresco Dining - Cane & Grain
Restaurants in Manchester with Alfresco Dining - Cane & Grain
Restaurants in Manchester with Alfresco Dining- Cane & Grain
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Cost of meal for 2 with wine = £40+  
Awaiting review
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Restaurants in Manchester with Alfresco Dining - Chakalaka
Restaurants in Manchester with Alfresco Dining - Chakalaka
COVID-19 UPDATE: Reopens 12th April
  • Independent South African inspired bar and kitchen
  • An intriguing mix of South African street food, classic dishes, and sweet treats
  • IPA from Cape Brewery Co. the only South African craft beer on tap in Manchester
  • The Cocktails are spot-on too
  • Located in the heart of the Northern Quarter
Cost of meal for 2 = £43+  
No review yet
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Restaurants in Manchester with Alfresco Dining ~ Corn Exchange Manchester
Restaurants in Manchester with Alfresco Dining ~ Corn Exchange Manchester
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Restaurants in Manchester with Alfresco Dining - Dive
Restaurants in Manchester with Alfresco Dining - Dive
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  • Popular Northern Quarter basement bar and terrace, next to Afflecks Palace
  • Reopened in September 2020 as a charcoal grill restaurant
  • Large outdoor heated covered terrace
  • 35 day dry-aged beef steaks, including Tomahawk ribeye
  • Other dishes include Maryland Crab Cakes, free range roast chicken and cheesecakes
Cost of meal for 2 with wine = £65+  
Awaiting review
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Restaurants in Manchester with Alfresco Dining ~ Edinburgh Castle Manchester
Restaurants in Manchester with Alfresco Dining ~ Edinburgh Castle Manchester
COVID-19 UPDATE: Reopens 12th April | Takeaway
  • Recently re-opened iconic Manchester pub
  • The Edinburgh Castle pub has stood in Ancoats since 1811
  • Serving the residents & visitors of Ancoats with exceptional food & drink
  • Progressive and imaginative dishes with a wine list to match in the 36 cover upstairs restaurant
  • Classic dishes, great beers & a generous whiskey selection downstairs in the pub
  • Delicious Sunday Roasts served
Cost of meal for 2 = £94+  
No reviews
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Best Ancoats restaurants Manchester - Elnecot Where to eat in Ancoats Manchester - Elnecot
Best restaurants Ancoats - Elnecot
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  • Casual neighbourhood bar and restaurant in the upcoming Ancoats area
  • Chef owner Michael Clay's menu focuses on small plates
  • All ingredients sourced from within a few miles of the restaurant
  • Called after the original name of the historic area
  • The Industrial Revolution is reflected throughout, from the furniture to the menu
  • Fantastic weekend brunch and Sunday Roasts
  • Dog friendly and kids under 12 eat for free
Cost of meal for 2 with wine = £35+  
3.5 stars
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Indian restaurant in Didsbury - Indique Didsbury
Indian restaurants in Didsbury ~ Indique Didsbury
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~ 4.5 miles / 20 mins drive from Manchester ~
~ 1 min walk to Burton Road Metrolink / 15 mins journey from Deansgate-Castlefield ~
  • Fantastic multi-award-winning Indian restaurant in West Didsbury village
  • A far cry from the typical high street Indian restaurant
  • A modern twist to traditional curries
  • Halal dishes with Indian street food, grills, signature curries, vegetarian, and vegan options
  • "Best Restaurant in the North West" at British Curry Awards 2018
  • Listed in the highly regarded Good Food Guide and Hardens Guide
Cost of meal for 2 = £45+ The Good Food Guide Score
3.5 stars
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Restaurants in Manchester with Alfresco Dining -  La Bandera Manchester Restaurants in Manchester with Alfresco Dining - La Bandera Manchester
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  • Authentic family ran Spanish restaurant
  • Traditional Iberian tapas, rice dishes and Canary Islands specialities
  • Popular with the footballers of Manchester United and Manchester City
  • Tapas menu, sharing Arroces rice dishes or 7 course Tasting Menu
  • Located just off Deansgate, near the Town Hall
  • Outside terrace offers alfresco dining
Cost of meal for 2 = £50+  
Very Good
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Restaurants in Manchester with Alfresco Dining - Mana Manchester
Restaurants in Manchester with Alfresco Dining - Mana Manchester
Mana   British   click here to Book Online
COVID-19 UPDATE: Terrace opens 13th April
  • The only Michelin Star restaurant in Manchester since 1975
  • Incredible new restaurant in Ancoats from Chef-Patron Simon Martin
  • Influenced by the 2 years he spent working in Copenhagen at "The Best Restaurant in the World", Noma
  • His career also takes in some of the most accredited restaurants in the world, including the 3 Michelin Star Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in London
  • Technically, the best restaurant in Manchester
  • The chefs work alongside the diners in a stunning £300,000 open kitchen
  • An immersive, intimate, yet informal dining experience
  • Showcases the best produce of the British Isles, including Reindeer Moss from the Isle of Skye
  • Choose between a 5 course lunch, or 19 course full menu
  • Vegetarian menu also available (vegan menu from May 2019)
  • Opened in October 2018 and awarded a Michelin Star in October 2019
Cost of meal for 2 = £210 + 10% Michelin Star
4.5 stars
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Restaurants in Manchester with Alfresco Dining - Lowry Hotel restaurant Manchester
Restaurants in Manchester with Alfresco Dining - River Restaurant at The Lowry Hotel
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  • Newly refurbished restaurant inside the 5 Star Lowry Hotel
  • Locally-raised Executive Head Chef Dave Ashton reimagines seasonal English dishes
  • Classic fine dining in a modern context paired with world-class wines
  • Produce meticulously sourced from the best UK suppliers
  • Cornish Crab, Cheshire Farm Lamb, Dover Sole and Classic Beef Wellington
  • Honey made by the hotel's own bee collection
  • Popular Afternoon Teas and live music Sunday lunches
  • Cosy booths, romantic tables for two, and a sunny riverside terrace
Cost of meal for 2 = £90 + 10% 2 AA Rosettes
No review yet
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Restaurants in Manchester with Alfresco Dining ~ Shoryu Ramen Manchester
Restaurants in Manchester with Alfresco Dining ~  Shoryu Ramen Manchester
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  • The popular upmarket Japanese ramen bar's first branch outside of London
  • Intimate restaurant at Piccadilly Gardens with communal dining
  • Authentic Hakata cuisine, specialising in the signature Hakata Tonkotsu Ramen
  • Wide choice of Shoryu buns, Testunabe gyozas, tempura, sashimi, and yakitori dishes
  • Gekkeikan Royal Warrant Sake amongst many other Japanese wines, shochus and sakes
  • Head Chef comes from a Michelin Star background in Japan
Cost of meal for 2 with wine = £45+  
3.5 stars
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Restaurants in Manchester with Alfresco Dining - Store Street Exchange
Restaurants in Manchester with Alfresco Dining ~ Store Street Exchange
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  • Breakfast through to dinner restaurant at the DoubleTree by Hilton Piccadilly
  • Located opposite Piccadilly station
  • The menu focuses on local suppliers and is centred around the rotisserie and grill
  • The best regionally sourced chicken, steaks, pies, fish and Bury Black Pudding
  • Impressive private dining room
  • Popular outside terrace sun trap
  • Located between Piccadilly Station, the Northern Quarter and the Gay Village
Cost of meal for 2 with wine = £60 + 10%  
No reviews
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Restaurants in Manchester with Alfresco Dining - 20 Stories Manchester
Restaurants in Manchester with Alfresco Dining - 20 Stories Manchester
20 Stories   British   click here to Book Online
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  • Situated on the 19th floor of No.1 Spinningfields, next door to the Opera House
  • Glamorous rooftop restaurant, cocktail bar and expansive terrace
  • Unparalleled 360-degree views of the Manchester skyline
  • Mike Jennings appointed Executive Head Chef February 2020
  • Menu offers the best of the North West
  • Ingredients sourced no more than 50 miles from outside Manchester
  • Smart dress code
Cost of meal for 2 with wine = £95 + 12.5%
 
4 stars
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Restaurants in Manchester with Alfresco Dining - Tast Manchester Restaurants in Manchester with Alfresco Dining - Tast Catalana Manchester Restaurants in Manchester with Alfresco Dining - Tast Manchester
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  • A taste of Catalonia in Manchester from 5 Michelin Star chef Paco Pérez
  • Set over three floors, with a casual "Tastet" bar on the ground floor
  • "Tastet" dishes are more complex than tapas, yet smaller than an average plate
  • Catalan specialities with bread flown over every week
  • The main restaurant on the second floor also offers Tasting Menus
  • Enxaneta on the the top floor offers a fine dining, gastronomic experience
  • Located on King Street, close to the Royal Exchange Theatre
  • Part-owned by Manchester City's Pep Guardiola, Txiki Begiristain and Ferran Soriano
Cost of meal for 2 with wine = £70 + 10%
 
3.5 stars
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Restaurants in Manchester with Alfresco Dining ~ Vapiano Manchester
Restaurants in Manchester with Alfresco Dining ~ Vapiano Manchester
COVID-19 UPDATE: Reopens 12th April | Takeaway & Delivery
  • Popular all over Europe, this was the first UK restaurant outside of London from the quality Italian restaurant chain, which started in Germany in 2002
  • 400 cover restaurant spanning two floors of the Corn Exchange
  • Self-service style gives you face-to-face interaction with the chefs
  • Freshly made pizza dough, pasta and salads are prepared in front of you, exactly as you specify
  • Choose your favourite kind of pasta, including zucchini noodles
  • Boasts a 100-year-old olive tree and fresh live herbs on the tables
  • Many Vegetarian and gluten free options
  • Next to The Royal Exchange Theatre and Manchester Arena
Cost of meal for 2 = £40+  
Good

Restaurants in Manchester with Alfresco Dining - Village Brasserie By Velvet
Restaurants in Manchester with Alfresco Dining - Village Brasserie By Velvet
COVID-19 UPDATE: Reopens 15th April
Cost of meal for 2 with wine = £60 +10%
 
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Restaurants in Manchester with Alfresco Dining - Restaurant offers in Manchester - The Wharf
Restaurants in Manchester with Alfresco Dining - The Wharf
The Wharf   British  click here to Book Online
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Although you'd be forgiven for thinking it dates back to the 1820s, the time of the historic warehouses around it, this beautiful Castlefield restaurant was actually built in 1998 and traded until 2005 as 'Jackson's Wharf'', before Brunning & Price spectacularly re-opened it in July 2012. The large building offers a huge canalside terrace alongside innumerable nooks and crannies, with cosy, intimate rooms and alcoves in which you (and your dog) can enjoy the friendly "country pub" atmosphere, traditional British dishes, 12 cask ales, 50 wines, 100 whiskies and delicious Sunday roasts.
Cost of meal for 2 = £55+  
3 stars
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Restaurants in Manchester with Alfresco Dining ~ Zouk Manchester Restaurants in Manchester with Alfresco Dining ~ Zouk Manchester
Restaurants in Manchester with Alfresco Dining ~ Zouk Manchester
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Cost of meal for 2 = £50+  
3 stars
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KEY:   5 stars = World Class!
4 stars = Fantastic    3.5 stars = Very Good
3 stars = Good   2 stars = OK    1 star = Poor

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FoodWell   International   click here to Book Online
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Menagerie   American   click here to Book Online
  • Experiential dining restaurant and celeb haunt, next to Spinningfields
3.5 stars

  • The Ivy Manchester's roof top British restaurant with a retractable glass roof
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The Refinery   International  click here to Book Online
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  • The original branch of the popular Pan-Asian noodle restaurant
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Wood Manchester 2 AA Rosettes   British   click here to Book Online
  • Fine dining restaurant from MasterChef 2015 winner Simon Wood
3.5 stars

Yard & Coop     American  click here to Book Online
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KEY:   5 stars = World Class!
4 stars = Fantastic    3.5 stars = Very Good
3 stars = Good   2 stars = OK    1 star = Poor
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