Is it just me or is a night at the theatre a bit of an event? whether you are catching the train or driving in, going for a pre theatre meal is always a must. So I wanted to share some of my favourite places to eat near The Palace Theatre in Manchester.
Ok Manchester is not that big, however if you are just nipping in for a show and not staying over and making a day of it then its always good to have a plan.
For me that includes finding somewhere near to eat; so that A. you aren’t too far away if service slower. (Manchester restaurants are always busy) or B. Its raining, which is often in Manchester.
Where To Park Near The Palace Theatre
To find cheap parking nearby, check out this guide to access the theatres special discount parking rate near the palace theatre.
This guide will list all the restaurants I recommend within walking distance of the theatre. I am not adding all the restaurants nearby as whats the point, there are places I have eaten in and enjoyed, thus happy too recommend.
Where To Eat Near The Palace Theatre Manchester
So if you want a quick pre theatre dinner or lunch in Manchester near the Palace recommendations, and keep checking back as I will keep this page updated.
Located on Peter Street Albert Shloss is a 5-10 minute walk from the theatre, but worth the walk as the food and atmosphere is fantastic.
You can often get a table but there have been times we were unable so its worth booking.
Albert Schloss offers an alpine European themed menu, and I have never had a bad meal. Although my absolute favourite is the salad.
I know you read that right, however all I can say is the chef seems too create the huge Albert Schloss salads by some kind of wizardry as they are truly spectacular.
The restaurant is quirky and cool, and on a hot day you just have to sit by the open front to make the most of the Manchester sunshine. Also don’t forget to check out the photo booth in the basement!
Afternoon Tea At The Midland Manchester
If you are seeing a matinee show, afternoon tea is a wonderful option and as the famous Midland Hotel is only steps away from the Palace Theatre. The Iconic Midland Hotel is the perfect place to check out for a pre-theatre afternoon tea in Manchester.
Having recently undergone refurbishment. One of my favourite Manchester spots promises to get a whole lot better, I can’t wait to see it! Although from experience it is better to book.
Afternoon Tea At The Raddison Blu Manchester
You will find the Raddison Blue on Peter Street. Its a 5-10 minute walk and offers a cool laid back environment. With options for afternoon tea and a bottomless afternoon tea with fizz.
This is a great place to people watch. Especially if you can get a sofa near the window. I am also dying to try out the Peter Street Kitchen which is inspired by Japanese flavours.
Turtle Bay is a funky Caribbean Street Food inspired restaurant, which is steps away from the Palace Theatre on Oxford Street. It’s the perfect place to get into a positive pre theatre vibe. The food is spicy and delicious, offering dishes such as Jerk chicken and pulled pork.
The menu is reasonable, the atmosphere is electric with cool Caribbean tunes and the service is always great. Although it is a big restaurant so its worth mentioning you have a show booked. But they have never made me late for show!
Chilango Is Great For Somewhere Affordable To Eat Near The Palace Theatre
I haven’t got a picture but will get one next time. Chilango is located on Oxford Street is just near the NCP car park and make seriously amazing Burritos.
Also the prices are super reasonable. I would describe it as an upscale fast food restaurant, which has a great vibe and you can even have a beer with your burrito!
Alberts Chop House On Albert Square
Albert Square Chop House can be found on Albert square not far from the Midland Hotel. It’s such a cool but traditional environment, yet modern.
The only way I can describe it is I felt like I was sat in Winston Churchill’s lounge, surrounded by bowler hats and typewriters.
The Albert Square Chop House is somewhere you could pass hours chilled in one of the huge sofas, and enjoy a pre theatre steak dinner.
I will keep adding to this post as I research!