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[@]Spinningfields - Enjoy the High Life

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Home to some of the city's best Restaurants and Bars

Spinningfields is one Manchester’s must visit destinations, it is nestled between Deansgate on the east and the river Irlam on the west. Within its borders are large open spaces, often used for public events.

The Avenue Square, next to the John Rylands Library, is a regular host to the Makers Market and is home to the underground restaurant Australasia (look for the glass pyramid).

Through day and night, the beating heart of the city’s most vibrant quarter combines world-class architecture, retail, offices and living spaces with the region’s best restaurants, creative outdoor spaces and more alfresco dining options than anywhere else in the region.

Discerning foodies will find solace at 20 Stores, The Ivy, both on Hardman Square, or the tapas restaurant Iberica created by Michelin Star Chef, Nacho Manzano.

Visit the 'Australasia' websiteAlternatively, a short walk toward to Gartside Street will take you to contemporary Chinese restaurant and celebrity favourite, Tattu whilst Spinningfields Square is home to the sophisticated subterranean Australasia. On The Avenue, Brazilian restaurant, Fazenda and Comptior Libanais are only a stone’s throw from Manchester favourite.

If it’s a spot of shopping that you’re after, head straight to The Avenue where you’ll be spoilt for choice with fashion retailers including Flannels, Mulberry and Hervia.

Emporio Armani has one of its flagship stores on Spinningfields Square, housed in an impressive modern edifice.

There’s also the beautiful independent florist, David Wayman, who can create some of the most beautiful bouquets in the city. Elsewhere, you’ll find the impressive flagship Emporio Armani store and jeweler, Philip Stoner, whilst the monthly weekend Makers Markets bring some of Manchester’s best known independent traders to the estate.

The Avenue is also home to even more alfresco dining options with the bustling Thaikun, The Oast House and Wahu all boasting the some of best outside terraces in the city.

For after dinner drinks, look no further than The Alchemist, renowned for its cocktail menu and only a short walk to Spinningfields’ favourites, Neighbourhood and Artisan.

Finally, a walk Through No. 3, Spinningfields’ bespoke piece of public art created by Liz West, residing in Hardman Square will cloak Spinningfields in colour and allow visitors to see the estate transformed into a new light.

Spinningfields is a truly unique city quarter, providing Manchester with spectrum-wide innovation. Food and drink, international retail, bespoke art and much sought after green space come together in the heart of the regions most exciting city quarter, making it the perfect place for visitors to explore and residents to call home.

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