Food & Drink
When you think of Trafford, you’re probably thinking of the enormous Trafford Centre shopping experience. Or you might be a fan of one of Trafford’s many many lush green parks. Or maybe you’ve taken a turn around the quaint local markets. Whatever it is you’re doing, you’ll need a place to stop and refuel.
Places to eat & drink at the Trafford Centre
A shopping trip to the Trafford Centre will 100% require a food and drink stop, and luckily there’s no shortage of places to try. There’s fast food or sit down restaurants with cuisine from all over the world. You could enjoy the flavour of Italy at Pesto, take your taste buds on a trip to Asia at Wagamamas or mull over Mancunian-made burgers and shakes. We know there’s so much to choose from it can be hard to pick one, so we’re going to take you on a trip to all of our favourite places to eat and drink at the Trafford Centre.
Our Favourite Places To Eat & Drink At Trafford Centre #1: La Tasca
Because what’s better than being able to eat everything on the menu? La Tasca serves up Madrid style tapas dishes with meat, fish and vegetarian options to keep everyone happy. You can enjoy your selection of dishes alongside a freshly squeezed lemonade or a perfectly picked glass of Rioja to compliment your dishes. It’s situated on the first floor – The Orient, but we promise the meal will make you feel like you’ve flown out to sunny Spain.
Our Favourite Places To Eat & Drink At Trafford Centre #2: Wokooshii
Food prepared fresh and served extravagantly is how Wokooshi describes themselves, a winning combo for a place to eat and drink in the Trafford Centre. It’s fun, fusion, fantastic and all the other f’s you can think of. Wokooshii brings a taste of Japan and Korea to The Orient in Trafford. The waiters will take you through the dishes on the menu, or you can put your meal into the pros hands and have the set menu. Either way, they come highly recommended with a bunch of 5-star reviews from happy diners.
Our Favourite Places To Eat & Drink At Trafford Centre #3: Thaikhun
It’s pronounced ‘tycoon’ and means ‘your restaurant’ and Thaikhun is bringing all of the famous dishes from the streets of Bangkok right to you in the middle of the Trafford Centre so you can eat and drink like it’s your gap yah. It’s a street food buffet-style eatery that lets you pick what you want in your own time. They’ve also got a banging cocktail list split into street, beach and city style for you to try out. Their winning combo of top-notch authentic Thai food and first-class service has made their other destinations around the UK incredibly popular, so you definitely want to pop into their Trafford Centre location.
Our Favourite Places To Eat & Drink At Trafford Centre #4: Barburrito
It’s casual, it’s cool, and it’s absolutely delicious. Barburrito has been serving up sensational Mexican food for 16 years, having started in Piccadilly Gardens and made its way all around the UK. They serve up fast, fully personalised burritos made with the freshest ingredients. They’ve been perfecting their burrito game for over a decade to bring you the quesarito (a stuffed crust burrito) or incredible protein-loaded tacos. Don’t forget to also give the pudding menu a go and have some classic Mexican churros to cheer up your Trafford Centre trip.
Our Favourite Places To Eat & Drink At Trafford Centre #5: Bill’s
It’s a classic whether you’re looking for breakfast, lunch, dinner or everything in between. Their cosy interior is a welcome break from the busy Trafford Centre shoppers and a great place to put your bags down and relax. Their huge menu has you spoiled for choice and means there’s definitely something for everyone, or you can have 2 and 3 course set menus depending on your mood. You’ll also find a vast range of wines, cocktails, beers, coffees and soft drinks to suit whatever you want.
For those of you exploring Trafford outside of the Centre we’ve got some top places to eat and drink for you to try too.
Our Favourite Places To Eat & Drink In Trafford #1: WowYauChow
It’s the first Chinese bottomless brunch in Manchester, and you won’t know you needed it until you go. At the Altrincham venue, from just £23, you can tuck into all of your Chinese food and drink favourites for 90 whole minutes! There’s loads to choose from including bao buns, dumplings and rice or noodle bowls with a range of fillings and flavours to tingle your taste buds with. It’s a pretty one-of-a-kind establishment so make sure you swing by.
Our Favourite Places To Eat & Drink In Trafford #2: Cork of the North
This wine shop and bar inspired wine lovers all over the country in lockdown with their online wine tasting broadcasts, which were awarded “Best Online ‘At Home’ Food and Drink Content’ at the Manchester Food and Drink Festival. You can head into their Sale location and enjoy a fully stocked bar with over 300 of the best wines from around the world. If wine isn’t your kind of tipple, then you can choose from a range of artisan beers and local gins that they also have to offer. The best part is their small plates menu that will help absorb the day’s drinking before you stumble home.
Our Favourite Places To Eat & Drink In Trafford #3: Cafe Football
Fill your boots with delicious food inspired by the sport at Cafe Football in a unique Old Trafford location. This restaurant embodies the spirit of the game – you’ll be dining on locally sourced hearty food and drinking bespoke beers, all with a side of live sport and memorabilia. You can have a Scholesy, Giggsy or Nicky Butty. From award-winning burgers to healthy salads, there’s definitely something to fill you up. Just don’t schedule a kick-about after!
Our Favourite Places To Eat & Drink In Trafford #4: Red House Farm Shop & Tea Rooms
Tucked away on Red House Lane in Altrincham is Red House Tea Room, selected as one of Waitrose’s top 7 tea rooms in the country. There’s loads of freshly baked goods to choose from, including early morning bites, nourishing home-cooked lunches and of course delicious afternoon teas. There’s the Amazing Maize Maze to keep the kids busy, and you have to stop by the farm shop to pick up some vibrant local goodies for tea.
Our Favourite Places To Eat & Drink In Trafford #5: Mort Subite
When we say there’s nowhere quite like it, we mean it. Mort Subite is a subterranean Altrincham bar and self-professed ‘unusual yeast feast’. In 1686 in The Senne Valley, their first beer was brewed with wild yeast (meaning no yeast was added during the brewing process, letting the yeast in the air do its thing). It’s the only place in the world where lambic beers can be brewed, and their yeasty local air is one of the oldest beer brewing practices in the world. Their one of a kind name comes from the dice game played by Belgian workers in the 20s on their lunch break where they would play a Mort Subite (Sudden Death) to end the game before going back to work. Make sure you head down and try out some of their award-winning beers.
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