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

San Carlo Manchester

Manchester City Centre Italian

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

Riverside views at The Lowry Hotel

The Lowry Hotel

Salford

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

Wrights Fish & Chip Shop

Greater Manchester British

This neon-lit, old-school tiled chippy on Cross Street is owned by local couple Trisha and Marcus and has plenty of...

The River Restaurant

Salford Modern British

The River Restaurant at The Lowry Hotel is Manchester's classic fine dining restaurant. Huge names that have run the kitchen...

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

The Man Behind the Curtain

West Yorkshire Modern British

New look, same, wild styling from the Michelin-starred, glam rock loving chef. In 2018, chef-patron Michael O’Hare upped sticks from...

Tables set up outside the bright yellow Chippy on Burton Road - one of the classiest fish and chip shops in Greater Manchester

The Chippy on Burton Road

Greater Manchester British

The Chippy on Burton Road might be the classiest fish and chip shop in Greater Manchester. Alongside their sustainably sourced...

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

Australasia

Spinningfields Pan Asian

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

Bright yellow seating and red lamp shades inside La Bandera in Manchester city centre.

La Bandera

Manchester City Centre Spanish

This upmarket Spanish restaurant, tucked away just off St Ann's Square, is the definition of a hidden gem.

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One of the inventive dishes served at Michelin starred restaurant L'Enclume in Cartmel.

L’Enclume

Cumbria Modern British

One of the UK's best restaurants. Executive chef Simon Rogan's simple, imaginative L'Enclume typically exceeds its formidable reputation, serving florid...

A colourful selection of dishes at The Great Kathmandu - a long-established Nepalese restaurant in West Didsbury

The Great Kathmandu

Manchester Indian subcontinent

Founded in 1986 The Great Kathmandu is another Didsbury institution that the locals rave about. Not only the locals though,...

Inside Greens Vegetarian restaurant in West Didsbury, owned by chef Simon Rimmer

Greens Vegetarian

Manchester Vegetarian

A stalwart of the Didsbury scene, Greens Vegetarian was way ahead of the game when they opened back in 1990....

The buzzy restaurant floor at San Carlo Cicchetti in Manchester city centre

San Carlo Cicchetti

Manchester City Centre Italian

As the first San Carlo Cicchetti, the Manchester restaurant had a lot to prove on opening in 2010. Over a...

Sunset dining with a view at 20 Stories restaurant in Manchester

20 Stories

Spinningfields European

Manchester’s highest – and possibly finest – restaurant, bar and terrace. D&D London’s flagship Manchester restaurant, 20 Stories was the...

The exterior of Macello Meat House in Childwall - a popular steak restaurant in Liverpool

Macello Meat House Childwall

Merseyside Global

Macello Meat House Childwall is known for steaks served with a side order of celebrity spotting. It’s turned this suburban...

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

Tattu Manchester

Spinningfields Chinese

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

El Rincon de Rafa Tapas Manchester

El Rincon de Rafa

Manchester City Centre Spanish

This Manchester institution was a much-respected destination for Spanish food long before tapas became a common sight in the city...

The glass-fronted dining room at The Samling has views of Lake Windermere

The Samling

Cumbria Modern British

The Samling is a delightful lodge and fine-dining restaurant oozing exclusivity. A favourite of Hollywood celebs (like Tom Cruise), it’s...

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

The Talleyrand

Manchester

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

The Refuge

Manchester City Centre European

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

A dish served at Yang Sing - the famed Cantonese fine-dining restaurant in Manchester's China Town.

Yang Sing

Manchester City Centre Chinese

Yang Sing was one of the very first restaurants in the UK to offer Cantonese fine dining. Innovative chef Harry...

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Modern British fine dining at Adam Reid at The French, the restaurant in the Midland Hotel, Manchester

Adam Reid at The French

Manchester City Centre Modern British

Culinary rock and roll from Simon Rogan's protege, Adam Reid. Enjoy fine-dining in Grade II Listed Victorian surrounds - with...

The exterior the The Original Third Eye - a long-standing Indian and Nepalese restaurant in Didsbury

The Original Third Eye

Manchester Indian subcontinent

Long-standing Nepalese and Indian restaurant & takeaway serving up familiar favourites as well as some Nepalese specialities you might not...

Michelin-starred fine dining at Hrishi, the flagship restaurant at Gilpin Hotel in Windermere.

Hrishi

Cumbria Modern British

Hrishi is the Michelin-starred British-Asian restaurant at the Gilpin Hotel in Windermere. An antidote to the chintz of other Lakes...

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Exterior of Northcote - the Michelin star restaurant and hotel in the Ribble Valley.

Northcote

Lancashire Modern British

Northcote is where chef-patron Nigel Haworth earned his stripes as an instigator of contemporary British fine dining. Today, Michelin star chef...

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

Alderley Edge Hotel

Cheshire Modern British

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

Classic fish and chips at Fosters in Alderley Edge - eat in their cafe or order to takeaway.

Fosters Fish & Chips Alderley Edge

Cheshire British

Fosters Fish & Chips is an award-winning chippy in Alderley Edge that also has a branch in Bramhall. Expect cod...

A table laden with dishes at Holdi Woolton - an award-winning Indian restaurant in Merseyside.

Holdi Woolton

Merseyside Indian subcontinent

Adding to the growing list of options for quality dining in the epicurean village of Woolton is award-bagging small local...

HOME

Manchester City Centre 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 upmarket Cantonese restaurant Wing's in Manchester city centre

Wing’s

Manchester City Centre Chinese

Located in a brutalist city centre square, this elegant Chinese restaurant is owned by Wing Shing Chu – but it’s...

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