From craft beer and natural wine havens to bustling food markets, Altrincham’s food and drink scene is thriving. Recently named one of the happiest places to live in Britain, we’ve no doubt the culinary scene has had a significant role to play in the suburb’s glowing reputation.

Unsure where to start? We’ve picked out a few of our favourite spots that’ll have you covered for breakfast, lunch and dinner, along with a few of our frequent drinking holes for good measure.

Brekky at Off The Wheaten Track Deli

The friendly folk at Off The Wheaten Track will get your day off to a flyer. Should the weather permit, grab one of their delicious bagels and a coffee to go and take a wander around the nearby Stamford Park. Should the weather not permit, pull up a chair inside the charming deli and tuck into something a bit more substantial, like the no-nonsense OTW fry-up.

8, 10 Oxford Rd, Altrincham WA14 2DY
Lunch at Alty Market

Altrincham probably owes much of its recent popularity to this lively food hall. Set in the gorgeous former market house, the venue now includes some of Manchester’s most well-loved food and drink traders. Find a spot and you can pick between perfectly bubbled Neopolitan dough from Honest Crust, hearty pie and mash from Great North Pie Co., vibrant tacos from Pico’s, perfectly seared steak from Tender Cow or hefty mezze from Rubens. Even better, you can wash it all down with a crisp pint of Blackjack Brewery’s freshest.

Greenwood St, Altrincham WA14 1SA
Pomona and vintage football at Libero

Not just one of the best spots in Altrincham, but one of our favourites in all of Manchester. Libero intertwines a passion for great pints and vintage football in an effortlessly cool fashion. The end result is a cosy, charming craft beer bar, surfaces adorned with eclectic swathes of sporting memorabilia of yesteryear — think Football Italia meets Pomona Island.

Libero, 2A, Kings Court, Railway St, Altrincham
Graze on some of the city's best tapas at Porta

Porta is another that’s up there with our favourite dining spots in the city. Boasting an enviable menu that always features genuinely exciting dishes, the quality is so consistently brilliant it’s an absolute must if you’re in Altrincham. If nothing else, try the Presa Iberica with mojo verde, you can thank us later. It’s worth noting that you can’t book ahead, and it gets busy on the weekend. You can stick your name on the waiting list though and nip across the road to The Beacon (recently Pi Bar) and have a drink until you’re up.

50 Greenwood St, Altrincham WA14 1RZ
Globetrotting beers at the Belgian Bar

You’d be hard-pressed to find a better selection of pours than the lovely setting of Altrincham’s Belgian bar. With an expertly-curated, constantly rotating bottle menu of European trappists, wheats, fruit ales, darks, blondes, goldens, lambics and everything else in between, it’s a proper sanctuary for anyone after something a bit different than your usual lagers and IPAs. They also serve up some pretty magnificent gyros, if you’re somehow still hungry.

40 Greenwood St, Altrincham WA14 1RZ
Moody boozing at Mort Subite

An intimate, properly atmospheric little drinking den that was once upon a time a morgue for Altrincham Hospital. Unsurprisingly, with this kind of history, and a name that literally translates to ‘Sudden Death’ there are frequent murmurings of the place being haunted. Get past that though, and you’ll be able to tuck into another excellent collection of Belgian ales in what is surely one of Manchester’s most unique venues.

28-32 Greenwood St, Basement, Altrincham WA14 1RZ
Natty wines at Batch

For those after something more grape-based, the wonderful Batch team and their hefty selection of natural and organic wines will have you covered and then some. From crowd-pleasing reds to funky oranges there’s plenty to suit any and all palettes. The team have recently worked hard to source some insanely good Limoncello too, so give that a go while you’re in.

6, Kings Court, Railway St, Altrincham WA14 2RD
Hong Kong street food at Harcourt

Harcourt has been a stellar addition to Altrincham. The Hong Kong-style pub combines authentic street food, which includes tasty, if not a little daunting dishes like the Numbing Mala Deep Fried Squid, with a sprawling collection of craft beers from some of the UK’s best breweries.

80 Stamford New Rd, Altrincham WA14 1BS
Fri 8 Mar
Bradley Lengden
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Mon 15 Apr 2024