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Half-Day Manchester Food Tour with Lunch
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Half-Day Manchester Food Tour with Lunch

By Scranchester Tours
Recommended by 100% of travellers
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Ages 18-99, max of 10 per group
Duration: 210–240 minutes
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Live guide: English
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  • Food tasting
  • Lunch
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Start:
  • Manchester Craft and Design Centre, 17 Oak St, Manchester M4 5JD, UK
    We will meet outside the Manchester Craft and Design Centre
End:
  • Northern Quarter, Manchester, UK
    The tour will finish in the Northern Quarter area of the city centre

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 70572P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A maximum of 1 people per booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please notify us of any dietary requirements upon booking
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

The tour operator has provided the following answers to customers’ questions.
Are there vegan options on the Half-Day Manchester Food Tour with Lunch tour?
Yes, please include this request in the special requirements section at checkout. Please also call the local operator directly to reconfirm your request after making your booking.
Answered Sept 2023

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 70572P1

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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Manchester Craft and Design Centre
    17 Oak St, Manchester M4 5JD, UK
    We will meet outside the Manchester Craft and Design Centre
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Manchester Cathedral
  • 1
    Royal Exchange Theatre
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Chinatown
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Afflecks
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Northern Quarter
    Northern Quarter, Manchester, UK
    The tour will finish in the Northern Quarter area of the city centre
    See address & details
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  • Scranchester Tours
    216
    United Kingdom
    Joined in April 2018
  • mrstil
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit.
    Had a lovely afternoon doing Scranchester with my husband and the very knowledgeable Steph. Well worth a visit. You learn so much and the good is yummy as well.
    Written 22 October 2023
  • lynne s
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Manchester Food Tour, Highly Recommend
    Spent the afternoon on this amazing tour. Rob the guide was very knowledgable, interesting and made the tour great fun. Good food, stops and I learnt so much about the City I live in. Would highly recommend and have already shared the link with many of my friends. I did eat the city and I am looking forward to trying the ancoats tour in 2024.
    Written 21 October 2023
  • davidmlowe
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Scrantastic!
    We booked a private tour for some of our key customers with the total number around 15. The tour started at the recently completed Castlefield Viaduct and if you are booking a private tour Rob is extremely approachable and very flexible to ensure the tour suits your requirements. To be honest save for the starting point we then left everything in Robs very capable hands and he took us on a great tour around the city stopping off at some fabulous eateries for superb food. It was very well organised and each eating place had reserved seating for us and looked after us and served up some very high quality food. I was amazed to learn of places that I’d never heard of on our own doorstep, which I will definitely make a return visit. Rob has some really interesting stories and information about the city and I can highly recommend Scranchester Tours you will not be disappointed.
    Written 29 September 2023
  • Andrew B
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous afternoon!
    What a fabulous experience, I knew very little about Ancoats and was it was a delight to explore! Rob was incredibly engaging, interesting and knowledgeable! The food was incredible, I would highly recommend this tour.
    Written 14 September 2023
  • Peter W
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great afternoon out.
    A great way to see the city and discover some of its hidden gems. Steph is very knowledgeable and great company, the afternoon flew by. Good food-and drink- in some interesting places made for a fantastic afternoon. Highly recommended. Pete.
    Written 10 September 2023
  • hilifeliving
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great afternoon in Manchester!
    A great afternoon in Manchester! You know you are in for a treat when it's sunny and Rob did not disappoint... I won't go into too much detail about the food so it is more of a surprise when you attend. Also, it was hard for me to pick a favourite dish, but everything was tasty and went well together. The Northern Quarter is a great area to explore, I will be back and I will highly recommend this to anyone.
    Written 11 June 2023
  • MrsDofDavenham
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Superb!
    Did the Eat the City tour with a friend and Steph was our guide. Never been on a food tour before so why not start with my home city which I haven’t lived in for over 30’years although I visit regularly. Steph was a fab guide, so friendly and full of fab stories about the area and lots of interesting historical knowledge. Learnt so much (always look up being one lesson!!) All the food stops were delicious and all so well run. All the others on the tourwere great friendly people so that made it even better. Highly recommend….thanks again Steph!
    Written 14 May 2023
  • JulesCS
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a brilliant day!
    Can’t recommend this highly enough. Learnt things, saw things, enjoyed things that I didn’t even know existed in the town that I thought I knew so well. Thanks for a great day, Rob Kelly!
    Written 17 March 2023
  • woodsdave5
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing, tasty and fascinating
    we've done two different tours with Rob, both of them utterly brilliant. Some fantastic food stops ( we'll be going back to most of the places we visited) and great knowledge and history along the way. If you want to discover Manchester and its eateries this is unmissable
    Written 12 February 2023
  • jalsAshby
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very well received corporate networking tour
    Rob organised a bespoke tour for a corporate networking event for us, and it was extremely well received! All of our guests really enjoyed themselves, the food mix was eclectic and delicious, and the range of venues was unusual and interesting, There were a few too many of use for much of the history which was a shame, but Rob did his best and we got a few fantastic nuggets of information.
    Written 21 November 2022
  • Diana075
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic food tour of Ancoats
    The Ancoats food tour was excellent. Rob was very knowledgeable and a good guide to some of the great places to eat in Ancoats. Would definitely recommend
    Written 10 December 2021
  • bensbeer
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ancotes food tour
    Would highly recommend this tour. Rob is a really knowledgeable and witty guide. The selection of food and drinks was superb. We learned a lot about both Ancotes and various restaurants/cuisines. Excellent value for money, will book his other tour in the future. Top class.
    Written 3 December 2021
  • Emily_JJ92
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic Edible Experience
    ***Eat The City Tour*** Booked this tour for my partner and I as a surprise for his birthday and it did not disappoint! Our tour guide Rob was super friendly, knowledgeable and clearly had a passion for all things food. We visited a variety of venues (which I won’t spoil!), but needless to say there is something for everyone. Rob was super accommodating and made sure there was always a vegan option at every venue we visited. We learnt so much about the local area then and now and added plenty more places to our “must visit” list. Considering that all of your food is purchased for you, this tour is such amazing value. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about Manchester: whether you’re visiting or have just moved here. A fantastic day out that I’d happily do again!
    Written 1 December 2021
  • Leccegirl
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great fun and info from a walking Manchester “Google”
    Fascinating introductory insight into the food culture of the city. Easy walking, lots of views of the real Manchester with some interesting historical stories. Food Nibbles- delicious and a brilliant intro to Mackie Mayor to which we returned that evening for a feast! Thanks Rob, we’d do it again tomorrow ! Yummmm!
    Written 1 November 2019
  • Peter F
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tour
    Great way of learning about Manchester’s heritage, enjoying superb food all in a fun way. Rob took us to some really different and interesting places to eat and talk . Highly recommended
    Written 20 October 2019
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Gary W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Couples
Fantastic experience all round. I have lived here for around 5 years and experienced some great food already. This tour however took me to some well hidden gems, some that I walk past almost daily.

I highly recommend this for anyone who wants to experience the city for the first time or someone who knows the city and is happy to find out even more.
Written 6 November 2021
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Marie
England, UK114 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
Have done a few food tours around the world and this one is up there with the best. The food and drink were all good tasters, the restaurants and venues were good, but the best thing really is the walking tour itself and the guide's knowledge of the city. I lived in Manchester for a while some years ago and have visited since many times, but this tour was a real eye opener into the history of the city and places I'd never been to. A great day out.
Written 9 November 2020
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Catherine
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We thought we knew Manchester quite well having been there many times but our guide Rob filled us in with so much history we weren’t aware of. The tour was like spending a few hours with an old friend, especially as there was just myself and my husband on that particular day. We had lots of tasty food at places we didn’t know about and will definitely go back to some next time we visit. Thanks Rob, we had a fabulous time and highly recommend your Scranchester Tours, even to people like us who visit Manchester quite regularly!
Written 16 January 2020
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OBurr
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We did this fantastic food tour last weekend for my sisters 40th birthday. It was absolutely brilliant! Rob who runs Scranchester Tours took us to some fantastic eating establishments over the space of about 4/5 hours on a rather grey Jan Saturday. He also told us some amazing history of the city along the way. I've grow up in & around Manchester & know a fair amount about the city but I learn't loads from Rob interesting tales of yesteryear! Our party was pretty big-about 15 of us but it worked out perfectly & everyone (even my 8 year old niece) had a truly excellent afternoon. There's nothing remotely like this in the city & Robs organization, calm friendly manner & knowledge makes this a first class experience. My advice to anyone considering this or just looking for something a bit different for an afternoon in the city center is just to book it! You will not be disappointed.........cannot recommend enough! Thanks Rob!
Written 2 February 2020
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Mabel
Kindsbach, Germany5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic introduction to Manchester. Rob gave us the history of the area and got a lot of good food. He even sent a follow up email with a restaurant recommendation because I had inquired about places with good meat pies. We thoroughly enjoyed our time on this food tour and would highly recommend this to anyone.
Written 19 November 2022
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Rishal P
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
10/10 would recommend this food tour! Me and my friend did the 'Eat the City' tour. We had a fantastic time. Rob is super friendly and knowledgeable. The group was friendly and everyone was up for a chat with one another. Rob made an effort to talk to each member on the tour, which we really appreciated, as it gave the tour that extra element of intimacy. We stopped at a few different places, sampling an array of different dishes! Rob's quirky facts really added an extra element of fun to the tour. For the length and the amount of food/knowledge we took away, I would definitely recommend this tour for any foodie visiting Manchester. We really felt as though we got our money's worth. We did leave a little hungry at the end due to sampling small plates, but that was not an issue as we had dinner booked. Altogether, a fantastic experience and I'll definitely be back to try the Ancoats tour! Thanks Rob!
Written 22 April 2022
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Phil K
Warrington, UK197 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Whether you are new to Manchester, born a Mancunian, or have just lived here for years this food tour has something for everyone!
Such a relaxed experience taking in the streets of Manchester with such a knowledgeable guide who has a great passion for the City and its history.
The food experience was fantastic and absolutely delicious served in places with character and great hospitality.
Highly recommend Rob and this tour as a great experience to learn and enjoy the food and history of this great City.
Written 25 August 2022
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Thanks for the review glad you enjoyed the tour!
Written 11 October 2022
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Andy C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
Amazing tour full of seriously good food and incredible facts about the City. Rob takes you on a journey that you won't forget with history about the City and taking you to places that serve the best things that you will ever put in your mouth. It makes for an incredible day out and you will find a few hidden gems that I guarantee you have probably walked past more than once. It makes an exceptional gift for a couple or a group outing.
Written 20 October 2021
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TheFussyTeenager
Manchester, UK738 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
My friend and I were Rob’s first post-lockdown tour, and we both thoroughly enjoyed being taken around six different eateries while finding out about some of Manchester’s food history along the way.

He was a pleasant and chatty guide: without giving any of his stops away, we enjoyed a well-thought-out mixture of savoury and sweet plates. You’re left feeling full at the end, so be sure to arrive on an empty stomach.

On a Covid note, social distancing etc. was always considered and adhered to: we felt at ease throughout the experience. Tours are limited to a single household/bubble, so, if anything, now is the time to book, as you get your own private one!
Written 28 August 2020
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Paul F
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Got this bought as a 40th birthday present, being a foodie and a fan of Manchester it was a great gift.

Rob from the offset was welcoming, friendly and very informative. The tour was very well put together taking you to some historical places of interest in the northern quarter.

As well as finding out a lot of history in Manchester we also got taken to some hidden little gems to eat at places you probably wouldn't find as a tourist.

If you enjoy a tasting experience eating a lot of street style food and love the city of Manchester you must book.

Highly recommended 👍🙂
Written 3 March 2022
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Half-Day Manchester Food Tour with Lunch provided by Scranchester Tours