Manchester boasts a plethora of dining options, varying from the very finest cuisine to the cheap and cheerful bite. Competition is therefore rife, making it paramount in such a word-of-mouth dependent industry that restaurants embrace the opportunities social media platforms present.
Although far and away from being the only means of measuring social media activity, sheer number of Twitter followers is one of the most common ways of measuring digital success, as it indicates the potential reach of posts. We have therefore compiled a rundown of the most followed eateries in Manchester, see what you think…
20. The Northern Quarter Restaurant and Bar
Priding itself on fine dining and a relaxing atmosphere, this NQ hotspot now has an impressive 2,600 followers. The Twitter account is heavily used with a fun and young theme throughout, a great approach towards social media.
19. Yang Sing
Manchester’s premier Cantonese and private dining restaurant has been at the heart of our city for almost 40 years, so they know their food! They currently have over 2,600 followers, showing they also know their digital, the future is bright!!
18. Vermilion & Cinnebar
Let’s make this simple, one of the coolest restaurants in the whole of Manchester. Specialising in Asian fusion cuisine, with ultra-chic decor to match, Vermilion offer a completely unique experience. Their Twitter account is also very well done, boasting over 2,700 followers.
17. Café Istanbul
Manchester’s longest standing quality Turkish restaurant. It brings that exciting atmosphere across the continent, making Café Istanbul is a real gem. The food is sublime, and with just shy of 2,800 followers, this is a restaurant with one eye firmly on digital marketing.
16. James Martin Manchester
With a following of over 2,900, James Martin MCR give themselves a great platform to promote their ‘Best of British’ theme. In a nation perhaps lacking in pride for it’s cuisine, it is refreshing to see it embraced. James Martin is renowned for quality food, and his Manchester branch is no exception.
15. Croma Pizza Manchester
Offering a lively and welcoming atmosphere and based in the city centre, Croma have a lot going for them. Combine this with great Italian food and an extensive digital presence – over 2,900 followers – they’re on to a winner! Croma now have six restaurants across the UK, watch this space.
14. 47 King St. West
Renowned as one of the finest in Manchester, 47 King St. West is a hotspot for the rich and famous. With food maestro Rod Francis behind the cuisine, you’re promised a dining experience like no other and with a Twitter following just shy of 3000, they promise to grow even more popular.
13. The French
Housed in the famous Midland Hotel, The French strikes the perfect balance between heritage and progressive cuisine. Now under the guidance of Simon Rogan and with over 3,100 followers, this prestigious restaurant seems sure to go from strength to strength.
12. Taurus Bar
Based in Manchester’s Gay Village, this multi-award winning bar and restaurant now has a following verging on 3,200. It’s vibrant feel makes it a must see in the city, and based in an area well away from the majority of top Manchester restaurants, if you’re near by you need to check it out
11. Market Restaurant
This original northern quarter restaurant is one of the oldest and well known in Manchester. It’s commitment to quality ingredients and atmosphere against menu length has won the stomachs of many, leading to the current mark of 3,300 followers.
10. The Spice Club
Dubbed ‘Manchester’s first secret supper club’, The Spice Club serves up delightful portions of home-style healthy food. The restaurant also has a great website and interesting Twitter profile boasting almost 3,400 followers, surely worth a visit?
9. The Horse & Jockey
Located on the picturesque Chorlton Green, this traditional pub offers something different to the majority of this compilation. A family feel and ample traditional ales, what’s not to like? Not a lot, if you listen to a staggering 3,700 followers – not bad for the village pub!
8. Restaurant Bar & Grill
Ideally located in the heart of the city centre near Albert Square, RBG Manchester have racked up an impressive 4,200 followers to date, placing them at number 8 in our countdown. They have a sophisticated website and a classy Twitter to match; ideal for large parties.
7. Simple Bar & Kitchen
Nestled at the heart of the Northern Quarter, Simple offer the perfect restaurant and bar hybrid. The relaxing atmosphere they have created since opening the doors in 2001, along with a fun and charismatic feel explains the amazing 4,350 followers they’ve drawn in. Simple is the perfect place for young professionals in search of a cool hangout!!
‘The home of Punjabi cooking’ EastZEast is undoubtedly one of the hottest spots in the city centre, creating a classy reputation combining style and substance, even free valet parking! The Forever Digital client now boasts an impressive new website and heavy social media presence, with 4,000 fans on Facebook and a cool 6,000 on Twitter.
4. The Living Room
Established in 1999 and situated in the sought- after Deansgate, The Living Room has a lot going for it. The dishes are presented beautifully, the Twitter account is extremely slick, and the surroundings are stylish to put it mildly. With a cool 6,500 followers, they must be doing something right, go and see for yourself
3. Teacup Kitchen
Into the final three, and time to step things up a notch. Starting with Teacup Kitchen, who don’t just have a few more followers than those before them, but nearly double at 11,600! Clever marketing and a light-hearted feel are the secrets behind success here, proving that Manchester can be fun as well as classy.
2. Luck Lust Liquor & Burn
Officially voted the 12th coolest restaurant UK wide, and that says about all you need to know. No pretentiousness here, but still a place to chill and eat some decent food. As a result, LLL&B have an incredible 13,600 followers, proving that social
media is very cool indeed!
Here we are then, number 1 on our countdown, and what a restaurant to top off the list. Owned by Manchester United star Rio Ferdinand, Rosso is a home from home for many, including a number of big names. It is elegant, suave, and ideally located in the centre, all leading to a staggering following of 48,000.!
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