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Sunshine and good times: Manchester’s best outdoor and roof top spots for food and drinks

Sunshine and good times: Manchester’s best outdoor and roof top spots for food and drinks

Manchester may be known – perhaps unfairly – for its wetter than average weather, but when the sun shines there’s no shortage of spots in the city for a drink or a bite to eat. Our residents are well acquainted with the high life. And we’re not just talking about the top-tier amenities, spacious rooms and stunning views offered by our luxury apartments to rent in Manchester, like Oxygen, AXIS and Manhattan. Living in the heart of Manchester means having the city's best rooftop terraces and outdoor spaces are always right on your doorstep for a sunny day.

With the mercury set to rise this weekend, we thought it was the perfect opportunity to check out the best outdoor spaces that the city has to offer. Here are the top five places you won’t want to miss this summer:

Our top five favourites

20 Stories – Located in the bustling district of Spinningfields, 20 Stories (@20storiesmcr) is the perfect spot for modern British cuisine. The panoramic views of the city's skyline from their rooftop restaurant, combined with an elegant menu, create an experience that's hard to forget.

Salvi’s in the Corn Exchange – Serving authentic Italian cuisine amidst the historic backdrop of the Corn Exchange, Salvi's (@salvismcr) close to  Manhattan, provides an intimate slice of Italy. From the freshest ingredients to the cosiness of their outdoor terrace, it's the perfect place for a slice of Italian lifestyle.

The Black Friar – A quintessential British pub, The Black Friar (@theblackfriarsalford) is known for its spacious beer garden and welcoming atmosphere. Located in Salford, it serves a range of locally brewed beers and hearty pub classics - a great spot for a relaxed evening with friends.

The Ivy Spinningfields – The Ivy (@the_ivy_collection) a short stroll from AXIS boasts a stunning rooftop terrace with a panoramic view of Manchester. Serving contemporary British cuisine, it's a perfect blend of modern elegance and classic charm that effortlessly elevates your dining experience.

Freight Island - Freight Island (@freightislandmcr)  just down the road from Oxygen, is a foodie's paradise. Offering everything from NYC-style pizzas and juicy burgers to authentic Vietnamese dishes and beers from Camden Town Brewery, it's a melting pot of diverse cuisines.

And there you have it - five of Manchester's top spots for wining, dining, and soaking up some rays when the sun decides to make an appearance. These places offer more than just great food and drinks - they capture the energy and vibrancy of Manchester, bringing to life the city's spirit on every rooftop terrace and outdoor dining space.

Experience the best of city living

Living in a luxury apartment in Manchester city centre - whether it's AXIS, Oxygen, or Manhattan - isn't just about having a plush pad to lay your head at night. Living here is about being in the thick of it all, with some of the city's best outdoor spaces just a short walk away. From the panoramic city views at 20 Stories and The Ivy Spinningfields to the classic pub charm of The Black Friar, and the culinary delights on offer at Freight Island, the city has something to satisfy every palate and preference.

Apartments to rent in Manchester

If you're already one of our residents, then you know what we're talking about. If not, and you're looking for a luxury apartment to rent in Manchester, why not join us? Not only will you have a top-notch apartment, but you'll also have these fantastic outdoor spaces and rooftop terraces right on your doorstep. It's city living at its best. Get in touch with our team to find out about the latest availability in our apartments and start making the most of summer in Manchester city centre.

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