Overview: Begin your Manchester foodie experience in the countryside north of the city centre in Dunham Massey at the family-friendly Red House ... more »
Overview: Begin your Manchester foodie experience in the countryside north of the city centre in Dunham Massey at the family-friendly Red House ... more »Farm. Move to an old-fashioned farmers’ market at the historic Altrincham Historic Market. Treat yourself to an affordable English breakfast at the Bean & Brush Family Art Café. Then wander around the streets of the Northern Quarter, known for its independent restaurants. Finally, end your day at Manchester’s famous Curry Mile, with a selection of more than 70 Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Persian food choices. less «
Tips: Wear comfortable shoes as this Manchester foodie tour involves extensive walking. Although you can take public transportation to the... more » first three stops on the tour, it will involve several buses. less «
Start your Manchester foodie experience in the country at the family-friendly Red House Farm, located in gorgeous and historic Dunham Massey, about 11 miles north of Manchester.
Start your morning at the Red House farm shop offering quality local, farm-fresh produce, and be sure to shop the shelves overflowing with Red House Farm’s homemade... More Onion Marmalade, Pear & Date Chutney, Barbecue Relish, Salad Dressings and Thai Dipping Sauce.
Stop at the Red House Lane’s tea rooms for their legendary quiche and scones, prepared fresh every morning. It will also be difficult to resist the variety of sponge cakes, from Beetroot to Chocolate. Also served are teas, coffees and Belgian hot chocolate.
By car: off A56: M6 exit 19; M56 exit 7, into the village of Dunham Massey. Follow the brown signs for Red House Farm.
Nearest train and bus station is Altrincham. Altrincham train and tram station is about 3 miles from Dunham Massey. Take the 247 bus from Altrincham to Eccles, getting off at Sinderland Green, Red House Farm is 550 yards (500 meters) away.Less
Next stop is a visit to a hidden gem, the Altrincham Historic Market, which has been in existence since 1290. Here, you’ll stroll amongst permanent and visiting market booths, enjoying the tantalizing scents of fresh fruits and vegetables, bakery goods, specialty jars, cheese & deli counter, fresh fish and even traditional family butchers. Let... More yourself be tempted by the treats throughout the aisles.
Besides the fresh produce located throughout the Market, be sure to include a visit to the Cheese Emporium (Main Market, Stalls 84-85) to sample regional British Cheeses, a selection of pate, jams, and local pies on Tuesdays, Saturdays and during Producers Market (1st Friday of the month).
Taylor’s Fish Stall (Main Market, Stalls13-14) has been a family-run Altrincham Market stall for more than 65 years with a diversity of fresh fish: cod, plaice, mackerel, lemon sole, hake sea bream, monkfish, salmon, rainbow trout + more. Emerson is the current Taylor running the Fish Stall, and it’s open for business Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday.
The stalls are located at the enclosed Lower Market (entrance from Shaws Street); the Victorian Market Hall (enter from either Greenwood or Market Streets), and the Glass Canopied Market is adjacent to the Market Hall.
*Tuesdays, Friday (half market)& Saturdays 8am-4pm: Traditional Market features stalls selling everything from local produce to household good and gifts.
*Thursdays 8am-4pm: General Market and the Antiques & Bric-a-Brac market.
*Fridays 9am-4pm: General retail market, smaller scale.
1st Friday of Every Month 8am-2pm: Producers/Craft Market, a popular combination of farmers market and craft booths.
3rd Sunday of Every Month 11am-3:30pm: Food Producers’ Vintage & Craft Market, another successful combination of traditional and craft.
BY CAR: The closest major interchange is A56, linked to the M56 Junction 7, M6 and Manchester Airport to the west and the M60 to the east. A fair amount of car parks and on street parking is available near the Market. Free parking after 3pm Monday-Friday and all day Sunday in council-owned car parks and on street parking bays.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Two main bus lines (263 and 264) transport passengers along the A56 near the Market. Go to www.gmpte.com for transportation options.
To help with your journey planning, you can also visit www.gmpte.com which provides a wealth of information about transport options.
Now that you’ve seen how fresh Manchester ingredients can be, head to Bean & Brush Family Art Café where Head Chef Kirsten leads the kitchen team to foodie fresh perfection. This is a perfect restaurant to experience fresh and tantalizing dishes created daily from locally sourced ingredients.
The family-friendly and affordable... More restaurant combines the love of food with the passion for art. Cater to your artistic side by participating in ageless craft classes, from needle point to ceramic.
Pair your art with fresh menu items. Order off the breakfast menu: Porridge, Eggs Benedict, Free range eggs, Lancashire sausage, or after 2pm the Classic Afternoon Cream Tea for Two. The Lunch & Beyond menu ranges from pizza, salads, and sandwiches to a local farm potato stuffed with B&B coleslaw. Menu items range from £1.95 to £6.95.
In addition to coffee and tea, Bean & Brush offers a selection of wine and beer.
Local suppliers include Taylors of Sale, Butchers since 1850; Glebelands City Growers; Manchester Veg People, an organic co-op; award-winning Clippy’s Apples; UK roasted Limini Coffee, Nice Buns Bakery Ltd; and Dunham Massey Brewing Company.
Monday-Friday 8am -7pm
Sundays 9:30am - 6pm
Telephone: 0161 973 2140Less
Manchester’s Northern Quarter is the city’s bohemian district, fashionably relaxed and overflowing with a wide variety of places to eat and drink. Near the City Centre, the Northern Quarter is multiple blocks sandwiched between Piccadilly, Victoria and Ancoats, close to Oldham and Piccadilly Gardens.
This delightful foodie district is crammed... More with a wide variety of restaurants and pubs, few chains and primarily independents. Whether you’re exploring by day or night, you’ll find plenty of delights to feed your foodie soul.
Explore and taste to your stomach’s content and let Manchester’s Northern Quarter be your oyster. Follow the sights, sounds and smells and select a restaurant based on your hunger. Or consider the following suggestions to alleviate those hunger pains.
If you’re passing through during the day, Northern Quarter trendy hot spots include Cafe Pop (a combination café and shop featuring vintage clothing and household goods) and the Basement (a vegan cafe and popular meeting place).
A Northern Quarter tradition, Koffee Pot embraces its greasy spoon persona with red leather booths. Koffee Pot serves affordable British classic breakfasts and a surprising Mexican influenced breakfast item, the Mex Brek. 21 Hilton Street, Stevenson Square, M1 1JJ, Telephone: 161 228 1484www.thekoffeepot.co.uk
For those with more sophisticated taste buds, choose from a wide array of fine dining restaurants. Family-owned 63 Degrees (63°) is Head Chef Eric Moreau’s unique expression of modern French cuisine, using locally sourced ingredients. Cooked at the perfect temperature of 63°, the Suprême de Volaille (chicken breast) and Filet de Canette (duckling filet) will convince you that Chef Moreau’s unique cooking technique is perfect. 20 Church Street, Manchester, M4 1PN Telephone: 161 832 5438, www.63degrees.co.uk
At the core of the district on High Street is the Northern Quarter Restaurant & Bar, a quintessential independent restaurant. It serves British cuisine at affordable prices, £25 and under. Head Chef Anthony Fielden also sources his ingredients locally, and the menu changes frequently with the seasons including items such as Suckling Pig with Black Pudding & Cabbage and Lamb served with seasonal greens in mint butter. A unique wine list and a relaxed and friendly ambience make Northern Quarter Restaurant & Bar another perfect addition to your Manchester foodie experience. 108 High Street, Manchester, M4 1HQ Telephone: 0161 832 7115, www.tnq.co.uk
You will need hours and a never-ending appetite to explore the many cafes, restaurants and bars in Manchester’s Northern Quarter.
The Northern Quarter is in the northwest of Manchester, east of Victoria Station and northwest of Piccadilly Gardens.Less
Ask a Mancunian to suggest a place to eat and chances are you’ll hear “The Curry Mile” and its mile-long neighborhood jam-packed with South Asian and Middle Eastern dining options. Bright neon lights announce the start of the largest concentration of Asian restaurants in the UK. With so many choices, the Curry Mile is the perfect start or end to... More your foodie tour and is only two miles south of the Manchester city centre.
Also known as Rusholme Curry Mile, the more than 70 Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Persian restaurants are located south of Manchester through the center of Rusholme on Wilmslow Road. Its location near the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University keeps the award-winning restaurants and fast food curry houses buzzing with students often until 4 am or later.
Little direction is needed on the Curry Mile. Just follow the flow of students and other foodies to be rewarded with some of the top restaurants. Here are a few recommendations:
If you’re bringing the family, be sure to include the family-friendly Zouk Restaurant, serving Asian, North African, and other international cuisine. The menu includes traditional steak with halal meat and, specialty fish dishes. Zouk Family Day is Sundays Noon-6pm and includes special family meals and activities for children. Unit 5 Quadrangle, Chester Street, Manchester M1 5QS, Telephone: 0161 233 1090.
The Mughli – Rusholme is another family restaurant with a traditional “Angithi” charcoal pit serving cuisine from northern India and Pakiston. Honoring traditional dishes, the chef creates innovative contemporary cuisine, including a wide selection of vegetarian, meat and seafood. Topping the list of dishes to try is succulent steamed biryanis made with spices, rice (usually basmati) and meat, fish, eggs or vegetables. 28-32 Wilmslow Road, Rusholme, Manchester M14 5TQ, Telephone: 0161 248 0900.
Getting Here:Just a five-minute taxi ride or ten-minute bus from the city centre is the Curry Mile, Rusholme.Less