From the world famous Curry Mile in Rusholme, set in the heart of the region and close to the city's universities and student village, to the wide variety of gourmet inner city restaurants, Greater Manchester has an eclectic and vibrant selection of dining outlets with wide appeal. The range of choices in its international cuisine, from the more traditional Indian and Pakistani dishes of the Curry Mile, to its celebrated Spanish tapas restaurants, to Greek and Turkish kebab houses is vast and sometimes a little unexpected.
Why not try your hand (and your palette) at something more exotic? Japanese, Jamaican, Malaysian – both vegetarian and with enough cuts of meat to satisfy every gastronomic carnivore and foodie, the selection of international dishes in Greater Manchester restaurants is impressive and you can even find several proper English tea rooms in this multicultural city. From the celebrated and trendy bars and bijou eateries of its suburbs – notably in pretty, historic Beech Road, Chorlton and the trendy, villagey appeal of Burton Road and Lapwing Lane in West Didsbury, the restaurants of Greater Manchester are welcoming and well worth the find.
Greater Manchester was the historical hub of the Industrial Revolution that started in England in the 18th century. Its teeming masses of inhabitants that were required to work in the Victorian factories and mills that sprung up round is famous Ship Canal in the 19th century meant the area was always a target zone for great eating outlets and watering holes. From Victorian Chop Houses – where you can get a proper lamb chop! – to the more contemporary offerings in the trendy Michelin starred restaurants of Greater Manchester, the region spans decades and world cuisines with ease.
This Northern city is well known for its trendy and cutting edge outlook and international appeal. Both the United and City football clubs bring the world to its door and it has a buzzing and exciting music scene. Don't be surprised to find stark black walls or vibrant psychedelic tones in your restaurant decor. The Northern Quarter of the city centre is a well-known hot spot of all that is chic and cool in Greater Manchester restaurants. It's teeming with bars and venues serving delicious food and fancy cocktails.