Kwokman Chinese Restaurant

28-32 Princess Street, M1 4LB, Tel: 0161 236 9298

Open: Drinks until 2am, food until 3:30am every night (including Sundays)

Not what it was... Once legendary, even seminal basement has now passed into a period of transition where it seems mostly concerned with serving its executive lunches and set menus. The fish in the tank seem more animated than the staff, basking in the security that no one here is likely to order them for dinner. The room is not unattractive, indeed the stairwell leading down promises a great deal more, but there is a sense that the guiding hand has long gone. And it is five years since Mr Lai himself was involved. Shame

Tiger Tiger

The Printworks, M4 1VV, Tel: 0161 385 8080

Open: Friday and Saturday till 3am

Hard Rock Café

The Printworks, Exchange Square, M4 2BS, Tel: 0161 831 6700

Open: Friday and Saturday till 2am

The original American theme restaurant, has now landed in Manchester, situated at the brand new Printworks eating and drinking extravaganza. Serving up all the favourites you could only previously have in London, Friday and Saturday nights see it jam packed with a wide variety of hungry socialites.

Norweigan Blue

The Printworks, M4 1VV, Tel: 0161 839 1451

Open: Wednesday to Saturday till 2am

The first Norweigan restaurant in the city, with striking décor and a typically scandinavian menu.

Pearl City

33 George Street, M1 4HQ, Tel: 0161 228 7683

Open: Friday and Saturday, Drinks till 2am and food till 3:30am

For a full list of all Manchester Restaurants, visit Virtual Manchester Restaurant Guide