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recommendation for good restaurant and bar

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recommendation for good restaurant and bar

I am coming to Manchester for the night in late September to celebrate my 40th birthday. There will be a large group of us (approx 20) and need some advice on decent restaurants and bars. we are staying in the premier apartments in the Northern Quarter and would prefer walking distance unless there is somewhere fantastic to go via taxi?


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1. Re: recommendation for good restaurant and bar

You can't go far for decent bars in the Northen Quarter! There are loads!

TV21 offers you something a bit different, Hula Tikka lounge for great cocktails, The English Lounge for your more pub type place (lovely food too, but perhaps not for a birthday party), Bluu is a popular place!

I love a place called Cord which is kinda cool!

Not 100% on eating places in the Northern Quarter myself, but I know someone will be able to point you in the right direction!

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2. Re: recommendation for good restaurant and bar

Somewhere like Grill on the Alley, Grill on New York Street or Gaucho's are all considering for large group. They are very good seafood/steak type places, but have other choices too (particularly the 'Grill' places). All those have bars as well.

Chaophraya (Thai) is also very good and has a good bar.

Akbars and East Z East (Blackfriars) are big, good quality Indian restaurants that would have no problem with a table for 20.

Australasia is a new place that has had a some great reviews (although I wasn't impressed), but worth considering.

Browns is good restaurant and bar.

There is a Jamie's (Oliver) Italian opening soon. I think it might be open by the end of September.

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3. Re: recommendation for good restaurant and bar

thomas and the northern quarter restaurant both do good food. thomas has an area upstairs that may accommodate twenty people but you'd struggle to get that at the latter.

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4. Re: recommendation for good restaurant and bar

Cant beat those recommendations,enjoy.

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5. Re: recommendation for good restaurant and bar

You cannot go far wrong than the Northern Quarter, try the Market Restaurant or the Northern Quarter Restaurant next door.


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6. Re: recommendation for good restaurant and bar

Bem Brazil is good for big groups and is a little bit different. It is also good value compared to some of the other restaurants mentioned. Grill on the Alley is excellent however. Not a big fan of Gaucho though.

Be aware that a lot of the bars in the Northern Quarter are quite small so getting a big group in might be difficult, especially later on in the evening. TV 21 is your best bet as it is huge.

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7. Re: recommendation for good restaurant and bar

You should look at this list of top manchester restaurants manchesterconfidential.co.uk/Food-and-Drink. Northern Quarter has loads of great bars and restaurant, you will be spoilt for chose!

Edited: 05 August 2011, 15:32
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