Where to Go for Dinner and Dancing in Manchester


What’s better than enjoying a delicious meal with friends? Dinner followed by dancing, of course! Here’s six spots in Manchester where you can eat to your heart’s content then slip on your dancing shoes and boogie the night away – all under one roof.

Efes Tarverna

Efes Taverna might not be Manchester’s classiest dining establishment and the food isn’t quite ‘gourmet’, but the price is right and the lively entertainment makes for an all-round merry night out.

Visit on week nights (except Fridays after 5) to sample a belly-bulging buffet of Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine, or book a table on Friday and Saturday evenings for the full works – live music and DJs as well as dancing from the waiters, belly dancers, and of course, you!

Revolucion De Cuba

The venue in Manchester for cocktails, food, and dancing – Cuban style! You don’t head here for a quiet night out (especially on the weekend): the music is loud (and often live), the cocktails flow freely, and the crowd is always up for a good time.

Food is served until 10pm every day, so get there early(ish), then put on your very best salsa-shoes and head to the Cuban-style club downstairs to dance the night away (or, until 2am sun-weds and 3am thurs-sat).

Bouzouki By Night

For hearty Greek food followed by traditionally-Greek entertainment (including the obligatory plate smashing) Bouzouki is the only place to be.

Expect generous portions and reasonable prices alongside singing, dancing, live music, and a lot of fun.

Vermilion & Cinnabar

Look past the slightly dodgy and somewhat isolated location and inside Vermilion and its sister Cinnabar you’ll find an impressively-sized venue with stunning décor, accompanied by delicious Asian-Fusion food, first-class service, and a super-stylish late-night bar.

Crazy Wendy’s

The food is Thai, with an A La Carte menu served during the week. On Friday and Saturday nights diners can choose from three set menus (£17.50, £19.95, and £22.00) but the truth is, you don’t go to Wendy’s for the food – the lure is the post-meal karaoke and disco hosted by, you guessed it, crazy Wendy herself.

You’ll either love it or hate it.

La Tasca

With 37 venues across the UK and a handful in the US, you’re probably familiar with the Spanish restaurant chain, La Tasca. The Manchester branch however, offers weekend diners a little extra taste of Spain in the shape of their stylish basement bar, Bar De Sangria.

Open until 4am on Fridays and Saturdays, the late-night Latino-themed bar lets revellers dance the night away to the very best in salsa and Latin-American beats.