The new bars and restaurants opening in Manchester in July 2024

The best of the best new (and recently opened) food and drink across Greater Manchester.

By Lucy Holt | Last updated 3 July 2024

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Another month, another stack of new restaurants, bars and cafés in Manchester to get stuck into, from contemporary British food in Didsbury to steak in the city centre, via a Brazilian tasting menu in a Northern Quarter pub.

American Pies Ancoats

Opens July – date tbc

The good folk behind Brewski’s sister site American Pies have secured their second location. Setting up at the old Second City site in Ancoats, they’ll be serving up their famous Chicago-style deep dish pizzas in the foodie neighbourhood very soon.

23 Blossom Street, Ancoats, Manchester. M4 5EP

Ancoats Deli

Opens mid-July – date tbc

Did you know that Ancoats has a second square, and it’s a certified sun trap? Just off Murray Street, the aptly named Ancoats Deli is planning to fill a lunch-shaped hole in the Ancoats foodie scene. Grab-and-go sandwich staples (bread supplied by Companio, of course) will be accompanied by coffee, cheese, charcuterie as well as a small, well chosen selection of Martinis, spritzes and wines, to drink in, outdoors on the sunny courtyard, or to take home. 

Kennedy Building, 6 Murray Street, Ancoats, Manchester. M4 6HS


Opens July – date tbc

Taking over the Stretford Foodhalls unit, popular pizzeria Bakehouse32 are expanding, and as is their menu. As well as their ever-popular New York-style pizzas, they’ll also be serving pasta, sides, bagels and brunch too.

Unit 114, Stretford Arndale, Chester Road, Stretford, Manchester. M32 9BD

Bolton Market Food Hall

Open now

The Greater Manchester food hall domination continues. Bolton now has a food market right in the town centre with nine traders, including pizza, burgers, Indian street food and more. 

Ashburner Street, Bolton. BL1 1TJ

cafe delice

Cafe Delice

Opens soondate tbc

Located on Islington Marina, Cafe Delice is a stylish addition to Marina Salons by FKZ. Coffees, juices, and cakes while getting your beauty treatments done, or just watching the world go by.

5 Keepers Quay, Ancoats, Manchester. M4 6GL

Chips @ No 8

Chips @ No. 8

Open now

This award-winning fish and chip shop use the freshest ingredients and are famed for their beef-dripping fries. Chips @ No. 8‘s cult following in Prestwich means they’ve just moved to a bigger premises next door – which has a fully licensed restaurant upstairs too.

4 Clifton Road, Prestwich, Manchester. M25 3HQ

Companio NQ

Opens Wed 3 July

Starting out life in a small but mighty unit on Ancoats’ Radium Street, Companio bakery specialise in artisan breads, pastries, sandwiches and coffee. With their new opening on Spear Street they’ll have bigger premises for their bakery and a full café set up for the first time, so you can sit in and enjoy their offerings.

Unit 1, 60 Spear Street, Manchester. M1 1AW

didsbury junction

Didsbury Junction

Open now

In what used to be 4 of Us by Fletcher Moss park is Didsbury Junction. A modern, casual dining spot wrapped in a traditional pub exterior, you can get a banging roast, a pizza and barbecue faves too.

846 Wilmslow Road, Didsbury, Manchester. M20 2RN

Flat Iron

Flat Iron

Open 3rd July

Now this one has been in the works for quite some time (since 2018 to be precise). The restaurant chain which started life as a pop up above a pub is finally coming to our city, taking over a prime spot on the corner of Deansgate and Quay Street. Flat Iron‘s no-nonsense approach is captured in their slogan “great steak for everyone”, and we can’t wait to try some of that truffled mac and cheese.

200 Deansgate, Manchester. M3 3NN

Good Burger

Open now

A new addition to the food hall at Picturedrome Macclesfield. These guys are all about simple, good quality food, with delicious burgers, fried chicken and sundaes and no silly gimmicks.

The Picturedrome, Chestergate, Macclesfield. SK11 6DU



Open now

The lavish Dubai-inspired shisha bar and restaurant has just opened in Spinningfields. The creation of Tajikistan-born boxer and social media influencer Abdu Rozik, Habbibi serve up middle eastern food and are invited to party or chill in the decadent surroundings.

XYZ Building, 2 Hardman Boulevard, Manchester. M3 3AQ



Open now

Just opened on Piccadilly Gardens is HEYTEA, who describe themselves as the “OG of Asian Tea”. These guys are serious in the tea game, with about 3,400 stores around the world. And now there’s one in Manchester. Seriously eye-catching beverages which “revive ancient tea with a cool twist”.

30 Market Street, Manchester. M60 3EA


Open now

This place opened in late June in the basement of the much-loved Manchester Buddhist Centre. Continuing the tone of balance and wellbeing, Hinterland offer an entirely alcohol-free bar experience which aims to cut out the awkward small talk around sobriety. They have loads of interesting alcohol free beers and spirits, as well as all your usual teas, coffees and soft drinks. Advertised as for the sober and “sober-curious”, we’re curious to check out this addition to Manchester’s growing low ABV scene.

16-20 Turner Street, Manchester. M4 1DZ


Opens July – date tbc

Located in Manchester’s historic former train station – Manchester Central – Junction offers the city workers of the Petersfield area of town a new place to drink coffee, graze at small plates and work at their laptops, hoping to bring people together “all day every day”.

Manchester Central, Petersfield, Manchester. M2 3GX

Mowgli Knutsford

Opens Friday 19 July

The Indian street food restaurant with elegant locations up and down the country is coming to Knutsford’s picturesque King Street. Pick from the street chat menu, or choose a tiffin box. The cocktail menu is something special too.

87 King Street, Knutsford, Cheshire. WA16 6DX

my dear bubble tea

My Dear Bubble Tea

Open now

My Dear Bubble Tea is the latest city centre venture into the bubble tea game. The new spot on Chapel Street (just over in the border of Salford) is pouring a selection of hot and cold teas with a choice of toppings. 

Unit 2, 71, Blackfriars Road, Salford. M3 7GQ

Nuance Coffee

Open now

This one is a little further out of town, Handbridge near Chester to be precise. The epitome of minimal and cool, this coffee shop is all about beautiful coffee in beautiful surroundings. For serious caffeine heads, it’s well worth making the journey.

30 Handbridge, Chester. CH4 7JE


Opens July – date tbc

Huge Korean supermarket Oseyo is coming to the Arndale this month, making it the largest Asian supermarket in the north. It’ll be the place to go for noodles, dumplings, ingredients and dried foods, Korean rice wine and non-alcoholic beverages and loads more.

Manchester Arndale, Manchester. M4 3AQ

Rudy’s Altrincham

Opens July – date tbc

Yes, another one! Rudy’s continues its takeover of towns up and down the land, announcing their latest addition in Alty. The hugely successful Neapolitan slice slingers arrive in the newly refurbished One Central complex this month.

Charis House, 1 Central Way, Altrincham. WA14 1SB



Open now

Run by Brazilian chef Caroline Martins, Sampa is an eight course tasting menu concept located inside Northern Quarter pub Calcio. There’s drinks pairings available and dishes include Smoked Chalk Stream Trout Carpaccio and Brazilian Cheese Bread. Not your typical pub grub.

24 Dale Street, Manchester. M1 1FY

Soup Co

Open now

New build-your-own hot pot joint Soup Co have just opened on Mosley Street just off Piccadilly Gardens. Pick your broth, pick your ingredients. Lunch has never been so creative.

B5 City Tower, Mosley Street, Manchester. M1 4BT

Tartuffe chicken and beans


Open now

Tartuffe has found its home in Side Street Studio. Now serving up some ‘sexy chicken’ (their words, not ours) and seriously good steak, we reckon this is worth heading down to.

ABC Buildings, Corner of Quay Street and Lower Byrom Street, Manchester. M3 4AE

interior of white lion

The White Lion

Open now

Almost 15 years since it closed its doors, historic Stockport pub The White Lion Coaching House has reopened under new management. This stunning Great Underbank spot which has traditional charm in spades is being operated by the people who run Alfredo’s Social up the road.

20 Great Underbank, Stockport. SK1 1LW

Wood Fire Smoke

Opens July – date tbc

A new addition to the independent food and drink scene of Sale’s Stanley Square, Wood Fire Smoke does crowd-pleasing authentic Neapolitan pizza. For some years now they’ve been a staple on the street food scene across Greater Manchester. Sale will join their three other Cheshire restaurants in Wilmslow, Macclesfield and Congleton. 

7-8 Stanley Square, Sale. M33 7XZ