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You’ve come here for new restaurant entries, and new entries you will get. Scroll along now for over two dozen new restaurant entries to Confidential Guides in Manchester that you are going to want to try. The sun-trap terrace at The Beeswing is an editorial favourite with a great wine list and an even more outstanding menu. Carnival at Escape to Freight Island is a meaty fireside adventure for every fan of fine dining and fine steaks. And, Homeboys Pizza in the suburb of Monton keeps us going back for its genius pizza flavour combinations.

Let us know if you try any, and don’t forget that you can book your table straight from our website. Just click the BOOK NOW button on the restaurant’s page.

  • Manchester City Centre

    The Beeswing

    Restaurant - Mediterranean

    The Beeswing is named after a tartrate sheen which forms on the surface of port and some other wines that have been hanging around for a while, also seamlessly encompassing Manchester’s famous worker bee emblem. Wines are carefully chosen by Anna with a combination of natural and conventional bottles on offer that changes regularly.

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  • Book Now Manchester City Centre

    Bird Of Prey

    Restaurant - American

    If you “understand and appreciate the awesomeness of a properly fried bird”, this is the place for you – and if you’re not a fan of the finger-licking chicken thing, this is likely not somewhere you’ll be winging your way towards, er, be clucking up anytime soon, er, coming home to roost.

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  • Book Now Manchester City Centre

    Burgerism at Escape to Freight Island

    Restaurant - American

    Starting life in a pick-up-only kitchen just off West Ashton St and Eccles New Road in Salford, Burgerism’s “lean, mean burger cuisine” has a cult following that lives for its smash burgers and fried chicken made with fresh, local ingredients.

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  • Book Now Manchester City Centre

    Canvas Manchester

    Restaurant - Global

    Facing the Oxford Road Corridor in the CircleSquare innovation district, Canvas (from ents specialists BeSixth, of London’s Pickle Factory and Oval Space) features a subterranean live music venue, members club, late-night bar and restaurant – oh, and sauna and plunge pool.

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  • Book Now Manchester City Centre

    Carnival | Escape to Freight Island

    Restaurant - British

    A real celebration of open fire cooking, Carnival happens around a Chef’s table where all diners have a view of the huge indoor grill. It is tended by chefs who are working on this collaboration between Richard Turner (Hawksmoor) and Liverpool’s Belzan.

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  • Book Now Didsbury

    Corner & Bloom

    Restaurant - Global

    Sunny spots with seats, scran and a bit of sauce are few and far between, but this popular independent family-run Didsbury Village cafe-cum-bar manages to tick all the boxes and stays open into the evening on Friday and Saturday – and they let your pooch tag along to boot. 

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  • Book Now Northern Quarter

    The Crafty Pig

    Restaurant - Global

    Whatever it is you want to eat, you can be sure you’ll find it, or some approximation of it, in the “sweeping array of delicious drinks and scrumptious food” on offer at The Crafty Pig – serving from breakfast right through to nine at night, and most main meals with a drink thrown in.

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  • Book Now Salford

    Embankment Kitchen

    Restaurant - European

    Head to the ground floor of the Citysuites aparthotel and non-residents are welcome at EK, to its friends, where plates of pizza and pasta are joined by a supporting cast of seasonally updated modern fish, meat and veggie dishes – and there’s even a pudding called chocolate nemesis.

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  • Book Now Eccles

    Farm & Fish

    Restaurant - Modern British

    A collaboration between NQ-based artisan meat gaff The Butcher’s Quarter and Monton’s own “purveyors of fine wine and indulgencies” Wandering Palate, this foodie-intended grocery store-cum-tasting room does what its name suggests: fresh fayre from field and sea.

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  • Book Now Cheshire

    The Golden Pheasant Plumley

    Restaurant - Global

    Full of character and history, The Golden Pheasant is a cosy village inn with real fires, dog-friendly sections inside, and large gardens with a children’s play area and views of the Cheshire countryside. There’s also award-winning JW Lees cask ales and seasonal home cooked food.

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  • Book Now Sale

    Greens Sale

    Restaurant - Vegetarian

    TV chef Simon Rimmer’s famous non-meatery Greens has been going strong in Didsbury since 1990 and now he’s branched out to Sale’s new social and dining destination Stanley Square, offering innovative and locally sourced vegetarian and vegan food, plus bar and outside spaces.

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  • Book Now Altrincham

    The Greyhound Ashley

    Restaurant - Global

    This cosy country-style pub with ample outside space to enjoy a sunny pint or two is part of the JW Lees stable, so offers the brewery’s full range of cask ales and lagers, wines and spirits, plus a seasonally updated food menu and what they claim is “the best Sunday roast in Hale”.

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  • Book Now Eccles

    Homeboys Pizza

    Restaurant - Italian

    No shortcuts are tolerated at indie pizzeria Homeboys, where everything is made from scratch using only the freshest, best ingredients and a secret recipe hybrid dough that blends the New York and Neapolitan styles and takes a full 48 hours to prove from start to finish.

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  • Book Now Didsbury

    La Chouquette

    Restaurant - French

    Since opening at the far reaches of Didsbury Village, round the corner from the chippy, French boulangerie and pâtisserie La Chouquette has had people queuing down the street, picked up a prestigious business award and extended into the premises next door, so popular it’s become.

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  • Book Now Levenshulme

    Long Boi’s Bakehouse

    Restaurant - European

    Located on a back street in Levenshulme, this women-owned and women-run neighbourhood bakery is well worth sniffing out for sweet treats and other fresh-from-the-oven delights – check their socials to see what’s cooking; speak to the team about wedding and birthday orders.

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  • Book Now Northern Quarter

    Lost Cat

    Restaurant - Global

    Don’t be distracted by the flowers – walk through the florists out front and follow the neon sign (“cheap food and fancy drinks”) to two floors of fun, with late-night bevs, daily happy hour, BOGOF cocktails, scran every day 5pm to 10pm, and bottomless brunch and DJs on weekends.

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  • Book Now Manchester City Centre

    Lucky Foot | Escape to Freight Island

    Restaurant - Global

    “Free range birds, first class serves” goes the strapline of this too-cool-for-school chicken shop dreamt up by three mates who met at Belzan in Liverpool – Owain, Chris Edwards and chef Sam Grainger. Lucky Foot’s menu was inspired by staff dinners at the restaurant – they’d take turns to make the crispiest, juiciest, most beautifully seasoned chicken.

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  • Book Now Manchester City Centre

    Neon Tiger

    Restaurant - Thai

    Meaning “grill house” in the rural northern Thai regions from whence it hails, Baan Yang offers a method of cooking and smoking meat and veg over flames, barbecue style, and teams well with the casual “urban drinking space” concept of Neon Tiger, both booze and food served late.

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  • Book Now Eccles

    Oats And Honey

    Restaurant - British

    Whatever it is you’re after, “social sustainable store” Oats And Honey is likely to have it – from Aloë earrings designed and made in Liverpool by Alice and Chloe to roast ham and piccalilli sarnies dropped off by Albert Street Bakery up the road. Eat in, take out, shop till you drop…

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  • Book Now Levenshulme

    Paratha Hut

    Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

    As legend (or at least the song) would have it, it’s always cool at the carwash, and nothing’s cooler than a kulfi or salty lassi round the back of Levy-Longsight valet gaff Waterworx – while the parathas of the name are worth the drive, attracting folk from as far afield as Birmingham.

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  • Book Now Manchester City Centre

    Podium Restaurant at the Hilton

    Restaurant - Modern British

    Located on the lobby level, the Hilton Hotel’s Podium Restaurant is chic and modern, as you might expect, and so too are the well-presented dishes – promised are locally sourced produce and seasonal flavours, with the menu reviewed every three months by an award-winning chef.

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  • Book Now Green Quarter

    Pot Kettle Black Angel Gardens

    Restaurant - Global

    Pot Kettle Black is born out of owners Mark Flanagan and Jon Wilkin’s time travelling (and playing rugby professionally) down under, bringing back to the rainy city a sunny vibe along with the Antipodean art of brewing the best coffee and cooking up “vibrant, easy-going food”.

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  • Book Now Manchester City Centre

    Pot Kettle Black Barton Arcade

    Restaurant - Global

    Pot Kettle Black is born out of owners Mark Flanagan and Jon Wilkin’s time travelling (and playing rugby professionally) down under, bringing back to the rainy city a sunny vibe along with the Antipodean art of brewing the best coffee and cooking up “vibrant, easy-going food”.

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  • Book Now Salford

    Procaffeinated

    Restaurant - European

    Clean lines, stripped wood, potted greenery, local art, yoga brunch… these are just some of the calming factors at newly hip Chapel Street’s one-stop coffee shot shop Procaffeinated, where your daily caffeine fix will leave you refreshed rather than climbing the whitewashed walls.

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  • Book Now Altrincham

    The Rope & Anchor

    Restaurant - Global

    Rescued from the rural pub doldrums a few years back, Dunham Massey’s The Rope & Anchor, close to Bowdon, Hale and Altrincham, now offers a full food menu and Sunday roast, a range of JW Lees cask ales and lagers, a big beer garden with play area, and The Barn function space.

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  • Book Now Levenshulme

    Station South

    Restaurant - European

    Housed in an old railway station building saved in 2018 and restored with Heritage Fund support, Station South is a “destination cycle café and bar”, complete with bike workshop and urban garden, that sits overlooking the Fallowfield Loop cycle path, once the Fallowfield Line.

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  • Book Now Sale

    Sugo Pasta Kitchen Sale

    Restaurant - Italian

    With a menu plugging a regional style of south Italian cooking, Sugo Pasta Kitchen Sale joins two sister outlets (Altrincham and Ancoats) as well as being one of the businesses moving in to the newly regenerated Stanley Square, aiming to revitalise the town centre.

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  • Book Now Bowdon

    The Ugly Duckling

    Restaurant - Modern British

    When Nick Theaker took over The Stamford pub in Altrincham’s “posh bit”, Bowdon, he had a big job on his hands. He gave it more than just a zhuzh up on the decor front and took the pub menu up a few notches too.

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  • Book Now Northern Quarter

    The Vurger Co Manchester

    Restaurant - Vegan

    Inspired by a trip to California, The Vurger Co started out as a market stall in 2016, its success seeing Rachel and Neil crowdfunding to get bricks-and-mortar premises in London hipsterland Shoreditch, then branching out to Canary Wharf, Brighton and, more recently, Manchester.

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  • Book Now Eccles

    Wandering Palate

    Restaurant - British

    “Purveyors of fine wine and indulgencies” is how Emma and Will Evans describe their place and, as a neighbourhood deli, bottle shop and cocktail bar complete with small plates, one-half of Food & Fish (the other being Butcher’s Quarter) Wandering Palate covers all the buzz trends. 

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  • Book Now Stockport

    Yellowhammer

    Restaurant - European

    Bread, buns and other bakes are the name of the food game at Where The Light Gets In spin-off Yellowhammer – but equally important is what else is being blasted to a high heat, and it’s not what you’d expect; if you fancy some ceramics with your sourdough, you’re in the right place.

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  • Book Now Manchester City Centre

    Yours

    Restaurant - Pan Asian

    When a restaurant’s menu features lobster dynamite, you pretty much know straightaway that it might not be everyone’s cup of chai latte, and Yours, with its special red carpet-style Insta corridor and “dress to impress” reservation confirmation, isn’t going to appeal to style slouches.

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  • Book Now Rusholme

    Ziya

    Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

    A contemporary and chic take on the Curry Mile offer comes to Rusholme courtesy of Ziya, with its glass balcony, twinkly lights and copper hues, a menu that offers a few surprises while “not forgetting the more traditional devotee”, plus a comprehensive cocktail and mocktail list.

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