Cosy restaurants in Manchester

Madeline Pratley | Date posted - 14 Dec 2018
The nights are drawing in, you’re wearing about 530 layers, and you want to cosy up somewhere warm and have a delicious plate of food. Let us help you out. Whether it’s a date, a quiet one, or you’re having a wonder through town, have a look at out list of the best cosy restaurants in Manchester.

The Bay Horse Tavern

Brunch, Contemporary, Cocktails, Gastro Pub, Sunday Lunch, Vegetarian, Salads, British
This place is a modern redoing of the classic pub, “think The Rovers Return meets Soho House”. Located in the Northern Quarter, it’s THE place to go for a cosy lunch or dinner after you’ve had a wonder round the area. It’s an institution, thanks to its massive selection of pies, creamy mash, beef dripping chips, and freshly baked bread made everyday on the premises. Treat yourself on Sundays with their epic rotisserie roast dinners and sample some of the beers they have on tap. If you’re more into your spirits, there’s over 30 gins you can choose from to sip on. Grab yourself a drink and take a seat, you’ll never want to leave.

Evuna Northern Quarter


Evuna is an excellent Spanish wine house situated in the heart of Manchester. There you’ll find a great place to cosy up with a glass of wine and some delicious Spanish food. Order some Ibérico jamón croquetas with parsley alioli, Calamares a la Andaluza, and Panceta asada - ( Roasted pork belly with carrot purée and caramelised orange). All you need to while away some time. The ideal restaurant to get cosy in Manchester.

TNQ Restaurant and Bar

Bistro, Cocktails, Contemporary, European, Seafood, Sunday Lunch, Vegetarian, Fish, Wine Bar, British
This place is the epitome of cosy restaurants in Manchester. TNQ is a friendly independent restaurant, in the heart of the Northern Quarter. They serve contemporary British dishes and desserts with European influences. Every dish is prepared daily by head chef Anthony Fielden and his team. You’ll be treated to food in a relaxed, stylish and cosy restaurant in Manchester, with exposed wooden floors and grand windows which showcase the iconic Smithfield Fish Markets. AA Gill described it in The Sunday Times as " of the best British restaurants..." Manchester Confidential have also said, “...the next time you think about going out to dinner in town, forget the chains. Get this on top of your list..” Book now to see what everyone is talking about.

The Oystercatcher

In the heart of Chorlton there lies a gem of a restaurant. The Oystercatcher. Serving fresh, seasonal fish all year round, this intimate neighbourhood restaurant is perfect for any occasion. Their mission is “to share with the local community the delicious, healthy delights of the sea.” Sounds delicious… Their varied menu is sustainable, where possible, and serves all the classic fishes you know and love, but also tries to get the people of Chorlton to try something a little bit different. They take their influences from other seafood-loving nations, which means there’s always something new to try here. What you waiting for? Dive in and make a booking!
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