Manchester AO Arena: What restaurants are nearby and where to eat near the venue

Going to an arena concert on an empty stomach is no fun - here are five restaurants within walking distance of Manchester’s AO Arena

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Manchester’s AO Arena hosts some of the best and biggest concerts and events in the country, and is the second largest in Europe with a capacity of 21,000. However, sitting through a three-hour show on an empty stomach might take away from the experience.

Luckily, due to the arena’s convenient location at Victoria Station, there is an abundance of restaurants in the area with a great selection of cuisines from around the world. Whether you are looking for a cheaper pub meal at Wetherspoons, fast food at McDonald’s or something fancier, you can find all of it without walking too far from the venue.

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To make the search for your pre-show meal a little bit easier, we have been looking at restaurants and pubs within walking distance of AO Arena and compiled a list. Here are some restaurants near the venue.

Restaurants near Manchester AO Arena

Domino’s Pizza - Manchester Arena

Where: Ground Floor, Tempus Building, 9 Mirabel St, Cheetham Hill, Manchester M3 1NN

Open: 11am to 11pm Monday to Sunday

Located just around the corner from AO Arena, Domino’s offers a range of pizzas and dishes. Open from 11am to 11 pm every day, the proximity to the venue makes it a great option of pizza-loving concert goers.

Mamucium Manchester

Where: 6 Todd St, Manchester M3 1WU

Open: 7am to 10pm Monday to Sunday

On the fancier end of the spectrum, Mamucium is a restaurant and cocktail bar just a short walk from the arena serving a rotating menu of locally sourced food. The restaurant offers Northern favourites with a luxury twist such as soups, fish and meat dishes and puff pastry pies.

Wholesome Junkies

Where: Unit 4 Mirabel St, Manchester M3 1PJ

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Open: 11am to 9pm Monday, Thursday and Friday, 10.30am to 9pm Saturday to Sunday.

If you’re looking for an award winning vegan burger, Wholesome Junkies is for you. Established in 2017, the restaurant offers a great selection of vegan burgers and seasonal specials, as well as drinks and deserts.

Riva Blu Italian Restaurant & Bar

Where: The Corn Exchange 11 Corn Exchange, Manchester M4 3TR

Open: 12 to 10pm Monday to Wednesday, Sunday, 12 to 11pm Thursday to Saturday

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Located in the Manchester Corn Exchange, Riva Blu offers a range of Italian meals, sharing plates and starters. Located just a short walk from AO Arena, Riva Blu is guaranteed to fill your belly before the show.

Delhi House Cafe

Where: Unit 10 Exchange Sq, Manchester M4 3TR

Open: 12 to 9.30pm Monday to Thursday, Sunday, 12 to 10 pm Friday to Saturday

Delhi House Cafe offers an inventive Indian menu including both meat and vegan dishes. Just a short walk from the arena, Delhi House Cafe is the perfect place for pre-concert comfort food.

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