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The exterior of San Carlo Manchester with its distinctive orange awning.

San Carlo Manchester

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Italian

San Carlo is Manchester's most famous and, some say, best Italian restaurant. Run by the Distefano family, it's said to...

The exterior of The Hinchcliffe Arms - a country pub in Hebden Bridge led by chef Robert Owen Brown

The Hinchliffe Arms

West Yorkshire Restaurant - British

The Hinchliffe Arms delivers full-on British food with flair and imagination. Putting the goodness of earth, river and sea on...

Escape to Freight Island

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Global

Food hall meets music festival is how we’d describe Escape to Freight Island to anyone confused about what they’ll find...

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...

exterior of on the hush manchester church street northern quarter

On the Hush

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Bar

The Northern Quarter has never been short of Instagrammable spots with its litany of graffitied walls and shop fronts but...

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...

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”,...

3The striking interior of The Man Behind the Curtain - Michael O'Hare's Michelin star restaurant in Leeds

The Man Behind the Curtain

West Yorkshire 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 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...

Belzan is known for cocktails and maverick small plates

Belzan

Merseyside Restaurant - European

Following punchy reviews in the local and national press, it has been hard to secure a table at Liverpool’s Belzan.

Hyatt Regency Hotel Manchester

Manchester Hotel

The Hyatt Regency hotel is one of the most highly rated hotels in Manchester, with incredible views of the city...

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...

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...

Grand Pacific Manchester

Grand Pacific

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Pan Asian

Grand Pacific is the work of Living Ventures and it easily outshines its sibling venues in terms of pure glamour....

The Alan Hotel

Manchester City Centre Hotel

The Alan is surely one of the most creative and design-led venues in Manchester city centre. A stylish six-storey hotel...

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...

Runyon’s Bar & Restaurant

Manchester City Centre Bars

Runyon’s restaurant at Hotel Brooklyn claims to be somewhere you’ll be “overfed and overindulged” with a menu of British classics...

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...

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...

Outdoor terrace seating at One 88 Kitchen & Bar in Whitefield, owned by chef-patron David Gale.

One 88 Kitchen & Bar

Whitefield Restaurant - British

Spot-on bistro food in the 'burbs by a steady hand is what you'll find at One 88 Kitchen & Bar....

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...

Alvarium

Northern Quarter Bars

Alvarium is a cocktail bar and vegan restaurant. The drinks aren’t all vegan (although they do stock some vegan wines)...

HOME is a Manchester arts venue housing a cinema, theatre, art gallery and restaurant and bar

HOME

Manchester City Centre Arts Venues

With five cinemas, two theatres, a bookshop, and over 500 sqm of gallery space, HOME is one of Manchester’s biggest...

Schofield’s Bar

Manchester City Centre Bars

With links to Atomeca on Deansgate Square (and the upcoming Sterling downstairs at Stock Exchange Hotel), their very own vermouth...

Velvet green booths and natural lighting at Masons Restaurant and Bar in Manchester city centre.

Masons

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Modern British

Nestled in the Grade II Listed former Freemasons Hall, Masons Restaurant and Bar serves retro fine-dining fare in princely surrounds.

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...

Leven Hotel Manchester

Manchester City Centre Hotel

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 Whitworth is one of Manchester's leading art galleries

The Whitworth

Oxford Road Corridor Art Galleries

Any art lover’s trip to Manchester would not be complete without a morning or afternoon spent gazing at the walls...

Garten Bar

Manchester City Centre Bars

Right in the centre of the Corn Exchange atrium, Garten Bar (part of Döner Haus) serves German Draft beer alongside...

Inside Albert's Schloss, the Bavarian-inspired cook haus and bier palace in Manchester city centre.

Albert’s Schloss

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - European

Albert's Schloss is a Bavarian-inspired fun palace of extraordinary dimensions and clever design. Behind the glistening tiles of the former...

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 -...

Wood & Company

Manchester City Centre Bars

With its disguised entrance and back street location, Wood & Co has the feel of a secret speakeasy only frequented...

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...

The Lowry is an art gallery and theatres at Salford Quays, Greater Manchester

The Lowry

Salford Quays Comedy Venues

Flagship arts venue The Lowry was at the heart of 1990s' plans to breathe new life back into Salford Quays....

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...

Embankment Kitchen

Salford Restaurant - European

Head to the ground floor of the Citysuites aparthotel and non-residents are welcome at EK, to its friends, where plates...

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...

One of the dishes served at Aiden Byrne's gastropub The Church Green in Lymm, Cheshire

The Church Green

Cheshire Restaurant - British

The Church Green is Aiden Byrne's countryside pub where excellent meat comes as standard. Fifty ounce tomahawk, for example, and...

Common Northern Quarter

Common

Northern Quarter Restaurant - American

One of the Northern Quarter's original hipster hangouts, Common – bar, eatery, coffee spot – has been at its Edge...

Eggs Benedict as served at Browns Manchester restaurant in the city centre.

Browns Manchester

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Global

All dark wood and polished brass, leather seating and stained glass, this former banking hall is cavernous yet intimate all...

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...

Statues of legendary Manchester United players outside their Old Trafford stadium

Manchester United Museum & Stadium Tour

Old Trafford Sports Venues

Even if it's not a match day, there's plenty happening at the iconic Old Trafford stadium. The best way to...

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...

Inside the Cosy Club restaurant in Manchester's Corn Exchange

Cosy Club Manchester

Restaurant - Global

If it's all-day eating you're after, all-day eating you'll get at Cosy Club Manchester, and as you study the menu...

Neon Tiger

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Thai

Meaning "grill house" in the rural northern Thai regions from whence it hails, Baan Yang offers a method of cooking...

Wine and Wallop Prestwich

Prestwich Restaurant - Global

Coffee, cake, cocktail hour – whatever you're after, the Wine and Wallop bar and cafe stable can help, and with...

Mamucium Fine Dining Manchester

Mamucium

Greater Manchester Restaurant - British

Mamucium is headed up by Chef Andrew Green, formerly of The Lowry Hotel. It may be a hotel restaurant but...

Riverside views at The Lowry Hotel

The Lowry Hotel

Salford Hotel

The Lowry Hotel is Manchester’s premier 5-star hotel. While technically in Salford, it is ideally located next to Spinningfields, Manchester’s...

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...

10Gastropub the Freemasons at Wiswell is situated in the picturesque Ribble Valley in Lancashire

Freemasons at Wiswell

Lancashire Restaurant - British

Cooking goes from strength to strength at the Freemasons at Wiswell in Lancashire's Ribble Valley. Roaring fires, cast-iron fireplaces and...

Fazenda Manchester

Spinningfields Restaurant - South American

Fazenda loosely translates from Portuguese into "big farm", but think more luxe surroundings than your average barn: dark corners and...

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...

Lost Cat

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Global

Don't be distracted by the flowers – walk through the florists out front and follow the neon sign ("cheap food...

Level 3 Lounge & Restaurant

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Global

The on-site restaurant at the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel, Level 3 offers everything from breakfast and afternoon tea, through to...

Macdonald Manchester Hotel

Manchester City Centre Hotel

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....

Panoramic 34

Merseyside Restaurant - Modern British

Panoramic 34 was the UK's highest restaurant when it opened in 2008, and although others have since taken that title,...

The exterior of Trof, a restaurant and bar in the Northern Quarter.

Trof

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Global

Trof was the OG Mission Mars bar in Manchester and it’s still got ‘top Manchester night out’ written all over...

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.

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...

Moxy Manchester

Spinningfields Hotel

The Moxy brand is the cool and funky little sister of the Marriott family. Tucked away just off Deansgate in...

Podium Restaurant at the Hilton

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Modern British

Located on the lobby level, the Hilton Hotel's Podium Restaurant is chic and modern, as you might expect, and so...

The striking glass pyramid that houses the entrance to Australasia in Manchester city centre

Australasia

Spinningfields Restaurant - Pan Asian

Pacific Rim fusion fare for the fashion set. The undeniable theatre of the place, the approach of the staff and...

The Deaf Institute Manchester

The Deaf Institute

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Global

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Manchester Art Gallery in Manchester city centre

Manchester Art Gallery

Manchester City Centre Art Galleries

Mosey down Mosley Street between Piccadilly Gardens and St Peter’s Square, and you can’t miss the Greek columns that flank...

The Angel at Hetton

North Yorkshire Restaurant - British

One of the stars of TV’s The Trip with Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan - and awarded a Michelin star...

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...

The exterior of Isca in Levenshulme, which specialises in natural wines and organic food

Isca

Levenshulme Restaurant - British

Isca is a natural wine bar and shop on an unassuming street in Levenshulme, brought to you by Caroline Dubois (sommelier...

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...

The sunspot terrace at The Refinery - a bustling bar and restaurant on Liverpool's Hope Street.

The Refinery

Merseyside Restaurant - British

With Moroccan tiling, concrete flooring and filament lighting, The Refinery is certainly on-trend with its decor. This chilled-out bar and...

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...

Black Spot Pizza Restaurant Stockport

Black Spot Pizza

Stockport Restaurant - Italian

There is no shortage of floppy, fold-it-up Neapolitan pizza in Manchester these days. Like the bee symbol, it has descended...

A ceviche sampler served at Peru Perdu, a Peruvian-inspired restaurant and bar in Manchester city centre.

Peru Perdu

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - South American

Peru Perdu was originally a six-month residency restaurant at The Cotton Factory near the Village. Whether Covid or its popularity...

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...

Dovedale Towers

Merseyside Restaurant - Global

Freddie Mercury lived here for a year, in what is now the events space, and John Lennon and Paul McCartney...

The Gherkin

Levenshulme Restaurant - Vegetarian

More than a mere bistro or coffee shop, The Gherkin is a characterful community-minded, environmentally focused space supporting local artists...

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...

The casual, arty interior of The Counter House - a health-led restaurant on Cutting Room Square, Ancoats

The Counter House

Ancoats Restaurant - American

Gut-cleansing spirulina juices, turmeric scented Buddha bowls and raw vegan cookies, The Counter House menu reads like a dream list...

Petit Cafe du Coin

Merseyside Restaurant - French

Grab your beret and your polo neck, we're going incognito in a French-inspired cafe with jazz club aspirations. The little...

Pizza and chicken at roxy ballroom manchester deansgate

Roxy Ball Room Manchester Deansgate

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Bar

One of two Roxy Ball Room venues in Manchester, the Deansgate bar is an ideal "adult playground" perfect for parties....

Backyard burger, Bunny Jackson's, Manchester

Bunny Jackson’s

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - American

Bunny Jackson's touts itself as a dive bar and, while there is indeed 'cold beer, frozen margaritas and a lot...

Rustik

Didsbury Restaurant - Global

Open since 2015, this independent café-bar on Burton Road in the heart of West Didsbury has a cheeky Irish slant...

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...

Berry and Rye

Merseyside Restaurant

Follow the faint sound of live blues and jazz to find this ultra hip, hidden bar. With no sign and...

Gin and tonics served at NYL Restaurant and Bar in Liverpool's Aloft hotel.

NYL Restaurant and Bar

Merseyside Restaurant - American

Much of the appeal of NYL Restaurant and Bar is admittedly the setting. You'll find it in the Aloft hotel...

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...

The Anthologist Restaurant on St Peter's Square Manchester

The Anthologist

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Global

The Anthologist fits well into the cosmopolitan city vibe of the regenerated St Peter’s Square. When you step off the...

CBRB Northern Quarter Bao

Cocktail Beer Ramen + Bun

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Japanese

The name sums up this place’s offering succintly enough. Add the words ‘damn good’ at the start and it’ll be...

Window seating at Wolf At The Door - a bar serving taco and bao buns in Manchester's NQ

Wolf At The Door

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Global

The team behind Wolf At The Door know a thing or two about adaptation. They launched as a highly stylised...

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,...

Fress, Manchester, Northern Quarter, Brunch

Fress

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Global

Established in 2017 in what was then the outer reaches of the Northern Quarter, Fress remains resplendent in chic black-and-white tiles...

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...

A plate of sashimi at Peter Street Kitchen - the Japanese and Mexican restaurant in the former Free Trade Hall in Manchester

Peter Street Kitchen

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Japanese

Specialising in two distinct, contemporary cuisines, Mexican and Japanese, Peter Street Kitchen's punchy small plates ooze luxury. There are several...

Take a seat outside CAMRA award-winning bar Fred's Ale House in Levenshulme

Fred’s Ale House

Levenshulme Restaurant - Italian

Launched in 2015, Fred’s Ale House in Levenshulme is a CAMRA award-winning, beer lovers’ haven with numerous extra benefits. There...

Crispy Duck and Pancakes, Pacifica Cantonese Restaurant

Pacifica Cantonese

Eccles Restaurant - Chinese

Pacifica Cantonese in Eccles is an old-school Chinese restaurant with lurid neon signage. It’s not trying to be slavishly authentic...

The Club House

Merseyside Restaurant - Global

Part of The New World Trading Company stable of eateries and drinkeries, The Club House sits on the edge of...

Indoor seating at Bombay Brew Indian Restaurant Rochdale

Bombay Brew

Rochdale Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

Bombay Brew brings together beer and Indian street food. Bundobust may be the kings of this combo but unlike its...

Cakes on display on the counter at Nordie Bar in Levenshulme.

Nordie Bar

Levenshulme Restaurant - European

Nordie Bar is a dog-friendly neighbourhood bar with a focus on coffee, craft beer and cocktails.

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...

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...

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...

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...

Lunyalita

Merseyside Restaurant - Spanish

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

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...

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...

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...

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’...

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...

Common Ground in Altrincham is an artisan cafe serving specialty coffee, brunch and lunch

Common Ground

Altrincham Restaurant - European

An artisan tea and coffee house for people who know the difference between Aeropress, Batch Brew and V60, and no,...

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...

The Alchemist Liverpool

Merseyside Restaurant - Global

Part of the chain, The Alchemist in Liverpool is settled into a Grade II-listed building in the heart of the...

East River

Merseyside Restaurant - American

New York's lower east side is the inspo here – "where gritty high rise buildings mix with upscale apartments and...

The Firehouse

Ancoats Restaurant - Global

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

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.

Pull Up

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Caribbean

Caribbean vibes and Caribbean flavours are big at Pull Up at the top end of the Northern Quarter, where atmosphere...

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...

A dish served at Yu Copster Green - an acclaimed Chinese restaurant in the Ribble Valley

Yu Copster Green

Lancashire Restaurant - Chinese

Yu Copster Green (formerly known as Yu and You) is an established, upscale Chinese restaurant serving British favourites and house...

The Refuge

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - European

Winning small plate fusion in an iconic and glamorous setting. Housed in Manchester's iconic The Refuge Assurance Company dating back...

Menu at The Alchemist New York Street Manchester

The Alchemist Manchester New York Street

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Global

The Alchemist on New York Street is the second of three Manchester venues and nicely turned out, with bags of...

One of the dishes served at Hanover Street Social - a popular restaurant and bar in Liverpool city centre.

Hanover Street Social

Merseyside Restaurant - Global

Hanover Street Social is a big, buzzy bistro and bar from Paddy Smith’s Red and Blue Group, which also runs Salt...

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...

The Scandic-Inspired interior of One Percent Forest - a cafe bar in Woolton Village, Liverpool.

One Percent Forest

Merseyside Restaurant - Coffee

Sandwiched between an estate agent and a solicitor’s office, cafe-bar One Percent Forest could easily go unnoticed, were it not...

One of the seafood dishes served at Justino's - a family-run Italian restaurant and bar in Aigburth, Liverpool.

Justino’s

Merseyside Restaurant - Italian

Taking the corner spot once occupied by Et Alia is Justino’s - a family-run Italian restaurant and bar headed up...

The Thirsty Korean

The Thirsty Korean

Chorlton Restaurant - Korean

The name is a reference to the fact that South Koreans are statistically one of the biggest consumers of spirits...

Wine is served by the bottle and the glass at Kerb - a natural wine bar and shop in Ancoats, Manchester.

Kerb

Ancoats Restaurant - Bar

Ancoats gem Kerb is a natural wine shop and occasional bar from the founders of Takk Coffee and OL Bar...

Flight Club Manchester, Party, Groups, Darts, Games

Flight Club Manchester

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Global

Flight Club is a hit in London, Birmingham and Manchester, with its primary aim (sorry) to offer a contemporary take...

Manahatta Manchester New York Taxi

Manahatta Manchester

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - American

Manahatta is a New York-inspired cocktail bar on Deansgate. It’s well known for its party atmosphere, great drinks and bottomless...

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.

Ten Streets Social

Merseyside Restaurant - Global

One of Liverpool’s hippest hideouts, occupying a former warehouse along the Dock Road, Ten Streets Social is worth hunting down...

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...

A table set for dinner at Instagrammer's paradise Tattu restaurant in Manchester, Spinningfields

Tattu Manchester

Spinningfields Restaurant - Chinese

Located in the heart of the Spinningfields business district, Tattu Manchester is an Instagrammer’s dream. Think penumbral lighting, body art-inspired...

Pasta and pizza from PLY restaurant and bar Manchester

PLY

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Italian

Describing itself as a "hangout" and "creative space", PLY is in the beating heart of hipster Northern Quarter, benefitting from...

The Caledonia

Merseyside Restaurant - Vegan

If it's a knees-up you're after, and eating is an aside, then The Caledonia has you fixed, offering live music...

Einstein Bier Haus

Merseyside Restaurant - European

If it's dancing, drinking and Deutschland-inspired plates of schnitzel and wurst you're after, you've come to the right place. Described...

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...

River North

Merseyside Restaurant - Global

River North describes itself as a neighbourhood pub, but, with its bottomless brunches and fancy steaks, branded crockery and comprehensive...

One of the dishes served at Vice & Virtue: A Confidential Guides recommended restaurant in Leeds city centre

Vice & Virtue

West Yorkshire Restaurant - Modern British

At Vice & Virtue, cocktails are a savvy delight, the tasting menus are a sprightly revelation - and it would...

chakalaka, northern quarter, manchester

Chakalaka

Northern Quarter Restaurant - African

Chakalaka is a South African bar and kitchen in Manchester’s NQ. The food is relaxed, offering everything from quick snacks...

cosy nook in 53two manchester cafe bar

53two

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Bar

With a gentle gradient throughout and a lowered bar, 53two is one of Manchester's most inclusive and accessible venues. Half...

Sashimi served on ice at Cottonopolis in the NQ

Cottonopolis

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Japanese

Coined from the 19th-century nickname for Manchester, Cottonopolis is a quintessential Northern Quarter joint, with its wooden floors, towering beams...

Cafe Tabac

Merseyside Restaurant - Global

Within spitting distance of the bombed-out church, Cafe Tabac has been rolling with the changes at the top of Bold...

Zara’s Hub

Merseyside Restaurant - Global

Quaintly calling itself a "wine bar" on Instagram, Zara's Hub actually dabbles in a bit of everything, from a classic...

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,...

Cocktails for four at Riddles Bar in Altrincham, Greater Manchester.

Riddles Bar

Greater Manchester Restaurant

Vintage cocktail bar and self-proclaimed makers of Altrincham's best Old Fashioned, Riddles Bar focuses on high-quality ingredients blended by expert...

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.

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...

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 Banyan Tree Restaurant Manchester

The Banyan Tree

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Global

Situated on the Castlefield-Hulme border, The Banyan Tree is a neighbourhood eatery that’s much appreciated by the people living in...

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...

Tacos on the menu at Southside Tequila Joint Withington

Southside Tequila Joint

Withington Restaurant - Mexican

You know those fancy places where there's a flight of drinks matched to each food course? Well, here at Southside,...

Down The Hatch

Merseyside Restaurant - Vegan

Downstairs on Duke Street, DTH promises some hellishly good scran in its vegan and vegetarian-friendly brick-lined junk food bunker, where...

Pool tables at Black Dog Ballroom

Black Dog Ballroom

Northern Quarter Restaurant - American

Booze, food and pool is on the menu at Northern Quarter's Black Dog Ballroom, a New York-style speakeasy hidden downstairs...

Levanter Restaurant Ramsbottom Figs Wine

Levanter

Ramsbottom Restaurant - Spanish

Owned and run by Basque food importers Joe and Fiona Botham, Levanter is ‘a true tapas bar’ serving authentic Spanish...

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...

Guests enjoying a sunny evening in Levenshulme at The Klondyke Club social club

The Klondyke Club

Levenshulme Restaurant - British

No round-up of Levenshulme’s social spaces could exclude The Klondyke Club AKA The Levenshulme Bowling and Social Club. This century-old...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Inside NAM, the Vietnamese restaurant and bar on Cutting Room Square in Ancoats.

NAM

Ancoats Restaurant - Vietnamese

Another neighbourhood favourite in the now achingly hip Cutting Room Square. NAM’s light and airy space with its natural parquet...

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...

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...

One of the dishes served at Andrew Nutter's gastropub Bird At Birtle, on the edge of the Lancashire moors

Bird At Birtle

Birtle Restaurant - British

The big, first-floor window at the rear of Andrew Nutter's Bird At Birtle frames the moors – and this gastropub,...

La Parrilla Bold Street

Merseyside Restaurant - Mexican

With its mariachi bands, sombreros, and cantina-style atmosphere La Parrilla Bold Street is Mexico-by-numbers - but done with such cheerful...

One of the dishes served on the crowd-pleasing menu at Didsbury institution Folk Cafe Bar.

Folk Didsbury

Didsbury Restaurant - European

Folk is a bit of an institution in Didsbury, having been on the scene for over a decade now. Even...

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

10 Tib Lane

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - French

10 Tib Lane is one of the brave new openings of summer 2021; a time when securing staff and supplies,...

Crazy Pedro's NQ

Crazy Pedro’s Manchester NQ

Northern Quarter Restaurant - American

This self-styled party bar is hot on super-chilled drinks, from frozen margaritas to ice cold beers. It's also hot on...

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Cork of the North Heaton Moor

Heaton Moor Restaurant - Global

You can probably tell from the pun-tastic name that you don’t need to be a serious grape connoisseur to feel...

A cocktail served at Wilson's Social, a cafe bar in the NQ, Manchester.

Wilson’s Social

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Global

Glass-fronted bar and restaurant Wilson's Social is part of the Selina NQ1 hostel, formerly Hatter’s. It’s a brunch, lunch and...

The sun shining on Maray restaurant on Bold Street, Liverpool city centre.

Maray Bold St

Merseyside Restaurant - European

Serving irresistible Middle Eastern fusion small plates, Maray is a slow-burning smash hit. Inspired by (and named after) the Middle-Eastern...

Duke Street Market

Merseyside Restaurant - Global

Following in the footsteps of other successful models in the region, with communal dining tables and a mezzanine served by...

The Cajun salmon jambalaya at The Tavern Co - a Tex Mex bar and restaurant on Smithdown Road, Liverpool

The Tavern Co

Merseyside Restaurant - American

A stalwart of Smithdown Road, The Tavern Co is a casual dining place with a reputation for student and family-friendly...

The homely interior of The Roebuck Inn in Mobberley, Cheshire

The Roebuck Inn

Cheshire Restaurant - British

Multi-award-winning pub in the Cheshire countryside. Winner of countless ‘best pub’ awards, and established in 1708, the latest incarnation of...

The Smugglers Cove

Merseyside Restaurant - Global

Part of The New World Trading Company stable of eateries and drinkeries, and appropriately sited in the Albert Dock's foodie...

Ropes & Twines

Merseyside Restaurant - Global

With a nod to its Ropewalks neighbourhood, Ropes & Twines is a speciality coffee shop, wine bar and even art...

The Crown & Conspirator

Bramhall Restaurant - Global

South Bramhall's Crown & Conspirator is a Cheshire Pub Co gaff, so you're promised a warm welcome, an honest pint,...

16One of the dishes served at Manchester's only Michelin star restaurant, Mana in Ancoats.

Mana

Ancoats Restaurant - Modern British

Michelin-starred restaurant Mana is the brainchild of chef patron Simon Martin who mastered his trade at the renowned Noma in...

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Holcombe Tap

Ramsbottom Restaurant - Global

Holcombe Tap Bar & Kitchen, as it sometimes goes by the name of, is all about small plates. It's also...

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 Botanist Didsbury

The Botanist Didsbury

Didsbury Restaurant - Global

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

Red chairs in the window of the stylish Jane Eyre bar and restaurant in Ancoats

The Jane Eyre

Ancoats Restaurant - British

The Jane Eyre is a self-styled ‘neighbourhood bar’ offering seasonal food, classic cocktails and local beers. Presided over by Eyre siblings...

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...

Two bottles of red wine on display at Wine & Wallop, a wine bar in West Didsbury, Manchester

Wine & Wallop Didsbury

Didsbury Restaurant - European

Conveniently located opposite West Didsbury Metrolink station, Wine & Wallop Didsbury is a cosy retreat where you can sample an...

Tables with a sun parasol set up for outside drinking at The Talleyrand bar in Levenshulme, Manchester

The Talleyrand

Levenshulme Restaurant

Open since summer 2018, The Talleyrand is an arty and eccentric little bar with a packed programme of live music,...

Nell's New York style pizza available at the Beagle, Chorlton

The Beagle

Chorlton Restaurant - American

The Beagle is a bustling, eclectic, neighbourhood boozer which has recently replaced its Tex-Mex trash food menu with NYC-style pizza...

Cane & Grain Northern Quarter Bar

Cane & Grain

Northern Quarter Restaurant - American

Don't mind getting your hands dirty in the name of filling your belly? There's plenty to pick up and run...

Dakota Grill Manchester Lamb Rump

Dakota Grill Manchester

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Modern British

Dakota Grill Manchester is the work of former Malmaison owner, Ken McCollough and it is as dark-hued and handsome as...

The Rivals, Manchester City Centre

The Rivals Bar & Restaurant

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Modern British

When The Rivals opened in 2017, it was the first time in a long time that The Royal Exchange Theatre...

Gorilla

Greater Manchester Restaurant - American

Gorilla is tucked under a railway arch, it has a slightly industrial vibe but it’s comfortable for all that. The...

Crazy Pedro's Bridge Street Manchester Outdoor Seating

Crazy Pedro’s Manchester Bridge St

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - American

Describing itself as a full-time party bar and part-time pizza parlour, Crazy Pedro’s is hot on super-chilled drinks, from frozen...

Inside Elnecot, one of the new generation of restaurants in Ancoats, Manchester.

Elnecot

Ancoats Restaurant - European

Named after the first recorded name for Ancoats, Elnecot (meaning ‘lonely cottages’) takes its influence from historical cooking methods with...

Cooper Hall in the NQ, Manchester is a big European style beer hall, great for a night out with a group.

Cooper Hall

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Bar

Cooper Hall is a European-style beer hall below Sevendale House in the Northern Quarter. The offering is simple: tank beer...

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...

Speak In Code

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Bar

Finding itself resting in the top 10 of the top 50 cocktail bars in the whole of the UK, Speaking...

Le Social is a natural wine supplier with a shop and tasting room housed in a converted shipping container at Pollard Yard, Ancoats.

Le Social

Ancoats Restaurant - Bar

Organic, sustainable and natural wines are the focus at Le Social, a wine shop and tasting room housed in a...

Crazy Pedro’s Liverpool

Merseyside Restaurant - American

Describing itself as a full-time party bar and part-time pizza parlour, Crazy Pedro’s is hot on super-chilled drinks, from frozen...

Tariff and Dale Restaurant Manchester

Tariff & Dale

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Global

Tariff & Dale is a Northern Quarter institution – one of the first to colonize the Rochdale Canal frontier, bringing...

Cantina

West Yorkshire Restaurant - Vegan

Part of The Old Red Bus Station, an artsy ents space and late-night bar run by creative collective Champion Up...

One of the fine-dining dishes served at James Martin in Manchester city centre.

James Martin

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - British

A fine-dining restaurant inside a casino with a celeb chef name above the door? Alarm bells. Yes, James Martin has...

Afternoon tea served at Recardo's in Hale - a cafe by day and bar and club by night.

Recardo’s

Hale Restaurant - Bar

Patisserie by day, bar and club by night, Recardo’s landed on Hale’s Ashley Road in summer 2021. It’s a boujee-style...

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...

Liverpool Gin Distillery

Merseyside Restaurant - Global

Head to Liverpool Gin Distillery to drink gin, make gin, learn about gin and talk about gin. Food is something...

The colourful interior of Station Hop bar on Stockport Road in Levenshulme, Manchester

Station Hop

Levenshulme Restaurant - British

Another CAMRA award-winning boozer on Stockport Road to add to Levenshulme’s enviable drinking scene. Station Hop is a gorgeous, colourful...

La Parrilla Waterloo

Merseyside Restaurant - Mexican

The original venue from this Liverpudlian mini-chain, La Parrilla Waterloo Road surprised us all when it opened on South Road...

Nell’s New York Pizza & Bar

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - American

This Brooklyn-style pizza joint was born out of a love of using the best ingredients with care and attention. Nell's...

Freshly baked doughnuts made in-house at Blanchflower in Altrincham

Blanchflower

Altrincham Restaurant - British

'Create, don't curate' is Blanchflower's motto and to that end, much of their produce is made in-house.

The Angel Pub Manchester

The Angel

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - British

We had an internal debate about whether to class The Angel on Rochdale Road as part of the city centre,...

Afternoon tea served at The Art of Tea: a Confidential Guides recommended cafe-bar in Didsbury

The Art of Tea

Didsbury Restaurant

Independent coffee shop and bar The Art of Tea offers more than just good quality loose leaf tea. It's situated...

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...

Pancakes with bacon and maple syrup served at The Blues Kitchen in Manchester city centre.

The Blues Kitchen Manchester

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - American

The Blues Kitchen Manchester is the first opening outside the capital for Columbo Group, which also owns the Jazz Cafe...

Inside Overdraught MCR, a craft ale bar in Levenshulme, Manchester housed in a former bank.

Overdraught MCR

Levenshulme Restaurant - American

Overdraught MCR opened its doors in October 2019 with a name that's a cheeky nod to the previous incarnation of...

Street View Outdoor Seating at All The Shapes Prestwich

All The Shapes

Prestwich Restaurant - Mexican

All The Shapes has that relaxed café-bar, all-day-eatery thing nailed. It’s the sort of place where you feel equally comfortable...

A classic negroni at cocktail bar Henry C in Chorlton, Manchester.

Henry C

Chorlton Restaurant - American

Serving up Po Boys and great cocktails, Henry C is a cosy neighbourhood bar in Chorlton with a heavy New...

Cork & Fork

Merseyside Restaurant - Global

There's always something going on at this bustling Allerton road wine bar, from steak night and Sunday roasts to live...

Outside The Font Manchester

The Font Manchester

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - American

Best known for the creativity and double-take cheapness of its cocktails, The Font Manchester is perhaps the closest you’ll get...

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...

Black Barrel

Restaurant - Global

Describing itself as an "unorthodox rum specialist and finger food bar", Black Barrel is a stripped floors, exposed brickwork, red...

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...

Clockworks

Merseyside Restaurant - Global

On the corner of Ropewalks' Wolstenholme Square, Clockworks is housed in one of the city’s oldest surviving warehouses crammed with...

BOX Deansgate

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Global

BOX is all about big-screen sports, booze (including two-for-one cocktails) and blokes singing – "bandeoke" is a thing and it...

Inside Bacaro, the Liverpool bar that serves Venetian-inspired small plates

Bacaro

Merseyside Restaurant - European

Like the backstreet Venetian tapas places which inspired this central Liverpool bar and restaurant, there is something about Salt House...

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...

Food coffee cocktails at carlisi liverpool

Carlisi

Merseyside Restaurant - Italian

If it's an Aperol Spritz you're hankering after, or an authentic Sicilian blend coffee, then Carlisi, at the finance end...

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...

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...

The light and airy dining room at Alderley Edge Hotel with its centrepiece: an indoor tree

Alderley Edge Hotel

Cheshire Restaurant - Modern British

This new incarnation of the restaurant at the Alderley Edge Hotel delivers good Modern British food in a light, airy...

Outside dining at Porta Altrincham - a tapas restaurant recommended by Confidential Guides

Porta Altrincham

Altrincham Restaurant - European

Spanish small plates and a menu that really delivers. Porta Altrincham might be another tapas place - but this one...

7The exterior of Hawksmoor Manchester on Deansgate - the first Hawksmoor to open outside of London

Hawksmoor

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - British

The best steakhouse in the North. Opening on Deansgate in 2015, the first Hawksmoor steakhouse outside of London is a...

A dessert served at Riva restaurant and bar in Hale, Greater Manchester

Riva

Hale Restaurant - Modern British

Bringing new life to Hale village is relaxed restaurant and bar Riva, which cleverly scoops up trade from morning till...

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...

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,...

25Baratxuri in Ramsbottom pays homage to the pintxos bars of the Basque region

Baratxuri

Ramsbottom Restaurant - Spanish

Basque enclave Baratxuri is the second Ramsbottom-based bar and restaurant from Joe and Fiona Botham.

Smoke & Mirrors

Altrincham Restaurant - Global

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

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...

Spanish Caravan Liverpool

Merseyside Restaurant - Spanish

Following in its original Prescot footsteps, Spanish Caravan in Ropewalks is a Mediterranean bar that offers chilled days and wild...

The BBQ vegan burger served at Jimmy's Liverpool: a rock and roll bar, gig venue and restaurant on Bold Street.

Jimmy’s Liverpool (kitchen closed)

Merseyside Restaurant - American

This glam rock and roll boozer on Bold Street is a bar, music venue, and upstairs, a restaurant. And while...

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....

On the menu at Three Little Words, Manchester

Three Little Words

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Global

Three Little Words is housed under the arches at the lesser-visited end of Watson Street, near Beetham Tower. Inside you’ll...

The Botanist Manchester Deansgate

The Botanist Manchester

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Global

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

Mary and Archie Chorlton Brunch

Mary & Archie Didsbury

Didsbury Restaurant - Global

With colourful decor, eclectic knick-knacks, plenty of potted plants and a bit of a Seventies vibe, Mary & Archie does...

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...

Harvey Nichols Second Floor Deli Bar

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - European

Hutch up near one of the floor-to-ceiling windows in the new Second Floor Deli Bar and take in the views...

Red Dog Saloon

Merseyside Restaurant - American

If you like getting your hands dirty, then Red Dog Saloon is probably right up your street. Part of a...

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...

The Goods In

Prestwich Restaurant

Just across the road from the Heaton Park tram stop is The Goods In, a newbie cafe-bar from the team...

One of the dishes served at The Reliance in Leeds city centre: A Confidential Guides recommended restaurant

The Reliance

West Yorkshire Restaurant - Modern British

Head to The Reliance for Modern British dishes and homemade charcuterie in a relaxed dining room and pub, with craft...

The Bay Horse Tavern Manchester

The Bay Horse

Northern Quarter Restaurant - British

The Bay Horse Tavern, to give it its full moniker, describes itself as "a modern take on a Victorian Pub"...

Man holding two burgers from Slap and Pickle in Society, Manchester city centre

Society

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Global

Does Manchester need another hipsterish food hall? Probably not. But do we want one? Judging from the peak-time busyness of...

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...

The bright blue exterior of The Ink in the Well, a pub and restaurant on Lark Lane in Aigburth, Liverpool

The Ink in the Well

Merseyside Restaurant - Global

You can't miss the bright blue facade of The Ink in the Well on the iconic Lark Lane. This 2021...

People dining at The Pen Factory in Liverpool: a Confidential Guides recommended restaurant

The Pen Factory

Merseyside Restaurant - Mediterranean

The Pen Factory specialises in the kind of Middle East-meets-Spanish creations you’ll find at Volta or The Refuge in Manchester,...

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