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Rosso

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Italian

If it's a stylish lunch date destination you're after or some suitably chic eats for dinner à deux, Rosso might...

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

San Carlo Manchester

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Italian

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

dishes at new hotel The Alan in Manchester

The Alan

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Modern British

With its neutral hues and natural foliage, stripped-back bricks and leather booths, The Alan is a tranquil space in which...

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...

1One of the inventive dishes served at Michelin starred restaurant L'Enclume in Cartmel.

L’Enclume

Cumbria Restaurant - Modern British

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

3The striking interior of The Man Behind the Curtain - Michael O'Hare's Michelin star restaurant in Leeds

The Man Behind the Curtain

West Yorkshire Restaurant - Modern British

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

Schofield’s Bar

Manchester City Centre Bars

With links to Atomeca on Deansgate Square (and the upcoming Sterling downstairs at Stock Exchange Hotel), their very own vermouth...

Eggs Benedict as served at Browns Manchester restaurant in the city centre.

Browns Manchester

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Global

All dark wood and polished brass, leather seating and stained glass, this former banking hall is cavernous yet intimate all...

The striking glass pyramid that houses the entrance to 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...

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.

Carnival at Escape to Freight Island

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - British

A real celebration of open fire cooking, Carnival happens around a Chef’s table where all diners have a view of...

26One of the dishes served at The Cartford Inn - a restaurant with rooms near Preston in Lancashire

The Cartford Inn

Lancashire Restaurant - British

This historic coaching house serves adventurous British pub food in poetic configurations. Cooking is by mushroom forager and head chef,...

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...

Yours

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Pan Asian

When a restaurant's menu features lobster dynamite, you pretty much know straightaway that it might not be everyone's cup of...

Beautiful looking dishes available at Pier Eight Restaurant in the Lowry, Salford

Pier Eight Restaurant

Media City Restaurant - Modern British

With its watery views and sharp decor, Pier Eight – the restaurant and bar at The Lowry performing and visual...

El Olivo (FKA The Embassy)

Hale Restaurant - Spanish

El Olivio creates Mediterranean Spanish fusion food with a fine dining feel – they call it haute cuisine, but describe...

Velvet green booths and natural lighting at Masons Restaurant and Bar in Manchester city centre.

Masons

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Modern British

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

Greens Sale

Sale Restaurant - Vegetarian

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

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...

Queens

Merseyside Restaurant - Modern British

With simple, regularly changing menus to showcase the best seasonal ingredients available at market, you can expect carefully prepared plates...

Sunset dining with a view at 20 Stories restaurant in 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...

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 –...

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...

Podium Restaurant at the Hilton

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Modern British

Located on the lobby level, the Hilton Hotel's Podium Restaurant is chic and modern, as you might expect, and so...

21Exterior of Northcote - the Michelin star restaurant and hotel in the Ribble Valley.

Northcote

Lancashire Restaurant - Modern British

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

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

The Samling

Cumbria Restaurant - Modern British

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

Gaucho Restaurant Manchester

Gaucho Manchester

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - South American

If you like steak and you like wine, then you'd best start saving – and start starving – for a...

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...

Six By Nico Liverpool

Merseyside Restaurant - Modern British

The "six" of Six By Nico refers to the six-course tasting menu, which runs for stints of six weeks only...

Liverpool Gin Distillery

Merseyside Restaurant - Global

Head to Liverpool Gin Distillery to drink gin, make gin, learn about gin and talk about gin. Food is something...

Castle Street Townhouse

Merseyside Restaurant - Modern British

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

Afternoon tea at Richmond Tea Rooms, Manchester

Richmond Tea Rooms

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - British

If this isn't an excuse to pop on your best frock (or bib'n'tucker), we don't know what is. An award-winning...

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 exterior of Mustard & Co, a neighbourhood bistro in Crosby, Merseyside.

Mustard & Co

Merseyside Restaurant - Global

Crosby’s Mustard & Co is a neighbourhood bistro which succeeds in being both a heartwarming huddle of community - and...

24One of the dishes served at plush restaurant The Burlington at the Devonshire Arms near Skipton

The Burlington at the Devonshire Arms

North Yorkshire Restaurant - Modern British

The Burlington at the Devonshire Arms excels in delivering fine dining and extraordinary wine in the hills. This extremely plush...

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

Roski

Merseyside Restaurant - Modern British

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

Speak In Code

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Bar

Finding itself resting in the top 10 of the top 50 cocktail bars in the whole of the UK, Speaking...

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

Crafthouse

West Yorkshire 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...

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

Moor Hall

Lancashire Restaurant - Modern British

Moor Hall delivers Michelin magic in a historic country house setting.

Dash Restaurant & Bar

Merseyside Restaurant - Pan Asian

You don't just walk up the steps to this glam go-to in the city centre, all glitzy chandeliers and luxe...

One of the colourful dishes served at the Ox Club restaurant in Leeds city centre.

Ox Club

West Yorkshire Restaurant - British

The Ox Club offers sumptuous, grill-based cooked from the Belgrave gang.

San Carlo Gran Cafe Manchester, Raspberry Tart

San Carlo Gran Cafe

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Italian

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

The imposing exterior of The London Carriage Works - Liverpool's original Modern British restaurant

The London Carriage Works

Merseyside Restaurant - Modern British

Born in the early 2000s, The London Carriage Works is Liverpool's original Modern British restaurant. Driven by a passion for...

Harvey Nichols Second Floor Deli Bar

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - European

Hutch up near one of the floor-to-ceiling windows in the new Second Floor Deli Bar and take in the views...

Tast Enxaneta, Manchester, Button Mushroom Diversity

Tast Enxaneta

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Spanish

Let’s face it, Tast Enxaneta is the closest you’re going to get to El Bulli. After all, co-owner Paco Perez...

7The exterior of Hawksmoor Manchester on Deansgate - the first Hawksmoor to open outside of London

Hawksmoor

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - British

The best steakhouse in the North. Opening on Deansgate in 2015, the first Hawksmoor steakhouse outside of London is a...

28One of the dishes served at The Art School: a Confidential Guides recommended restaurant in Liverpool city centre

The Art School

Merseyside Restaurant - Modern British

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

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...

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...

San Carlo Fiorentina, Charcuterie Platter

San Carlo Fiorentina

Hale Barns Restaurant - Italian

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

The Saddleworth Hotel

Oldham Restaurant - Italian

Licensed for civil wedding ceremonies, civil partnerships, vow renewal and baby naming, and with plenty of room for a proper...

Gallery Cafe Manchester Cakes

The Gallery Cafe

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - British

Not just somewhere to take the weight off after peering at all the Lowrys and Valettes, The Gallery Cafe at...

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...

An example of the dishes on the menu at Six By Nico Restaurant Manchester

Six By Nico Manchester

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - European

The "six" of Six By Nico refers to the six-course tasting menu, which runs for stints of six weeks only...

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...

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...

Lu Ban

Merseyside Restaurant - Chinese

High-end, inventive Tianjin region-inspired cuisine is the name of the game at Lu Ban (named after a Chinese deity and...

9Wooden beams and wooden tables inside Stockport fine-dining restaurant Where the Light Gets In

Where the Light Gets In

Stockport Restaurant - Modern British

The UK's most exciting ‘no menu’ restaurant. With no menu and esoteric wines, Where the Light Gets In doesn’t adhere...

sō-lō Restaurant

Lancashire Restaurant - Modern British

Rocking up in the picturesque village of Aughton in West Lancashire, renowned chef Tim Allen (whose Flitch of Bacon bagged...

Afternoon Tea at King Street Tavern manchester

King Street Tavern

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - British

Part of the King Street Townhouse hotel, with its luxe bedrooms and rooftop terrace boasting infinity pool and views of...

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...

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...

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

Yang Sing

Chinatown Restaurant - Chinese

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

on the menu at The Bull and Bear Manchester

The Bull & Bear

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Modern British

Tom Kerridge has brought his Michelin-winning brand to Manchester's old Stock Exchange, and he's on the money with a menu...

29Simon Rogan outside his neighbourhood restaurant Rogan & Co. in Cartmel, Cumbria

Rogan & Co.

Cumbria Restaurant - Modern British

Simon Rogan is the owner of award-laden L'Enclume, and Rogan & Co. is his more casual restaurant, just around the...

Mount Street Dining Room & Bar

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Modern British

Set inside Manchester's iconic Midland Hotel, Mount Street Dining Room & Bar is a chic space with an all day menu...

5Inside Fraiche, the tiny Michelin-starred restaurant in Oxton on The Wirral.

Fraiche

Merseyside Restaurant - Modern British

Merseyside's fine-dining star, the tiny Fraiche restaurant is home to an artist behind the pass. Having been rated as a...

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...

Sashimi served on ice at Cottonopolis in the NQ

Cottonopolis

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Japanese

Coined from the 19th-century nickname for Manchester, Cottonopolis is a quintessential Northern Quarter joint, with its wooden floors, towering beams...

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

Alderley Edge Hotel

Cheshire Restaurant - Modern British

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

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

Hrishi

Cumbria Restaurant - Modern British

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

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

Nova

Merseyside Restaurant - Modern British

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

Fazenda Liverpool

Merseyside Restaurant - South American

Fazenda loosely translates from Portuguese into "big farm", but think a little more luxe than your average barn: dark nooks...

Interior seating, Borage restaurant, Trafford

Borage

Bowdon Restaurant - European

Borage is a very well-mannered restaurant in a well-heeled suburb. Exactly the sort of place you’d expect to find in...

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...

Cargo Seafood Restaurant

Merseyside Restaurant - Modern British

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

San Carlo Liverpool

Merseyside Restaurant - Italian

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

16One of the dishes served at Manchester's only Michelin star restaurant, Mana in Ancoats.

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...

Lerpwl

Merseyside Restaurant - Modern British

Bringing a touch of class to the Albert Dock and the highest-quality produce from small farms and fisheries in Wales...

The Barn at Moor Hall michelin star

The Barn

Lancashire Restaurant - British

The restaurant is described as “a rustic setting” but despite living in the shadow of its sister, this dining experience...

San Carlo Fumo Dinner and Wine

San Carlo Fumo

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Italian

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

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Umezushi Omakase

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Japanese

Nose-to-tail sushi from acclaimed experts in a genuine, off the beaten track location. This open-minded sushi parlour with simple decor...

Blackhouse Grill On The Square

West Yorkshire Restaurant - Global

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

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...

Manifest

Merseyside Restaurant - Modern British

The manifesto at industrial-chic restaurant and "dine-at-wine-bar" Manifest is "seasonal plates and famous Liverpool hospitality", with the Modern British menus...

San Carlo Bottega Selfridges, Seating and view

San Carlo Bottega

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Italian

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

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 interior of Wood restaurant in Manchester showing tables set for dinner and the open plan kitchen

Wood

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Modern British

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

27El Gato Negro, the much-praised Spanish restaurant on King Street, Manchester

El Gato Negro Manchester

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Spanish

El Gato Negro is an upmarket Manc-Spanish fusion restaurant that really, really works. Originally from Yorkshire, chef Simon Shaw has...

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

La Popote

Cheshire Restaurant - French

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

Pinion

Merseyside Restaurant - Modern British

Gary Usher's north western chain of Elite Bistros these days totals six of the stripped-back but still homely restaurants, including...

8An example of the Michelin star cooking found at The Box Tree restaurant in Ilkley, Yorkshire

The Box Tree

West Yorkshire Restaurant - Modern British

While there's been a restaurant on this site for more than 50 years, owner-proprietor team Simon and Rena Gueller keep...

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...

Elite 60

Merseyside Restaurant - Global

Sitting proud in one of Hope Street's iconic Georgian Quarter buildings, Elite 60 is set over three floors: as well...

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...

On the menu at The Ivy Spinningfields, Manchester

The Ivy Manchester

Spinningfields Restaurant - British

The Ivy Manchester is an exuberant over-the-top place that’s perfect for glamming up and going out. The décor is wild...

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