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Cocktail served at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Manchester

Hyatt Regency Hotel Manchester

Oxford Road Hotel

The Hyatt Regency hotel is one of the most highly rated hotels in Manchester, with incredible views of the city...

Breakfast in bed at Hope Street Hotel - one of the most romantic hotels in Liverpool

Hope Street Hotel

Georgian Quarter Hotel

In the heart of Liverpool’s beautiful Georgian neighbourhood, Hope Street Hotel is surrounded by some of the city’s most cultural...

Malmaison Liverpool

Princes Dock Hotel
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....

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

Manchester River Cruises

Spinningfields Activities

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

A bedroom at Yotel Manchester Deansgate.

Yotel Manchester Deansgate

Manchester City Centre Hotel

With its tech-led rooms and buzzy location, Yotel Manchester Deansgate is a popular choice with young travellers and city break...

View from Quest Apartment Hotels Liverpool

Quest Apartment Hotel Liverpool

Liverpool City Centre Hotel

Quest Apartment Hotel Liverpool offers the space of an apartment and the convenience of a hotel. You get the facilities...

Loft apartment at Roomzzz Manchester City

Roomzzz Manchester City

Chinatown (Manchester) Hotel

Located on Manchester’s Princess Street, Roomzzz Manchester City is perfect for visitors looking for culture in Manchester. Chinatown is just...

One of the spacious bedrooms at Ropewalks Hotel in Liverpool city centre.

Ropewalks Hotel

Ropewalks Hotel

Boutique stay The Ropewalks Hotel is perfectly located if you’re in Liverpool to explore its art, music, history and shopping....

Roomzzz Manchester Victoria Sovereign Suite Spiral Staircase

Roomzzz Manchester Victoria

Manchester City Centre Hotel

Hidden above street level on Manchester’s busy Exchange Square, you’ll find the Roomzzz Manchester Victoria Aparthotel.

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....

Twin bedroom at Premier Suites Liverpool with city views

Premier Suites Liverpool

Liverpool City Centre Hotel

Premier Suites Liverpool is a modern home-from-home in the city centre. Its impressive teardrop-shaped glass building contrasts with this area's...

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....

Malmaison Manchester Deansgate

Manchester City Centre Hotel

Malmaison Manchester Deansgate is a cool new boutique hotel in the heart of the city. It has amazing views, two...

The Pen & Pencil

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Global

The Pen and Pencil is the Northern Quarter's cool all-day hangout, modelled on the New York bar of the same...

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...

Malmaison Manchester Piccadilly

Piccadilly Hotel

Malmaison Manchester Piccadilly is an impressive boutique hotel in the perfect spot. It’s just minutes from Manchester Piccadilly train station,...

The Bridge, a hotel and restaurant in Prestbury, Cheshire

The Bridge

Prestbury Hotel

Located in a Grade II Listed building from 1626, The Bridge is full of charm, whether you’re going for a...

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...

One of the suites at Residence Inn by Marriott Manchester Piccadilly

Residence Inn by Marriott Manchester Piccadilly

Piccadilly Hotel

Residence Inn by Marriott Manchester Piccadilly is the chain’s first long-stay venture in the North of England. Situated less than...

One of the rooms at Leven Hotel in Manchester city centre

Leven Hotel Manchester

Gay Village Hotel

Based conveniently near Manchester’s gay village in an early 20th-century warehouse, Leven opened in October 2021 as one of its...

The Bells of Peover, a country pub in Cheshire, just south of Knutsford

The Bells of Peover

Knutsford Restaurant

There's a story behind the American and British flags that fly over the entrance to The Bells of Peover, a...

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...

Bury Market

Bury Markets

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

ibis Budget Manchester Airport

Manchester Hotel

The ibis budget Manchester Airport is the ideal hotel for travellers flying in or out of Manchester. it hotel offers...

Holiday Inn Express Liverpool Central

Ropewalks Hotel

Holiday Inn Express Liverpool Central is, as the name suggests, very central. This brand new IHG hotel is right in...

Seafood at The Assheton Arms, a country pub with rooms to stay overnight, near Pendle Hill and Clitheroe in Lancashire

Assheton Arms

Clitheroe Restaurant - British

The Assheton Arms is a classic country pub – perfect for a stop off after a walk in the Ribble...

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...

The Townhaus serviced apartment from Jackson Boutique in Manchester

The Jacksonheim Boutique

Ancoats Hotel

The Jacksonheim Boutique is the group name for a portfolio of luxury aparthotels and serviced apartments in some of the...

One of the rooms at Aloft Liverpool, a hotel in Liverpool city centre.

Aloft Liverpool

Cavern Quarter Hotel

Aloft Liverpool is a popular hotel with visitors and business travellers. Part of the Marriott Bonvoy group, it’s a mix...

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...

Room at Motel One

Motel One Piccadilly

Piccadilly Hotel

Motel One Piccadilly is about as central as it gets. If you’re planning a mini-break in Manchester by train, this...

Motel One St Peter's Square and the statue of Emmeline Pankhurst outside

Motel One St Peter’s Square

Manchester City Centre Hotel

Motel One St Peter’s Square offers a huge comfy lounge area with a quirky design: a riot of tartan and...

Vegan food at Brewdog Doghouse Hotel

BrewDog Doghouse Manchester Hotel

Manchester City Centre Hotel

The BrewDog Doghouse is brought to you by international beer makers, BrewDog. Claiming to be Manchester’s first carbon-negative “beer hotel”,...

The kids menu at The Black Friar - a family-friendly restaurant in Manchester.

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...

A tableful of dishes at Belzan in Liverpool

Belzan

Mossley Hill Restaurant - European

Following punchy reviews in the local and national press, it has been hard to secure a table at Liverpool’s Belzan.

Holiday Inn Manchester Airport

Manchester Hotel

The Holiday Inn Manchester Airport is the newest addition to Manchester International. A convenient location opposite Terminal 2 and easy...

Bottomless brunch at Brewdog Doghouse in Manchester

Brewdog DogHouse Bar & Rooftop

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - American

There are two ways to eat at the Doghouse, at the ground floor BrewDog Bar or upstairs on the rooftop....

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...

Hotel Brooklyn Manchester

Manchester City Centre Hotel

Hotel Brooklyn opened on Manchester’s Portland Street on Valentines day in 2020 as one of the world’s first fully accessible...

Tour group from Jonathan Schofield Manchester Tours at the Peterloo Memorial Manchester

Jonathan Schofield Manchester Tours

Oxford Road Tours

Moxy Manchester

Spinningfields Hotel

The Moxy brand is the cool and funky little sister of the Marriott family. Tucked away just off Deansgate in...

Alexandra Park, Manchester in autumn.

Alexandra Park

Moss Side Parks & Gardens

Alexandra Park, or Alex Park as it’s known, was once rather shabby but has now been restored to something approaching...

CBRB Northern Quarter Bao

Cocktail Beer Ramen + Bun (Permanently closed)

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Japanese

The name sums up this place’s offering succintly enough. Add the words ‘damn good’ at the start and it’ll be...

Ten Streets Social

Baltic Triangle Restaurant - Global

One of Liverpool’s hippest hideouts, occupying a former warehouse along the Dock Road, Ten Streets Social is worth hunting down...

Outside The Cholmondeley Arms

The Cholmondeley Arms

Malpas Restaurant - British

The Cholmondeley Arms, or 'The Chum' as it’s known, is a country estate pub that’s as welcoming for four-legged furry...

The Merchant, a bar in Liverpool city centre.

The Merchant

Ropewalks Bars

The Merchant is a lively hangout with great pizza. At the front, spilling onto the street, the outdoor tables under...

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 Caledonia

Georgian Quarter Restaurant - Vegan

If it's a knees-up you're after, and eating is an aside, then The Caledonia has you fixed, offering live music...

French toast at Hardware Coffee and Kitchen in Liverpool

Hardware Coffee and Kitchen

Ropewalks Restaurant - Coffee

The perfect brunch spot on Renshaw Street, Hardware is themed loosely around the Rapid Hardware shop it replaces.

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...

Winter at Worthington Park in Sale

Worthington Park

Sale Parks & Gardens

Worthington Park is looked after by a green-fingered bunch of volunteers who raise money, return lost property, improve facilities and...

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 Rope & Anchor

Altrincham Restaurant - Global

Rescued from the rural pub doldrums a few years back, Dunham Massey's The Rope & Anchor, close to Bowdon, Hale...

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...

Seafood sharing platter at The Swan Inn in Cheshire

The Swan Inn

Kettleshulme Pubs

The Swan Inn is a beautiful whitewashed pub in the Cheshire countryside with a reputation for excellent fish and seafood...

Cake at Cocoa Cabana in Didsbury, Manchester

Cocoa Cabana West Didsbury

Didsbury Restaurant - British

Having made a name – and a following – for itself, Burton Road's chic chocolatiers has expanded into larger premises...

Hot chocolate by Slattery at Grandpa Greene's near Oldham.

Grandpa Greene’s Luxury Ice Cream

Diggle Restaurant

Perched by the canal in the picturesque village of Diggle, near Oldham, Grandpa Greene's is best known for its award-winning...

The Old Stables

Allerton Restaurant - Global

The old stable block of the leafy Allerton Manor estate is now a family-friendly restaurant offering British classics, Sunday roasts...

Wandering Palate

Eccles Restaurant - British

"Purveyors of fine wine and indulgencies" is how Emma and Will Evans describe their place and, as a neighbourhood deli,...

Doctor Duncan's - pub in Liverpool

Doctor Duncan’s

Liverpool City Centre Bars

Doctor Duncan’s is named after Britain’s first Medical Health Officer, William Henry Duncan, who was born and raised in Liverpool....

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...

The Ship & Mitre, a city centre pub in Liverpool

The Ship & Mitre

Liverpool City Centre Bars

The Ship & Mitre is an imposing pub with some lovely Art Deco touches both inside and out. There are...

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

Takk Northern Quarter

Northern Quarter Cafes

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

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...

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...

Spring at Tatton Park

Tatton Park

Knutsford Parks & Gardens

Tatton Park is a historic estate on the edge of Knutsford, home to an opulent neo-classical mansion, landscaped gardens, a...

Bottles and baubles at Salut Wines, a bar and bottle shop in Manchester city centre

Salut Wines

Manchester City Centre Bottle Shop

Salut Wines is a proper wine bar of the sort you don’t see very often in the UK. There are...

The Crafty Pig

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Global

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

Hot chocolate at Cocoa Cabana in Ancoats, Manchester

Cocoa Cabana Ancoats

Ancoats Restaurant - Global

This chic chocolatiers-cum-cocktail parlour follows in the footsteps of award-winning entrepreneur Sarah Gallacher's West Didsbury ventures, encouraging more sitting and...

Farm & Fish

Eccles Restaurant - Modern British

A collaboration between NQ-based artisan meat gaff The Butcher's Quarter and Monton's own "purveyors of fine wine and indulgencies" Wandering...

The Watering Can

Aigburth Restaurant - Global

At the entrance to Greenbank Park, with its lake and leafy vistas, The Watering Can offers both inside and outside...

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

One Percent Forest

Woolton Village Restaurant - Coffee

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

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...

Food at Mowgli - a family-friendly restaurant in Liverpool

Mowgli Street Food Liverpool Water Street

Liverpool City Centre Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

If you don't know who Nisha Katona is, you're not watching enough Celebrity MasterChef, but, to recap, she's the founder...

Lovelocks Coffee Shop

Liverpool City Centre Restaurant - Global

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

Mule

Ancoats Restaurant - Coffee

Mule, set just on the sidelines of trendy Cutting Room Square in Ancoats is a charming brunch restaurant that is...

A classic negroni at cocktail bar Henry C in Chorlton, Manchester.

Henry C

Chorlton Restaurant - American

Serving up city centre-standard cocktails in the suburbs, Henry C is a cosy neighbourhood bar in Chorlton with a heavy...

Purezza in Manchester city centre is a vegan pizza restaurant.

Purezza

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Vegan

Sitting in the old Dough Kitchen spot in the Northern Quarter, Purezza is yet another pizza restaurant for Manchester -...

The Chinatown fried chicken burger served at American restaurant Free State Kitchen in Liverpool's Georgian Quarter.

Free State Kitchen

Georgian Quarter

While some venues are happy to describe a frost-ravaged yucca and a scattering of paving stone weeds as a ‘beer...

Chorlton Meadows - a large area of green space in Manchester

Chorlton Ees

Chorlton Parks & Gardens

Chorlton Ees is a bit of a wild gem in such a densely populated area. If you’re lucky you could...

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...

Procaffeinated

Salford Cafes

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

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...

A dish at The Waterside restaurant, Monton

The Waterside

Eccles Restaurant - British

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

The Greyhound Ashley

Altrincham Restaurant - Global

This cosy country-style pub with ample outside space to enjoy a sunny pint or two is part of the JW...

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...

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.

Hot chocolate with marshmallow at Knoops, Manchester.

Knoops Manchester

Manchester City Centre Cafes

Knoops Manchester is a chocoholic’s dream. Rather than just ordering a hot chocolate, choose the percentage, the origin and the...

St Luke’s Bombed Out Church Garden Cafe & Bar

Ropewalks Restaurant - Global

Everybody knows the Bombed Out Church, but just in case: hit by an incendiary bomb during the Liverpool Blitz of...

Heaton Park in Manchester, UK

Heaton Park

Prestwich Parks & Gardens

If you’re craving greenery but don’t want to stray too far out of the city, Heaton Park, on the Manchester-Bury...

Salt Dog Slims Manchester

Manchester City Centre Bars

"Steins, brines, and good times" – that's how the saying goes at American-inspired Salt Dog Slims, new over from Liverpool,...

The upper level of Manchester Craft and Design Centre in the Northern Quarter

Manchester Craft and Design Centre

Northern Quarter Arts Venues

Manchester Craft and Design Centre is a fantastic space to stroll around whether you’re there to buy or just to...

Minna

Lark Lane Restaurant - Global

This women-run family business is inspired by Molly's great nan Minna, who turned a plot of land behind her council...

Takk Oxford Road

Oxford Road Cafes

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

A harvest of apples at Platt Fields Market Garden in Fallowfield

Platt Fields Market Garden

Fallowfield Farm Shop

Platt Fields Market Garden is a muddy bit of the good life in urban Manchester. It’s a fantastic community growing...

The Green Man

Lark Lane Bars

The Green Man pub opened on Lark Lane in December 2022, just in time for Christmas (and the World Cup)....

One of the walkways at Walkden Gardens in Sale.

Walkden Gardens

Sale Parks & Gardens

Walkden Gardens is a very grown up sort of park. Like a mini RHS Bridgewater ran in partnership with the...

Christmas at the Magical Woodland at Blakemere Village, Cheshire.

Blakemere Village

Northwich Activities

Blakemere Village is the Cheshire one-stop for shopping, outdoor activities and family-friendly events.

A pub with a view: The White Hart at Lydgate is 700 feet above sea level on the edge of Saddleworth Moor

The White Hart at Lydgate

Lydgate Restaurant - Modern British

The White Hart at Lydgate is a rustic dining pub with an excellent reputation and wine list. Located 700 feet...

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...

Snake Woodlands, off the A57, a recommended place for walks near Manchester.

Snake Woodlands

Glossop Parks & Gardens

Not long after the road descends from the summit of the Snake Pass, you'll find an area of Forestry England...

Lowther Castle & Gardens

Penrith Historic Buildings & Sites

Lowther Castle & Gardens is an intriguing attraction. It looks grand enough at first sight, but the castle is literally...

Wine and Wallop Prestwich

Prestwich Restaurant - Global

Coffee, cake, cocktail hour – whatever you're after, the Wine and Wallop bar and cafe stable can help, and with...

Love Lane Brewery

Baltic Triangle Restaurant - American

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

Enjoy a day out on a steam train with Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway in the Lake District

Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway

Ravenglass Activities

The seven-mile, narrow-gauge Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway is a spectacular way to explore this corner of the Lake District. It...

Schofield’s Bar

Spinningfields Bars

Various prestigious best bar gongs have been awarded to Schofield's Bar since it opened in Quay Street's iconic Art Deco...

Bar Area at Unit 9 Cloudwater Taproom in Manchester

Unit 9 Cloudwater Taproom

Piccadilly Bars

Unit 9 Cloudwater Taproom is right next to the brewery which, incidentally, takes up units seven and eight. Despite the...

Food at the Molly House in the Gay Village, Manchester.

The Molly House

Gay Village Bars

With its pretty Tiffany lights and Victoriana decor, The Molly House pub is one of The Gay Village's best-looking venues....

One of the colourful dishes served at neighbourhood favourite Mary & Archie in Chorlton.

Mary & Archie Chorlton

Chorlton Restaurant - European

Mary & Archie Chorlton is a well-loved neighbourhood cafe bar, sourcing the best local ingredients for their famous 'all-day' brunch...

Mayfield Park, Manchester

Mayfield Park

Piccadilly Parks & Gardens

It’s no secret that Manchester city centre is short on decent parks. The opening of Mayfield Park in September 2022 goes...

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...

Mowgli Street Food Liverpool Bold Street

Ropewalks Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

If you don't know who Nisha Katona is, you're not watching enough Celebrity MasterChef, but, to recap, she's the founder...

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

The Smugglers Cove

Albert Dock Restaurant

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

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 Cafes

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

Truffled chicken kiev at The Dysart Arms

The Dysart Arms

Tarporley Restaurant - British

The Dysart Arms has roaring fires, antique prints, higgledy-piggledy bookshelves kind of look while being quite light and airy at...

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...

Inside Big Hands, a bar on Oxford Road, Manchester.

Big Hands

Oxford Road Bars

The original Manchester dive bar, Big Hands is a rock n roll institution and the site of many messy nights...

The Bookbinder

Lark Lane Restaurant - British

As a "neighbourhood pub, wine bar and eatery" The Bookbinder manages to straddle three quite different roles. You'll find well-kept...

Pizza from PLY. Credit: PLY

PLY

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Italian

Describing itself as a "hangout" and "creative space", PLY is in the beating heart of hipster Northern Quarter, benefitting from...

Sunday Lunch at The Lawn Club in Spinningfields

The Lawn Club

Spinningfields Bars

The Lawn Club is a summery Spinningfields paradise with lots of outdoor space and fantastic cocktails. It’s also a winter...

Food and beer at The Church Inn, a country pub in Cheshire

The Church Inn

Mobberley Restaurant - British

The Church Inn is a gorgeous country pub with a big reputation. The food and drink lives up to its...

Salt Dog Slims Liverpool

Ropewalks Restaurant - American

"Steins, brines, and good times" – that's how the saying goes at American-inspired Ropewalks gaff Salt Dog Slims, although tbh...

Worsley Woods - a recommended place for walks near Manchester

Worsley Woods

Worsley Parks & Gardens

You can spend a pleasant few hours wandering through Worsley Woods, a 30-hectare woodland with well-marked trails, ponds, a children's...

Skaus

Mossley Hill Restaurant - Scandi

Set up in January 2017, Skaus's Dan Cameron and Josh Lundon have been about a bit, serving street food at...

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...

Rufford Old Hall, a National Trust property close to Liverpool.

Rufford Old Hall

Lancashire Historic Buildings & Sites

Tudor house and garden Rufford Old Hall has all the classic features of a National Trust day out. Beautiful gardens,...

HATCH

Oxford Road Restaurant - Global

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

The Botanist Media City, Salford

The Botanist Salford

Media City Restaurant - Global

Part of a UK-wide chain bringing the outdoors in with its signature English country garden style, The Botanist in Salford...

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...

New Century

Green Quarter Restaurant - Global

Opened in the summer of 2022 after a hefty refurb which transformed the tired-looking New Century Hall of the mid-twentieth...

Sugar Junction, a cafe in the 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...

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....

party time at Banyan Spinningfields Manchester

Banyan | Corn Exchange

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Global

Banyan in Manchester’s Corn Exchange has something for everyone and one of the best outdoor drinking and dining spots in...

Outside The Pheasant Inn in Cheshire

The Pheasant Inn

Tattenhall Restaurant - British

The Pheasant Inn is a cut above when it comes to country pubs. Enjoy a drink in the sunshine looking...

View from Alderley Edge, a red sandstone escarpment in Cheshire

Alderley Edge

Alderley Edge Historic Buildings & Sites

There are two very different Alderley Edges. One is a chi-chi town of footballers and wealthy socialites, the other –...

A cute dog at The Pumpkin Patch at Dunham Massey Ice Cream Farm

The Pumpkin Patch at Dunham Massey Farm Ice Cream

Altrincham Farms, Zoos & Wildlife Parks

The area around Dunham Massey is littered with pumpkin-picking places. The Pumpkin Patch at Dunham Massey Farm Ice Cream has...

The Yew Tree Inn Anglezarke

Lancashire Restaurant - British

The Yew Tree Inn is a quaint pub at Anglezarke in the Lancashire countryside The menu focuses on seasonal and...

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.

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...

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...

Street food at Foodie Friday Stockport

Foodie Friday Stockport

Stockport Town Centre Festivals

Foodie Friday is Stockport's food and drink festival, taking place between 6-9pm on the final Friday of each month.

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...

Ice creams from Lazy Sundae - a recommended place for ice cream in Manchester

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...

Backyard burger, Bunny Jackson's, Manchester

Bunny Jackson’s

Manchester City Centre Bars

Bunny Jackson's touts itself as a dive bar and, while there is indeed 'cold beer, frozen margaritas and a lot...

Haircut at Pretty Vacant Collective, a gender free hairdressing salon in Liverpool

Pretty Vacant Collective

Liverpool Salons

Pretty Vacant Collective is a fluorescent punk vision of gender free, LGBTQ+ hairdressing for all.

Six Trees Kitchen & Bar

Stretford Restaurant - British

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

Winter at Dunham Massey, a National Trust property near Manchester.

Dunham Massey

Altrincham Parks & Gardens

Dunham Massey is one of the National Trust’s top 10 most visited properties, bringing in 439,000 people in 2020/21. We...

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...

Fancy a caramel croissant for brunch at Ginger & Pickles Tarporley?

Ginger & Pickles Tarporley

Tarporley Restaurant - British

Ginger and Pickles has a slightly 1940s feel to it but there’s no rationing here; there are cakes in abundance....

Nell's New York style pizza available at the Beagle, Chorlton

The Beagle

Chorlton Restaurant - American

The Beagle is a bustling, eclectic, neighbourhood boozer which has recently replaced its Tex-Mex trash food menu with NYC-style pizza...

The Picturedrome, Macclesfield's food hall

The Picturedrome

Macclesfield Restaurant - Global

The Picturedrome is the Macclesfield spin-off of the popular food hall group behind Altrincham Market Hall, Market House Alty and...

Gorilla

Greater Manchester Bars

Gorilla is tucked under a railway arch, it has a slightly industrial vibe but it’s comfortable for all that. The...

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...

Etherow Country Park

Romiley Parks & Gardens

If you want a woodland walk complete with den-making, wildlife, picnic spots, and beautiful views, Etherow Country Park on the...

The Bay Horse Tavern Manchester

The Bay Horse

Northern Quarter Restaurant - British

The Bay Horse Tavern, to give it its full moniker, describes itself as "a modern take on a Victorian Pub"...

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...

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.

Pub tables outside The Windmill, looking out on open countryside near Macclesfield

The Windmill

Whiteley Green Pubs

The Windmill is a country pub with beautiful views and traditional British food that is definitely on the gastro end...

The Denbigh Castle, an award-winning pub on Hackins Hey

The Denbigh Castle

Business District (Liverpool) Bars

The Denbigh Castle is a characterful pub on Hawkins Hey, one of Liverpool’s most distinctive streets. Dating from 1815, the...

Taps at Pelican, a craft beer bar in Manchester

Pelican

Northern Quarter Bars

Pelican is a bar from the team behind Squawk Brewing Company, they of the beautiful ornithological cans of craft ale....

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 Workshop

Waterloo Restaurant - Modern British

There's not a speck of sawdust or metal swarf in sight at The Workshop, where the blood, sweat and tears...

10Gastropub the Freemasons at Wiswell is situated in the picturesque Ribble Valley in Lancashire

Freemasons at Wiswell

Clitheroe Restaurant - British

Cooking goes from strength to strength at the Freemasons at Wiswell in Lancashire's Ribble Valley. Roaring fires, cast-iron fireplaces and...

Lunch outside at Lingholm Kitchen & Walled Garden in the Lake District

Lingholm Kitchen & Walled Garden

Keswick Cafes

Lingholm Kitchen & Walled Garden is a great place to stop for lunch if you’re in the Lake District. The...

11Inside The White Swan at Fence - a Michelin star restaurant near Burnley from local chef Tom Parker

The White Swan at Fence

Burnley Restaurant - British

Some folk in the village still refer to The White Swan at Fence as The Mucky Duck and you can...

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...

Flok Manchester, Northern Quarter, Bar, Tapas

Flok

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Spanish

If it's a place in the sun you're after, look no further than the Northern Quarter's Flok, chilling out on...

A round of mezcal shots ready to be poured at NoHo, one of the most popular bars in Manchester's Northern Quarter.

NoHo

Northern Quarter Bars

NoHo is far from the only NYC-inspired bar in the NQ, or even on Stevenson Square, but it was one...

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...

David James Seed at The Farm Club doing cold water immersion

The Farm Club

Pickmere Gyms

The Farm Club started life as a triathlon training centre before it expanded into offering a wider wellness experience. Situated...

Another Place

Crosby Monuments

Another Place, Crosby, by sculptor Antony Gormley consists of 100 cast-iron figures gazing wordlessly out to sea from the beach. 

Petit Cafe du Coin

Ropewalks Restaurant - French

Grab your beret and your polo neck, we're going incognito in a French-inspired cafe with jazz club aspirations. The little...

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...

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...

Dockleaf

Baltic Triangle Restaurant - Global

​Describing itself as an urban local and claiming to have "the heart of a cocktail bar and the soul of...

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...

Honest Crust Sourdough Mackie Mayor Pizza

Honest Crust Sourdough Pizza Manchester

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Italian

"On a mission to make really great sourdough pizza" since a pop-up in rainy Ramsbottom back in 2013, Honest Crust's...

Fress, Manchester, Northern Quarter, Brunch

Fress

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Global

Established in 2017 in what was then the outer reaches of the Northern Quarter, Fress remains resplendent in chic black-and-white tiles...

party time at Banyan Spinningfields Manchester

Banyan Spinningfields

Spinningfields Restaurant - Global

Banyan in Manchester’s Spinningfields is a sleek and chic take on all day drinking and dining. From bottomless brunches every...

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...

The Pack Horse

Derbyshire Restaurant - Modern British

Humbly describing itself as a "community gastropub", The Pack Horse is raking in the glowing reviews, including by food critics...

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...

cosy nook in 53two manchester cafe bar

53two

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Bar

With a gentle gradient throughout and a lowered bar, 53two is one of Manchester's most inclusive and accessible venues. Half...

92 Degrees Mustard Wharf

Leeds Restaurant - Coffee

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

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...

The Anthologist Restaurant on St Peter's Square Manchester

The Anthologist

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Global

The Anthologist fits well into the cosmopolitan city vibe of the regenerated St Peter’s Square. When you step off the...

Smoke & Mirrors

Altrincham Restaurant - Global

Glitz and glamour is the name of the game at Smoke & Mirrors, where the order of service is shisha...

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...

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.

Alley Cats

Leeds Restaurant - American

Alley Cats is a must for music lovers and, to set the tone, the menu screams American diner, but with...

Tariff and Dale Restaurant Manchester

Tariff & Dale

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Global

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

Terrace NQ

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Italian

Terrace NQ has really grown into its name over the years. Instead of just one terrace up on the roof,...

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...

The Blackburne Arms

Georgian Quarter Restaurant - Global

Lovingly renovated by born-and-bred Scouser Stephen Sinclair – formerly of Marco Pierre White's parish – and his wife Lina, the...

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...

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