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Manchester restaurant named as one of UK’s best by prestigious food guide

Things are heating up in Manchester's dining scene: Higher Ground, with its innovative seasonal menus and a Best New Restaurant nomination in The Good Food Guide Awards 2024, is making waves.
Higher Ground

Things are hotting up in Manchester dining out scene.

Michelin has announced they want a slice of the action, hosting their awards ceremony at the Midland later this year, we’ve had a sneak peek at the much anticipated Skof, which is set to be another cracking place for a scran.

And there’s more good news just announced, too.

Higher Ground has earned a coveted nomination for Best New Restaurant in The Good Food Guide Awards 2024.

This accolade recognises the outstanding dedication and creativity demonstrated by Higher Ground and its team in their first year of operation.

With them hotly tipped to pick up a Michelin star later this year too, isn’t it time you got yourself in there for a munch?

Higher Ground topped the Good Food Guide Awards 2024

Higher Ground

In a field of high-profile openings, Higher Ground has captivated the palates of both Good Food Guide editors and readers.

The restaurant’s innovative, imaginative seasonal menus and diverse à la carte selection have set it apart as a frontrunner in modern British dining.

Breaking Down the Nominees:

Dorian, London
Higher Ground, Manchester
Lark, Suffolk
Mountain, London
Mýse, North Yorkshire
Noble Rot Mayfair, London
The Abbey Inn, North Yorkshire

Amidst tough competition, Higher Ground stands proudly alongside these exceptional establishments, showcasing its commitment to pushing the boundaries of modern British gastronomy.

The team at Higher Ground expressed their absolute delight at being recognised within The Good Food Guide’s Best New Restaurant category.

Their nomination is a testament to the collective effort that has made the first year a remarkable journey.

“We’re absolutely delighted to be nominated within The Good Food Guide’s Best New Restaurant category. To be nominated amongst such amazing company makes us very proud as a team. What a first year it’s been, and we can’t wait for this next one!” – Higher Ground Team

The charm of Higher Ground lies not only in its culinary prowess but also in the dedication to creating a unique and unforgettable dining experience.

Guests can expect a celebration of flavours, a commitment to seasonal ingredients, and a menu that reflects the restaurant’s ethos of pushing boundaries.

What’s on the menu?

Higher Ground change their menus on a seasonable basis, but from the sample menu they have on their website – it looks pretty damn special.

They are currently offering a £35 per person lunchtime menu and £55 per person dinnertime seasonal sharing menu.

These thoughtfully curated menus not only showcase the pinnacle of British produce but also embody a commitment to sustainability, local partnerships, and whole-animal butchery practices

Served family-style, the seasonal sharing menu at Higher Ground transforms dining into a communal celebration.

Delight in a culinary spectacle with highlights that include oysters dressed with Seri’s nasturtium hot sauce, Rebel cured beef, cuttlefish ink-cured ham, hand-rolled wholewheat pasta with braised venison and red wine ragu, and a tantalising plate of British cheeses featuring Tor – an ash-coated goat’s milk cheese from White Lake Cheese, Somerset, accompanied by pine cone jam.

You can check their menu out by clicking here

All in all, not bad for your first year in the city.

As the team looks forward to the next chapter, diners can expect Higher Ground to continue pushing the boundaries and delivering an unparalleled dining experience.

Find out more on their website here

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