Online fashion retailer, PrettyLittleThing has been investigating the UK’s most dazzling and down-right ‘grammable bars and restaurants.

The research involved collating bar and restaurant lists for the UK’s top ten cities (based on population) and then reviewing Instagram follower size and most-used hashtags for each. In total, the Insta-credentials of more than 150 venues were reviewed, to identify the real creme de la creme.

So where is the best place to take your selfies in Manchester?

  1. Archie’s 

Situated on Oxford Road, in the Arndale AND Piccadilly station, Archie’s is not only the place to be because of its vibrant décor, extravagant menu and celeb hot spot status, but the food is also ACE. The unique and creative menu offers everything from their world-famous shakes and ridiculously indulgent waffles, to the handmade smashed star burgers. Dress code – sportswear is the order of the day.

@lovearchies – 47k followers / #archies – 49,521posts (includes Liverpool and Birmingham sites too)

#archiesmanchester – 356 posts

  1. 20 Stories 

Situated on the 19th floor of No.1 Spinningfields, 20 Stories is a glamorous restaurant, lively bar and expansive rooftop terrace with unparalleled 360-degree views of the Manchester skyline. 20 Stories serves Modern British menus that celebrate local produce.

The cocktail list pays homage to the vast array of cultures that make Manchester the diverse city it is today. Dress code – effortlessly cool.

@20storiesmcr – 59k followers / #20stories – 14,524 posts (not all posts are for the venue)

#20storiesmcr – 3,938 posts / #20storiesmanchester – 1,102 posts

  1. The Ivy 

Located in the heart of Manchester, The Ivy Spinningfields only opened in November 2018, but is already a must-visit spot for anyone seeking a little glamour! The Brasserie serves modern British classics while The Ivy Asia and Bar serves Asian-inspired cocktails and sharing dishes with entertainment and resident DJ’s.

There are also three private dining rooms – The Dalton, The Geisha Room and The Skylight Terrace. The Geisha Room features a striking pink onyx bar, sumptuous furnishings, colourful Asian-inspired fabrics and a gold-leaf ceiling, all set against breath-taking artwork in the floor to ceiling mirrors. It definitely the most ‘grammable! Dress code – keep it chic.

@theivymanchester – 48k followers / #theivymanchester – 4,556 posts / #theivyspinningfields – 303 posts

  1. Tattu

Located on Gartside St, Tattu is a family run business that offers contemporary Chinese cuisine in STUNNING surroundings. The goal was to build a customer experience that stimulates all senses, fusing beautiful and meaningful design with quality and innovative Chinese cooking – they’ve certainly achieved it! The food is as ‘grammable as the venue itself. Dress code – dress to impress.

@tatturestaurant – 70k followers / #tattumanchester – 3,880 posts / #tatturestaurant – 1,358 posts

  1. Menagerie

Indulging guests in a vibrant drinking and dining experience, Menagerie offers lunch, brunch, dinner and beautiful cocktails. Opened in August 2016, Menagerie has become a firm favourite in Salford. The lavish interior never fails to impress. Dress code – go for glamour.

@menagerie_restaurant – 59k followers / #menageriemanchester – 1,369 posts

  1. Rosso 

Owned by Rio Ferdinand, Rosso serves up creative and traditional dishes and is also home to an impressive collection of rare wines and luxury spirits! The Bar at Rosso is just an impressive – and a favourite spot for team PLT! Dress code – opt for elegance.

@rossorestaurant – 32k followers / #rossorestaurant – 2,335 posts / #rossomanchester – 1,081 posts

  1. The Oast House 

Amidst the sprawling towers of Spinningfields, The Oast House is a curious sight. Once home to hops and kilns, this pub now serves up tasty food and a wide selection of drinks. The venue regularly puts on festival-inspired events, adding to the laid back vibes. Dress code – anything goes!

@theoasthousemrc – 9k followers / #theoasthouse – 2,109 posts

  1. Australasia

A stylish sanctuary, hidden in the heart of Manchester.

Since opening in 2011, Australasia has become one of the city’s favourite restaurants. A place of relaxed elegance and laid-back luxe, where a good time is guaranteed.

@australasia_mcr – 21k followers / #australasiamanchester – 1,469 posts

  1. Flight Club

This place has darts for the twenty-first century, developing a range of fast and exciting multiplayer games, built to bring people together and designed to keep you unexpectedly hooked, insatiably entertained and full of joy. Tuck into ridiculously tasty pizzas and tasty cocktails while you hone your darts skills. The venue itself is something themed around a merry-go-round bar – very insta-friendly! Dress code – keep it casual.

@flightclubdarts – 8k followers / @flightclubmanchester – 836 followers

#SocialDarts – 2,105 posts / #flightclubdarts – 1,541k posts (includes London and Birmingham sites too)

  1. Gaucho Manchester

In a converted church in the centre of Deansgate, Gaucho Manchester features a stunning original church organ, which is at the centre of our stunning, split-level steakhouse dining room. Dress code – dress to impress.

@gauchogroup – 18k followers

#gauchomanchester – 399 posts #gauchorestaurant – 1,032 posts


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