From sushi to Italian, noodles, hot dogs, pizza and Chinese - there's plenty to get your teeth into after hours in the city.
You know when your sophisticated side comes out and you fancy some nice wine and late-night bites? Look no further than the next few words giving you 11 places you can eat late that aren’t a greasy take away filled with freshers.
Everybody’s favourite high-end Chinese restaurant, Tattu is up there as one of the most Instagrammable restaurants in Manchester – thanks to the infamous cherry blossom tree towering over the tables. They’ve recently introduced their brand-new winter with some truly spectacular desserts that might just blow your mind, especially after a few late-night cocktails. It’s dark and seductive and perfect for a bit of late night, wintery dining to escape the cold.
When Bundobust burst on to the scene, it really shook things up. It’s effortless, clean up your paper plates after yourself style dining. It really is just no messing. The food is amazingly tasty and there is plenty of craft beers to choose from to wash it down with. The environment is relaxing and friendly perfect to escape the late night cold or rain. Food is served until 10pm Friday & Saturday nights.
Open until 5am, Dive serves up delicious Asian street food until 10pm. The recent kitchen takeover by Zumu brought sushi to the NQ and to late night dining. The menu includes classics like Chicken Katsu Curry, Bao Buns and of course plenty of sushi rolls. Dive are basically handing you a meal on a platter what with their massive 25 OFF the entire food menu and a massive happy hour where basically every drink you could ever need is £3.50.
The Japanese inspired restaurant and swanky bar, Cottonopolis actually serves food until 10pm meaning you can get your sushi or bao fix until pretty late. There’s also salt and pepper squid, steak and katsu curry. It’s also handily in the NQ so your evening can carry on and last as long as you wish. You can even get involved with the Yum Cha trolley on Sundays until 9:30pm. For £26 you can eat as much dim sum as you want. Say it louder for the people at the back.
Sometimes all you want is a kebab. We’ve all been there. Approximately an hour after I’m out out I start thinking about the food I’m going to get on the way home. For me, that usually involves cheesy chips and hash browns. I’m sorry but if you eat doner kebabs you should put yourself in the bin. But now, BAB have made kebabs actually worthy of my time. Not only are they packed full of delicious flavour combinations they’re super inventive Halloumi Poutine Babs to Pulled Pork and even Swordfish. They’ve also got what we think might be the hottest sauce in the world that after a few you probably think you can handle.
Revolucion de Cuba
Everybody’s favourite Cuban spot serves food inspired by Cuba with hints of the Caribbean, Spain and America all rolled into one. In the vibrant Revs just off Deansgate the tapas, massive sloppy burritos and plenty of burgers, paella and enchilada’s are all served until 10pm. There’s always something happening at Revs so you’ll never be bored including 2-4-1 cocktails from 3-7pm on weekdays. Big drinking vibes and tasty food – what else do you want?
Easily one of the most anticipated openings of the past few years, the swanky and eclectic The Ivy opened to a huge fan fare last year. If you just so happen to be out and about in that neck of the woods, you have to go to The Ivy, I think it might be a rule? Both Ivy Asia and The Brasserie serve food until 10:30pm so you’ve even got a choice of cuisine when you get there. A special shout out must go to the Ivy Fish and Chips – an absolutely delicious dish and a way of getting your late-night takeaway fix – but much more fancy!
Matt & Phred’s
Sometimes a night out calls for jazz. Now it might not happen often, but you’ve gotta admit there’s something about stumbling into a dimly lit jazz bar at the end of your night out. Luckily, this Manchester institution also serves pizza until midnight so you can get your jazz fix and get snacky. There’s also fancy grazing boards so you can really feel the part with a selection of cheeses, meats and plenty of olives, gherkins tomatoes.
Sometimes all you need is a nice glass of vino and the creamiest pasta in all the land. If that is the case, Fumo is where you need to go. Serving up tasty and award-winning food until 11pm everyday but Sunday. Which is absolutely fine because if you’re going out on a Sunday you must be BONKERS. The menu includes plenty of classic Cicchetti dishes, which is basically Italian tapas and ideal when everyone’s arguing what food they want – always go for tapas.
Cutting Room Square actually has to shut pretty early because of all those residents of Ancoats. BUT, luckily for us NAM, just on the edge of the square, serve up live music, street food and cocktails until rather late indeed. Dishes range from small plates such as spring rolls, Asian salads and bao buns and finally large plates including plenty of juicy Pho. I’m yet to find anything better than noodles before bed time and I’m absolutely certain it doesn’t exist.
Chakalaka is Manchester’s first ever South African tapas bar and kitchen that opened up late last year injecting some seriously bright colours onto Oldham Street. Their kitchen is open ‘until late’ serving up small plates such as Jaffless (relish filled with cheese toasties and also to die for), Bunny Chow (curry in bread) and even their own brand lager, Chakalager. Closing up the kitchen at Chakalaka is around 10pm Thursday-Sunday but 2am Friday & Saturday. So I’ve gone for an average and popped them in at around midnight – don’t shout at me.
There’s not much I can say about Bunny’s that hasn’t already been said. With 10p wings available until 10pm, once the kitchen closes they serve up some absolutely belting hot dogs until the early hours of 2am. It’s nice and simple, with no messing about. Just order some more drinks at the bar, ask them for a hot dog and for 50p – you might as well get two.
What more can you say about something that literally has the exact offering in the name? Cocktails, Beer, Ramen and Bun is a homage to Pan-Asian cuisine. But there’s loads of experimental flavours and a delicious menu of cocktails with unsual ingredients. Everybody knows that ramen is perfect for any kind of day, and that includes slurpring it down at 1am.
I’m sure by now you know that Pedro’s is by far one of our favourite places, possibly in the world. But we really can’t fault it. They serve pizza until 4am. They have crazy drinks. What more could you actually want from a bar? I really don’t know. The clues in the name when it comes to the flavour combos you can find at Crazy Pedro’s so there is bound to be something for everyone. What’s more, it isn’t even expensive and it is BLOODY GOOD. It really is a no brainer, the pizza is good sober and even better drunk.
I very rarely venture to China Town, simply because it’s way too far away from my flat and I am a creature of comfort. However, it would be I wanna say illegal to not include somewhere in China Town in a late night eats spot. But maybe that’s a bit extreme? Anyway, with a menu longer than a Giraffe’s neck, Pearl City absolutely, definitely will serve up all of your favourite Chinese dishes. And they do so until around 3.30am in the morning.