Harden's says

Smithfield's Grade II Listed 1858 market has been refurbished and reimagined as a food hall by the same folk behind Altrincham Market; ten food and drink stalls serve up a range of interesting fare, and there are over 500 seats.

survey result

Summary

£44
    £
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

A “lovely conversion” of the old Smithfield market, by the Altrincham Market team, has given rise to this “fabulous food hall”; it’s a “noisy, busy and fun” sort of place (“outside feels like the Meatpacking District of old”) but “if you can nab a table, watch the world go by and enjoy the great selection of food and drinks”. The latter includes nine outfits, with one reporter singling out New Wave Ramen as having “really hit their stride” (“worth going to MM for this alone”).

Summary

£41
    £
3
Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A great street food experience, with wines and beers to match” – Smithfield's Grade II Listed 1858 market has been refurbished and reimagined as a food hall by the folk behind Altrincham Market; ten food and drink stalls serve up a range of interesting fare, and there are over 500 seats.

Summary

£38
    £
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This grand listed Victorian building in the Northern Quarter (built in 1858) lay derelict for 20 years before being beautifully restored to host a selection of street-food stalls. For a high-quality bite, well worth a visit.

Summary

£35
    £
3
Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“THE place to visit in Manchester!” – a grand listed Victorian building in the Northern Quarter, once a derelict meat market, now beautifully restored to host a selection of “very high-quality” street-food stalls. There’s a “wonderful, buzzing atmosphere, and an amazing choice of food and drinks”.

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Restaurant details

No dress code
1 Eagle Street, Manchester, M4 5JY
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday9 am‑10 pm
Wednesday9 am‑10 pm
Thursday9 am‑10 pm
Friday9 am‑10 pm
Saturday9 am‑10 pm
Sunday9 am‑6 pm

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