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The exterior of The Hinchcliffe Arms - a country pub in Hebden Bridge led by chef Robert Owen Brown

The Hinchliffe Arms

West Yorkshire British

The Hinchliffe Arms delivers full-on British food with flair and imagination. Putting the goodness of earth, river and sea on...

The Three Fishes - Restaurant Exterior

The Three Fishes

Lancashire British

The Three Fishes at Mitton is in the heart of the beautiful Ribble Valley in Lancashire. Expect an immaculate whitewashed...

Another Hand

Manchester City Centre British

From the team that brought you 3 Hands Deli, Another Hand opened in February 2022 in the unit just next...

Wrights Fish & Chip Shop

Greater Manchester British

This neon-lit, old-school tiled chippy on Cross Street is owned by local couple Trisha and Marcus and has plenty of...

Wandering Palate

Salford British

"Purveyors of fine wine and indulgencies" is how Emma and Will Evans describe their place and, as a neighbourhood deli,...

Outdoor terrace seating at One 88 Kitchen & Bar in Whitefield, owned by chef-patron David Gale.

One 88 Kitchen & Bar

Whitefield British

Spot-on bistro food in the 'burbs by a steady hand is what you'll find at One 88 Kitchen & Bar....

Tables set up outside the bright yellow Chippy on Burton Road - one of the classiest fish and chip shops in Greater Manchester

The Chippy on Burton Road

Greater Manchester British

The Chippy on Burton Road might be the classiest fish and chip shop in Greater Manchester. Alongside their sustainably sourced...

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Inside The White Swan at Fence - a Michelin star restaurant near Burnley from local chef Tom Parker

The White Swan at Fence

Lancashire British

Some folk in the village still refer to The White Swan at Fence as The Mucky Duck and you can...

Carnival at Escape to Freight Island

Manchester City Centre British

A real celebration of open fire cooking, Carnival happens around a Chef’s table where all diners have a view of...

Oats And Honey

Salford British

Whatever it is you're after, "social sustainable store" Oats And Honey is likely to have it – from Aloë earrings...

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One of the dishes served at The Cartford Inn - a restaurant with rooms near Preston in Lancashire

The Cartford Inn

Lancashire British

This historic coaching house serves adventurous British pub food in poetic configurations. Cooking is by mushroom forager and head chef,...

The Angel at Hetton

North Yorkshire British

One of the stars of TV’s The Trip with Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan - and awarded a Michelin star...

Edinburgh Castle Manchester Table

Edinburgh Castle

Manchester City Centre British

The Edinburgh Castle is a fortification for fortifying yourself, full of hearty British fare. This defence against hunger has two...

Treehouse Cafe in Salford

Treehouse Café

Salford British

Salford independent the Treehouse Cafe is the sort of picture-perfect coffee house you frequently see on Instagram but rarely stumble...

One of the colourful dishes served at the Ox Club restaurant in Leeds city centre.

Ox Club

West Yorkshire British

The Ox Club offers sumptuous, grill-based cooked from the Belgrave gang.

One of the meat dishes served at The Lime Tree in West Didsbury: a Confidential Guides recommended restaurant

The Lime Tree

Manchester British

The restaurant business is a fickle beast, so the fact that The Lime Tree has been going strong now for...

The exterior of Isca in Levenshulme, which specialises in natural wines and organic food

Isca

Manchester British

Isca is a natural wine bar and shop on an unassuming street in Levenshulme, brought to you by Caroline Dubois (sommelier...

Gallery Cafe Manchester Cakes

The Gallery Cafe

Manchester City Centre British

Not just somewhere to take the weight off after peering at all the Lowrys and Valettes, The Gallery Cafe at...

The exterior of Sam's Chop House - a Victorian-style British pub and restaurant in Manchester city centre

Sam’s Chop House

Manchester City Centre British

The acclaimed and atmospheric Sam's Chop House serves British classics from a kitchen where flavour is king. Part of the...

Afternoon tea at Richmond Tea Rooms, Manchester

Richmond Tea Rooms

Manchester City Centre British

If this isn't an excuse to pop on your best frock (or bib'n'tucker), we don't know what is. An award-winning...

Afternoon Tea at King Street Tavern manchester

King Street Tavern

Manchester City Centre British

Part of the King Street Townhouse hotel, with its luxe bedrooms and rooftop terrace boasting infinity pool and views of...

Freshly baked doughnuts made in-house at Blanchflower in Altrincham

Blanchflower

Trafford British

'Create, don't curate' is Blanchflower's motto and to that end, much of their produce is made in-house.

Battered squid rings from Hip Hop Chip Shop, the maverick fish and chip restaurant in Ancoats

The Hip Hop Chip Shop

Manchester City Centre British

A National Fish & Chip Award winner, the Manchester street food heroes opened up their first bricks 'n' mortar outlet...

Siop Shop

Northern Quarter British

Head to this Welsh-inspired daytime cafe for "gwasanaethau coffi a thoes", or coffee and pastry services – listed on Facebook...

Figs take centre stage in this dish from Erst restaurant in Ancoats.

Erst

Manchester City Centre British

"Yet more small plates in Ancoats?" we hear you cry. Well yes, but trust us, Erst is worth your attention....

On the menu at The Ivy Spinningfields, Manchester

The Ivy Manchester

Spinningfields British

The Ivy Manchester is an exuberant over-the-top place that’s perfect for glamming up and going out. The décor is wild...

Pieminister Liverpool

Merseyside British

Pieminister was born in Bristol in 2003, the not-so-pie-in-the-sky idea of two mates, Tristan Hogg and Jon Simon, who decided...

Chicken of Aragon pie, available at Pieminister

Pieminister Manchester Deansgate

Manchester City Centre British

Pieminister was born in Bristol in 2003, the not-so-pie-in-the-sky idea of two mates, Tristan Hogg and Jon Simon, who decided...

Ate Days A Week

Manchester City Centre British

If it's a pie you're after, and especially a pie with a punning name, then you've come to the right...

The Welsford Bistro

Merseyside British

Scoffing your brekkie in Britain's largest cathedral might leave you speechless, so it's just as well you don't have to...

Owens Restaurant and Bar Ramsbottom Manchester Roast Dinner

Owens Restaurant & Bar

Ramsbottom British

Owens Restaurant & Bar is a popular place in Ramsbottom, just opposite the train station and handy for a family...

Ham sandwich, chips and soup as served at The Clarence - a Confidential Guides recommended pub in Bury

The Clarence

Greater Manchester British

The décor doesn’t stray far from the original in The Clarence - a large, comfortable pub dating back to 1905....

The Fountain House

Manchester City Centre British

The Fountain House is the newest lodger of the Gothic-arched Memorial Hall sitting one corner of Albert Square, and its...

The Angel Pub Manchester

The Angel

Manchester City Centre British

We had an internal debate about whether to class The Angel on Rochdale Road as part of the city centre,...

Inside Hearth of the Ram, one of Confidential Guides' recommended places to eat in Ramsbottom.

Hearth of the Ram

Ramsbottom British

Hearth of the Ram offers extraordinary pub food that reinvents classic local flavours. Head here for confident cooking in a...

Cowshed

Merseyside British

If you don't like being told what to do, then Cowshed is probably not for you. The self-described beefhouse (as...

Guests enjoying a sunny evening in Levenshulme at The Klondyke Club social club

The Klondyke Club

Manchester British

No round-up of Levenshulme’s social spaces could exclude The Klondyke Club AKA The Levenshulme Bowling and Social Club. This century-old...

Bicycles outside Inspire Cafe which is part of Levenshulme Inspire, a busy community centre housed in a former church.

Inspire Cafe

Manchester British

Inspire Cafe is an inclusive, relaxed gem of a community cafe housed in a former church in Levenshulme. It serves...

Exterior of the Strawbury Duck, a traditional country pub with rooms in Entwistle, Bolton

The Strawbury Duck

Greater Manchester British

The Strawbury Duck is a traditional country pub near Entwistle reservoir with a solid reputation amongst Boltonians for its home-cooked...

No 4 Dine and Wine Manchester

No4 Dine & Wine

Manchester British

No4 Dine & Wine is a place apart. It is in Manchester but somehow not in Manchester. It is in...

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The exterior of Hawksmoor Manchester on Deansgate - the first Hawksmoor to open outside of London

Hawksmoor

Manchester City Centre British

The best steakhouse in the North. Opening on Deansgate in 2015, the first Hawksmoor steakhouse outside of London is a...

Enjoy an alfresco drink on Saison bar's pavement terrace on Burton Road in West Didsbury

Saison

Greater Manchester British

Sister of Chorlton favourite Dulcimer, Saison is a cosy bar offering a wide range of craft beer and spirits. They...

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Gastropub the Freemasons at Wiswell is situated in the picturesque Ribble Valley in Lancashire

Freemasons at Wiswell

Lancashire British

Cooking goes from strength to strength at the Freemasons at Wiswell in Lancashire's Ribble Valley. Roaring fires, cast-iron fireplaces and...

One of the dishes served at Aiden Byrne's gastropub The Church Green in Lymm, Cheshire

The Church Green

Cheshire British

The Church Green is Aiden Byrne's countryside pub where excellent meat comes as standard. Fifty ounce tomahawk, for example, and...

The Marble Arch Pub Manchester

The Marble Arch

Manchester City Centre British

The Marble Arch is a pub. George Orwell may have named his ideal (and imaginary) pub The Moon Under Water...

Battered oyster served at Hooked on the Heath, a recommended fish and chip shop in Knutsford.

Hooked on the Heath

Cheshire British

Hooked on the Heath is an upmarket chippy in a former public toilet block in Knutsford. Co-owner Craig Buckley has...

Northern Soul Manchester Toastie

Northern Soul Manchester Northern Quarter

Northern Quarter British

"Banging out killer eats and rare soul beats" seems to have done the trick as, where once there was one...

One of the fine-dining dishes served at James Martin in Manchester city centre.

James Martin

Manchester City Centre British

A fine-dining restaurant inside a casino with a celeb chef name above the door? Alarm bells. Yes, James Martin has...

Mr Thomas's Chop House

Mr Thomas’s Chop House

Greater Manchester British

Thomas Studd and his wife Sarah established their Chop House in booming Cottonopolis in 1867, and it's still going strong,...

Interior of The Galloping Major Cheadle

The Galloping Major

Stockport British

Three-course dining in the middle of the local park - lucky are the residents of Cheadle that they have The...

Off The Hook

Trafford British

Starting out as a pop-up, as so many of the region's best-loved brands did, Off The Hook is now a...

The colourful interior of Station Hop bar on Stockport Road in Levenshulme, Manchester

Station Hop

Manchester British

Another CAMRA award-winning boozer on Stockport Road to add to Levenshulme’s enviable drinking scene. Station Hop is a gorgeous, colourful...

The Baum Rochdale

The Baum

Rochdale British

Situated in Rochdale’s Toad Lane conservation area, The Baum is a traditional pub that has one foot firmly in the...

Red chairs in the window of the stylish Jane Eyre bar and restaurant in Ancoats

The Jane Eyre

Manchester City Centre British

The Jane Eyre is a self-styled ‘neighbourhood bar’ offering seasonal food, classic cocktails and local beers. Presided over by Eyre siblings...

One of the dishes served at Andrew Nutter's gastropub Bird At Birtle, on the edge of the Lancashire moors

Bird At Birtle

Rochdale British

The big, first-floor window at the rear of Andrew Nutter's Bird At Birtle frames the moors – and this gastropub,...

The Waggon at Birtle

Rochdale British

Lovingly restored from, by all accounts, a wreck of a pub, The Waggon at Birtle now finds itself listed in...

Northern Soul Manchester

Northern Soul Manchester Piccadilly

Manchester City Centre British

"Banging out killer eats and rare soul beats" seems to have done the trick as, where once there was one...

The Bookbinder

Merseyside British

As a "neighbourhood pub, wine bar and eatery" The Bookbinder manages to straddle all three quite different roles: well-kept cask...

Fish, chips and mushy peas from Tommy's Fish & Chip Shop in Heywood, Greater Manchester

Tommy’s Fish & Chip Shop

Greater Manchester British

With regular queues out the door and an army of locals who swear by it, Tommy’s in Heywood comes fiercely...

On the menu at Toast, Withington

Toast Withington

Withington British

There’s no shortage of cafes along this stretch of Wilmslow Road, but by all accounts, family-run Toast of Withington is...

The Wild Goose

Trafford British

Prepare for a trip down memory lane – The Wild Goose (brought to you by the same team as Tre...

The sunspot terrace at The Refinery - a bustling bar and restaurant on Liverpool's Hope Street.

The Refinery

Merseyside British

With Moroccan tiling, concrete flooring and filament lighting, The Refinery is certainly on-trend with its decor. This chilled-out bar and...

Cake at Cocoa Cabana in Didsbury, Manchester

Cocoa Cabana West Didsbury

Manchester British

Having made a name – and a following – for itself, Burton Road's chic chocolatiers has expanded into larger premises...

The Bay Horse Tavern Manchester

The Bay Horse

Northern Quarter British

The Bay Horse Tavern, to give it its full moniker, describes itself as "a modern take on a Victorian Pub"...

Different styles of tea strainers at Tea Hive cafe in Manchester, Chorlton.

Tea Hive

Manchester British

Tea Hive is a quaint little cafe celebrating the nation's favourite cuppa, and cake, lots of cake. As you'd expect,...

107 Dining Room Merseyside

107 Dining Room

Merseyside British

As well as being located at 107 Telegraph Road, the number in 107 Dining Room's name may well refer to...

chocolate slattery manchester

Slattery

Whitefield British

Much like Betty’s in Harrogate, a trip to Slattery in Whitefield can be a day out in its own right....

The Barn at Moor Hall michelin star

The Barn

Lancashire British

The restaurant is described as “a rustic setting” but despite living in the shadow of its sister, this dining experience...

Classic fish and chips at Fosters in Alderley Edge - eat in their cafe or order to takeaway.

Fosters Fish & Chips Alderley Edge

Cheshire British

Fosters Fish & Chips is an award-winning chippy in Alderley Edge that also has a branch in Bramhall. Expect cod...

Mamucium Fine Dining Manchester

Mamucium

Greater Manchester British

Mamucium is headed up by Chef Andrew Green, formerly of The Lowry Hotel. It may be a hotel restaurant but...

The homely interior of The Roebuck Inn in Mobberley, Cheshire

The Roebuck Inn

Cheshire British

Multi-award-winning pub in the Cheshire countryside. Winner of countless ‘best pub’ awards, and established in 1708, the latest incarnation of...

Pie, mash, and mushy peas with a beer at Pieminister, Northern Quarter

Pieminister Manchester Northern Quarter

Northern Quarter British

Pieminister was born in Bristol in 2003, the not-so-pie-in-the-sky idea of two mates, Tristan Hogg and Jon Simon, who decided...

Inside the Eagle & Child in Ramsbottom with its views of the Lancashire moors

Eagle & Child

Ramsbottom British

The Eagle & Child is famous for offering excellent Sunday lunches and award-winning pub grub in the hills above Manchester.

7 Steps

West Yorkshire British

Rustling up accomplished modern-meets-traditional dishes using good-quality locally sourced ingredients while also serving local ales (as well as the mixologists'...

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