Our favourite places to eat in Manchester

At Avant PR we’re single-handedly putting paid to the myth that fashion girls don’t eat – a day doesn’t go by without at least a handful of food based discussions, and our favourite team bonding exercise is going out to eat.

With so many cool places to eat in close proximity to our Northern Quarter office, and across the rest of Manchester, we’re undoubtedly spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out – here are our favourite spots at the moment.

Comptoir Libanais

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We’ve been huge fans of the Lebanese canteen’s London branches for a while now, so our excitement was unbearable when a new one popped up in Spinningfields, and we’ve been regulars ever since. The restaurant offers a tasty selection of mezzes, grills, salads and more – you can’t leave without trying the baklava either.


Fig and Sparrow

Fig and Sparrow

Just around the corner from our office, this cute interiors store-cum-coffee shop is dangerously close for a Friday afternoon cake run. Here you’ll find the best gluten-free brownies we’ve collectively ever tasted, in insane flavours from peanut butter to salted caramel.




The Northern Quarter bar/eatery is perfect for grabbing an easy bite, with a great range of burgers, sandwiches, salads and big plates to choose from. We’re obsessed with the brunch menu (it was named the North West’s best brunch spot by the Sunday Times), and have been known to orchestrate breakfast meetings here – the best kind of meetings in our eyes.


Alchemist New York Street

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Alchemist offers a perfect mix of casual dining and elegant atmosphere; we love the sizzling fajita grills and the Belgian waffles. The cocktails are to die for, too – try the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party for two if you like your drinks dramatic and Instagram-worthy.



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For when only pizza will do, Dough’s seemingly endless menu spans traditional offerings such as Florentina, American and Picante, alongside more modern pizza styles including Chicken Balti, Surf and Turf and Feta Fatayer. There’s a great range of vegetarian and gluten free options, too.

– Ellen Kelly, Director and Co-Founder

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