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Manchester is a great place for all visitors

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Manchester is a lovely city and there is much to see and do. It has some cracking restaurants and places to drink cocktails. Shopping is second to none

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  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Nightlife Seeker
  • Foodie

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2 City Tips

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9 Places

Akbar's

Restaurants

La Vina Manchester

Restaurants

Manchester Arena

Arenas & Stadiums

El Rincon de Rafa

Restaurants

Chinatown

Neighbourhoods

Gay Village

Neighbourhoods

Old Trafford

Arenas & Stadiums

Manchester Greyhound Stadium Belle Vue

Arenas & Stadiums

Granada Studios

Historic Sites

Christe's City Tips

  • Wear flat shoes as there are a lot of cobble streets
  • Free buses around the city which saves on walking.
  • Akbar's
    Restaurants (Indian, Asian, Balti, Pakistani)
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    Christe Says:

    My favourite Indian restaurant in Manchester. You have to arrive early to get a table but it's definitely worth the wait. The starters are amazing especially the lamb chops and sheekh kebab. Overall you can't go wrong here. The portion sizes are quite substantial and the price is spot on.

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Hidden Gems
    Tips
    • Go early to avoid the crowd and the wait
    • Order the lamb chops
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #407 of 1,898 restaurants in Manchester
    • Excellent food for a reasonable premium 13/11/2018
    • Highly recommend. 11/11/2018
    • Akbar's
    Address:
    73-83 Liverpool Road
    Deansgate
    Manchester M3 4NQ
    England
    Phone:
    +44 161 834 8444
    Price range:
    US$21 - US$31
    Hours:
    Sun
    16:00 - 23:00
    Mon - Thu
    17:00 - 23:00
    Fri - Sat
    17:00 - 23:30
    Other:
  • La Vina Manchester
    Restaurants (Mediterranean, European, Spanish)
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    Christe Says:

    Authentic Spanish tapas served in Manchester. The langoustines taste divine and melt in your mouth. This restaurant is a lovely place to go for lunch or supper. Their sangria is delicious. We love coming here for lunch and always select the same things except when there is something mouthwatering on the special board

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Hidden Gems
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #159 of 1,898 restaurants in Manchester
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great Tapas! 18/11/2018
    • Teachers' meeting 16/11/2018
    • La Vina Manchester
    Address:
    105-107 Deansgate
    Manchester M3 2BQ
    England
    Phone:
    +44 161 835 3144
    Price range:
    US$30 - US$50
    Hours:
    Sun
    12:00 - 21:30
    Mon - Fri
    12:00 - 22:30
    Sat
    12:00 - 23:00
    Other:
  • Manchester Arena
    Arenas & Stadiums
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    Christe Says:

    This is a nice area easy to get into and at the end you can be out within minutes even when you have good seats down the front. Plenty of refreshments on offer

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #37 of 159 things to do in Manchester
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • MEN 15/11/2018
    • U2 14/11/2018
    • Manchester Arena
    Address:
    1 Victoria Station
    Manchester M3 1WY
    England
    Phone:
    +44 161 950 5000
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    10:00 - 18:00
    Other:
  • El Rincon de Rafa
    Restaurants (Mediterranean, Spanish)
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    Christe Says:

    This is a hidden gem once you find the place. You need to get there early to get a table. Dishes are brought at intervals thoughout your meal so they don't go cold which is a really good idea. The portion sizes are huge.

    Good for
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Go early to avoid the queues
    From the community
    Ranked #208 of 1,898 restaurants in Manchester
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful food 17/11/2018
    • Amazing 06/11/2018
    • El Rincon de Rafa
    Address:
    244 Deansgate
    Entrance on Longworth Street
    Manchester M3 4BQ
    England
    Phone:
    +44 161 839 8819
    Price range:
    US$13 - US$38
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 - 22:30
    Other:
  • Chinatown
    Neighbourhoods
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    Christe Says:

    Better than China Town in London. We love eating here and enjoying the culture. We have eaten well despite only spending £4.50 on an all you can eat. The food is always delicious

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #52 of 159 things to do in Manchester
    • Dissapointment 15/11/2018
    • More than just chinese restaurants 13/11/2018
    • Chinatown
    Other:
  • Gay Village
    Neighbourhoods
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    Christe Says:

    Set against the canal the village is a lovely place to go for a drink especially in the summer. We love sparkle weekend it's a brilliant time to visit. The atmosphere is amazing and the company is brilliant.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    From the community
    Ranked #38 of 159 things to do in Manchester
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great night out 16/11/2018
    • great place to go night or day out 06/11/2018
    • Gay Village
    Address:
    Chorlton & Canal Sts
    Manchester
    England
    Phone:
    +44 161 236 5529
    Other:
  • Old Trafford
    Arenas & Stadiums
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    Christe Says:

    Brilliant ground and facilities even when you are just a visiting supporter. The ground from the stand is one of the best in the premiership m

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 13 things to do in Stretford
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Amazing guides 17/11/2018
    • City fan but enjoyed mysed 14/11/2018
    • Old Trafford
    Address:
    Old Trafford Sir Matt Busby Way
    Old Trafford
    Stretford M16 0RA
    England
    Phone:
    +44 161 868 8000
    Price range:
    US$30 - US$30
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:30 - 17:00
    Other:
  • Manchester Greyhound Stadium Belle Vue
    Arenas & Stadiums
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    Christe Says:

    A good family night out. The food isn't the best but what do you expect for the price you pay. Plenty of race on the race card and it is good fun

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • ask for a round table if there are a few of you
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #103 of 159 things to do in Manchester
    • Disgusting food 16/11/2018
    • Great evening 15/10/2018
    • Manchester Greyhound Stadium Belle Vue
    Address:
    Kirkmanshulme Lane
    Gorton
    Manchester M18 7BA
    England
    Phone:
    +44 870 840 7550
    Price range:
    US$12 - US$12
    Hours:
    Fri - Sat
    18:30 - 23:00
    Other:
  • Granada Studios
    Historic Sites
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    Christe Says:

    You cannot visit Manchester without a visit here. It's just like being on the telly!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Tickets are hard to get. Book early
    • Flat shoes are a must for the cobbles
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #13 of 159 things to do in Manchester
    • Went on the Coronation tour and loved it 14/11/2018
    • This place is closed 07/10/2018
    • Granada Studios
    Address:
    Quay Street
    Manchester M60 9EA
    England
    Other:
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