Restaurants

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 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 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 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.
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 (queen scallops), paprika mayo and avocado…
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 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…
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…
Modern Australian in Manchester

Australasia

One of Manchester's most successful building conversions has been that of the basement archive of the Manchester Evening News into this suprisingly bright and beautiful restaurant, which serves contemporary Australi…
Modern British in Manchester

The French

The revamped restaurant of the Midland Hotel (where Rolls met Royce to make motoring history) is now home to Simon Rogan's exquisite Modern British cuisine, which uses exclusively local produce grown on his farm in …