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Your guide to the best food & drink independents in Manchester

Buzzing, dynamic, diverse, fun-loving, drizzly. These are just a few words often used to describe Manchester. When it comes to food and drink, those descriptors still apply (OK, you can ditch the ‘drizzly’) because this city is a northern powerhouse of delightful victuals, packed with superb, creative independents. With so much going on here, our aim is to guide you to some of the best local indies. We’re just starting out in Manchester under our city editor and Chorlton resident Louise Henderson, but watch this space…

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Recommended businesses in Manchester

Here are the food and drink independents we love in this region and their member offers, with more coming soon…

  • Bar San Juan

    Bar San Juan in Chorlton is a cosy tapas bar bursting with tradition and charm. It’s small, hot and steamy, the air thick with garlic, paprika and the hustle of people merrily eating and drinking…

  • Bundobust

    Bundobust in Manchester specialises in Indian street food and craft beer, served up in a relaxed and welcoming hall-style restaurant…

  • Man Bites Frog

    Man Bites Frog in Chorlton is a bar-restaurant serving up humble, hearty food that reflects a modern, multicultural France. The food impresses with zero pretension…

  • Suburban Green

    Suburban Green in Wilmslow offers upmarket sophistication, from its Bottomless Brunch to its elegant small plates menu…