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Which Manchester restaurants are reopening this weekend?

A full list of all the bars and restaurants opening their doors this weekend and Manchester exits lockdown.

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Manchester wakes up this weekend. But where will you be going?

It’s a big decision – choosing the first place to visit after lockdown. But it’s worth approaching with the same sort of mentality you had on any pre-quarantine weekend: What sort of flavours do you fancy?

We’ve broken down the list of reopened Manchester venues into categories, so you can settle on the right spot regardless of whether you’re craving a cocktail, burger or bottle of fancy wine.

Remember that many venues require bookings as table service is compulsory – so be sure to act fast and reserve a seat if you want to make the most of your first day of freedom in more than three months.

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Cocktails, Craft & Coffee

Dirty Martini Manchester

Booze. That’s front and centre for many right now.

Classy cocktails. Carefully poured craft beer. Cheap pints at the local. They’re all back this weekend. And oh, how we’ve missed them.

Here are a few of the top spots in the city that are serving again from July 4. There’s also a welcome return for the best coffee houses – which could help sort out that sore head come Sunday.

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20 Stories – booking required. Get a table here.

Albert’s Schloss – booking required. Get a table here.

Atlas bar – booking optional. Get a table here (fully booked Saturday).

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Banyan Tree – booking required. Get a table here.

Blackdog – no booking required.

Brotherhood – booking required.

Brickhouse Social – booking required. Get a table here.

Cain & Grane – booking required. Get a table here (fully booked Saturday).

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Dirty Martini – booking required. Get a table here (fully booked Saturday).

Ducie Street Warehouse – booking required. Get a table here.

Foundry Project – booking required (terrace available). Get a table here.

Hampton & Vouis – booking recommended. Learn more here.

Manahatta – booking required. Get a table here.

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Seed & Cherry – no booking required.

Tariff & Dale – booking required. Get a table here.

The Alchemist – booking required. Get a table here.

The Bay Horse Tavern – booking optional. Get a table here.

The Ivy – booking required. Get a table here.

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The Oast House – booking required. Get a table here.

The Shack NQ – booking required. Get a table here.

Trof NQ – booking required. Get a table here.

Burgers & BBQs

Almost Famous

Lucky back garden owners got to enjoy a few banging BBQs over the course of an unseasonably sweltering spring this year. But now normality has been restored and Manchester is wet once again.

If you’ve already forgotten what great summer grub tastes like, there’s a few spots in town where you can rediscover those flavours in all their glory.

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Almost Famous – booking required. Get a table here.

All Star Lanes – booking required (terrace available). Get a table here.

Hard Rock Cafe – booking required. Get a table here.

Hatch – no booking required.

Luck, Lust, Liquor & Burn – booking required. Get a table here.

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Pizza & Pasta

Crazy Pedro’s

We’re inundated with top-quality Italian food venues in Manchester. Genuinely spoiled for choice.

Several of them have confirmed they’re ready to return from July 4, too – offering diners delicious dollops of cheese piled high on Instagram-worthy plates.

This one is going to give you a selection headache…

Ciaooo Pizzeria – booking required. Learn more here.

Crazy Pedro’s – no booking required.

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Don Giovanni – booking required. Get a table here.

Pasta Factory – booking required. Get a table here.

Rudy’s – booking required. Get a table here.

Wine & Dine

Edinburgh Castle

We’ve earned a little luxury after 13 weeks indoors.

If you’ve missed being wined and dined in some of Manchester’s classiest establishments, it’s worth perusing this list of venues here.

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They’re the kind of places that put patrons in a splendorous bubble that seals off the racket of the outside world.

Edinburgh Castle – booking required. Get a table here.

Elnecot – booking required. Get a table here (fully booked Saturday).

Erst – booking required. Get a table here (fully booked Saturday).

Mamucium – booking required. Get a table here.

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Mana – booking required. Get a table here.

Seafood, Steak & Chicken

Fine cuts of meat. Fantastic fish. Crispy fried chicken. These are surefire solutions to satisfy your tastebuds with the treat they deserve after three long months of home cooking.

There’s a number of seafood restaurants and grill houses restaurants flinging open their doors this weekend – and demand is already surging, unsurprisingly.

Here are a few places where you can still reserve a seat.

Bunny Jackson’s – no booking required.

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Dakota Bar & Grill – booking required. Get a table here (fully booked Saturday).

Cottonopolis – booking required. Get a table here (fully booked Saturday).

Peru Perdu – booking required. Get a table here.

Turtle Bay – booking required. Get a table here.

Yard & Coop – booking required. Get a table here.

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Oriental & Indian

Zouk

We’ve had our fair share of Chinese and Indian takeaways during lockdown.

But guzzling sauce out of Tupperware boxes half-drunk in front of the tele just isn’t quite the same as tucking into a first-class meal at an elegant restaurant.

Here’s where you can head this weekend to taste some amazing Asian-style cooking.

Tampopo – booking required. Get a table here.

Vietshack – no booking required.

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Zouk – booking required. Get a table here.

The Manc is helping local businesses and venues get back on their feet after lockdown with our #BuzzingToBeBack campaign – offering as much support and exposure for Manchester hospitality as possible. Read more about what we’re doing for the industry here.

Read more about eats in Manchester here.