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Bundobust Brewery

Greater Manchester Indian subcontinent

A real Northern success story, the second location for Bundobust in Manchester and the fourth in the family of northern-based...

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

La Bandera

Manchester City Centre Spanish

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

cosy nook in 53two manchester cafe bar

53two

Manchester City Centre Bar

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

Portuguese tapas restaurant Canto on Cutting Room Square in Manchester

Canto

Manchester City Centre Portuguese

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

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 Japanese

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

Pad Krapow Khai at Tampopo Thai Restaurant Manchester Corn Exchange

Tampopo Manchester Corn Exchange

Manchester City Centre Pan Asian

The second of their city centre venues, Tampopo Manchester Corn Exchange has the same wok-fresh East Asian menu as its...

The sunspot terrace at The Refinery - a bustling bar and restaurant on Liverpool's Hope Street.

The Refinery

Merseyside British

With Moroccan tiling, concrete flooring and filament lighting, The Refinery is certainly on-trend with its decor. This chilled-out bar and...

HOME

Manchester City Centre Global

One of Manchester’s flagship buildings, HOME is many things including cinema, theatre, art gallery and, of most interest to Confidential...

The Refuge

Manchester City Centre European

Winning small plate fusion in an iconic and glamorous setting. Housed in Manchester's iconic The Refuge Assurance Company dating back...

Inside Albert's Schloss, the Bavarian-inspired cook haus and bier palace in Manchester city centre.

Albert’s Schloss

Manchester City Centre European

Albert's Schloss is a Bavarian-inspired fun palace of extraordinary dimensions and clever design. Behind the glistening tiles of the former...

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

The Reliance

West Yorkshire Modern British

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

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

Il Forno

Merseyside Italian

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

The Anthologist Restaurant on St Peter's Square Manchester

The Anthologist

Manchester City Centre Global

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

The cheese and meat sharing board at Haunt - a recommended wine bar and coffee shop in Manchester city centre.

Haunt

Manchester City Centre European

When Peter Street lost its Caffe Nero it gained Haunt, an independent coffee shop and wine bar. Stepping inside, you...

burger fries and prosecco at Banyan manchester Corm Exchange

Banyan Corn Exchange

Manchester City Centre Global

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

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

Society

Manchester City Centre Global

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

Tampopo Thai Restaurant Manchester Albert Square

Tampopo Manchester Albert Square

Manchester City Centre Pan Asian

Tampopo Albert Square is the original venue in this Manchester-born chain from restaurateur David Fox. It was here that they...

A seafood special served at Trattoria 51 - an Italian restaurant near Liverpool ONE.

Trattoria 51 Liverpool

Merseyside Italian

Offering good-value Italian classics, Trattoria 51 is an easy option if you want a family-friendly independent close to Liverpool ONE....

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

Pier Eight Restaurant

Salford Modern British

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

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