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Manchester is fast becoming one of Europe’s most exciting and vibrant destinations. Discover the city in style with a stay at our Renaissance Manchester City Centre Hotel. Delve into the café culture that has enveloped the Deansgate area in recent years or try some of the world-class shopping at Harvey Nichols or Selfridges. And no trip to Manchester is complete without taking in a soccer game at Old Trafford or the Etihad Stadium. Ask local Navigator Jez about tickets or get his tips on the best bars and restaurants. Alternatively, stay in and enjoy the classy European fare in Cast Iron Bar & Grill.

The amenities

  • Plush Bedding
  • Personal Navigator
  • JOYA NYC fragrance
  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • Multi-Cultural Cuisine
  • In-Room Coffee & Tea
  • Virtual Concierge
  • Valet Dry-Cleaning
Full hotel details

Ibérica

Pair signature Serrano ham croquettes or an Ibérica burger with a sangria at this eatery run by Michelin-starred Chef Nacho Manzano.
Ibérica's Spanish heritage is perfectly accentuated by lanterns made from matador jackets, handcrafted silk chandeliers and tapestry-trimmed seating. Their vibrant terrazas are a great place to mingle with other patrons over delicious eats and lively conversation. On the menu you'll find an array of traditional epicurean delights, served with a modern twist. Authentic ingredients like Ibérico ham sourced from Juan Pedro Domecq, shine. Team it simply with a pour of manzanilla. Try the gazpacho with red berries, beetroot and anchovies; fried chorizo lollipops with pear alioli; and creamy black rice with squid, prawns and alioli. A fabulous selection of sherries, wines, cocktails and sangrias are the ideal accompaniment to a meal. For a special occasion, pop a bottle of Gramona III Lustros Gran Reserva.
Address:14-15 The Avenue, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3FL
phone:+44 161 358 1350

The Alchemist

This is a gem worth uncovering. The real draw, besides the delicious food, is the extensive and creative drink menu.
For those who like a more traditional drink, The Alchemist offers a wide range of red and white wines, rosé's and champagnes, as well as mixed drink classics like Pina Coladas. If you're looking for something a little more tantalizing, The Alchemist's signature drinks will hit the spot, and the champagne and caviar drinks will be sure to put a spring in your step.
Address:3 Hardman Street, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3HF
phone:+44 161 817 2950

Piccadilly Records

This is probably one of central Manchester's most comprehensively stocked record shops.
This roomy store has a vast range of vinyl and CDs all helpfully organized by a host of genres and sub-genres, many with useful comments and information to help you make an informed choice on that particularly obscure record you're checking out. There is also a unique range of specialist music magazines, fanzines and record bags available.
Address:53 Oldham Street, Manchester, M1 1JR
phone:+44 161 839 8008

Museum of Science & Industry

Descend into a recreated coal mine or get a real-time view of Earth. The exciting mix of exhibits here will keep you enthralled.
The Museum of Science & Industry has won many awards for its interactive, hands-on approach. This makes it great for children who love to grapple with—rather than just look at—exhibits. You can take a journey through Manchester's history with the Revolution Manchester Gallery or watch, feel and smell a show at the 4D Theater. Enjoy a steam train ride or walk through a perfect reconstruction. Anything you would want to experience and learn about Manchester is here, from the exhibits down to the sounds and smells of a 19th-century sewer!
Address:Liverpool Road, Manchester, M3 4FP
phone:+44 161 832 2244

Fred Aldous

Discover this crafty little shop and be inspired to do it yourself and create beeswax candles, homemade cards, or whatever suits your fancy.
This crafts supply store has been in business since 1886. Although it didn't start off selling crafts, it made the switch when the original Fred passed the store on to his son. In its long history, the store has gone through many changes, and today it thrives selling art supplies, paper, beads, books, modeling supplies, leatherwork supplies, and much more. With over 929 square meters (10,000 square feet) to explore, you'll find everything you need here for your next big art project. 
Address:37 Lever Street, Manchester, M1 1LW
phone:+44 161 236 4224

Australasia

Enjoy the best flavors of countries in the Pacific Rim while seated in sophisticated interiors.
Australasia, as its name suggests, offers cuisines and flavors of the Pacific Rim countries. Its unique dishes blend Australian, Japanese and Indonesian cuisines, with hints of European influence. The interiors of this fine dining restaurant sparkle with a golden radiance. Every other element is white; from the soft sofas to the brick walls and the ceiling, bathed in soft yellow light.
Address:1, The Avenue, Spinnigfields, Manchester, M3 3AP
phone:+44 161 831 0288
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Pot Kettle Black

Award Winning Coffee Shop In Victorian Shopping Arcade.
Just across the road from the hotel, Pot Kettle Black is perfect for a cold rainy day. Relax in the comforting and relaxing atmosphere of the Barton Arcade, a victorian shopping arcade while drinking an award-winning coffee. Keep an eye out for one of the hotel's navigator team.
Address:14 Barton Arcade, Deansgate, Manchester, M32BW
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Manchester Cathedral

Admire fabulously-restored Gothic inspirations. Note the stained glass designs and the impressive cathedral bells too.
In the oldest part of the city lies the Manchester Cathedral. The medieval church's long, convoluted history stretches all the way back to 1421 and much of the magnificent original, medieval architecture has survived today. Stained glass windows and carvings decorate the interior while stone gargoyles and a golden Madonna can be seen outside the cathedral. Children can also get a feel for the history and architecture by following the Explorer Trail. A restaurant and shop are located in the visitor store. Tours and guided walks are also offered to get the full of experience of what the cathedral and the area has to offer.
Address:Victoria Street, Manchester, M3 1SX
phone:+44 161 833 2220
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Matt & Phreds

Live music, food and drinks in the Northern Quarter.
Matt and Phreds is the best place in Manchester if you are looking for a drink, food and live music. Located in the Northern Quarter, the offerings of Matt and Phreds are both entertaining and affordable. Enjoy discovering new bands, or relax and enjoy the real music of Manchester with friends.
Address:64 Tib Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 1LW
phone:+0161 831 7002
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Thunder Egg

Recreate a 1940s look with vintage-inspired additions to your wardrobe from dresses, bags and jewelry at this fashionista favorite.
A charming boutique on Oldham Street, Thunder Egg is a must visit if your personal style is vintage. They hand pick their regularly-updated collection of clothing, jewelry and accessories to include unique pieces from yesteryear trends. Peruse their racks for 1950s-style dresses, blouses and skirts, over-sized T-shirts, as well as bags, scarves and jewelry by local and independent brands. Sugarhill Boutique, Trollied Dolly, Chuti, Glamorous, Shikha and Style London are some of the labels off their shelves. They also offer a range of home decor, trinkets and collectibles.
Address:22 Oldham Street, Manchester, M1 1JN
phone:+44 161 235 0606

Richmond Tea Rooms

The decor at Richmond Tea Rooms is so whimsical, you might start to look out for the Cheshire Cat.
The prime time to visit Richmond Tea Rooms is for high tea. Enter a magical world - it doesn't look like your run-of-the-mill restaurant. Elaborate chandeliers, branches and flowers, black and white checkered walls, and a counter that looks like an iced cake are just some of the special touches that create a whimsical ambiance. Enjoy teas from around the world along with sandwiches, scones, pastries, and desserts. Cocktails and champagne round out a drinks menu that also features coffee and milkshakes. 
Address:15 Richmond Street, The Village, Manchester, M1 3HZ
phone:+44 161 237 9667

The Gaskell House

Keeping all the literary connections aside, this house still has intriguing architectural motifs of the Regency Style to cherish.
A Grade 2 Regency-style villa described as 'Manchester's Neglected Treasure,' this was the home of famous novelist Elizabeth Gaskell. As a minister's wife she came into close contact with the many facets of life in Manchester during the Industrial Revolution. Beginning with the wide entrance hall you step where visiting literary giants Charles Dickens and Charlotte Bronte also stepped. Moving through the spacious ground floor reception rooms, which retain many of their original features, you realize how much this house must have been a haven from the harsh realities Gaskell exposed in her novels.
Address:84 Plymouth Grove, Manchester, M13 9LW
phone:+44 166 374 4233
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Fig and Sparrow

Enjoy coffee and conversation at this artists' hub and take home one-of-a-kind and locally-handcrafted accessories, from their storefront.
Located in the Northern Quarter, Fig and Sparrow is a quaint cafe and store. Savor a hot drink in their charming space, intended to be a melting pot for artists in the area, and enjoy artisan bread, cakes and snacks as well. Their unrefined furniture and minimalist elements in the decor also incorporates the open kitchen and shop counters. Peruse their aesthetically-arranged collection of creative accessories, housewares and art, as well as fair-trade tea and coffee.
Address:20 Oldham Street, Manchester, M1 1JN
phone:+44 161 228 1843

Thaikhun

This Thai eatery brings the scrumptious, hearty street food cuisine straight from Bangkok.
Rustic, jovial, and buzzing with activity, the restaurant features an open kitchen, colorful interiors, and flavors that will excite your palate. Dine on authentic dishes like moo ping - a marinated dish of pork skewers with chili dip, stir fried phad priew wan gai - a type of sweet and sour chicken, or the famous phad Thai.
Address:3 Hardman Street, Unit 17, Manchester, M3 3EB
phone:+44 161 819 2065

Home Sweet Home

Yet another American import to England in recent years, Home Sweet Home is a lovely retro diner and milk bar.
Small decor details transport diners to a simpler time of American drive ins and suburban living, from the quirky wallpaper and wood paneling to a bright red retro refrigerator, navajor blankets, and deer antlers. The menu ranges from full breakfasts and benedict dishes to huge hamburgers, house made chili, brisket and more.
Address:49-51 Edge Street, Manchester, M4 1HW
phone:+44 161 244 9424

Manchester Craft and Design Centre

This center is the perfect hunting ground for that unusual gift or else just a great place to browse.
Originally set up with the idea of creating a unique environment where independent artists could both produce and sell their artwork, it has proved to be a huge success. From ceramics to jewellery, you'll find it here, making it the best place to find something different to anything the high street might have to offer.
Address:17 Oak Street, Manchester, M4 5JD
phone:+44 161 832 4274

Sapporo Teppanyaki

Chefs here entertain guests with playful tricks. Watch them make an onion ring volcano as you wait for your food!
Remember when mom said not to play with food? Well at Sapporo Teppanyaki, fun and cooking find a happy medium. Guests are invited to experience this delicious Japanese cuisine with others as they dine; tables are set up around a grill where a chef will come and prepare a fresh, hot meal before your eyes. Menu items include sushi, noodles, sashimi, meats, seafood, prawns, tempura, and teppanyaki.
Address:91-93 Liverpool Road, Manchester, M3 4JN
phone:+44 161 831 9888
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Sandinista!

Head to this Latin-inspired rock bar for DJs, live music and delicious drinks.
Get the party started at Sandinista! Spread over two floors, you'll find a heady combination of exotic cocktails, great music and a seasonally changing Latin-inspired tapas menu. Open until the wee hours, the live music is a particular draw and the service is warm and appealing. Relax with some delicious, inventive concoctions for a taste of the good life. Salud!
Address:2 Old Bank Street, Manchester, M2 7PF
phone:+44 161 832 9955
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The Liquor Store

Sip international liquors and cocktails like Dead Man Walking that blends five rum varieties.
The interiors of The Liquor Store resemble that of a classic pub with bare, red-brick walls and dim lighting. This bar pays tribute to famous Mancunian personalities from all walks of life by displaying pictures of famous personalities. Photographs of Les Dawson, a comedian, and Nobby Stiles, a football star, grace the walls, and retro Indie Rock and Pop Rock tracks play in the background.
Address:40 Blackfriars Street, Manchester, M3 2EG
phone:+44 161 834 6239
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Under New Management

This speakeasy is ideal for after-hours drinks near Deansgate and serves up fresh cocktails.
Under New Management is tucked away in an industrial neighborhood on the Left Bank; it's notoriously hard to find. This bar is worth searching out for its invitingly low-lit interiors decorated in an edgy urban style, cozy booths and superb libations. The bartenders know what they're doing here, keeping things creative with their unusually-named, deceptively-strong drinks like the Bread & Butter.
Address:6-8 Barlows Croft, Salford, M3 5DY
phone:+44 161 832 6699
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Apotheca Bar

The antique medicine cabinets provide a sublime texture to this bar.
Located in Manchester's bustling city center, Apotheca may not be as old as some of the other bars, but it can sure hold its own in terms of drink and venue. Apotheca has an extensive drink list that will suit everyone from wine snobs to light weights. Guests can choose to enjoy a happy hour or romantic date in the upper modern bar area, or go downstairs to hang out in the vintage-style bar.
Address:17 Thomas Street, Manchester City, M4 1FS
phone:+44 161 834 9411
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Mowgli

Check out this interesting Indian restaurant in the heart of Manchester.
Mowgli offers a fantastic selection of authentic Indian street food. The restaurant features traditional dishes made with fresh, local ingredients. From the tiered tiffins made for solo diners, to the shareable menu that features street chats and other offerings, nothing on the menu at Mowgli will disappoint.
Address:Unit 16, 37 Corn Exchange, Manchester, M4 3TR
phone:+44 161 832 0566
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Renegade Marmalade

Offering variety in apparel and accessories, this is the place to shop for independent labels like Pretty Disturbia.
This is one clothing and accessories store that truly defines edgy and grunge wear. The racks are stacked with funky dresses and tops, shoes and jewelry, each piece with a unique identity. With the kind of almost outlandish items available, one could easily bet that Lady Gaga shops here often.
Address:7 Street James Square, Manchester, M2 6XX
phone:+44 161 834 5733
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American Graffitti

This shop is filled with quirky vintage items. Whether 1970s zebra print shoes or neon scarves, this place has it all.
If you're looking for something to jazz up your wardrobe or an interesting outfit for a costume party, then American Graffitti is just the thing for you. Having a vast collection of vintage outfits and accessories from the 1940s to the 1980s makes this place a fashionista's dream.
Address:12-14 Hilton Street, Manchester, M1 1JF
phone:+44 161 228 3677
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Frank Rostron Shirtmaker

An expert in bespoke fashion since 1968, this shop tailors shirts and suits. An unparalleled shopping experience.
Frank Rostron Shirtmaker offers customers a glimpse of a bygone age in style, service, and undoubted attention to detail. Meticulously positioned shrubs and potted plants line the shop towards the front, while the interior, with its chandeliers, mahogany fittings and elegant displays, provides a reassuring atmosphere. Shirts of just about every style, material and color are available.
Address:39 Princess Street, Manchester, M2 4FN
phone:+44 161 236 5379
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17 Below

17 Below is an 1980's themed arcade bar in Manchester.
Are you a fan of the culture of the 1980's? Do you enjoy the retro gaming of that decade? If your answer is affirmative, 17 Below is your place. This 80's themed retro arcade bar in the middle of Manchester, just a few minutes away from the city center, will make for a perfect 80's day.
Address:Bow Lane, Manchester, M2 4FW
phone:+0161 834 3996
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Salvi's Cucina

Italian deli that brings the authentic taste of Italy to Manchester.
This family business offers you a real taste of Italy in the city center of Manchester. Enjoy the tradition of Italian cuisine and the best quality goods in this deli just a few minutes away from the center of Manchester.
Address:19 John Dalton Street, Manchester, M2 6FW
phone:+0161 222 8090
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Dusk Til Pawn

A bar built inside an old pawn shop.
Dusk Til Pawn is an interesting place. It seems to be just a pawn shop (with all the goods included), but it is also a great bar. Pop culture and good ambience go together in this bar located in Northern Quarter.
Address:Stevenson Square, Manchester, M1 1FB
phone:+0871 978 8024
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The Gas Lamp

Well decorated subterranean bar with a great offering of non-mainstream drinks.
Looking for something different to make your perfect night? The Gas Lamp is a good choice, with its tiled walls, amazing decorations and great ambience in its subterranean bar.
Address:50a Bridge Street, Manchester, M3 3BW
phone:+01614781224
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Royal Exchange Theatre

Looking for entertainment? This theater won't let you down. It hosts more than 300 world-class performances every year.
This landmark theater is located within a spacious and elegant late-Georgian building on St Ann's Square. There is also a studio theater that holds workshops and features works by new playwrights, while the main theater continues to show thought-provoking modern and classic plays. There is also a bar and craft shop, and a great cafe that's a popular breakfast and lunch stop for shoppers.
Address:Saint Ann's Square, Manchester, M2 7DH
phone:+44 161 833 9833
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Manchester United Museum & Trophy Room

The name says it all. This museum exhibits the legendary club's collection of memorabilia and behind the scenes stories. Gripping!
The legendary Manchester United Football Club opened Britain's first purpose-built football museum in 1986. It charts the history of the team for over 100 years, from its birth in 1878 to the present day. Using photographs, sound and video, the museum excels at capturing the imagination and transporting it to important games and events which have marked United's eventful history. With over 1000 exhibits and displays where you can add your own match commentary or check out the FanZone, there is plenty to see. You can also join a guided tour of the stadium, which are held at regular times throughout the days the museum is open. Note that tours are not included in the standard admission price and depend on the type of tour and the age of the participant.
Address:Sir Matt Busby Way, Old Trafford, Manchester, M16 0RA
phone:+44 161 868 8000

Mr Thomas's Chop House

Located in Victorian building full of charm,the food isn't the only thing that keeps customers coming back to Mr Thomas's Chop House.
Mr Thomas's Chop House is steeped in history. The restaurant and bar is located in a Victorian building complete with all the usual adornments. Step inside and it's immediately obvious that good food and beer are the main priority here. Enjoy a cold one at the bar or step onto the patio for some fresh air. Enjoy British pub classics like fish and chips, pork rump, and fish pie. Offering an authentic British dining experience, it's no wonder Mr Thomas's Chop House is a Manchester staple. 
Address:52 Cross Street, Manchester, M2 7AR
phone:+44 161 832 2245

The Botanist

Come in to sample their menu of carefully crafted cocktails along with a big meal of English classics.
The Botanist in Manchester is a new bar and restaurant with a charming, rustic appeal. The interior features distressed wooden chairs and floors, worn chandeliers, and an old-fashioned piano to create an old-time feel. They serve a variety of craft cocktails, like "the Botanist" Green Mark vodka, Havana 3 rum, elderflower liqueur, red amaranth, mint, jasmine syrup and lime juice topped with lemonade. Plus, you can order a dish from their selection of English favorites, like fish n chips. Stop in on Sundays for a slice of traditional roast while supplies last.    
Address:78 Deansgate, M3 2FW, Manchester
phone:+44 0161 833 1878

Odd Bar

This bar has character. Their 'Quizimodo' event on Wednesdays is a lot of fun.
Odd Bar is one of the most popular destinations in the fashionable Northern Quarter, due to its relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. There's a good selection of world beers, as well as a wide range of wines and spirits. The food is all homemade and includes the legendary Honey and Vodka Battered Fish & Chips. Prices are very reasonable for city center, especially for their main courses and enormous sandwiches. The downstairs area of the bar houses a huge cinema, and there is also a gallery to showcase local artists.
Address:30–32 Thomas Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 1ER
phone:+44 161 833 0070

Atlas Bar

Bar And Cafe Situated within railway arches on Deansgate with over 420 gins.
Mark and Elaine, the owners of Atlas had a vision to create a Gin Saloon in Manchester. Six years later, they now have as many as 420 different gins to offer. The selection of gins here is diverse and continuously growing. Gin of the week served at Atlas Bar is a must-try.
Address:376 Deansgate, Manchester, M34LY
phone:+161 834 2124
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Mimosa Monday

Mimosa Monday

Start your Monday morning in style with a Mimosa; the classic pairing of orange juice and bubbles! The perfect way to kick start your week

Start your Monday morning in style with a Mimosa; the classic pairing of orange juice and bubbles! The perfect way to kick start your week

Manchester, United Kingdom
Venue: Renaissance Manchester City Centre Hotel
Address: Blackfriars Street, Manchester, M3 2EQ, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 161 831 6000
The Late Session with Liam McClair

The Late Session with Liam McClair

“A genuinely gifted songwriter who matches the depth of his writing with the passion in his voice” Chris Hawkins, BBC 6 Music"...

“A genuinely gifted songwriter who matches the depth of his writing with the passion in his voice” Chris Hawkins, BBC 6 Music"
We are delighted to have Liam back in Cast Iron Bar & Grill for our very first late session of 2019.

Manchester, United Kingdom
Venue: Renaissance Manchester City Centre Hotel
Address: Blackfriars Street, Manchester, M3 2EQ, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 161 831 6000
The Late Session w. Andrew Knight

The Late Session w. Andrew Knight

Saturday's are always better with live music and this is a Late Session not to be missed; Andrew's music is defined by blossoming harmonies,...

Saturday's are always better with live music and this is a Late Session not to be missed; Andrew's music is defined by blossoming harmonies, intricate guitar playing and storytelling through song to create an intangible atmosphere. Finish your Saturday night with a cocktail or two and fantastic live music in Cast Iron Bar & Grill.

Manchester, United Kingdom
Venue: Renaissance Manchester City Centre Hotel
Address: Blackfriars Street, Manchester, M3 2EQ, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 161 831 6000
The Late Session w. Matty Fletcher

The Late Session w. Matty Fletcher

Matty Fletcher is an acoustic solo artist and self-taught guitarist who has been singing professionally since a young age. Live music and...

Matty Fletcher is an acoustic solo artist and self-taught guitarist who has been singing professionally since a young age. Live music and handcrafted cocktails are a great end to your Saturday night in Manchester.

Manchester, United Kingdom
Venue: Renaissance Manchester City Centre Hotel
Address: Blackfriars Street, Manchester, M3 2EQ, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 161 831 6000