Top Choice Cafe in Manchester

Rosylee Tearooms

A touch of Edwardian and Georgian elegance in the heart of the Northern Quarter, this gorgeous tearooms has expanded its menu to offer a range of British classics like beer-battered haddock and chips and steak suet …
Top Choice Modern British in Chester

Simon Radley at the Grosvenor

Simon Radley's formal restaurant (you're instructed to arrive 30 minutes early for drinks and canapés) has served near-perfect Modern British cuisine since 1990, when it was first awarded the Michelin star that it h…
Top Choice Modern British in Manchester

Manchester House

This much-praised restaurant atop a nondescript 60s-era tower serves molecular cuisine, but with a Manchester twist. Chef Aiden Byrne offers a simplified version of Blumenthal and Adriá, but without sacrificing any …
Top Choice Spanish in Liverpool

Salt House

Liverpool has grown fond of its Spanish tapas bars, and this gorgeous spot – half deli, half restaurant – is the best of them. The cooking is authentic, varied and delicious, from the choice of charcuterie to the wo…
Top Choice Seafood in Douglas

Little Fish Cafe

Superb seafood presented in a variety of ways, from hake with mustard and lemon butter to a Kerala-style fish curry. For brunch, the Queenie Po'Boy (battered Manx queenies, paprika mayo and avocado on sourdough-brio…
Top Choice Modern British in Forest of Bowland

Northcote Hotel

One of the finest restaurants in northern England, Northcote's Michelin-starred menu is the unpretentious, delicious creation of chef Nigel Haworth and sommelier Craig Bancroft. Duck, lamb, beef and chicken are give…
Top Choice Modern British in Forest of Bowland

Inn at Whitewell

Head chef Jamie Cadman specialises in exquisitely prepared and presented traditional English game dishes like whole roast Goosnargh cornfed poussin. The views from the restaurant are stunning.
Modern British in Liverpool

London Carriage Works

Head chef Dave Critchley has picked up where Paul Askew left off and continues to set the culinary tone for the city. This award-winning restaurant successfully blends ethnic influences from around the globe with st…
Bistro in Liverpool


A gorgeous little wine bar and bistro with outdoor seating for that elusive summer's day.
Steak in Chester

Upstairs at the Grill

This two-storey Manhattan-style steakhouse is the place to devour every cut of meat, from American-style porterhouse to a sauce-sodden chateaubriand. All of the cuts are locally sourced and dry aged for five weeks t…