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Another Hand

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - British

From the team that brought you 3 Hands Deli, Another Hand opened in February 2022 in the unit just next...

Madre

Merseyside Restaurant - Mexican

The world's greatest hand-held food is promised by Madre – tostadas, quesadillas and tacos tacos tacos. There's also all the...

The River Restaurant

Salford Restaurant - Modern British

The River Restaurant at The Lowry Hotel is Manchester's classic fine dining restaurant. Huge names that have run the kitchen...

BrewDog Doghouse Manchester Hotel

Manchester City Centre Hotel

The BrewDog Doghouse is brought to you by international beer makers, BrewDog. Claiming to be Manchester’s first carbon-negative “beer hotel”,...

The Black Friar

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Modern British

The Black Friar stood empty and unloved for almost 20 years before reopening in summer 2021 after a substantial renovation...

Wood-fired pizza served at Frederiks - a Brooklyn-inspired bar in Liverpool.

Frederiks

Merseyside Restaurant - American

One of the buzziest spots in the Georgian Quarter, Frederiks models itself on the neighbourhood bars of Brooklyn. Think casual...

Two pints of craft beer at Seven Bro7hers Manchester, also known as the Ancoats Beerhouse.

Seven Bro7hers Ancoats

Ancoats Restaurant - American

This bar on Cutting Room Square from the Seven Bro7hers Brewery clan is perfectly placed to cater for the craft...

A pint at Seven Bro7hers Salford

Seven Bro7hers Middlewood Locks

Media City Restaurant - American

Seven Bro7hers in Salford at the Middlewood Locks development is the ideal place for some al fresco eating and drinking...

The Laureate Restaurant

Manchester Restaurant - Global

So named because of Manchester University's 25 Nobel laureates, The Laureate Restaurant is a large and luxurious space located on one of...

The Famous hanging kebabs at The Oast House, Manchester

The Oast House

Spinningfields Restaurant - Global

From the same stable as The Botanists around town, The Oast House boasts those "famous" Hanging Kebabs and, with its...

Inside the Eagle & Child in Ramsbottom with its views of the Lancashire moors

Eagle & Child

Ramsbottom Restaurant - British

The Eagle & Child is famous for offering excellent Sunday lunches and award-winning pub grub in the hills above Manchester.

Chuleton steak as served at Sandinista - a punk-themed bar with Mexican food in Manchester city centre.

Sandinista

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - South American

Named after the rowdy 1980 album by The Clash, bar with food Sandinista is one part wild Latin spirit and...

The Corn Exchange Manchester

Manchester City Centre Historic Buildings & Sites

The historic Corn Exchange Manchester was built in 1837 and stands in what is known as the Medieval Quarter -...

Ducie Street Warehouse Manchester

Ducie Street Warehouse

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Modern British

Ducie Street Warehouse is all sorts of things, but one of those things is a restaurant. It’s an all-day affair...

Greens Sale

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...

Kitten

Castlefield Restaurant - Japanese

Handcrafted sushi and charcoal grills are on the food menu in this sleek Deansgate Square set-up, complete with its own...

Lucky Foot at Escape to Freight Island

Manchester City Centre 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...

Seven Bro7hers Media City

Media City Restaurant - American

A stone's throw from their brewery and taproom, Salford alemeisters Seven Bro7hers have a beerhouse and kitchen with outside space...

Voodoo Ray’s at Escape to Freight Island

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - American

NYC-style pizza via LDN. Voodoo Ray’s at Escape to Freight Island is the first opening outside the capital for these...

A round of mezcal shots ready to be poured at NoHo, one of the most popular bars in Manchester's Northern Quarter.

NoHo

Northern Quarter Bars

NoHo is far from the only NYC-inspired bar in the NQ, or even on Stevenson Square, but it was one...

HOME Restaurant

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Global

One of Manchester’s flagship buildings, HOME is many things including cinema, theatre, art gallery and, of most interest to Confidential...

The exterior of Sam's Chop House - a Victorian-style British pub and restaurant in Manchester city centre

Sam’s Chop House

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - British

The acclaimed and atmospheric Sam's Chop House serves British classics from a kitchen where flavour is king. Part of the...

Mi & Pho at Escape to Freight Island

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Vietnamese

It's good to see Mi & Pho at Escape to Freight Island. This family-run Vietnamese restaurant has been wow-ing the...

Tampopo Thai Restaurant Manchester Albert Square

Tampopo Manchester Albert Square

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Pan Asian

Tampopo Albert Square is the original venue in this Manchester-born chain from restaurateur David Fox. It was here that they...

Brewdog DogHouse Bar & Rooftop

Manchester City Centre Bars

There are two ways to eat at the Doghouse, at the ground floor BrewDog Bar or upstairs on the rooftop....

The Golden Pheasant Plumley

Cheshire Restaurant - Global

Full of character and history, The Golden Pheasant is a cosy village inn with real fires, dog-friendly sections inside, and...

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 Restaurant - European

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

The Beeswing

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Mediterranean

The Beeswing is named after a tartrate sheen which forms on the surface of port and some other wines that...

Long Boi’s Bakehouse

Levenshulme Restaurant - European

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

Burgerism at Escape to Freight Island

Manchester City Centre 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...

Station South

Levenshulme Restaurant - European

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

Pot Kettle Black Barton Arcade

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Global

Pot Kettle Black is born out of owners Mark Flanagan and Jon Wilkin's time travelling (and playing rugby professionally) down...

The Greyhound Ashley

Altrincham Restaurant - Global

This cosy country-style pub with ample outside space to enjoy a sunny pint or two is part of the JW...

The Brunch & Cocktail Club

Merseyside Restaurant - Global

Brunch Club by name, brunch club by nature – and those in the know make sure they book a table;...

Mayfield County Smokehouse at Escape to Freight Island

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Global

Low ’n’ slow is the name of the game at Escape to Freight Island’s own Mayfield County Smokehouse. Beef brisket,...

A pub with a view: The White Hart at Lydgate is 700 feet above sea level on the edge of Saddleworth Moor

The White Hart at Lydgate

Lydgate Restaurant - Modern British

The White Hart at Lydgate is a rustic dining pub with an excellent reputation and wine list. Located 700 feet...

Crowded House Bury

Crowded House

Whitefield Restaurant - Global

Crowded House in Bury town centre is for those occasions when you want NQ-style food and drinks but you can’t...

A cocktail and food at Dive Bar & Grill in Manchester city centre

Dive Bar & Grill

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Global

Dive Bar by name... but not by nature. For starters, Dive Bar & Grill is quite a sleek space, traced...

26One of the dishes served at The Cartford Inn - a restaurant with rooms near Preston in Lancashire

The Cartford Inn

Lancashire Restaurant - British

This historic coaching house serves adventurous British pub food in poetic configurations. Cooking is by mushroom forager and head chef,...

Sunset dining with a view at 20 Stories restaurant in Manchester

20 Stories

Spinningfields Restaurant - European

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

The Rope & Anchor

Altrincham Restaurant - Global

Rescued from the rural pub doldrums a few years back, Dunham Massey's The Rope & Anchor, close to Bowdon, Hale...

Impossible

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Bar

First and foremost a bar and nightclub, Impossible’s Instagram account is filled with a bevvy of posing beauties enjoying cocktails...

Corner & Bloom

Didsbury Restaurant - Global

Sunny spots with seats, scran and a bit of sauce are few and far between, but this popular independent family-run...

Dining at Scene Indian Kitchen Manchester

Scene

Spinningfields Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

Scene was one of the first of the new wave of Indian restaurants that left the flock wallpaper and the...

Meat and Potatoes Honest Burger MCR

Honest Burgers Manchester

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - American

The new wave of burgers came crashing over the food scene and then receded, leaving closures and acid reflux. So...

Madre at Escape to Freight Island

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Mexican

Tacos for the soul are on the menu at Madre, a spin-off of the popular Liverpool Albert Dock collaboration from the...

El Olivo (FKA The Embassy)

Hale Restaurant - Spanish

El Olivio creates Mediterranean Spanish fusion food with a fine dining feel – they call it haute cuisine, but describe...

Tast Restaurant Manchester

Tast

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Spanish

Catalan restaurant Tast brings the fiercely independent spirit of north-eastern Spain to your table courtesy head chef Paco Pérez –...

Outdoor seating at Albert's Restaurant Worsley

Albert’s Worsley

Worsley Restaurant - European

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

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

Mary & Archie Chorlton

Chorlton Restaurant - European

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

Sea bass ceviche as served at Restaurant Bar & Grill Liverpool on Brunswick Street

The Restaurant Bar & Grill Liverpool

Merseyside Restaurant - Global

With its six foot chandelier and gold leaf ceiling Restaurant Bar & Grill Liverpool is one of the city’s most...

Cocktails at The Alchemist Spinningfields Manchester

The Alchemist Manchester Spinningfields

Spinningfields Restaurant - Global

The Alchemist in Spinningfields was the original of three Manchester venues and has a good-sized outdoor terrace and plenty of...

Enjoy an alfresco drink on Saison bar's pavement terrace on Burton Road in West Didsbury

Saison

Greater Manchester Restaurant - British

Sister of Chorlton favourite Dulcimer, Saison is a cosy bar offering a wide range of craft beer and spirits. They...

27El Gato Negro, the much-praised Spanish restaurant on King Street, Manchester

El Gato Negro Manchester

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Spanish

El Gato Negro is an upmarket Manc-Spanish fusion restaurant that really, really works. Originally from Yorkshire, chef Simon Shaw has...

The glass-fronted dining room at The Samling has views of Lake Windermere

The Samling

Cumbria Restaurant - Modern British

The Samling is a delightful lodge and fine-dining restaurant oozing exclusivity. A favourite of Hollywood celebs (like Tom Cruise), it’s...

La Parrilla Lark Lane

Merseyside Restaurant - Mexican

La Parrilla Lark Lane is the third opening for a local mini-chain that has had the honour of being voted...

Levy Market

Levenshulme Restaurant - Global

Levy Market is a bustling community market running every Saturday from March to December. It was established in 2013 with...

St Luke’s Bombed Out Church Garden Cafe & Bar

Merseyside Restaurant - Global

Everybody knows the Bombed Out Church, but just in case: hit by an incendiary bomb during the Liverpool Blitz of...

Chapters Of Us

Merseyside Restaurant - Global

Hang out with your pooch or your pals inside or take advantage of the terrace at this self-styled neighbourhood coffee...

Liverpool's popular deli and restaurant Delifonseca on Brunswick Dock

Delifonseca

Merseyside Restaurant - European

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

party time at Banyan Spinningfields Manchester

Banyan Spinningfields

Spinningfields Restaurant - Global

Banyan in Manchester’s Spinningfields is a sleek and chic take on all day drinking and dining. From bottomless brunches every...

Inside Hearth of the Ram, one of Confidential Guides' recommended places to eat in Ramsbottom.

Hearth of the Ram

Ramsbottom Restaurant - British

Hearth of the Ram offers extraordinary pub food that reinvents classic local flavours. Head here for confident cooking in a...

Seafood Risotto at Alberts Restaurant Didsbury

Albert’s Didsbury

Didsbury Restaurant - European

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

Inside Amma's Canteen, the much-praised Indian restaurant on the edge of Chorlton

Amma’s Canteen

Chorlton Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

Passionate Keralan-Indian-Brit fusion. A great place to eat can make the back end of nowhere worth visiting - and (largely)...

Thomas Rigby’s

Merseyside Restaurant - Global

Of humble beginnings, Alderman Thomas Rigby came to Liverpool in 1830 – a wine and spirits dealer, he made quite...

The Watering Can

Merseyside Restaurant - Global

At the entrance to Greenbank Park, with its lake and leafy vistas, The Watering Can offers both inside and outside...

The charcuterie boards at The Mews - a cocktail and wine bar just off Deansgate in Manchester city centre.

The Mews

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Bar

The Mews is one of a clutch of new places to set up shop on Deansgate Mews, or ‘deli alley’...

Tasting Bar & Kitchen

Merseyside Restaurant - Global

If you really fancy taking your tastebuds on a round-the-world trip, then this is the place for you, with three...

Mamasan Liverpool

Merseyside Restaurant - Pan Asian

South Asian cookery is on the cards here, or "a vibrant culinary offering", if you prefer. Three floors are accessed...

Ice cream on the terrace at Trattoria 51 - an Italian restaurant in Southport

Trattoria 51 Southport

Merseyside Restaurant - Italian

Much like the seaside town itself, Trattoria 51 Southport looks its best when the sun is shining. The terrace at...

The interior of Kampai Sushi, a Japanese restaurant in Hale, Greater Manchester.

Kampai Sushi Bar

Hale Restaurant - Japanese

Kampai Sushi Bar brings an off-centre approach to Japanese cooking to Hale’s dining scene. They describe their food as ‘authentic...

Croma Didsbury Manchester Small Plates

Croma Didsbury

Didsbury Restaurant - Italian

The newest addition to the Croma family, the Didsbury restaurant has all the features that make its south Manchester sister...

a dish on the menu at Salt house liverpool tapas

Salt House Tapas

Merseyside Restaurant - Spanish

Residing on the corner of Hanover Street sits Salt House Tapas, a modern yet ambient take on the popular Spanish...

Stone-baked pizzas in the oven at Turncoat Bar at Albert Dock, Liverpool.

Turncoat Bar

Merseyside Restaurant - Italian

Turncoat Bar is a spacious, subterranean hideaway beneath Royal Albert Dock specialising in gin, craft beer and wood-fired pizza.

OSMA Kitchen Prestwich Manchester

OSMA

Prestwich Restaurant - Scandi

OSMA is a clever contraction of Oslo and Manchester, the home cities of its two owners. However this portmanteau is...

The Botanist Media City, Salford

The Botanist Salford

Media City Restaurant - Global

Part of a UK-wide chain bringing the outdoors in with its signature English country garden style, The Botanist in Salford...

etci mehmet steak manchester

Etçi Mehmet

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Mediterranean

Open since the end of 2018, Etçi Mehmet's carefully prepared, predominantly meat dishes are flame grilled or oven roasted for...

Inside Crafthouse, the roof-top restaurant from D&D group in Leeds

Crafthouse

West Yorkshire Restaurant - Modern British

The slick Crafthouse restaurant serves up seasonal British fare from a roof-top perch. It's a D&D group restaurant, and like...

Our Neighbourhood Bar

Didsbury Restaurant - Italian

Our NeighBourhood Bar in Didsbury is perfectly placed for forays in to Manchester’s most popular suburb right next to the...

Sheldrakes

Merseyside Restaurant - Mediterranean

Sat on the banks of the River Dee in rustic Lower Heswall, Sheldrakes was a sailing club until the river...

Silk Rd Liverpool

Merseyside Restaurant - Global

If it's one of those days when you can't put your finger on what you fancy – Thai curry or...

George’s Dining Room

Worsley Restaurant - Global

It might have a contemporary feel and Modern British menu, but George's is steeped in history, housed in a traditional...

A burger topped with cheese and pulled pork at Three Piggies - a casual dining place on Allerton Road, Liverpool

Three Piggies Alehouse & Canteen

Merseyside Restaurant - Global

The Three Piggies Alehouse & Canteen looks like a transplant from a Cornish surfer town with its flaking driftwood walls,...

The Workshop

Merseyside Restaurant - Modern British

There's not a speck of sawdust or metal swarf in sight at The Workshop, where the blood, sweat and tears...

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

Volta

Didsbury Restaurant - European

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

Neapolitan-style wood fired pizza at Double Zero in Chorlton

Double Zero

Chorlton Restaurant - Italian

An authentic Neapolitan-style pizzeria, Double Zero in Chorlton has been lauded as one of the best in the UK.

Lunyalita

Merseyside Restaurant - Spanish

Smaller and more intimate than the Liverpool One Lunya, Lunyalita overlooks the Albert Dock and is set over two storeys...

Silk Rd Heswall

Merseyside Restaurant - Global

If it's one of those days when you can't put your finger on what you fancy – Thai curry or...

The Alchemist Salford Quays

The Alchemist Salford

Media City Restaurant - Global

The Alchemist at Salford Quays is the most recent of three Manchester venues and has an outdoor terrace overlooking the...

14 Bar & Grill

Merseyside Restaurant - Global

Sometimes, the clue is in the name and in the case of 14 Bar & Grill, the number refers to...

The Old Stables

Merseyside Restaurant - Global

The old stable block of the leafy Allerton Manor estate is now a family-friendly restaurant offering British classics, Sunday roasts...

PINS Social Club

Merseyside Restaurant - Global

As the name suggests, PINS Social Club is more than just a bar – and it's more than just a...

The striking black exterior of WowYauChow - a modern British Chinese restaurant in Altrincham

WowYauChow

Altrincham Restaurant - Chinese

WowYauChow is a 'British Chinese' from accountant turned restaurateur Henry Yau which has become a firm favourite in Alty. The...

Pan Roasted Cod Loin at Alberts Restaurant Standish

Albert’s Standish

Standish Restaurant - European

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

Dockleaf

Merseyside Restaurant - Global

​Describing itself as an urban local and claiming to have "the heart of a cocktail bar and the soul of...

Jardim

Altrincham Restaurant - South American

"Flames and flora" are promised by South Manchester's South American-inspired grilled meat joint Jardim – Portuguese for "garden – and...

Pavement cafe dining outside Bistrot Verite in Birkdale, Southport

Bistrot Verite

Merseyside Restaurant - French

Bistrot Verite is a Brittany-influenced bistro with a penchant for fish. Brassy flavours meet seaside standards at this Gallic enclave...

The outdoor dining space to Piccolino Restaurant overlook Albert Square in Manchester

Piccolino Manchester

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Italian

With its large alfresco terrace facing Manchester Town Hall, Piccolino Caffe Grande is perfectly located for an Aperol Spritz in...

Bouchon

Merseyside Restaurant - French

"Bistro de luxe and bar" says the strapline of Bouchon, and the Parisian patio furniture and interiors resplendent in marble...

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

Libero

Greater Manchester Restaurant - European

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

Portuguese tapas restaurant Canto on Cutting Room Square in Manchester

Canto

Ancoats Restaurant - Portuguese

Canto is a Modern Portuguese restaurant from Simon Shaw, the creative director behind the consistently brilliant El Gato Negro on...

Smoke & Mirrors

Altrincham Restaurant - Global

Glitz and glamour is the name of the game at Smoke & Mirrors, where the order of service is shisha...

The unusual art installations at Motley Restaurant Manchester

Motley

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Global

Located on the ground floor of YOTEL on Manchester’s bustling Deansgate, Motley’s antipodean-style menu ticks all the modern boxes with...

Gallery Cafe Manchester Cakes

The Gallery Cafe

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - British

Not just somewhere to take the weight off after peering at all the Lowrys and Valettes, The Gallery Cafe at...

On the menu at The Ivy Spinningfields, Manchester

The Ivy Manchester

Spinningfields Restaurant - British

The Ivy Manchester is an exuberant over-the-top place that’s perfect for glamming up and going out. The décor is wild...

Roti Indian Restaurant in Chorlton, Manchester

Roti

Chorlton Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

With a newly refurbished garden terrace extending the otherwise bijou space, Chorlton's Roti has plenty of cocktails, draught beers and...

Dakota Grill Leeds

West Yorkshire Restaurant - Global

Smart, sophisticated and chic, with a private terrace for cocktails and alfresco brunch, being part of a fancy hotel mini-chain...

Peck and Yard pan asian food and outdoor seating in Chorlton

Peck & Yard Chorlton

Chorlton Restaurant - Pan Asian

Forget the Colonel, Dixy and their paltry poultry offerings, Peck & Yard serve real fried chicken - Pan-Asian style. The...

Cocktails in the beer garden tucked away at the back of Electrik in Chorlton

Electrik

Chorlton Restaurant - Italian

Elektrik is an award-winning independent bar with great coffee and a wide selection of beer, wine and cocktails. They offer...

Gusto Cheadle Hulme Pizza

Gusto Cheadle Hulme

Cheadle Hulme Restaurant - Italian

Gusto serves fresh Italian food in Cheadle Hulme and many other places. It’s part of a seemingly ever-expanding chain but...

The Pack Horse

Derbyshire Restaurant - Modern British

Humbly describing itself as a "community gastropub", The Pack Horse is raking in the glowing reviews, including by food critics...

Alfresco brunch at Papillon - a cafe-bar and restaurant in Liverpool's Georgian Quarter

Papillon

Merseyside Restaurant - Global

With its striped pink awning and corner spot on Hope Street, Papillon is one of the prettiest eating places in...

Flok Manchester, Northern Quarter, Bar, Tapas

Flok

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Spanish

If it's a place in the sun you're after, look no further than the Northern Quarter's Flok, chilling out on...

The terrace at Pattersons - a bar specialising in fried chicken in Liverpool city centre.

Pattersons

Merseyside Restaurant - American

Fried chicken in a bar setting with a big emphasis on music, beer and cocktails - Liverpool independent Pattersons has...

Flawd

Ancoats Restaurant - European

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

Mano A Bocca

Sale Restaurant - Italian

"Roma è arrivata a Sale!" – Rome has arrived in Sale – proclaims the website, which is a slight exaggeration,...

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

Mort Subite

Greater Manchester Restaurant - European

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

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

Haunt

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - European

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

The exterior of Thoughtfully Cafe - an independent coffee shop on Cleveland Square, Liverpool

Thoughtfully Cafe

Merseyside Restaurant - Coffee

Independent coffee shop Thoughtfully Cafe is just a few minutes walk from Liverpool ONE but it feels like a world...

Dimitri's Manchester Tapas

Dimitri’s

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Mediterranean

Dimitri’s has been serving up mezze for over 30 years now. It’s a stalwart of the city’s food and drink...

Inside The Drop Bar Cafe - a Caribbean restaurant in Chorlton, Manchester.

The Drop Bar Cafe

Chorlton Restaurant - Caribbean

"Authentic, original, unapologetic", that, according to its website, is the mission of The Drop Bar Cafe, a Caribbean set-up on...

Levenshulme Bakery is a local institution, known for its super fresh Turkish bread and Middle Eastern specialities.

Levenshulme Bakery

Levenshulme Restaurant - Middle Eastern

Levenshulme Bakery has been knocking up wallet-friendly and super fresh Turkish bread, kebabs and other light lunches for the local...

One of the fire pit tables on the terrace at Il Forno - an Italian restaurant and bar in Liverpool.

Il Forno

Merseyside Restaurant - Italian

Il Forno’s name refers to their oven; a huge, fire-breathing head which swallows up pizza before cooking it to perfection and...

One of the burgers served at Ma Boyles - a pub and restaurant near Albert Dock in Liverpool city centre.

Ma Boyles

Merseyside Restaurant - Global

Ma Boyles, a self-described 'ale house and eatery', has been around in various guises since the mid 19th century. As...

Beech Road's Bar San Juan is a Chorlton favourite for Spanish food and sangria

Bar San Juan

Chorlton Restaurant - Spanish

Beech Road's Bar San Juan is almost always bursting at the seams with customers. This unassuming little tapas bar is...

Takk Oxford Road

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - European

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

Salvi’s Deansgate Square

Castlefield Restaurant - Italian

Bright and airy, with white and pale sage tiles, dusky pink and gold rose barstools and booths, and even a...

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

Barbakan Deli

Chorlton Restaurant - European

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

One of the pizzas served on the terrace at Gusto Heswall, a recommended Italian restaurant.

Gusto Heswall

Merseyside Restaurant - Italian

With its sunspot terrace and twinkly olive grove interior, Gusto’s Heswall branch lives up to the chain’s reputation for making...

A prawn dish at Siam Smiles Thai Restaurant in Manchester

Siam Smiles

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Thai

Siam Smiles is famous amongst foodies in the city. Once a tiny café squeezed in next to some supermarket shelves...

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

Oystercatcher

Chorlton Restaurant - European

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

Buyers Club

Merseyside Restaurant - Italian

Squished on the cusp of the Knowledge Quarter and the Georgian Quarter and resident in the old Flying Picket since...

La Cantina Tapas Dishes Stockport Heaton Moor

La Cantina

Heaton Moor Restaurant - Spanish

Stockport is not Salamanca but that doesn’t stop the wooden barrel tables outside La Cantina on Heaton Moor’s busy Shaw...

The Monro

Merseyside Restaurant - Global

Following a mammoth spruce-up a few years back, The Monro touted itself as a gastropub, but it's gone back to...

Homemade coconut curry at Vietnamese Potbellied - a street food restaurant and bar in Chorlton, Manchester.

Vietnamese Potbellied

Chorlton Restaurant - Vietnamese

Vietnamese Potbellied is from the same family that ran Pho Bowl - the dinky restaurant that used to inhabit this...

The Welsford Bistro

Merseyside Restaurant - British

Scoffing your brekkie in Britain's largest cathedral might leave you speechless, so it's just as well you don't have to...

The exterior of Hope & Smoke with seats set out in the sun. This grill restaurant and bar is situated in Allerton, Liverpool.

Hope & Smoke

Merseyside Restaurant - Global

Hope & Smoke, an independent ‘smokehouse, bar and grill’ on Allerton Road is a local go-to for barbecue food, burgers,...

A selection of dishes available at Piccolino Italian restaurant, Bramhall

Piccolino Bramhall

Bramhall Restaurant - Italian

With its large alfresco terrace with a fully retractable roof, Piccolino Bramhall is perfectly located for an Aperol Spritz in...

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

The Font Chorlton

Chorlton Restaurant - European

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

yard and coop chicken shop NQ

Yard & Coop Manchester

Northern Quarter Restaurant - American

We’d rather see a restaurant that does one thing well than one that does a wide variety of dishes to...

The Firehouse

Ancoats Restaurant - Global

Found in the former E & A Auto Services garage depot on Swan Street, Firehouse is the sister restaurant to...

Inside the bustling Market House Indoor Food Hall in Altrincham, Greater Manchester.

Market House Indoor Food Hall

Greater Manchester Restaurant

Setting a precedent for the likes of Mackie Mayor and Stockport Produce Hall, many have hailed the revamping of the...

The Marble Arch Pub Manchester

The Marble Arch

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - British

The Marble Arch is a pub. George Orwell may have named his ideal (and imaginary) pub The Moon Under Water...

Playfoots

Eccles Restaurant - Global

“Just rock up and have the time of your life,” says Playfoots over Instagram. The cafe-cum-bar in the small town...

The Corn Exchange Manchester, Salvi's restaurant

Salvi’s Manchester Corn Exchange

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Italian

Salvi’s – or Salvi's Mozzarella Bar & Restaurant, to give it its full name – claims to be Manchester's first...

cork of the north wine bar sale restaurant

Cork of the North Sale

Sale Restaurant - Global

Cork of the North Sale smudges the line between wine merchant and wine bar even before you’ve had a glass....

Barrio

Chorlton Restaurant - Mexican

Barrio bar and kitchen brings Mexican and a bit more to Chorlton's foodie "barrio" (quarter) Beech Road, using locally sourced...

A seafood special served at Trattoria 51 - an Italian restaurant near Liverpool ONE.

Trattoria 51 Liverpool

Merseyside Restaurant - Italian

Offering good-value Italian classics, Trattoria 51 is an easy option if you want a family-friendly independent close to Liverpool ONE....

Six Trees Kitchen & Bar

Stretford Restaurant - Italian

Pop in on your way back from the Trafford Centre – there's plenty to watch go by, and plenty of...

Globe Chorlton Manchester

Globe Chorlton

Chorlton Restaurant - Global

Globe Chorlton describes itself as a world kitchen with cocktails. Think some of your favourite foods from far-flung places served...

Dulcimer brings DJ nights and an eclectic line-up of live music to Chorlton

Dulcimer

Greater Manchester Restaurant - Italian

"Music is in our blood" proclaim the team behind Dulcimer, the Chorlton bar named after a funkily shaped hammer-struck string...

El Gato Negro Liverpool

Merseyside Restaurant - Spanish

'The black cat' is an upmarket tapas restaurant overlooking the Town Hall and iconic Nelson monument, with heated patio outside...

Man Bites Frog Manchester Mackerel

Man Bites Frog

Chorlton Restaurant - French

Man Bites Frog is the sort of relaxed neighbourhood bar every neighbourhood needs. It’s friendly, a bit kooky (or should...

Outdoor terrace at Piccolino Italian Restaurant in Didsbury

Piccolino Didsbury

Didsbury Restaurant - Italian

With its large alfresco terrace, complete with fully retractable roof, Piccolino Didsbury is perfectly located for an Aperol Spritz in...

Terrace NQ

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Italian

Terrace NQ has really grown into its name over the years. Instead of just one terrace up on the roof,...

burger fries and prosecco at Banyan manchester Corm Exchange

Banyan Corn Exchange

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Global

Banyan in Manchester’s Corn Exchange has something for everyone and one of the best outdoor drinking and dining spots in...

ramona pizza with a burrata on top with salad and tater tots in the background

Ramona

Ancoats Restaurant - Italian

Predominantly a pizzeria, Ramona incorporates a bakery, margarita bar, coffee counter, stage and Firehouse restaurant, and is found in the...

A dish of pasta with a glass of red wine at Sugo Pasta Kitchen Altrincham, a Confidential Guides recommended restaurant

Sugo Pasta Kitchen Altrincham

Altrincham Restaurant - Italian

Another Altrincham success story, the Puglian-inspired Sugo Pasta Kitchen opened on Shaw Road - right by the transformative Market House...

The Quarter

Merseyside Restaurant - Italian

You can't get much more picture perfect than the cobbledy Falkner Street in the cool boho Georgian Quarter and, with...

cuckoo prestwich door

Cuckoo

Prestwich Restaurant - Italian

Like the interloping bird that gives it its name, Cuckoo was an odd-one-out when it first opened in Prestwich back...

Outdoor seating, Brewski, Chorlton

Brewski

Chorlton Restaurant - American

The clue is in the name – Brewski is as much about the beers as it is the food. It’s...

Honey-glazed duck served at Gusto Liverpool - a popular mid-range Italian restaurant at Albert Dock.

Gusto Liverpool

Merseyside Restaurant - Italian

With views of the water and a menu that should have something for pretty much everyone, Gusto Liverpool is a...

The Bistro at Blackburne House

Restaurant - Global

Nestled in the basement of a beautiful Grade II-listed building in the Georgian Quarter, The Bistro at Blackburne House is...

Al Dente

Merseyside Restaurant - Mediterranean

Al Dente is a Mediterranean restaurant with an extensive, far-reaching menu that just about makes sense when you consider the...

Neighbourhood Bistro and Bar

Merseyside Restaurant - Global

Ticking all the boxes for brekkie and brunch in South Liverpool is Neighbourhood Bistro and Bar on Woolton Road.

The exterior of Mustard & Co, a neighbourhood bistro in Crosby, Merseyside.

Mustard & Co

Merseyside Restaurant - Global

Crosby’s Mustard & Co is a neighbourhood bistro which succeeds in being both a heartwarming huddle of community - and...

An artisan doughnut served at Factory Coffee - a recommended takeaway coffee hatch in Manchester city centre.

Factory Coffee

Spinningfields Restaurant - Coffee

While lockdown marked the end for some businesses, for others it was a chance to expand into surprising new territories....

House felafel salad bowl at Hafla Hafla, a restaurant serving Middle Eastern-inspired food on Liverpool's Lark Lane.

Hafla Hafla

Merseyside Restaurant - Middle Eastern

Pop-up turned permanent Hafla Hafla brings Middle-Eastern inspired kebabs and small plates to the trendy bohemian drag of Lark Lane. 

The Gasworks on First Street, Manchester

The Gas Works Brewbar

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Global

There’s no shortage of open kitchens on display in restaurants nowadays but few places can offer a working brewery as...

Minna

Merseyside Restaurant - Global

This women-run family business is inspired by Molly's great nan Minna, who turned a plot of land behind her council house...

A cocktail from Dusk Til Pawn, a bar disguised as a pawn shop, on Stevenson Square, NQ, Manchester.

Dusk Til Pawn

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Bar

With a window full of ancient TVs and H Samuel jewellery, you could mistake this place as a relic from...

Michelin-starred fine dining at Hrishi, the flagship restaurant at Gilpin Hotel in Windermere.

Hrishi

Cumbria Restaurant - Modern British

Hrishi is the Michelin-starred British-Asian restaurant at the Gilpin Hotel in Windermere. An antidote to the chintz of other Lakes...

Matou

Merseyside Restaurant - Pan Asian

Innovative Pan Asian cuisine and an 'exotic adventure' are promised at Matou, on the second floor of the Ferry Terminal...

A pizza served at La Casa, an Italian restaurant and bar in Astley, Greater Manchester

La Casa

Wigan Restaurant - Italian

A new addition to Astley’s dining options is classy Italian restaurant and bar La Casa.

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