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Dining at Pendergast's Steakhouse, Warrington

Pendergast’s Steakhouse

Warrington Restaurant - British

Pendergast’s Steakhouse offers a less butch take on the traditional macho steakhouse. There are standout cuts of beef but you’ll...

One of the dishes served at Oxa, a modern British restaurant on the Wirral, Merseyside.

OXA

Oxton Restaurant - Modern British

Oxa is the casual sister restaurant to the ground-breaking Restaurant 8 in Liverpool but it is by no means the...

A negroni and passion star martini at Cicchetti

Cicchetti

Deansgate Restaurant - Italian

As the first San Carlo Cicchetti, the Manchester restaurant had a lot to prove on opening in 2011. Over a...

Exhibition

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Global

Exhibition is one of Manchester’s cluster of exciting multi-kitchen concepts (read: food halls) that just seem to be multiplying. In...

The Alan Hotel

Manchester City Centre Hotel

The Alan is surely one of the most creative and design-led venues in Manchester city centre. A stylish six-storey hotel...

Manchester River Cruises Pirates and Mermaids - a recommended half-term day out in Manchester.

Manchester River Cruises

Salford Quays Activities

Want to fall in love with your city all over again? Take a boat tour from Manchester River Cruises, and...

The XOXO best-selling cocktail at Shady Duck

Shady Duck

Liverpool City Centre Bars

If you want a decent cocktail bar in the Ropewalks area of Liverpool, head to Shady Duck. It’s welcoming and...

Evuna Manchester Deansgate

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Spanish

October 2003 saw the first of the four Evunas open, grabbing a prime position on Deansgate and a reputation for...

Grilled prawns with chilli, lime & coconut sauce at The Burbs restaurant in Heaton Moor

The ‘Burbs

Heaton Moor Restaurant

The 'Burbs is exactly the sort of informal neighbourhood spot you want round the corner from your house.

Opera Grill

Chester Restaurant - Global

Housed in a Grade II Listed building with a neo-classical facade, Chester's Opera Grill is a grand, 400-seater restaurant from...

Steak at San Carlo - one of the Hot 50 Restaurants in Manchester for March.

San Carlo Manchester

Deansgate Restaurant - Italian

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

Beef tataki at Sora Manchester, a rooftop bar and restaurant in Malmaison Deansgate

Sora Manchester

Manchester City Centre Restaurant

Sora Manchester is a rooftop bar and restaurant serving up sushi, Pan Asian small plates and views across the city’s...

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...

Tapas dishes at Evuna, a Spanish restaurant in Knutsford, Cheshire

Evuna Knutsford

Knutsford Restaurant

Evuna Knutsford brings together playful Spanish tapas dishes and an excellent wine offering.

Evuna

Evuna Manchester NQ

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Spanish

The second city centre Evuna, open since 2013, bagsies a corner spot in the Northern Quarter that provides the outward-facing...

Exterior of the restaurant Alfredo's Social with its famous clock

Alfredo’s Social

Stockport Town Centre Restaurant

Alfredo’s Social is a buzzy bar and restaurant in the parade of independents on Little Underbank in Stockport town centre....

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...

A bedroom at Dakota Manchester, a hotel in the Northern Quarter, Manchester.

Dakota Manchester

Piccadilly Hotel

The Dakota Manchester describes itself as Manchester's best hotel. We're not getting into that debate but we will say it's...

Church Street by Supercity Aparthotels

Northern Quarter Hotel

In Manchester’s cool and vibrant Northern Quarter, it doesn’t get more central than Church Street by Supercity. These one and...

Sunset at Australasia in Manchester city centre

Australasia

Spinningfields Restaurant - Pan Asian

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

San Carlo Liverpool

Cavern Quarter Restaurant - Italian

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

Tom Barnes of Skof, Manchester's new fine dining restaurant

Skof

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Modern British

Skof is the first restaurant from chef Tom Barnes who, as head chef at Simon Rogan’s L’Enclume, helped it win...

One of the dishes served at MUSU in Manchester

MUSU

Spinningfields Restaurant - Japanese

The Japanese word MUSU translates as ‘infinite possibilities’ and while Chef Patron Michael Shaw’s quartet of menus may not be...

The Vicarage, a hotel and restaurant in Cheshire

The Vicarage

Holmes Chapel Hotel

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

Piccolo by Piccolino

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Italian

A stone's throw from Selfridges and the designer stores around Exchange Square, Piccolo by Piccolino is a Southern Italian restaurant...

Neon showtime sign at Hope Mill Theatre in Ancoats, Manchester

Hope Mill Theatre

Ancoats Theatres
Dakota Grill Manchester Lamb Rump

Dakota Grill Manchester

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Modern British

Dakota Grill Manchester is the work of former Malmaison owner, Ken McCollough and it is as dark-hued and handsome as...

Halle St Peter's on Cutting Room Square - a rehearsal space and concert venue in Ancoats, Manchester

Hallé St Peter’s

Ancoats Music Venues

Hallé St Peter’s provides a rehearsal and recording space for Manchester’s renowned orchestra as well as being home to the...

Piccolino Liverpool burrata salad

Piccolino Liverpool

Cavern Quarter Restaurant - Italian

Piccolino Liverpool is located in a particularly grand building on Cook Street with a small but perfectly-formed terrace at the...

Henrock

Cumbria Restaurant - Modern British

Opened in 2019, Henrock is part of Simon Rogan’s family of fine dining restaurants - set within Linthwaite House Hotel...

Cocktails served at San Carlo Fumo in Manchester city centre

Fumo

Oxford Road Restaurant - Italian

With its terrace overlooking Oxford Road and its much-photographed spiral staircase, Fumo is a favourite spot in Manchester for dinner...

The terrace at Piccolino Hale

Piccolino Hale

Hale Restaurant - Italian

There’s no shortage of reliably good restaurants in the Hale-Altrincham-Bowden triangle, and Piccolino Hale is up there with the best...

Piccolino Knutsford

Knutsford Restaurant - Italian

Piccolino Knutsford fits in perfectly with the Italianate villas and chic shops of this quirky Cheshire town. Situated on the...

Oysters from Climat, Manchester.

Climat

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Modern British

On the rooftop of Blackfriars House, Climat is a simply exceptional dining experience owned and operated by the team behind...

Grand Pacific - one of the most romantic restaurants in Manchester for Valentine's Day.

Grand Pacific

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Pan Asian

Grand Pacific is the work of Living Ventures and it easily outshines its sibling venues in terms of pure glamour....

One of the best restaurants in the North West, San Carlo Alderley Edge. Cheshire.

San Carlo Alderley Edge

Alderley Edge Restaurant - Italian

The latest addition to the San Carlo family is the impressive £3 million Alderley Edge restaurant, boasting a sunlit dining...

Bar at Gusto Manchester

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...

Outside Holmes Mill in Clitheroe

Holmes Mill

Lancashire Hotel

Located in the heart of Clitheroe, Holmes Mill is a bountiful food, drink and entertainment venue as well as a...

The Black Friar

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Modern British

The Black Friar stood empty and unloved for almost 20 years before reopening in summer 2021 after a substantial renovation...

The Beeswing

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Mediterranean

The Beeswing is named after a tartrate sheen which forms on the surface of port and some other wines that...

Voco Manchester

Manchester City Centre Hotel

Voco Manchester originally opened as Hotel Brooklyn on Manchester’s Portland Street in 2020 as one of the world’s first fully...

Steak at Gaucho

Gaucho Manchester

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - South American

For many people, Argentinian restaurant Gaucho Manchester is the destination in the city for very good steak paired with very...

A dish at EastZEast Manchester

EastZEast Manchester

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

Located on Blackfriars Street with views of the River Irwell, EastZEast is known for its authentic Punjabi dishes and glamorous,...

Inside the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester city centre

Royal Exchange Theatre

Manchester City Centre Theatres

Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre is an exciting clash of modernity and history and the same can be said of its...

The Allotment Vegan Eatery

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Vegan

The seeds of Matthew Nutter's fine dining adventure were sown when he set out to "make veg taste better than...

Inside Hispi bistro in Didsbury - one of Confidential Guides' recommended Manchester restaurants.

Hispi

Didsbury Restaurant - European

Hispi is, quite simply, a great bistro. Fifth in a growing chain of restaurants conceived by Gary Usher, the concept...

Heft restaurant building

Heft

Cumbria Restaurant - British

Awarded with a Michelin star in 2023, Heft is the brainchild of chef, Kevin Tickle and his wife, Nicola.

The Perfect Match restaurant, Sale

The Perfect Match

Sale Restaurant - European

New opening The Perfect Match on the traffic-heavy A56 in Sale isn’t the easiest place to get to but it’s...

The bar at Piccolino Grande Wilmslow, an Italian restaurant in Cheshire

Piccolino Grande Wilmslow

Wilmslow Restaurant - Italian

Piccolino Grande Wilmslow is an elegant and glamorous restaurant with an airy open-plan design, a Tuscan terrace and luxurious furnishings....

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...

The River Restaurant

Salford Restaurant - Modern British

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

Present Company

Liverpool City Centre Bars

Present Company is a cocktail bar and a pretty good one at that. Not only does it have the seal...

Cocktails at BoBo in Liverpool

BoBo

Liverpool City Centre Bars

Inspired by summer evenings in the Iberian Peninsula, BoBo brings Spanish and Portuguese drinking and dining culture to Liverpool's city...

Cocktail at 81 Ltd, a bar in Liverpool

81 Ltd

Chinatown (Liverpool) Bars

Some bars claim to be secret speakeasies even when they've got a big sign outside advertising cocktails. Shhh... don't tell...

Cocktails at Red Light, Manchester

Red Light

Gay Village Bars

Tucked away on Little David Street, surrounded by the trendy setting of new city living neighbourhood KAMPUS, is Red Light;...

Tast Restaurant Manchester

Tast

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Spanish

Catalan restaurant Tast brings the fiercely independent spirit of north-eastern Spain to your table courtesy head chef Paco Pérez –...

The exterior of the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool.

Everyman Theatre

Liverpool City Centre Theatres

The Everyman is an impressive modern theatre on Hope Street and a cornerstone of Liverpool's cultural scene.

A cocktail at Hummingbird - one of Liverpool's coolest cocktail bars

Hummingbird

Liverpool City Centre Bars

Art Deco-style cocktail bar Hummingbird is one of Liverpool's hippest spots for a chilled night out. 

Neighbourhood Bistro and Bar

Childwall Restaurant - Global

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

19One of the dishes served at Wreckfish, a recommended restaurant in Liverpool city centre

Wreck Bistro

Ropewalks Restaurant - Modern British

Liverpool seems like an appropriate place for a restaurant funded by the people. Wreck Bistro was financed by 1,522 enthusiasts...

One of the crazy golf courses at Junkyard Golf in Manchester

Junkyard Golf Manchester

Manchester City Centre Activities

Junkyard Golf is Manchester’s original crazy crazy golf. There are imitators and imposters but this was the city’s first day-glo,...

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

The Jane Eyre Chorlton

Chorlton Restaurant - Modern British

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

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 cocktail at Manolo - one of Liverpool's coolest cocktail bars

Manolo

Ropewalks Bars

Inspired by flavours from the Carribbean, Manolo offers a variety of exceptional cocktails that stem from the region. The bar...

A dish served with a glass of wine at Oystercatcher - a seafood restaurant in Chorlton, Manchester.

Oystercatcher

Chorlton Restaurant - European

“Doing lots of little things right” is a definition of perfection. And Oystercatcher - a simple seafood restaurant in Chorlton...

Golf clubs at On The Green

On The Green

Liverpool City Centre Activities

Located in the heart of Liverpool City Centre, On The Green is a laid-back virtual golfing experience accommodating both those...

Edinburgh Castle Manchester Table

Edinburgh Castle

Ancoats Restaurant - British

The Edinburgh Castle is a fortification for fortifying yourself, full of hearty British fare. This defence against hunger has two...

One of the elegant dishes served at Nova, a Modern British restaurant in Heswall, Wirral.

Nova

Heswall Restaurant - Modern British

Nova is a longstanding favourite for those looking for creative fine-dining on the Wirral. Ran by husband and wife team...

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...

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...

L’Olivetto

Mossley Hill Restaurant - Italian

This independent family-run restaurant, owned by head chef Kevin De La Cruz and his wife Shoonagh, front of house, serves...

The opulent and moody atmosphere of Maya in Manchester

Maya

Gay Village Restaurant - French

Maya is the eagerly-awaited fine dining restaurant from Gabe Lea, a local Chef with an impressive CV including stints at...

6Modern British fine dining at Adam Reid at The French, the restaurant in the Midland Hotel, Manchester

Adam Reid at The French

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Modern British

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

A dish from Six by Nico Deansgate, a fine-dining restaurant in Manchester.

Six by Nico Deansgate

Deansgate Restaurant - Global

Six by Nico Deansgate is the second Manchester opening for the hit fine-dining concept from Scottish-Italian chef and owner Nico...

Sheldrakes

Heswall Restaurant - Mediterranean

Sat on the banks of the River Dee in rustic Lower Heswall, Sheldrakes was a sailing club until the river...

14A dish served at Roski restaurant in Liverpool from MasterChef winner Anton Piotrowski

Roski

Georgian Quarter Restaurant - Modern British

Roski is a wild child of a restaurant from MasterChef: The Professionals winner Anton Piotrowski.

Greens Vegetarian Sale

Sale Restaurant - Vegetarian

TV chef Simon Rimmer's famous non-meatery Greens has been going strong in Didsbury since 1990. In summer 2022, he branched...

A plate of sashimi at Peter Street Kitchen - the Japanese and Mexican restaurant in the former Free Trade Hall in Manchester

Peter Street Kitchen

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Japanese

Specialising in two distinct, contemporary cuisines, Mexican and Japanese, Peter Street Kitchen's punchy small plates ooze luxury. There are several...

Gusto Cheadle Hulme Pizza

Gusto Italian Cheadle Hulme

Cheadle Hulme Restaurant - Italian

Gusto serves fresh Italian food in Cheadle Hulme and many other places. It’s part of a seemingly ever-expanding chain but...

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...

Pots made at Frankie's Paint-It Pottery

Frankie’s Paint-It Pottery

Mossley Hill Activities

Get stuck in with a pottery painting session at Frankie's Paint-It Pottery. Whether you're crazy about clay or it's your...

Bruschetta at El Rincon de Rafa, a Spanish restaurant in Manchester

El Rincon de Rafa

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Spanish

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

One of the dishes served at Vice & Virtue: A Confidential Guides recommended restaurant in Leeds city centre

Vice & Virtue

Leeds Restaurant - Modern British

At Vice & Virtue, cocktails are a savvy delight, the tasting menus are a sprightly revelation - and it would...

One of the pizzas served on the terrace at Gusto Heswall, a recommended Italian restaurant.

Gusto Italian Heswall

Heswall Restaurant - Italian

With its sunspot terrace and twinkly olive grove interior, Gusto’s Heswall branch lives up to the chain’s reputation for making...

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...

A pasta dish at La Famiglia Bar and Restaurant in Liverpool.

La Famiglia Bar & Restaurant

Cavern Quarter Restaurant - Italian

The name says it all: La Famiglia Bar & Restaurant is a family-run outfit serving fresh, traditional Italian cuisine rethought,...

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...

Erst

Ancoats Restaurant - British

"Yet more small plates in Ancoats?" we hear you cry. Well yes, but trust us, Erst is worth your attention....

Wood & Company

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Bar

With its disguised entrance and back street location, Wood & Co has the feel of a secret speakeasy only frequented...

Masons

Spinningfields Restaurant - Modern British

Nestled in the Grade II Listed former Freemasons Hall, Masons Restaurant and Bar serves retro fine-dining fare in princely surrounds.

A craft stall at Manchester Christmas Markets

Manchester Christmas Markets

Manchester City Centre Markets

You don't have to walk far in Manchester city centre to find one of the many Christmas markets that pop-up...

Dish from Another Hand, Manchester

Another Hand

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - British

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

The Whiskey Jar

Northern Quarter Bars

The Whiskey Jar, in the heart of Manchester’s cool Northern Quarter, is housed in a stunning Grade II listed building,...

Enjoy an alfresco drink on Saison bar's pavement terrace on Burton Road in West Didsbury

Saison

Didsbury Restaurant - British

Sister of Chorlton favourite Dulcimer, Saison is a cosy bar offering a wide range of craft beer and spirits. They...

A cocktail at Puffin Rooms - one of Liverpool's coolest cocktail bars.

Puffin Rooms

Liverpool City Centre Bars

Be transported back in time with a visit to Puffin Rooms; Liverpool's specialist whisky and cigar bar. With over 200 rare...

Coffee at Burnt Milk Hotel, a natural wine bar and cafe in Liverpool.

Burnt Milk Hotel

Albert Dock Bars

Burnt Milk Hotel is the new face of wine drinking. Relaxed, unpretentious and with a great selection of natural wines...

The Palm Court Bar at Seaforth, the restaurant in the Municipal Hotel Liverpool

Seaforth

Liverpool City Centre Restaurant - Modern British

The Seaforth restaurant sits in the grand central atrium of the Municipal Hotel on Dale Street. Once the headquarters for...

Asparagus as served at The Swine That Dines - an inventive restaurant in Leeds city centre

The Swine That Dines

Leeds Restaurant - Modern British

Adventurous cooking at one of Leeds' most respected restaurants. The Swine That Dines is driven by a passion for extremely...

Cicchetti at Gino's Sky Bar in Liverpool

Gino D’Acampo 360 Sky Bar & Terrace

Liverpool City Centre Restaurant - Italian

Situated on the 18th floor of INNSiDE by Meliá on Old Hall Street, Gino D'Acampo 360 Sky Bar and Sky...

Man gaming at Point Blank Shooting

Point Blank Shooting Liverpool

Cavern Quarter Activities

Point Blank Shooting is a virtual shooting range and bar. Designed to see if you're a sharpshooter, the many levels...

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...

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...

Country house hotel Holbeck Ghyll has stunning views over Windermere in the Lake District.

Holbeck Ghyll

Cumbria Restaurant - Modern British

Situated in the hills above Windermere, Holbeck Ghyll could easily claim a place in a list of the most romantic...

Kala Bistro Cod Loin

Kala Bistro

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Modern British

Kala describes itself as a humble bistro but humility is not usually a word associated with Gary Usher, the chef...

Maray Manchester

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Middle Eastern

Maray Manchester is the fourth of its kind, but the first to sprout outside of Liverpool. Inspired by Le Marais...

The private dining room at The Blues Kitchen

The Blues Kitchen Manchester

Manchester City Centre Bars

The Blues Kitchen Manchester is the first opening outside the capital for Columbo Group, which also owns the Jazz Cafe...

Canteena Bar & Grill

Sale Restaurant - Modern British

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

Seafood at Puccini, an Italian restaurant in Swinton, Salford

Puccini

Swinton Restaurant - Italian

Puccini has been serving up authentic Italian food to the people of Swinton since 1982, with signor Pucci at the...

Cowshed

Ropewalks Restaurant - British

If you don't like being told what to do, then Cowshed is probably not for you. The self-described beefhouse (as...

Castle Street Townhouse

Liverpool City Centre Restaurant - Modern British

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

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...

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

Tattu Manchester

Spinningfields Restaurant - Chinese

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

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 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...

Cheesecake with chocolate at Haute Dolci

Haute Dolci Trafford

Trafford Cafes

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

Sushi from Lucky Cat by Gordon Ramsay, Manchester.

Lucky Cat by Gordon Ramsay

Manchester City Centre Restaurant

Lucky Cat by Gordon Ramsay is the first restaurant that the famed TV chef has decided to open in the...

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...

Exterior of Ex Directory, a bar in Liverpool

Ex Directory

Liverpool City Centre Bars

Defunct red phone boxes are always being re-purposed as mini libraries, homes for defibrillators, or, in this case, an entrance...

Royal Institution Bar - one of the coolest cocktail bars in Liverpool

Royal Institution Bar

Ropewalks Bars

The Royal Institution Bar was created for 'those who enjoy the finer things in life' and serves up well thought-out...

Cocktail from 97, Chorlton

97

Chorlton Bars

Situated at 97 Beech Road, the aptly named 97 opened in March 2023 to serve visually pleasing drinks to the...

16A seafood dish from Mana, Manchester.

Mana

Ancoats Restaurant - Modern British

Michelin-starred restaurant Mana is the brainchild of chef patron Simon Martin who mastered his trade at the renowned Noma in...

Fazenda Manchester

Spinningfields Restaurant - South American

Fazenda loosely translates from Portuguese into "big farm", but think more luxe surroundings than your average barn: dark corners and...

28Inside the Art School, a recommended date night restaurant in Liverpool.

The Art School

Georgian Quarter Restaurant - Modern British

The Art School delivers upmarket, regionally-inspired cooking from local legend, Paul Askew. Opening in late 2014, this fancy contemporary British...

Gaming at leveltap Liverpool

leveltap

Ropewalks Activities

leveltap is one of the latest gaming bars to arrive at Liverpool's bustling Ropewalks. Immerse yourself in enthralling modern and...

Outside HOME in Manchester city centre

HOME

Manchester City Centre Arts Venues

With five cinemas, two theatres, a bookshop, and over 500 sqm of gallery space, HOME is one of Manchester’s biggest...

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...

Ramen at House of Fu Manchester, a Japanese restaurant with karaoke booths on Portland Street.

House of Fu Manchester

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Japanese

Beloved Leeds ramen hotspot House of Fu opened on Portland Street in October 2023. This Japanese restaurant and bar is...

The Oracle

Ropewalks Bars

Even the entrance to The Oracle has an air of mystery: look for the anonymous grey door to the left...

2One of the stunning dishes served at Moor Hall, the restaurant with two Michelin stars in Aughton, Lancashire.

Moor Hall

Aughton Restaurant - Modern British

Mark Birchall, ex-head chef at L’Enclume, is chef-patron of Moor Hall, an outstanding, two Michelin star, five AA Rosette restaurant...

Tapas at Lunya, a Catalan restaurant and deli in Liverpool.

Lunya

Liverpool City Centre Restaurant - Spanish

World-class Catalan deli and restaurant Lunya is a wonderful place to hang out, with tapas and full-bodied meals on offer....

Venison steak at Wood Manchester.

Wood

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Modern British

The eponymous restaurant of Simon Wood, MasterChef winner and local lad from Oldham, is an accomplished affair. The décor -...

Lobster thermidor as served at La Popote restaurant in Marton near Macclesfield

La Popote

Congleton Restaurant - French

This small family-owned French bistro is tucked away in pretty Marton, near Macclesfield. Heavily influenced by classical French cooking, the...

One of the dishes served at Sticky Walnut in Hoole near Chester

Sticky Walnut

Chester Restaurant - European

Located in Hoole, just outside Chester, this contemporary bistro falls under the Elite Bistros empire of chef-turned-restaurateur, Gary Usher. Having...

Girls getting ready to skate at Paradise Skate World, Manchester.

Paradise Skate World

Manchester City Centre Activities

Paradise Skate World is a cosmic-themed roller skating bar for grown-ups (and teenagers at certain times of the day). It’s...

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...

15The Parker's Arms is a homely pub serving superb modern European food in Newton-in-Bowland in Lancashire.

Parker’s Arms

Clitheroe Restaurant - European

The Parker's Arms is a homely pub, serving and baking extraordinary, modern European food.

Kids making pizza at Gusto

Gusto Italian Liverpool

Albert Dock Restaurant - Italian

With views of the water and a menu that should have something for pretty much everyone, Gusto Liverpool is a...

A cocktail at Panoramic 34 in Liverpool city centre.

Panoramic 34

Business District (Liverpool) Restaurant - Modern British

Panoramic 34 was the UK's highest restaurant when it opened in 2008, and although others have since taken that title,...

A cocktail and a bouquet of roses at Rosa, an Italian restaurant in Westhoughton, Bolton

Rosa

Bolton Restaurant - Italian

Cicchetti, bar, grill. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Rosa's food is inspired by Italy, and the menus are updated regularly to reflect...

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

La Bandera

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Spanish

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

Point Blank Shooting Manchester

Point Blank Shooting Manchester

Manchester City Centre Activities

Point Blank Shooting is an interactive virtual shooting range designed to test yours and your teammates quick-draw skills.

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...

Cocktails at Berry and Rye in Liverpool

Berry and Rye

Chinatown (Liverpool) Restaurant

Follow the faint sound of live blues and jazz to find this ultra hip, hidden bar. With no sign and...

Yayoi Kusama who will be exhibiting at Manchester International Festival in 2023

Manchester International Festival

Manchester Festivals

Manchester International Festival, or MIF, is the city’s biennial arts festival. It’s two weeks of the year where you’re never...

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.

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...

Bartender at Little Hardware, a bar in Liverpool

Little Hardware

Ropewalks Bars

Little Hardware takes its name from the not-so-little Rapid Hardware store that used to take up a sizeable chunk of...

Dessert at Linden Stores, a modern British restaurant in Knutsford

Linden Stores

Knutsford Restaurant - Modern British

Linden Stores is a small plates restaurant in Knutsford. Dishes are seasonal and sustainable and sometimes even foraged. There’s a...

Dance Dance Revolution at NQ64, Manchester

NQ64

Northern Quarter Activities

Return to your youth and relieve the stresses and strains of adult life by whacking baddies Double Dragon-style or jumping...

A cocktail from speakeasy bar, Science & Industry, above Cane & Grain in the Northern Quarter, Manchester.

Science & Industry

Northern Quarter Bars

If antique glassware and taxidermy squirrels are your thing, this is your kind of drinking den. Hidden above New York-style...

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...

One of the dishes served at upmarket Cantonese restaurant Wing's in Manchester city centre

Wing’s

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Chinese

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

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

Alderley Edge Hotel

Alderley Edge Restaurant - Modern British

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

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Hawksmoor

Spinningfields Restaurant - British

The first Hawksmoor steakhouse outside of London opened on Deansgate in 2015 and is a confident affair. Well sourced steak...

The famous black dahl at Dishoom Manchester

Dishoom

Spinningfields Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

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

Beef dish at Next Door, a restaurant in Frodsham

Next Door

Frodsham Restaurant - Modern British

Next Door is one of Cheshire’s most delightful restaurants. Housed in Frodsham’s timber-framed old butcher’s shop, it's full of charm...

Seasonal salmon dish at Cibo Wilmslow, a recommended restaurant in Cheshire

Cibo Wilmslow

Wilmslow Restaurant - Italian

Cibo Wilmslow is a stylish Italian restaurant where you can enjoy good food and a spot of people-watching. (Wilmslow is...

Cocktail served at the Jane Eyre in Manchester

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...

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...

Vetch on Liverpool's Hops Street offers intimate and relaxed fine dining

Vetch

Georgian Quarter Restaurant - Global

There’s a bonhomie and a sense of welcome at Vetch, marking it out as a friendly neighbourhood restaurant and simultaneously...

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

Folk Didsbury

Didsbury Restaurant - European

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

The private dining room at 20 Stories, Manchester.

20 Stories

Spinningfields Restaurant - European

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

Cocktail served at The Washhouse - a bar in Manchester city centre

The Washhouse

Manchester City Centre Bars

Tucked away on Shudehill is the blink-and-you'll-miss-it bar, The Washhouse. And, as it's name suggests, it's not what you'd typically...

Pasta dish from Ortica Plant Based Italian in Urmston, Greater Manchester

Ortica Italian Plant Based

Urmston Restaurant - Italian

Ortica brings the south of Italy to the south of Manchester, minus the meat and dairy. Their 100% vegan menu is...

Cocktail served at Three Little Words

Three Little Words

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Global

Three Little Words is housed under the arches at the lesser-visited end of Watson Street, near Beetham Tower. Inside you’ll...

Air hockey at ArCains Liverpool

ArCains

Baltic Triangle Activities

Part of the Cains Brewery Complex, ArCains is a gamers paradise. Whether it's date night, a stag or hen do,...

Fischers Baslow Hall, a Michelin-starred restaurant with rooms in a manor house in the Peak District

Fischers Baslow Hall

Derbyshire Restaurant - Modern British

Fischers Baslow Hall delivers fine Michelin-starred dining with local foraged aspects in homely, romantic surrounds. Using the fruits of the...

Pea and ricotta spring roll from Restaurant Orme in Urmston, Greater Manchester

Restaurant Orme

Urmston Restaurant - Modern British

Restaurant Örme is a quaint fine dining restaurant that seats 24 guests, situated on an inconspicuous street in Urmston. But,...

Cocktail at Sexy Fish, a restaurant in Manchester

Sexy Fish

Spinningfields Restaurant - Pan Asian

Sexy Fish is no mere minnow in the UK dining scene. It’s brought to you by Caprice Holdings, the group...

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...

Macello Meat House West Derby

West Derby Restaurant - Global

Macello Meat House West Derby opened between lockdowns in September 2020, following the success of the original Macello Meat House...

Axe throwing at Boom Battle Bar

Boom Battle Bar Liverpool

Liverpool City Centre Activities

Just a stone's throw away from Liverpool Lime Street station, Boom Battle Bar takes group gaming to the next level....

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...

9Pumpkin pie at Where The Light Gets In

Where the Light Gets In

Stockport Restaurant - Modern British

With no menu and esoteric wines, Where the Light Gets In doesn’t adhere to the typical fine-dining formula. But it’s...

Derbyshire duck at The Merchant's Yard, a restaurant with rooms in Tideswell

The Merchant’s Yard

Tideswell Restaurant - British

The Merchant’s Yard is a restaurant with rooms in the picturesque Peak District village of Tideswell. It’s smart but unstuffy,...

Meal at Fenix, a restaurant in Manchester

Fenix Restaurant and Bar

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Mediterranean

Fenix is a simple, rustic Greek restaurant as re-imagined by World of Interiors. The palette of creams and neutral stones...

Source

Cumbria Restaurant - Global

Source (previously known as HRiSHi) is a Michelin Star restaurant located at The Gilpin Hotel near Windermere in the Lake...

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

Evelyn’s

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Global

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

Christmas party at Whistle Punks Axe Throwing in Manchester

Whistle Punks

Manchester City Centre Activities

Hearing the thud of axes can be a little unnerving as you leave the cinema in the Great Northern –...

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...

Cargo Seafood Restaurant

Princes Dock Restaurant - Modern British

With some great views overlooking the Mersey from its unrivalled waterfront location on Princes Parade, this is the place to...

The unpretentious interior of Spire restaurant near Liverpool's Penny Lane.

Spire

Mossley Hill Restaurant - European

Spire, a grown-up bistro near Liverpool’s Penny Lane, is the brainchild of chef-patron and award-winning regional ‘Food Hero’ Matt Locke.

Masood Boomgaard who is appearing at the Frog and Bucket comedy club in October 2023

Frog and Bucket

Northern Quarter Comedy Venues

The Frog and Bucket is one of Manchester's longest running comedy clubs and one of the first venues to open...

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...

Cocktails at GRUB in the Green Quarter, Manchester

GRUB

Cheetham Hill Restaurant

Housed in a disused building at The Red Bank Project, GRUB is two floors of street food, bars and event...

Fresh pasta at Rigatoni's, an Italian restaurant in Manchester.

Rigatoni’s Altrincham

Altrincham Restaurant - Italian

Rigatoni’s is a neighbourhood pasta place serving homemade rigatoni with a variety of sauces. Their trio of venues (in Ancoats,...

Dishes from The Florist, Liverpool.

The Florist

Georgian Quarter Restaurant - Modern British

Located just off the Georgian Quarter on Hardman Street, The Florist is a bright and airy bar and restaurant adorned...

Lamb rump with potato rosti and broad beans served at 10 Tib Lane, a French restaurant in Manchester city centre.

10 Tib Lane

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - French

10 Tib Lane is one of the brave new openings of summer 2021; a time when securing staff and supplies,...

Bottomless brunch at Elnecot in Ancoats, Manchester.

Elnecot

Ancoats Restaurant - European

Named after the first recorded name for Ancoats, Elnecot (meaning ‘lonely cottages’) takes its influence from historical cooking methods with...

Beer pong at Pong & Puck

Pong & Puck | Great Northern

Manchester City Centre Activities

Get your game face on with an afternoon of pool, shuffleboard and table tennis at Pong & Puck in The...

Dear Sailor

Spinningfields Bars

Dear Sailor is a reclusive bar but once inside, it’s no shrinking violet. It’s the sort of place where you...

Pappardelle al ragu’ bianco di agnello e crema ai funghi

Vero Moderno

Salford Restaurant - Italian

Another fab addition to the clutch of good, independent Italian restaurants in the city is Vero Moderno. Situated on the...

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

Hanover Street Social

Ropewalks Restaurant - Global

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

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

Macello Meat House Childwall

Childwall Restaurant - Global

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

Terrace at Upstairs at the Grill, a steak restaurant in Chester

Upstairs at the Grill

Chester Restaurant - American

Upstairs at the Grill is a class act. It brings together the polish of a swish Manhattan steakhouse with a...

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...

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.

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...

Cocktail at L'Aperitivo, a bar in Liverpool

L’Aperitivo

Ropewalks Bars

Modern-day Bold Street in Liverpool and Via Veneto in 1960s Rome could be an example of time-travelling city twinning.

One of the mains served at Old Stamp House - the Michelin star restaurant in Ambleside, the Lake District.

Old Stamp House

Cumbria Restaurant - Modern British

Head to Ambleside's Old Stamp House for regional cooking in a heritage space by one of Cumbria's most promising chefs.

Rudy’s Pizza Liverpool

Albert Dock Restaurant - Italian

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

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 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...

a dish on the menu at Salt house liverpool tapas

Salt House Tapas

Ropewalks Restaurant - Spanish

Residing on the corner of Hanover Street sits Salt House Tapas, a modern yet ambient take on the popular Spanish...

13The light and airy dining room at The Forest Side - a Michelin star restaurant in Grasmere, the Lake District

The Forest Side

Cumbria Restaurant - Modern British

Michelin-starred restaurant and hotel The Forest Side, owned by Lakes hotelier Andrew Wildsmith, is built on the foundations of the...

Artwork at Zap Graffiti

Zap Graffiti

Ropewalks Activities

Zap Graffiti is one of Liverpool's most unique art venues, focused on showcasing graffiti designs and even giving you 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,...

Blackhouse Grill On The Square

Leeds Restaurant - Global

Carnivores, assemble. If you like a dinner you can really get your teeth into, then you could do worse than...

17Inside Skosh restaurant in York which serves adventurous world-fusion food with spectacular results.

Skosh

North Yorkshire Restaurant - European

Going by name and appearances, you’d be forgiven for mistaking Skosh for a Scandi furniture shop: tables the colour of...

One of the fire pit tables on the terrace at Il Forno - an Italian restaurant and bar in Liverpool.

Il Forno

Ropewalks Restaurant - Italian

Il Forno’s name refers to their oven; a huge, fire-breathing head which swallows up pizza before cooking it to perfection and...

La Cantina Tapas Dishes Stockport Heaton Moor

La Cantina

Heaton Moor Restaurant - Spanish

Stockport is not Salamanca but that doesn’t stop the wooden barrel tables outside La Cantina on Heaton Moor’s busy Shaw...

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....

No 4 Dine and Wine Manchester

No4 Dine & Wine

Didsbury Restaurant - British

No4 Dine & Wine is a place apart. It is in Manchester but somehow not in Manchester. It is in...

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.

A cranachan dessert served at Proost restaurant in Urmston, Greater Manchester

Proost

Urmston Restaurant - European

Husband and wife team John and Carolyn Phillips held occasional supper clubs and appeared on Channel Four’s Too Many Chefs...

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...

A dish served at Yu Copster Green - an acclaimed Chinese restaurant in the Ribble Valley

Yu Copster Green

Lancashire Restaurant - Chinese

Yu Copster Green (formerly known as Yu and You) is an established, upscale Chinese restaurant serving British favourites and house...

The interior of Kampai Sushi, a Japanese restaurant in Hale, Greater Manchester.

Kampai Sushi Bar

Hale Restaurant - Japanese

Kampai Sushi Bar brings an off-centre approach to Japanese cooking to Hale’s dining scene. They describe their food as ‘authentic...

Dimitri's Manchester Tapas

Dimitri’s

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Mediterranean

Dimitri’s has been serving up mezze for over 30 years now. It’s a stalwart of the city’s food and drink...

Inside Crafthouse, the roof-top restaurant from D&D group in Leeds

Crafthouse

Leeds Restaurant - Modern British

The slick Crafthouse restaurant serves up seasonal British fare from a roof-top perch. It's a D&D group restaurant, and like...

Aburi served at Sushi Bar HanaMatsuri, a Confidential Guides recommended Japanese restaurant in Meanwood, Leeds

Sushi Bar HanaMatsuri

Leeds Restaurant - Japanese

Sushi Bar HanaMatsuri is a small Japanese restaurant serving authentic sushi, bento and other Japanese delicacies, to create a fine-dining...

20Eel as served at Jöro - the Nordic-inspired, acclaimed restaurant in Sheffield.

Jöro

South Yorkshire Restaurant - Scandi

Offering Nordic-inspired fine dining inside a shipping container, Jöro has secured accolades galore, including a clutch of AA Rosettes and...

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

Justino’s

Aigburth Restaurant - Italian

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

Asha's Indian Restaurant, Manchester

Asha’s

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

Modern Indian restaurants come with their own USPs such as street food, home cooking and regionally-specific cuisine. Asha’s, near the...

22The gardens and outdoor dining area at Arras restaurant in York.

Arras

North Yorkshire Restaurant - Modern British

Husband and wife team, Adam and Lovaine Humphrey have moved their modern British (ish) restaurant Arras from Sydney, Australia to...

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...

L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Italian

Set in a Grade II-listed Charles Heathcote-designed Edwardian Baroque building, all that marble provides the perfect backdrop to a family-owned...

italian restaurants manchester - don marco

Don Marco

Castlefield Restaurant - Italian

"A little Italian gem in the heart of Manchester", Don Marco says it "recreates the atmosphere of neighbourhood brasseries found...

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. 

Cucina di Vincenzo

Woolton Village Restaurant - Italian

Headed by Vincent, this award-winning restaurant is run by members of the same family – the Margiottas – originally from...

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...

Gusto Restaurant Didsbury

Gusto Italian Didsbury

Didsbury Restaurant - Italian

Gusto Didsbury may be a mid-market chain but it certainly is very appealing. The interior is light and airy, but...

One of the fine-dining dishes served at James Martin in Manchester city centre.

James Martin

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - British

A fine-dining restaurant inside a casino with a celeb chef name above the door? Alarm bells. Yes, James Martin has...

The charcuterie boards at The Mews - a cocktail and wine bar just off Deansgate in Manchester city centre.

The Mews

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Bar

The Mews is one of a clutch of new places to set up shop on Deansgate Mews, or ‘deli alley’...

The Fisherman's Table, Marple, restaurant interior

The Fisherman’s Table

Marple Restaurant - Modern British

When a fish restaurant has the local fishmonger behind it, you can bet that those scallops were sitting in their...

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...

Three dishes served at The Kitchen, a restaurant and bar in West Houghton, Bolton

The Kitchen

Bolton Restaurant - Mediterranean

A family-run restaurant specialising in Greek street food, The Kitchen is a Westhaughton favourite thanks to the enthusiasm of the...

Kassap Meat House

Ropewalks Restaurant - Mediterranean

Kassap Meat House by name, Kassap Meat House by nature, and meat is most certainly on the menu here, with...

Bistro Franc

Restaurant - French

The food at Bistro Franc takes its inspiration from the bistros of Paris, adds a dollop of Mediterranean flair and...

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

Holdi Woolton

Woolton Village Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

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

A pizza served at La Casa, an Italian restaurant and bar in Astley, Greater Manchester

La Casa

Wigan Restaurant - Italian

A new addition to Astley’s dining options is classy Italian restaurant and bar La Casa.

Main Course at The Fat Loaf

The Fat Loaf

Ashton upon Mersey Restaurant - Modern British

The Fat Loaf is the sort of neighbourhood restaurant every neighbourhood needs. It’s unpretentious and friendly with cooking that you...

Ropes & Twines

Ropewalks Restaurant - Global

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

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