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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...

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...

The Pen & Pencil

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Global

The Pen and Pencil is the Northern Quarter's cool all-day hangout, modelled on the New York bar of the same...

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...

The Vicarage, a hotel and restaurant in Cheshire

The Vicarage

Holmes Chapel Hotel

The Vicarage sits on the banks of the River Dane, in Cranage, a village on the edge of Holmes Chapel....

The Laureate restaurant at Hyatt Regency Manchester does a kids eat free deal during the school holidays.

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...

Low Slow and Dough

Oxton Restaurant - American

Nestled in Oxton Village in the Wirral, Low Slow and Dough is a Tex-Mex eatery with brunch specials, loaded nachos,...

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...

Gusto Italian Manchester

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Italian

Gusto Italian Manchester may be the jewel in ever-expanding chain’s crown, even if the menu is the same everywhere from...

Christmas at Down the Hatch in Liverpool

Down The Hatch

Ropewalks Restaurant - Vegan

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

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,...

The kids menu at The Black Friar - a family-friendly restaurant in Manchester.

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...

San Carlo Gran Cafe Manchester, Raspberry Tart

San Carlo Gran Cafe

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Italian

Head to any of the ristorantes in the acclaimed and award-winning family-run San Carlo Group and you know you’re in...

A tableful of dishes at Belzan in Liverpool

Belzan

Mossley Hill Restaurant - European

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

Bury Market

Bury Markets

Everything from fresh fruit and veg to wooden spoons, Bury Market has a dizzying range of stalls selling fresh produce,...

A gelato croissant at Sicilian NQ - a recommended place for ice cream in Manchester

Sicilian NQ

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Italian

Based in the Northern Quarter, this friendly neighbourhood bistro and bar is the place to avanti if it's a taste...

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...

Waterfront Southport Hotel

Southport Hotel

Waterfront Southport Hotel is a luxury boutique hotel overlooking Marine Lake, the Ribble Estuary and the Irish Sea. Established in...

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....

Bold Street Coffee

Ropewalks Cafes

Open since 2010, BSC is something of an institution and the place to go if you're in need of caffeine...

The outside of The Jane Eyre Chorlton is full of character, making it the perfect neighbourhood bar and restaurant

The Jane Eyre Chorlton

Chorlton Restaurant - Modern British

The Jane Eyre Chorlton is a neighbourhood restaurant and cocktail bar on Beech Road, Chorlton’s most charming street. This offshoot...

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.

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...

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...

Brunch served at Grindsmith Media City - a popular coffee shop in Salford Quays, Greater Manchester

Grindsmith Media City

Media City Cafes

Grindsmith Media City has been keeping the creatives and apartment-dwellers of Salford Quays fed and caffeinated since 2016. 

Blue velvet cocktail chairs in a bedroom at Lock and Key Hotel - Duke Street in Liverpool

Lock and Key Hotel – Duke Street

Ropewalks Hotel

Lock and Key Hotel - Duke Street has scooped up various awards and accolades since it opened in 2017 thanks...

Brunch cocktails at Trove Levenshulme.

Trove Marble Street

Manchester City Centre Cafes

Trove Marble Street joins the Trove family; a selection of cafes with great bread and coffee that are dotted around Manchester.

The sun shines into the interior of bar and bistro Polidor 68 on Lark Lane, Liverpool.

Polidor 68

Lark Lane Restaurant - Global

Named after the famous Parisian restaurant frequented by the likes of Ernest Hemingway and James Joyce, Polidor 68 aspires to...

Cosy Club | Corn Exchange

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...

Long Boi’s Bakehouse

Levenshulme Restaurant - European

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

French toast at Hardware Coffee and Kitchen in Liverpool

Hardware Coffee and Kitchen

Ropewalks Cafes

The perfect brunch spot on Renshaw Street, Hardware is themed loosely around the Rapid Hardware shop it replaces.

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...

Wax and Beans is a great place for Bury's record collectors and coffee fans

Wax and Beans

Bury Record Shops

Wax and Beans is a vinyl and coffee combo where you can indulge all your passions at once. Affectionately known...

LEAF West Kirby

West Kirby Restaurant - Global

LEAF has headed over the water, and its West Kirby outpost continues the theme, with over 60 varieties of loose-leaf...

Lunch outside at Lingholm Kitchen & Walled Garden in the Lake District

Lingholm Kitchen & Walled Garden

Keswick Cafes

Lingholm Kitchen & Walled Garden is a great place to stop for lunch if you’re in the Lake District. The...

Take a seat inside the cafe at Ancoats Coffee Co in Royal Mills

Ancoats Coffee Co.

Ancoats Cafes

If you’re serious about your coffee, Ancoats Coffee Co has to be your first port of call in this part...

The Brunch & Cocktail Club

Ropewalks Restaurant - Global

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

Christmas party at Sixes Social Cricket in the Corn Exchange, Manchester.

Sixes Social Cricket | Corn Exchange

Manchester City Centre Activities

Sixes Social Cricket opened in the Corn Exchange in August 2021, bringing a different kind of sporting experience to Manchester...

Hot chocolate at Cocoa Cabana in Ancoats, Manchester

Cocoa Cabana Ancoats

Ancoats Restaurant - Global

This chic chocolatiers-cum-cocktail parlour follows in the footsteps of award-winning entrepreneur Sarah Gallacher's West Didsbury ventures, encouraging more sitting and...

The Fried Chicken Sunday Dinner at Kong's NQ

Kong’s NQ

Northern Quarter Restaurant

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

Smoak Coffee in Chorlton

Smoak Coffee

Chorlton Cafes

Smoak Coffee is a small coffee and bagel shop on Barlow Moor Road. The caffeine options are very good –...

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...

Pollen Bakery KAMPUS

Manchester City Centre Bakeries

Pollen Bakery began life in a Piccadilly archway before moving out to Ancoats Marina. This second Pollen, at garden neighbourhood...

A roast dinner at O'Sheas Irish bar in Manchester city centre.

O’Sheas

Manchester City Centre Bars

O'Sheas on Princess Street has become one of Manchester's most popular Irish pubs since it opened in the nineties. And...

The famous black dahl at Dishoom Manchester

Dishoom

Spinningfields Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

Dishoom is a legend in its own lunchtime and that’s exactly how it likes things. It’s not enough to serve...

The almond milk porridge served at Ezra & Gil Peter Street - a coffee shop and brunch place in Manchester city centre.

Ezra and Gil Peter Street

Manchester City Centre Cafes

The opening of Ezra & Gil Peter Street in 2021 was greeted with glee by brunch and coffee hunters this...

Press Bros Coffee on Lark Lane, Liverpool

Press Bros Coffee

Lark Lane Cafes

Press Bros Coffee opened in this corner spot on Lark Lane after winning everyone over with its sausage patty melts...

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...

Cake at Cocoa Cabana in Didsbury, Manchester

Cocoa Cabana West Didsbury

Didsbury Restaurant - British

Having made a name – and a following – for itself, Burton Road's chic chocolatiers has expanded into larger premises...

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...

Asparagus dish at Juniper in Bramhall

Juniper Bramhall

Bramhall Cafes

Juniper Bramhall has a well-deserved reputation for excellent coffee: a blend of sweet Brazilian arabicas, soft and fruity Latin American...

Bread Street Kitchen & Bar

Liverpool City Centre Restaurant - Global

The sixth Bread Street (not counting Dubai, China and Singapore) has arrived in Liverpool, but it's not all sandwiches and...

Takk Oxford Road

Oxford Road Cafes

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

Black Milk - a recommended place for ice cream in Manchester

Black Milk

Northern Quarter Cafes

Black Milk is a hip, Insta-friendly dessert cafe in the Northern Quarter known for its towering ice creams, gelato, sweet...

Dish from Another Hand, Manchester

Another Hand

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - British

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

Pot Kettle Black Barton Arcade

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Global

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

Sugar Junction, a cafe in the Northern Quarter, Manchester

Sugar Junction

Northern Quarter Cafes

With a very vintage vibe, homemade cake and cocktails, and tempting hot and cold plates dished up all day every...

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...

Croissants at Takk - an Icelandic inspired coffee and brunch place on Tarif Street in Manchester's Northern Quarter.

Takk Northern Quarter

Northern Quarter Cafes

Takk is one of the mainstays of the always-evolving coffee and brunch scene in the Northern Quarter. It’s been around...

Lovelocks Coffee Shop

Liverpool City Centre Cafes

Nestled in the Cultural Quarter, a stone's throw from St George's Hall and Walker Art Gallery, Lovelocks recently relocated up...

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.

The private dining room at The Blues Kitchen

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...

The Art of Tea, a cafe-bar and secondhand bookshop in Didsbury, Manchester.

The Art of Tea

Didsbury Cafes

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

Peaberry

Albert Dock Restaurant - Global

Describing itself as a "coffee house and kitchen", independent family-run business Peabody's does a bit of everything since first opening...

The terrace at The Alchemist Spinningfields

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...

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...

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...

Victor's restaurant, Hale

Victor’s

Hale Restaurant - Global

Victor's is an upscale neighbourhood restaurant. Of course it is, it’s in Hale. Locals call in for everything from brunch...

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...

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...

The outdoor bar and terrace at Alchemist Media City

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...

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...

Different styles of tea strainers at Tea Hive cafe in Manchester, Chorlton.

Tea Hive

Chorlton Cafes

Tea Hive is a quaint little cafe celebrating the nation's favourite cuppa, and cake, lots of cake. As you'd expect,...

Hot chocolate with giant marshmallows at The Green, Bollington

The Green

Bollington Cafes

The Green is a cute and cosy little cafe in Bollington. This may be Cheshire not Scandinavia, but it exudes...

Idle Hands

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Global

Idle Hands have a super-tight following – who helped by setting up a crowd-funding campaign in their honour when the...

Acai and The Tribe

Deansgate Restaurant - Healthy

Head to Deansgate Mews (the upper-level pedestrianised bit in between Great Northern Warehouse and Deansgate) to find health-food wonder Acai...

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...

Gooey Bakery & Café

Northern Quarter Cafes

If you’re a fan of brunch and baked goods but it just has to be Instagrammable, Gooey should be top...

Cheesecake with chocolate at Haute Dolci

Haute Dolci Trafford

Trafford Cafes

Chocoholics and those with a sweet tooth will feel right at home at Haute Dolci, a dessert cafe situated in...

Federal Northern Quarter, Brunch, French Toast, Eggs, Coffee

Federal Manchester NQ

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Global

Keeping the Northern Quarter fed and watered since 2014, the first Federal is a daytime destination a stone's throw from...

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...

Yes Lah

Didsbury Restaurant - Pan Asian

Yes Lah is a delightful restaurant in Didsbury that offers a fusion of Malaysian and Filipino cuisines. The founders, Zosima...

Hot chocolate at Trove - a bakery and cafe in Ancoats, Levenshulme and Manchester city centre.

Trove Ancoats

Ancoats Cafes

Trove Ancoats is the younger sister of the original Trove in Levenshulme which made its name through fantastic bread and...

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...

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...

Bold Street Coffee Manchester

Manchester City Centre Cafes

Open in Liverpool since 2010, BSC is something of an institution over there and the place to go if you're...

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...

My Back Home Chai

Hyde Cafes

My Back Home Chai is a Bangladeshi café located on Market Street in Hyde, Greater Manchester. The café is owned...

Pancake stack? Victors Alderely Edge is just one of the entries in our ten best brunch spots in Cheshire list.

Victors Alderley Edge

Alderley Edge Restaurant - Pan Asian

Victors Alderley Edge is a wisteria-clad restaurant that’s perfect for people-watching. It’s relaxed but in a very glamorous, high-end way...

Malmo

Ropewalks Restaurant - Scandi

If it's a daytime pitstop you need, head to Malmo, where all your Scandi breakfast, brunch and lunch needs will...

Cafe Cotton

Ancoats Cafes

Located in the modern extension of the lovingly restored Halle St Peters in the heart of Ancoats, this award-winning independent...

Bicycles outside Inspire Cafe which is part of Levenshulme Inspire, a busy community centre housed in a former church.

Inspire Cafe

Levenshulme Cafes

Inspire Cafe is an inclusive, relaxed gem of a community cafe housed in a former church in Levenshulme. It serves...

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...

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...

Fancy a caramel croissant for brunch at Ginger & Pickles Tarporley?

Ginger & Pickles Tarporley

Tarporley Restaurant - British

Ginger and Pickles has a slightly 1940s feel to it but there’s no rationing here; there are cakes in abundance....

Hot chocolate at Alex's Bakery, a cafe in Manchester city centre.

Alex’s Bakery

Manchester City Centre Cafes

After beginning their cake-making journey at Manchester's Artisan Markets in 2014, Alex's Bakery ditched the stall for a store front...

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,...

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...

One of the brunch options served at Thyme Out - a licensed cafe in Didsbury, Manchester

Thyme Out

Didsbury Restaurant - European

A stalwart of the Didsbury cafe scene, Thyme Out has been going strong since 2006. Locals rave about the brunch...

Interior Seating at Ancoats Coffee Piccadilly

Ancoats Coffee Co. Piccadilly

Manchester City Centre Cafes

Ancoats Coffee Company in Manchester Piccadilly is set in 111 Piccadilly, a light-filled handsome building near the train station. If...

Procaffeinated

Salford Cafes

Clean lines, stripped wood, potted greenery, local art, yoga brunch... these are just some of the calming factors at newly...

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...

Halloumi fries at Hafla Hafla, a restaurant on Lark Lane in Liverpool.

Hafla Hafla

Lark Lane 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. 

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...

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...

A white chocolate and matcha cookie in the window of Ezra & Gil, a coffee shop in the NQ, Manchester.

Ezra & Gil Hilton Street

Northern Quarter Cafes

If you want to experience Northern Quarter cafe culture in its purest form, head to Ezra & Gil Hilton Street,...

Hot chocolate and the Chocolate Challenge at Slattery in Manchester.

Slattery

Whitefield Restaurant - British

Much like Betty’s in Harrogate, a trip to Slattery in Whitefield can be a day out in its own right....

The inviting interior of Vibe Cafe - a vegan cafe serving breakfast, brunch and lunches in Liverpool

Vibe Cafe

Liverpool City Centre Restaurant - Vegan

The Vibe serves cheery vegan food that will light up your Instagram feed and fill your belly. Known for its...

Canteena Bar & Grill

Sale Restaurant - Modern British

Based in the unit of Stanley Square that was once home to Sale Food Hall, Canteena Bar & Grill is...

Minna

Lark Lane Restaurant - Global

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

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...

The Quarter in Liverpool's Georgian Quarter

The Quarter

Georgian Quarter Restaurant - Italian

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

Ornella’s Kitchen

Denton Restaurant - Italian

Ornella's Kitchen is owned and operated by Ornella Cancila, who was born in Castel Di Tusa on Sicily's north coast...

Egg on toast at Little Blanchflower

Little Blanchflower

Chorlton Restaurant - British

Little Blanchflower is an offshoot from the justly-popular big sister Blanchflower in Altrincham. Call in for coffee and a beautiful...

Fresh tomato and olives on a Neapolitan-style pizza at Tre Ciccio - an Italian restaurant in Altrincham

Tre Ciccio Altrincham

Altrincham Restaurant - Italian

Translating as ‘three chubby friends’ (a self-effacing reference to owner Francesco Scafuri and a pair of his portly pals from...

LEAF Bold St

Ropewalks Restaurant - Global

Housed in a former tea room over two floors of an art deco building, LEAF's name and USP was meant...

Roast squash with labneh and zhoug at Evelyn's in the NQ

Evelyn’s

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Global

Evelyn’s is a very clever restaurant. It’s from the chaps behind Mughli so expect a quality operation although it is...

Bill's Spinningfields - a restaurant where kids eat free during school holidays.

Bill’s Spinningfields

Spinningfields Restaurant - European

Bill’s has come a long way since it was a market café. The family business is now a sizeable chain...

Seafood Risotto at Alberts Restaurant Didsbury

Albert’s Didsbury

Didsbury Restaurant - European

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

LEAF Smithdown Rd

Mossley Hill Restaurant - Global

LEAF’s fairly new local, up Allerton way, continues the theme, with over 60 varieties of loose-leaf tea (the OG LEAF...

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...

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...

Bakery magic at Blanchflower Sale

Blanchflower Sale

Sale Restaurant - Coffee

Blanchflower Sale is the second café from the purveyors of coffee, brunch and baked goods. It’s a good looking place...

Little Leaf at One Fine Day

Liverpool City Centre Cafes

Located inside the Cotton Exchange building alongside One Fine Day, Little Leaf is a bright and airy yet cosy and...

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,...

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.

Inside Via - a bar and club on Canal Street, Manchester

Via Manchester

Gay Village Bars

Formerly Via Fossa, generally know as just ‘Via’, this is probably the most long-standing go-to bar on the main strip...

Fluffy Fluffy

Manchester City Centre Cafes

Fuwa Fuwa, is North America's largest soufflé pancake and dessert café. It opened its doors in Manchester New Square in...

The Elephant Woolton

Woolton Village Restaurant - Global

Subheading "pub and bakehouse", The Elephant is a Grade II-listed building (with sunny beer garden) in the leafy village of...

Federal Manchester, Espresso Martini, Bar

Federal Manchester Deansgate

Spinningfields Restaurant - Global

Keeping the Northern Quarter fed and watered since 2014, five years on and Federal claimed another foothole, this time on...

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 Old Stables

Allerton Restaurant - Global

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

Tempest on Tithebarn

Business District (Liverpool) Restaurant - Global

Tempest on Tithebarn is a social space filling your days from early-morning Neighbourhood Coffee and freshly baked pastries and cakes...

Brunch cocktails at Trove Levenshulme.

Trove Levenshulme

Levenshulme Cafes

Trove Levenshulme has been going strong since 2011. The main draw is its fantastic bread, which forms the basis for...

Zara’s Hub

Childwall Restaurant - Global

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

Chicken musakhan on homemade taboon as served at Gladstone Barber & Bistro - a recommended place to eat in Stalybridge, Greater Manchester.

Gladstone Barber & Bistro

Stalybridge Restaurant - Middle Eastern

Nobody goes to the barbers expecting a roast dinner, or for that matter, a feast of home-style Palestinian food. Unless...

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"...

Corner & Bloom

Didsbury Restaurant - Global

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

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...

Sitting in the sun outside Pippin's Corner - a cafe on Lark Lane, Liverpool

Pippin’s Corner

Lark Lane Restaurant - European

Pippin’s Corner is a charming, family-friendly cafe-bistro that makes the most of its handsome corner spot on Lark Lane. Head...

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...

Breakfast at Juniper Hale

Juniper Hale

Hale Cafes

Juniper Hale is known for its excellent coffee which you can also buy online to enjoy at home. If you’re...

Cafe Tabac

Ropewalks Cafes

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

California Coffee and Wine Altrincham Tacos

California Coffee & Wine

Altrincham Restaurant - American

California Coffee & Wine is a ray of SoCal sunshine. The Cal-Mex flavours served up are fresher and sharper than...

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

One Percent Forest

Woolton Village Restaurant - Coffee

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

Rococo Coffee House

Cavern Quarter Cafes

Rococo is an independent coffee house slap bang in the centre of town, occupying two upstairs floors of a historic...

BOX Deansgate

Manchester City Centre Bars

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

Treehouse Cafe in Salford

Treehouse Café

Broughton Cafes

Salford independent the Treehouse Cafe is the sort of picture-perfect coffee house you frequently see on Instagram but rarely stumble...

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...

Vegetarian Sunday lunch 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...

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...

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

The Tavern Co

Mossley Hill Restaurant - American

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

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...

Yours

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Pan Asian

When a restaurant's menu features lobster dynamite, you pretty much know straightaway that it might not be everyone's cup of...

The Koffee Pot

Northern Quarter Cafes

The Koffee Pot is a true Mancunian institution, serving up hearty British classics to the people of Manchester. Established in...

Vincent Cafe & Restaurant

Southport Restaurant - Global

Part of the contemporary boutique hotel of the same name, the Vincent Café & Restaurant offers a bit of everything...

Brunch served at Foundation Coffee House Northern Quarter, a coffee shop in the restored Sevendale House on Lever Street, Manchester.

Foundation Coffee House Northern Quarter

Northern Quarter Cafes

Foundation Coffee House Northern Quarter is the first of three locations in the city centre from this homegrown brand. This...

The Italian Club Bakery

Ropewalks Bakeries

Tracing their roots back to the mountain village of Picinisco near Rome and the seaside city of Bisceglie in Puglia...

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...

Brunch at Chestergate Bistro in Macclesfield

Chestergate Bistro

Macclesfield Restaurant - British

Chestergate Bistro is an independent British restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere and great service. It’s the little touches like an...

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

NYL Restaurant and Bar

Cavern Quarter Restaurant - American

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

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...

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...

Federal Circle Square

Oxford Road Restaurant - Global

Federal Cafe Bar in Circle Square on Oxford Road, Manchester is a must-visit for brunch lovers. With a focus on...

Castle Street Townhouse

Liverpool City Centre Restaurant - Modern British

There's dining all day every day at chic Castle Street Townhouse, with breakfast and bottomless brunch choices, lunchtime and evening...

Mule

Ancoats Restaurant - Coffee

Mule, set just on the sidelines of trendy Cutting Room Square in Ancoats is a charming brunch restaurant that is...

Dokes Pizzeria

Prestwich Restaurant - Italian

None of your Neapolitan nonsense for Michael Clay – the Elnecot chef-patron so loves crispy New York- and Philadelphia-style pizza...

Portland Street 358

Mossley Hill Restaurant - Global

You can have whatever flavour you fancy, as long as it's street food flavour – that's the offer at Portland...

On the menu at Toast, Withington

Toast Withington

Withington Restaurant - British

There’s no shortage of cafes along this stretch of Wilmslow Road, but by all accounts, family-run Toast of Withington is...

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. 

katsouris sandwiches manchester deli

Katsouris

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Global

Katsouris is an institution, having sat in its imposing Gothic-style building on the corner of Deansgate and John Dalton Street...

girl standing outside cafe with a tray of brownies - Nibble NQ Manchester cafe

Nibble NQ

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Global

Based in the bijou space next to Pop Boutique, this independent female owned and run café is small in size,...

Produce from Lupo caffe Italiano

Lupo

Prestwich Restaurant - Italian

Patiscerria and small-batch Italian hand-roasted coffee that's the name of the game at the award-winning Lupo Caffe Italiano.

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...

Outdoor seating at Albert's Restaurant Worsley

Albert’s Worsley

Worsley Restaurant - European

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

Colleen’s

Ramsbottom Restaurant - Modern British

With its plush velvet chairs and cushions and pink and green hues du jour, Colleen's cuts a smart jib on...

Bill's Intu Trafford Centre

Bill’s Trafford Centre

Stretford Restaurant - European

When it comes to The Orient at the Trafford Centre, it's more like the Gobi Desert as far as a...

Cafe Sanjuan

Stockport Restaurant - South American

Serving a unique Caribbean-Colombian combo, Cafe Sanjuan is the creation of Luis Felipe Sanjuan, who hails from Barranquilla, a bustling...

The Welsford Bistro

Georgian Quarter Restaurant - British

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

Croissants fresh from the oven at Pollen Bakery - an award-winning bakery and cafe in New Islington, Manchester

Pollen Bakery

Greater Manchester Restaurant - European

After an initial stint tucked away in an archway near Piccadilly, this airy bakery and cafe moved to a spot...

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...

Liverpool's popular deli and restaurant Delifonseca on Brunswick Dock

Delifonseca

Brunswick Restaurant - European

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

Black Market

Leeds Restaurant - Global

Black Market is all about serving small plates and creating contemporary takes on traditional cooking and international classics – sharing...

Owens Restaurant and Bar Ramsbottom Manchester Roast Dinner

Owens Restaurant & Bar

Ramsbottom Restaurant - British

Owens Restaurant & Bar is a popular place in Ramsbottom, just opposite the train station and handy for a family...

An example of the Moroccan Menu at So Marrakech Altrincham

So Marrakech

Altrincham Restaurant - African

As well as homewares and style items, concept store So Marrakech has a daytime café, offering a taste of Morocco...

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 dishes served at Toast Altrincham, a Confidential Guides' recommended cafe

Toast Altrincham

Altrincham Restaurant - Modern British

As Nigel Slater once said, 'No matter how bad things get, it's impossible not to love someone who made you...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

Bill’s Liverpool

Restaurant - European

Bill’s began life as a quirky East Sussex market cafe before transmorphing into a crowd-pleasing chain and colonising city centres...

Triple B is a cafe and takeaway serving NYC-style bagels and burgers in Prestwich, Greater Manchester.

Triple B

Prestwich Restaurant - American

Triple B was born in the midst of the pandemic when the Eat New York crew left the NQ and...

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,...

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