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

Bundobust Leeds

West Yorkshire Indian subcontinent

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

Escape to Freight Island

Manchester City Centre Global

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

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...

Indian Tiffin Room restaurant manchester

Indian Tiffin Room Manchester

Manchester City Centre Indian subcontinent

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

Bundobust Liverpool

Indian subcontinent

Bundobust Liverpool followed hot on the heels of its successful siblings in Leeds and then Manchester, bringing street food Indian...

The Three Fishes - Restaurant Exterior

The Three Fishes

Lancashire British

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

Ruyi vegetarian house chinese restaurant chorlton

Ruyi Vegetarian House

Manchester Chinese

At Ruyi's, you can expect traditional Chinese and Oriental cuisine and fusion food – the only difference is this traditional...

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

The Swine That Dines

West Yorkshire Modern British

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

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

Mughli

Rusholme Indian subcontinent

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

The Vurger Co Manchester

Northern Quarter Vegan

Inspired by a trip to California, The Vurger Co started out as a market stall in 2016, its success seeing...

Exterior view of Rosa's Thai Cafe on Deansgate

Rosa’s Thai Cafe Manchester

Manchester City Centre Thai

Starting out in a no-frills East End caff already called Rosa’s, Khao Kho-born Saiphin dished up authentic Thai flavours with...

Greens Sale

Trafford Vegetarian

TV chef Simon Rimmer's famous non-meatery Greens has been going strong in Didsbury since 1990 and now he's branched out...

Aunty Ji’s

Manchester Indian subcontinent

Aunty Ji’s is fast becoming one of Levenshulme’s favourite cafes thanks to its friendly, all-comers vibe and a menu that...

The Caledonia

Merseyside Vegan

If it's a knees-up you're after, and eating is an aside, then The Caledonia has you fixed, offering live music...

Franco Manca

Manchester City Centre Italian

Pioneers of sourdough Neapolitan pizza and natural Italian wine purveyors, Franco Manca started out as a small concern in Brixton...

Window seating at Wolf At The Door - a bar serving taco and bao buns in Manchester's NQ

Wolf At The Door

Northern Quarter Global

The team behind Wolf At The Door know a thing or two about adaptation. They launched as a highly stylised...

Little Furnace Smithdown Road

Merseyside Italian

Back in early 2013, two pals Peter and Ryan had their first taste of Neapolitan pizza, while on holiday in...

A classic rice and three served in a metal tray at Chapati Cafe in Manchester, Chorlton

Chapati Cafe

Manchester Indian subcontinent

Chapati Cafe is a gem in the tradition of the good-old 'rice and three' that every true Mancunian holds dear.

Joro Vegan Eatery

Merseyside Vegan

Tucked away on Birkenhead's Hamilton Square , just a couple of minutes walk from Woodside Ferry Terminal, is Joro’s Vegan...

The Baltic Social

Merseyside Global

One of many indies in the now buzzing Baltic Triangle creative district, you go to the Social for "quality food, boss...

Mowgli Street Food Liverpool Water Street

Merseyside Indian subcontinent

If you don't know who Nisha Katona is, you're not watching enough Celebrity MasterChef, but, to recap, she's the founder...

Thaikhun Thai Restaurant Spinningfields Manchester

Thaikhun

Spinningfields Thai

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

Three dishes served at The Font Chorlton: a Confidential Guides recommended bar and restaurant

The Font Chorlton

Manchester European

While the city centre Font Bar is often typecast as 'that student place with the really cheap cocktails', The Font...

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

Isca

Manchester British

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

Vegan Pizza at Proove Pizza, Didsbury

Proove Pizza

Manchester Italian

Proove Pizza has proven itself to be a success which is fortunate because there’s no shortage of eateries slinging out...

The Monro

Merseyside Global

Following a mammoth spruce-up a few years back, The Monro touted itself as a gastropub, but it's gone back to...

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

Pho Liverpool

Merseyside Vietnamese

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

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

Amma’s Canteen

Manchester Indian subcontinent

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

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

The Counter House

Manchester City Centre American

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

Treehouse Cafe in Salford

Treehouse Café

Salford British

Salford independent the Treehouse Cafe is the sort of picture-perfect coffee house you frequently see on Instagram but rarely stumble...

Wah Ji Wah

Manchester City Centre Indian subcontinent

Tucked away behind Deansgate, underneath a multi-story car park, high-end Indian restaurant Wah Ji Wah is a slightly unfashionable concept...

The Old Hardware Shop

Merseyside Vegan

Where once you could stock up on chicken wire and clothes pegs, now you can fill up on greasy spoon-style...

Inside NAM, the Vietnamese restaurant and bar on Cutting Room Square in Ancoats.

NAM

Manchester City Centre Vietnamese

Another neighbourhood favourite in the now achingly hip Cutting Room Square. NAM’s light and airy space with its natural parquet...

Mural and seating at Bhaji Pala Restaurant Gatley Manchester

Bhaji Pala

Stockport Indian subcontinent

Bhaji Pala is a vegan restaurant, bringing customers the food of Western India. The Indian subcontinent has a long tradition...

Down The Hatch

Merseyside Vegan

Downstairs on Duke Street, DTH promises some hellishly good scran in its vegan and vegetarian-friendly brick-lined junk food bunker, where...

The BBQ vegan burger served at Jimmy's Liverpool: a rock and roll bar, gig venue and restaurant on Bold Street.

Jimmy’s Liverpool (kitchen closed)

Merseyside American

This glam rock and roll boozer on Bold Street is a bar, music venue, and upstairs, a restaurant. And while...

One of the colourful dishes served at neighbourhood favourite Mary & Archie in Chorlton.

Mary & Archie Chorlton

Manchester European

Mary & Archie Chorlton is a well-loved neighbourhood cafe bar, sourcing the best local ingredients for their famous 'all-day' brunch...

On the menu at Toast, Withington

Toast Withington

Withington British

There’s no shortage of cafes along this stretch of Wilmslow Road, but by all accounts, family-run Toast of Withington is...

Roti Indian Restaurant in Chorlton, Manchester

Roti

Manchester Indian subcontinent

With a newly refurbished garden terrace extending the otherwise bijou space, Chorlton's Roti has plenty of cocktails, draught beers and...

Levy Market

Manchester Global

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

A vegan cheesecake at vegan restaurant Veggie Republic in Liverpool city centre.

Veggie Republic

Merseyside Vegan

If you’ve ever doubted the versatility of vegan cooking, a trip to Veggie Republic on Cork Street should set you...

Elixir Oxton

Merseyside Global

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

CBRB Northern Quarter Bao

Cocktail Beer Ramen + Bun

Northern Quarter Japanese

The name sums up this place’s offering succintly enough. Add the words ‘damn good’ at the start and it’ll be...

Purezza in Manchester city centre is a vegan pizza restaurant.

Purezza

Northern Quarter Vegan

Sitting in the old Dough Kitchen spot in the Northern Quarter, Purezza is yet another pizza restaurant for Manchester -...

The entrance to Prashad restaurant in Bradford, which is known for its vegetarian Indian food

Prashad

West Yorkshire Indian subcontinent

Prashad is a Gordon Ramsey-rated thrill for anyone craving Gujarati vegetarian food. Since starring on Ramsey's Best Restaurant show, the...

Vietnamese food from Viet Guy, a family-run Vietnamese restaurant in Northenden, Greater Manchester.

Viet Guy Northenden

Northenden Vietnamese

Fans of Vietnamese food are advised to travel to Northenden to check out local favourite Viet Guy. This family-run independent...

Inside Elnecot, one of the new generation of restaurants in Ancoats, Manchester.

Elnecot

Manchester City Centre European

Named after the first recorded name for Ancoats, Elnecot (meaning ‘lonely cottages’) takes its influence from historical cooking methods with...

Slim’s

Merseyside American

Slim’s is an American-style diner in the heart of Liverpool's eating and drinking district (not to be confused with the...

Little Furnace Baltic Market

Merseyside Italian

Back in early 2013, two pals Peter and Ryan had their first taste of Neapolitan pizza, while on holiday in...

Afternoon tea served at The Art of Tea: a Confidential Guides recommended cafe-bar in Didsbury

The Art of Tea

Manchester

Independent coffee shop and bar The Art of Tea offers more than just good quality loose leaf tea. It's situated...

Hibiki

Merseyside Japanese

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

Thaikhun Street Food Trafford Centre

Manchester Thai

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

Mowgli Street Food Liverpool Bold Street

Merseyside Indian subcontinent

If you don't know who Nisha Katona is, you're not watching enough Celebrity MasterChef, but, to recap, she's the founder...

Milk and Honey Cafe Manchester

Milk & Honey Cafe

Manchester City Centre Global

Milk & Honey Cafe does pretty much what it says on the tin – it's a bona fide cafe, only...

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

Nibble NQ

Northern Quarter Global

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

One of the colourful dishes served at Indigo Greens, an award-winning vegan restaurant in Liverpool.

Indigo Greens

Merseyside Vegan

When Indigo Green owners Patti Bullock and Mark Aston announced their plan to open on Queens Drive, the reaction wasn’t...

The Remedy Kitchen

Manchester City Centre Healthy

Located in the iconic Royal Exchange Arcade, The Remedy Kitchen is Manchester's only completely "free from" restaurant – so no...

Outdoor seating, Brewski, Chorlton

Brewski

Manchester American

The clue is in the name – Brewski is as much about the beers as it is the food. It’s...

The striking black exterior of WowYauChow - a modern British Chinese restaurant in Altrincham

WowYauChow

Trafford Chinese

WowYauChow is a 'British Chinese' from accountant turned restaurateur Henry Yau which has become a firm favourite in Alty. The...

Gorilla

Greater Manchester American

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

Lovelocks Coffee Shop

Merseyside Global

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

Indique Chilli Paneer

Indique

Manchester Indian subcontinent

Indique is formed from the words Unique and Indian. That’s a bit optimistic as many Indian restaurants have swapped their...

A white chocolate and matcha cookie in the window of Ezra & Gil, a coffee shop in the NQ, Manchester.

Ezra & Gil Hilton Street

Northern Quarter Global

If you want to experience Northern Quarter cafe culture in its purest form, head to Ezra & Gil Hilton Street,...

Polenta Fries with Black Garlic Mayo at Alvarium Manchester

Alvarium

Northern Quarter Vegan

Alvarium is a cocktail bar and vegan restaurant. The drinks aren’t all vegan (although they do stock some vegan wines)...

Different styles of tea strainers at Tea Hive cafe in Manchester, Chorlton.

Tea Hive

Manchester British

Tea Hive is a quaint little cafe celebrating the nation's favourite cuppa, and cake, lots of cake. As you'd expect,...

ChaBa ChaBa

Merseyside Thai

A stalwart of the Mossley Hill suburb, you can eat in or take out at ChaBa ChaBa – either way,...

Herbivorous

Withington Vegan

Fresh from the roaring success of its first venue down at Hatch on Oxford Road in Manchester, Herbivorous opened its...

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One of the dishes served at The Art School: a Confidential Guides recommended restaurant in Liverpool city centre

The Art School

Merseyside Modern British

The Art School delivers upmarket, regionally-inspired cooking from local legend, Paul Askew. Opening in late 2014, this fancy contemporary British...

Noi Quattro Pizza Northern Quarter Manchester

Noi Quattro

Northern Quarter Italian

If it’s a taste of Italy you’re after, think NQ for proper pizza – Noi Quattro, to be precise. Meaning...

Maray Dockside

Merseyside Global

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

The always-popular Viet Shack stall in the Arndale Market, Manchester.

Viet Shack Manchester Arndale

Manchester City Centre Vietnamese

There’s almost always a small crowd gathered around Viet Shack’s counter in the Arndale Food Market. Their menu of flavour-packed,...

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

Electrik

Manchester Italian

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

A ceviche sampler served at Peru Perdu, a Peruvian-inspired restaurant and bar in Manchester city centre.

Peru Perdu

Manchester City Centre South American

Peru Perdu was originally a six-month residency restaurant at The Cotton Factory near the Village. Whether Covid or its popularity...

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

Hanover Street Social

Merseyside Global

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

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 famous black dahl at Dishoom Manchester

Dishoom

Manchester City Centre Indian subcontinent

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

Chamber 36 Liverpool

Merseyside Pan Asian

Within spitting distance of the Chinese Arch of Europe's oldest China Town, the original Chamber 36 serves specialities from across...

Nell’s New York Pizza & Bar

Manchester City Centre American

This Brooklyn-style pizza joint was born out of a love of using the best ingredients with care and attention. Nell's...

Globe Chorlton Manchester

Globe Chorlton

Manchester Global

Globe Chorlton describes itself as a world kitchen with cocktails. Think some of your favourite foods from far-flung places served...

Evelyn's Manchester Dining

Evelyn’s

Northern Quarter Global

Evelyn’s is a very clever restaurant. It’s from the chaps behind Mughli so expect a quality operation although it is...

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

Station Hop

Manchester British

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

Cantina

West Yorkshire Vegan

Part of The Old Red Bus Station, an artsy ents space and late-night bar run by creative collective Champion Up...

Black Spot Pizza Restaurant Stockport

Black Spot Pizza

Stockport Italian

There is no shortage of floppy, fold-it-up Neapolitan pizza in Manchester these days. Like the bee symbol, it has descended...

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

Pollen Bakery

Greater Manchester European

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

Chamber 36 Smithdown Road

Merseyside Pan Asian

Following in the footsteps of the China Town Chamber 36 OG, this second opening also serves specialities from across East...

Dairy-free shakes served at Frost Burgers, a 100% vegan fast food restaurant in Liverpool city centre

Frost Burgers Liverpool

Merseyside Vegan

Plant-based burgers and dairy-free shakes from a tattoo-covered Instagram star: Frost Burgers was the most zeitgeisty place in Liverpool when...

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

Ezra and Gil Peter Street

Manchester City Centre Coffee

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

Sanskruti Liverpool

Merseyside Indian subcontinent

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

Inside Hearth of the Ram, one of Confidential Guides' recommended places to eat in Ramsbottom.

Hearth of the Ram

Ramsbottom British

Hearth of the Ram offers extraordinary pub food that reinvents classic local flavours. Head here for confident cooking in a...

A feast of vegan fast food from Vegan Shack in Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester city centre.

Vegan Shack

Manchester City Centre Vegan

Local hit Vegan Shack started life in owner Dimeji Sadiq’s one bedroom Salford flat where he used to cook up...

Inside Greens Vegetarian restaurant in West Didsbury, owned by chef Simon Rimmer

Greens Vegetarian

Manchester Vegetarian

A stalwart of the Didsbury scene, Greens Vegetarian was way ahead of the game when they opened back in 1990....

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 French

10 Tib Lane is one of the brave new openings of summer 2021; a time when securing staff and supplies,...

Wine is served by the bottle and the glass at Kerb - a natural wine bar and shop in Ancoats, Manchester.

Kerb

Manchester Bar

Ancoats gem Kerb is a natural wine shop and occasional bar from the founders of Takk Coffee and OL Bar...

One of the pizzas served at Il Capitano's: a well-regarded pizzeria and takeaway in Crosby.

Il Capitano’s

Merseyside Italian

Italian restaurant and takeaway Il Capitano always deserves a visit if you’re in the Waterloo area. Its offering is simple:...

The interior of Kampai Sushi, a Japanese restaurant in Hale, Greater Manchester.

Kampai Sushi Bar

Trafford Japanese

Kampai Sushi Bar brings an off-centre approach to Japanese cooking to Hale’s dining scene. They describe their food as ‘authentic...

The distinctive deep red sumac spice is used a lot on the menu at Middle Eastern restaurant Baity in Didsbury

Baity

Manchester Middle Eastern

Baity, meaning 'home' in Arabic, brings the deep pleasures of Palestinian food to Didsbury.

Mowgli Oxford Road Manchester

Mowgli Manchester Corn Exchange

Manchester City Centre Indian subcontinent

Purveyor of healthy and often vegan Indian street food and home cooking, former barrister Nisha Katona's Corn Exchange Mowgli was...

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

Maray Bold St

Merseyside European

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

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

Inspire Cafe

Manchester British

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

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

The Klondyke Club

Manchester British

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

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

Bundobust Manchester

Manchester City Centre Indian subcontinent

Bundobust is a huge beer hall serving craft ales in the heart of Manchester's Piccadilly Gardens. It also happened to...

Tokyo Ramen, manchester

Tokyo Ramen

Northern Quarter Japanese

Spartan and stripped back is the only description for Tokyo Ramen – and that’s both the menu and the restaurant...

Potion at Afflecks

Northern Quarter Global

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

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...

Off The Hook

Trafford British

Starting out as a pop-up, as so many of the region's best-loved brands did, Off The Hook is now a...

Brunch served at Foundation Coffee House Northern Quarter, a coffee shop in the restored Sevendale House on Lever Street, Manchester.

Foundation Coffee House Northern Quarter

Northern Quarter Coffee

Foundation Coffee House Northern Quarter is the first of three locations in the city centre from this homegrown brand. This...

The Allotment Vegan Eatery

Manchester City Centre Vegan

The seeds of Matthew Nutter's fine dining adventure were sown when he set out to "make veg taste better than...

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

Tharavadu

West Yorkshire Indian subcontinent

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

One of the home-made coeliac-friendly pies at Off the Wheaten Track - a deli in Altrincham, Greater Manchester.

Off the Wheaten Track

Trafford Global

Adding to Altrincham’s status as a food-shopping destination is Off the Wheaten Track, a coeliac-friendly deli which sells sweet and...

On the menu at The Ivy Spinningfields, Manchester

The Ivy Manchester

Spinningfields British

The Ivy Manchester is an exuberant over-the-top place that’s perfect for glamming up and going out. The décor is wild...

Sutikku Bowl

Merseyside Japanese

Oodles of noodles are up for grabs at Japanese streetfood specialists Sutikku Bowl, but their yaki udon and gluten-free rice...

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

Trove Manchester

Manchester City Centre European

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

A colourful small plate served at Volta in Didsbury: a Confidential Guides' recommended restaurant

Volta

Manchester European

Volta is owned by Luke ‘Unabomber’ Cowdrey and Justin Crawford - the DJ-restauranteur duo behind Chorlton’s Electrik bar, the Electrik...

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

Gusto Heswall

Merseyside Italian

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

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

The Mews

Manchester City Centre Bar

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

Honey-glazed duck served at Gusto Liverpool - a popular mid-range Italian restaurant at Albert Dock.

Gusto Liverpool

Merseyside Italian

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

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

The Ink in the Well

Merseyside Global

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

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

Vibe Cafe

Merseyside Vegan

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

Maray Allerton Road

Merseyside Global

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

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

Lily’s Indian Vegetarian Cuisine

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

Indian Tiffin Room Cheadle

Stockport Indian subcontinent

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

Neapolitan-style wood fired pizza at Double Zero in Chorlton

Double Zero

Manchester Italian

An authentic Neapolitan-style pizzeria, Double Zero in Chorlton has been lauded as one of the best in the UK.

One of the vegan burgers at V-Rev vegan restaurant in the Northern Quarter, Manchester.

V-Rev

Northern Quarter Vegan

This diner selling vegan fast food made dreams come true when it first opened in the Northern Quarter back in...

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

Market House Indoor Food Hall

Greater Manchester

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

The Gherkin

Manchester Vegetarian

More than a mere bistro or coffee shop, The Gherkin is a characterful community-minded, environmentally focused space supporting local artists...

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

Roti Sale

Trafford Indian subcontinent

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

Delhi House Cafe Manchester Paneer

Delhi House Cafe

Manchester City Centre Indian subcontinent

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

Sashimi served on ice at Cottonopolis in the NQ

Cottonopolis

Northern Quarter Japanese

Coined from the 19th-century nickname for Manchester, Cottonopolis is a quintessential Northern Quarter joint, with its wooden floors, towering beams...

The sign outside Sanskruti Indian Restaurant Withington

Sanskruti Withington

Withington Indian subcontinent

Sanskruti Withington is well-known in the area for its vegan and vegetarian cuisine which takes in Gujurati thalis, South Indian...

Nell's New York style pizza available at the Beagle, Chorlton

The Beagle

Manchester American

The Beagle is a bustling, eclectic, neighbourhood boozer which has recently replaced its Tex-Mex trash food menu with NYC-style pizza...

Battered squid rings from Hip Hop Chip Shop, the maverick fish and chip restaurant in Ancoats

The Hip Hop Chip Shop

Manchester City Centre British

A National Fish & Chip Award winner, the Manchester street food heroes opened up their first bricks 'n' mortar outlet...

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Exterior of Northcote - the Michelin star restaurant and hotel in the Ribble Valley.

Northcote

Lancashire Modern British

Northcote is where chef-patron Nigel Haworth earned his stripes as an instigator of contemporary British fine dining. Today, Michelin star chef...

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

Chef’s Table

Cheshire European

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

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

Trove Levenshulme

Manchester European

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

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

Kambuja

Stockport Cambodian

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

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

Thyme Out

Manchester European

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

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

Gimbals

West Yorkshire European

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

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