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Friday 19 Jul 2024

[@]Eating Outdoors in Manchester

Dining Alfresco

Manchester may have a reputation for rain, but the so-called ‘rainy city’ actually receives less annual rainfall than Sydney – and is lower than the UK average.

That said, we all know there are lies, damn lies and then there’s statistics. Ask anyone around here and they’ll tell you that you should make the most of a sunny day.

So, if the sun’s shining and you’re looking for somewhere to eat on your visit to Manchester, we recommend that you take advantage, get those shorts on and go al fresco. Here’s a selection of places you may choose to do it.

  • Automatic Restaurant and Cafe Bar

    Automatic Restaurant and Cafe Bar

    Located in Bury's busy shopping district the Automatic has a relaxed European feel


    Address: Market Street, Bury, Lancashire BL9 0BW

  • Dukes 92

    Dukes 92

    Located in Castlefield, Dukes 92 has a large open terrace ideal for lunch or dinner outdoors


    Address: 18 Castle Street, Manchester M3 4LZ
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  • Sinclair's Oyster Bar

    Sinclair's Oyster Bar

    Located in Exchange Square, Sinclair's offers good food and a respite from shopping.


  • Zouk Tea Bar and Grill Manchester

    Zouk Tea Bar and Grill Manchester

    Located just off Oxford Rd, Zouk is renowned for the outstanding quality of the food. Whether you are looking for an authentic taste of Lahore style street cuisine or you would like to try something completely different


Manchester a City of ‘Quarters’

Bury - Part of Historic Manchester


Only 30 minutes by Tram from the City Centre, Bury and its attractions make a good day trip



Nestled between the Irwell and Medloack rivers Castlefield is where the Romans established 'Mamucium'. Experience the old and modern and explore its attractions

China Town - City Centre

China Town

China Town, a stone's throw from Piccadilly Gardens, offers restaurants, specialist supermarkets and entertainment all in one space



Connecting most parts of the city, this mile-long road is worth a stroll along and offers some great shops and places to eat

Read About All Manchester‘s Quarters