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Belzan is known for cocktails and maverick small plates

Belzan

Merseyside European

Following punchy reviews in the local and national press, it has been hard to secure a table at Liverpool’s Belzan.

Station South

Manchester European

Housed in an old railway station building saved in 2018 and restored with Heritage Fund support, Station South is a...

One of the gourmet kebabs served at One Star Doner Bar in Manchester's Escape to Freight Island.

One Star Doner Bar at Escape to Freight Island

Manchester City Centre European

Doner kebabs from a Michelin star chef. Street food stall One Star Doner Bar from acclaimed Birmingham chef Brad Carter...

Long Boi’s Bakehouse

Manchester European

Located on a back street in Levenshulme, this women-owned and women-run neighbourhood bakery is well worth sniffing out for sweet...

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The Parker's Arms is a homely pub serving superb modern European food in Newton-in-Bowland in Lancashire.

Parker’s Arms

Lancashire European

The Parker's Arms is a homely pub, serving and baking extraordinary, modern European food.

Yellowhammer

Stockport European

Bread, buns and other bakes are the name of the food game at Where The Light Gets In spin-off Yellowhammer...

Procaffeinated

Salford European

Clean lines, stripped wood, potted greenery, local art, yoga brunch... these are just some of the calming factors at newly...

Embankment Kitchen

Salford European

Head to the ground floor of the Citysuites aparthotel and non-residents are welcome at EK, to its friends, where plates...

The Perfect Match restaurant, Sale

The Perfect Match

Trafford European

New opening The Perfect Match on the traffic-heavy A56 in Sale isn’t the easiest place to get to but it’s...

Harvey Nichols Second Floor Deli Bar

Manchester City Centre European

Hutch up near one of the floor-to-ceiling windows in the new Second Floor Deli Bar and take in the views...

Sitting in the sun outside Pippin's Corner - a cafe on Lark Lane, Liverpool

Pippin’s Corner

Merseyside European

Pippin’s Corner is a charming, family-friendly cafe-bistro that makes the most of its handsome corner spot on Lark Lane. Head...

Pan Roasted Cod Loin at Alberts Restaurant Standish

Albert’s Standish

Wigan European

Albert’s Standish is a reliable option. You won’t get the best food in the world but you’ll get a menu...

Belgica

Merseyside European

We might have left the European Union, but the beat goes on in the form of Belgica, where Brussels comes...

A dish served at Trove Levenshulme - a bakery and licensed cafe recommended by Confidential Guides

Trove Levenshulme

Manchester European

Trove Levenshulme has been going strong since 2011. The main draw is its fantastic bread, which forms the basis for...

Buttermilk Chicken Burger and Rosemary Fries at Bill's Restaurant Spinningfields Manchester

Bill’s Spinningfields

Spinningfields European

Bill’s has come a long way since it was a market café. The family business is now a sizeable chain...

The Refuge

Manchester City Centre European

Winning small plate fusion in an iconic and glamorous setting. Housed in Manchester's iconic The Refuge Assurance Company dating back...

One of the colourful dishes served at neighbourhood favourite Mary & Archie in Chorlton.

Mary & Archie Chorlton

Manchester European

Mary & Archie Chorlton is a well-loved neighbourhood cafe bar, sourcing the best local ingredients for their famous 'all-day' brunch...

House-baked bread from the famous Barbakan Deli in Chorlton, Manchester

Barbakan Deli

Manchester European

The folks at Barbakan have been nose to the grindstone for over 50 years - they were here long before...

Einstein Bier Haus

Merseyside European

If it's dancing, drinking and Deutschland-inspired plates of schnitzel and wurst you're after, you've come to the right place. Described...

Inside Bacaro, the Liverpool bar that serves Venetian-inspired small plates

Bacaro

Merseyside European

Like the backstreet Venetian tapas places which inspired this central Liverpool bar and restaurant, there is something about Salt House...

Common Ground in Altrincham is an artisan cafe serving specialty coffee, brunch and lunch

Common Ground

Trafford European

An artisan tea and coffee house for people who know the difference between Aeropress, Batch Brew and V60, and no,...

Bill's Intu Trafford Centre

Bill’s Trafford Centre

Trafford European

When it comes to The Orient at the Trafford Centre, it's more like the Gobi Desert as far as a...

Inside Albert's Schloss, the Bavarian-inspired cook haus and bier palace in Manchester city centre.

Albert’s Schloss

Manchester City Centre European

Albert's Schloss is a Bavarian-inspired fun palace of extraordinary dimensions and clever design. Behind the glistening tiles of the former...

Croissants fresh from the oven at Pollen Bakery - an award-winning bakery and cafe in New Islington, Manchester

Pollen Bakery

Greater Manchester European

After an initial stint tucked away in an archway near Piccadilly, this airy bakery and cafe moved to a spot...

A dish served with a glass of wine at Oystercatcher - a seafood restaurant in Chorlton, Manchester.

Oystercatcher

Manchester European

“Doing lots of little things right” is a definition of perfection. And Oystercatcher - a simple seafood restaurant in Chorlton...

Liverpool's popular deli and restaurant Delifonseca on Brunswick Dock

Delifonseca

Merseyside European

Liverpool's acclaimed deli and restaurant Delifonseca has a loyal following thanks to its irresistible victuals from the UK and beyond.

The doorway to Libero in Altrincham - a bar that's big on football and craft ales

Libero

Greater Manchester European

Starting life as a fun little pop-up, Libero is a football-themed craft ale bar which encourages its customers to don...

Seafood Risotto at Alberts Restaurant Didsbury

Albert’s Didsbury

Manchester European

Albert’s Didsbury always has a buzz about it. OK, so you won’t get the best food in the world but...

Outside dining at Porta Altrincham - a tapas restaurant recommended by Confidential Guides

Porta Altrincham

Trafford European

Spanish small plates and a menu that really delivers. Porta Altrincham might be another tapas place - but this one...

Flawd

Manchester European

Flawd is the first permanent space for the team behind the Higher Ground pop-ups including at The Bungalow in Manchester’s...

Doner Haus Manchester Kebab

Döner Haus

Manchester City Centre European

Döner Haus brings Berlin Kebabs (or kebaps as they’re known) to the Corn Exchange. The menu is supplemented with platters,...

An example of the dishes on the menu at Six By Nico Restaurant Manchester

Six By Nico Manchester

Manchester City Centre European

The "six" of Six By Nico refers to the six-course tasting menu, which runs for stints of six weeks only...

Outside seating at Mort Subite - a Belgian beer bar in Altrincham, Greater Manchester.

Mort Subite

Greater Manchester European

Given the much-publicised dangers of drinking too much booze, it takes a dark sense of humour to name your bar...

Two bottles of red wine on display at Wine & Wallop, a wine bar in West Didsbury, Manchester

Wine & Wallop Didsbury

Manchester European

Conveniently located opposite West Didsbury Metrolink station, Wine & Wallop Didsbury is a cosy retreat where you can sample an...

Chez Moi

Merseyside European

Family-run Chez Moi started life as a bistro specialising in "the finest French cuisine", but appears to have gone off...

Jackfruit fritters, green papaya salad, Brasserie Blanc, Hale Barns

Brasserie Blanc

Trafford European

Brasserie Blanc at Manchester Airport’s Marriott Hotel is more than just a place to get a quick meal before your...

One of the dishes served at Sticky Walnut in Hoole near Chester

Sticky Walnut

Cheshire European

Located in Hoole, just outside Chester, this contemporary bistro falls under the Elite Bistros empire of chef-turned-restaurateur, Gary Usher. Having...

5 Fifty Bistro

Merseyside European

Formerly known as Paul’s Place, 5 Fifty Bistro is a small, independent restaurant on Aigburth Road. It’s run by the...

One of the colourful dishes from the brunch menu at Another Heart to Feed in Didsbury

Another Heart To Feed Didsbury

Manchester European

Another Heart To Feed in Didsbury is an ecologically-minded coffee shop inspired by coffee culture capital of the world, Melbourne.

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One of the dishes served at Lake Road Kitchen, the acclaimed restaurant in Ambleside in The Lake District.

Lake Road Kitchen

Cumbria European

A wild-maned toddler of a restaurant, bound for great things, Lake Road Kitchen is an exciting place to eat. The...

The unpretentious interior of Spire restaurant near Liverpool's Penny Lane.

Spire

Merseyside European

Spire, a grown-up bistro near Liverpool’s Penny Lane, is the brainchild of chef-patron and award-winning regional ‘Food Hero’ Matt Locke.

Croissants at Takk - an Icelandic inspired coffee and brunch place on Tarif Street in Manchester's Northern Quarter.

Takk Northern Quarter

Northern Quarter European

Takk is one of the mainstays of the always-evolving coffee and brunch scene in the Northern Quarter. It’s been around...

One of the brunch options served at Thyme Out - a licensed cafe in Didsbury, Manchester

Thyme Out

Manchester European

A stalwart of the Didsbury cafe scene, Thyme Out has been going strong since 2006. Locals rave about the brunch...

Cakes on display on the counter at Nordie Bar in Levenshulme.

Nordie Bar

Manchester European

Nordie Bar is a dog-friendly neighbourhood bar with a focus on coffee, craft beer and cocktails.

Pollen Bakery KAMPUS

Manchester City Centre European

Having branched out from its Piccadilly archway roots with a move to Ancoats marina two years in, popular purveyor of...

Atomeca

Manchester European

From coffee and fresh pastries first thing to curated wines and small plates come evening, this self-styled "all-day European drinkery"...

Outdoor seating at Albert's Restaurant Worsley

Albert’s Worsley

Worsley European

Albert’s Worsley is a reliable option, especially if you’re trying to please a big group. Even if you don’t get...

The interior of Gimbals restaurant in Sowerby Bridge soars beyond quirky.

Gimbals

West Yorkshire European

For years, Gimbals was a mesmerising neighbourhood bistro with a good reputation. Run by talented husband-and-wife team Simon and Janet...

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

Haunt

Manchester City Centre European

When Peter Street lost its Caffe Nero it gained Haunt, an independent coffee shop and wine bar. Stepping inside, you...

The sun shining on Maray restaurant on Bold Street, Liverpool city centre.

Maray Bold St

Merseyside European

Serving irresistible Middle Eastern fusion small plates, Maray is a slow-burning smash hit. Inspired by (and named after) the Middle-Eastern...

One of the dishes served on the crowd-pleasing menu at Didsbury institution Folk Cafe Bar.

Folk Didsbury

Manchester European

Folk is a bit of an institution in Didsbury, having been on the scene for over a decade now. Even...

Inside Hispi bistro in Didsbury - one of Confidential Guides' recommended Manchester restaurants.

Hispi

Manchester European

Hispi is, quite simply, a great bistro. Fifth in a growing chain of restaurants conceived by Gary Usher, the concept...

Pokusevski's, Heaton Moor, quiche

Pokusevski’s

Stockport European

Pokusevski’s has it all. Literally. From the Victorian stained glass windows, the art deco lamps and the Moroccan knick-knacks to...

Inside Elnecot, one of the new generation of restaurants in Ancoats, Manchester.

Elnecot

Manchester City Centre European

Named after the first recorded name for Ancoats, Elnecot (meaning ‘lonely cottages’) takes its influence from historical cooking methods with...

A colourful small plate served at Volta in Didsbury: a Confidential Guides' recommended restaurant

Volta

Manchester European

Volta is owned by Luke ‘Unabomber’ Cowdrey and Justin Crawford - the DJ-restauranteur duo behind Chorlton’s Electrik bar, the Electrik...

Interior seating, Borage restaurant, Trafford

Borage

Trafford European

Borage is a very well-mannered restaurant in a well-heeled suburb. Exactly the sort of place you’d expect to find in...

Pierogi dumpling from Platzki restaurant, Deansgate Manchester

Platzki

Manchester City Centre European

Modern Polish cuisine is what's on offer at Platzki, one of the first restaurants to open at Deansgate Mews back...

Dishes at The Sparrows, Manchester

The Sparrows

Manchester City Centre European

Green Quarter start-up and Good Food Guide entry, The Sparrows (sometimes with an umlaut) serves up a variety of continental...

Chez Mal Restaurant Manchester Afternoon Tea

Chez Mal Brasserie

Manchester City Centre European

Chez Mal Brasserie Manchester sells exactly the sort of European classics you might expect from a well-thought of boutique hotel...

Bill’s Liverpool

European

Bill’s began life as a quirky East Sussex market cafe before transmorphing into a crowd-pleasing chain and colonising city centres...

Three dishes served at The Font Chorlton: a Confidential Guides recommended bar and restaurant

The Font Chorlton

Manchester European

While the city centre Font Bar is often typecast as 'that student place with the really cheap cocktails', The Font...

Sunset dining with a view at 20 Stories restaurant in Manchester

20 Stories

Spinningfields European

Manchester’s highest – and possibly finest – restaurant, bar and terrace. D&D London’s flagship Manchester restaurant, 20 Stories was the...

Takk Oxford Road

Manchester City Centre European

The second permanent opening from Icelandic-inspired coffee house Takk brings a little bit of NQ hipsterism to the University of...

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Inside Skosh restaurant in York which serves adventurous world-fusion food with spectacular results.

Skosh

North Yorkshire European

Going by name and appearances, you’d be forgiven for mistaking Skosh for a Scandi furniture shop: tables the colour of...

The pastel-hued interior of Trove Manchester - a bakery-cafe that fits in perfectly to the Ancoats food scene

Trove Manchester

Manchester City Centre European

Trove Manchester is the younger sister of the original Trove in Levenshulme which made its name through fantastic bread and...

A cranachan dessert served at Proost restaurant in Urmston, Greater Manchester

Proost

Urmston European

Husband and wife team John and Carolyn Phillips held occasional supper clubs and appeared on Channel Four’s Too Many Chefs...

Chef's Table in Chester is the brainchild of local chef Liam McKay

Chef’s Table

Cheshire European

This independent, 30-cover restaurant in Chester is the brainchild of local chef Liam McKay. Sourcing is a priority at Chef's...

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