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Exhibition

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Global

Exhibition is one of Manchester’s cluster of exciting multi-kitchen concepts (read: food halls) that just seem to be multiplying. In...

Pattersons

Ropewalks Restaurant - American

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

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...

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...

The XOXO best-selling cocktail at Shady Duck

Shady Duck

Liverpool City Centre Bars

If you want a decent cocktail bar in the Ropewalks area of Liverpool, head to Shady Duck. It’s welcoming and...

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...

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...

Hakkapo is a Japanese restaurant in Manchester's First Street district.

Hakkapo

Manchester City Centre Restaurant

Hakkapo is Manchester’s Izakaya - that is, a Japanese bar where people go to eat, drink and just generally hang...

BAB NQ

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Middle Eastern

If you feel it's time to spice up your life, look no further than this Northern Quarter indie, where the...

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...

One of the holes at Golf Fang Liverpool, a crazy golf bar in the city centre.

Golf Fang Liverpool

Baltic Triangle Activities

Golf Fang Liverpool takes genteel notions of mini golf and smashes them with an 8-Iron. Crazy golf is definitely the...

Freight Island in spring / summer

Freight Island

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Global

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

Manchester River Cruises Pirates and Mermaids - a recommended half-term day out in Manchester.

Manchester River Cruises

Salford Quays Activities

Want to fall in love with your city all over again? Take a boat tour from Manchester River Cruises, and...

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...

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...

Cocktails at Frederiks in Liverpool

Frederiks

Georgian Quarter Restaurant - American

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

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...

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...

Vegan food at Brewdog Doghouse Hotel

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”,...

City Wine Bar & Kitchen

Business District (Liverpool) Restaurant

Get fresh, local and honest food at City Wine Bar and Kitchen in the grade II listed ‘City Buildings’ on...

A burger at Almost Famous Withington

Almost Famous Withington

Withington Restaurant

Almost Famous is a legend in its own lunchtime. Manchester’s original purveyor of OTT stacked dirty burgers and in-your-face attitude...

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...

Outside Holmes Mill in Clitheroe

Holmes Mill

Lancashire Hotel

Located in the heart of Clitheroe, Holmes Mill is a bountiful food, drink and entertainment venue as well as a...

The terrace at Seven Brothers Middlewood Locks

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...

Sunday lunch at Peaky Blinders bar in Manchester

Peaky Blinders

Manchester City Centre Bars

Peaky Blinders is a cocktail bar and pub with food which pays homage to the hit TV series starring Cillian...

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....

Bedroom at The Reach at Piccadilly, a hotel in Manchester

The Reach at Piccadilly

Piccadilly Hotel

The Reach at Piccadilly is owned by Marriott, but it's part of their Tribute Portfolio collection, so it looks more...

Tipples of Manchester

Manchester City Centre Bars

Tipples of Manchester is a gin specialist store, with 100 bottles and counting – but, as they say themselves, "you...

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...

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...

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

Dulcimer

Chorlton Restaurant - Italian

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

Salt Dog Slims Manchester

Manchester City Centre Bars

"Steins, brines, and good times" – that's how the saying goes at American-inspired Salt Dog Slims, new over from Liverpool,...

Steak from Tender Cow at Mackie Mayor, a food hall in Manchester.

Mackie Mayor

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Global

Mackie Mayor is a cosmopolitan food hall located in an 1858 Grade II listed market building on the edge of...

The Whiskey Jar

Northern Quarter Bars

The Whiskey Jar, in the heart of Manchester’s cool Northern Quarter, is housed in a stunning Grade II listed building,...

Taps at Heaton Hops, a bar and bottle shop in Stockport

Heaton Hops

Heaton Moor Bars

Heaton Hops is a bar and bottle shop in Heaton Moor. The fridges are packed with bottles and cans from...

Bottomless brunch at Elnecot 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...

The outside of Mulligan's of Manchester

Mulligan’s

Manchester City Centre Bars

If you're a fan of cosy pubs with good beer and great craic, Mulligan's in Manchester will be right up...

The Kings Arms is a cosy pub with an upstairs theatre.

The Kings Arms

Blackfriars Pubs

The Kings Arms is a glorious reincarnation of what was once a backstreet boozer. The main bar is a lovely...

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

Trof

Northern Quarter Bars

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

11Inside The White Swan at Fence - a Michelin star restaurant near Burnley from local chef Tom Parker

The White Swan at Fence

Burnley Restaurant - British

Some folk in the village still refer to The White Swan at Fence as The Mucky Duck and you can...

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...

The Crafty Pig

Northern Quarter Bars

The Crafty Pig is a sociable bar on the edge of Manchester's Northern Quarter with a busy beer garden and...

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

Altrincham 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...

A cocktail at Puffin Rooms - one of Liverpool's coolest cocktail bars.

Puffin Rooms

Liverpool City Centre Bars

Be transported back in time with a visit to Puffin Rooms; Liverpool's specialist whisky and cigar bar. With over 200 rare...

Ramen at Suki Suki on Deansgate, Manchester

Suki Suki

Deansgate Restaurant - Pan Asian

Suki Suki is a Pan-Asian street food bar located on Deansgate under the arches of the Great Northern Warehouse.

Delifonseca Dockside has everything - a restaurant, deli, food hall and butcher.

Delifonseca Dockside

Brunswick Restaurant - European

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

Pogue Mahones Liverpool - a recommended Irish pub in Liverpool city centre.

Pogue Mahone Liverpool

Liverpool City Centre Pubs

Situated on the booze-soaked Seel Street, Pogue Mahones is a long-standing, much-loved spot for Saturday night shenanigans (or any night...

Bundobust Liverpool

Ropewalks Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

Bundobust Liverpool followed hot on the heels of its successful siblings in Leeds and then Manchester, bringing street food Indian...

A cocktail at Hummingbird - one of Liverpool's coolest cocktail bars

Hummingbird

Liverpool City Centre Bars

Art Deco-style cocktail bar Hummingbird is one of Liverpool's hippest spots for a chilled night out. 

Royal Institution Bar - one of the coolest cocktail bars in Liverpool

Royal Institution Bar

Ropewalks Bars

The Royal Institution Bar was created for 'those who enjoy the finer things in life' and serves up well thought-out...

23Bundobust Manchester is best known for its vegetarian small plates and craft beers

Bundobust Manchester

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

Bundobust is a huge beer hall serving craft ales in the heart of Manchester's Piccadilly Gardens. It also happened to...

Prestwich Social

Prestwich Restaurant - British

Prestwich Social is an all-day suburban cafe bar on Fairfax Road in Prestwich that proudly serves ethically and locally sourced...

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...

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.

Small plates at O'Neill's, Manchester Printworks

O’Neill’s Printworks

Manchester City Centre Bars

O'Neill's in the Printworks is a lively bar (some would say too lively) that's known as a decent place to...

Cocktails at GRUB in the Green Quarter, Manchester

GRUB

Cheetham Hill Restaurant

Housed in a disused building at The Red Bank Project, GRUB is two floors of street food, bars and event...

King Pins Trafford Palazzo, a great place for bowling and more

King Pins Trafford Palazzo

Trafford Park Activities

King Pins Trafford Palazzo markets itself as ‘the crown jewels of bowling’, but to be honest, they’re selling themselves short....

The Pen Factory

Georgian Quarter Restaurant - European

The Pen Factory specialises in bistro food with a mix of main dishes and small plates for sharing. Everything is...

Albert Hall, an iconic gig venue in Manchester.

Albert Hall

Manchester City Centre Music Venues

The upper floor of this Grade II listed Wesleyan chapel lay empty for 40 years before Mission Mars bought the...

The roof terrace at Honest Burgers Manchester

Honest Burgers Manchester

Spinningfields Restaurant - American

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

The grand, gothic exterior of The Crown & Kettle on the border of the Northern Quarter and Ancoats

The Crown & Kettle

Ancoats Pubs

The Crown & Kettle is Manchester’s most beautiful pub. The landmark Gothic building on the corner of Oldham Road and...

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...

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 exterior of Night and Day Cafe in the NQ Manchester.

Night & Day Cafe

Northern Quarter Bars

Without Night & Day Cafe, the Northern Quarter as we know it probably wouldn't exist. It was places like this,...

Papillon

Georgian Quarter Restaurant - Global

Papillon is a quaint-looking bistro-style restaurant, complete with baby pink paintwork and pinstripe canopy to match. In fact, it looks...

Pizza Punks Pizzas on Bold Street in Liverpool

Pizza Punks Liverpool

Liverpool City Centre Restaurant

Pizza Punks Liverpool brings sourdough anarchy to Bold Street. There’s a joyful glee to the operation but it’s no three-chord...

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...

Colourful veggie and vegan small plates at Indian restaurant, Bundobust Leeds

Bundobust Brewery

Greater Manchester Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

A real Northern success story, the second location for Bundobust in Manchester and the fourth in the family of northern-based...

Oats And Honey

Eccles Restaurant - British

Whatever it is you're after, "social sustainable store" Oats And Honey is likely to have it – from Aloë earrings...

The Deaf Institute, a gig venue and bar in Manchester

The Deaf Institute

Manchester City Centre Music Venues

***Bar and kitchen currently closed***

The Bookbinder

Lark Lane Restaurant - British

As a "neighbourhood pub, wine bar and eatery" The Bookbinder manages to straddle three quite different roles. You'll find well-kept...

Street View Outdoor Seating at All The Shapes Prestwich

All The Shapes

Prestwich Restaurant - Bar

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

The Epicurean, a beer shop in Chorlton

The Epicurean Chorlton

Chorlton Bottle Shop

The Epicurean Chorlton is a friendly little beer shop. It may be smaller than its sister site in West Didsbury...

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"...

Farm & Fish

Eccles Restaurant - Modern British

A collaboration between NQ-based artisan meat gaff The Butcher's Quarter and Monton's own "purveyors of fine wine and indulgencies" Wandering...

Salt and pepper wraps from Salt & Pepper, Manchester

Salt & Pepper

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Chinese

During lunch hours there's queues out the door with Mancs waiting to grab a dish from the 'Main Ones' menu....

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...

Interior at The Oriel Bar in Liverpool

The Oriel Bar

Liverpool City Centre Bars

The Oriel Bar might be the only place in Liverpool where you can get a beard trim and a round...

Cocktails at BoBo in Liverpool

BoBo

Liverpool City Centre Bars

Inspired by summer evenings in the Iberian Peninsula, BoBo brings Spanish and Portuguese drinking and dining culture to Liverpool's city...

All aboard for Liverpool's Brewery Bus Tours

Brewery Bus Tours

Liverpool City Centre Tours

Liverpool’s Brewery Bus Tours are a lively ride around the city’s coolest, off-the-beaten path breweries, with up to 12 craft...

SOUP, a bar and gig venue in Manchester's Northern Quarter

SOUP

Northern Quarter Bars

SOUP is the place for leftfield live music in a lo-fi but friendly setting. It’s not fancy but SOUP (formerly...

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.

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...

Pizza from PLY. Credit: PLY

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...

Bundobust Manchester is best known for its vegetarian small plates and craft beers

Bundobust Leeds

Leeds Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

Bundobust Leeds is a veggie Bollywood blockbuster, best known for its small plates and beer.

Cocktail at L'Aperitivo, a bar in Liverpool

L’Aperitivo

Ropewalks Bars

Modern-day Bold Street in Liverpool and Via Veneto in 1960s Rome could be an example of time-travelling city twinning.

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...

A cocktail at Manolo - one of Liverpool's coolest cocktail bars

Manolo

Ropewalks Bars

Inspired by flavours from the Carribbean, Manolo offers a variety of exceptional cocktails that stem from the region. The bar...

Cocktails at Disorder bar, Manchester.

Disorder

Northern Quarter Bars

Even if you're a massive Joy Division fan, a themed bar sounds a bit naff. Fortunately, Disorder takes itself too...

The Caledonia

Georgian Quarter 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...

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...

A pint of Guinness at Kennedy's.

Kennedy’s

Altrincham Bars

Kennedy's is a characterful Irish bar located in the heart of Altrincham, just opposite the market. 

One of the dishes served at Savages Mussels Bar in Macclesfield, Cheshire.

Savages Mussels Bar

Macclesfield Restaurant

Savages Mussels Bar opened in November 2023 on the cobbled Church Street a short walk from Macclesfield station. Prior to...

Interior of The Rat & Pigeon, formerly Mother Macs

The Rat & Pigeon

Piccadilly Pubs

The Rat & Pigeon may be Manchester’s newest pub, but it’s an oldie too. The team behind the much-loved Crown...

A bowl of pho topped with fresh herbs from Viet Shack Manchester Ancoats, a recommended Vietnamese restaurant

Viet Shack Manchester Ancoats

Ancoats Restaurant - Vietnamese

Nelson Lam and Leo Tran's Viet Shack empire started with a humble takeaway stall in the Arndale Market which quickly...

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...

A meat-free full English at The Egg Vegetarian Cafe in Liverpool

The Egg Vegetarian Cafe

Liverpool City Centre Restaurant - Vegetarian

Situated in an airy loft space in a grade II listed Victorian building this warm and inviting vegetarian cafe offers...

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...

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....

Neapolitan-style pizzas being prepared at Rudy's Pizza in Ancoats, Manchester

Rudy’s Pizza Manchester Ancoats

Ancoats Restaurant - Italian

Listed amongst the world’s best pizzerias in international pizza guide, Where To Eat Pizza, Rudy’s Pizza has grown from a...

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...

Mr Thomas's Chop House - a cosy pub in Manchester.

Mr Thomas’s Chop House

Greater Manchester Restaurant - British

Thomas Studd and his wife Sarah established their Chop House in booming Cottonopolis in 1867, and it's still going strong,...

The Ship & Mitre, a city centre pub in Liverpool

The Ship & Mitre

Liverpool City Centre Bars

The Ship & Mitre is an imposing pub with some lovely Art Deco touches both inside and out. There are...

The Quarter House in the Northern Quarter, Manchester

Quarter House

Northern Quarter Restaurant - American

Quarter House is the place to go for some good old American BBQ flavours. Yes, so it’s a trend that...

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...

The Alan Breakfast

The Alan

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Modern British

With its neutral hues and natural foliage, stripped-back bricks and leather booths, The Alan is a tranquil space in which...

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...

The Didsbury

Didsbury Restaurant

The Didsbury pub is a hidden gem in the heart of South Manchester. With its picturesque location on the former...

Vegan ramen from Japanese restaurant Shogun Ramen and Bar in Chorlton, Manchester

Shogun Ramen and Bar

Chorlton Restaurant - Japanese

Shogun Ramen and Bar in Chorlton says it does Manchester’s cheapest ramen (from £7.99 a bowl) and we’ve no evidence...

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...

Exterior of The Epicurean, a beer shop in Heaton Moor

The Epicurean Heaton Moor

Heaton Moor Bottle Shop

The Epicurean Heaton Moor is the Stockport outpost of the self-proclaimed ‘Beer People’. They’re right though. The staff here are...

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...

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...

Taps at Pelican, a craft beer bar in Manchester

Pelican

Northern Quarter Bars

Pelican is a bar from the team behind Squawk Brewing Company, they of the beautiful ornithological cans of craft ale....

A bartender at MOJO, a bar in Manchester

MOJO Manchester

Manchester City Centre Bars

MOJO Manchester is a red-blooded rock and roll bar with an atmosphere that comes from a guitar-led playlist. The music...

Cosy booths with your own TV to catch all the matchday action at Calcio! in Manchester's Northern Quarter

Calcio!

Northern Quarter Bars

Calcio! is a sports and retro gaming bar on Dale Street in the Northern Quarter. As anyone who remembers watching...

Spice Thai at Baltic Market with crispy pork belly, chargrilled duck and homemade barbecue pork char sui

Baltic Market

Baltic Triangle Restaurant - Global

Liverpool’s Baltic Market is the city’s first food hall, built on the redeveloped Cains Brewery site. It’s the sort of...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

The homely interior of The Roebuck Inn in Mobberley, Cheshire

The Roebuck Inn

Mobberley 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 Cube Live at Urban Playground Manchester

Urban Playground Manchester

Manchester City Centre Activities

Urban Playground Manchester is the place to go for an adrenaline-fuelled, ultra-competitive night out. Located in Manchester Arndale, it brings...

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...

A Clockwork Orange-themed drink from Blockbusters NQ, Manchester

Blockbusters NQ

Northern Quarter Bars

If you're over the age of 25, chances are you probably remember visiting a video rental store as a kid....

Craft beer at Ye Hole In Ye Wall, Liverpool's oldest pub

Ye Hole In Ye Wall

Liverpool City Centre Bars

Ye Hole In Ye Wall is not, as you might imagine, an ancient times ATM, but it is Liverpool’s oldest...

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...

The Goose, a pub in the Gay Village, Manchester.

The Goose

Gay Village Bars

Hidden away behind the main Canal Street drag on Bloom Street, The Goose is like a local village pub with...

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...

The Bierkeller Liverpool is one of the top sports bars with a party atmosphere

The Bierkeller Liverpool

Liverpool City Centre Bars

The Bierkeller Liverpool is one of the best bars in Liverpool if you’re looking for a lively party atmosphere or...

The Rembrandt

Gay Village Bars

One of the originals of The Village, The Rembrandt, or Rem Bar, has been welcoming in Manchester's gay community since...

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...

Evening aerial view of Aviva Studios, Factory International, an arts venue in Manchester

Aviva Studios, Factory International

Manchester City Centre Arts Venues

Aviva Studios is the new home of Factory International, the producers of Manchester International Festival. The impressive building was conceived...

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...

Thomas Rigby’s

Cavern Quarter Restaurant - Global

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

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

Saison

Didsbury Restaurant - British

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

Grape to Grain in Prestwich, a bar and bottle shop with barrels to enjoy an al fresco tipple

Grape to Grain

Prestwich Bottle Shop

Grape to Grain is a bar and bottle shop in Prestwich specialising in – as the name suggests – wine...

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...

Drinking in the sun at The Peveril of the Peak

Peveril of the Peak

Oxford Road Pubs

The Grade II Listed Peveril of the Peak dates back to the 1820s. It's had quite the history, and is...

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

Hanover Street Social

Ropewalks Restaurant - Global

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

Sterling

Manchester City Centre Bars

Sterling is probably one of the most luxurious bars to hit Manchester in recent years, located on the subterranean level...

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...

Live music is on every night at Fitzgerald's Irish Bar in Liverpool city centre.

Fitzgerald’s Irish Bar

Liverpool City Centre Bars

The smaller, sister bar to Lanigans on Ranelagh Street, Fitzgerald’s Irish Bar has an authentic feel and a friendly atmosphere....

Edinburgh Castle Manchester Table

Edinburgh Castle

Ancoats Restaurant - British

The Edinburgh Castle is a fortification for fortifying yourself, full of hearty British fare. This defence against hunger has two...

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...

Fridges and craft beer at The Epicurean West Didsbury

The Epicurean West Didsbury

West Didsbury Bottle Shop

The Epicurean West Didsbury is the brand’s original craft beer shop, bringing brightly coloured cans to Burton Road.

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...

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....

Band on the Wall - an iconic gig venue in Manchester

Band on the Wall

Northern Quarter Music Venues

So called because the performers used to play on a stage situated halfway up the wall, Band on the Wall...

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...

Sushi from Lucky Cat by Gordon Ramsay, Manchester.

Lucky Cat by Gordon Ramsay

Manchester City Centre Restaurant

Lucky Cat by Gordon Ramsay is the first restaurant that the famed TV chef has decided to open in the...

Hot dogs and fries at Bierkeller Manchester in the Printworks

Bierkeller

Manchester City Centre Bars

If dancing on tables with two-pint steins is what you're after, head to Bierkeller in The Printworks. This Bavarian-themed bar...

The Yew Tree Inn Anglezarke

Lancashire Restaurant - British

The Yew Tree Inn is a quaint pub at Anglezarke in the Lancashire countryside The menu focuses on seasonal and...

Crazy Pedro’s Liverpool

Ropewalks 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...

Cocktail served at the Jane Eyre in Manchester

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...

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...

One of the crazy golf courses at Junkyard Golf in Manchester

Junkyard Golf Manchester

Manchester City Centre Activities

Junkyard Golf is Manchester’s original crazy crazy golf. There are imitators and imposters but this was the city’s first day-glo,...

Steps at The Temple of Convenience, a bar in a former toilet in Manchester

Temple of Convenience

Manchester City Centre Bars

The Temple of Convenience is part of Manchester’s drinking culture. It has a reputation much bigger than the bar itself...

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...

Cocktail served at Cuckoo, a bar in Prestwich, Manchester

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...

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 dish served at Yuzu, a Confidential Guides' recommended Japanese restaurant in Manchester's China Town

Yuzu

Chinatown (Manchester) Restaurant - Japanese

Yuzu is a neighbourhood-style Japanese restaurant offering refreshingly uncomplicated dishes served in Zen-like surroundings. You won’t find a conveyor belt...

Ramen at House of Fu Manchester, a Japanese restaurant with karaoke booths on Portland Street.

House of Fu Manchester

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Japanese

Beloved Leeds ramen hotspot House of Fu opened on Portland Street in October 2023. This Japanese restaurant and bar is...

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...

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 Fried Chicken Sunday Dinner at Kong's NQ

Kong’s NQ

Northern Quarter Restaurant - American

Kong’s NQ is the chicken shop done good. From a pop-up to a permanent home on Oldham Street, this place...

The Marble Arch pub in Manchester's Northern Quarter

The Marble Arch

Manchester City Centre Pubs

George Orwell may have named his ideal (and imaginary) pub The Moon Under Water but Wetherspoons on Deansgate was not...

Bartender at Little Hardware, a bar in Liverpool

Little Hardware

Ropewalks Bars

Little Hardware takes its name from the not-so-little Rapid Hardware store that used to take up a sizeable chunk of...

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...

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.

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...

Cocktail served at Sandinista in Manchester

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...

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...

Love Lane Brewery

Baltic Triangle Restaurant - Global

The name Love Lane Brewery comes from the craft beer, first brewed in a converted railway arch at Liverpool’s Love...

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. On...

Garten Bar | Corn Exchange

Manchester City Centre Bars

Right in the centre of the Corn Exchange atrium, the German-themed Garten Bar is a light, airy setting for brunch,...

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.

The private dining room at The Blues Kitchen

The Blues Kitchen Manchester

Manchester City Centre Bars

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

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

Henry C

Chorlton Restaurant - American

Serving up city centre-standard cocktails in the suburbs, Henry C is a cosy neighbourhood bar in Chorlton with a heavy...

New Century

Green Quarter Restaurant - Global

Opened in the summer of 2022 after a hefty refurb which transformed the tired-looking New Century Hall of the mid-twentieth...

Salt Dog Slims Liverpool

Ropewalks Restaurant - American

"Steins, brines, and good times" – that's how the saying goes at American-inspired Ropewalks gaff Salt Dog Slims, although tbh...

Dance Dance Revolution at NQ64, Manchester

NQ64

Northern Quarter Activities

Return to your youth and relieve the stresses and strains of adult life by whacking baddies Double Dragon-style or jumping...

The record store at The Jacaranda - an iconic music venue and bar in Liverpool city centre.

The Jacaranda

Ropewalks Bars

Serious Beatles fans will know all about The Jacaranda. This bar and gig venue was opened by their first manager...

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 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 bar at Einstein Bier Haus in Liverpool

Einstein Bier Haus

Ropewalks Bars

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

Doctor Duncan's - pub in Liverpool

Doctor Duncan’s

Liverpool City Centre Bars

Doctor Duncan’s is named after Britain’s first Medical Health Officer, William Henry Duncan, who was born and raised in Liverpool....

Sig for The Peer Har, a bar and gig venue in Manchester's Northern Quarter

The Peer Hat

Northern Quarter Bars

The Peer Hat is an odd combination. This Northern Quarter bar and gig venue mixes a cutting edge assortment of...

Gorilla

Greater Manchester Bars

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

Inside Madre Manchester, a contemporary Mexican restaurant near Piccadilly Station.

Madre Manchester

Gay Village Restaurant - Mexican

You'll find Manchester's Madre near KAMPUS on the Chorlton Street side of the complex. It's the kind of place you'd visit...

Skating at Graystone Action Sports in Salford

Graystone

Salford Activities

Graystone is Salford’s action-packed home of high-adrenaline sports. Skateboarding is the big deal here. Practise on all sorts of drops,...

A dish from Home Chinese, Manchester.

Home Chinese

Gay Village Restaurant - Chinese

Home Chinese sits on the edge of the Gay Village on Chorlton Street and prides itself on serving authentic Chinese...

Backyard burger, Bunny Jackson's, Manchester

Bunny Jackson’s

Manchester City Centre Bars

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

Street food at Foodie Friday Stockport

Foodie Friday Stockport

Stockport Town Centre Festivals

Foodie Friday is Stockport's food and drink festival, taking place between 6-9pm on the final Friday of each month.

Inside Junior Jackson's bar, Manchester, Northern Quarter.

Junior Jackson’s

Northern Quarter Bars

Nestled away underneath the Northern Quarter's infamous Oldham Street, this is a tiny bar with a huge personality.

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

Freemasons at Wiswell

Clitheroe Restaurant - British

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

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...

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

Ma Boyles

Business District (Liverpool) Restaurant - Global

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

9Pumpkin pie at Where The Light Gets In

Where the Light Gets In

Stockport Restaurant - Modern British

With no menu and esoteric wines, Where the Light Gets In doesn’t adhere to the typical fine-dining formula. But it’s...

A drag queen dressed in pink at Bar Pop

Bar Pop

Gay Village Bars

Open until 3am throughout the week (an hour later on Fridays and Saturdays), Bar Pop is the place to add...

Pot Kettle Black Angel Gardens

Green Quarter Restaurant - Global

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

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)....

Pasta dish from Ortica Plant Based Italian in Urmston, Greater Manchester

Ortica Italian Plant Based

Urmston Restaurant - Italian

Ortica brings the south of Italy to the south of Manchester, minus the meat and dairy. Their 100% vegan menu is...

Irish sausages and mash and a pint of Guinness at McCooley's Concert Square - an Irish pub in Liverpool

McCooley’s Concert Square

Liverpool City Centre Bars

This cavernous tavern on Concert Square fills up fast on weekends and match days. But there's big screens throughout so...

The petite beer garden at The Castle Hotel in the Northern Quarter.

The Castle Hotel

Northern Quarter Pubs

The Castle Hotel is one of the big names on Manchester’s gig circuit. This 18th century pub, covered in brown...

A sunny spot outside Iconic Bar in the Village, Manchester

Iconic

Gay Village Bars

Iconic Bar is a hidden gem of the Gay Village. It's a dinky little place, tucked away from the hustle...

Seafood at Puccini, an Italian restaurant in Swinton, Salford

Puccini

Swinton Restaurant - Italian

Puccini has been serving up authentic Italian food to the people of Swinton since 1982, with signor Pucci at the...

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Hawksmoor

Spinningfields Restaurant - British

The first Hawksmoor steakhouse outside of London opened on Deansgate in 2015 and is a confident affair. Well sourced steak...

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

Three Piggies Alehouse & Canteen

Mossley Hill Restaurant - Global

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

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...

The Chinatown fried chicken burger served at American restaurant Free State Kitchen in Liverpool's Georgian Quarter.

Free State Kitchen

Georgian Quarter

While some venues are happy to describe a frost-ravaged yucca and a scattering of paving stone weeds as a ‘beer...

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...

Cheeseburger and house pickles at The Lamb of Tartary

The Lamb of Tartary

Northern Quarter Restaurant - British

The Lamb of Tartary is the latest venture from the team behind The Edinburgh Castle. It uses the same tried...

A bowl of ramen at New Wave Ramen in Manchester.

New Wave Ramen

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Japanese

Neighbourhood Bistro and Bar

Childwall Restaurant - Global

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

Dishes from The Florist, Liverpool.

The Florist

Georgian Quarter Restaurant - Modern British

Located just off the Georgian Quarter on Hardman Street, The Florist is a bright and airy bar and restaurant adorned...

Bar Area at Unit 9 Cloudwater Taproom in Manchester

Unit 9 Cloudwater Taproom

Piccadilly Bars

Unit 9 Cloudwater Taproom is right next to the brewery which, incidentally, takes up units seven and eight. Despite the...

Whiskey at Danny Mac's Tavern - a recommended Irish bar in Liverpool.

Danny Mac’s Tavern

Liverpool City Centre Pubs

This narrow, cosy corner pub is one of many Irish drinking dens along Renshaw Street. With its dark wood furnishings,...

Inside Cassidys, an Irish bar in Heaton Moor, Greater Manchester

Cassidy’s

Heaton Moor Bars

Established in 2004, Cássidy's is styled as a traditional Irish bar, and is a popular meet-up spot in Heaton Moor.

The Angel at Hetton

Skipton Restaurant - British

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

Vegan Pizza at Proove Pizza, Didsbury

Proove Pizza

Didsbury Restaurant - Italian

Proove Pizza has proven itself to be a success which is fortunate because there’s no shortage of eateries slinging out...

Roast dinner at Groobarbs Wild Farm & Field Kitchen in Knutsford, Cheshire

Groobarb’s Wild Farm & Field Kitchen

Knutsford Restaurant - Modern British

Groobarbs Wild Farm & Field Kitchen comes from the brains behind Groobox; a Cheshire-based fruit and veg delivery box service....

A pint of London Pride at The Philharmonic Dining Rooms

The Philharmonic Dining Rooms

Georgian Quarter Bars

This impressively ornate pub was built over 120 years ago and stands proudly on the corner of Hope Street. The...

Blackstock Market is an entertainment hub with Liverpool's biggest food hall, Hot Water Comedy Club, events and live music

Blackstock Market

Vauxhall Restaurant - Global

Blackstock Market is a huge all-in-one food, bar and entertainment destination. It’s absolutely massive and incorporates Liverpool’s largest food hall...

The Denbigh Castle, an award-winning pub on Hackins Hey

The Denbigh Castle

Business District (Liverpool) Pubs

The Denbigh Castle is a characterful pub on Hawkins Hey, one of Liverpool’s most distinctive streets. Dating from 1815, the...

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

Society

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Global

Located in between St Peter’s Square and The Bridgewater Hall, Society brings new life to the quiet yet elegant stretch...

Cocktail from 97, Chorlton

97

Chorlton Bars

Situated at 97 Beech Road, the aptly named 97 opened in March 2023 to serve visually pleasing drinks to the...

The bar area at Honest Burgers Liverpool on Bold Street.

Honest Burgers Liverpool

Ropewalks Restaurant - American

The Honest Burgers chain chose well when it selected the top end of Bold Street for its Liverpool branch; a...

Wandering Palate

Eccles Restaurant - British

"Purveyors of fine wine and indulgencies" is how Emma and Will Evans describe their place and, as a neighbourhood deli,...

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.

Live music at Lanigans Irish Bar in Liverpool city centre.

Lanigans Irish Bar

Liverpool City Centre Bars

Just by Liverpool Central on a strip of Irish pubs on Ranelagh Street, you’ll find Lanigans Irish Bar. It's a...

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...

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...

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

Justino’s

Aigburth Restaurant - Italian

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

The Baum Rochdale

The Baum

Rochdale Restaurant - British

Situated in Rochdale’s Toad Lane conservation area, The Baum is a traditional pub that has one foot firmly in the...

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...

Luck Lust Liquor and Burn Manchester Tacos

Luck, Lust, Liquor & Burn

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Mexican

"Tacos, dreamos and burrito supremos", that's what the Northern Quarter's Luck, Lust, Liquor & Burn is peddling in its dive...

interior at the metropolitan restaurant didsbury manchester

The Metropolitan

Didsbury Restaurant - Global

Cavernous yet cosy with its open fires, separate book-lined rooms and lots of leather sofas, wood panelling, stained glass, pot...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

slyce uppermill

Slyce

Oldham Restaurant - American

Like its sister restaurant Muse next door, Slyce brings a taste of the city to the bucolic surroundings of Uppermill. 

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,...

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...

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,...

Ham sandwich, chips and soup as served at The Clarence - a Confidential Guides recommended pub in Bury

The Clarence

Bury Restaurant - British

The décor doesn’t stray far from the original in The Clarence - a large, comfortable pub dating back to 1905....

Exterior of the Strawbury Duck, a traditional country pub with rooms in Entwistle, Bolton

The Strawbury Duck

Bolton Restaurant - British

The Strawbury Duck is a traditional country pub near Entwistle reservoir with a solid reputation amongst Boltonians for its home-cooked...

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,...

holcombe tap ramsbottom

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...

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...

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,...

Alley Cats

Leeds Restaurant - American

Alley Cats is a must for music lovers and, to set the tone, the menu screams American diner, but with...

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...

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.

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...

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...

Dockleaf

Baltic Triangle Restaurant - Global

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

7 Steps

West Yorkshire Restaurant - British

Rustling up accomplished modern-meets-traditional dishes using good-quality locally sourced ingredients while also serving local ales (as well as the mixologists'...

The Waggon at Birtle

Birtle Restaurant - British

Lovingly restored from, by all accounts, a wreck of a pub, The Waggon at Birtle now finds itself listed in...

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...

Spanish Caravan Liverpool

Ropewalks Restaurant - Spanish

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

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...

The Blackburne Arms

Georgian Quarter Restaurant - Global

Lovingly renovated by born-and-bred Scouser Stephen Sinclair – formerly of Marco Pierre White's parish – and his wife Lina, the...

A tavola new mills

A Tavola

Greater Manchester Restaurant - Italian

A Tavola has an offbeat charm. Don’t be put off by the exterior. Sicilian delights await within. Inside, it is...

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...

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...

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