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2019 11 20 Perfect Match Sale

‘A brilliant addition to the Manchester dining scene’ - The Perfect Match, Sale, reviewed

Neil Sowerby visits an exciting new restaurant owned by a very talented couple

2019 Tast Bday1

Manchester Confidential's best and worst restaurant reviews of 2019

Which restaurants scored the highest and the lowest in 2019? What were the 10/10 dishes...

2019 12 16 Lu Ban Interior1

‘Like wokking on sunshine’ - Lu Ban, Cain’s Brewery, reviewed

Vicky Andrews gets happily bamboozled by this dazzling new Chinese restaurant

2019 12 19 Ed Castle Door

'Straight into my dishes of the year' - The Edinburgh Castle, Ancoats, reviewed

Kelly Bishop has an offally good time at this pub in Ancoats

2019 12 17 Shokyu Media City Interior

‘I’d have sold a kidney for another one’ - Shoku, MediaCity, reviewed

Claire Woodier won’t let the location rain on this restaurant’s parade

2019 12 10 Exterior Abeja At Hatch

‘Little pieces of heaven’ - Abeja Tapas Bar at Hatch, Oxford Rd, reviewed

Gordo discovers a sunny corner of Spain in a most unlikely location

2019 12 06 Cropped Bills Spinningfields Exterior

'Like walking into your rich and horny old aunt’s house’ - Bills, Spinningfields, reviewed

Real-life market café chef Claire Woodier tests out this seasonally inspired chain restaurant’s new base...

2019 11 29 Bull And Bear Exterior

'Recipes by old Tom, portion sizes by new Tom' - The Bull & Bear, Stock Exchange Hotel, reviewed

Kelly Bishop visits one of the most talked about new openings of the year

2019 11 06 Chish And Fips Fish 1

‘The new Umezushi tempura batter-based project’ - Chish & Fips, reviewed

Neil Sowerby gets battered at this new Far-Eastern inspired chippie

2019 11 19 Easy Fish Wilmslow Exterior 2

‘The best fish you’ve had for miles’ - The Easy Fish Company, Wilmslow, reviewed

Gordo likes it when lobsters don't let him down.

2019 11 08 Lowry Hotel River Restaurant Interior

‘Bang on target’ - The River Restaurant at The Lowry Hotel, reviewed

Gordo checks into this five star hotel after its recent multi million pound revamp

19 11 4 Northern Soul Ext

'It's all about the pull' - Northern Soul, Tib Street reviewed

Lucy Tomlinson gets her head around Sunday Roast and Frazzle-themed toasties

2019 11 01 Ciaooo Special Pizza

'I honestly didn’t miss the cheese' - pizza wars: Franco Manca vs Ciaooo

Kelly Bishop wonders how a big chain from London compares to an indie joint on...

2019 10 29 The Northern Banquette

‘A nostalgic wallow’ - The Northern, Bolton, reviewed

Neil Sowerby gets his clogs on and heads up to Paul Heathcote’s new place

2019 10 25 Wah Ji Wah Interior

'Uneven, but with moments of excellence' - Wah Ji Wah, King Street West, reviewed

Jonathan Schofield experiences lovely lobster and a fine pudd

2019 10 12 Alvarium Interior Restaurant

‘Dr Gillian McKeith would be proud’ – Alvarium, Northern Quarter, reviewed

Kelly Bishop finds the plant-based small plates a little bit hit and miss

2019 09 25 Hyssop Exterior

'The bovril is in the details' - Hyssop, Glossop reviewed

Kelly Bishop investigates whether Hyssop is just a local restaurant for local people

2019 09 13 Sushi Marvel Seared Fish

‘A small morsel of joy’ - Sushi Marvel, Ancoats, reviewed

Jonathan Schofield is in love with Chorlton’s city centre sushi sibling

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