It’s officially spring, and when we say spring we just mean that it’s mild and rainy most of the time. So we thought we’d put together a list of the The best places to go in Manchester to feel like you are on holiday.. Whether it’s sipping a drink by the water or trying the variety of international cuisine the city has to offer, we’ve got you covered. All you have to do is pretend you are somewhere in the Canaries and block out the sound of the trams whizzing past you.
1. Barca, Castlefield
Here in Manchester we are spoiled for choice when it comes to waterside bars where you can have a pint and relax against the serene backdrop of a canal, pretending you are on holiday. barca in castle It’s one of the best though, with its outdoor seating stretching all the way to Catalan Square, making you feel like you’re in the middle of Barcelona.
The waterside location is particularly beautiful in the sun, but as long as it’s not raining, you’re winning. The bar is decked out in Aperol patronage, so you can bet your bottom dollar that their array of refreshing cocktails is to die for, evoking the taste of european relaxation. Barca, 8-9 Catalan Square, Manchester, M3 4RU.
One of Manchester’s favorite eateries, Mackie Mayor is the place to be if you want to try street food from all corners of the world. The market sensation comes from his previous life as Smithfield Marketand has kept almost indoor outdoor experience with its massive footprint and characteristic high ceilings, filled with long social dining tables.
Visitors can choose from a wide variety of cuisines, be it Chili B Thai, tender cow either spike heels, probably providing something you haven’t tried before, as if you were on holiday…in Manchester. We especially recommend the Tacos de Pico frozen margaritaespecially when the sun is out! Mackie Mayor, Smithfield Market Hall, 1 Eagle St, Manchester, M4 5BU.
3. Tatton Park Gardens
If you’ve ever wanted the Versailles Gardens was more accessible to England, you need to visit Tatton Park Gardens. Covering a huge area, Tatton Park is the perfect family day out, but the gardens in particular give a truly relaxing tropical feel to this Cheshire paradise.
He japanese gardens They are not only beautiful, but so serene that you may wonder if you are still in the British Isles, and the manicured landscapes italian garden it transports you to a place along the Amalfi Coast, or you wonder if you’ve been lost on the grounds of a palace somewhere. Tatton Park Gardens, Knutsford, WA16 6QN.
4. The Lawn Club
Even in the depths of winter, the turf club at Spinningfields delivers. But in the spring and summer, he stands out, sitting in the center of the impressive hive of corporate centers. The contrast with everything that surrounds it is properly awesome and goes back to simpler times of have a picnic on the grass in the sun. Close your eyes and you could be in a park in the south of France, drinking a delicious cocktail, with the option to take shelter if you need it. The Lawn Club, Hardman Square, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3HG.
5. Didsbury Beer Garden
If you have ever immersed yourself in the didsbury dozen pub crawl, or live locally, you’ll be well acquainted with the magic of the beer garden at the front of the didsbury pub. Occupying the huge courtyard that welcomes visitors to the charming country-style pub, the beer garden is simple but effective with understated furnishings, string lights and great service.
It’s also on a bend in the road, which means you can see the expanse of leafy trees and pretty houses in the village stretching both ways, plus you can hop across the road to the lovely Ye Olde Cock Inn. , which we know are big fans too! Sit back, relax and enjoy the suburban bliss. The Didsbury, 852 Wilmslow Rd, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 2SG.
6. The Black Cat
Obviously, we had to include some type of tapas in this list, possibly being he most “holiday” food, and while Manchester has its fair share, the black cat it’s our cream of the crop. You can get all the classics, from harissa-spiced chicken with mojo picón, to aged manchego cheese with sweet and sour figs and olive cake, with wonderful surprises that include grilled octopusnew potatoes, capers, shallots and aioli.
Not only is the food and wine absolutely top notch, but the ground floor of the restaurant offers outdoor dining along with its beautiful dining room, and tucked away on the top floor is a beautiful rooftop with its own bar, so you can enjoy your incredible tapas under the sun when the time comes. For now, put on a coat and you’ll be fine… you’re in Spain after all! The Black Cat Tapas, 52 King St, Manchester, M2 4LY.
7. North Department Store
We’re not referring to the actual warehouse, but the area in front of the Great Northern Warehouse is a glorious place to be when the sun is shining. With bars and restaurants spilling out onto the terrace area, and the iconic steps leading down allowing you to sit back and enjoy a moment to yourself or chat with friends, it’s a rather underrated part of Manchester. If it is in the middle of everythingon the corner of Deansgate and Peter Street, but that’s part of the fun – a real hub of calm in the center of the city.
Of course, the area becomes much more elevated when sand is poured into the sunken part of the terrace, making it really feel like a holiday here in Manchester, and when food markets it comes to occupy the area and becomes a bustling epicenter. He has many lives, all of which give off Christmas vibes in different ways. Great Northern Warehouse, 235 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 4EN.
8. Salford Quays/Bridgewater Canal
If you or the kids are more into jet skiing on foreign seas or paragliding over cliffs on your holiday, we have a great alternative in Manchester: salford docks. Water sports are open for hire at the docks, with sailing, windsurfing, stand-up paddle boarding (SUP), kayaking and canoeing on offer.
However, these are only available on weekends between June and August, so if you can’t wait until then, how about signing up for British Canoeing and paddling the Bridgewater Canal? with countless points of reference and cozy pubs For a stop along the 39-mile canal, including downtown spots, you can dabble in water sports along with sightseeing and a cheeky drink, like you’re in on your fun!