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Printworks is a buzzing entertainment complex situated 2 minutes' walk away from the AO Arena, featuring some of the UK's leading brands for dining, drinks, and live entertainment. With 20+ hospitality and leisure venues, Printworks is the ideal place to enjoy a meal or drinks before or after a show.

Corn Exchange

The Corn Exchange is 2 minutes' walk from the Arena and is home to a 114 room Aparthotel, and 13 restaurants offering a wide range of food from around the globe. From vegan and vegetarian, to halal options, cocktails and kids deals too there’s a flavour and menu for everyone.


Since opening in 2010, Manchester's San Carlo Cicchetti (pronounced chi-ket-tee) has firmly established itself as a hit dining destination. The chic dining venue and bar is located opposite its sister restaurant San Carlo, just off Deansgate on King Street West. Quickly gaining a loyal following, Cicchetti has received several '5 star' reviews from revered food critics.

San Carlo

Recently named Britain's Coolest Restaurant, Manchester's San Carlo on King Street West has become firmly established as the city's favourite restaurant. Renowned for its fantastic, authentic Italian food, stunning setting and celebrity following. Located just off Deansgate, San Carlo is the perfect setting for pre/post event drinks, light bites or dinner and cocktails with friends and family.