From quirky cafés to a vast array of restaurants serving cuisines from across the globe, there’s something to suit all tastes and budgets in the city. Here are just some of the best places to eat in Salford.
Places to eat in Salford
As Salford continues to expand, so does its choice of great restaurants. We have picked out four which we think you will love, starting with Vero Moderno on Chapel Street. This ‘Good Food Guide’ listed Italian is the place to come for authentic mediterranean cuisine, with delicious meat boards and stunning pasta dishes amongst the best of their varied menu. It is housed inside Vimto Gardens, the award-winning redevelopment of the former Vimto headquarters.
Next up is Pier Eight, a stylish British restaurant housed in The Lowry. Just a stone’s throw from our Salford Quays hotel, this is the perfect location to grab a pre-show dinner, with special offers allowing theatregoers to get two courses for less than £25. The menu is frequently updated, and includes seasonal meals such as lamb rump with pearl barley, romesco and tenderstem broccoli – delicious!
We now head to the pretty suburb of Worsley, to pay a visit to the lovely folks at George’s Dining Room & Bar on Barton Road. Co-owned by Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs, this contemporary British and European restaurant is a premium dining experience in Salford. The menu rotates, with themes such as tapas and Italian frequently served alongside George’s extensive selection of fine wines. It sounds posh, but it is still fairly reasonable, with mains available from around £13.
Our exploration of the best Salford restaurants ends in Monton, voted one of the top 20 “hippest” areas to hang out in the UK by Travel Supermarket. Here we recommend Pacifica, a mouth-watering Cantonese eatery which was awarded the accolade of best Chinese food, voted by Manchester Evening News readers. If you are feeling particularly peckish, head here on Sundays for the all-you-can-eat menu.
Places to eat in Salford
We treated you to four great Salfordian restaurants, and we are going to do exactly the same with cafés. Starting again on Chapel Street, a bustling area once popular with legendary artist L.S. Lowry, let us introduce you to Deli Lama. This vibrant bar mixes great food and drinks with a welcoming atmosphere. If you want a top tip – the homemade soups are to die for!
Fans of the arts should nip down the street to GK Gallery. Here you can browse superb artwork from emerging artists, primarily those who have studied at Salford and Manchester Universities. Whilst you are doing so, you can enjoy a pot of tea or freshly ground coffee, and perhaps a slice of cake or light bite if you fancy.
For something a bit different, head to Ziferblat at MediaCityUK, right beside our Media City hotel. This is what’s known as an ‘anti-café’, where you pay for the time you spend there, and not the food or drink that you consume. With a cosy setting containing newspapers, board games and free wi-fi, you may just find yourself staying longer than you had planned to.
Last, but by no means least, is Pokusevski + Catena just a short walk from Ziferblat at MediaCityUK. Serving up an eclectic mix of Eastern European and Spanish cuisine, this delicatessen is an absolute must for any foodies visiting Salford. Whether you go for breakfast or lunch, you won’t be disappointed by the food offering, and you can wash it down with a range of fresh hot and cold drinks.