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The Bells of Peover, a country pub in Cheshire, just south of Knutsford

The Bells of Peover

Knutsford Restaurant

There's a story behind the American and British flags that fly over the entrance to The Bells of Peover, a...

Riva Blu Liverpool

Cavern Quarter Restaurant - Italian

With its large alfresco terrace, island bar, and handsome architecture, Riva Blu Liverpool has a chic, continental feel inside and...

Beef tataki at Sora Manchester, a rooftop bar and restaurant in Malmaison Deansgate

Sora Manchester

Manchester City Centre Restaurant

Sora Manchester is a rooftop bar and restaurant serving up sushi, Pan Asian small plates and views across the city’s...

Atlas Bar

Manchester City Centre Bars

Atlas Bar is known as one of the originals of Manchester’s modern cafe-bar scene. And for its extensive collection of...

Exterior of the restaurant Alfredo's Social with its famous clock

Alfredo’s Social

Stockport Town Centre Restaurant

Alfredo’s Social is a buzzy bar and restaurant in the parade of independents on Little Underbank in Stockport town centre....

Opera Grill

Chester Restaurant - Global

Housed in a Grade II Listed building with a neo-classical facade, Chester's Opera Grill is a grand, 400-seater restaurant from...

Roast dinner and a pint at 11 Central in Mediacity Manchester.

11 Central

Salford Quays Bars

11 Central is another venture for Seven Bro7hers, only this time their Sis4ers are on board too so the bar...

Malmaison Liverpool Bar & Grill

Princes Dock Restaurant - American

Malmaison Liverpool Bar & Grill is much more than just another soulless hotel restaurant. With its dockside location and terrace,...

Piccolino Didsbury

Didsbury Restaurant - Italian

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

The Bridge, a hotel and restaurant in Prestbury, Cheshire

The Bridge

Prestbury Hotel

Located in a Grade II Listed building from 1626, The Bridge is full of charm, whether you’re going for a...

Sunday lunch at Founder's Hall on Albert Square, Manchester city centre.

Founder’s Hall

Manchester City Centre Pubs

Founder’s Hall is a smartly-refurbished pub with an enviable position on Albert Square. It serves up comforting pub food and...

The Fountain House

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - British

The Fountain House is the newest lodger of the Gothic-arched Memorial Hall sitting one corner of Albert Square, and its...

Hotel Anfield

Anfield Hotel

Hotel Anfield is the perfect hotel for football fans. If you were any closer to the ground, you’d be in...

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...

The terrace at Piccolino Hale

Piccolino Hale

Hale Restaurant - Italian

There’s no shortage of reliably good restaurants in the Hale-Altrincham-Bowden triangle, and Piccolino Hale is up there with the best...

The Restaurant Bar & Grill Liverpool

Liverpool City Centre Restaurant - Global

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

Cocktails served at San Carlo Fumo in Manchester city centre

Fumo

Oxford Road Restaurant - Italian

With its terrace overlooking Oxford Road and its much-photographed spiral staircase, Fumo is a favourite spot in Manchester for dinner...

Piccolino Caffe Grande Manchester

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Italian

With its terrace overlooking Albert Square and Manchester Town Hall, and a beautiful interior featuring a 40-seater private dining room,...

Cibus

Levenshulme Restaurant - Italian

Once a stall at Levy Market, then a pop-up pizzeria above Fred’s Ale House, Cibus took baby steps to get...

San Carlo Fiorentina, Charcuterie Platter

San Carlo Fiorentina

Hale Barns Restaurant - Italian

San Carlo Fiorentina (what the Italians call Florence) specialises in the meat dishes of Tuscany, grilled over charcoal, particularly steak,...

Riva Blu Leeds

Leeds Restaurant - Italian

Riva Blu Leeds, an Italian restaurant on Park Row, used be part of the Gino d’ACampo chain before the north's...

Riva Blu Manchester | Corn Exchange

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Italian

From the same team behind Piccolino, Riva Blu Manchester aims to bring a little bit of La Dolce Vita to...

Piccolino Liverpool burrata salad

Piccolino Liverpool

Cavern Quarter Restaurant - Italian

Piccolino Liverpool is located in a particularly grand building on Cook Street with a small but perfectly-formed terrace at the...

One of the best restaurants in the North West, San Carlo Alderley Edge. Cheshire.

San Carlo Alderley Edge

Alderley Edge Restaurant - Italian

The latest addition to the San Carlo family is the impressive £3 million Alderley Edge restaurant, boasting a sunlit dining...

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...

Seafood at The Assheton Arms, a country pub with rooms to stay overnight, near Pendle Hill and Clitheroe in Lancashire

Assheton Arms

Clitheroe Restaurant - British

The Assheton Arms is a classic country pub – perfect for a stop off after a walk in the Ribble...

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...

Cocktails at Motley, a bar on Deansgate, Manchester.

Motley

Manchester City Centre Bars

Motley is a bar and restaurant attached to Yotel on Deansgate. With its suntrap terrace, it’s definitely not just for...

Bottomless brunch at Brewdog Doghouse in Manchester

Brewdog DogHouse Bar & Rooftop

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - American

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

An alcohol-free drink from Mr Fitzpatrick's in Rawtenstall.

Mr Fitzpatrick’s

Rawtenstall Bars

Mr Fitzpatrick’s is a venerable institution: Britain’s last temperance bar. If that makes you think of puritanical Victorians, fear not....

The Hong Kong-inspired food at Harcourts pub in Altrincham.

Harcourt

Altrincham Pubs

Harcourt is a Hong Kong-inspired pub on Altrincham's main drag, Stamford Road.

The sunny roof terrace at Brickhouse Social, just off Oxford Road

Brickhouse Social

Oxford Road Bars

Brickhouse Social is a casual place that’s all about pizza, beer and good times. Situated just off Oxford Road, in...

Bagel with smoked salmon from the Cheshire Smokehouse make a great brunch at Smoke in Wilmslow

Smoke

Wilmslow Restaurant - Modern British

Smoke is a modern restaurant that’s a mix of cool design, wine bar and relaxed cafe-style menu of small plates...

Finders Keepers Cocktail

Finders Keepers

Ancoats Bars

Finders Keepers, a quayside bar at Islington Marina is the perfect sunny day spot. Its thoughtful seasonal cocktails are the...

Hot chocolate from Kenyon Hall Farm, a farm shop and cafe near Warrington

Kenyon Hall Farm

Warrington Farms, Zoos & Wildlife Parks

Kenyon Hall Farm is the perfect countryside day out all year round. From picking up a premium Fraser Fir Christmas...

The Swettenham Arms

The Swettenham Arms

Congleton Restaurant

The Swettenham Arms is in an idyllic location, right next to the Lovell Quinta Aboretum. The pub even has its...

A Taylor Swift fan wearing friendship bracelets at her concert in Edinburgh, June 2024

Boxpark Liverpool

Baltic Triangle Restaurant

It’s a transplant from that-there London but at least Boxpark Liverpool is full of local food names. This food hall...

Impossible

Manchester City Centre Bars

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

The rooftop terrace at Oh Me Oh My in Liverpool

Oh Me Oh My

Waterfront Restaurant - Modern British

Whether you're treating a loved one to champagne afternoon tea, or you're looking for somewhere with great views to inspire...

The One O’Clock Gun

Albert Dock Bars

The One O'Clock Gun is a New York-style pub on the waterfront at Albert Docks. The name refers to a...

Miss Dee's Evoden Bar & Kitchen, a Caribbean restaurant on Beech Road in Chorlton

Miss Dee’s Evoden Bar & Kitchen

Chorlton Restaurant - Caribbean

Miss Dee’s Evoden Bar & Kitchen is a relaxed Caribbean restaurant that offers excellent value considering its chi-chi Beech Road...

Strawberry gateau at Bisous Bisous, a cafe on Beech Road in Chorlton

Bisous Bisous

Chorlton Cafes

Bisous Bisous is a renowned local but French patisserie and they have a café on Beech Road in Chorlton.

Native offers serviced apartments in Manchester's Ducie Street Warehouse

Native

Piccadilly Hotel

Native offers the service and style of a boutique hotel but the freedom and space of an apartment. This cool...

Food and beer at The Church Inn, a country pub in Cheshire

The Church Inn

Mobberley Restaurant - British

The Church Inn is a gorgeous country pub with a big reputation. The food and drink lives up to its...

A craft stall at Manchester Christmas Markets

Manchester Christmas Markets

Manchester City Centre Markets

You don't have to walk far in Manchester city centre to find one of the many Christmas markets that pop-up...

The Drunken Duck in the Lake District

The Drunken Duck Inn

Ambleside Pubs

The Drunken Duck Inn is a country pub in the heart of the Lake District but out of the way...

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...

Huge prawns at TAPA in Bollington

TAPA

Bollington Restaurant - Global

TAPA is a small plates restaurant and bar. Don’t be confused by the name; the menu may be inspired by...

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 –...

Coffee at Burnt Milk Hotel, a natural wine bar and cafe in Liverpool.

Burnt Milk Hotel

Albert Dock Bars

Burnt Milk Hotel is the new face of wine drinking. Relaxed, unpretentious and with a great selection of natural wines...

Greens Vegetarian Sale

Sale Restaurant - Vegetarian

TV chef Simon Rimmer's famous non-meatery Greens has been going strong in Didsbury since 1990. In summer 2022, he branched...

The Brotherthood of Pursuits and Pastimes has private areas you can hire to watch the match with mates

The Brotherhood of Pursuits and Pastimes

Manchester City Centre Bars

The Brotherhood of Pursuits and Pastimes has a more grown-up look than most-sports bars, all muted greens rather than shouty...

Outside the Lass O'Gowrie.

Lass O’Gowrie

Oxford Road Pubs

Manchester classic the Lass O'Gowrie won Best Pub in Britain in 2012 but suffered a loss in income (and a...

The private dining room at 20 Stories, 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...

Hot chocolate by Slattery at Grandpa Greene's near Oldham.

Grandpa Greene’s Luxury Ice Cream

Diggle Cafes

Perched by the canal in the picturesque village of Diggle, near Oldham, Grandpa Greene's is best known for its award-winning...

Greek street food from MeatMe, a recommended restaurant on Lark Lane, Liverpool.

MeatMe

Lark Lane Restaurant - Mediterranean

The holiday vibes of Lark Lane make it the perfect spot for Greek street food restaurant MeatMe.

The Merchant, a bar in Liverpool city centre.

The Merchant

Ropewalks Bars

The Merchant is a lively hangout with great pizza. At the front, spilling onto the street, the outdoor tables under...

Cocktails at the Fox & Barrel

Fox & Barrel

Tarporley Restaurant - British

The Fox & Barrel is a traditional Cheshire country pub with seasonal food, a good wine list and some very...

The terrace at The Oast House in 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...

Hot oil gun gun noodles at PUBLIC in Stevenson Square

PUBLIC

Northern Quarter Bars

PUBLIC is from the team behind Evelyn’s and The Daisy so you can expect quality cocktails - and you’d be...

Outside The Pheasant Inn in Cheshire

The Pheasant Inn

Tattenhall Restaurant - British

The Pheasant Inn is a cut above when it comes to country pubs. Enjoy a drink in the sunshine looking...

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...

Inside Big Hands, a bar on Oxford Road, Manchester.

Big Hands

Oxford Road Bars

The original Manchester dive bar, Big Hands is a rock n roll institution and the site of many messy nights...

Schofield’s Bar

Spinningfields Bars

Various prestigious best bar gongs have been awarded to Schofield's Bar since it opened in Quay Street's iconic Art Deco...

Truffled chicken kiev at The Dysart Arms

The Dysart Arms

Tarporley Restaurant - British

The Dysart Arms has roaring fires, antique prints, higgledy-piggledy bookshelves kind of look while being quite light and airy at...

The Green Man

Lark Lane Bars

The Green Man pub opened on Lark Lane in December 2022, just in time for Christmas (and the World Cup)....

Food at Smuggler's Cove, a restaurant on Albert Dock in Liverpool

The Smugglers Cove

Albert Dock Restaurant

The Smugglers Cove is a themed bar and restaurant on Liverpool’s Albert Dock. There are maps, wooden apothecary cabinets and...

A bowl of soup at Jackalope, a cafe bar in Sale

Jackalope

Sale Cafes

The Jackalope may be a mythical beast but fortunately a top-notch brunch at Sale’s relaxed café bar is reassuringly real.

Rudy's Pizza Chorlton with outdoor seating

Rudy’s Pizza Chorlton

Chorlton Restaurant - Italian

Rudy’s Pizza Chorlton is a relaxed outpost of the popular homegrown Manchester mini-chain of independent Napoli pizza masters.

Interior of Pray Tell, a cocktail bar in Sale M33

Pray Tell

Sale Bars

Pray Tell is a neighbourhood bar in Stanley Square, Sale. It’s the sort of place that all towns and suburbs...

The outdoor terrace at The Wharf in Castlefield

The Wharf

Castlefield Restaurant

The Wharf has one of the largest outdoor areas in Manchester and is it’s in Castlefield, the canalside views aren’t...

Hake at The Lime Tree Bollington, a restaurant in Cheshire

The Lime Tree Bollington

Bollington Restaurant - Modern British

The Lime Tree Bollington is the sister restaurant of the acclaimed Lime Tree restaurant in Didsbury. It focuses on quality...

Cicchetti at Gino's Sky Bar in Liverpool

Gino D’Acampo 360 Sky Bar & Terrace

Liverpool City Centre Restaurant - Italian

Situated on the 18th floor of INNSiDE by Meliá on Old Hall Street, Gino D'Acampo 360 Sky Bar and Sky...

Bar at North Taproom: Circle Square in Manchester

North Taproom: Circle Square

Oxford Road Bars

North Taproom: Circle Square is the Manchester outpost of the beloved North Bar in Leeds. It specialises in craft beer...

Beer at Track Taproom, a bar in Manchester

Track Brewing Co

Piccadilly Bars

Track Brewing Co may be a bit off the beaten track but it’s worth the trek for craft beer aficionados....

Seafood sharing platter at The Swan Inn in Cheshire

The Swan Inn

Kettleshulme Pubs

The Swan Inn is a beautiful whitewashed pub in the Cheshire countryside with a reputation for excellent fish and seafood...

E-karting at Gravity MAX Liverpool

Gravity MAX Liverpool

Liverpool City Centre Activities

Home to two floors of immersive activities, Gravity MAX is Liverpool’s biggest multi-entertainment venue.

Christmas beers at Carringtons, a bottle shop in Chorlton

Carringtons

Chorlton Bottle Shop

According to Decanter, ‘Manchester is lucky to have Carringtons’ and in the world of wine that counts for a lot....

Rain Bar

Manchester City Centre Bars

Rain Bar is a pub from JW Lees in an old umbrella factory. It’s a beautiful building and looks even...

Food at The Fishpool Inn

The Fishpool Inn

Northwich Restaurant - British

The Fishpool Inn is just on the edge of Delamere Forest. Walk up an appetite and then tuck in to...

The interior of the Britons Protection pub in Manchester.

The Britons Protection

Manchester City Centre Pubs

The Britons Protection pub has a place in the heart of many a Mancunian. It's been here since the early...

Pizza at Pappa Pepinos - the pizza restaurant at the Selina Liverpool hotel

Pappa Pepinos

Liverpool City Centre Restaurant

Pappa Pepinos is part of the Selina Hotel. It’s a casual place serving Italian plates both small and large, and...

St Luke’s Bombed Out Church Garden Cafe & Bar

Ropewalks Bars

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

Food at the Molly House in the Gay Village, Manchester.

The Molly House

Gay Village Bars

With its pretty Tiffany lights and Victoriana decor, The Molly House pub is one of The Gay Village's best-looking venues....

Pub tables outside The Windmill, looking out on open countryside near Macclesfield

The Windmill

Whiteley Green Pubs

The Windmill is a country pub with beautiful views and traditional British food that is definitely on the gastro end...

Coffee and pastel de nata at the Old Fire Station, Salford.

The Old Fire Station

Salford Cafes

The Old Fire Station is a café, bar, bakery and brewery tap with a real community feel. It’s a part...

Watch The Euros on the big screen at the Lawn Club in Spinningfields, Manchester

The Lawn Club

Spinningfields Bars

The Lawn Club is a summery Spinningfields paradise with lots of outdoor space and fantastic cocktails. It’s also a winter...

The Golden Pheasant Plumley

Knutsford Restaurant - Global

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

Dukes 92 Beer Garden

Dukes 92

Castlefield Bars

You'll find Dukes 92 in the dynamic district of Castlefield, just a short stumble from Deansgate and its bustling bar...

One of the roof gardens at The Deansgate pub in Manchester city centre

The Deansgate

Manchester City Centre Pubs

The Deansgate is a bit of a landmark pub in Manchester, having been in this spot for 200 years.

Exterior of Juice Box Didsbury, a bar and bottle shop

Juicebox Didsbury

Didsbury Bars

Juicebox is an independent wine bar and bottle shop in Didsbury (there’s another one in Manchester city centre). It’s a...

Ducie Street Warehouse

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...

Sunday lunch at Diecast. Manchester City Centre.

Diecast

Piccadilly Music Venues

Diecast is a party venue and 'creative neighbourhood' five-minutes' walk from Manchester Piccadilly station.

Outside The White Horse at Churton, which features in the Good Food Guide 2023

The White Horse in Churton

Churton Restaurant - European

Thought it's only been open a short while (since March 2023 to be exact), The White Horse in Churton is...

The Picturedrome, Macclesfield's food hall

The Picturedrome

Macclesfield Restaurant - Global

The Picturedrome is the Macclesfield spin-off of the popular food hall group behind Altrincham Market Hall, Market House Alty and...

Sunny outdoor beer from Fell Brewery at Fell Bar Chorlton

Fell Bar Chorlton

Chorlton Bars

Manchester may pride itself on its Northern-ness but Fell Bar Chorlton is the southern outpost of the Cumbrian brewery and...

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.

Ethiopian food at Kargo MKT, a food hall at Salford Quays

Kargo MKT

Salford Quays Restaurant - Global

Kargo MKT is a huge food hall in Salford Quays where 20 different street food traders ply their trade. With...

Enjoy drinks in the sun at The Smithfield Social in Manchester's Northern Quarter

The Smithfield Social

Northern Quarter Bars

The Smithfield Social fits in well to the Northern Quarter bar scene. It doesn’t offer anything radically different but what...

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