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Lamb Laziz at Zouk, Manchester

Zouk

Oxford Road Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

Zouk specialises in 'apna' - home-style cooking shot through with colour and heat from the spices and herbs. In recent...

Opera Grill

Chester Restaurant - Global

Housed in a Grade II Listed building with a neo-classical facade, Chester's Opera Grill is a grand, 400-seater restaurant from...

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Rogan & Co.

Cumbria Restaurant - Modern British

Situated in an atmospheric 14th-century building beside the pretty River Eea in Cartmel, Rogan & Co is the home of...

Roast dinner and a pint at 11 Central in Mediacity Manchester.

11 Central

Salford Quays Bars

11 Central is another venture for Seven Bro7hers, only this time their Sis4ers are on board too so the bar...

Malmaison Liverpool Bar & Grill

Princes Dock Restaurant - American

Malmaison Liverpool Bar & Grill is much more than just another soulless hotel restaurant. With its dockside location and terrace,...

Malmaison Deansgate Bar & Grill

Manchester City Centre Restaurant

Malmaison Deansgate Bar & Grill is a confident operation with prime grass-fed British beef and popular classics. The menu veers...

Piccolino Didsbury

Didsbury Restaurant - Italian

With its large alfresco terrace, complete with a fully retractable roof, Piccolino Didsbury is perfectly located for an Aperol Spritz...

The Bells of Peover, a country pub in Cheshire, just south of Knutsford

The Bells of Peover

Knutsford Restaurant

There's a story behind the American and British flags that fly over the entrance to The Bells of Peover, a...

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.

Malmaison Liverpool

Princes Dock Hotel

Malmaison Liverpool is a dockside delight. This boutique hotel offers stunning views across the city, and cool, characterful rooms and...

The Vicarage, a hotel and restaurant in Cheshire

The Vicarage

Holmes Chapel Hotel

The Vicarage sits on the banks of the River Dane, in Cranage, a village on the edge of Holmes Chapel....

Piccolino Liverpool burrata salad

Piccolino Liverpool

Cavern Quarter Restaurant - Italian

Piccolino Liverpool is located in a particularly grand building on Cook Street with a small but perfectly-formed terrace at the...

Piccolino Knutsford

Knutsford Restaurant - Italian

Piccolino Knutsford fits in perfectly with the Italianate villas and chic shops of this quirky Cheshire town. Situated on the...

The Restaurant Bar & Grill Liverpool

Liverpool City Centre Restaurant - Global

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

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...

City Wine Bar & Kitchen

Business District (Liverpool) Restaurant

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

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...

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...

Bar at Gusto Manchester

Gusto Italian Manchester

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Italian

Gusto Italian Manchester may be the jewel in ever-expanding chain’s crown, even if the menu is the same everywhere from...

Cocktails at Frederiks in Liverpool

Frederiks

Georgian Quarter Restaurant - American

One of the buzziest spots in the Georgian Quarter, Frederiks models itself on the neighbourhood bars of Brooklyn. Think casual...

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,...

Grand Pacific - one of the most romantic restaurants in Manchester for Valentine's Day.

Grand Pacific

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Pan Asian

Grand Pacific is the work of Living Ventures and it easily outshines its sibling venues in terms of pure glamour....

The terrace at Piccolino Hale

Piccolino Hale

Hale Restaurant - Italian

There’s no shortage of reliably good restaurants in the Hale-Altrincham-Bowden triangle, and Piccolino Hale is up there with the best...

Steak at Gaucho

Gaucho Manchester

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - South American

For many people, Argentinian restaurant Gaucho Manchester is the destination in the city for very good steak paired with very...

Sunday lunch at Peaky Blinders bar in Manchester

Peaky Blinders

Manchester City Centre Bars

Peaky Blinders is a cocktail bar and pub with food which pays homage to the hit TV series starring Cillian...

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...

The Elephant Woolton

Woolton Village Restaurant - Global

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

Food at Smuggler's Cove, a restaurant on Albert Dock in Liverpool

The Smugglers Cove

Albert Dock Restaurant

The Smugglers Cove is a themed bar and restaurant on Liverpool’s Albert Dock. There are maps, wooden apothecary cabinets and...

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...

Zara’s Hub

Childwall Restaurant - Global

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

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...

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...

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...

Sheldrakes

Heswall Restaurant - Mediterranean

Sat on the banks of the River Dee in rustic Lower Heswall, Sheldrakes was a sailing club until the river...

Sitting in the sun outside Pippin's Corner - a cafe on Lark Lane, Liverpool

Pippin’s Corner

Lark Lane Restaurant - European

Pippin’s Corner is a charming, family-friendly cafe-bistro that makes the most of its handsome corner spot on Lark Lane. Head...

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

Alderley Edge Hotel

Alderley Edge Restaurant - Modern British

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

Hake at The Lime Tree Bollington, a restaurant in Cheshire

The Lime Tree Bollington

Bollington Restaurant - Modern British

The Lime Tree Bollington is the sister restaurant of the acclaimed Lime Tree restaurant in Didsbury. It focuses on quality...

A cocktail at Panoramic 34 in Liverpool city centre.

Panoramic 34

Business District (Liverpool) Restaurant - Modern British

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

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...

One of the dishes served at Sticky Walnut in Hoole near Chester

Sticky Walnut

Chester Restaurant - European

Located in Hoole, just outside Chester, this contemporary bistro falls under the Elite Bistros empire of chef-turned-restaurateur, Gary Usher. Having...

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...

The Angel at Hetton

Skipton Restaurant - British

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

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

Freemasons at Wiswell

Clitheroe Restaurant - British

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

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...

Cocktails at the Fox & Barrel

Fox & Barrel

Tarporley Restaurant - British

The Fox & Barrel is a traditional Cheshire country pub with seasonal food, a good wine list and some very...

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...

A dish at The Waterside restaurant, Monton

The Waterside

Eccles Restaurant - British

The Waterside restaurant moved to its current location in the beautiful village of Monton in 2007 and has become a...

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...

Pot Kettle Black Angel Gardens

Green Quarter Restaurant - Global

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

HOME Restaurant

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Global

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

Gorilla

Greater Manchester Bars

Gorilla is tucked under a railway arch, it has a slightly industrial vibe but it’s comfortable for all that. The...

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...

The Old Bell Inn

Oldham Restaurant - Global

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

Bread Street Kitchen & Bar

Liverpool City Centre Restaurant - Global

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

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

The Smithfield Social

Northern Quarter Bars

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

Dessert at Bacchus, a restaurant in Prestbury

Bacchus

Prestbury Restaurant - British

The Old Stables

Allerton Restaurant - Global

The old stable block of the leafy Allerton Manor estate is now a family-friendly restaurant offering British classics, Sunday roasts...

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

Parker’s Arms

Clitheroe Restaurant - European

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

The Rope & Anchor

Altrincham Restaurant - Global

Rescued from the rural pub doldrums a few years back, Dunham Massey's The Rope & Anchor, close to Bowdon, Hale...

Watch The Euros on the big screen at the Lawn Club in Spinningfields, Manchester

The Lawn Club

Spinningfields Bars

The Lawn Club is a summery Spinningfields paradise with lots of outdoor space and fantastic cocktails. It’s also a winter...

Pancake stack? Victors Alderely Edge is just one of the entries in our ten best brunch spots in Cheshire list.

Victors Alderley Edge

Alderley Edge Restaurant - Pan Asian

Victors Alderley Edge is a wisteria-clad restaurant that’s perfect for people-watching. It’s relaxed but in a very glamorous, high-end way...

A burger topped with cheese and pulled pork at Three Piggies - a casual dining place on Allerton Road, Liverpool

Three Piggies Alehouse & Canteen

Mossley Hill Restaurant - Global

The Three Piggies Alehouse & Canteen looks like a transplant from a Cornish surfer town with its flaking driftwood walls,...

Kala Bistro Cod Loin

Kala Bistro

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Modern British

Kala describes itself as a humble bistro but humility is not usually a word associated with Gary Usher, the chef...

Bistro Noir

Lark Lane Restaurant - Global

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

Bouchon

Liverpool City Centre Restaurant - French

"Bistro de luxe and bar" says the strapline of Bouchon, and the Parisian patio furniture and interiors resplendent in marble...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Terrace at Upstairs at the Grill, a steak restaurant in Chester

Upstairs at the Grill

Chester Restaurant - American

Upstairs at the Grill is a class act. It brings together the polish of a swish Manhattan steakhouse with a...

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...

Love Lane Brewery

Baltic Triangle Restaurant - Global

The name Love Lane Brewery comes from the craft beer, first brewed in a converted railway arch at Liverpool’s Love...

Truffled chicken kiev at The Dysart Arms

The Dysart Arms

Tarporley Restaurant - British

The Dysart Arms has roaring fires, antique prints, higgledy-piggledy bookshelves kind of look while being quite light and airy at...

The Golden Pheasant Plumley

Knutsford Restaurant - Global

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

A burger from Born Up North, otherwise known as BUN, in Heswall on the Wirral, Merseyside

Born Up North

Heswall Restaurant

Born Up North is known as bun. Makes sense. This Heswall eatery is a relaxed affair where it’s (almost) all...

Elixir Oxton

Oxton Restaurant - Global

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

The opulent and moody atmosphere of Maya in Manchester

Maya

Gay Village Restaurant - French

Maya is the eagerly-awaited fine dining restaurant from Gabe Lea, a local Chef with an impressive CV including stints at...

Schnitzel and duck egg at Medlock Canteen in Manchester

Medlock Canteen

Deansgate Restaurant - French

Medlock Canteen is an informal all-day place but despite its casual name, it’s a quality food spot. The menu is...

Vincent Cafe & Restaurant

Southport Restaurant - Global

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

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

Nova

Heswall Restaurant - Modern British

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

Kids making pizza at Gusto

Gusto Italian Liverpool

Albert Dock Restaurant - Italian

With views of the water and a menu that should have something for pretty much everyone, Gusto Liverpool is a...

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...

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 exterior of Sam's Chop House - a Victorian-style British pub and restaurant in Manchester city centre

Sam’s Chop House

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - British

The acclaimed and atmospheric Sam's Chop House serves British classics from a kitchen where flavour is king. Part of the...

Cocktails in the beer garden tucked away at the back of Electrik in Chorlton

Electrik

Chorlton Restaurant - Italian

Elektrik is an award-winning independent bar with great coffee and a wide selection of beer, wine and cocktails. They offer...

The Didsbury

Didsbury Restaurant

The Didsbury pub is a hidden gem in the heart of South Manchester. With its picturesque location on the former...

Roast dinner at Groobarbs Wild Farm & Field Kitchen in Knutsford, Cheshire

Groobarb’s Wild Farm & Field Kitchen

Knutsford Restaurant - Modern British

Groobarbs Wild Farm & Field Kitchen comes from the brains behind Groobox; a Cheshire-based fruit and veg delivery box service....

Chicken musakhan on homemade taboon as served at Gladstone Barber & Bistro - a recommended place to eat in Stalybridge, Greater Manchester.

Gladstone Barber & Bistro

Stalybridge Restaurant - Middle Eastern

Nobody goes to the barbers expecting a roast dinner, or for that matter, a feast of home-style Palestinian food. Unless...

Seafood sharing platter at The Swan Inn in Cheshire

The Swan Inn

Kettleshulme Pubs

The Swan Inn is a beautiful whitewashed pub in the Cheshire countryside with a reputation for excellent fish and seafood...

The homely interior of The Roebuck Inn in Mobberley, Cheshire

The Roebuck Inn

Mobberley Restaurant - British

Multi-award-winning pub in the Cheshire countryside. Winner of countless ‘best pub’ awards, and established in 1708, the latest incarnation of...

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

The Deansgate

Manchester City Centre Pubs

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

Wine and Wallop Prestwich

Prestwich Restaurant - Global

Coffee, cake, cocktail hour – whatever you're after, the Wine and Wallop bar and cafe stable can help, and with...

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...

Masons

Spinningfields Restaurant - Modern British

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

Food and beer at The Church Inn, a country pub in Cheshire

The Church Inn

Mobberley Restaurant - British

The Church Inn is a gorgeous country pub with a big reputation. The food and drink lives up to its...

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...

Outside the Irish World Heritage Centre in Cheetham Hill, Manchester.

Irish World Heritage Centre

Cheetham Hill Music Venues

The Irish World Heritage Centre (IWHC) in Cheetham Hill is a social and cultural hub for Manchester’s Irish community.

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...

Inside Hispi bistro in Didsbury - one of Confidential Guides' recommended Manchester restaurants.

Hispi

Didsbury Restaurant - European

Hispi is, quite simply, a great bistro. Fifth in a growing chain of restaurants conceived by Gary Usher, the concept...

Pinion

Prescot 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...

The Drunken Duck in the Lake District

The Drunken Duck Inn

Ambleside Pubs

The Drunken Duck Inn is a country pub in the heart of the Lake District but out of the way...

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...

Food at The Fishpool Inn

The Fishpool Inn

Northwich Restaurant - British

The Fishpool Inn is just on the edge of Delamere Forest. Walk up an appetite and then tuck in to...

The Firehouse

Ancoats Restaurant - Global

Found in the former E & A Auto Services garage depot on Swan Street, Firehouse is the sister restaurant to...

Outside The Pheasant Inn in Cheshire

The Pheasant Inn

Tattenhall Restaurant - British

The Pheasant Inn is a cut above when it comes to country pubs. Enjoy a drink in the sunshine looking...

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.

Derbyshire duck at The Merchant's Yard, a restaurant with rooms in Tideswell

The Merchant’s Yard

Tideswell Restaurant - British

The Merchant’s Yard is a restaurant with rooms in the picturesque Peak District village of Tideswell. It’s smart but unstuffy,...

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Hawksmoor

Spinningfields Restaurant - British

The first Hawksmoor steakhouse outside of London opened on Deansgate in 2015 and is a confident affair. Well sourced steak...

Thomas Rigby’s

Cavern Quarter Restaurant - Global

Of humble beginnings, Alderman Thomas Rigby came to Liverpool in 1830 – a wine and spirits dealer, he made quite...

The Marble Arch pub in Manchester's Northern Quarter

The Marble Arch

Manchester City Centre Pubs

George Orwell may have named his ideal (and imaginary) pub The Moon Under Water but Wetherspoons on Deansgate was not...

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...

Pappardelle al ragu’ bianco di agnello e crema ai funghi

Vero Moderno

Salford Restaurant - Italian

Another fab addition to the clutch of good, independent Italian restaurants in the city is Vero Moderno. Situated on the...

Outside The Cholmondeley Arms

The Cholmondeley Arms

Malpas Restaurant - British

The Cholmondeley Arms, or 'The Chum' as it’s known, is a country estate pub that’s as welcoming for four-legged furry...

Keiths Food & Wine Bar

Lark Lane Restaurant - Global

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

19One of the dishes served at Wreckfish, a recommended restaurant in Liverpool city centre

Wreck Bistro

Ropewalks Restaurant - Modern British

Liverpool seems like an appropriate place for a restaurant funded by the people. Wreck Bistro was financed by 1,522 enthusiasts...

A dish served at Owen's Kitchen and Bar in Urmston, Trafford.

Owen’s Kitchen and Bar

Urmston Restaurant - Global

2023 new opening Owen’s Kitchen and Bar has fast become part of the furniture in Urmston, almost like it was...

Heft restaurant building

Heft

Cumbria Restaurant - British

Awarded with a Michelin star in 2023, Heft is the brainchild of chef, Kevin Tickle and his wife, Nicola.

The Swettenham Arms

The Swettenham Arms

Congleton Restaurant

The Swettenham Arms is in an idyllic location, right next to the Lovell Quinta Aboretum. The pub even has its...

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...

One of the pizzas served on the terrace at Gusto Heswall, a recommended Italian restaurant.

Gusto Italian Heswall

Heswall Restaurant - Italian

With its sunspot terrace and twinkly olive grove interior, Gusto’s Heswall branch lives up to the chain’s reputation for making...

One of the burgers served at Ma Boyles - a pub and restaurant near Albert Dock in Liverpool city centre.

Ma Boyles

Business District (Liverpool) Restaurant - Global

Ma Boyles, a self-described 'ale house and eatery', has been around in various guises since the mid 19th century. As...

Pub tables outside The Windmill, looking out on open countryside near Macclesfield

The Windmill

Whiteley Green Pubs

The Windmill is a country pub with beautiful views and traditional British food that is definitely on the gastro end...

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...

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...

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

The Cartford Inn

Preston Restaurant - British

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

The bar at Piccolino Grande Wilmslow, an Italian restaurant in Cheshire

Piccolino Grande Wilmslow

Wilmslow Restaurant - Italian

Piccolino Grande Wilmslow is an elegant and glamorous restaurant with an airy open-plan design, a Tuscan terrace and luxurious furnishings....

The Greyhound Ashley

Altrincham Restaurant - Global

This cosy country-style pub with ample outside space to enjoy a sunny pint or two is part of the JW...

Vegetarian Sunday lunch at The Egg Vegetarian Cafe in Liverpool

The Egg Vegetarian Cafe

Liverpool City Centre Restaurant - Vegetarian

Situated in an airy loft space in a grade II listed Victorian building this warm and inviting vegetarian cafe offers...

Christmas special at The Yan in Cumbria

The Yan

Cumbria Restaurant

The Lake District is almost as well-known for its fancy Michelin-star establishments as it is for its fells. The Yan...

Gusto Cheadle Hulme Pizza

Gusto Italian Cheadle Hulme

Cheadle Hulme Restaurant - Italian

Gusto serves fresh Italian food in Cheadle Hulme and many other places. It’s part of a seemingly ever-expanding chain but...

Gin and tonics served at NYL Restaurant and Bar in Liverpool's Aloft hotel.

NYL Restaurant and Bar

Cavern Quarter Restaurant - American

Much of the appeal of NYL Restaurant and Bar is admittedly the setting. You'll find it in the Aloft hotel...

The Bay Horse Tavern Manchester

The Bay Horse

Northern Quarter Restaurant - British

The Bay Horse Tavern, to give it its full moniker, describes itself as "a modern take on a Victorian Pub"...

Mr Thomas's Chop House - a cosy pub in Manchester.

Mr Thomas’s Chop House

Greater Manchester Restaurant - British

Thomas Studd and his wife Sarah established their Chop House in booming Cottonopolis in 1867, and it's still going strong,...

Impossible

Manchester City Centre Bars

First and foremost a bar and nightclub, Impossible’s Instagram account is filled with a bevvy of posing beauties enjoying cocktails...

Erst

Ancoats Restaurant - British

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

Wood Pigeon at La Boheme, a French restaurant in Lymm

La Boheme

Lymm Restaurant - French

La Boheme is a well-thought-of, family-run French restaurant near Lymm. The decor and the plating are a bit dated but...

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

Hanover Street Social

Ropewalks Restaurant - Global

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

French cuisine at Chez Jules, a restaurant in Chester

Chez Jules

Chester Restaurant - French

Chez Jules is one of Chester’s must-visit restaurants, especially for fans of relaxed French cooking. The daily-changing menu offers simple...

L’Olivetto

Mossley Hill Restaurant - Italian

This independent family-run restaurant, owned by head chef Kevin De La Cruz and his wife Shoonagh, front of house, serves...

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

Albert’s Schloss

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - 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 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...

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...

A cranachan dessert served at Proost restaurant in Urmston, Greater Manchester

Proost

Urmston Restaurant - European

Husband and wife team John and Carolyn Phillips held occasional supper clubs and appeared on Channel Four’s Too Many Chefs...

One of the fine-dining dishes served at James Martin in Manchester city centre.

James Martin

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - British

A fine-dining restaurant inside a casino with a celeb chef name above the door? Alarm bells. Yes, James Martin has...

interior at the metropolitan restaurant didsbury manchester

The Metropolitan

Didsbury Restaurant - Global

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

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

Ox Club

Leeds Restaurant - British

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

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'...

5 Fifty Bistro

Aigburth Restaurant - European

Formerly known as Paul’s Place, 5 Fifty Bistro is a small, independent restaurant on Aigburth Road. It’s run by the...

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.

Dockleaf

Baltic Triangle Restaurant - Global

​Describing itself as an urban local and claiming to have "the heart of a cocktail bar and the soul of...

The Welsford Bistro

Georgian Quarter Restaurant - British

Scoffing your brekkie in Britain's largest cathedral might leave you speechless, so it's just as well you don't have to...

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...

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...

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....

The Blackburne Arms

Georgian Quarter Restaurant - Global

Lovingly renovated by born-and-bred Scouser Stephen Sinclair – formerly of Marco Pierre White's parish – and his wife Lina, the...

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...

Chez Mal Restaurant Manchester Afternoon Tea

Chez Mal Brasserie

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - European

Chez Mal Brasserie Manchester sells exactly the sort of European classics you might expect from a well-thought of boutique hotel...

Black Market

Leeds Restaurant - Global

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

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...

The Pack Horse

Greater Manchester Restaurant - Modern British

Humbly describing itself as a "community gastropub", The Pack Horse is raking in the glowing reviews, including by food critics...

Jackfruit fritters, green papaya salad, Brasserie Blanc, Hale Barns

Brasserie Blanc

Altrincham Restaurant - European

Brasserie Blanc at Manchester Airport’s Marriott Hotel is more than just a place to get a quick meal before your...

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 Banyan Tree Restaurant Manchester

The Banyan Tree

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Global

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

The Crown & Conspirator

Bramhall Restaurant - Global

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

One of the seafood dishes served at Justino's - a family-run Italian restaurant and bar in Aigburth, Liverpool.

Justino’s

Aigburth Restaurant - Italian

Taking the corner spot once occupied by Et Alia is Justino’s - a family-run Italian restaurant and bar headed up...

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