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

San Carlo Manchester

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Italian

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

Escape to Freight Island

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Global

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

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...

Motel One Royal Exchange

Manchester City Centre Hotel

Every Motel One hotel pays tribute to its home city and the Royal Exchange Motel One venue is no exception....

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...

Croyaki Tea | Corn Exchange

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Chinese

Right on trend, Croyaki Tea is a bubble tea cafe that has made the trip from Hong Kong to settle...

Leven Hotel Manchester

Manchester City Centre Hotel
RHS Garden Bridgewater in Worsley, Salford

RHS Garden Bridgewater

Worsley Parks & Gardens

The 2021 opening of this new 154-acre garden was greeted with much excitement and long queues, and rightly so. Once a...

Greens Sale

Sale Restaurant - Vegetarian

TV chef Simon Rimmer's famous non-meatery Greens has been going strong in Didsbury since 1990 and now he's branched out...

Procaffeinated

Salford Restaurant - European

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

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...

The Brunch & Cocktail Club

Merseyside Restaurant - Global

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

Wood-fired pizza served at Frederiks - a Brooklyn-inspired bar in Liverpool.

Frederiks

Merseyside Restaurant - American

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

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...

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...

Riverside views at The Lowry Hotel

The Lowry Hotel

Salford Hotel

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

Cafe Cotton

Ancoats Restaurant

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

Tahi

Manchester City Centre Restaurant

Located within Oxford Road's newest neighbourhood, Circle Square, sustainable and ethically minded Tahi delivers classic Kiwi cuisine with Maori hospitality, via...

Statue of a woman reading at Manchester Central Library

Manchester Central Library

Manchester City Centre Libraries

Officially, The Lowry is the most visited attraction in Greater Manchester, but only because the official list for some reason...

Chuleton steak as served at Sandinista - a punk-themed bar with Mexican food in Manchester city centre.

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...

HATCH

Manchester City Centre Salons

Nestled snugly under the Mancunian Way on Oxford Road, Hatch has opened in 2017 as a space for creative and...

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

Trof

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Global

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

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...

Aunty Ji’s

Levenshulme Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

Aunty Ji’s is fast becoming one of Levenshulme’s favourite cafes thanks to its friendly, all-comers vibe and a menu that...

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...

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...

Ducie Street Warehouse Manchester

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...

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...

Oats And Honey

Eccles Restaurant - British

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

Yellowhammer

Stockport Restaurant - European

Bread, buns and other bakes are the name of the food game at Where The Light Gets In spin-off Yellowhammer...

Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester city centre on a sunny day

Piccadilly Gardens

Piccadilly Monuments

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

Crowded House Bury

Crowded House

Whitefield Restaurant - Global

Crowded House in Bury town centre is for those occasions when you want NQ-style food and drinks but you can’t...

The Ugly Duckling

Bowdon Restaurant - Modern British

When Nick Theaker took over The Stamford pub in Altrincham’s “posh bit”, Bowdon, he had a big job on his...

The sunspot terrace at The Refinery - a bustling bar and restaurant on Liverpool's Hope Street.

The Refinery

Merseyside Restaurant - British

With Moroccan tiling, concrete flooring and filament lighting, The Refinery is certainly on-trend with its decor. This chilled-out bar and...

La Chouquette

Didsbury Restaurant - French

Since opening at the far reaches of Didsbury Village, round the corner from the chippy, French boulangerie and pâtisserie La...

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...

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.

Takk Oxford Road

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - European

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

Duke Street Market

Merseyside Restaurant - Global

Following in the footsteps of other successful models in the region, with communal dining tables and a mezzanine served by...

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

Bacaro

Merseyside Restaurant - European

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

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

Ancoats Coffee Co.

Ancoats Restaurant - Coffee

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

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

Inspire Cafe

Levenshulme Restaurant - British

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

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...

92 Degrees Mustard Wharf

West Yorkshire Restaurant - Coffee

The residents of Mustard Wharf no longer have to go very far in search of a good cup of coffee....

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,...

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

Hanover Street Social

Merseyside Restaurant - Global

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

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...

Man Bites Frog Manchester Mackerel

Man Bites Frog

Chorlton Restaurant - French

Man Bites Frog is the sort of relaxed neighbourhood bar every neighbourhood needs. It’s friendly, a bit kooky (or should...

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

Gladstone Barber & Bistro

Tameside 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 cheese and meat sharing board at Haunt - a recommended wine bar and coffee shop in Manchester city centre.

Haunt

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - European

When Peter Street lost its Caffe Nero it gained Haunt, an independent coffee shop and wine bar. Stepping inside, you...

Interior Seating at Ancoats Coffee Piccadilly

Ancoats Coffee Co. Piccadilly

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Coffee

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

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...

Neighbourhood Bistro and Bar

Merseyside Restaurant - Global

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

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...

ramona pizza with a burrata on top with salad and tater tots in the background

Ramona

Ancoats Restaurant - Italian

Predominantly a pizzeria, Ramona incorporates a bakery, margarita bar, coffee counter, stage and Firehouse restaurant, and is found in the...

Federal Manchester, Espresso Martini, Bar

Federal Manchester Deansgate

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Global

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

Chapters Of Us

Merseyside Restaurant - Global

Hang out with your pooch or your pals inside or take advantage of the terrace at this self-styled neighbourhood coffee...

Red chairs in the window of the stylish Jane Eyre bar and restaurant in Ancoats

The Jane Eyre

Ancoats Restaurant - British

The Jane Eyre is a self-styled ‘neighbourhood bar’ offering seasonal food, classic cocktails and local beers. Presided over by Eyre siblings...

Atomeca

Castlefield Restaurant - European

From coffee and fresh pastries first thing to curated wines and small plates come evening, this self-styled "all-day European drinkery"...

Lazy Sundae

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Global

Eat in or take out at Northern Quarter ice cream parlour Lazy Sundae, where everything’s peachy, from the shop frontage...

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...

Lovelocks Coffee Shop

Merseyside Restaurant - Global

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

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...

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...

Ropes & Twines

Merseyside Restaurant - Global

With a nod to its Ropewalks neighbourhood, Ropes & Twines is a speciality coffee shop, wine bar and even art...

Joro Vegan Eatery

Merseyside Restaurant - Vegan

Tucked away on Birkenhead's Hamilton Square , just a couple of minutes walk from Woodside Ferry Terminal, is Joro’s Vegan...

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...

Siop Shop

Northern Quarter Restaurant - British

Head to this Welsh-inspired daytime cafe for "gwasanaethau coffi a thoes", or coffee and pastry services – listed on Facebook...

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...

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

One Percent Forest

Merseyside Restaurant - Coffee

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

A cup of coffee from Liverpool-born brand 92 Degrees

92 Degrees Claypit Lane

West Yorkshire Restaurant - Coffee

A Liverpool success story that’s gradually extending its tendrils across the North, 92 Degrees has opened two venues in Leeds,...

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,...

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...

Abyssinia Cafe and Restaurant

West Yorkshire Restaurant - African

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

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...

LEAF Smithdown Rd

Merseyside Restaurant - Global

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

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...

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...

The Bookbinder

Merseyside Restaurant - British

As a "neighbourhood pub, wine bar and eatery" The Bookbinder manages to straddle all three quite different roles: well-kept cask...

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...

House-baked bread from the famous Barbakan Deli in Chorlton, Manchester

Barbakan Deli

Chorlton Restaurant - European

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

Abyssinia Kitchen

Merseyside Restaurant - African

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

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...

Afternoon tea served at The Art of Tea: a Confidential Guides recommended cafe-bar in Didsbury

The Art of Tea

Didsbury Restaurant

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

The Italian Club Bakery

Merseyside Restaurant - Italian

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

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...

Rococo Coffee House

Merseyside Restaurant - Global

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

LEAF Bold St

Merseyside Restaurant - Global

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

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.

Afternoon tea served at Recardo's in Hale - a cafe by day and bar and club by night.

Recardo’s

Hale Restaurant - Bar

Patisserie by day, bar and club by night, Recardo’s landed on Hale’s Ashley Road in summer 2021. It’s a boujee-style...

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...

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...

An artisan doughnut served at Factory Coffee - a recommended takeaway coffee hatch in Manchester city centre.

Factory Coffee

Spinningfields Restaurant - Coffee

While lockdown marked the end for some businesses, for others it was a chance to expand into surprising new territories....

Bold Street Coffee

Restaurant - Global

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

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...

Street View Outdoor Seating at All The Shapes Prestwich

All The Shapes

Prestwich Restaurant - Mexican

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

Sugar Junction Northern Quarter Manchester

Sugar Junction

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Global

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

Malmo

Merseyside Restaurant - Scandi

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

Levy Market

Levenshulme Restaurant - Global

Levy Market is a bustling community market running every Saturday from March to December. It was established in 2013 with...

The pastel-hued interior of Trove Manchester - a bakery-cafe that fits in perfectly to the Ancoats food scene

Trove Manchester

Ancoats Restaurant - European

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

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

Pippin’s Corner

Merseyside 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...

The bright blue exterior of The Ink in the Well, a pub and restaurant on Lark Lane in Aigburth, Liverpool

The Ink in the Well

Merseyside Restaurant - Global

You can't miss the bright blue facade of The Ink in the Well on the iconic Lark Lane. This 2021...

One of the colourful dishes from the brunch menu at Another Heart to Feed in Didsbury

Another Heart To Feed Didsbury

Didsbury Restaurant - European

Another Heart To Feed in Didsbury is an ecologically-minded coffee shop inspired by coffee culture capital of the world, Melbourne.

Pollen Bakery KAMPUS

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - European

Having branched out from its Piccadilly archway roots with a move to Ancoats marina two years in, popular purveyor of...

The exterior of Thoughtfully Cafe - an independent coffee shop on Cleveland Square, Liverpool

Thoughtfully Cafe

Merseyside Restaurant - Coffee

Independent coffee shop Thoughtfully Cafe is just a few minutes walk from Liverpool ONE but it feels like a world...

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...

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.

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

Tea Hive

Chorlton Restaurant - British

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

Big slices of carrot cake from Ancoats-based The Flat Baker are sold at 92 Degrees, a coffee shop on John Dalton Street, Manchester city centre.

92 Degrees John Dalton Street

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Coffee

92 Degrees John Dalton Street is the first Manchester opening for this Liverpool-based success story. It’s entering a crowded market...

Pokusevski's, Heaton Moor, quiche

Pokusevski’s

Heaton Moor Restaurant - European

Pokusevski’s has it all. Literally. From the Victorian stained glass windows, the art deco lamps and the Moroccan knick-knacks to...

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

Takk Northern Quarter

Northern Quarter Restaurant - European

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

Alfresco brunch at Papillon - a cafe-bar and restaurant in Liverpool's Georgian Quarter

Papillon

Merseyside Restaurant - Global

With its striped pink awning and corner spot on Hope Street, Papillon is one of the prettiest eating places in...

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

Ma Boyles

Merseyside Restaurant - Global

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

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

Justino’s

Merseyside Restaurant - Italian

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

92 Degrees Middlewood Locks

Salford Restaurant - Coffee

Named after the perfect temperature to brew a cup of coffee, 92 Degrees originated in Liverpool where it has three...

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...

Milk and Honey Cafe Manchester

Milk & Honey Cafe

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Global

Milk & Honey Cafe does pretty much what it says on the tin – it's a bona fide cafe, only...

The Rivals, Manchester City Centre

The Rivals Bar & Restaurant

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Modern British

When The Rivals opened in 2017, it was the first time in a long time that The Royal Exchange Theatre...

Two bottles of red wine on display at Wine & Wallop, a wine bar in West Didsbury, Manchester

Wine & Wallop Didsbury

Didsbury Restaurant - European

Conveniently located opposite West Didsbury Metrolink station, Wine & Wallop Didsbury is a cosy retreat where you can sample an...

A dish served at Trove Levenshulme - a bakery and licensed cafe recommended by Confidential Guides

Trove Levenshulme

Levenshulme Restaurant - European

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

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...

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

Vibe Cafe

Merseyside 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 Isca in Levenshulme, which specialises in natural wines and organic food

Isca

Levenshulme Restaurant - British

Isca is a natural wine bar and shop on an unassuming street in Levenshulme, brought to you by Caroline Dubois (sommelier...

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...

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

Three Piggies Alehouse & Canteen

Merseyside Restaurant - Global

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

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 Restaurant - Coffee

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

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 Restaurant - Coffee

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

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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...

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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....

Zara’s Hub

Merseyside Restaurant - Global

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

Liverpool's popular deli and restaurant Delifonseca on Brunswick Dock

Delifonseca

Merseyside Restaurant - European

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

Treehouse Cafe in Salford

Treehouse Café

Broughton Restaurant - British

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

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 Restaurant - Global

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

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...

Bold Street Coffee Manchester

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Global

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

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

Grindsmith Media City

Media City Restaurant - Coffee

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

LEAF West Kirby

Merseyside Restaurant - Global

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

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...

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