With the good weather approaching, we’ve rounded up the best spots to soak up the rays or enjoy some al fresco dining in Spinningfields. There’s nowhere better in Manchester when the sun’s shining…

20 Stories
The 20 Stories terrace perched on top of No.1 Spinningfields is the highest bar in Manchester, offering unrivalled views of our fair city, with a stunning drinks menu to match.

20 Stories

Manchester House
The terraces at Manchester House’s Lounge on 12 are arguably the most unique in the city. Each with a distinct style, they are also available for private hire. The MH restaurant terrace is a sight for sore eyes too, accessible exclusively to diners.

Manchester House

The Refinery
Find a spot at The Refinery on Leftbank and enjoy a plethora of summery spritzes and non-alcoholic cocktails. Their new salad collaboration with restaurateur and food writer Peter Gordon provides the perfect light bite for dining on the terrace. The Refinery’s Fizz Friday offer is still in full swing, with £19.95 bottles of prosecco all day long.

The Refinery

Fazenda
Fancy some nibbles and a knock-out wine list? Head to Fazenda on The Avenue for Petiscos (Brazilian tapas) on the terrace. Inspired by the stylish high-end restaurants of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, this is where authenticity meets the modern gaúcho.

Fazenda

Scene Indian Street Kitchen
Scene are celebrating three years in Spinningfields this week, so why not join them for a celebratory drink on their riverside veranda. Decorated with lanterns and sumptuous soft furnishings, a beautiful Indian swing and touches from the sub-continent, experience a taste of India without leaving Manchester.

Scene

Hey Little Cupcake!
If you’ve got a sweet tooth or need a sunny spot to take the little ones, pull-up a seat on Hey Little Cupcake’s colourful terrace. Alongside their signature cupcakes, they also have a variety of ice cream flavours and scrumptious milkshakes.

Hey Little Cupcake!

Australasia
Combining modern Australian cuisine and Pacific Rim flavours with a wealth of delicious cocktails, The Terrace at Australasia is a contemporary oasis in the heart of Spinningfields. Enjoy a unique sharing experience with their Asian High Tea, served on The Terrace Monday-Sunday 12-5pm.

The Alchemist
Sat right in the centre of Spinningfields, watch the world go by on The Alchemist’s terrace with a grown-up Solero or Screwball in hand.

The Oast House
The Oast House is currently closed for refurbishment, but will be back in May with a spanking new courtyard, complete with outdoor bars. Read more here.

The new look Oast House