A Manchester institution, Sinclair’s Oyster Bar has been around since the time of the industrial revolution. As a result, it’s a charming bar and restaurant – low wooden beams and a wonderful sixteenth century décor give this restaurant real character. Specialising in a large and varied selection of seafood, Sinclair’s Oyster Bar is a venue for all occasions. Often crammed, you’ll need to fight your way to the bar to order your food and for your efforts you’ll be rewarded with a wooden spoon to place on your table. Ye Olde English down to its very core, Sinclair’s valiant attempts to cling onto its historical roots has firmly placed it on our top restaurant list. A restaurant with real character in a city convoluted with chrome and mezzanine contemporaries.