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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...

A selection of the small plates at Voyagers, one of Liverpool's most exciting new restaurants for 2024.

Voyagers

Ropewalks Restaurant - Global

Voyagers in The Halyard Liverpool is in the league of hotel restaurants that become a destination in their own right....

Freight Island in spring / summer

Freight Island

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Global

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

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...

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.

City Wine Bar & Kitchen

Business District (Liverpool) Restaurant

Get fresh, local and honest food at City Wine Bar and Kitchen in the grade II listed ‘City Buildings’ on...

Bury Market

Bury Markets

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

Cocktail served at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Manchester

The Laureate Restaurant

Manchester Restaurant - Global

So named because of Manchester University's 25 Nobel laureates, The Laureate Restaurant is a large and luxurious space located on one of...

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...

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...

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...

Menu at The Alchemist New York Street Manchester

The Alchemist Manchester New York Street

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Global

The Alchemist on New York Street is the second of three Manchester venues and nicely turned out, with bags of...

Portland Street 358

Mossley Hill Restaurant - Global

You can have whatever flavour you fancy, as long as it's street food flavour – that's the offer at Portland...

Huge prawns at TAPA in Bollington

TAPA

Bollington Restaurant - Global

TAPA is a small plates restaurant and bar. Don’t be confused by the name; the menu may be inspired by...

Cork & Fork

Mossley Hill Restaurant - Global

There's always something going on at this bustling Allerton road wine bar, from steak night and Sunday roasts to live...

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...

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...

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

Radcliffe Market

Radcliffe Restaurant - Global

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

BOX Deansgate

Manchester City Centre Bars

BOX is all about big-screen sports, booze (including two-for-one cocktails) and blokes singing – "bandeoke" is a thing and it...

Silk Rd Heswall

Heswall Restaurant - Global

If it's one of those days when you can't put your finger on what you fancy – Thai curry or...

The outdoor bar and terrace at Alchemist Media City

The Alchemist Salford

Media City Restaurant - Global

The Alchemist at Salford Quays is the most recent of three Manchester venues and has an outdoor terrace overlooking the...

Lovelocks Coffee Shop

Liverpool City Centre Cafes

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

The terrace at The Oast House in Manchester

The Oast House

Spinningfields Restaurant - Global

From the same stable as The Botanists around town, The Oast House boasts those "famous" Hanging Kebabs and, with its...

Level 3 Lounge & Restaurant

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Global

The on-site restaurant at the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel, Level 3 offers everything from breakfast and afternoon tea, through to...

Keiths Food & Wine Bar

Lark Lane Restaurant - Global

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

Bold Street Coffee

Ropewalks Cafes

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

Ethiopian food at Kargo MKT, a food hall at Salford Quays

Kargo MKT

Salford Quays Restaurant - Global

Kargo MKT is a huge food hall in Salford Quays where 20 different street food traders ply their trade. With...

The exterior of Hope & Smoke with seats set out in the sun. This grill restaurant and bar is situated in Allerton, Liverpool.

Hope & Smoke

Mossley Hill Restaurant - Global

Hope & Smoke, an independent ‘smokehouse, bar and grill’ on Allerton Road is a local go-to for barbecue food, burgers,...

PINS Social Club

Ropewalks Restaurant - Global

As the name suggests, PINS Social Club is more than just a bar – and it's more than just a...

Enjoy drinks in the sun at The Smithfield Social in Manchester's Northern Quarter

The Smithfield Social

Northern Quarter Bars

The Smithfield Social fits in well to the Northern Quarter bar scene. It doesn’t offer anything radically different but what...

Cafe Cotton

Ancoats Cafes

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

Sixes Social Cricket | Corn Exchange

Manchester City Centre Activities

Sixes Social Cricket opened in the Corn Exchange in August 2021, bringing a different kind of sporting experience to Manchester...

Steak from Tender Cow at Mackie Mayor, a food hall in Manchester.

Mackie Mayor

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Global

Mackie Mayor is a cosmopolitan food hall located in an 1858 Grade II listed market building on the edge of...

Cafe Tabac

Ropewalks Cafes

Within spitting distance of the bombed-out church, Cafe Tabac has been rolling with the changes at the top of Bold...

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...

Man holding two burgers from Slap and Pickle in Society, Manchester city centre

Society

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Global

Located in between St Peter’s Square and The Bridgewater Hall, Society brings new life to the quiet yet elegant stretch...

Bold Street Coffee Manchester

Manchester City Centre Cafes

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

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...

A bowl of nachos from The Produce Hall in Stockport.

The Produce Hall

Stockport Town Centre Restaurant - Global

This 19th-century market building became a buzzy food hall and bar in 2019 as part of Stockport's transformation from 'crap...

Dovedale Towers

Mossley Hill Restaurant - Global

Freddie Mercury lived here for a year, in what is now the events space, and John Lennon and Paul McCartney...

Zara’s Hub

Childwall Restaurant - Global

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

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...

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...

The Alchemist Liverpool

Liverpool City Centre Restaurant - Global

Part of the chain, The Alchemist in Liverpool is settled into a Grade II-listed building in the heart of the...

Rococo Coffee House

Cavern Quarter Cafes

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

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...

The Elephant Woolton

Woolton Village Restaurant - Global

Subheading "pub and bakehouse", The Elephant is a Grade II-listed building (with sunny beer garden) in the leafy village of...

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...

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...

St Luke’s Bombed Out Church Garden Cafe & Bar

Ropewalks Bars

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

Dukes 92 Beer Garden

Dukes 92

Castlefield Bars

You'll find Dukes 92 in the dynamic district of Castlefield, just a short stumble from Deansgate and its bustling bar...

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...

Duke Street Market

Ropewalks Restaurant - Global

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

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...

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...

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...

Tempest on Tithebarn

Business District (Liverpool) Restaurant - Global

Tempest on Tithebarn is a social space filling your days from early-morning Neighbourhood Coffee and freshly baked pastries and cakes...

The Old Bell Inn

Oldham Restaurant - Global

This striking 18th-century coaching house overlooking the moors offers traditional charm and 18 bedrooms, while the brasserie restaurant has daily...

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...

A cocktail served at Wilson's Social, a cafe bar in the NQ, Manchester.

Wilson’s Social

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Global

Glass-fronted bar and restaurant Wilson's Social is part of the Selina NQ1 hostel, formerly Hatter’s. It’s a brunch, lunch and...

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...

The terrace at The Alchemist Spinningfields

The Alchemist Manchester Spinningfields

Spinningfields Restaurant - Global

The Alchemist in Spinningfields was the original of three Manchester venues and has a good-sized outdoor terrace and plenty of...

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

Maray Bold St

Ropewalks Restaurant - European

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

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...

Cosy Club | Corn Exchange

Restaurant - Global

If it's all-day eating you're after, all-day eating you'll get at Cosy Club Manchester, and as you study the menu...

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...

Vincent Cafe & Restaurant

Southport Restaurant - Global

Part of the contemporary boutique hotel of the same name, the Vincent Café & Restaurant offers a bit of everything...

Rustik

Didsbury Restaurant - Global

Open since 2015, this independent café-bar on Burton Road in the heart of West Didsbury has a cheeky Irish slant...

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...

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...

Peaberry Coffee House & Kitchen

Albert Dock Restaurant - Global

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

A 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...

107 Dining Room Merseyside

107 Dining Room

Heswall Restaurant - British

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

LEAF Smithdown Rd

Mossley Hill Restaurant - Global

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

The Corn Exchange Manchester

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Global

The historic Corn Exchange Manchester was built in 1837 and stands in what is known as the Medieval Quarter -...

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...

LEAF Bold St

Ropewalks Restaurant - Global

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

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...

Bistro Noir

Lark Lane Restaurant - Global

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

Tom Yam Monton

Eccles Restaurant - Thai

With two locations in Poynton and Monton, you’ll find an authentic Thai dining experience at Tom Yam Restaurant & Bar.

Elixir Oxton

Oxton Restaurant - Global

Promising "interesting and inspired cooking", from Wednesday through Saturday, the food at Elixir Oxton is all about good-looking small plates...

The Golden Pheasant Plumley

Knutsford Restaurant - Global

Full of character and history, The Golden Pheasant is a cosy village inn with real fires, dog-friendly sections inside, and...

LEAF West Kirby

West Kirby Restaurant - Global

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

A sandwich from Arndale Market, Manchester city centre.

Arndale Market

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Global

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

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...

14 Bar & Grill

Bootle Restaurant - Global

Sometimes, the clue is in the name and in the case of 14 Bar & Grill, the number refers to...

Bread Street Kitchen & Bar

Liverpool City Centre Restaurant - Global

The sixth Bread Street (not counting Dubai, China and Singapore) has arrived in Liverpool, but it's not all sandwiches and...

The Crafty Pig

Northern Quarter Bars

The Crafty Pig is a sociable bar on the edge of Manchester's Northern Quarter with a busy beer garden and...

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...

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...

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 Crown & Conspirator

Bramhall Restaurant - Global

South Bramhall's Crown & Conspirator is a Cheshire Pub Co gaff, so you're promised a warm welcome, an honest pint,...

Lobster Roll - Muse Uppermill

Muse

Oldham Restaurant - Global

Local favourite Muse is an urban cocktails and small plates-style place up in the hills beyond Oldham, from the same...

La Finca Eivissa

Restaurant - Spanish

Grab your glowsticks, we're going to Ibiza – La Finca Eivissa reckons to bring an authentic taste of the White...

Roxy Ball Room Rainford Square

Cavern Quarter Restaurant - Global

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

holcombe tap ramsbottom

Holcombe Tap

Ramsbottom Restaurant - Global

Holcombe Tap Bar & Kitchen, as it sometimes goes by the name of, is all about small plates. It's also...

Smoke & Mirrors

Altrincham Restaurant - Global

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

Silk Rd Liverpool

Albert Dock Restaurant - Global

If it's one of those days when you can't put your finger on what you fancy – Thai curry or...

Dakota Grill Leeds

Leeds Restaurant - Global

Smart, sophisticated and chic, with a private terrace for cocktails and alfresco brunch, being part of a fancy hotel mini-chain...

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...

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...

The Banyan Tree Restaurant Manchester

The Banyan Tree

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Global

Situated on the Castlefield-Hulme border, The Banyan Tree is a neighbourhood eatery that’s much appreciated by the people living in...

The Waggon at Birtle

Birtle Restaurant - British

Lovingly restored from, by all accounts, a wreck of a pub, The Waggon at Birtle now finds itself listed in...

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...

Black Market

Leeds Restaurant - Global

Black Market is all about serving small plates and creating contemporary takes on traditional cooking and international classics – sharing...

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...

interior at the metropolitan restaurant didsbury manchester

The Metropolitan

Didsbury Restaurant - Global

Cavernous yet cosy with its open fires, separate book-lined rooms and lots of leather sofas, wood panelling, stained glass, pot...

The Gasworks on First Street, Manchester

The Gas Works Brewbar

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Global

There’s no shortage of open kitchens on display in restaurants nowadays but few places can offer a working brewery as...

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...

The Bistro at Blackburne House

Restaurant - Global

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

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...

Off The Press

Ancoats Restaurant - Global

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

girl standing outside cafe with a tray of brownies - Nibble NQ Manchester cafe

Nibble NQ

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Global

Based in the bijou space next to Pop Boutique, this independent female owned and run café is small in size,...

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Katsouris

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Global

Katsouris is an institution, having sat in its imposing Gothic-style building on the corner of Deansgate and John Dalton Street...

Black Barrel

Restaurant - Global

Describing itself as an "unorthodox rum specialist and finger food bar", Black Barrel is a stripped floors, exposed brickwork, red...

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