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An Insider’s Guide to Eating and Drinking in Chorlton

Confidentials    9 months ago

Long heralded as the go-to destination for anybody with a proclivity for chickpeas and hessian, Chorlton has become a byword for all things hipster and hippy. This ex-village turned middle-class arts graduate’s suburban utopia is often touted as being one of the best places to live in the UK. Although a quick scan of the legendary and hilarious Facebook group hints that things are not always so rosy. Despite persistent crime problems, house prices keep on rising, almost surpassing those of neighbouring Didsbury, and the battle of the boroughs rages on.

If you’ve got complex dietary requirements, a pub quiz addiction or a penchant for left-wing politics, you’ll find all your heart desires in Chorlton, probably. We’ve agonised over a list of our favourite spots to eat, drink and ‘simply be, you know’ around the neighbourhood, from long-standing European delis to brand new Himalayan street food haunts, and more craft beer and matcha than you can shake a labradoodle at.

  • Ruyi vegetarian house chinese restaurant chorlton
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    Ruyi Vegetarian House

    Restaurant - Chinese

    At Ruyi’s, you can expect traditional Chinese and Oriental cuisine and fusion food – the only difference is this traditional Chinese is all vegetarian, and most of the dishes are vegan to boot. Mock meat, soy-based substitutes and tofu plus veggies pure and simple are the USP here, for plant-based, guilt-free eating.

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  • Nepalese dumplings, momos, as served at The Little Yeti restaurant in Chorlton
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    The Little Yeti

    Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

    The Little Yeti is one of the newest dining spots on Barlow Moor Rd, but from the well-oiled team behind Didsbury veterans Gurkha Grill. It’s an establishment of the ‘limited menu but executed very well’ variety, which is more common in Asia than over here, where ‘all things to all people’ is perhaps too often attempted.

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  • A dish served with a glass of wine at Oystercatcher - a seafood restaurant in Chorlton, Manchester.
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    Oystercatcher

    Restaurant - European

    “Doing lots of little things right” is a definition of perfection. And Oystercatcher – a simple seafood restaurant in Chorlton – is just that.
    The kitchen’s Inca grill is masterfully handled by co-owner Recep Canliisik, who churns out dishes such as char-grilled whole sea bream, and Tandoori-barbecued monkfish tail.

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  • Beech Road's Bar San Juan is a Chorlton favourite for Spanish food and sangria
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    Bar San Juan

    Restaurant - Spanish

    Beech Road’s Bar San Juan is almost always bursting at the seams with customers. This unassuming little tapas bar is one of those hidden gems of almost cult-like status that locals just love to recommend. Rightly so.

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  • Neapolitan-style wood fired pizza at Double Zero in Chorlton
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    Double Zero

    Restaurant - Italian

    An authentic Neapolitan-style pizzeria, Double Zero in Chorlton has been lauded as one of the best in the UK.

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  • A classic negroni at cocktail bar Henry C in Chorlton, Manchester.
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    Henry C

    Restaurant - American

    Serving up Po Boys and great cocktails, Henry C is a cosy neighbourhood bar in Chorlton with a heavy New Orleans influence.

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  • Cocktails in the beer garden tucked away at the back of Electrik in Chorlton
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    Electrik

    Restaurant - Italian

    Elektrik is an award-winning independent bar with great coffee and a wide selection of beer, wine and cocktails. They offer a people-pleasing menu of freshly made Italian-style pizza and, er, ‘pizza doughnuts’ (or fried gnocchi with cheese and tomato sauce).

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  • Inside Amma's Canteen, the much-praised Indian restaurant on the edge of Chorlton
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    Amma’s Canteen

    Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

    Passionate Keralan-Indian-Brit fusion. A great place to eat can make the back end of nowhere worth visiting – and (largely) Keralan restaurant Amma’s Canteen, on the outskirts of Chorlton, feels like a destination.

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  • House-baked bread from the famous Barbakan Deli in Chorlton, Manchester
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    Barbakan Deli

    Restaurant - European

    The folks at Barbakan have been nose to the grindstone for over 50 years – they were here long before Chorlton became a hip coffee culture destination.

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  • A classic rice and three served in a metal tray at Chapati Cafe in Manchester, Chorlton
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    Chapati Cafe

    Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

    Chapati Cafe is a gem in the tradition of the good-old ‘rice and three’ that every true Mancunian holds dear.

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  • Nell's New York style pizza available at the Beagle, Chorlton
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    The Beagle

    Restaurant - American

    The Beagle is a bustling, eclectic, neighbourhood boozer which has recently replaced its Tex-Mex trash food menu with NYC-style pizza and ice cream sandwiches from local indie Nell’s Pizza. 

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  • Dulcimer brings DJ nights and an eclectic line-up of live music to Chorlton
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    Dulcimer

    Restaurant - Italian

    “Music is in our blood” proclaim the team behind Dulcimer, the Chorlton bar named after a funkily shaped hammer-struck string instrument, whose moniker, in turn, comes from the Latin for sweet melody.

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  • One of the colourful dishes served at neighbourhood favourite Mary & Archie in Chorlton.
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    Mary & Archie Chorlton

    Restaurant - European

    Mary & Archie Chorlton is a well-loved neighbourhood cafe bar, sourcing the best local ingredients for their famous ‘all-day’ brunch menu.

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  • Three dishes served at The Font Chorlton: a Confidential Guides recommended bar and restaurant
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    The Font Chorlton

    Restaurant - European

    While the city centre Font Bar is often typecast as ‘that student place with the really cheap cocktails’, The Font Chorlton is like a more sophisticated older sibling who’s just got back from a year or two backpacking around the world. Yes, their Happy Hour is resplendent with two-for-one dayglo cocktails, and they have a dazzling array of beers, but there’s more.

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  • Different styles of tea strainers at Tea Hive cafe in Manchester, Chorlton.
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    Tea Hive

    Restaurant - British

    Tea Hive is a quaint little cafe celebrating the nation’s favourite cuppa, and cake, lots of cake. As you’d expect, aside from good old English brekkie, there are Kilner jars full of loose leaf tea in all manner of strains. There’s coffee too, and they recently launched an inventive little cocktail menu utilising their house brews. Think espresso martinis with Origin Coffee Roasters’ coffee, black chai white Russians and Earl Grey gin fizzes.

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  • Roti Indian Restaurant in Chorlton, Manchester
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    Roti

    Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

    With a newly refurbished garden terrace extending the otherwise bijou space, Chorlton’s Roti has plenty of cocktails, draught beers and other drinks to keep you watered, while the mostly Indian, but slightly Scottish, menu of over 20 dishes will see you fed.

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  • The Thirsty Korean
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    The Thirsty Korean

    Restaurant - Korean

    The name is a reference to the fact that South Koreans are statistically one of the biggest consumers of spirits in the world – ahead of Russia, the US and even us reprobates in the UK. The Thirsty Korean brings this distinct drinking culture to Chorlton – but it’s a lot less boozy than you might imagine from those stats.

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