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MFDF 2023 Restaurant of the Year Award: the shortlist

8 months ago

The nominees for the Manchester Food and Drink Awards 2023 have been announced. And now it’s up to the public to decide who wins by voting for their favourites.

There are 17 award categories in total for MFDF 2023, including Chef of the Year, Plant-based Offering of the Year, and Foodie Neighbourhood of the Year. Here we’re focussing on the big one: the coveted Restaurant of the Year.

Eight Manchester restaurants made the shortlist below. It was compiled by a judging panel made up of food and drink critics, writers and experts but which one do you think deserves to take the top spot? Give them your vote at the MFDF website. The winners will be announced in January 2024.

 

  • Lamb rump with potato rosti and broad beans served at 10 Tib Lane, a French restaurant in Manchester city centre.
    Manchester City Centre

    10 Tib Lane

    Bars

    10 Tib Lane is one of the brave new openings of summer 2021; a time when securing staff and supplies, never mind diners, is an ongoing challenge for everyone. 

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  • Dish from Another Hand, Manchester
    Manchester City Centre

    Another Hand

    Restaurant - British

    From the team that brought you 3 Hands Deli, Another Hand opened in February 2022 in the unit just next door. With a sleek new look, the casual dining restaurant brings brunch, lunch and a relaxed dining experience to Deansgate Mews, Manchester’s newest hotspot.

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  • Oysters from Climat, Manchester.
    Book Now Manchester City Centre

    Climat

    Restaurant - Modern British

    On the rooftop of Blackfriars House, Climat is a simply exceptional dining experience owned and operated by the team behind Covino in Chester, who have established a reputation as a wine-led restaurant with a focus on changing menus and a passion for wine.

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  • Ancoats

    Erst

    Restaurant - British

    “Yet more small plates in Ancoats?” we hear you cry. Well yes, but trust us, Erst is worth your attention. This is a place for serious foodies so don’t come looking for mac n cheese balls. Plenty of other places can satisfy that filthy craving for you.

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  • Chinatown (Manchester)

    Higher Ground

    Restaurant - Modern British

    Exciting news for foodies in Manchester as Higher Ground, the permanent restaurant from the team behind Flawd, opened its doors in February 2023.

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  • A seafood dish from Mana, Manchester.
    Ancoats

    Mana

    Restaurant - Modern British

    Michelin-starred restaurant Mana is the brainchild of chef patron Simon Martin who mastered his trade at the renowned Noma in Copenhagen. In his first few years at Mana, Martin has succeeded in carving his own path – one which confuses and delights people in equal measure.

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  • OSMA Kitchen Prestwich Manchester
    Prestwich

    OSMA

    Bars

    OSMA is a clever contraction of Oslo and Manchester, the home cities of its two owners. However this portmanteau is even more well-travelled than that. Ingredients are local, lunches are Scandinavian and evening meals are an ever-changing roster of small plates from further afield.

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  • Dishes at The Sparrows, Manchester
    Book Now Green Quarter

    The Sparrows

    Restaurant - European

    Green Quarter start-up and Good Food Guide entry, The Sparrows (sometimes with an umlaut) serves up a variety of continental pasta and European origin dumplings, “made daily with love”. Spätzle, gnocchi, pierogi, pelmeni and more are on the menu here.

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