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Lily Shippen Recruitment Agency | New restaurants Manchester

Manchester is not just the home of music, we also have some pretty fantastic places to eat too. Whether you’re looking to fill that morning craving or trying to find a place to woo your new client, Manchester has plenty of places to offer. But what happens when you feel like you have tried them all? Manchester only goes and opens new places to give a go. With us just past the midway point of 2018 I’ve put together a few places that may take your fancy.

20 Stories

Boasting beautiful panoramic views of the city centre, 20 Stories is not one to be missed. Located at Number One Spinningfields this stunning space offers a relaxed yet opulent dinning experience. Either grab a cocktail from their fantastic selection and sit out on the roof terrace with one of their supplied blankets under the outdoor heaters or sit down for a meal from their a-la-carte menu for a meal consisting of “the best the Northwest” has to offer.  With head chef Aiden Byrne, who in 2002 earned a Michelin star- making him at that time the youngest ever chef to achieve this, you are sure to be more than satisfied.

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If Korean food is your thing, then Annyeong is the place for you. This Korean style barbecue is sure to hit the spot. Located a 2-minute walk away from the Royal Exchange Theatre, its central location makes it easily accessible for anybody within the city. Annyeong have a variation of menus, allowing you to take your pick your preference between their set menu or take a look at their al-la-carte menu for a full view of what’s to offer.



This Italian gem is new out of “The Don Giovanni Stable”. Claiming to bring “super-fresh fish and fare to the sit of DG X PER TUTTI” Cibo offers a slick yet rustic dinning experience sporting “luxe look and a cool café style”, its an experience not to be missed. After reportedly undertaking a £180,000 revamp featuring a “glittering disco ball, modern art work and a basement function” according to the MEN. Cibo’s menu consists of authentic Italian cuisine, think the timeless and classic Rome mixed with the style and elegance of Milan and you have this Italian spot.


After the success of their Ancoats restaurant which regularly sees queues running out the door, so when they expanded towards Peter Street it was a welcomed new arrival. Rudy’s offers a more wallet friendly way to get in your Italian fix. Specialising in fabulous Neapolitan Pizza, Rudy’s relaxed atmosphere and fantastic buzz makes it perfect for an after work treat. It displays “high ceilings”, “exposed industrial charm” and “pizzas bigger than the plate”, it’s no wonder this is one to visit! Great for a team night out too.


The Ivy

The famous celebrity haunt “The Ivy” are branching out into Manchester! Although plans were initially rumoured back in 2016, after a video of Kylie Minogue wishing Manchester a Merry Christmas included “We look forward to seeing you in 2017” message. Plans were then released for the branch to open a café-style brasserie located in The Pavilion in Spinningfields in the Winter of 2017. According to the job advert that was posted for the new restaurants general manager it promises to ‘bring a touch of The Ivy magic beyond London’s West End, offering effortless quality and style, a mix of modern British and international dishes with a friendly and attentive service’. Although the completion of this what I am sure will be a socialite hotspot has been delayed, it’s ‘more informal yet still stylish experience’ is sure to be a hit.


With plenty of fabulous places to choose from there is something to suit anybody and all occasions. Whether you are looking for somewhere to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, looking for somewhere to send the team on a night out or you’re looking for somewhere to grab that after work Friday cheat night bite to eat, Manchester is bound to keep you on your toes with its ever-growing dining scene.