Business Meetings in Manchester, where to eat and sleep.
Manchester is a metropolitan city situated 2 hours from London. It is the birthplace of the industrial revolution and home to the largest club football stadium in the UK, Old Trafford (Manchester United's football ground). With the third largest airport in the UK and the busiest airport outside London, it's no surprise Manchester is one of the most exciting places to visit in the UK right now.
Manchester is quickly becoming a hotspot for new businesses, with the number of companies soaring in the last four years. Statistics from the ONS show that as of 2018, there are 23,845 businesses in Manchester - a 58% rise from 15,060 in 2014.
With its bustling city centre jam-packed with hotels, restaurants, galleries, museums and much more, it's easy to get overwhelmed in this big city! We've got some recommendations on the best places to eat and sleep when having business meetings in Manchester.
Where To Stay
Manchester offers a wide range of accommodation, from hostels to luxury five-star hotels, whatever your budget, there's something to suit everyone.
King Street Townhouse
Part of the Eclectic Hotel Collection, the Kings Street Townhouse is rich with Italian renaissance history. This impressive hotel is number 1 out of 122 hotels in Manchester on TripAdvisor, boasting a five-star rating as well as a Certificate of Excellence. With a sixth-floor bar terrace, south-facing rooms and suites, and a rooftop pool, this hotel oozes sophistication and is the perfect setting to close a business deal.
Hotel Indigo Manchester - Victoria Station
The Hotel Indigo is situated a short distance from Manchester's city centre and a few steps from Manchester Victoria station. A blend of the city's Victorian and Industrial past with a hint of contemporary, Hotel Indigo has a laid-back Bohemian feel to it. A fantastic hotel with a five-star TripAdvisor rating, this one is definitely worth a stay.
The Cow Hollow Hotel
This cool, hip boutique hotel is set in a fully restored Victorian warehouse, and sits within Manchester's Northern Quarter, a mere 500 meters from Manchester Piccadilly Train Station. This boutique hotel features 16 outstanding rooms, each with a huge, super-comfortable bed complete with goose down duvets and pillows, large rainfall shower, NETFLIX access with Smart TV, complimentary hot drinks and much more. The perfect place to stay when hustling through business deals.
Where To Dine
As one of the UK's most exciting foodie destinations, Manchester has an extensive culinary scene to suit every taste bud. With a thriving food and drink culture, there are numerous restaurants, gastropubs, bars and cafes opening up every week, but which one should you choose for your next business meeting?
Fazenda Rodizio Bar & Grill
Fazenda Manchester blends together all the tradition behind the unique Brazilian way of serving, keeping the tradition alive and sharing the history of the gaucho heritage. Guests can indulge in the freshly-grilled meats, churrascaria-style carved at the table by the passadores. Complimenting the fine South American food is Fazenda's comprehensive selection of Argentinian and Brazilian wines. This high-end restaurant also features three luxurious private rooms perfect for business meetings.
Peter Street Kitchen
The Peter Street Kitchen offers exquisite small plates of contemporary Japanese and Mexican cuisine, complimented by fine wines, sake and cocktails. With the two served together in what may seem an unlikely pairing, this fine dining restaurant showcases the complimenting flavours and ingredients of both cuisines. The Peter Street Kitchen offers alternative experiences in the Rikyu Lounge along with private dining experiences.
This British steakhouse and cocktail bar is located in a late Victorian courthouse on Deangate, and is said to have the best steaks in Manchester. With a menu consisting of ethically-reared beef, grass-fed native cattle, sustainable seafood caught off the British coast and seasonal fruits and vegetables, this restaurant's menu revolves around using the best ingredients they can find. Locally brewed beers, original cocktails and select wines accompany the selection of dishes on offer.
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