Top 10 Pre-Theatre Restaurants in Manchester

Tempus Bar & Restaurant - Manchester

Tempus Bar & Restaurant - Manchester

Oxford Street, Manchester, M60 7HA

The historical, grade II listed Palace Hotel is the home of the Tempus restaurant in Manchester. The hotel itself is something of a local landmark, boasting a 217 foot clock-tower, which seems appropriate given the Latin name of its restaurant. Inside, Tempus is a stylish mix of dark, glazed tiles and flickering candles.

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    101 Brasserie and Bar

    101 Brasserie and Bar

    101 Portland Street, Manchester, M1 6DF

    Moments from Manchester’s theatres and shops in the very centre of the North’s favourite city, the 101 Brasserie and Bar combines upmarket restaurant style dining with an informal but sophisticated bar. Facing out towards Portland Street, the long, curving bar of the 101 is a spot where people watching, after work cocktails or catch-ups with friends are enjoyed in cosy booths or on comfortable sofas.

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      A lovely setting and ambience with warm service and delicious food and wine! Was a little disappointed with the deal itself as it allowed only 3 choices of starters, mains and desserts. Additionally, it did not include sides for the main course. Nevertheless, a lovely restaurant which we will undoubtedly return to!

      Opus One

      Opus One

      Radisson Edwardian, Peter Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester M2 5GP

      Manchester’s Radisson Edwardian is home to a new kind of hotel restaurant, Opus One. Appealing to the young and trendy as well as those simply after good food in attractive surroundings, the theatrical, almost oriental, interior boasts high ceilings, sumptuous seating and glamorous wall coverings in red velvet and antique gold. Always lively and buzzing the restaurant is a place to see and be seen and the wonderful modern British food puts paid to any ideas that Opus One might be all style over substance.

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        Overall a really nice evening . Presentation of food was excellent and the berry crumble was delicious . Good value as we enjoyed the wicked cocktails with our meal. Only slight concern was the time as we had booked for 6 , but arrived early , then having ordered waited about 30 mins for the main courses . Generally not a problem but we had theatre tickets booked. A very quick pudding and no time for coffee ! So we ended the meal feeling quite rushed and only just made the theatre for 7.30

        Chaophraya - Manchester

        Chaophraya - Manchester

        19 Chapel Walks, Manchester, M2 1HN

        A contemporary Thai bar and restaurant, Chaophraya specialises in royal Thai fine dining. Presenting a true Thai gourmet experience, the Chaopohraya menu reveals a tantalising array of fresh Thai soups, curries, grilled dishes and spicy salads.

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          Overall a really nice evening . Presentation of food was excellent and the berry crumble was delicious . Good value as we enjoyed the wicked cocktails with our meal. Only slight concern was the time as we had booked for 6 , but arrived early , then having ordered waited about 30 mins for the main courses . Generally not a problem but we had theatre tickets booked. A very quick pudding and no time for coffee ! So we ended the meal feeling quite rushed and only just made the theatre for 7.30

          The Round at Royal Exchange Theatre

          The Round at Royal Exchange Theatre

          Royal Exchange Theatre, St Anns Square, Manchester, M2 7DH

          The Round is a bright and bustling restaurant set within Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre’s famous Great Hall with views of both the theatre and St Ann’s Square. Close to all of Manchester’s shops, cafés and main tourist attractions, this is a fantastic place to stop for lunch or a pre-show supper, and the restaurant is always buzzing with an animated, artsy crowd. Filled with natural light, the spacious dining room at The Round also reflects the citrus-hued glow of the back-lit bar making this a colourful and vibrant place to be.

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            The Round, Manchester. Seems to have had a facelift since we last went. had the pre-theatre menu, good choice, interesting wine list. Food: Very good. Service: excellent. Value: Well worth the money. Ambience: Nice and relaxed - ideal for pre-theatre. Would I recommend? Certainly.

            Piccolino - Manchester

            Piccolino - Manchester

            8 Clarence Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester M2 4DW

            A gem of a restaurant in the very centre of Manchester – on Clarence Street – Piccolino is a little Italian which is big on style. A favourite with after work and pre-bar diners as well as those visiting nearby theatres, Piccolino is attractively decorated to combine comfort and style with a long, well stocked bar and open kitchen. It’s here in full view of diners that Piccolino’s chefs go to work creating the fresh, flavoursome Italian dishes which have earned this well loved chain its enviable reputation. 

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              Picollino's, 9 Clarence Street, Deansgate, Manchester... Absolutely fantastic food, service and atmosphere. Top notch 5 out of 5 stars

              Zaika

              Zaika

              2 Watson Street, Manchester, Manchester M3 4EE

              Sleek and sultry, Zaika serves contemporary Indian cuisine in Manchester's city centre. Blending traditional cooking techniques and an imaginative flourish, sophisticated flavours include simmering fish curries loaded with fresh spices, or sizzling meat cuts served straight from the grill. Drawing in a high-profile clientele, Zaika's 2-floor setting features glossy dark wood and bold strokes of purple.

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                Picollino's, 9 Clarence Street, Deansgate, Manchester... Absolutely fantastic food, service and atmosphere. Top notch 5 out of 5 stars

                Don Giovannis

                Don Giovannis

                Unit 1-2, Peter House, Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 5AN

                An extensive menu of Italian classics are served at Don Giovannis in the heart of Manchester. Perfect for pre-theatre meals, the restaurant serves pasta, pizzas, hearty mains and salads, as well as irresistible Italian desserts. A bustling ambience is always present, and along with a varied wine list, there is a choice of colourful cocktails, including champagne specialities.

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                  Picollino's, 9 Clarence Street, Deansgate, Manchester... Absolutely fantastic food, service and atmosphere. Top notch 5 out of 5 stars

                  Zouk Teabar & Grill

                  Zouk Teabar & Grill

                  Unit 5 Quadrangle, Chester Street, Manchester, M1 5QS

                  The award-winning Zouk Tea Bar and Grill empire has opened a ginourmous new restaurant in Manchester, located on Chester Street just off of Oxford Road. This £1m establishment is an exercise in event dining, and the glamourous bar and dining rooms have that cavernous chic-boutique-hotel feel with their high ceilings, stylish furniture and open-plan kitchen. Zouk Tea Bar and Grill is an ideal venue for cocktail parties, afternoon tea and group dining, and on the first Wednesday of every month the restaurant hosts live entertainment such as Asian comedy and Bollywood nights. Star dishes include the Zouk Ocean Platter, gourmet burgers, Chicken Korma curry and the Arabian Steak.

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                    Great food and service at Zouk Teabar & Grill in Manchester.

                    Livebait - Manchester

                    Livebait - Manchester

                    22 Lloyd Street, Albert Square, Manchester, M2 5WA

                    Famous for its fresh and simple seafood, Livebait hooks Manchester diners with its cheerfully inviting approach to dining. Old favourites such as cod and chips and Dorset crab are crowd-pleasers, but the menu also features more unusual options, such as the tropical mahi-mahi and the Cornish Porbeagle shark. The black and white tiled restaurant interior matches the straightforward attitude of the kitchen, while lighter bites are available all day in the bar area.

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                      Great food and service at Zouk Teabar & Grill in Manchester.