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Friday 17 Sep 2021

[@]Great Pub Food

The resurgence in quality British Pub Food is partly due to the introduction of the smoking ban, making the atmosphere breathable and you can see the staff behind the counter, not always recommended...

The spaces where the food is served are friendly and appealing and the food can often rival restaurant standard. Certainly there are chefs in pubs producing some excellent fare.

Manchester has a body of such pubs where the food is well presented and is great value. In this list you will find mammoth burgers, fabulous tasting pies and chunky cuts of meat served with fresh vegetables.

And you enjoy an good pint while waiting for your food to arrive. What's not to love?

  • 57 Thomas St - Marble Brewery

    57 Thomas St - Marble Brewery

    Play chess, back gammon or draughts over platters of cured continental meat, artisan cheeses, and hearty ploughman’s lunches. Enjoy fresh ground Illy coffee and loose leaf tea in our Jing-tea pots and the selection of 60 bottles of imported continental beers

    Recommended: Lagonda IPA

  • Gorilla


    Industrial chic bar/club under the Whitworth Street West railway arches, with a grill menu, a gin parlour and live music

    Recommended: Breakfast served until 4pm

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    Address: 54-56 Whitworth Street West, Manchester M1 5WW
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  • Pie & Ale

    Pie & Ale

    The pies are the main attraction with pastry, which the (friendly, helpful) staff roll out in the open, is flawlessly cooked: the right combination of butter, crisp and crumb all the way round

    Recommended: Tarka Dhal

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    Address: Unit 1 & 2, The Hive, 47 Lever Street, Manchester M1 1FN
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  • Sams Chop House

    Sams Chop House

    Classic British food with a modern twist, using fresh local ingredients grown by people they know personally

    Recommended: 10oz Pork Chop

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    Address: Back Pool Fold, Manchester M2 1HN
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  • The Ox Noble

    The Ox Noble

    Food is served in the historic pub where you can enjoy a pint of traditional cask ale or whisky from the excellent menu, or choose from a hand-picked wine list

    Recommended: Steak and Ale Pie

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    Address: 71 Liverpool Road, Manchester M3 4NQ
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  • The Wharf

    The Wharf

    Offering innumerable nooks and crannies so you can find cosy, intimate rooms and alcoves, or more buzzy, dynamic areas if you prefer. It has a large garden, pub space and a restaurant upstairs

    Recommended: Charcuterie board

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    Address: 6 Slate Wharf, Castlefield, Manchester M15 4ST
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  • Trof


    A dandyish den of opulence. The kind of place where you can hang out day or night, access the wifi with a big slice of cake and a frothy coffee, munch on breakfasts and burgers, sandwiches and salads

    Recommended: The good old Sunday Roast

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    Address: 8 Thomas Street, Manchester M4 1EU
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Manchester a City of ‘Quarters’

Bury - Part of Historic Manchester

Bury Town

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