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Welcome to Confidential Guides. Here you’ll find the best food, drink and things to do in the North.

Manchester Central is a Confidential Guides recommended Christmas party venue.

Manchester Central

Manchester City Centre Events Venues
The cheese and meat sharing board at Haunt - a recommended wine bar and coffee shop in Manchester city centre.

Haunt

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - European
Dining at Pendergast's Steakhouse, Warrington

Pendergast’s Steakhouse

Warrington Restaurant - British
A negroni and passion star martini at Cicchetti

Cicchetti

Deansgate Restaurant - Italian
Cocktail served at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Manchester

Hyatt Regency Hotel Manchester

Oxford Road Hotel
One of the dishes served at Oxa, a modern British restaurant on the Wirral, Merseyside.

OXA

Oxton Restaurant - Modern British
Lamb Laziz at Zouk, Manchester

Zouk

Oxford Road Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

Exhibition

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Global
The Bridge, a hotel and restaurant in Prestbury, Cheshire

The Bridge

Prestbury Hotel
Exterior of the restaurant Alfredo's Social with its famous clock

Alfredo’s Social

Stockport Town Centre Restaurant

Dog friendly hotels in Liverpool

Opera Grill

Chester Restaurant - Global

Riva Blu Liverpool

Cavern Quarter Restaurant - Italian
Roast dinner and a pint at 11 Central in Mediacity Manchester.

11 Central

Salford Quays Bars

San Carlo Liverpool

Cavern Quarter Restaurant - Italian

New restaurants and bars on Confidential Guides

The Ropewalks Hotel is a dog-friendly hotel in Liverpool.

Ropewalks Hotel

Ropewalks Hotel

Boutique 56

Liverpool City Centre Hotel
Hope Street Hotel is a dog friendly hotel in Liverpool.

Hope Street Hotel

Georgian Quarter Hotel
One of the dishes served at Kambuja in Marple - one of the few Cambodian restaurants in the North.

Kambuja

Marple Restaurant - Cambodian

Malmaison Deansgate Bar & Grill

Manchester City Centre Restaurant

The Alan Hotel

Manchester City Centre Hotel
The exterior of The Beatles Story museum in Liverpool

The Beatles Story

Albert Dock Museums
Ground floor lounge and bar area at Leonardo Hotel Manchester Central

Leonardo Hotel Manchester Central

Manchester City Centre Hotel

The best record shops in Liverpool

One of the dishes served at MUSU in Manchester

MUSU

Spinningfields Restaurant - Japanese

Malmaison Liverpool Bar & Grill

Princes Dock Restaurant - American
The rooms at The Maldron Hotel, Manchester City Centre

Maldron Hotel Manchester City Centre

Manchester City Centre Hotel
Downstairs lobby at Clayton Hotel Manchester

Clayton Hotel Manchester

Manchester City Centre Hotel

Manchester Piccadilly Hotel

Manchester City Centre Hotel
Artwork by British-Indian sculptor Anish Kapoor at Tate Liverpool

Tate Liverpool

Albert Dock Art Galleries

Where to celebrate Father’s Day in Manchester

Beef tataki at Sora Manchester, a rooftop bar and restaurant in Malmaison Deansgate

Sora Manchester

Manchester City Centre Restaurant
Stunning views from the living room at Hyatt House aparthotel in Manchester

Hyatt House

Oxford Road Hotel

Malmaison Manchester Deansgate

Manchester City Centre Hotel
Tom Barnes of Skof, Manchester's new fine dining restaurant

Skof

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Modern British
Evuna

Evuna Manchester NQ

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Spanish
The famous arches and stage of the Cavern Club in Liverpool

The Cavern Club

Cavern Quarter Historic Buildings & Sites
Infinity Apartments in Liverpool are great for large groups

Infinity Apartments

Liverpool City Centre Hotel
Premier Suites in Liverpool is dog-friendly for those staying for 29 nights or more.

Premier Suites Liverpool

Liverpool City Centre Hotel

5 water parks and leisure pools in Manchester and the North West

Wrights Fish & Chip Shop

Greater Manchester Restaurant - British
One of the holes at Golf Fang Liverpool, a crazy golf bar in the city centre.

Golf Fang Liverpool

Baltic Triangle Activities

Taylor Town: A Swiftie’s guide to Liverpool

The infinity pool at King Street Townhouse - one of the coolest hotels near Manchester Arena

King Street Townhouse

Manchester City Centre Hotel
Roomzzz Manchester Victoria Sovereign Suite Spiral Staircase

Roomzzz Manchester Victoria

Manchester City Centre Hotel
Quest Apartments are a dog-friendly place to stay in Liverpool.

Quest Apartment Hotel Liverpool

Liverpool City Centre Hotel
Manchester River Cruises Pirates and Mermaids - a recommended half-term day out in Manchester.

Manchester River Cruises

Salford Quays Activities

Girls on tour: the best places for a Manchester hen do

Malmaison Liverpool

Princes Dock Hotel

Atlas Bar

Manchester City Centre Bars

Malmaison Manchester Piccadilly

Piccadilly Hotel

The Pen & Pencil

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Global
Tapas dishes at Evuna, a Spanish restaurant in Knutsford, Cheshire

Evuna Knutsford

Knutsford Restaurant
Puri grazing platter at Indian Tiffin Room Liverpool

Indian Tiffin Room Liverpool

Ropewalks Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

Motel One Royal Exchange

Manchester City Centre Hotel

Pattersons at Escape to Freight Island

Piccadilly Restaurant - American
A bedroom at Yotel Manchester Deansgate.

Yotel Manchester Deansgate

Manchester City Centre Hotel
Almost Famous Brunch

Almost Famous Liverpool

Ropewalks Restaurant - American

Where to watch the Euros 2024 in Liverpool

One of the rooms at Leven Hotel in Manchester city centre

Leven Hotel Manchester

Gay Village Hotel
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Rogan & Co.

Cumbria Restaurant - Modern British
A bedroom at Dakota Manchester, a hotel in the Northern Quarter, Manchester.

Dakota Manchester

Piccadilly Hotel

Staycity Aparthotel Waterfront

Albert Dock Hotel

Race day eats: Where to refuel after the Great Manchester Run

The XOXO best-selling cocktail at Shady Duck

Shady Duck

Liverpool City Centre Bars
Freight Island in spring / summer

Freight Island

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Global
Inside The Palm House at Sefton Park in Liverpool

Sefton Park

Sefton Park Parks & Gardens
The Vicarage, a hotel and restaurant in Cheshire

The Vicarage

Holmes Chapel Hotel
Sunset at Australasia in Manchester city centre

Australasia

Spinningfields Restaurant - Pan Asian

Federation Gym

Northern Quarter Gyms

BAB NQ

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Middle Eastern
Man demonstrating a lunge on a reformer pilates machine at Runway Pilates Manchester

Runway Pilates Manchester

Northern Quarter Gyms

Rays for days: the best beer gardens and roof terraces in Manchester

Church Street by Supercity Aparthotels

Northern Quarter Hotel
Loft apartment at Roomzzz Manchester City

Roomzzz Manchester City

Chinatown (Manchester) Hotel
Steak at San Carlo - one of the Hot 50 Restaurants in Manchester for March.

San Carlo Manchester

Deansgate Restaurant - Italian
A selection of the small plates at Voyagers, one of Liverpool's most exciting new restaurants for 2024.

Voyagers

Ropewalks Restaurant - Global
One of the suites at Residence Inn by Marriott Manchester Piccadilly

Residence Inn by Marriott Manchester Piccadilly

Piccadilly Hotel
Grilled prawns with chilli, lime & coconut sauce at The Burbs restaurant in Heaton Moor

The ‘Burbs

Heaton Moor Restaurant

Access all eras: the best Liverpool vintage shops

Evuna Manchester Deansgate

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Spanish
The Bells of Peover, a country pub in Cheshire, just south of Knutsford

The Bells of Peover

Knutsford Restaurant
Sunday lunch at Founder's Hall on Albert Square, Manchester city centre.

Founder’s Hall

Manchester City Centre Pubs

Malmaison Manchester Piccadilly Bar & Grill

Piccadilly Restaurant - American

Malmaison Manchester Spa

Piccadilly Spas

Pattersons

Ropewalks Restaurant - American

Piccolino Didsbury

Didsbury Restaurant - Italian
Christmas at Down the Hatch in Liverpool

Down The Hatch

Ropewalks Restaurant - Vegan

Grade A bantam action: The best fried chicken in Manchester

Piccolino Caffe Grande Manchester

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Italian

Bury Market

Bury Markets

Dog friendly hotels in Liverpool

A burger at Almost Famous Withington

Almost Famous Withington

Withington Restaurant

Hotel Anfield

Anfield Hotel
Christmas at Liverpool Gin Distillery

Liverpool Gin Distillery

Liverpool City Centre Bars
Halle St Peter's on Cutting Room Square - a rehearsal space and concert venue in Ancoats, Manchester

Hallé St Peter’s

Ancoats Music Venues

New restaurants and bars on Confidential Guides

The Restaurant Bar & Grill Liverpool

Liverpool City Centre Restaurant - Global
Neon showtime sign at Hope Mill Theatre in Ancoats, Manchester

Hope Mill Theatre

Ancoats Theatres
San Carlo Bottega in Selfridges, Manchester

Bottega

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Italian
Bar at Gusto Manchester

Gusto Italian Manchester

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Italian
The whimsical Flamingo Room - one of the party suites at The Shankly Hotel in Liverpool

The Shankly Hotel

Liverpool City Centre Hotel
Bedroom at Manchester Hall with roll-top bath - a romantic Manchester hotel for Valentine's day.

Manchester Hall

Deansgate Hotel
Dakota Grill Manchester Lamb Rump

Dakota Grill Manchester

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Modern British
The Halyard at Ropewalks, a hotel in Liverpool

The Halyard

Ropewalks Hotel
San Carlo Gran Cafe Manchester, Raspberry Tart

San Carlo Gran Cafe

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Italian

Happy Days Apartments

Liverpool City Centre Hotel

The best record shops in Liverpool

The terrace at Seven Brothers Middlewood Locks

Seven Bro7hers Middlewood Locks

Media City Restaurant - American

Henrock

Cumbria Restaurant - Modern British
Trophies and famous football shirts on display at the Liverpool FC stadium tour.

Liverpool Football Club Stadium Tour

Anfield Tours
Oysters from Climat, Manchester.

Climat

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Modern British

Where to celebrate Father’s Day in Manchester

City Wine Bar & Kitchen

Business District (Liverpool) Restaurant
The sauna at King Street Townhouse Gym and Spa

King Street Townhouse Gym & Spa

Manchester City Centre Spas
Bottomless brunch at Almost Famous

Almost Famous Great Northern

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - American
Coconut, passion fruit & banana from Restaurant 8 in Liverpool

Restaurant 8

Cavern Quarter Restaurant - Modern British
Garlic bread from Ciaooo Loaded Garlic Bread - a recommended street food takeaway in Manchester city centre.

Ciaooo Loaded Garlic Bread

Northern Quarter Restaurant
Awesome HQ Chicken Halloumi Burger Almost Famous Manchester Northern Quarter

Almost Famous NQ

Northern Quarter Restaurant - American
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