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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 exterior of The Hinchcliffe Arms - a country pub in Hebden Bridge led by chef Robert Owen Brown

The Hinchliffe Arms

West Yorkshire Restaurant - British

The Hinchliffe Arms delivers full-on British food with flair and imagination. Putting the goodness of earth, river and sea on...

Wrights Fish & Chip Shop

Greater Manchester Restaurant - British

This neon-lit, old-school tiled chippy on Cross Street is owned by local couple Trisha and Marcus and has plenty of...

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...

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...

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...

The Three Fishes - Restaurant Exterior

The Three Fishes

Lancashire Restaurant - British

The Three Fishes at Mitton is in the heart of the beautiful Ribble Valley in Lancashire. Expect an immaculate whitewashed...

Cibus

Levenshulme Restaurant - Italian

Ah, those awkward encounters when you bump into someone at a party and can't recall their name or where you...

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

The Swine That Dines

West Yorkshire Restaurant - Modern British

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

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

Freemasons at Wiswell

Lancashire Restaurant - British

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

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...

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

The White Swan at Fence

Lancashire Restaurant - British

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

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...

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,...

Outdoor terrace seating at One 88 Kitchen & Bar in Whitefield, owned by chef-patron David Gale.

One 88 Kitchen & Bar

Whitefield Restaurant - British

Spot-on bistro food in the 'burbs by a steady hand is what you'll find at One 88 Kitchen & Bar....

The Ugly Duckling

Bowdon Restaurant - Modern British

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

The Angel at Hetton

North Yorkshire Restaurant - British

One of the stars of TV’s The Trip with Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan - and awarded a Michelin star...

La Chouquette

Didsbury Restaurant - French

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

Burgerism at Escape to Freight Island

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - American

Starting life in a pick-up-only kitchen just off West Ashton St and Eccles New Road in Salford, Burgerism’s “lean, mean...

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...

Inside the Eagle & Child in Ramsbottom with its views of the Lancashire moors

Eagle & Child

Ramsbottom Restaurant - British

The Eagle & Child is famous for offering excellent Sunday lunches and award-winning pub grub in the hills above Manchester.

Mamucium Fine Dining Manchester

Mamucium

Greater Manchester Restaurant - British

Mamucium is headed up by Chef Andrew Green, formerly of The Lowry Hotel. It may be a hotel restaurant but...

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

Parker’s Arms

Lancashire Restaurant - European

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

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...

One of the gourmet kebabs served at One Star Doner Bar in Manchester's Escape to Freight Island.

One Star Doner Bar at Escape to Freight Island

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - European

Doner kebabs from a Michelin star chef. Street food stall One Star Doner Bar from acclaimed Birmingham chef Brad Carter...

Tables set up outside the bright yellow Chippy on Burton Road - one of the classiest fish and chip shops in Greater Manchester

The Chippy on Burton Road

Didsbury Restaurant - British

The Chippy on Burton Road might be the classiest fish and chip shop in Greater Manchester. Alongside their sustainably sourced...

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...

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...

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...

Procaffeinated

Salford Restaurant - European

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

One of the dishes served at Aiden Byrne's gastropub The Church Green in Lymm, Cheshire

The Church Green

Cheshire Restaurant - British

The Church Green is Aiden Byrne's countryside pub where excellent meat comes as standard. Fifty ounce tomahawk, for example, and...

Yellowhammer

Stockport Restaurant - European

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

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...

Panoramic 34

Merseyside Restaurant - Modern British

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

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,...

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...

The Italian Club

Merseyside Restaurant - Italian

Tracing their roots back to the mountain village of Picinisco, high in the Apennines below Rome, and Puglia in the...

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...

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...

One of the meat dishes served at The Lime Tree in West Didsbury: a Confidential Guides recommended restaurant

The Lime Tree

Didsbury Restaurant - British

The restaurant business is a fickle beast, so the fact that The Lime Tree has been going strong now for...

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...

18One of the dishes served at Lake Road Kitchen, the acclaimed restaurant in Ambleside in The Lake District.

Lake Road Kitchen

Cumbria Restaurant - European

A wild-maned toddler of a restaurant, bound for great things, Lake Road Kitchen is an exciting place to eat. The...

On the menu at Three Little Words, Manchester

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...

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...

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

Barbakan Deli

Chorlton Restaurant - European

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

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...

The unusual art installations at Motley Restaurant Manchester

Motley

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Global

Located on the ground floor of YOTEL on Manchester’s bustling Deansgate, Motley’s antipodean-style menu ticks all the modern boxes with...

Ate Days A Week

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - British

If it's a pie you're after, and especially a pie with a punning name, then you've come to the right...

Colleen’s

Ramsbottom Restaurant - Modern British

With its plush velvet chairs and cushions and pink and green hues du jour, Colleen's cuts a smart jib on...

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...

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....

Portuguese tapas restaurant Canto on Cutting Room Square in Manchester

Canto

Ancoats Restaurant - Portuguese

Canto is a Modern Portuguese restaurant from Simon Shaw, the creative director behind the consistently brilliant El Gato Negro on...

One of the dishes served at Toast Altrincham, a Confidential Guides' recommended cafe

Toast Altrincham

Altrincham Restaurant - Modern British

As Nigel Slater once said, 'No matter how bad things get, it's impossible not to love someone who made you...

Exterior of the Strawbury Duck, a traditional country pub with rooms in Entwistle, Bolton

The Strawbury Duck

Bolton Restaurant - British

The Strawbury Duck is a traditional country pub near Entwistle reservoir with a solid reputation amongst Boltonians for its home-cooked...

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.

Figs take centre stage in this dish from Erst restaurant in Ancoats.

Erst

Ancoats Restaurant - British

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

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.

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

Vibe Cafe

Merseyside Restaurant - Vegan

The Vibe serves cheery vegan food that will light up your Instagram feed and fill your belly. Known for its...

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...

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...

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...

7 Steps

West Yorkshire Restaurant - British

Rustling up accomplished modern-meets-traditional dishes using good-quality locally sourced ingredients while also serving local ales (as well as the mixologists'...

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

Trove Manchester

Ancoats Restaurant - European

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

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...

12Inspired British cooking as served at Home restaurant in Leeds city centre.

Home

West Yorkshire Restaurant - Modern British

Home in Leeds is the brainchild of MasterChef finalist Liz Cottam, and business partner Mark Owens, formerly head chef at...

The almond milk porridge served at Ezra & Gil Peter Street - a coffee shop and brunch place in Manchester city centre.

Ezra and Gil Peter Street

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Coffee

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

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...

Levy Market

Levenshulme Restaurant - Global

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

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

Another Heart To Feed Didsbury

Didsbury Restaurant - European

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

Liverpool's popular deli and restaurant Delifonseca on Brunswick Dock

Delifonseca

Merseyside Restaurant - European

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

Lovelocks Coffee Shop

Merseyside Restaurant - Global

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

One of the brunch options served at Thyme Out - a licensed cafe in Didsbury, Manchester

Thyme Out

Didsbury Restaurant - European

A stalwart of the Didsbury cafe scene, Thyme Out has been going strong since 2006. Locals rave about the brunch...

California Coffee and Wine Altrincham Tacos

California Coffee & Wine

Altrincham Restaurant - American

California Coffee & Wine is a ray of SoCal sunshine. The Cal-Mex flavours served up are fresher and sharper than...

The Goods In

Prestwich Restaurant

Just across the road from the Heaton Park tram stop is The Goods In, a newbie cafe-bar from the team...

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...

Takk Oxford Road

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - European

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

Cafe Sanjuan

Stockport Restaurant - South American

Serving a unique Caribbean-Colombian combo, Cafe Sanjuan is the creation of Luis Felipe Sanjuan, who hails from Barranquilla, a bustling...

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...

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

The Ink in the Well

Merseyside Restaurant - Global

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

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

Takk Northern Quarter

Northern Quarter Restaurant - European

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

Hipping Hall, the restaurant with rooms in Kirkby Lonsdale, has stacked up the awards and mentions over the years.

Hipping Hall

Lancashire Restaurant - Modern British

Since opening in 2005, Hipping Hall has become one of the most luxurious places to eat in the North (and...

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The Moorcock Inn

West Yorkshire Restaurant - Modern British

An astonishing arrival on the Northern culinary scene, The Moorcock Inn serves foraged and regional ingredients in thrilling configurations, catching...

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...

Maray Dockside

Merseyside Restaurant - Global

Inspired by Paris's Le Marais quarter, Tom, Dom and James opened the doors to the first Maray, on bustling Bold...

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...

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...

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

Trove Levenshulme

Levenshulme Restaurant - European

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

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

Hanover Street Social

Merseyside Restaurant - Global

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

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...

arlos cafe bar manchester northern quarter

Arlo’s

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Global

Arlo's Insta bio is quite upfront: "coffee deli wine." Three of the few words we have underlined in our well-thumbed...

Flawd

Ancoats Restaurant - European

Flawd is the first permanent space for the team behind the Higher Ground pop-ups including at The Bungalow in Manchester’s...

The leafy interior at Street Urchin Restaurant, Manchester

Street Urchin

Ancoats Restaurant - Modern British

For Street Urchin, think less about raggedy kids hanging about Victorian mills (although it is on the edge of Ancoats)...

Neon Jamon

Merseyside Restaurant - Spanish

Bringing a taste of Spain to Smithdown Road, Neon Jamon imports ideas and ingredients from Catalonia, the Basque country and...

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...

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...

The Italian Club Fish

Merseyside Restaurant - Italian

Rosaria Crolla's family left the mountain village of Picinisco to the south of Rome for Glasgow, setting up fish and...

Chef's Table in Chester is the brainchild of local chef Liam McKay

Chef’s Table

Cheshire Restaurant - European

This independent, 30-cover restaurant in Chester is the brainchild of local chef Liam McKay. Sourcing is a priority at Chef's...

Broadley’s

West Yorkshire Restaurant - Global

It might be part of a mini shopping complex, but family-run Broadley's bistro has a sunny outdoor terrace for eating...

Kassap Meat House

Merseyside Restaurant - Mediterranean

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

Maray Allerton Road

Merseyside Restaurant - Global

Inspired by Paris's Le Marais quarter, Tom, Dom and James opened the doors to the first Maray, on bustling Bold...

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...

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...

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

Maray Bold St

Merseyside 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 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.

Fuzion Noodle Bar Fallowfield Manchester

Fuzion Noodle Bar

Fallowfield Restaurant - Pan Asian

Set up by Arthur and Carol Wong in 2003 and still going strong, Fuzion was one of the first independent...

Pollen Bakery KAMPUS

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - European

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

Common Ground in Altrincham is an artisan cafe serving specialty coffee, brunch and lunch

Common Ground

Altrincham Restaurant - European

An artisan tea and coffee house for people who know the difference between Aeropress, Batch Brew and V60, and no,...

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...

TNQ Northern Quarter, Manchester

TNQ

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Modern British

This unassuming, independent restaurant overlooking the historic Smithfield Fish Market is a stalwart of the Northern Quarter's dining scene. Co-owner...

Classic fish and chips at Fosters in Alderley Edge - eat in their cafe or order to takeaway.

Fosters Fish & Chips Alderley Edge

Cheshire Restaurant - British

Fosters Fish & Chips is an award-winning chippy in Alderley Edge that also has a branch in Bramhall. Expect cod...

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...

Cowshed

Merseyside Restaurant - British

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

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...

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

Spire

Merseyside 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.

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...

chocolate slattery manchester

Slattery

Whitefield Restaurant - British

Much like Betty’s in Harrogate, a trip to Slattery in Whitefield can be a day out in its own right....

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...

One of the dishes served at The White Rabbit - a fine-dining restaurant in Todmorden, West Yorkshire

The White Rabbit

West Yorkshire Restaurant - Modern British

There’s a playfulness about the food and decor at The White Rabbit, a tiny fine-dining bolthole in a Yorkshire border...

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

The Jane Eyre

Ancoats Restaurant - British

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

Cakes on display on the counter at Nordie Bar in Levenshulme.

Nordie Bar

Levenshulme Restaurant - European

Nordie Bar is a dog-friendly neighbourhood bar with a focus on coffee, craft beer and cocktails.

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...

Sea bass ceviche as served at Restaurant Bar & Grill Liverpool on Brunswick Street

The Restaurant Bar & Grill Liverpool

Merseyside Restaurant - Global

With its six foot chandelier and gold leaf ceiling Restaurant Bar & Grill Liverpool is one of the city’s most...

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...

People dining at The Pen Factory in Liverpool: a Confidential Guides recommended restaurant

The Pen Factory

Merseyside Restaurant - Mediterranean

The Pen Factory specialises in the kind of Middle East-meets-Spanish creations you’ll find at Volta or The Refuge in Manchester,...

107 Dining Room Merseyside

107 Dining Room

Merseyside Restaurant - British

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

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...

Fish, chips and mushy peas from Tommy's Fish & Chip Shop in Heywood, Greater Manchester

Tommy’s Fish & Chip Shop

Greater Manchester Restaurant - British

With regular queues out the door and an army of locals who swear by it, Tommy’s in Heywood comes fiercely...

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...

The colourful interior of Station Hop bar on Stockport Road in Levenshulme, Manchester

Station Hop

Levenshulme Restaurant - British

Another CAMRA award-winning boozer on Stockport Road to add to Levenshulme’s enviable drinking scene. Station Hop is a gorgeous, colourful...

Churrasco Steakhouse

Merseyside Restaurant - South American

At the point Lark Lane tips out onto busy Aigburth Road, you'll find one of Liverpool’s best churrascaria, the cosy...

The exterior of Isca in Levenshulme, which specialises in natural wines and organic food

Isca

Levenshulme Restaurant - British

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

The Italian Club Bakery

Merseyside Restaurant - Italian

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

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...

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

Inspire Cafe

Levenshulme Restaurant - British

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

Potion at Afflecks

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Global

Calling itself "earth friendly", it's all about local sourcing and also kitchen sorcery at Affleck's Potion, run as it is...

One of the dishes served at Andrew Nutter's gastropub Bird At Birtle, on the edge of the Lancashire moors

Bird At Birtle

Birtle Restaurant - British

The big, first-floor window at the rear of Andrew Nutter's Bird At Birtle frames the moors – and this gastropub,...

The Workshop

Merseyside 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 interior of Gimbals restaurant in Sowerby Bridge soars beyond quirky.

Gimbals

West Yorkshire Restaurant - European

For years, Gimbals was a mesmerising neighbourhood bistro with a good reputation. Run by talented husband-and-wife team Simon and Janet...

Croissants fresh from the oven at Pollen Bakery - an award-winning bakery and cafe in New Islington, Manchester

Pollen Bakery

Greater Manchester Restaurant - European

After an initial stint tucked away in an archway near Piccadilly, this airy bakery and cafe moved to a spot...

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...

Inside Elnecot, one of the new generation of restaurants 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...

Barnacle

Merseyside Restaurant - Modern British

On the mezzanine at Duke Street Market clings "intimate Scouse brasserie" Barnacle, serving modern dishes and championing regional food; the...

Inside the bustling Market House Indoor Food Hall in Altrincham, Greater Manchester.

Market House Indoor Food Hall

Greater Manchester Restaurant

Setting a precedent for the likes of Mackie Mayor and Stockport Produce Hall, many have hailed the revamping of the...

One of the dishes served at The Reliance in Leeds city centre: A Confidential Guides recommended restaurant

The Reliance

West Yorkshire Restaurant - Modern British

Head to The Reliance for Modern British dishes and homemade charcuterie in a relaxed dining room and pub, with craft...

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 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...

Skaus

Merseyside Restaurant - Scandi

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

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,...

Our Neighbourhood Bar

Didsbury Restaurant - Italian

Our NeighBourhood Bar in Didsbury is perfectly placed for forays in to Manchester’s most popular suburb right next to the...

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

Society

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Global

Does Manchester need another hipsterish food hall? Probably not. But do we want one? Judging from the peak-time busyness of...

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