The best spots in Manchester for your family feast

With the school holidays upon us, you might be wondering where to take the little ones for a family-friendly spot of lunch. Panic no more, with new places popping up all over and choice aplenty, these are some of our top places for you and the kids to enjoy this summer.

Open Kitchen Café & Bar, People’s History Museum

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Only a short walk from away from our boutique hotel in Manchester, this family-friendly spot offers the perfect opportunity to take a break from exploring the sights and sounds of The People’s History Museum.

With both a dine-in and grab and go service, you can choose from little bites for lunch, sandwiches, or small plates available on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Open Kitchen works with a range of food businesses to source the most sustainable, ethical, and fair-trade produce as part of a sustainable food chain, a first for the UK. What’s not to like?

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Honest Burgers, Bridge Street

Honest Burgers

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In the heart of Spinningfields, Honest Burgers is a relatively new addition to the Manchester food scene, serving up an amazing range of reasonably priced (and delicious) burgers.

With cosy family-sized booths and an outdoor terrace for warmer days, enjoy a selection of kids-sized dishes that use the same high-quality ingredients as their main menu counterparts.

Quick tip: Located just a five-minute walk from Everyman Cinema (Quay Street) & Science & Industry Museum (Lower Byrom Street).

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The Anthologist, St Peter’s Square

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A true gem situated in St Peter’s Square, The Anthologist has something for everyone.

With tasty food ranging from sharing plates, afternoon teas, burgers, grills, and salads, along with a Little Explorer’s menu, there’s plenty to choose from.

If that wasn’t enough, why not make a day of it and book one of The Anthologist’s hugely popular family days, including a kids mixology class, face painting and board games?

Quick tip: Dog friendly with tasty ‘pawseccos’ and doggie treats available.

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The Wharf, Castlefield

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The Wharf sits impressively alongside the Bridgewater Canal and is roughly a 15/20-minute walk from the hotel.

Amongst this beautiful, picturesque setting is a number of mazy nooks and crannies, intimate rooms, and alcoves – perfect for the young adventurer among the group to explore.

The Wharf offers a family-friendly atmosphere, a large kids’ menu and a children’s games area, including board games, wooden blocks and more; every need is catered for here.

The Lowry, Imperial War Museum North and both Manchester United and Lancashire County Cricket Club’s Old Trafford stadiums are just a short walk, or canal boat ride, down the Bridgewater Canal.

Quick tip: Make sure to try one of the most popular Sunday roasts in Manchester (with a kids’ version too!)

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Our boutique hotel, situated near Spinningfields, is the ideal location to make your base this summer. For the best rates, book directly via our website.

Make the most of our Family Break package, including an overnight stay in one of our family rooms (up to 2 adults and 2 kids) with late check-out! Available throughout the summer holidays from £89.00 per room.

Booking promo code: SCHOOL20