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.
What You Will Find Here
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. A German-inspired beer hall and restaurant, Albert’s Schloss offers a range of beers and cocktails alongside traditional German food such as schnitzel and sausages.
You can often get a table but there have been times we were unable so its worth booking. 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
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!
Located on St Peters Square, the Anthologist is super cool offering inside and outside dining.
The restaurant is known for its contemporary decor and lively atmosphere. It serves a variety of modern British cuisine, including burgers, steaks, salads, and seafood dishes. The bar offers an extensive selection of cocktails, wines, and beers, as well as a range of non-alcoholic drinks.
San Carlo Fumo
San Carlo Fumo is a high-end Italian restaurant with a lively atmosphere. The menu includes classic Italian dishes like risotto and spaghetti carbonara, as well as more modern creations like lobster ravioli. And can be found at 1 St Peters Square, Oxford Road, Manchester, M1 5AN.
Located in a grand Victorian building steps from the Palace Theatre, The Refuge is a stylish bar and restaurant with an eclectic menu. The restaurant serves everything from small plates to hearty mains, with a focus on locally sourced ingredients.
Rudy’s Neapolitan Pizza
Rudy’s Neapolitan Pizza is an authentic Italian pizza restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere. The restaurant’s pizza is made in the traditional Neapolitan style, with a soft and chewy crust and fresh toppings.
The French is a fine dining French restaurant with a tasting menu, featuring dishes like foie gras and guinea fowl. The restaurant’s elegant decor and attentive service make it a popular choice for special occasions.
Zouk Tea Bar & Grill
Zouk Tea Bar & Grill is a modern Indian restaurant with a lively atmosphere. The menu features dishes like tandoori chicken and lamb chops, as well as a range of vegetarian options.
Restaurants A Little Farther Out From The Palace Theatre
Tattu – Tattu is a high-end Chinese restaurant with a modern twist, featuring dishes like Wagyu beef gyoza and crispy duck salad. The restaurant’s decor is also a highlight, with a striking cherry blossom tree taking center stage.
The Ivy – The Ivy is an elegant brasserie-style restaurant with a varied menu, offering everything from burgers and steaks to seafood and vegetarian options. The restaurant’s Art Deco-inspired decor is also a highlight. Check out the early evening set menu for great offers.
Rosso – Rosso is an Italian restaurant with a stylish decor and lively atmosphere. The menu features classic Italian dishes such as pizza and pasta alongside more modern creations like lobster ravioli.
The Alchemist – The Alchemist is a cocktail bar and restaurant with an experimental menu, featuring dishes like miso glazed cod and steak frites with chimichurri sauce. The restaurant’s cocktails are also a highlight, with a range of creative and theatrical drinks on offer.
Hawksmoor – Hawksmoor is a steakhouse with a focus on high-quality meat and seafood. The restaurant’s menu includes a range of cuts, from rib-eye to sirloin, alongside other dishes like monkfish and smoked salmon.
Kala – Kala is a modern European restaurant with an emphasis on seasonal ingredients. The menu changes regularly to reflect the availability of ingredients, but always features creative and flavorful dishes.
Dishoom – Dishoom is a Bombay-inspired restaurant serving Indian food, with a menu that includes dishes like black daal and lamb raan alongside street food-inspired snacks like vada pau.
Australasia – Australasia is a contemporary Australian restaurant and bar, with a menu featuring sushi, sashimi, and other Pacific Rim-inspired dishes. The restaurant’s decor is also a highlight, with a stylish and modern vibe.
I will keep adding to this post as I research!