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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...

Puri grazing platter at Indian Tiffin Room Liverpool

Indian Tiffin Room Liverpool

Ropewalks Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

Indian Tiffin Room, the successful North West independent, has brought its authentic street food flavours to Liverpool.

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...

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...

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.

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.

Riva Blu Liverpool

Cavern Quarter Restaurant - Italian

With its large alfresco terrace, island bar, and handsome architecture, Riva Blu Liverpool has a chic, continental feel inside and...

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...

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...

Freight Island in spring / summer

Freight Island

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Global

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

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...

Christmas at Down the Hatch in Liverpool

Down The Hatch

Ropewalks Restaurant - Vegan

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

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...

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...

Runyon’s Bar & Restaurant

Manchester City Centre Restaurant

Runyon’s restaurant at Hotel Brooklyn claims to be somewhere you’ll be “overfed and overindulged” with a menu of British classics...

Piccolino Caffe Grande Manchester

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Italian

With its terrace overlooking Albert Square and Manchester Town Hall, and a beautiful interior featuring a 40-seater private dining room,...

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...

Piccolo by Piccolino

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Italian

A stone's throw from Selfridges and the designer stores around Exchange Square, Piccolo by Piccolino is a Southern Italian restaurant...

Bury Market

Bury Markets

Everything from fresh fruit and veg to wooden spoons, Bury Market has a dizzying range of stalls selling fresh produce,...

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.

The Laureate restaurant at Hyatt Regency Manchester does a kids eat free deal during the school holidays.

The Laureate Restaurant

Manchester Restaurant - Global

So named because of Manchester University's 25 Nobel laureates, The Laureate Restaurant is a large and luxurious space located on one of...

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 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...

Riva Blu Manchester | Corn Exchange

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Italian

From the same team behind Piccolino, Riva Blu Manchester aims to bring a little bit of La Dolce Vita to...

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...

Riva Blu Leeds

Leeds Restaurant - Italian

Riva Blu Leeds, an Italian restaurant on Park Row, used be part of the Gino d’ACampo chain before the north's...

A dish at EastZEast Manchester

EastZEast Manchester

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

Located on Blackfriars Street with views of the River Irwell, EastZEast is known for its authentic Punjabi dishes and glamorous,...

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...

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

Viet Guy Northenden

Northenden Restaurant - Vietnamese

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

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

The Font Chorlton

Chorlton Restaurant - European

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

exterior of on the hush manchester church street northern quarter

On the Hush

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Bar

The Northern Quarter has never been short of Instagrammable spots with its litany of graffitied walls and shop fronts but...

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...

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...

Treehouse Cafe in Salford

Treehouse Café

Broughton Cafes

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

Pho | Corn Exchange

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Vietnamese

As you might expect from the name, Vietnam's national dish pho (pronounced “fuh") is at the heart of the menu...

Portland Street 358

Mossley Hill Restaurant - Global

You can have whatever flavour you fancy, as long as it's street food flavour – that's the offer at Portland...

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 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...

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...

Dishes served at Aamchi Mumbai, an Indian restaurant in Cheadle, Stockport.

Aamchi Mumbai

Cheadle Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

Idli and dosas are as ubiquitous as chicken korma nowadays but Cheadle's Indian street food restaurant Aamchi Mumbai still stands...

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...

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...

Dining at Scene Indian Kitchen Manchester

Scene

Spinningfields Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

Scene was one of the first of the new wave of Indian restaurants that left the flock wallpaper and the...

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...

Noi Quattro Pizza Northern Quarter Manchester

Noi Quattro

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Italian

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

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...

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

Inspire Cafe

Levenshulme Cafes

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

The exterior the The Original Third Eye - a long-standing Indian and Nepalese restaurant in Didsbury

The Original Third Eye

Didsbury Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

Long-standing Nepalese and Indian restaurant & takeaway serving up familiar favourites as well as some Nepalese specialities you might not...

Paratha Hut

Levenshulme Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

As legend (or at least the song) would have it, it's always cool at the carwash, and nothing's cooler than...

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...

Fresh tomato and olives on a Neapolitan-style pizza at Tre Ciccio - an Italian restaurant in Altrincham

Tre Ciccio Altrincham

Altrincham Restaurant - Italian

Translating as ‘three chubby friends’ (a self-effacing reference to owner Francesco Scafuri and a pair of his portly pals from...

Mowgli | Corn Exchange

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

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

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...

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...

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 Cafes

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

The exterior of Yara, a recommended Syrian and Lebanese restaurant in Altrincham, Greater Manchester

Yara Altrincham

Altrincham Restaurant - Middle Eastern

Tiny and usually packed to the rafters of its converted terraced house, Yara is one of those hidden gems that...

An example of the dishes on the menu at Six By Nico Restaurant Manchester

Six By Nico Manchester

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - European

The "six" of Six By Nico refers to the six-course tasting menu, which runs for stints of six weeks only...

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...

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...

6Modern British fine dining at Adam Reid at The French, the restaurant in the Midland Hotel, Manchester

Adam Reid at The French

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Modern British

Culinary rock and roll from Simon Rogan's protege, Adam Reid. Enjoy fine-dining in Grade II Listed Victorian surrounds - with...

Homeboys Pizza

Eccles Restaurant - Italian

No shortcuts are tolerated at indie pizzeria Homeboys, where everything is made from scratch using only the freshest, best ingredients...

Federal Circle Square

Oxford Road Restaurant - Global

Federal Cafe Bar in Circle Square on Oxford Road, Manchester is a must-visit for brunch lovers. With a focus on...

Winter salad at Unicorn, an organic, vegan grocery in Chorlton, Manchester

Unicorn

Chorlton Groceries

Unicorn is a well-loved organic co-operative selling vegan produce. There’s an emphasis on Fairtrade and it does everything it can...

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,...

Fat Pat’s

Chinatown (Manchester) Restaurant

Said to be 'changing the sarnie game one sando at a time', Fat Pat's is a popular lunchtime spot that...

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...

Takk Oxford Road

Oxford Road Cafes

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

Exterior view of Rosa's Thai Cafe on Deansgate

Rosa’s Thai Cafe Manchester

Spinningfields Restaurant - Thai

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

Mowgli Street Food Liverpool Bold Street

Ropewalks Restaurant - 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...

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

Tea Hive

Chorlton Cafes

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

Street food at Foodie Friday Stockport

Foodie Friday Stockport

Stockport Town Centre Festivals

Foodie Friday is Stockport's food and drink festival, taking place between 6-9pm on the final Friday of each month.

A harvest of apples at Platt Fields Market Garden in Fallowfield

Platt Fields Market Garden

Fallowfield Farm Shop

Platt Fields Market Garden is a muddy bit of the good life in urban Manchester. It’s a fantastic community growing...

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...

Bundobust Liverpool

Ropewalks Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

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

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...

The exterior of Seoul Kimchi which is known as one of the best Korean restaurants in Manchester.

Seoul Kimchi

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Korean

This well-regarded cafe and takeaway started life as a shop specialising in Korean ingredients, before owner/chef Byunghee Kwon added tables...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Fresh pasta at Rigatoni's, an Italian restaurant in Manchester.

Rigatoni’s Altrincham

Altrincham Restaurant - Italian

Rigatoni’s is a neighbourhood pasta place serving homemade rigatoni with a variety of sauces. Their trio of venues (in Ancoats,...

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...

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...

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 -...

Nepalese dumplings, momos, as served at The Little Yeti restaurant in Chorlton

The Little Yeti

Chorlton Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

The Little Yeti is one of the newest dining spots on Barlow Moor Rd, but from the well-oiled team behind Didsbury...

Bondi Bowl at Kampus - a healthy place to eat in Manchester.

Bondi Bowls

Gay Village Restaurant - Healthy

If you're at Piccadilly Station wondering where you can get something nutritious and fresh to take on your train journey,...

Brunch cocktails at Trove Levenshulme.

Trove Levenshulme

Levenshulme Cafes

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

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...

Pastan

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Italian

Pastan was created after the founders struggled to find healthy, plant-based pasta anywhere else. 

Cocktails at Disorder bar, Manchester.

Disorder

Northern Quarter Bars

Even if you're a massive Joy Division fan, a themed bar sounds a bit naff. Fortunately, Disorder takes itself too...

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 Cafes

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

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 -...

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...

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

The Beagle

Chorlton Restaurant - American

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

LEAF Bold St

Ropewalks Restaurant - Global

Housed in a former tea room over two floors of an art deco building, LEAF's name and USP was meant...

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 pasta dish at La Famiglia Bar and Restaurant in Liverpool.

La Famiglia Bar & Restaurant

Cavern Quarter Restaurant - Italian

The name says it all: La Famiglia Bar & Restaurant is a family-run outfit serving fresh, traditional Italian cuisine rethought,...

Greek street food from MeatMe, a recommended restaurant on Lark Lane, Liverpool.

MeatMe

Lark Lane Restaurant - Mediterranean

The holiday vibes of Lark Lane make it the perfect spot for Greek street food restaurant MeatMe.

Indique Chilli Paneer

Indique

Didsbury Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

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

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...

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...

Herbivorous

Withington Restaurant - Vegan

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

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

Vibe Cafe

Liverpool City Centre Restaurant - Vegan

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

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...

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...

Breakfast at Juniper Hale

Juniper Hale

Hale Cafes

Juniper Hale is known for its excellent coffee which you can also buy online to enjoy at home. If you’re...

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...

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.

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,...

Pea and ricotta spring roll from Restaurant Orme in Urmston, Greater Manchester

Restaurant Orme

Urmston Restaurant - Modern British

Restaurant Örme is a quaint fine dining restaurant that seats 24 guests, situated on an inconspicuous street in Urmston. But,...

A typical dish at Nepalese restaurant Da Gurkha in Liverpool

Da Gurkha

Waterloo Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

Founded by experienced restaurateur Netra Khare, Da Gurkha is a slick operation in a simple, curry-house setting that's as off-the-beaten-track as...

Rudy's Neapolitan Pizza Sale Manchester

Rudy’s Pizza Sale

Sale Restaurant - Italian

Rudy's mission is simple: to put proper Neapolitan pizza on your plate. Following the traditions and artistry of pizza-making from...

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...

The lunch special menu at Tokyo Noodle Bar in Liverpool's Chinatown

Tokyo Noodle Bar

Chinatown (Liverpool) Restaurant - Pan Asian

Famed for its massive portions and diminutive prices, Tokyo Noodle Bar would be a hidden gem if it wasn’t already...

Franco Manca Didsbury

Didsbury Restaurant - Italian

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

Levenshulme Bakery is a local institution, known for its super fresh Turkish bread and Middle Eastern specialities.

Levenshulme Bakery

Levenshulme Bakeries

Levenshulme Bakery has been knocking up wallet-friendly and super fresh Turkish bread, kebabs and other light lunches for the local...

Federal Northern Quarter, Brunch, French Toast, Eggs, Coffee

Federal Manchester NQ

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Global

Keeping the Northern Quarter fed and watered since 2014, the first Federal is a daytime destination a stone's throw from...

Ginger's Comfort Emporium, one of our favourites places for ice cream in Manchester

Ginger’s Comfort Emporium

Northern Quarter Cafes

Ginger's Comfort Emporium began life as an ice cream van for adults, often spotted at local foodie markets and private...

Dokes Pizzeria

Prestwich Restaurant - Italian

None of your Neapolitan nonsense for Michael Clay – the Elnecot chef-patron so loves crispy New York- and Philadelphia-style pizza...

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...

mumbai to london cafe

Mumbai to London Cafe

Droylsden 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;...

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...

Dessert at Arkle, the 3AA Rosette restaurant at the Chester Grosvenor Hotel

Arkle

Chester Restaurant - Modern British

Arkle is the feather in Chester’s foodie cap. The three AA Rosette restaurant, located in the grand Chester Grosvenor Hotel,...

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...

A dish served at Yuzu, a Confidential Guides' recommended Japanese restaurant in Manchester's China Town

Yuzu

Chinatown (Manchester) Restaurant - Japanese

Yuzu is a neighbourhood-style Japanese restaurant offering refreshingly uncomplicated dishes served in Zen-like surroundings. You won’t find a conveyor belt...

Try Thai in Manchester's Chinatown at night

Try Thai

Chinatown (Manchester) Restaurant - Thai

Up some steps and through a doorway flanked by two statuettes making the wai, and you're welcomed into Try Thai,...

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...

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...

Selection of kebabs at Jasmine, a Middle Eastern restaurant in Chorlton

Jasmine

Chorlton Food & Drink

Despite being enormous and giving off slightly-half finished vibes when it comes to the fit-out, Jasmine is always busy. It’s...

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

Thyme Out

Didsbury Restaurant - European

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

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...

Pastry at Rough Hand Made, a bakery at Albert Dock, Liverpool

Rough Hand Made

Albert Dock Bakeries

Rough Hand Made is a gorgeous artisan bakery on Albert Dock. Eat in or take away but get there early...

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...

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...

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 Bookbinder

Lark Lane Restaurant - British

As a "neighbourhood pub, wine bar and eatery" The Bookbinder manages to straddle three quite different roles. You'll find well-kept...

Asparagus dish at Juniper in Bramhall

Juniper Bramhall

Bramhall Cafes

Juniper Bramhall has a well-deserved reputation for excellent coffee: a blend of sweet Brazilian arabicas, soft and fruity Latin American...

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

Viet Shack Manchester Arndale

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Vietnamese

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

A Banh Mi from Banh Vi in New Century, Manchester

Bahn Vi | New Century

Green Quarter Restaurant - Vegan

Owners, Harry and Jessica created Banh Vi after travelling across South East Asia and being inspired by the cuisine offered...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

curries at this and that

This & That Cafe

Northern Quarter Cafes

Everyone's heard of NQ backstreet gaff This & That, even if they've not actually found it (it's up the ginnel...

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...

Acai and The Tribe

Deansgate Restaurant - Healthy

Head to Deansgate Mews (the upper-level pedestrianised bit in between Great Northern Warehouse and Deansgate) to find health-food wonder Acai...

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...

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...

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

Isca

Levenshulme Restaurant - British

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

The 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...

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...

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 dishes served at Savages Mussels Bar in Macclesfield, Cheshire.

Savages Mussels Bar

Macclesfield Restaurant

Savages Mussels Bar opened in November 2023 on the cobbled Church Street a short walk from Macclesfield station. Prior to...

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

Takk Northern Quarter

Northern Quarter Cafes

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

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...

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...

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...

Rudy’s Pizza Liverpool

Albert Dock Restaurant - Italian

Rudy's mission is simple: to put proper Neapolitan pizza on your plate. Following the traditions and artistry of pizza-making from...

LEAF West Kirby

West Kirby Restaurant - Global

LEAF has headed over the water, and its West Kirby outpost continues the theme, with over 60 varieties of loose-leaf...

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

Prashad

Bradford Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

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

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. 

LEAF Smithdown Rd

Mossley Hill Restaurant - Global

LEAF’s fairly new local, up Allerton way, continues the theme, with over 60 varieties of loose-leaf tea (the OG LEAF...

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...

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.

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....

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...

Federal Manchester, Espresso Martini, Bar

Federal Manchester Deansgate

Spinningfields Restaurant - Global

Keeping the Northern Quarter fed and watered since 2014, five years on and Federal claimed another foothole, this time on...

A dish from the festive menu at Nord in Liverpool

Nord

Liverpool City Centre Restaurant - Modern British

Nord is a real asset to Liverpool’s dining scene. Housed in a bit of an unlovely 1960s office block –...

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...

Hot chocolate at Trove - a bakery and cafe in Ancoats, Levenshulme and Manchester city centre.

Trove Ancoats

Ancoats Cafes

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

Food at Mowgli - a family-friendly restaurant in Liverpool

Mowgli Street Food Liverpool Water Street

Liverpool City Centre Restaurant - 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...

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...

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

Chef’s Table

Chester Restaurant - European

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

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

Vegan Shack

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Vegan

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

8An example of the Michelin star cooking found at The Box Tree restaurant in Ilkley, Yorkshire

The Box Tree

West Yorkshire Restaurant - Modern British

While there's been a restaurant on this site for more than 50 years, owner-proprietor team Simon and Rena Gueller keep...

Sugar Junction, a cafe in the Northern Quarter, Manchester

Sugar Junction

Northern Quarter Cafes

With a very vintage vibe, homemade cake and cocktails, and tempting hot and cold plates dished up all day every...

Roast squash with labneh and zhoug at Evelyn's in the NQ

Evelyn’s

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Global

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

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 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...

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...

Spaghetti with asparagus sauce, crispy onions & stracchino cheese cream at The Pasta Factory

The Pasta Factory

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Italian

The group of friends behind The Pasta Factory's story originally hail from Turin in the northern region of Piedmont, so...

A bowl of soup at Jackalope, a cafe bar in Sale

Jackalope

Sale Cafes

The Jackalope may be a mythical beast but fortunately a top-notch brunch at Sale’s relaxed café bar is reassuringly real.

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.

14A dish served at Roski restaurant in Liverpool from MasterChef winner Anton Piotrowski

Roski

Georgian Quarter Restaurant - Modern British

Roski is a wild child of a restaurant from MasterChef: The Professionals winner Anton Piotrowski.

Brunch at Chestergate Bistro in Macclesfield

Chestergate Bistro

Macclesfield Restaurant - British

Chestergate Bistro is an independent British restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere and great service. It’s the little touches like an...

A tableful of dishes at Indian Tiffin Room Leeds

Indian Tiffin Room Leeds

Leeds Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

Indian Tiffin Room Leeds is part of a small but well-respected Northern chain that transforms the dated curry house experience...

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...

A colourful selection of dishes at The Great Kathmandu - a long-established Nepalese restaurant in West Didsbury

The Great Kathmandu

Didsbury Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

Founded in 1986 The Great Kathmandu is another Didsbury institution that the locals rave about. Not only the locals though,...

The Art of Tea, a cafe-bar and secondhand bookshop in Didsbury, Manchester.

The Art of Tea

Didsbury Cafes

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

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...

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...

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...

The terrace at Nell's York Pizza at Kampus in Manchester city centre

Nell’s New York Pizza & Bar

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - American

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

Grand bar area at The Municipal Hotel - MGallery

The Municipal Hotel – MGallery

Liverpool City Centre Hotel

The Municipal Hotel – MGallery is one of Liverpool’s few 5* hotels and as such, it exudes luxury in every...

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...

Brunch cocktails at Trove Levenshulme.

Trove Marble Street

Manchester City Centre Cafes

Trove Marble Street joins the Trove family; a selection of cafes with great bread and coffee that are dotted around Manchester.

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 Cafes

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

Fancy a caramel croissant for brunch at Ginger & Pickles Tarporley?

Ginger & Pickles Tarporley

Tarporley Restaurant - British

Ginger and Pickles has a slightly 1940s feel to it but there’s no rationing here; there are cakes in abundance....

The resident teacher at Kadampa Meditation Centre Manchester Gen Kelsang Lhachog

Kadampa Meditation Centre Manchester

Chorlton Clubs & Groups

Kadampa Meditation Centre Manchester, or KMC, is part of a network of centres which promote The New Kadampa Tradition; a...

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

The Hip Hop Chip Shop

Ancoats Restaurant - British

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

Pizza Express | Corn Exchange

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Italian

The first Pizza Express opened in London in 1965, and it has continued to bring consistent, family-friendly, quality pizza to...

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.

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...

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 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...

Pizza and wine at Rudy's Neapolitan, Peter Street, Manchester

Rudy’s Pizza Manchester Peter Street

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Italian

Rudy's mission is simple: to put proper Neapolitan pizza on your plate. Following the traditions and artistry of pizza-making from...

Salt and pepper wraps from Salt & Pepper, Manchester

Salt & Pepper

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Chinese

During lunch hours there's queues out the door with Mancs waiting to grab a dish from the 'Main Ones' menu....

Siop Shop

Northern Quarter Restaurant - British

Head to this Welsh-inspired daytime cafe for "gwasanaethau coffi a thoes", or coffee and pastry services – listed on Facebook...

Tom Yam Monton

Eccles Restaurant - Thai

With two locations in Poynton and Monton, you’ll find an authentic Thai dining experience at Tom Yam Restaurant & Bar.

Tom Yam Poynton

Stockport Restaurant - Thai

With two locations in Poynton and Monton, you’ll find an authentic Thai dining experience at Tom Yam Restaurant & Bar.

ChaBa ChaBa

Mossley Hill Restaurant - Thai

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

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...

Ziya

Rusholme Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

A contemporary and chic take on the Curry Mile offer comes to Rusholme courtesy of Ziya, with its glass balcony,...

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....

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

Altrincham Market House Indoor Food Hall

Greater Manchester Restaurant

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Neapolitan-style wood fired pizza at Double Zero in Chorlton

Double Zero

Chorlton Restaurant - Italian

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

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....

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...

One of the private dining rooms at The Ivy

The Ivy Manchester

Spinningfields Restaurant - British

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

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,...

Idle Hands

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Global

Idle Hands have a super-tight following – who helped by setting up a crowd-funding campaign in their honour when the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Fuzion Noodle Bar Fallowfield Manchester

Fuzion Noodle Bar

Fallowfield Restaurant - Pan Asian

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

Black Spot Pizza Restaurant Stockport

Black Spot Pizza

Stockport Restaurant - Italian

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

The Rivals, Manchester City Centre

The Rivals Bar & Restaurant

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Modern British

When The Rivals opened in 2017, it was the first time in a long time that The Royal Exchange Theatre...

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...

Mural and seating at Bhaji Pala Restaurant Gatley Manchester

Bhaji Pala

Gatley Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

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

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...

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

Home

Leeds Restaurant - Modern British

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

Black Barrel

Restaurant - Global

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

Dishes at The Sparrows, Manchester

The Sparrows

Green Quarter Restaurant - European

Green Quarter start-up and Good Food Guide entry, The Sparrows (sometimes with an umlaut) serves up a variety of continental...

Ca Phe Viet in Ancoats, Manchester specialises in Vietnamese coffee and banh mi.

Ca Phe Viet

Ancoats Restaurant - Vietnamese

Serving up Vietnamese coffee in the traditional and modern way, freshly filled banh mi baguettes plus bowls of aromatic and hearty...

Pie, mash, and mushy peas with a beer at Pieminister, Northern Quarter

Pieminister Manchester Northern Quarter

Northern Quarter Restaurant - British

Pieminister was born in Bristol in 2003, the not-so-pie-in-the-sky idea of two mates, Tristan Hogg and Jon Simon, who decided...

On the menu at Toast, Withington

Toast Withington

Withington Restaurant - British

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

The sign outside Sanskruti Indian Restaurant Withington

Sanskruti Withington

Withington Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

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

17Inside Skosh restaurant in York which serves adventurous world-fusion food with spectacular results.

Skosh

North Yorkshire Restaurant - European

Going by name and appearances, you’d be forgiven for mistaking Skosh for a Scandi furniture shop: tables the colour of...

Don Tacos Manchester

Don Tacos Manchester

Rusholme Restaurant - Mexican

Grab a booth, take away – whatever you decide, getting stuck in is definitely on the cards with Don Tacos...

Homemade coconut curry at Vietnamese Potbellied - a street food restaurant and bar in Chorlton, Manchester.

Vietnamese Potbellied

Chorlton Restaurant - Vietnamese

Vietnamese Potbellied is from the same family that ran Pho Bowl - the dinky restaurant that used to inhabit this...

Don Tacos table bolton

Don Tacos Bolton

Bolton Restaurant - Mexican

Grab a booth, take away – whatever you decide, getting stuck in is definitely on the cards with Don Tacos...

A chef cooking at Royal Nawaab - the three-storey restaurant in Levenshulme, Manchester.

Royal Nawaab

Levenshulme Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

Ask a local for directions in Levy and there’s a high chance they will use the Royal Nawaab as a...

Outdoor seating, Brewski, Chorlton

Brewski

Chorlton Restaurant - American

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

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

Pollen Bakery

Greater Manchester Restaurant - European

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

Chicken of Aragon pie, available at Pieminister

Pieminister Manchester Deansgate

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - British

Pieminister was born in Bristol in 2003, the not-so-pie-in-the-sky idea of two mates, Tristan Hogg and Jon Simon, who decided...

A dish served at Yu Copster Green - an acclaimed Chinese restaurant in the Ribble Valley

Yu Copster Green

Lancashire Restaurant - Chinese

Yu Copster Green (formerly known as Yu and You) is an established, upscale Chinese restaurant serving British favourites and house...

Chandeliers, white plastic chairs and artificial flowers inside Jandol in Levensulme

Jandol

Levenshulme Restaurant - Middle Eastern

Jandol is a well-loved, kitsch and colourful Lebanese restaurant and baklava bakery in Levensulme.

Bombay to Mumbai, Bramhall, Chola Bhatura

Bombay to Mumbai

Bramhall Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

The philosophy behind Bombay to Mumbai is simple: they want you to feel like a friend. It’s there in the...

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

Off the Wheaten Track

Altrincham Restaurant - Global

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

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

Station Hop

Levenshulme Restaurant - British

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

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

Kerb

Ancoats Restaurant - Bar

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

Wah Ji Wah

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

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

Mary and Archie Chorlton Brunch

Mary & Archie Didsbury

Didsbury Restaurant - Global

With colourful decor, eclectic knick-knacks, plenty of potted plants and a bit of a Seventies vibe, Mary & Archie does...

Asha's Indian Restaurant, Manchester

Asha’s

Manchester City Centre Restaurant - Indian subcontinent

Modern Indian restaurants come with their own USPs such as street food, home cooking and regionally-specific cuisine. Asha’s, near the...

Summer rolls served at Vnam - a Vietnamese restaurant in Ancoats, Manchester.

Vnam

Ancoats Restaurant - Vietnamese

Ancoats is fast becoming the go-to place in Manchester to get your authentic Vietnamese food fix, with various purveyors of...

Pokusevski's, Heaton Moor, quiche

Pokusevski’s

Heaton Moor Restaurant - European

Pokusevski’s has it all. Literally. From the Victorian stained glass windows, the art deco lamps and the Moroccan knick-knacks to...

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...

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...

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...

Liverpool's popular deli and restaurant Delifonseca on Brunswick Dock

Delifonseca

Brunswick Restaurant - European

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

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

Kampai Sushi Bar

Hale Restaurant - Japanese

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

An example of the dishes at Pho Cue restaurant in Manchester China Town

Pho Cue

Chinatown (Manchester) Restaurant - Vietnamese

"The food speaks for itself," says Cue Tran, owner of the Pho Cue Vietnamese kitchen, whose aim is to take...

Pull Up

Northern Quarter Restaurant - Caribbean

Caribbean vibes and Caribbean flavours are big at Pull Up at the top end of the Northern Quarter, where atmosphere...

Cafe Sanjuan

Stockport Restaurant - South American

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

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...

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