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A negroni and passion star martini at Cicchetti

Cicchetti

Deansgate Restaurant - Italian

As the first San Carlo Cicchetti, the Manchester restaurant had a lot to prove on opening in 2011. Over a...

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...

San Carlo Liverpool

Cavern Quarter Restaurant - Italian

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

One of the dishes served at Kambuja in Marple - one of the few Cambodian restaurants in the North.

Kambuja

Marple Restaurant - Cambodian

Many of us are familiar with the vibrant cuisines of Vietnam and Thailand but Cambodian, or Khmer, food is still...

Steak at San Carlo - one of the Hot 50 Restaurants in Manchester for March.

San Carlo Manchester

Deansgate Restaurant - Italian

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

Beef tataki at Sora Manchester, a rooftop bar and restaurant in Malmaison Deansgate

Sora Manchester

Manchester City Centre Restaurant

Sora Manchester is a rooftop bar and restaurant serving up sushi, Pan Asian small plates and views across the city’s...

Tapas dishes at Evuna, a Spanish restaurant in Knutsford, Cheshire

Evuna Knutsford

Knutsford Restaurant

Evuna Knutsford brings together playful Spanish tapas dishes and an excellent wine offering.

Evuna Manchester NQ

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Spanish

The second city centre Evuna, open since 2013, bagsies a corner spot in the Northern Quarter that provides the outward-facing...

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.

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....

Evuna Manchester Deansgate

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Spanish

October 2003 saw the first of the four Evunas open, grabbing a prime position on Deansgate and a reputation for...

Atlas Bar

Manchester City Centre Bars

Atlas Bar is known as one of the originals of Manchester’s modern cafe-bar scene. And for its extensive collection of...

One of the best restaurants in the North West, San Carlo Alderley Edge. Cheshire.

San Carlo Alderley Edge

Alderley Edge Restaurant - Italian

The latest addition to the San Carlo family is the impressive £3 million Alderley Edge restaurant, boasting a sunlit dining...

Dakota Grill Manchester Lamb Rump

Dakota Grill Manchester

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Modern British

Dakota Grill Manchester is the work of former Malmaison owner, Ken McCollough and it is as dark-hued and handsome as...

The Halyard at Ropewalks, a hotel in Liverpool

The Halyard

Ropewalks Hotel

The Halyard is a modern 132-room hotel in the buzzing, dynamic Ropewalks area of the city. Part of the Vignette...

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L’Enclume

Cumbria Restaurant - Modern British

L'Enclume is Simon Rogan's three Michelin-starred restaurant located in the Lake District village of Cartmel, which is widely regarded as...

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.

Cibus

Levenshulme Restaurant - Italian

Once a stall at Levy Market, then a pop-up pizzeria above Fred’s Ale House, Cibus took baby steps to get...

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...

San Carlo Bottega in Selfridges, Manchester

Bottega

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Italian

With its floor-to-ceiling views over Exchange Square and chic Selfridges setting, Bottega is  a stylish spot for cocktails, lunch or...

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...

San Carlo Fiorentina, Charcuterie Platter

San Carlo Fiorentina

Hale Barns Restaurant - Italian

San Carlo Fiorentina (what the Italians call Florence) specialises in the meat dishes of Tuscany, grilled over charcoal, particularly steak,...

Cocktails served at San Carlo Fumo in Manchester city centre

Fumo

Oxford Road Restaurant - Italian

With its terrace overlooking Oxford Road and its much-photographed spiral staircase, Fumo is a favourite spot in Manchester for dinner...

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...

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...

Food at BLVD in Manchester city centre

BLVD

Spinningfields Restaurant - Global

BLVD is the place to go if you want cool cocktails and a party atmosphere with your meal. It’s a...

Bedroom at The Reach at Piccadilly, a hotel in Manchester

The Reach at Piccadilly

Piccadilly Hotel

The Reach at Piccadilly is owned by Marriott, but it's part of their Tribute Portfolio collection, so it looks more...

The Beeswing

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Mediterranean

The Beeswing is named after a tartrate sheen which forms on the surface of port and some other wines that...

Indian Tiffin Room restaurant manchester

Indian Tiffin Room Manchester

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

Known to its friends as ITR, the second of the three bright Indian Tiffin Room restaurants specialises in thalis (a...

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.

Yum Cha

Lark Lane Restaurant - Chinese

"Dim sum, roast meats and big plates" promises Yum Cha's website and the restaurant awning fluttering on Lark Lane alike...

Kebabs lined up on the barbecue at Gustum, a Turkish restaurant in Liverpool.

Gustum

Mossley Hill Restaurant - Mediterranean

Back before American barbecue joints became all the rage over here, your best bet for charcoal-seared meat on a stick...

Bruschetta at El Rincon de Rafa, a Spanish restaurant in Manchester

El Rincon de Rafa

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Spanish

This Manchester institution was a much-respected destination for Spanish food long before tapas became a common sight in the city...

Bowl of noodles at the Rice Bowl Chinese Restaurant, Manchester

The Rice Bowl

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Chinese

This family-run Chinese restaurant has history. After first setting up in Liverpool in 1955, Wing Lau moved operations to Manchester...

Hibiki

Liverpool City Centre Restaurant - Japanese

Hibiki's website encourages you to "feed your soul" and "celebrate your senses" and, if it's authentic Japanese cuisine specialising in...

tuna, salmon and yellowtail sashimi in a bowl, served with wasabi and decorated with flowers

Zumuku Sushi Bolton

Bolton Restaurant - Japanese

We heart sushi and mini-chain Zumuku Sushi serves up our favourite finger food with authentic flavours and flourishes, and even...

The sun shines into the interior of bar and bistro Polidor 68 on Lark Lane, Liverpool.

Polidor 68

Lark Lane Restaurant - Global

Named after the famous Parisian restaurant frequented by the likes of Ernest Hemingway and James Joyce, Polidor 68 aspires to...

Dishes from The Florist, Liverpool.

The Florist

Georgian Quarter Restaurant - Modern British

Located just off the Georgian Quarter on Hardman Street, The Florist is a bright and airy bar and restaurant adorned...

Erst

Ancoats Restaurant - British

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

A selection of street food dishes from Indian Affair, a restaurant in Chorlton

Indian Affair

Chorlton Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

Indian Affair is a light, bright modern restaurant in the parade of little independents opposite Chorlton Bus Station.

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...

Neon Jamon

Mossley Hill Restaurant - Spanish

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

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 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...

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...

A table laden with dishes from Mughli - one of the first Indian restaurants in Manchester to embrace street food.

Mughli

Rusholme Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

Mughli is the contemporary, social media embracing, second generation Curry Mile restaurant that paved the way for the likes of...

The team responsible for the street food magic served at Indian Tiffin Room Cheadle

Indian Tiffin Room Cheadle

Cheadle Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

Indian Tiffin Room Cheadle was one of the first local places to step away from the typical menu of the...

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 -...

Sanskruti Liverpool

Business District (Liverpool) Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

The second of these completely vegetarian and vegan restaurants (the first is in south Manchester suburb Withington), Sanskruti takes its...

Rice with a range of chutneys at Tharavadu, the popular Indian restaurant in Leeds city centre.

Tharavadu

Leeds Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

Tharavadu, an unassuming Keralan restaurant, has charmed everyone from celebrities (Andrew Lincoln, Sanju Samson) to the inspectors of the Michelin,...

Cocktail served at the Jane Eyre in Manchester

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...

Modern Indian dining at KIRA by Sunitha, a restaurant in Cheshire

KIRA by Sunitha

Bollington Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

KIRA by Sunitha is a modern Indian bistro serving small plates and sharing platters which are bursting with colour and...

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...

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,...

The famous black dahl at Dishoom Manchester

Dishoom

Spinningfields Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

Dishoom is a legend in its own lunchtime and that’s exactly how it likes things. It’s not enough to serve...

Sunset at 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...

Tiger Rock Smithdown Road

Mossley Hill Restaurant - Thai

With "south east Asian hawker food" the tagline for Tiger Rock, you can expect cheap and cheerful small plates covering...

Yukti The Art Kitchen

Old Swan Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

The first of two Yuktis, the Old Swan restaurant opened to much fanfare in 2014 and it's still pulling in...

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...

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...

Petisco

Sale Restaurant

Translating into "snack", Petisco (pronounced "pe-tea-sh-co") is much more than a bowl of nuts, serving up a variety of small...

The exterior of Trof, a restaurant and bar in the Northern Quarter.

Trof

Northern Quarter Bars

Trof was the OG Mission Mars bar in Manchester and it’s still got ‘top Manchester night out’ written all over...

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...

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...

Namii Kitchen and Cocktails is a Confidential Guides recommended Christmas party venue.

Namii Kitchen & Cocktails

Chinatown (Manchester) Restaurant - Vietnamese

It's got neon, it's got pastels, it's got faux foliage, it's got innovative cocktails and it's got Pan Asian cuisine...

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...

A dessert served at Riva restaurant and bar in Hale, Greater Manchester

Riva

Hale Restaurant - Modern British

Bringing new life to Hale village is relaxed restaurant and bar Riva, which cleverly scoops up trade from morning till...

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 –...

Sunday lunch at Diecast. Manchester City Centre.

Diecast

Piccadilly Music Venues

Diecast is a party venue and 'creative neighbourhood' five-minutes' walk from Manchester Piccadilly station.

Bundobust Manchester is best known for its vegetarian small plates and craft beers

Bundobust Leeds

Leeds Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

Bundobust Leeds is a veggie Bollywood blockbuster, best known for its small plates and beer.

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...

Thaikhun Thai Restaurant Spinningfields Manchester

Thaikhun

Spinningfields Restaurant - Thai

The original in what is now a chain of Thai streetfood venues founded by Sukhothai province-born Kim Kaewkraikhot (also behind...

Tampopo Thai Restaurant Manchester Albert Square

Tampopo Manchester Albert Square

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Pan Asian

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

28Inside the Art School, a recommended date night restaurant in Liverpool.

The Art School

Georgian Quarter 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 Alan Breakfast

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...

Chaat at Chit N Chaat

Chit ‘N’ Chaat

Rusholme Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

Chit 'N' Chaat is one of Rusholme's best-loved restaurants for Indian Street food and entrees. This small-yet-cosy eatery is the...

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...

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...

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...

The outside of The Jane Eyre Chorlton is full of character, making it the perfect neighbourhood bar and restaurant

The Jane Eyre Chorlton

Chorlton Restaurant - Modern British

The Jane Eyre Chorlton is a neighbourhood restaurant and cocktail bar on Beech Road, Chorlton’s most charming street. This offshoot...

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...

Indian food with a Scottish slant is served Roti restaurant in Sale, Greater Manchester.

Roti Sale

Sale Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

Recently name-changed from The Mall, Stanley Square (home also to the likes of Ancoats General Store's Groceries & Beer, pop-up...

Pot Kettle Black Barton Arcade

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Global

Pot Kettle Black is born out of owners Mark Flanagan and Jon Wilkin's time travelling (and playing rugby professionally) down...

Armenian Taverna & Restaurant

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Middle Eastern

Armenian is a Manchester institution and – recent cosmetic makeover aside – little has changed since it opened over half...

The Hong Kong-inspired food at Harcourts pub in Altrincham.

Harcourt

Altrincham Pubs

Harcourt is a Hong Kong-inspired pub on Altrincham's main drag, Stamford Road.

Little Leaf at One Fine Day

Liverpool City Centre Cafes

Located inside the Cotton Exchange building alongside One Fine Day, Little Leaf is a bright and airy yet cosy and...

Abyssinia Kitchen

Heswall Restaurant - African

Cooked from scratch with quality fresh ingredients and no preservatives, the dishes at Abyssinia Kitchen showcase the exotic and aromatic...

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...

Venison steak at Wood Manchester.

Wood

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Modern British

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

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...

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...

One of the dishes served at Lily's Indian Vegetarian Cuisine in Ashton-under-Lyne.

Lily’s Indian Vegetarian Cuisine

Ashton-under-Lyne Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

Lily's Indian Vegetarian Cuisine is an unassuming restaurant in Ashton-under-Lyne that happens to serve some of the best South Indian...

The casual, arty interior of The Counter House - a health-led restaurant on Cutting Room Square, Ancoats

The Counter House

Ancoats Restaurant - American

Gut-cleansing spirulina juices, turmeric scented Buddha bowls and raw vegan cookies, The Counter House menu reads like a dream list...

Tampopo Thai Restaurant Trafford Centre Manchester

Tampopo Trafford Centre

Stretford Restaurant - Pan Asian

One of the better eating options in the sprawling domed food court hell that is The Orient is Tampopo Trafford...

The Real Greek | Corn Exchange

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Mediterranean

One of two The Real Greek restaurants in Manchester (the other is at the Trafford Centre), The Corn Exchange venue...

Pad Krapow Khai at Tampopo Thai Restaurant Manchester Corn Exchange

Tampopo | Corn Exchange

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Pan Asian

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

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...

Yum Cha Manchester

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Chinese

"Dim sum, roast meats and big plates" promises purpose-built Kampus gaff Yum Cha's bespoke Insta-friendly neon sign – but there...

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...

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...

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...

Cicchetti at Gino's Sky Bar in Liverpool

Gino D’Acampo 360 Sky Bar & Terrace

Liverpool City Centre Restaurant - Italian

Situated on the 18th floor of INNSiDE by Meliá on Old Hall Street, Gino D'Acampo 360 Sky Bar and Sky...

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...

Seafood at Puccini, an Italian restaurant in Swinton, Salford

Puccini

Swinton Restaurant - Italian

Puccini has been serving up authentic Italian food to the people of Swinton since 1982, with signor Pucci at the...

The terrace at Flawd in Manchester

Flawd

Ancoats Restaurant - European

Flawd was the first permanent space for the team behind Higher Ground. Sat waterside at Islington Marina in New Islington,...

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...

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...

Beech Road's Bar San Juan is a Chorlton favourite for Spanish food and sangria

Bar San Juan

Chorlton Restaurant - Spanish

Beech Road's Bar San Juan is almost always bursting at the seams with customers. This unassuming little tapas bar is...

Ramen at Suki Suki on Deansgate, Manchester

Suki Suki

Deansgate Restaurant - Pan Asian

Suki Suki is a Pan-Asian street food bar located on Deansgate under the arches of the Great Northern Warehouse.

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...

A dish served at Campo Blanco, a tapas bar in Whitefield, Bury, Greater Manchester

Campo Blanco

Whitefield Restaurant - Spanish

Campo Blanco means "white field" in Spanish, so it comes as no surprise that this restaurant is the go-to place...

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...

A selection of mezze served at Othello's Greek Restaurant in Liverpool.

Othello’s

Gateacre Restaurant - Mediterranean

Othello’s Greek Restaurant is a local favourite thanks to its reliable Mediterranean food and quick-smart, smiley service. 

Exterior of Juice Box Didsbury, a bar and bottle shop

Juicebox Didsbury

Didsbury Bars

Juicebox is an independent wine bar and bottle shop in Didsbury (there’s another one in Manchester city centre). It’s a...

Higher Ground

Chinatown (Manchester) Restaurant - Modern British

Exciting news for foodies in Manchester as Higher Ground, the permanent restaurant from the team behind Flawd, opened its doors...

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...

Tapas at Lunya, a Catalan restaurant and deli in Liverpool.

Lunya

Liverpool City Centre Restaurant - Spanish

World-class Catalan deli and restaurant Lunya is a wonderful place to hang out, with tapas and full-bodied meals on offer....

9Pumpkin pie at Where The Light Gets In

Where the Light Gets In

Stockport Restaurant - Modern British

With no menu and esoteric wines, Where the Light Gets In doesn’t adhere to the typical fine-dining formula. But it’s...

Halloumi fries at Hafla Hafla, a restaurant on Lark Lane in Liverpool.

Hafla Hafla

Lark Lane Restaurant - Middle Eastern

Pop-up turned permanent Hafla Hafla brings Middle-Eastern inspired kebabs and small plates to the trendy bohemian drag of Lark Lane. 

a dish on the menu at Salt house liverpool tapas

Salt House Tapas

Ropewalks Restaurant - Spanish

Residing on the corner of Hanover Street sits Salt House Tapas, a modern yet ambient take on the popular Spanish...

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.

A bowl of ramen at New Wave Ramen in Manchester.

New Wave Ramen

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Japanese
Vegan ramen from Japanese restaurant Shogun Ramen and Bar in Chorlton, Manchester

Shogun Ramen and Bar

Chorlton Restaurant - Japanese

Shogun Ramen and Bar in Chorlton says it does Manchester’s cheapest ramen (from £7.99 a bowl) and we’ve no evidence...

Dessert at Linden Stores, a modern British restaurant in Knutsford

Linden Stores

Knutsford Restaurant - Modern British

Linden Stores is a small plates restaurant in Knutsford. Dishes are seasonal and sustainable and sometimes even foraged. There’s a...

Istanbul BBQ & Bistro Allerton

Allerton Restaurant - Mediterranean

Following in the footsteps of the Woolton Village branch of Istanbul, the restaurant on the vibrant Allerton Road has 70...

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...

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,...

Tiger Rock North John Street

Cavern Quarter Restaurant - Thai

With "south east Asian hawker food" the tagline for Tiger Rock, you can expect cheap and cheerful small plates covering...

Defne Turkish BBQ Restaurant

Childwall Restaurant - Mediterranean

Using the freshest veg and juiciest meats and fish, plenty of aromatic herbs and regional spices, the food of Turkey...

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...

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...

Delhi House Cafe | Corn Exchange

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

This slick 2020 addition to the Corn Exchange is determined to do something different to other contemporary Indian restaurants. And...

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...

Cheeseburger and house pickles at The Lamb of Tartary

The Lamb of Tartary

Northern Quarter Restaurant - British

The Lamb of Tartary is the latest venture from the team behind The Edinburgh Castle. It uses the same tried...

A dish from Maki & Ramen in Manchester.

Maki & Ramen

Manchester City Centre Restaurant

Born in Edinburgh and now in Glasgow and Manchester, Maki & Ramen is a high-quality, quick-eats-style place that easily holds...

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...

Brunch cocktails at Trove Levenshulme.

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...

The exterior of the Little Yang Sing, an acclaimed restaurant in Manchester's Chinatown.

Little Yang Sing

Chinatown (Manchester) Restaurant - Chinese

Cantonese and contemporary, with a relaxed feel and lots of reds and golds tucked away downstairs in otherwise bustling Chinatown,...

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...

Istanbul BBQ & Bistro Woolton

Woolton Village Restaurant - Mediterranean

Of two branches of Istanbul, the restaurant in the heart of Woolton Village is the OG, founded in 2013 with...

Etsu

Liverpool City Centre Restaurant - Japanese

When David Abe's friend flew in from Tokyo and suggested they eat out, he was astonished to hear there was...

chefs omakase platter of salmon sashimi, uramaki and nigiri

Zumuku Sushi Worsley

Worsley Restaurant - Japanese

We heart sushi and mini-chain Zumuku Sushi serves up our favourite finger food with authentic flavours and flourishes, and even...

A bowl of pho topped with fresh herbs from Viet Shack Manchester Ancoats, a recommended Vietnamese restaurant

Viet Shack Manchester Ancoats

Ancoats Restaurant - Vietnamese

Nelson Lam and Leo Tran's Viet Shack empire started with a humble takeaway stall in the Arndale Market which quickly...

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...

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...

Enjoy an alfresco drink on Saison bar's pavement terrace on Burton Road in West Didsbury

Saison

Didsbury Restaurant - British

Sister of Chorlton favourite Dulcimer, Saison is a cosy bar offering a wide range of craft beer and spirits. They...

Prestwich Social

Prestwich Restaurant - British

Prestwich Social is an all-day suburban cafe bar on Fairfax Road in Prestwich that proudly serves ethically and locally sourced...

Steak at 4 of Us, a top-rated neighbourhood restaurant in Didsbury

4 of Us

Didsbury Restaurant - European

4 of Us is a restaurant and wine shop in Didsbury serving European seasonal dishes, and with a focus on...

Madre Liverpool

Albert Dock Restaurant - Mexican

The world's greatest hand-held food is promised by Madre – tostadas, quesadillas and tacos tacos tacos. There's also all the...

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...

Inside Bacaro, the Liverpool bar that serves Venetian-inspired small plates

Bacaro

Liverpool City Centre Restaurant - European

Like the backstreet Venetian tapas places which inspired this central Liverpool bar and restaurant, there is something about Salt House...

The One O’Clock Gun

Albert Dock Bars

The One O'Clock Gun is a New York-style pub on the waterfront at Albert Docks. The name refers to a...

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...

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...

A healthy rice bowl available at Pho Liverpool: A Vietnamese restaurant on Bold Street

Pho Liverpool

Ropewalks Restaurant - Vietnamese

There are many arguments you could make against Pho Liverpool. It’s a chain restaurant on a street known for its...

One of the roof gardens at The Deansgate pub in Manchester city centre

The Deansgate

Manchester City Centre Bars

The Deansgate is a bit of a landmark pub in Manchester, having been in this spot for 200 years.

Sapporo Teppanyaki Liverpool

Chinatown (Liverpool) Restaurant - Japanese

A unique dining experience is promised at the Liverpool branch of Sapporo Teppanyaki, primarily a noodle and sushi bar, but...

Inside Madre Manchester, a contemporary Mexican restaurant near Piccadilly Station.

Madre Manchester

Gay Village Restaurant - Mexican

You'll find Manchester's Madre near KAMPUS on the Chorlton Street side of the complex. It's the kind of place you'd visit...

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...

Ramen at House of Fu Manchester, a Japanese restaurant with karaoke booths on Portland Street.

House of Fu Manchester

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Japanese

Beloved Leeds ramen hotspot House of Fu opened on Portland Street in October 2023. This Japanese restaurant and bar is...

Pasta dish from Ortica Plant Based Italian in Urmston, Greater Manchester

Ortica Italian Plant Based

Urmston Restaurant - Italian

Ortica brings the south of Italy to the south of Manchester, minus the meat and dairy. Their 100% vegan menu is...

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

The Swine That Dines

Leeds Restaurant - Modern British

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

Peaberry

Albert Dock Restaurant - Global

Describing itself as a "coffee house and kitchen", independent family-run business Peabody's does a bit of everything since first opening...

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...

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...

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...

Bagel with smoked salmon from the Cheshire Smokehouse make a great brunch at Smoke in Wilmslow

Smoke

Wilmslow Restaurant - Modern British

Smoke is a modern restaurant that’s a mix of cool design, wine bar and relaxed cafe-style menu of small plates...

La Parrilla Lark Lane

Lark Lane Restaurant - Mexican

La Parrilla Lark Lane is the third opening for a local mini-chain that has had the honour of being voted...

Food coffee cocktails at carlisi liverpool

Carlisi

Liverpool City Centre Restaurant - Italian

If it's an Aperol Spritz you're hankering after, or an authentic Sicilian blend coffee, then Carlisi, at the finance end...

Menagerie Manchester Brunch

Ménagerie

Manchester Bars

Let's get this party started... but not without lining your stomach first, fun fans. With tapas-style dishes for sharing as...

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...

Papillon

Georgian Quarter Restaurant - Global

Papillon is a quaint-looking bistro-style restaurant, complete with baby pink paintwork and pinstripe canopy to match. In fact, it looks...

The Pen Factory

Georgian Quarter Restaurant - European

The Pen Factory specialises in bistro food with a mix of main dishes and small plates for sharing. Everything is...

Pollen Bakery KAMPUS

Manchester City Centre Bakeries

Pollen Bakery began life in a Piccadilly archway before moving out to Ancoats Marina. This second Pollen, at garden neighbourhood...

Ducie Street Warehouse

Ducie Street Warehouse

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Modern British

Ducie Street Warehouse is all sorts of things, but one of those things is a restaurant. It’s an all-day affair...

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...

A cocktail served at Speak in Code - one of the best cocktail bars in Manchester

Speak In Code

Manchester City Centre Bars

Finding itself resting in the top 20 of the top 50 cocktail bars in the whole of the UK, Speak...

a table of sashimi, takoyaki octopus balls and crispy chilli squid

Zumuku Sushi Didsbury

Didsbury Restaurant - Japanese

We heart sushi and mini-chain Zumuku Sushi serves up our favourite finger food with authentic flavours and flourishes, and even...

Inside Via - a bar and club on Canal Street, Manchester

Via Manchester

Gay Village Bars

Formerly Via Fossa, generally know as just ‘Via’, this is probably the most long-standing go-to bar on the main strip...

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

Moor Hall

Aughton Restaurant - Modern British

Mark Birchall, ex-head chef at L’Enclume, is chef-patron of Moor Hall, an outstanding, two Michelin star, five AA Rosette restaurant...

Maray Dockside

Albert Dock Restaurant - Global

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

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...

Thaikhun Street Food Trafford Centre

Manchester Restaurant - Thai

Joining the Spinningfields OG in what is now a double figure chain of Thai streetfood venues founded by Sukhothai province-born...

Yukti Indian Street Fusion

Liverpool City Centre Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

The second of two Yuktis, the city centre restaurant followed the Old Swan Art Kitchen version, opening on Renshaw Street...

Cocktail at L'Aperitivo, a bar in Liverpool

L’Aperitivo

Ropewalks Bars

Modern-day Bold Street in Liverpool and Via Veneto in 1960s Rome could be an example of time-travelling city twinning.

Inside Amma's Canteen, the much-praised Indian restaurant on the edge of Chorlton

Amma’s Canteen

Chorlton Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

Passionate Keralan-Indian-Brit fusion. A great place to eat can make the back end of nowhere worth visiting - and (largely)...

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,...

Mei Dim Chinese Restaurant China Town Manchester

Mei Dim

Chinatown (Manchester) Restaurant - Chinese

Mei Dim by name, dim sum by nature. If it's the Cantonese version of small plates you're after, look no...

Tacos on the menu at Southside Tequila Joint Withington

Southside Tequila Joint

Withington Restaurant - Mexican

You know those fancy places where there's a flight of drinks matched to each food course? Well, here at Southside,...

La Vina Restaurant Spanish Manchester

La Viña

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Spanish

So much more than the "Bar y Tapas" promised by its signage, La Viña also offers a bistro menu, complete...

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.

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...

Sigiriya logo

Sigiriya

Hale Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

Vibrant colours and flavours – these are the trademarks of Sri Lankan restaurant Sigiriya, with its signature curries, traditionally prepared...

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

Il Forno

Ropewalks Restaurant - Italian

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

platter from Yara restaurant cheadle

Yara Cheadle

Cheadle Restaurant - Middle Eastern

Lebanese and Syrian restaurant Yara is not alone with its Cheadle outpost – equally popular branches can be sniffed out...

Black Market

Leeds Restaurant - Global

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

La Parrilla Waterloo

Waterloo Restaurant - Mexican

The original venue from this Liverpudlian mini-chain, La Parrilla Waterloo Road surprised us all when it opened on South Road...

cork of the north heaton moor restaurant

Cork of the North Heaton Moor

Heaton Moor Restaurant - Global

You can probably tell from the pun-tastic name that you don’t need to be a serious grape connoisseur to feel...

Interior of The Galloping Major Cheadle

The Galloping Major

Cheadle Restaurant - British

Three-course dining in the middle of the local park - lucky are the residents of Cheadle that they have The...

Guests enjoying a sunny evening in Levenshulme at The Klondyke Club social club

The Klondyke Club

Levenshulme Restaurant - British

No round-up of Levenshulme’s social spaces could exclude The Klondyke Club AKA The Levenshulme Bowling and Social Club. This century-old...

Spanish Caravan Liverpool

Ropewalks Restaurant - Spanish

Following in its original Prescot footsteps, Spanish Caravan in Ropewalks is a Mediterranean bar that offers chilled days and wild...

Shiraz BBQ

Cavern Quarter Restaurant - Middle Eastern

Taking its name from the Iranian city of arts and gardens (and not just the New World version of Syrah...

Outside dining at Porta Altrincham - a tapas restaurant recommended by Confidential Guides

Porta Altrincham

Altrincham Restaurant - European

Spanish small plates and a menu that really delivers. Porta Altrincham might be another tapas place - but this one...

Aburi served at Sushi Bar HanaMatsuri, a Confidential Guides recommended Japanese restaurant in Meanwood, Leeds

Sushi Bar HanaMatsuri

Leeds Restaurant - Japanese

Sushi Bar HanaMatsuri is a small Japanese restaurant serving authentic sushi, bento and other Japanese delicacies, to create a fine-dining...

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...

Anar Turkish BBQ Restaurant

Restaurant - Mediterranean

The clue is in the name, really, and Anar draws on the vast repertoire of the Mediterranean-meets-Middle Eastern cuisine of...

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...

La Parrilla Bold Street

Ropewalks Restaurant - Mexican

With its mariachi bands, sombreros, and cantina-style atmosphere La Parrilla Bold Street is Mexico-by-numbers - but done with such cheerful...

Black Barrel

Restaurant - Global

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

Mezze restaurant Holmfirth Spanakopita

Mezze Bar & Kitchen

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Mediterranean

Inspired by the authentic mezze of Greece and Turkey and elsewhere within a sniff of the Mediterranean Sea, Mezze Bar...

mumbai to london cafe

Mumbai to London Cafe

Tameside Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

Mumbai to London Cafe doesn’t look like much from the outside (or the inside) but don’t let that fool you;...

La Casita Restaurant Manchester Tacos

La Casita

Chorlton Restaurant - Mexican

After humble beginnings serving up traditional Mexican street food from a little stall at the markets, La Casita now has...

The charcuterie boards at The Mews - a cocktail and wine bar just off Deansgate in Manchester city centre.

The Mews

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Bar

The Mews is one of a clutch of new places to set up shop on Deansgate Mews, or ‘deli alley’...

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...

Comptoir Libanais Spinningfields Manchester Bar Seating

Comptoir Libanais

Spinningfields Restaurant - Middle Eastern

Comptoir Libanais serves up the bold flavours of Lebanon, its fresh and healthy plates providing much to tempt those following...

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...

El Nido

Woolton Village Restaurant - Spanish

The contemporary tapas at El Nido is a little different and influenced by the traditional dishes served in the Basque...

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,...

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...

The Baum Rochdale

The Baum

Rochdale Restaurant - British

Situated in Rochdale’s Toad Lane conservation area, The Baum is a traditional pub that has one foot firmly in the...

A Thai noodle dish with fresh herbs at Jarern Street Food in Bolton

Jarern Street Food

Bolton Restaurant - Thai

Jarern is a Thai word meaning prosper or grow, and this tiny place has one huge menu. The home of...

cork of the north wine bar sale restaurant

Cork of the North Sale

Sale Restaurant - Global

Cork of the North Sale smudges the line between wine merchant and wine bar even before you’ve had a glass....

Lunyalita

Albert Dock Restaurant - Spanish

Smaller and more intimate than the Liverpool One Lunya, Lunyalita overlooks the Albert Dock and is set over two storeys...

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...

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...

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...

sashimi at Sushi Marvel Restaurant Ancoats Manchester

Sushi Marvel Manchester

Ancoats Restaurant - Japanese

The clue's in the name, really, and the second Sushi Marvel (the first is based in Chorlton) serves up the...

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....

Ropes & Twines

Ropewalks Restaurant - Global

With a nod to its Ropewalks neighbourhood, Ropes & Twines is a speciality coffee shop, wine bar and even art...

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...

Zena Restaurant

Zena Restaurant

Didsbury Restaurant - Middle Eastern

If you fancy a taste of one of the oldest and healthiest cuisines in the world, head to the family-owned...

GupShup

Hale Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

GupShup serves food from across India in a setting of laid-back luxury; this is Hale, after all. The menu is...

La Cantina Tapas Dishes Stockport Heaton Moor

La Cantina

Heaton Moor Restaurant - Spanish

Stockport is not Salamanca but that doesn’t stop the wooden barrel tables outside La Cantina on Heaton Moor’s busy Shaw...

12pcs Mixed Sushi at Kyotoya Manchester

Kyotoya

Withington Restaurant - Japanese

Forget gimmicks like conveyor belts and colour-coded plates, miniature plastic fish filled with soy sauce and California rolls – if...

A dish from Zaytoon, a Lebanese restaurant in Chorlton, Manchester.

Zaytoon

Chorlton Restaurant - Middle Eastern

You'll find this authentic family-run Lebanese restaurant tucked away on the parade opposite Chorlton bus station, complete with an outdoor...

The Anatolian Grill is a Mediterranean restaurant in Prestwich, Greater Manchester.

Anatolian Grill

Prestwich Restaurant - Mediterranean

This modern Turkish restaurant and wine bar promises "a rich tapestry of tastes", and the selection of hot and cold...

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...

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...

Blue cheese and walnuts with a glass of wine, padron peppers at Porta Salford

Porta Salford

Salford Restaurant - Spanish

Following successes in Chester and Altrincham, this Porta opened its doors in late 2018, bringing a taste of Spain to...

Blue Sakura

Leeds Restaurant - Japanese

Resplendent in the sakura cherry blossoms of its name (albeit faux flora), Blue Sakura brings "Asian-inspired magic" to Leeds via...

An example of the Moroccan Menu at So Marrakech Altrincham

So Marrakech

Altrincham Restaurant - African

As well as homewares and style items, concept store So Marrakech has a daytime café, offering a taste of Morocco...

Yuet Ben Liverpool

Chinatown (Liverpool) Restaurant - Chinese

Translating as "welcome honoured guest", the Yuet Ben is the oldest Chinese restaurant in Liverpool, setting up shop in 1968...

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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...

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...

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...

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