Square Meal has named four Greater Manchester restaurants among the best in the UK in its prestigious list of the top 100 restaurants.
The list, a blend of in-house critic-led opinions and thousands of diner votes, stands as an unparalleled representation of both professional judgments and real-life dining experiences.
Months in the making, Square Meal meticulously curates this list after evaluating hundreds of restaurants to ensure only the industry’s crème de la crème secures a coveted spot.
Manchester’s culinary excellence on display at Square Meal
Among the distinguished eateries, Higher Ground stands out as the only Manchester restaurant to secure a place in the top 20 of Square Meal’s top 100 restaurants.
Recognised for its confident, creative, and expertly crafted menu, Higher Ground is a laid-back British bistro and bar that captivates diners with its unique offerings.
Seating 50 guests, the restaurant features a dedicated walk-in wine room and a long strip of burnt orange leather counter seats, providing views of the open kitchen and charcoal oven while fostering interaction with the chefs.
The standout performers
Square Meal’s top 100 list also applauds The Sparrows, securing an impressive 53rd place, while Erst follows closely at the 69th spot. 10 Tib Lane, holding the 99th place, adds to the diverse representation of Greater Manchester’s culinary prowess.
Each of these restaurants has earned its spot through a blend of Square Meal’s critical assessment and the votes of thousands of diners, making the list a testament to their excellence.
Higher Ground’s rave reviews with Square Meal
Square Meal showered Higher Ground with praise, commending its Gold Award-worthy attributes.
The restaurant’s pale wooden tables and dark leather seats create a neat, stripped-back ambience, complemented by splashes of colour that add warmth to the dining room.
Visitors, echoing Square Meal’s sentiments, have lauded Higher Ground on Tripadvisor, solidifying its reputation as a go-to destination for those seeking a remarkable dining experience.
How Square Meal ranks restaurants
Square Meal’s dedication to crafting this exclusive list is evident in its dual approach, blending professional opinions with the collective experiences of diners.
This commitment ensures that only the finest establishments secure a place, making the top 100 restaurants list a reliable guide for discerning diners seeking culinary excellence.
The recognition of four Greater Manchester restaurants reflects the region’s vibrant culinary scene. And it feels like we’re only just getting started, with belters like Skof on the horizon.
From Higher Ground’s confident and creative menu to the unique offerings of The Sparrows, Erst, and 10 Tib Lane, these establishments showcase the diversity and excellence that define Manchester’s dining landscape.
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