Manchester : Nightlife, Restaurants And Bars
There are two areas for electrifying nightlife; Northern quarter and Deansgate. The Northern quarter is a maze of streets to the north and east of the city centre.
The streets of these districts are hives of activity for liberals, arty types and fans of everything new. The high concentration of independent clothes shops, Oi Polloi being the most famous, and bars such as Centro Café Bar give this area an exciting buzz. Live music venues and clubs, namely Matt and Phreds Jazz Club, have made the area a mecca for musicians, record labels, artists and fashion designers alike.
Deansgate is a busy shopping district offering cuisine from around the world, traditional pubs like The Ox and exclusive drinking establishments like Restaurant, Bar and Grill and Panacea – a place to see and be seen. It’s a great area for spotting famous footballers and soap stars too.
Check out some of Manchester’s trend setting European eateries. Croma has oven-baked pastas and unusual but delicious pizza variations alongside the usual Italian classics. For sublime French cuisine with superb city views, try critically acclaimed Le Mont.
Just behind Piccadilly Plaza is the decorative Chinese arch which sits splendidly in Manchester’s Chinatown, home to a plethora of Cantonese restaurants. Look out for exotic vegetables and classic dishes like Peking duck. The newfangled Pacific offers both Chinese and Thai food in its two separate restaurants and kitchens. Yang Sing is the city’s most famous Chinese outlet which has excellent dim sum among other delicious dishes.