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Best Lively Restaurants in Manchester

Many people love to eat where the atmosphere of the restaurant is lively and active and people (and the staff) sound like they are happy and enjoying themselves. Italian restaurants in particular are noted for the lively ambience of their restaurants. If you enjoy this style of lively dining atmosphere then you will pleased to see that in this section of the Gourmet Guide website we have included a list of all the best 'lively restaurants' that have a fun atmosphere and lively energy in Manchester.   The restaurants on this page are all restaurants that the Gourmet Guide team can recommend for being: 'Lively Restaurants'. These lively restaurants are generally some of the very best restaurants in the UK where the staff and other diners all enjoy a fun and lively atmosphere. The list includes a range of styles and food types but it is fair to say that many Italian restaurants and Greek restaurants fall into the 'lively restaurant' category. Many of these restaurants may have an informal and slightly noisier ambience than most restaurants and the serving staff may be less formal than the more traditional and classic restaurants but the food quality and customer service will all be of a high standard that meets the 'best UK restaurant' standards of the Gourmet Guide team. If you enjoy eating great quality food in a warm, lively and fun atmosphere then you will love these Gourmet Guide: Lively Restaurants and we are sure you will have a quality dining experience in a fun, lively and interesting atmosphere, so all you need to do is select your preferred 'lively restaurant' and make a booking! Please help us to achieve our ambition of making the Gourmet Guide website the most comprehensive and easy to use database of all the best restaurants in the UK by remembering to use the 'Suggest a Restaurant' feature (that appears in both the top and footer menus of the website) to let us know about any other great quality 'lively restaurants' that we may have over-looked. If possible, please try to mention that the restaurant is a great 'lively restaurant' in your message and we will check it out and add it to our database. Many thanks.
Abode Manchester

Located in the atmospheric lower level dining room, the Abode Restaurant serves definitive fine dini....

  • European
  • MANCHESTER CITY CENTRE
  • Lunch - £21-£30pp
  • Evening - Up to £30pp
The Great Kathmandu Restaurant

Winners of the Hardens Observer Readers Choice for Indian Cuisine in the UK.   Featured in....

  • Indian
  • West Didsbury
  • Lunch - Up to £20pp
  • Evening - Up to £30pp
Hawksmoor

Award-winning British steakhouse and cocktail bar, serving British grass-fed, dry-aged beef from Gin....

  • Steak,Seafood
  • MANCHESTER CITY CENTRE
  • Lunch - £21-£30pp
  • Evening - £31-£50pp
Albert’s Shed

WE OPENED OUR FIRST RESTAURANT IN CASTLEFIELD, MANCHESTER IN 2004 WITH A CLEAR AIM: To del....

  • British
  • MANCHESTER CITY CENTRE
  • Lunch - Up to £20pp
  • Evening - Up to £30pp
Sam's Chop House

Established in 1872 by local businessman Samuel Studd, Sam’s Chop House stands proud as one of....

  • British
  • MANCHESTER CITY CENTRE
  • Lunch - £31-£40pp
  • Evening - £31-£50pp
Australasia

Modern Australian cuisine combines Pacific Rim flavours underpinned by European cooking tradition, a....

  • Australian,Pan Asian
  • MANCHESTER CITY CENTRE
  • Lunch - £21-£30pp
  • Evening - Up to £30pp
Evelyn's Cafe Bar

Reinvented as a light and airy cafe-style space full of plants and even a huge fig tree, Evelyn's Ca....

  • British
  • MANCHESTER CITY CENTRE
  • Lunch - Up to £20pp
  • Evening - Up to £30pp
The Lime Tree

The Lime Tree Restaurant is an award winning family run business originally established in 1987 in D....

  • British
  • West Didsbury
  • Lunch - £21-£30pp
  • Evening - Up to £30pp
Greens Didsbury

A lively, popular dining experience located in the heart of trendy West Didsbury Imaginative dishes ....

  • Vegetarian
  • Didsbury
  • Lunch - Up to £20pp
  • Evening - Up to £30pp
Rosso

ITALIAN FINE DINING TAKE A SEAT IN OUR 116-YEAR-OLD GRADE II LISTED DINING ROOM AND ENJOY A DELICIOU....

  • Italian
  • MANCHESTER CITY CENTRE
  • Lunch - Up to £20pp
  • Evening - £31-£50pp
Chaophraya

Explore Thailand like never before through the culinary offering of Chaophraya Manchester. Providing....

  • Thai
  • MANCHESTER CITY CENTRE
  • Lunch - Up to £20pp
  • Evening - Up to £30pp
Sugo Pasta Kitchen

WE ARE RIDICULOUSLY PASSIONATE AND OBSESSIVE ABOUT MAKING ITALIAN FOOD EXCITING ONCE AGAIN. EXCITING....

  • Italian
  • Altrincham
  • Evening - Up to £30pp
Indian Tiffin Room

The food that we offer is an amalgamation of various regional dishes that are very popular in differ....

  • Indian
  • MANCHESTER CITY CENTRE
  • Lunch - Up to £20pp
  • Evening - Up to £30pp
Bollywood Masala

Bollywood Masala is a new concept which combines the heady cultural colours and extravagance of the ....

  • Indian
  • MANCHESTER CITY CENTRE
  • Evening - Up to £30pp
Levanter

Tapas–due to its nature–is informal and relaxed so we don’t take bookings. Tu....

  • Spanish
  • Ramsbottom
  • Lunch - Up to £20pp
The Rose Garden

The Rose Garden was welcomed with open arms onto burton road in may 2011 and is all about introducin....

  • British
  • DIDSBURY
  • Lunch - Up to £20pp
  • Evening - Up to £30pp
Mr Thomas's Chop House

Time stands still at Mr Thomas’s Chop House, as we take you on an incredible Victorian journey....

  • British
  • MANCHESTER CITY CENTRE
  • Lunch - Up to £20pp
Sweet Mandarin

We serve delicious Chinese cuisine and exotic cocktails in a casual dining setting. We can also cate....

  • Chinese
  • MANCHESTER CITY CENTRE
  • Evening - Up to £30pp
Royal Balti House

The Royal Balti House is Bolton's oldest Indian restaurant. Established in 1969 under the name of Ko....

  • Indian
  • Bolton
  • Evening - Up to £30pp
Vesuvio - Manchester

History of our Chef Directors Giuseppe Lombardo and Nicola Vanacore come from a fine pedigree of Ita....

  • Italian
  • Worsley
  • Lunch - Up to £20pp
  • Evening - Up to £30pp
Fazenda Rodizio Bar & Grill

SINCE THE EARLY 19TH CENTURY Gaúchos pierced large pieces of meat and slowly grilled them ove....

  • Brazilian,Steak
  • MANCHESTER CITY CENTRE
  • Lunch - £21-£30pp
  • Evening - £31-£50pp
La Bandera

At La Bandera we believe Spanish food should be fresh, simple and delicious. We source only the fres....

  • Spanish
  • MANCHESTER CITY CENTRE
  • Lunch - £21-£30pp
  • Evening - Up to £30pp
Northern Quarter Restaurant and Bar

TNQ prides itself upon a sublime dining experience in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, using the fine....

  • British
  • Manchester City Centre
  • Lunch - Up to £20pp
  • Evening - £31-£50pp
Lunya

Lunya Manchester is located in the stunning Barton Arcade.  Spread over two floors with our del....

  • Spanish
  • MANCHESTER CITY CENTRE
  • Lunch - £21-£30pp
  • Evening - Up to £30pp
Gaucho Grill

Gaucho Manchester is a majestic, multi-level restaurant and cocktail bar set inside an old Methodist....

  • Argentinian,Steak
  • MANCHESTER CITY CENTRE
  • Lunch - £21-£30pp
  • Evening - £31-£50pp
Yang Sing

The highly acclaimed Yang Sing sets the standard both within Manchester and beyond as a Cantonese re....

  • Chinese
  • MANCHESTER CITY CENTRE
  • Lunch - £21-£30pp
  • Evening - Up to £30pp
San Carlo Manchester

No themes, and based on authentic modern Italy, San Carlo Manchester provides the very best in true ....

  • British,European
  • MANCHESTER CITY CENTRE
  • Lunch - Up to £20pp
El Gato Negro Tapas

Welcome to El Gato Negro, an award-winning tapas restaurant and bar in an histor....

  • Spanish
  • MANCHESTER CITY CENTRE
  • Lunch - Up to £20pp
  • Evening - £31-£50pp
The Pasta Factory

  Fresh Pasta is simply a return to our basics. Our passion has become our job.By using only th....

  • Italian
  • MANCHESTER CITY CENTRE
  • Lunch - Up to £20pp
  • Evening - Up to £30pp
Scottish Steakhouse at Macdonald Manchester

It is our dedication to serving only the highest quality food that makes us different. One of the th....

  • Steak
  • MANCHESTER CITY CENTRE
  • Evening - £31-£50pp
Burger & Lobster Manchester

In 2011 the story began with 4 school friends in Moscow drinking wine on a roof-top. They came up wi....

  • Seafood
  • MANCHESTER CITY CENTRE
  • Lunch - £21-£30pp
  • Evening - Up to £30pp
Nutters

Nutters is a modern British restaurant yet with classical French influences. Due to Andrew Nutter's ....

  • British,French
  • Rochdale
  • Lunch - £21-£30pp
  • Evening - £31-£50pp
Oscar's Restaurant at Red Hall Hotel

Where better than the brand new Oscar’s Restaurant, surrounded by the beautiful Lanc....

  • British
  • Ramsbottom
  • Lunch - Up to £20pp
  • Evening - Up to £30pp
Teacup Kitchen

Teacup Kitchen is an award winning cafe and restaurant at the heart of Manchesters Northern Quarter.....

  • British
  • MANCHESTER CITY CENTRE
  • Lunch - Up to £20pp
Red's True Barbecue

Come forth believers, the church of true barbecue in Manchester is here to save your hungry souls. S....

  • American
  • Manchester City Centre
  • Lunch - Up to £20pp
  • Evening - Up to £30pp
Browns Manchester

Browns in Manchester is the converted Athenaeum, formerly one of the city’s most famous pubs b....

  • British
  • MANCHESTER CITY CENTRE
  • Lunch - Up to £20pp
  • Evening - Up to £30pp
George's Dining Room and Bar

George’s is a dining room and bar with a mouth-watering, modern British menu and great selecti....

  • British
  • Worsley
  • Lunch - Up to £20pp
  • Evening - Up to £30pp
Olive & Vine Dimitri's Didsbury

Olive & Vine, Dimitris Didsbury, has the passion for Mediterranean cuisine, influenced by the di....

  • Mediterranean
  • Didsbury
  • Lunch - Up to £20pp
  • Evening - Up to £30pp
Albert Square Chop House

Hello and a very warm welcome to the new Albert Square Chop House in Thomas Worthington’s icon....

  • British
  • MANCHESTER CITY CENTRE
  • Lunch - £21-£30pp
  • Evening - Up to £30pp
Vermilion

Famous for its luxury design and enchanting Eastern atmosphere, created by Miguel Cancio Martins (Bu....

  • Indian,Thai
  • Greater Manchester
  • Lunch - Up to £20pp
  • Evening - Up to £30pp
Cau Media City

MANY YEARS AGO, WE FELL IN LOVE WITH THE VIBRANCY OF BUENOS AIRES, A CITY WHERE COSMOPOLITAN SOPHIST....

  • Italian ,French
  • MANCHESTER CITY CENTRE
  • Lunch - £21-£30pp
  • Evening - Up to £30pp
The Stables

Stables is a family run restaurant and has been opened since January 2007. Run by the two Mason....

  • British
  • Hyde
  • Lunch - £21-£30pp
  • Evening - Up to £30pp
Luciano’s at Middlebrook

Luciano’s is not just your average restaurant. Our chefs and serving staff are specially train....

  • Italian
  • Horwich
  • Lunch - Up to £20pp
  • Evening - Up to £30pp
Sampans Oriental Restaurant

Let our chefs tempt you with dishes from our Chinese, Thai and Malaysian-based restaurant menu. The ....

  • Asian
  • Manchester Airport
  • Evening - Up to £30pp
Akbar’s Manchester

After the dream and determination of a young man's goal to open his own restaurant, Akbar's was es....

  • Indian
  • MANCHESTER CITY CENTRE
  • Evening - Up to £30pp
Grill on the Alley

SOLID, HONEST AND SIMPLE PROPER FOOD. JOB DONE. We focus on no nonsense food; specialising in wholes....

  • British
  • MANCHESTER CITY CENTRE
  • Lunch - £21-£30pp
  • Evening - £31-£50pp
Pasha Restaurant

Pasha Restaurant offers authentic Mediterranean cuisine, Entertaining is fundamental to the North Af....

  • Middle Eastern,Mediterranean
  • MANCHESTER CITY CENTRE
  • Lunch - Up to £20pp
  • Evening - Up to £30pp
Adrak Urmston

The finest Bangladeshi and Indian restaurant based in Urmston. This modern, stylish and comfortable ....

  • Indian
  • Urmston
  • Evening - Up to £30pp
La Cueva

At La Cueva, our goal is simple... to serve you authentic Spanish Tapas in friendly, atmospheric sur....

  • Spanish,Tapas
  • Cheadle
  • Lunch - Up to £20pp
  • Evening - Up to £30pp
Bombay Spice

Bombay Spice is a newly open restaurant in heart of sale. We will provide you with high qu....

  • Indian
  • Sale
  • Evening - Up to £30pp