For a thoroughly British dining experience, look no further than Sam's Chop House, a Manchester institution that has been serving up traditional pub grub and fine ales since 1872. Perch on a stool at the wood-paneled bar and tuck into hearty fare like brown onion soup topped with a Lancashire cheese crouton or homemade steak and kidney pudding. You can also pose for a photo with the life-size bronze statue of the artist LS Lowry, who was once the bar's most famous patron.
Escape to Spain for the night with a meal at El Rincón del Rafa, an atmospheric basement restaurant serving mouth-wateringly authentic Spanish tapas. Try the chorizo, patatas bravas, meatballs or excellent fresh seafood while soaking up the lively atmosphere and admiring the bullfighting posters adorning the walls.
Another culinary highlight is Manchester's famous Curry Mile, with over 70 bright neon-lit restaurants crammed into a one-mile stretch of Wilmslow Road in Rusholme. A heady mix of Bangladeshi, Pakistani and Indian aromas spill out onto the street, with most restaurants staying open late into the night.
Manchester Airport (MAN)
Flights from Australia to Manchester will disembark at Manchester Airport.
Manchester Airport (MAN) is located south of central Manchester in Ringway, a location that gives the airport its unofficial name. The airport has two runways and three terminals and won the Travel Weekly Globe Award for Best Airport in 2008.
Airport Accommodation: There are a number of hotels located in close proximity to Manchester Airport. Book your Manchester Airport accommodation.
Getting to Manchester
There are many airlines that offer flights to London from Australia that involve a stopover in a third destination. Flights from Sydney or Melbourne via Dubai or Abu Dhabi take between 23 and 30 hours depending on the stopover.
Airlines that fly to Manchester
Airlines that offer cheap flights to Manchester from Australia include:
- Air France
- British Airways
- Scandinavian Airlines
- Swiss International Air Lines
- Virgin Atlantic
For more on Manchester holidays check out our Manchester travel guide.
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