Manchester’s Deansgate area is a major metropolitan hub, and its restaurants are some of the best in the city. The ancient thoroughfare dissects the western periphery of Manchester, cutting a direct road from North to West. The long-standing history and excellent location of Deansgate means that it attracts some of the best eateries and restaurants, and we’ve collected the very best here for your convenience.
A great Deansgate Thai restaurant: Rosa’s Thai Cafe Manchester
The incredibly popular Thai chain has wisely chosen Deansgate as the location for its Manchester branch.
The winning combination of Thai food washed down with beer or wine, has proved itself time and time again up and down the country. With Rosa’s the classic Thai dishes are your go-to – think drunken noodles, spring rolls and their inimitable pad Thai.
A perfect pre- or post-theatre option, or a place to share a table-stuffed selection of food with some close friends. Just make sure you get your fair share.
Deansgate’s Argentinian steakhouse restaurant: Gaucho Manchester
Mouth-watering cuts of Argentinian steak define the Gaucho offering, with their Deansgate Restuarant pairing the best foods with awe-inspiring interiors.
The converted church has multiple private dining options, so any work or personal feasts can be accommodated to.
Gauchos is a Deansgate restaurant for those who want good quality meat and lots of it. Steaks are lovingly presented on chopping boards prior to cooking, so you can see exactly what’s going into the pan. Best avoided for vegetarians and people who still think it’s acceptable to answer “well done”.
The best Deansgate restaurant for local, seasonal produce: James Martin Restaurant
James Martin Restaurant easily comes into the running for the best restaurant in Deansgate. The eponymous celebrity chef has hand-selected the interior decorations. Raw brickwork, natural light and a grand piano created an aura of spectacular comfort.
Seasonal British produce is carefully incorporated into dishes that impress and delight in equal measure. Starters to keep an eye out for range from the Thai spiced Cornish crab risotto or the pea and wild veloute. Even writing that made us hungry.
For private spaces, you’re also in luck. Take the chef’s table: the intimate, exclusive space gives an air of sophistication without leaning into garish displays of affluence.
Deansgate’s best restaurant to make memories in: Hawksmoor Manchester
Occupying a late Victorian courthouse, this Deansgate restaurant specialises in dry-aged beef served alongside sustainably-sourced seafood. Like surf and turf but better.
The building itself makes full use of reclaimed materials from industrial sites across the UK. Think parquet flooring, vintage wooden panelling and glazed brickwork.
Private dining is a fantastic option at Hawksmoor Deansgate. Their private dining room sits adjacent to the main restaurant and features a log oval dining table, comfortably sitting 14.
It’s a place to make memorable moments over great food. What more could you ask for?