Making a Reservation

We are a very small restaurant and our tables are kept unreserved so we can accommodate anyone who visits us. You may have to wait, depending on what time of day you visit, but we’ll always be able to find you a table. If there’s a wait when you arrive, we will find you a comfortable place to wait where you can have a tipple until your table’s ready.

Groups & Large Groups

We only take reservations for groups of 6 or more.  Smaller groups are always welcome to walk in.  For bookings, we may politely ask for the table back in two hours – which should be more than enough time to enjoy a meal with us.  If you’re planning to bring a large group of 12 or more people, please call us 0n 0161 272 8474, we require a minimum of 48 hours notice.


We’ll try our best to accommodate any requests made in the booking notes, but unfortunately, we can’t guarantee it. If you have a specific request or question, please email us.


We don’t take any reservations for the outdoor tables & chill-out areas. Sorry.


Please note that we can only hold your reservation for 15 minutes.

Make a Reservation

Your Name *

Your Email Address *

Your Phone Number *

Number of People
(We now only accept reservation for groups of 6 people or more) *

Reservation Date *

Time-slot *

Additional Details

Find Us


149A Great Ancoats Street
M4 6DH

Opening Hours

  • Mon11:00am - 11:00pm
  • Tue - Thur11:00am - 11:00pm
  • Friday12:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Saturday09:00am - 00:00am
  • Sunday09:00am - 11:00pm

About Us

Our ethos here at Vivid Thai Kitchen is simple – to provide you with a warm welcome and the best food possible.

Whether you are looking for a new Thai breakfast experience, a tasty noodle soup, or a fantastic Thai meal, our menu will not disappoint.

Our Master Butcher J.W.Mettricks supplies us with all the meat on our menu. It’s locally sourced, environmentally sensitive, produced to the highest-welfare standards and matured traditionally, resulting in tender succulent meat with unbeatable flavour.

On the drinks list meanwhile, we offer a number of local beers and organic wines, with coffees and teas to help you start your day, or relax mid-afternoon with one of our delicious home-made brownies and cakes.

In the kitchen, we boast the best chefs around. Our Thai food is authentic, from the heart and gets a resounding thumbs up from everyone.

Voted one of best Thai Eatery in Greater Manchester by the Manchester Evening News, featured in The Guardian and hailed as one of the top hidden gems in the city by food bloggers, we have a loyal and growing customer base.

See some of the fantastic comments from happy diners and restaurant reviews below, or come and see for yourself! Pop in any time – booking in advance is recommended on a Friday and Saturday night./>


Walk a little outside the city centre and you’ll be rewarded with authentic Thai food, an invigorating atmosphere and top service – all at reasonable prices.

Kelly, Tasting Britain

Vivid Lounge has.. the ambience of those chilled unique little places that you stumble across by accident. The places that surprise and enchant.

Stephanie, Northern Soul

The fish cakes were delightful, the sweet chilli sauce was incredible, the best I’ve had possibly ever. The massaman is what will keep me coming back here time and time again.

Keeley, Phat Cupcake

I genuinely am overjoyed to have discovered this little Ancoats gem, and will be recommending it to everyone coming to Manchester who is looking for breakfasts, coffee and cakes, and of course, Thai food. Ten out of ten!

Emma – What Emma Did

Vivid Lounge is a lovely hidden place, and its welcome, its happy atmosphere and the great food, make it a great place to settle for hours at a time. Take a short walk away from the city centre. You might find something a little different.

Charlie, Gin Fuelled Blue Stocking

Exceptional food at a good price.

Shindigger Brewing Company

Vivid Lounge, you do a great job fuelling us through our volunteer days by providing tasty lunches!

Ancoats Canal Project

So lucky to have lush cafe Vivid as our local.


Pork satay skewers and Thai salad simply amazing. Great value too. Thanks.


I have just eaten the best Thai food I have ever had in Manchester at Vivid Lounge.


I couldn’t function in the morning, without my daily Hazelnut Latte =).

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The most authentic beef massaman curry – Thai heaven!


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