Top 100 Restaurants – Most Impressive Restaurant Interiors4 years ago
Now plenty of restaurant interiors might be considered ‘interesting’ – but what we’re looking for here is something extra. We hate to say this but, the WOW factor (forgive us, that’s a bit Simon Cowell).
Take Jöro, stacked up in shipping containers, or the roof terrace at Ox Club, the stunning views at The Samling, the Bavarian dance-on-the-tables madness of Albert’s Schloss or the contemporary vibes of Man Behind The Curtain – which looks more like a modern art gallery than a fine dining restaurant.
For some reason or another, walk into one of this lot and you’ll be well impressed way before any food or drink has hit the table…
Book Now South Yorkshire
Offering Nordic-inspired fine dining inside a shipping container, Jöro has secured accolades galore, including a clutch of AA Rosettes and Michelin Bib Gourmand.
Book Now West Yorkshire
The Man Behind the Curtain
New look, same, wild styling from the Michelin-starred, glam rock loving chef. In 2018, chef-patron Michael O’Hare upped sticks from the Flannels department store attic where he made his name with The Man Behind the Curtain and moved into the basement of the same building.
Book Now Stockport
Where the Light Gets In
The UK’s most exciting ‘no menu’ restaurant. With no menu and esoteric wines, Where the Light Gets In doesn’t adhere to the typical fine-dining formula. But it’s been a success for Stockport, thanks to chef-patron Sam Buckley’s belief in doing things his own way.
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The Samling is a delightful lodge and fine-dining restaurant oozing exclusivity. A favourite of Hollywood celebs (like Tom Cruise), it’s easy to see why this charming collection of restored farm cottages is thriving.
Pacific Rim fusion fare for the fashion set. The undeniable theatre of the place, the approach of the staff and the craft of the food make any occasion feel like a million dollars at Australasia.
Book Now Manchester City Centre
Winning small plate fusion in an iconic and glamorous setting. Housed in Manchester’s iconic The Refuge Assurance Company dating back to 1858, this DJ-run restaurant and bar is large and sassy.
Manchester’s highest – and possibly finest – restaurant, bar and terrace. D&D London’s flagship Manchester restaurant, 20 Stories was the opening of 2018. Floor to ceiling windows (and a huge, outdoor terrace, the same size as the entire restaurant floor), afford breathtaking views of the city and surrounding countryside, while the menu offers modern British, seasonal dishes.
The best steakhouse in the North. Opening on Deansgate in 2015, the first Hawksmoor steakhouse outside of London is a confident affair. Well sourced steak and attention to detail have created a place like no other.
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Moor Hall delivers Michelin magic in a historic country house setting.
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Home in Leeds is the brainchild of MasterChef finalist Liz Cottam, and business partner Mark Owens, formerly head chef at Ilkley’s The Box Tree (also in our Top 100).
Manchester City Centre
El Gato Negro Manchester
El Gato Negro is an upmarket Manc-Spanish fusion restaurant that really, really works. Originally from Yorkshire, chef Simon Shaw has created an indulgent, three-storey church to his passion for the best in Spanish food and wine.
Book Now Leeds
The slick Crafthouse restaurant serves up seasonal British fare from a roof-top perch. It’s a D&D group restaurant, and like their Manchester operation, 20 Stories, it has a spacious outside terrace and bar. But the real draw is the food.
Book Now Leeds
The Ox Club offers sumptuous, grill-based cooked from the Belgrave gang.
Located in the heart of the Spinningfields business district, Tattu Manchester is an Instagrammer’s dream. Think penumbral lighting, body art-inspired cocktails and a full-size cherry blossom tree with hand-sewn silk petals. You’d be forgiven for expecting such opulent surroundings to outshine the food. Not so.