With this unexpected bout of good weather, 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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Pacific paradise in the heart of Spinningfields serving an exquisite sunshine infused selection of sushi, Asian Fusion dishes and ‘Sunset Signatures’ cocktail menu.
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’s beautiful new courtyard, complete with outdoor bars is a popular spot to soak up the sunshine and enjoy a range of pale ales and hanging kebabs.