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Our Guide to Restaurants near Manchester Arena

Looking for restaurants near Manchester Arena?  Here’s our top tips for pre Manchester Arena dining.


There are lots of restaurants near Manchester Arena, but to help you pick what is right for you, here is a little guide to the ones at Corn Exchange:

Big groups

If there’s a big group of you head to Vapiano – no need for splitting a bill as you all get your own card when you enter the restaurant, meaning you only pay for the fab pizza or pasta you order and see cooked in front of you.

For pre gig cocktails our top three restaurants near Manchester Arena would be:

Cabana which has a happy hour with 2-4-1 on core cocktails list from 12noon til 7pm and then again from 10pm til close.

Cosy Club – you can enjoy their Teatime Tipple offer with two cocktails for £9.50 Monday to Friday.

Banyan – with the 2-4-1 cocktail list 4pm – 7pm Monday to Friday.

Dining with kids

All our restaurants near Manchester Arena have great kids’ offerings. Check out our complete kids’ guide to eat at Corn Exchange, we love Byron for their stupendous kids milkshakes!

Speedy service

If you are in a rush how about nipping into Pho or Pizza Express who are fab at speeding you through if you are on the minute. Or you could grab a burrito to go from Wahaca’s take out Burrito bar.

Treating mum

If you have your mum in tow then Gino’s, Zizzi or Salvi’s are perfect for ensuring she is spoilt with Italian charm and some great pasta.

Great for sharing

IF you fancy some great sharing food with friends en route to the Arena, try Mowgli for Indian or Tampopo for Asian – both serve small plate style street food as well as main dishes.

Hope you’ve found this run of restaurants near Manchester Arena useful for planning your visit. Don’t forget it gets really busy at Corn Exchange. To book your table to ensure a speedy visit, make sure you book via our website pages here.