Manchester has a long, rich history that dates all the way back to when the Roman army built a wooden fort around 80 AD, before being rebuilt in stone around 200 AD. From then on, Manchester (or Mumician as it was formerly known) became a marketplace for food, clothes and wine. Fast forward nearly 2,000 years and Manchester’s foundations are still deeply rooted in celebrating good food and wine. With hundreds of amazing restaurants dotted across Manchester city centre, there’s always somewhere new to try – even for the most discerning of Mancunian foodies! Manchester also has a great industrial heritage, with Castlefield’s 18th-century canal system and the Salford Quays dockyards representing the city’s olden days of textile production. Nowadays Manchester has modernised significantly while still remaining true to its prosperous history and stunning architecture – and you can see those regal remnants in the flesh at multiple restaurants around Manchester’s city centre.