Best Outdoor Restaurants Manchester For Eating Out

Come rain or shine, Manchester is well known for its vibrant nightlife, top class restaurants and unique bars. Today we are sharing the best outdoor restaurants Manchester has to offer. Whether you’re looking for somewhere to soak in the sun after work or fancy a romantic date on a long summer night, we’ve got you covered.

Dukes 92

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First on the list of best outdoor restaurants Manchester is Dukes 92. This restaurant is chic from the inside out. With its vast outdoor terrace overlooking the canal, the ideal place to watch the sun go down. Dukes 92 is always busy throughout the summer so it’s best to book to avoid missing out. Their menu is perfect for warm weather with burgers, pizzas and steaks. They also serve a range of classic cocktails, our favourite summer cocktail has to be their Aperol Spritz.


best outdoor restaurants manchester

Next on the list is one of the oldest restaurants in Manchester- Dimitris, which has been around for 3 decades. This authentic Greek restaurant serves delicious wines that make the perfect accompaniment to their tasty small plates. The fantastic outdoor terrace allows for alfresco dining all year round thanks to the warmth blasting heaters. The checked tablecloths and vibrant décor ensure the atmosphere matches the personalities of the exuberant and friendly staff. This makes it more of a dining experience than just a place to have your dinner. Check it out for yourself, you will not regret it.

The Oast House

Nestled amongst the skyscrapers of Spinningfields you can find a truly curious sight, The Oast House. Once home to hops and kilns, this old world fairy tale pub is now the home to one of the best outdoor dining areas in Manchester. In the winter you will find a magical tepee unlike anything else you can find in the city. In the summer the tepee comes down and the area is transformed into a summer wonderland. The Oast House is not just famed for its finest ales and cocktails, it is also renowned for its deli boards, fancy fries and hanging kebabs. 

The Wharf

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Just across the water from Dukes 92 you can find another canal-side pub with a large outdoor terrace. In fact, The Wharf is one of the best outdoor restaurants Manchester has to offer. Make sure you reserve yourself a seat if you want a seat in the sun this summer. If you are wondering what to expect food wise, check their daily menu online which is updated every day before midday. Think traditional pub grub with a gastro twist such as high quality steaks, gourmet burgers and authentic British fish and chips.

Rain bar

It should come as no surprise that with all of the canals running through the centre of Manchester, we have another restaurant with a canal-side beer garden. Rain bar is the perfect place to enjoy the rain or shine while catching up with friends right in the centre of the city. They serve traditional pub grub with a seasonal menu, complimented by their bar filled with beers, ales and quality wines. If you want to ensure you get a seat in the sun when summer time comes, be sure to arrive early.

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