10 Manchester Bars for a Working Lunch
Are you and your team due a working lunch? Make it one to remember with one of these fantastic Manchester bars!
When it comes to getting the work done, sometimes the office environment can feel a bit stuffy. Get yourselves away from the desk and knuckle down at one of these amazing Manchester bars, featuring some of the best menus that this vibrant city has to offer.
1. Las Iguanas
If you’re looking to spice up your working lunch with a taste of Latin America, then Las Iguanas in Deansgate, the heart of Manchester, is a fantastic choice. With 2 for 1 cocktails all day every day, how could you possibly go wrong? Like the rest of its restaurants, its stylish and contemporary design makes it a great place to get settled down to chow down on some work!
84 Deansgate | Website
2. Revolution Deansgate Locks
Tucked beneath the iconic railway arches in Deansgate, Revolution is a no-brainer when it comes to choosing a venue for a working lunch. With a delicious food menu and arguably tastier handmade cocktails, this lively venue is also conveniently located right in the middle of this vibrant city. This is also featured on our best bars in Manchester.
Arch 7 Deansgate Locks | Website
3. Black Dog Ballroom
One of Manchester’s best known New York inspired bars, the Black Dog Ballroom has been an institute in the city since the late noughties, delivering some of the best food and drinks that you could possibly find. With an eclectic and modern vibe to top it all off, this is the perfect venue for a working lunch if you’re looking for somewhere totally unique. If you are after something a bit more formal check out some of the meeting rooms in Manchester.
52 Church St | Website
Famous for its industrial chic design, Gorilla Manchester sits below the railway arches just a stones’ throw away from Oxford Road train station in the heart of the city. With a mouth watering selection of grill menu items and its very own gin parlour, you really cannot go wrong with this fantastic venue.
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54-56 Whitworth St | Website
Situated in the iconic Grand Elliot House in Deansgate, Gusto Italian Manchester is ideal for those who are looking for exceptional Italian food and an impressive variety of vegetarian, vegan and gluten free menu options whilst on a working lunch. Check out the Birmingham bars for a working lunch.
4 Lloyd St | Website
Arguably one of the best contemporary Chinese restaurants in Manchester, Tattu’s award winning interior combined with its excellent menu has earned the restaurant a name for itself in the city. If you and your team are looking for a dining experience like no other, then Tattu is a great contender. Try out the smartphone Christmas treasure hunt for after your working lunch.
3 Hardman Square | Website
7. Slug & Lettuce
Just a stones’ throw away from Manchester Piccadilly train station in the city centre, Slug & Lettuce is probably most famous for its amazing cocktail menu of weird and wonderful concoctions, as well as its modern and equally mouth watering food. Despite being known for its lively party atmosphere at night, this venue is a laid-back and relaxed place to enjoy a few drinks in the daytime too. The Slug & Lettuce is also featured in our best bars in Chester.
Westminster House | Website
8. Federal Café
Whether it’s their excellent coffee, the amazing menu or the warm and welcoming atmosphere, Federal Café in the stylish and vibrant Northern Quarter has made a name for itself since opening in 2014, with a second venue of the same name now located on Deansgate. When it comes to finding somewhere relaxing and aesthetically pleasing to enjoy your working lunch, this great venue should be near the top of your list.
9 Nicholas Croft | Website
9. Common Bar
Recognised by The Times for being in their “Top 25 Cool Places to Eat in the UK” list, you definitely cannot go wrong with Common Bar in Manchester for a working lunch with a difference. A fantastic venue that prides itself on being a bar, eatery and bakery, this is easily one of the most interesting places to have a working lunch in the Northern Quarter and has become a hit with both locals and visitors alike.
39-41 Edge St | Website
10. Almost Famous
Easily one of the best burger spots in the Northern Quarter, Almost Famous Manchester has become a huge success in this vibrant yet competitive area and should definitely be near the top of your list when it comes to finding the right venue for your next working lunch! With two locations in the city and various others around the country, this is a great place for work groups that prefer a no-nonsense experience when it comes to food. We can also provide you with some amazing virtual team activities if you are remote working.
100-102 High St | Website
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