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The North West’s Best Fine Dining Restaurants

4 years ago

Looking for something a bit fancy? White tablecloths, complicated plates and tasting menus your thing? Perhaps a little natter with the sommelier about the virtues of Burgundian Chardonnay? Maybe you just want to put a shirt/frock on and show off a little. No matter what the reason, below we’ve listed the 20 best fine dining restaurants in the North West.

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  • Book Now Cumbria

    L’Enclume

    Restaurant - Modern British

    L’Enclume is Simon Rogan’s three Michelin-starred restaurant located in the Lake District village of Cartmel, which is widely regarded as one of the UK’s leading dining destinations. The restaurant is situated in a former 13th-century blacksmith’s workshop.

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  • One of the stunning dishes served at Moor Hall, the restaurant with two Michelin stars in Aughton, Lancashire.
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    Moor Hall

    Restaurant - Modern British

    Moor Hall delivers Michelin magic in a historic country house setting.

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  • The striking interior of The Man Behind the Curtain - Michael O'Hare's Michelin star restaurant in Leeds
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    The Man Behind the Curtain

    Restaurant - Modern British

    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.

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    The Moorcock Inn

    Restaurant - Modern British

    An astonishing arrival on the Northern culinary scene, The Moorcock Inn serves foraged and regional ingredients in thrilling configurations, catching the eye of national food critics and diners alike.

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  • Inside Fraiche, the tiny Michelin-starred restaurant in Oxton on The Wirral.
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    Fraiche

    Restaurant - Modern British

    Merseyside’s fine-dining star, the tiny Fraiche restaurant is home to an artist behind the pass. Having been rated as a ‘rising star’ by the Michelin guide in 2006 and 2007, the restaurant finally secured the real thing in 2009 and Francophile Marc Wilkinson has since upheld it with ease.

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  • Modern British fine dining at Adam Reid at The French, the restaurant in the Midland Hotel, Manchester
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    Adam Reid at The French

    Restaurant - Modern British

    Culinary rock and roll from Simon Rogan’s protege, Adam Reid. Enjoy fine-dining in Grade II Listed Victorian surrounds – with a side order of Mancunian attitude.

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  • An example of the Michelin star cooking found at The Box Tree restaurant in Ilkley, Yorkshire
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    The Box Tree

    Restaurant - Modern British

    While there’s been a restaurant on this site for more than 50 years, owner-proprietor team Simon and Rena Gueller keep things firmly up to date at Ilkley’s picture-perfect The Box Tree. Expect a contemporary take on classical French cooking at a restaurant which has seen famous chefs like Marco Pierre White behind the pass.

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  • Wooden beams and wooden tables inside Stockport fine-dining restaurant Where the Light Gets In
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    Where the Light Gets In

    Restaurant - Modern British

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

    Restaurant - British

    Some folk in the village still refer to The White Swan at Fence as The Mucky Duck and you can still order a pint of Timothy Taylor’s at its very pubby bar. But over recent years The Swan has established itself as a destination fine-dining spot thanks to young chef Tom Parker from up the road in Burnley.

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  • Inspired British cooking as served at Home restaurant in Leeds city centre.
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    Home

    Restaurant - Modern British

    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). 

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  • The light and airy dining room at The Forest Side - a Michelin star restaurant in Grasmere, the Lake District
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    The Forest Side

    Restaurant - Modern British

    Michelin-starred restaurant and hotel The Forest Side, owned by Lakes hotelier Andrew Wildsmith, is built on the foundations of the cooking of former L’Enclume forager, Kevin Tickle.

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  • A dish served at Roski restaurant in Liverpool from MasterChef winner Anton Piotrowski
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    Roski

    Restaurant - Modern British

    Roski is a wild child of a restaurant from MasterChef: The Professionals winner Anton Piotrowski.

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

    Restaurant - European

    A wild-maned toddler of a restaurant, bound for great things, Lake Road Kitchen is an exciting place to eat. The baby of former Samling chef James Cross, it is one of the leading lights in the Lakes foraging trend, serving mostly food grown in Cumbria, as well as aged retired Dairy Holstein txuleta (steak).

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  • Exterior of Northcote - the Michelin star restaurant and hotel in the Ribble Valley.
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    Northcote

    Restaurant - Modern British

    Northcote is where chef-patron Nigel Haworth earned his stripes as an instigator of contemporary British fine dining. Today, Michelin star chef and one of BBC2’s Great British Menu winners, Lisa Goodwin-Allen, heads up the kitchen.

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  • Eel as served at Jöro - the Nordic-inspired, acclaimed restaurant in Sheffield.
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    Jöro

    Restaurant - Scandi

    Offering Nordic-inspired fine dining inside a shipping container, Jöro has secured accolades galore, including a clutch of AA Rosettes and Michelin Bib Gourmand.

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  • The gardens and outdoor dining area at Arras restaurant in York.
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    Arras

    Restaurant - Modern British

    Husband and wife team, Adam and Lovaine Humphrey have moved their modern British (ish) restaurant Arras from Sydney, Australia to York, England – and the North has reaped the benefits.

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  • One of the dishes served at plush restaurant The Burlington at the Devonshire Arms near Skipton
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    The Burlington at the Devonshire Arms

    Restaurant - Modern British

    The Burlington at the Devonshire Arms excels in delivering fine dining and extraordinary wine in the hills. This extremely plush restaurant is an established proving ground for new British chefs. Two Michelin star guru Michael Wignall was in residence before he moved to The Angel at Hetton. While current resident Peter Howarth was head chef at The Samling, and before that at the Michelin-starred Gidleigh Park and The Latymer. 

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  • One of the dishes served at The Art School: a Confidential Guides recommended restaurant in Liverpool city centre
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    The Art School

    Restaurant - Modern British

    The Art School delivers upmarket, regionally-inspired cooking from local legend, Paul Askew. Opening in late 2014, this fancy contemporary British restaurant is a place for that special occasion.

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