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Discover Salford - An Arty City

Visit Salford | Discover a Tasty City!

Eating and drinking

Get stuffed in Salford! That's an invitation by the way - if you think our city's contribution to world cuisine begins and ends with the Eccles cake think again. We are very proud of our wide range of restaurants which boast incredible, award winning cuisine with something to suit all tastes. 

Champagne cocktails at The Lowry Hotel or real ale pints at The New Oxford? Tasty dim sum in Eccles, or a top notch curry in Swinton? Or perhaps Sunday lunch with the papers by a roaring fire at The WoodsideBarton ArmsJohn Gilbert or any number of atmospheric pubs across the city. Welcome to foody heaven... 

Salford offers so many tasty treats that it showcases its fantastic restaurants, pubs and eateries in its annual Food and Drink fortnight in October when it cooks up a splendid selection of events and special dining offers.

Salford's historic heart, Chapel Street an area often sketched by artist LS Lowry, is now on the national map when it comes to food and drink. Lupo Cafe Italiano was voted Best Coffee Bar at the 2015 Manchester Food and Drink Awards whilst Vero Moderno, a modern authentic Italian restaurant was rated as one of the top three Italians in the country by the Sunday Times magazine and has made it into the 2018 Good Food Guide.  GK Gallery & Tea Room showcases new artists alongside coffee, tea and cake while the Deli-Lama, a deli, café and bar hosts theatre nights, art exhibitions and markets. New gems include Another Heart to Feed, a Melbourne inspired café with a colourful menu and Le Cassis, a vibrant coffee lounge come wine bar offering luxurious tipples from around the world.

If you're looking for something a little bit different, try out one of the newest additions to the city centre dining scene with Menagerie which combines gastromony, art and performance.

Not forgetting Monton, which boasts a number of eclectic dining venues from artisan pizza at 6/Cut to the Mediterranean delights of La Turka. In fact, early in 2017, this Salford village made it into the top 20 hippest areas to hang out in the UK, according to Travel Supermarket. Over in Eccles, Smiths is a popular independent brasserie style restaurant which also hosts community events, live jazz and small theatrical productions. It's next to Pacifica, a stylish Cantonese dining experience in modern surroundings, voted the favourite Chinese restaurant by readers of the Manchester Evening News offers in 2016.

Salford also boasts award winning independent suppliers such as artisan meat supplier Andrews Continental delicaciesKingsland Wines as well as breweries Seven Brothers and First Chop, who handcraft their beer and ale respectively.

Both Penelopes Deli at MediaCityUK and George's Dining Room & Bar Worsley are in partnership with Foodinate, a social enterprise that works with charities to donate one meal to someone in need for every sponsored item sold. Continuing with the theme of bringing together business with the community, Incredible Edible encourages people to consider how they interact with the environment and grow their own food.

From smart restaurants to trendy cafes and friendly bars, The Quays has a fantastic range of places to eat and drink with spectacular views especially The Alchemist and Pier 8 at The Lowry plus opportunities for on board dining.

But if you don't just want to take our word for it, check out what people are saying on Trip Advisor and in the Manchester Evening News  


Try a taste of Salford for yourself - download a recipe for Eccles Cakes



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