Which Northern Quarter Restaurants Are Best?
This week we’re going through a few of our favourite Northern Quarter restaurants as a guide to eating out in what is one of the most popular areas of Manchester city centre. Like the area itself, Northern Quarter restaurants are eclectic, creative and cater for anyone. Northern Quarter restaurants also come and go pretty fast but this quick list features the ones you should certainly be trying right now.
Pie and Ale
It’s difficult to get much more Manchester than a proper pie and pint of ale so, of all the Northern Quarter restaurants, this one seems to keep a little place in our hearts just that little bit more. Pie and Ale, brought to you by the same people who run Bakerie, offers pies that are traditional and pies that are a little more exotic. Will it be steak & ale or will it be crocodile meat? Either way, snap one up with a pint and feel your insides go all warm and fuzzy. You’ll find Pie and Ale on Lever Street.
Starting with one of the Northern Quarter restaurants that really does cater for all, Peachy Keens on Withy Grove is international all-you-can-eat buffet at its best. You won’t find mank food cooked in big batches and left to sit on a hotplate here. Quite the opposite, in fact, as Peachy Keens cooks only small batches to keep everything as fresh as poss. As Northern Quarter restaurants go, this one is up there with most intriguing and, in terms of groovy lighting, one of the most colourful. Well worth a pop, folks.
V Rev Vegan Diner
Northern Quarter restaurants keep on giving and V Rev Vegan Diner is the only one that’s 100% vegan. In fact, it’s the only restaurant in all of central Manchester that’s 100% vegan, which makes it one not to miss. The V Rev Vegan Diner menu escapes the usual stereotypes associated with vegan restaurants and features irresistible American-style food: massive burgers, mac & cheese, fried chkn, the works. It’s one of those Northern Quarter restaurants that has and will continue to gather quite the loyal set of guests. Be one of them!
If vegan restaurants aren’t for you then fear not. Bem Brasil serves more meat than all the other Northern Quarter restaurants combined and it’s damn, damn good. The focus at Bem Brasil is Brazilian rodizio, meaning the meat is carved at your table and your chin remains moist with dribble for the duration of your visit. Most of the chicken, pork and beef are cooked over a charcoal barbeque so the smells, as well as the flavours at Bem Brasil, are ridiculous. It’s best to arrive with an appetite.