While we're partial to wolfing down a burger at lunchtime, or spending a lazy evening at one of Manchester's best restaurants, we're also always on the lookout for late night bites that might just blow our minds. And for a city with a longstanding reputation for up-all-night culture, there are a few good places that won’t turn you away when it’s late and you’re hungry. Whether you’re after something tasty for the taxi rank or a lavish, sit-down affair in the wee hours, these late night restaurants are the best Manchester has to offer.
Manchester's late night restaurants
Pizza’s the ideal after-hours foodstuff. If you’re in the Northern Quarter, Slice on Stevenson Square is open until 1am, but if you’re near Deansgate head to this new late night bar and pizzeria from the folks behind The Liars Club and Cane & Grain, which slings their outlandishly topped pies until 4am.
The Curry Mile has long been the first choice of Manchester’s late night noshers; restaurants there brace themselves for the post-chucking out rush on weekends. Of the many options, this friendly Middle Eastern place sticks out for reasonable prices and great quality, and it’s open until 2am.
Sometimes you just feel like sitting down to a Chinese roast duck banquet at 3am. Thank god, then, for late night legend Kwok Man in Chinatown, which makes this slightly absurd fantasy a glorious reality. That’s really all we need to say.
Recently voted one of the best chippies in Greater Manchester, a late-night pit stop at Leo’s is a Northern Quarter rite of passage. And they’re open until midnight on weeknights and an impressive 4am at weekends.
Searching for somewhere to eat a decadent dinner that starts fashionably late, like they do it on the Continent? At the dependable San Carlo Group’s swanky new Italian place, the kitchen stays open until 11.30pm and the bar until 2.30am.