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Lamb Laziz at Zouk, Manchester

Zouk

Oxford Road Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

Zouk specialises in 'apna' - home-style cooking shot through with colour and heat from the spices and herbs. In recent...

Pattersons at Escape to Freight Island

Piccadilly Restaurant - American

Pattersons at Escape to Freight Island means only one thing - the Liverpool legend has finally made it to Manchester.

Wrights Fish & Chip Shop

Greater Manchester Restaurant - British

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

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...

Pattersons

Ropewalks Restaurant - American

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

One of the dishes served at Kambuja in Marple - one of the few Cambodian restaurants in the North.

Kambuja

Marple Restaurant - Cambodian

Many of us are familiar with the vibrant cuisines of Vietnam and Thailand but Cambodian, or Khmer, food is still...

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...

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...

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,...

Bury Market

Bury Markets

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

Garlic bread from Ciaooo Loaded Garlic Bread - a recommended street food takeaway in Manchester city centre.

Ciaooo Loaded Garlic Bread

Northern Quarter Restaurant

Team GB has a different meaning to the guys who run Ciaooo Loaded Garlic Bread, the takeaway version of the...

Ciaooo Neapolitan Pizzeria

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Italian

Cult pizzeria Ciaooo may not be as well-known as some of its beautifully blistered-based brethren, but that’s all to the...

Spice Thai

Ropewalks Restaurant - Thai

The cosy Spice Thai restaurant is hidden away just above a motel bar near Hanover Street, with an interior intended...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

Levenshulme Bakery is a local institution, known for its super fresh Turkish bread and Middle Eastern specialities.

Levenshulme Bakery

Levenshulme Bakeries

Levenshulme Bakery has been knocking up wallet-friendly and super fresh Turkish bread, kebabs and other light lunches for the local...

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...

A cookie and ice cream stack from Radcliffe Market, Greater Manchester.

Radcliffe Market

Radcliffe Restaurant - Global

Every town would benefit from its own version of Radcliffe Market. Owned and managed by the local community, it's a...

A healthy rice bowl available at Pho Liverpool: A Vietnamese restaurant on Bold Street

Pho Liverpool

Ropewalks Restaurant - Vietnamese

There are many arguments you could make against Pho Liverpool. It’s a chain restaurant on a street known for its...

Ice cream on the terrace at Trattoria 51 - an Italian restaurant in Southport

Trattoria 51 Southport

Southport Restaurant - Italian

Much like the seaside town itself, Trattoria 51 Southport looks its best when the sun is shining. The terrace at...

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...

The team responsible for the street food magic served at Indian Tiffin Room Cheadle

Indian Tiffin Room Cheadle

Cheadle Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

Indian Tiffin Room Cheadle was one of the first local places to step away from the typical menu of the...

A table laden with dishes from Mughli - one of the first Indian restaurants in Manchester to embrace street food.

Mughli

Rusholme Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

Mughli is the contemporary, social media embracing, second generation Curry Mile restaurant that paved the way for the likes of...

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...

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...

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...

Ginger's Comfort Emporium, one of our favourites places for ice cream in Manchester

Ginger’s Comfort Emporium

Northern Quarter Cafes

Ginger's Comfort Emporium began life as an ice cream van for adults, often spotted at local foodie markets and private...

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...

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...

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...

Inside Bacaro, the Liverpool bar that serves Venetian-inspired small plates

Bacaro

Liverpool City Centre Restaurant - European

Like the backstreet Venetian tapas places which inspired this central Liverpool bar and restaurant, there is something about Salt House...

Fat Pat’s

Chinatown (Manchester) Restaurant

Said to be 'changing the sarnie game one sando at a time', Fat Pat's is a popular lunchtime spot that...

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....

Thai Kitchen No.6, Manchester, pork and rice

Thai Kitchen No.6

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Thai

Thai Kitchen No.6 is a real family restaurant. That means it’s a homespun affair without the sheen of some other...

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...

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...

Yum Cha Manchester

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Chinese

"Dim sum, roast meats and big plates" promises purpose-built Kampus gaff Yum Cha's bespoke Insta-friendly neon sign – but there...

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...

Battered squid rings from Hip Hop Chip Shop, the maverick fish and chip restaurant in Ancoats

The Hip Hop Chip Shop

Ancoats Restaurant - British

A National Fish & Chip Award winner, the Manchester street food heroes opened up their first bricks 'n' mortar outlet...

Rudy’s Pizza Bold Street

Ropewalks Restaurant - Italian

Rudy's mission is simple: to put proper Neapolitan pizza on your plate. Following the traditions and artistry of pizza-making from...

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...

Rice with a range of chutneys at Tharavadu, the popular Indian restaurant in Leeds city centre.

Tharavadu

Leeds Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

Tharavadu, an unassuming Keralan restaurant, has charmed everyone from celebrities (Andrew Lincoln, Sanju Samson) to the inspectors of the Michelin,...

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...

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...

curries at this and that

This & That Cafe

Northern Quarter Cafes

Everyone's heard of NQ backstreet gaff This & That, even if they've not actually found it (it's up the ginnel...

Thaikhun Street Food Trafford Centre

Manchester Restaurant - Thai

Joining the Spinningfields OG in what is now a double figure chain of Thai streetfood venues founded by Sukhothai province-born...

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...

Sushi Mami

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Japanese

Sushi Mami is a modern Japanese restaurant on Portland Street in Manchester city centre. It specialises in sushi, sashimi, and...

healthy food and smoothie at The Green Lab Northern Quarter

The Green Lab

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Healthy

Founded in May 2019 by Manchester sisters Nikita and Kanika, The Green Lab is described as a health and well-being...

Tiger Rock Smithdown Road

Mossley Hill Restaurant - Thai

With "south east Asian hawker food" the tagline for Tiger Rock, you can expect cheap and cheerful small plates covering...

Bistro Noir

Lark Lane Restaurant - Global

Don’t let the French name mislead you - Lark Lane’s Bistro Noir doesn’t limit its food offering to just one...

The Refuge

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - European

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

Outside dining at Porta Altrincham - a tapas restaurant recommended by Confidential Guides

Porta Altrincham

Altrincham Restaurant - European

Spanish small plates and a menu that really delivers. Porta Altrincham might be another tapas place - but this one...

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...

Vietnamese food from Viet Guy, a family-run Vietnamese restaurant in Northenden, Greater Manchester.

Viet Guy Northenden

Northenden Restaurant - Vietnamese

Fans of Vietnamese food are advised to travel to Northenden to check out local favourite Viet Guy. This family-run independent...

The sun shining on Maray restaurant on Bold Street, Liverpool city centre.

Maray Bold St

Ropewalks Restaurant - European

Serving irresistible Middle Eastern fusion small plates, Maray is a slow-burning smash hit. Inspired by (and named after) the Middle-Eastern...

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...

Herbivorous

Withington Restaurant - Vegan

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

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...

Barbakan Deli

Chorlton Deli

The folks at Barbakan have been nose to the grindstone for over 50 years - they were here long before...

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

Miss Dee’s Evoden Bar & Kitchen

Chorlton Restaurant - Caribbean

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

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.

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...

Amalia

Ropewalks Restaurant - Italian

This award-winning city centre Italian combines value with authenticity – founders Miguel and Antonio have been working together since 2007...

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...

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...

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...

Little Furnace Baltic Market

Liverpool City Centre Restaurant - Italian

Back in early 2013, two pals Peter and Ryan had their first taste of Neapolitan pizza, while on holiday in...

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 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,...

Tortuga

Droylsden Restaurant - Caribbean

Good vibes and great food are promised by Tortuga, dishing up the authentic taste and welcoming nature of the Caribbean...

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

The Original Third Eye

Didsbury Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

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

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...

OKitchen Bar & Restaurant, Didsbury, Food Hero

OKitchen Bar & Restaurant

Didsbury Restaurant - Korean

OKitchen Bar & Restaurant is a Korean restaurant, make no mistake about it.  It may describe itself as a Japanese...

Station South

Levenshulme Restaurant - European

Housed in an old railway station building saved in 2018 and restored with Heritage Fund support, Station South is 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...

One of the dishes served at Lily's Indian Vegetarian Cuisine in Ashton-under-Lyne.

Lily’s Indian Vegetarian Cuisine

Ashton-under-Lyne Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

Lily's Indian Vegetarian Cuisine is an unassuming restaurant in Ashton-under-Lyne that happens to serve some of the best South Indian...

The Real Greek | Corn Exchange

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Mediterranean

One of two The Real Greek restaurants in Manchester (the other is at the Trafford Centre), The Corn Exchange venue...

Indique Chilli Paneer

Indique

Didsbury Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

Indique is formed from the words Unique and Indian. That’s a bit optimistic as many Indian restaurants have swapped their...

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...

Thaikhun Thai Restaurant Spinningfields Manchester

Thaikhun

Spinningfields Restaurant - Thai

The original in what is now a chain of Thai streetfood venues founded by Sukhothai province-born Kim Kaewkraikhot (also behind...

Pad Krapow Khai at Tampopo Thai Restaurant Manchester Corn Exchange

Tampopo | Corn Exchange

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Pan Asian

The second of their city centre venues, Tampopo Manchester Corn Exchange has the same wok-fresh East Asian menu as its...

Abyssinia Kitchen

Heswall Restaurant - African

Cooked from scratch with quality fresh ingredients and no preservatives, the dishes at Abyssinia Kitchen showcase the exotic and aromatic...

Pizza and wine at Rudy's Neapolitan, Peter Street, Manchester

Rudy’s Pizza Manchester Peter Street

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Italian

Rudy's mission is simple: to put proper Neapolitan pizza on your plate. Following the traditions and artistry of pizza-making from...

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...

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.

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...

The exterior of Seoul Kimchi which is known as one of the best Korean restaurants in Manchester.

Seoul Kimchi

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Korean

This well-regarded cafe and takeaway started life as a shop specialising in Korean ingredients, before owner/chef Byunghee Kwon added tables...

Neapolitan-style wood fired pizza at Double Zero in Chorlton

Double Zero

Chorlton Restaurant - Italian

An authentic Neapolitan-style pizzeria, Double Zero in Chorlton has been lauded as one of the best in the UK.

The ten pin bowling lanes with red and purple neon lighting at Roxy Ball Room Manchester Arndale

Roxy Ball Room Manchester Arndale

Manchester City Centre Activities

With its ten pin bowling, pool tables, beer pong, and shuffleboard, Roxy Ball Room Manchester Arndale will keep you entertained...

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...

OSMA Kitchen Prestwich Manchester

OSMA

Prestwich Restaurant - Scandi

OSMA is a clever contraction of Oslo and Manchester, the home cities of its two owners. However this portmanteau is...

Chicken Run in Moss Side, a chicken shop legend and home of the famous chicken split

Chicken Run

Moss Side Takeaways

Chicken Run is a bit of an institution in Moss Side. It’s been there for years, so certainly isn't a...

A colourful small plate served at Volta in Didsbury: a Confidential Guides' recommended restaurant

Volta

Didsbury Restaurant - European

Volta is owned by Luke ‘Unabomber’ Cowdrey and Justin Crawford - the DJ-restauranteur duo behind Chorlton’s Electrik bar, the Electrik...

Lamb and chicken dishes at Remal Lebanese Restaurant, Manchester

Remal Restaurant

Prestwich Restaurant - Middle Eastern

Remal Restaurant is a family-run place with the warmth and the buzz of real Lebanese hospitality and very happy customers....

The lunch special menu at Tokyo Noodle Bar in Liverpool's Chinatown

Tokyo Noodle Bar

Chinatown (Liverpool) Restaurant - Pan Asian

Famed for its massive portions and diminutive prices, Tokyo Noodle Bar would be a hidden gem if it wasn’t already...

The exterior of Yara, a recommended Syrian and Lebanese restaurant in Altrincham, Greater Manchester

Yara Altrincham

Altrincham Restaurant - Middle Eastern

Tiny and usually packed to the rafters of its converted terraced house, Yara is one of those hidden gems that...

Maggie Fu Smithdown

Mossley Hill Restaurant - Chinese

Its website proclaims "authentic Chinese food", but the menu at Maggie Fu's stretches way beyond the borders of the People's...

KFC at Yoki Social Table - get this amazing Korean Fried Chicken from Society in Manchester

Yoki Social Table at Society

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Korean

Yoki Social Table at Society is the perfect out-with-mates finger food. It’s known for its sweet and spicy KFC. That’s...

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...

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...

Voodoo Ray’s | Escape to Freight Island

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - American

NYC-style pizza via LDN. Voodoo Ray’s at Escape to Freight Island is the first opening outside the capital for these...

The entrance to Prashad restaurant in Bradford, which is known for its vegetarian Indian food

Prashad

Bradford Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

Prashad is a Gordon Ramsay-rated thrill for anyone craving Gujarati vegetarian food. Since starring on Ramsay's Best Restaurant show, the...

mumbai to london cafe

Mumbai to London Cafe

Droylsden Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

Mumbai to London Cafe doesn’t look like much from the outside (or the inside) but don’t let that fool you;...

La Parrilla Lark Lane

Lark Lane Restaurant - Mexican

La Parrilla Lark Lane is the third opening for a local mini-chain that has had the honour of being voted...

Mowgli | Corn Exchange

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

Purveyor of healthy and often vegan Indian street food and home cooking, former barrister Nisha Katona's Corn Exchange Mowgli was...

Tampopo Thai Restaurant Manchester Albert Square

Tampopo Manchester Albert Square

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Pan Asian

Tampopo Albert Square is the original venue in this Manchester-born chain from restaurateur David Fox. It was here that they...

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...

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...

Crispy chicken ramen at Shoryu Manchester

Shoryu Ramen

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Japanese

Shoryu Ramen is the first branch of the mini London chain to leave the capital. It’s located in Piccadilly Gardens...

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...

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...

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...

Maggie Fu Hanover Street

Ropewalks Restaurant - Chinese

Its website proclaims "authentic Chinese food", but the menu at Maggie Fu's stretches way beyond the borders of the People's...

Gaijin Dumpling House

Levenshulme Restaurant - Chinese

Gaijin Dumpling House is a hidden gem in the heart of Levenshulme's main strip, serving authentic halal-friendly East Asian dishes.

107 Dining Room Merseyside

107 Dining Room

Heswall Restaurant - British

As well as being located at 107 Telegraph Road, the number in 107 Dining Room's name may well refer to...

12pcs Mixed Sushi at Kyotoya Manchester

Kyotoya

Withington Restaurant - Japanese

Forget gimmicks like conveyor belts and colour-coded plates, miniature plastic fish filled with soy sauce and California rolls – if...

Nepalese dumplings, momos, as served at The Little Yeti restaurant in Chorlton

The Little Yeti

Chorlton Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

The Little Yeti is one of the newest dining spots on Barlow Moor Rd, but from the well-oiled team behind Didsbury...

pizza at Franco Manca manchester restaurant

Franco Manca

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Italian

Franco Manca started out as pioneers of sourdough Neapolitan pizza and natural Italian wine purveyors in Brixton Market in 1986....

Keiths Food & Wine Bar

Lark Lane Restaurant - Global

Keiths Food & Wine Bar is something of an institution, having held court on trendy Lark Lane for well in...

Little Furnace Smithdown Road

Sefton Park Restaurant - Italian

Back in early 2013, two pals Peter and Ryan had their first taste of Neapolitan pizza, while on holiday in...

Tiger Rock North John Street

Cavern Quarter Restaurant - Thai

With "south east Asian hawker food" the tagline for Tiger Rock, you can expect cheap and cheerful small plates covering...

ChaBa ChaBa

Mossley Hill Restaurant - Thai

A stalwart of the Mossley Hill suburb, you can eat in or take out at ChaBa ChaBa – either way,...

Northern Soul Manchester Toastie

Northern Soul Manchester Northern Quarter

Northern Quarter Restaurant - British

"Banging out killer eats and rare soul beats" seems to have done the trick as, where once there was one...

Tampopo Thai Restaurant Trafford Centre Manchester

Tampopo Trafford Centre

Stretford Restaurant - Pan Asian

One of the better eating options in the sprawling domed food court hell that is The Orient is Tampopo Trafford...

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...

ARMR Store Cauli burger platter

ARMR Store

Oxford Road Restaurant - Caribbean

The much loved Caribbean cafe ARMR Store has relocated from Ardwick to take over the bar and kitchen at Contact...

Rudy's Neapolitan Pizza Sale Manchester

Rudy’s Pizza Sale

Sale Restaurant - Italian

Rudy's mission is simple: to put proper Neapolitan pizza on your plate. Following the traditions and artistry of pizza-making from...

Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester city centre on a sunny day

Piccadilly Gardens

Piccadilly Parks & Gardens

Piccadilly Gardens are concrete rather than floral now but despite a slightly unsavoury reputation it still remains the gateway to...

Chicken katsu kare at Yane, a Japanese comfort food restaurant in Chorlton

Yane

Chorlton Restaurant - Japanese

Yane is a small independent Japanese restaurant in Chorlton. Sushi and ramen are everywhere, but this place specialises in Japanese...

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...

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...

Peaberry Coffee House & Kitchen

Albert Dock Restaurant - Global

Describing itself as a "coffee house and kitchen", independent family-run business Peabody's does a bit of everything: breakfast, brunch and...

A sandwich from Arndale Market, Manchester city centre.

Arndale Market

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Global

The Arndale Market transformed itself into a food hall long before the trend took off. It's been there for yonks...

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...

Brunch at Wowyauchow in Altrincham

WowYauChow

Altrincham Restaurant - Chinese

WowYauChow is a 'British Chinese' from accountant turned restaurateur Henry Yau which has become a firm favourite in Alty. The...

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...

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...

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...

A prawn dish at Siam Smiles Thai Restaurant in Manchester

Siam Smiles

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Thai

Siam Smiles is famous amongst foodies in the city. Once a tiny café squeezed in next to some supermarket shelves...

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...

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...

Tokyo Ramen, manchester

Tokyo Ramen

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Japanese

Spartan and stripped back is the only description for Tokyo Ramen – and that’s both the menu and the restaurant...

Pieminister Liverpool

Ropewalks Restaurant - British

Pieminister was born in Bristol in 2003, the not-so-pie-in-the-sky idea of two mates, Tristan Hogg and Jon Simon, who decided...

Outside the Lass O'Gowrie.

Lass O’Gowrie

Oxford Road Pubs

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

The rooftop beer garden at YES in Manchester city centre.

YES

Oxford Road Bars

YES is a gargantuan place with four floors of fun. Despite that, it still has a low-key cool and something...

yard and coop fried chicken and chips NQ

Yard & Coop Manchester

Northern Quarter Restaurant - American

We’d rather see a restaurant that does one thing well than one that does a wide variety of dishes to...

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...

Pizza and chicken at roxy ballroom manchester deansgate

Roxy Ball Room Manchester Deansgate

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Bar

One of two Roxy Ball Room venues in Manchester, the Deansgate bar is an ideal "adult playground" perfect for parties....

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....

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 typical dish at Nepalese restaurant Da Gurkha in Liverpool

Da Gurkha

Waterloo Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

Founded by experienced restaurateur Netra Khare, Da Gurkha is a slick operation in a simple, curry-house setting that's as off-the-beaten-track as...

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...

Pie, mash, and mushy peas with a beer at Pieminister, Northern Quarter

Pieminister Manchester Northern Quarter

Northern Quarter Restaurant - British

Pieminister was born in Bristol in 2003, the not-so-pie-in-the-sky idea of two mates, Tristan Hogg and Jon Simon, who decided...

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...

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...

La Parrilla Bold Street

Ropewalks Restaurant - Mexican

With its mariachi bands, sombreros, and cantina-style atmosphere La Parrilla Bold Street is Mexico-by-numbers - but done with such cheerful...

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

Fosters Fish & Chips Alderley Edge

Alderley Edge Restaurant - British

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

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...

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...

My Thai Restaurant Northern Quarter Manchester

My Thai Manchester Northern Quarter

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Thai

The clue's in the name and My Thai serves up dishes inspired by the street food markets of Bangkok –...

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 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...

Orecchiette ’Nduja and Taleggio at Casa Italia, Didsbury

Casa Italia

Didsbury Restaurant - Italian

Casa Italia Didsbury is an Italian restaurant but there’s not a pizza in sight. The focus here is on quality...

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...

A Thai noodle dish with fresh herbs at Jarern Street Food in Bolton

Jarern Street Food

Bolton Restaurant - Thai

Jarern is a Thai word meaning prosper or grow, and this tiny place has one huge menu. The home of...

One of the colourful dishes at Manchester's Koreana, one of the first restaurants outside London to bring authentic Korean food to the UK.

Koreana

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Korean

Hidden in plain sight down towards Trinity Square, Koreana is well worth seeking out, not least because, when Alex Kim...

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...

A chef cooking at Royal Nawaab - the three-storey restaurant in Levenshulme, Manchester.

Royal Nawaab

Levenshulme Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

Ask a local for directions in Levy and there’s a high chance they will use the Royal Nawaab as a...

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...

Don Tacos Manchester

Don Tacos Manchester

Rusholme Restaurant - Mexican

Grab a booth, take away – whatever you decide, getting stuck in is definitely on the cards with Don Tacos...

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...

The sign outside Sanskruti Indian Restaurant Withington

Sanskruti Withington

Withington Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

Sanskruti Withington is well-known in the area for its vegan and vegetarian cuisine which takes in Gujurati thalis, South Indian...

Mei Dim Chinese Restaurant China Town Manchester

Mei Dim

Chinatown (Manchester) Restaurant - Chinese

Mei Dim by name, dim sum by nature. If it's the Cantonese version of small plates you're after, look no...

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...

On the menu at Tre Amici, Bury

Tre Amici

Bury Restaurant - Italian

Tre Amici is Bury’s own Neapolitan-style pizzeria, complete with 48-hour rested dough for that fold-it-up and shove-it-in experience.

One of the pizzas served at Il Capitano's: a well-regarded pizzeria and takeaway in Crosby.

Il Capitano’s

Waterloo Restaurant - Italian

Italian restaurant and takeaway Il Capitano always deserves a visit if you’re in the Waterloo area. Its offering is simple:...

Dine in at Tre Ciccio, Ramsbottom

Tre Ciccio Ramsbottom

Ramsbottom Restaurant - Italian

Tre Ciccio’s Ramsbottom restaurant does much the same thing as Tre Ciccio in Altrincham - and that’s no bad thing. 

Summer rolls served at Vnam - a Vietnamese restaurant in Ancoats, Manchester.

Vnam

Ancoats Restaurant - Vietnamese

Ancoats is fast becoming the go-to place in Manchester to get your authentic Vietnamese food fix, with various purveyors of...

An example of the dishes at Pho Cue restaurant in Manchester China Town

Pho Cue

Chinatown (Manchester) Restaurant - Vietnamese

"The food speaks for itself," says Cue Tran, owner of the Pho Cue Vietnamese kitchen, whose aim is to take...

Shiraz BBQ

Cavern Quarter Restaurant - Middle Eastern

Taking its name from the Iranian city of arts and gardens (and not just the New World version of Syrah...

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...

Masis Armenian Restaurant Sale Lamb

Masis

Sale Restaurant - Armenian

Masis is an old-fashioned restaurant in the parade of shops next to Brooklands tram stop, all frilly curtains and artfully...

Bombay Blussi

Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

Fine Indian dining is what's promised at glitzy Bombay Blussi – all white booths and banquettes with twinkly lights –...

Homemade coconut curry at Vietnamese Potbellied - a street food restaurant and bar in Chorlton, Manchester.

Vietnamese Potbellied

Chorlton Restaurant - Vietnamese

Vietnamese Potbellied is from the same family that ran Pho Bowl - the dinky restaurant that used to inhabit this...

Abyssinia Cafe and Restaurant

Leeds Restaurant - African

Abyssinia Cafe and Restaurant has been dishing up its award-winning traditional Ethiopian recipes since 2014, showcasing the cuisine's abundance in...

La Parrilla Waterloo

Waterloo Restaurant - Mexican

The original venue from this Liverpudlian mini-chain, La Parrilla Waterloo Road surprised us all when it opened on South Road...

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.

Comptoir Libanais Spinningfields Manchester Bar Seating

Comptoir Libanais

Spinningfields Restaurant - Middle Eastern

Comptoir Libanais serves up the bold flavours of Lebanon, its fresh and healthy plates providing much to tempt those following...

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...

Don Tacos table bolton

Don Tacos Bolton

Bolton Restaurant - Mexican

Grab a booth, take away – whatever you decide, getting stuck in is definitely on the cards with Don Tacos...

Cantina

Leeds Restaurant - Vegan

Part of The Old Red Bus Station, an artsy ents space and late-night bar run by creative collective Champion Up...

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...

One Plus Chinese HotPot Restaurant Manchester

One Plus

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Chinese

One Plus is all about the plus; there’s nothing singular about a restaurant that serves hand-made noodles in the basement,...

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...

Off The Press

Ancoats Restaurant - Global

Where once there were printing presses, now it's all coffee presses. This daytime, non-weekend creative cafe workspace in the black-and-silver...

Korean Grill Menu at Azuma Restaurant Manchester

Azuma

Hulme Restaurant - Chinese

Azuma Manchester is a Chinese restaurant known for its hot pots. The fragrant broth must entice diners all the way...

The Bistro at Blackburne House

Restaurant - Global

Nestled in the basement of a beautiful Grade II-listed building in the Georgian Quarter, The Bistro at Blackburne House is...

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...

Some of the chicken-y delights served at Wingstop - a fast food chicken chain with origins in Texas.

Wingstop

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - American

Wingstop started life as a small chicken wing restaurant in Garland, Texas before spreading its wings across North America and...

My Thai Restaurant John Dalton Street Manchester

My Thai Manchester John Dalton Street

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Thai

The clue's in the name and My Thai serves up dishes inspired by the street food markets of Bangkok –...

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...

Ca Phe Viet in Ancoats, Manchester specialises in Vietnamese coffee and banh mi.

Ca Phe Viet

Ancoats Restaurant - Vietnamese

Serving up Vietnamese coffee in the traditional and modern way, freshly filled banh mi baguettes plus bowls of aromatic and hearty...

on the menu at Tai Pan Chinese Restaurant Manchester

Tai Wu

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Chinese

Tai Wu on Upper Brook Street has a slightly unprepossessing exterior – it sits above W.H. Lung’s cash and carry...

Chicken of Aragon pie, available at Pieminister

Pieminister Manchester Deansgate

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - British

Pieminister was born in Bristol in 2003, the not-so-pie-in-the-sky idea of two mates, Tristan Hogg and Jon Simon, who decided...

Roxy Ball Room Rainford Square

Cavern Quarter Restaurant - Global

Roxy Ball Room is the home of booze and ball games, but there are pizzas and other street food faves...

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...

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...

Mural and seating at Bhaji Pala Restaurant Gatley Manchester

Bhaji Pala

Gatley Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

Bhaji Pala is a vegan restaurant, bringing customers the food of Western India. The Indian subcontinent has a long tradition...

Northern Soul Manchester

Northern Soul Manchester Piccadilly

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - British

"Banging out killer eats and rare soul beats" seems to have done the trick as, where once there was one...

Chandeliers, white plastic chairs and artificial flowers inside Jandol in Levensulme

Jandol

Levenshulme Restaurant - Middle Eastern

Jandol is a well-loved, kitsch and colourful Lebanese restaurant and baklava bakery in Levensulme.

Fish, chips and mushy peas from Tommy's Fish & Chip Shop in Heywood, Greater Manchester

Tommy’s Fish & Chip Shop

Greater Manchester Restaurant - British

With regular queues out the door and an army of locals who swear by it, Tommy’s in Heywood comes fiercely...

Battered oyster served at Hooked on the Heath, a recommended fish and chip shop in Knutsford.

Hooked on the Heath

Cheshire Restaurant - British

Hooked on the Heath is an upmarket chippy in a former public toilet block in Knutsford. Co-owner Craig Buckley has...

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