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The Pen & Pencil

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Global

Whatever level of hunger you’re anticipating, you’ll not have a rumbling tum for long next time you head on up...

Christmas at Freight Island, Manchester

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...

Almost Famous Brunch

Almost Famous Liverpool

Ropewalks Restaurant - American

Located in Liverpool city centre's Ropewalks area, Almost Famous is a burger restaurant with bite. They serve up behemoth burgers,...

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...

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...

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...

Awesome HQ Chicken Halloumi Burger Almost Famous Manchester Northern Quarter

Almost Famous NQ

Northern Quarter Restaurant - American

Now a few minutes walk from its original site on High Street in Manchester's Northern Quarter, Almost Famous Manchester NQ...

Bottomless brunch at Almost Famous

Almost Famous Great Northern

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - American

Almost Famous Manchester Great Northern is a local legend. It’s OTT in every way. It’s brash, bold and doesn’t seem...

Christmas at City Wine Bar & Kitchen in Liverpool

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...

The Laureate restaurant at The Hyatt Regency - a family-friendly place to eat.

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...

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...

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...

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...

Love Lane Brewery

Baltic Triangle Restaurant - American

Love Lane Brewery creates beers for a new generation of beer enthusiasts. The name Love Lane comes from the craft...

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...

Scottish Steakhouse at Manchester Piccadilly Hotel

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - British

As you might imagine, top-quality steak is the name of the game at Scottish Steakhouse. Just “simple ingredients, cooked to...

Red Dog Saloon

Ropewalks Restaurant - American

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

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....

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 steak and egg dish from Tallow at New Century in Manchester

Tallow | New Century

Green Quarter

Tallow at New Century is the brainchild of Tom Lowe, a classically trained chef from East London who decided to...

Character at Spooky World, a Halloween attraction at Apple Jacks, Warrington

Spooky World

Warrington Activities

Spooky World comes in three strengths of spookiness. There’s Fun by Day which is all smiling pumpkins and friendly ghosts...

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,...

Food at The Fishpool Inn

The Fishpool Inn

Northwich Restaurant - British

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

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...

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...

The Crafty Pig

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Global

Whatever it is you want to eat, you can be sure you'll find it, or some approximation of it, in...

Paratha Hut

Levenshulme Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

As legend (or at least the song) would have it, it's always cool at the carwash, and nothing's cooler than...

The always-popular Viet Shack stall in the Arndale Market, Manchester.

Viet Shack Manchester Arndale

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Vietnamese

There’s almost always a small crowd gathered around Viet Shack’s counter in the Arndale Food Market. Their menu of flavour-packed,...

MerseyMade Gordon Smith Cafe

Ropewalks Restaurant - Global

This unique cafe – housed in the Grade II-listed 19th-century former Gordon Smith Institute for Seamen (providing support and assistance...

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

The Smugglers Cove

Albert Dock Restaurant

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

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 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...

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.

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...

Al Dente

Lark Lane Restaurant - Mediterranean

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

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

The Deansgate

Manchester City Centre Bars

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

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...

Christmas at Pattersons in Liverpool

Pattersons

Ropewalks Restaurant - American

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

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...

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...

A dish at The Waterside restaurant, Monton

The Waterside

Eccles Restaurant - British

The Waterside restaurant moved to its current location in the beautiful village of Monton in 2007 and has become a...

The Didsbury

Didsbury Restaurant

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

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...

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...

A burger from Born Up North, otherwise known as BUN, in Heswall on the Wirral, Merseyside

Born Up North

Heswall Restaurant

Born Up North is known as bun. Makes sense. This Heswall eatery is a relaxed affair where it’s (almost) all...

Marco’s New York Italian MediaCityUK

Media City Restaurant - Italian

Marco's New York Italian, from celebrity chef Marco Pierre White, offers a fusion of Italian and American cuisine from the...

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

Hope & Smoke

Mossley Hill Restaurant - Global

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

The bar at Lane 7, Deansgate

Lane 7 Deansgate

Manchester City Centre Activities

Lane 7 Deansgate has bowling lanes as well as more than seven other things to do while you’re there and...

Clowns at Farmageddon, a Halloween scare experience near Ormskirk

Farmageddon

Ormskirk Activities

Farmageddon is the big one. Every year it’s a sellout, welcoming thousands of willing lambs to the slaughter. There are...

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 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...

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...

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...

Dovedale Towers

Mossley Hill Restaurant - Global

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

A chef puts the finishing touches to a dish at French restaurant 63 Degrees in Manchester's NQ.

63 Degrees

Northern Quarter Restaurant - French

Ran by husband and wife team Eric and Florence Moreau, 63 Degrees is a classic chef-proprieteur French restaurant with roots...

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.

Nerf AX interior, a games venue at Trafford Palazzo

Nerf Action Xperience

Trafford Park Activities

If you love charging around waving a Nerf blaster with foam ammo popping all around you, then you’re going to...

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...

HOME Restaurant

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Global

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

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

The Church Green

Cheshire Restaurant - British

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

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...

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,...

chakalaka, northern quarter, manchester

Chakalaka

Northern Quarter Restaurant - African

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

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...

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...

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...

Herbivorous

Withington Restaurant - Vegan

Fresh from the roaring success of its first venue down at Hatch on Oxford Road in Manchester, Herbivorous opened its...

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...

Burgerism at Escape to Freight Island

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - American

Starting life in a pick-up-only kitchen just off West Ashton St and Eccles New Road in Salford, Burgerism’s “lean, mean...

Bird Of Prey

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - American

If you "understand and appreciate the awesomeness of a properly fried bird", this is the place for you – and...

Six Trees Kitchen & Bar

Stretford Restaurant - British

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

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...

PINS Social Club

Ropewalks Restaurant - Global

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

etci mehmet steak manchester

Etçi Mehmet

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Mediterranean

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

A feast of vegan fast food from Vegan Shack in Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester city centre.

Vegan Shack

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Vegan

Local hit Vegan Shack started life in owner Dimeji Sadiq’s one bedroom Salford flat where he used to cook up...

Cork & Fork

Mossley Hill Restaurant - Global

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

The Marble Arch - a cosy pub in Manchester.

The Marble Arch

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - British

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Chez Mal Restaurant Manchester Afternoon Tea

Chez Mal Brasserie

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - European

Chez Mal Brasserie Manchester sells exactly the sort of European classics you might expect from a well-thought of boutique hotel...

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...

Tariff and Dale Restaurant Manchester

Tariff & Dale

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Global

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

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...

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...

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....

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. 

The OMG 99 from the Oh My Glaze restaurant in The Trafford Centre.

Oh My Glaze

Trafford Restaurant - American

Fans of The Spinn in Gatley will be glad to hear that besties Scott Graham and actor Adam Thomas have...

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...

Off The Hook

Sale Restaurant - British

Starting out as a pop-up, as so many of the region's best-loved brands did, Off The Hook is now a...

ice cream on the menu at Sweet Diner Denton Manchester

Sweet Diner

Denton Restaurant - Global

With a moniker like Sweet Diner, you'd think it'd be all about the desserts, right? But take out the 15...

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...

The Banyan Tree Restaurant Manchester

The Banyan Tree

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Global

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

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

Folk Didsbury

Didsbury Restaurant - European

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

Front of the shop at Another Heart to Feed Northern Quarter Manchester

Another Heart To Feed NQ

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Middle Eastern

Another Heart To Feed in Manchester's NQ is one of our top brunch spots. It's a coffee shop inspired by...

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