Michelin Star Restaurants Manchester The Ultimate Guide

If you are looking for the highest quality restaurants in Manchester, you have come to the right place. This guide shares some of our favourite Michelin recognised restaurants as well as the Michelin star restaurants Manchester has to offer.

A Michelin Star is awarded for outstanding cooking but there are a number of elements taken into consideration when awarding Michelin Stars. This includes the quality of the ingredients used, the harmony of the flavours, techniques used and consistency. Michelin Star restaurants are continually assessed to ensure a consistently high standard of cooking is applied.


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If you are looking for unique dining experiences then mana is a place you have to try. A creative British restaurant with its eyes open to the world around it- mana’s restaurant spaces tables out so that each diner has a view of the open kitchen. The menu is defined by the cycle of the seasons and uses the best produce from the British Isles which has a strong emphasis on seafood because as Chef Simon Martin puts it ‘we live on an island’. What’s more, mana is the first restaurant in Manchester to be awarded a Michelin star.

Adam Reid at The French

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Next we have Michelin recognised chef Adam Reid at The French. Located in the Midland, this restaurant was created in the Belle epoque age and brought up to date with a moody colour scheme and striking chandeliers for a truly intimate vibe. The French, under the skill of Manchester’s own Adam Reid has received 4AA Rosettes and named one of the top 15 restaurants in the UK.

Using only the finest seasonal produce available, the food at The French is known across the city and beyond for its exquisite flavour. Expect boldly flavoured dishes which focus on one key ingredient, presented and explained by the chefs themselves. 


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Another must visit restaurant is Erst, a modern, industrial style natural wind bar run by a group of friends. This laid-back unique bar offers something refreshingly different in the city. Its delicious low intervention wines can be accompanied by a selection of flavoursome small plates. Whist this restaurant has not yet been awarded a Michelin Star, it is recognised by Michelin.

63 Degrees

Living or visiting Manchester doesnt mean you can’t experience a taste of Paris. Brought to you by the Moreau family located in Manchester’s Northern Quarter you can find 63 Degrees French Restaurant. This absolute gem of a restaurant is one our favourites and has the potential to be one of the next Michelin star Restaurants Manchester has to offer. The experienced owner-chef hails from France and his classic dishes are visibly cooked with pride and passion using a combination of quality local and important french ingredients.

The Bull & Bear

If you want to experience refined British classics in an entirely unique setting of the domed trading room of the renovated Stock Exchange Hotel, The Bull & Bear is a must visit. This restaurant is brought to you by Tom Kerridge and his team which celebrates ‘tom’s unique signature style of cooking British comfort food and classics that are prepared using the highest quality ingredients served in a particularly elegant yet laid-back environment. Could this be next on the list of Michelin Star restaurants Manchester?

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