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Are these the 33 best restaurants in Greater Manchester? The Good Food Guide 2019 thinks so

The 2019 edition of The Good Food Guide has just been published, and Adam Reid at The French has climbed four places from last year’s guide, now ranking as the 13th best restaurant in the UK. It’s also the highest ranked restaurant to not have a Michelin star.

While only one Manchester restaurant has earned a place in the top 50 UK restaurants, there are 33 restaurants across Greater Manchester included in the 2019 guide.

Restaurants in Manchester, Stockport, Oldham, Bury, Rochdale, Tameside and Trafford have made the cut.

Covering the best restaurants, pubs and cafés across the UK, the guide is completely rewritten and compiled from scratch each year. The results are based on feedback from readers as well as anonymous expert inspections.

There were 33 restaurants across Greater Manchester in last year’s guide, too – although they’re not the same 33 this year.

New additions for Manchester include 20 Stories in Spinningfields, which opened earlier this year, and Mary-Ellen McTague’s The Creameries in Chorlton.

Two restaurants in Didsbury have been added to the guide this year – Indique on Burton Road, and No. 4 Wine and Dine on Warburton Street.

Mi & Pho, a Vietnamese cafe in Northenden, and Bombay to Mumbai in Bramhall, have also joined the list.

But several restaurants which made last year’s guide have been dropped this year.

In Manchester, Rabbit in the Moon has been dropped from the 2019 guide, as have both Teacup Kitchen and Greens, Simon Rimmer’s vegetarian restaurant in Didsbury.

Salford had one entry in last year’s guide – Vero Moderno – but that has been dropped from the 2019 guide. There are now no Salford entries.

Stockport has also lost two entries – Aamchi Mumbai in Cheadle and Easy Fish Co in Heaton Moor. Provenance, in Westhoughton, has also been cut.

Here’s the full list of 33 Greater Manchester restaurants included in The Good Food Guide 2019.


20 Stories, city centre

Adam Reid at The French, city centre

Albert Square Chop House, city centre

Australasia, city centre

El Gato Negro, city centre

Hawksmoor, city centre

Hispi, Didsbury

Indian Tiffin Room, city centre

Indique, West Didsbury

Lunya, city centre

Manchester House, city centre

Mi & Pho, Northenden, city centre

No. 4 Wine and Dine, Didsbury

The Refuge, city centre

The Creameries, Chorlton

The Lime Tree, Didsbury

The Pasta Factory, city centre

TNQ, city centre

Umezushi, city centre

Volta, Didsbury

Wing’s, city centre

Yuzu, city centre


Angkor Soul, Marple

Bombay to Mumbai, Bramhall

Where The Light Gets In, Stockport


The White Hart at Lydgate, Saddleworth


Baratxuri, Ramsbottom

Levanter, Ramsbottom

One Eighty Eight, Whitefield


Nutters, Norden


Lily’s Vegetarian Cuisine, Ashton-Under-Lyne


Porta, Altrincham

Sugo Pasta Kitchen, Altrincham

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