Which restaurants have our readers been visiting in August?

What are the hottest fifty restaurants in Manchester? 

We have a way of finding out. It’s called Confidential Guides and it launched back in August 2021 with a view to providing our readers with a powerful and infinitely useful tool to find the best places to eat, drink and be generally merry all across the north of England. There is an individual page for each restaurant with a description, buttons to book a table and tags to make searching easier. We also publish curated restaurant guides to give our readers inspiration.

The restaurant guide everyone's talking about

Our new Greater Manchester restaurant directory took off like a rocket and thousands of people every month now use it to decide where to eat, with over thousands of tables being booked as a result.

Every month, we will publish the top 50 most visited restaurants on ConfidentialGuides.com. The restaurants you, the people, are most interested in, the ones you’re choosing for celebrations and special events, the ones everybody is talking about. 

We’ve been watching the stats closely and are excited to show you the results. 

The hottest restaurants in Manchester

Want to keep on top of what’s hot and what’s not? Bookmark this page and check back on the first Thursday of the month, every month for the updated Hot 50 chart.

Here is our Confidentials Guides Hot 50 - the most popular restaurants in Manchester in August 2022.

Spiced Potatoes With Cauliflower Puree At The Beeswing Manchester Restaurant
Newcomer The Beeswing (8) at KAMPUS has been popular over the past month Image: Confidentials

1. Albert’s Schloss =

2. El Gato Negro =

3. Another Hand =

4. The Refuge =

5. Hawksmoor =

6. Ducie Street Warehouse =

7. Where The Light Gets In ↑ 

8. The Beeswing 🆕

9. Baratxuri ↓

10. Bundobust =


Salted Doughnuts At Cibus In Levenshulme
Try the salted doughnuts at Cibus (19) in Levenshulme Image: Confidentials

11. Rudy's Pizza, Ancoats ↓

12. Pollen Bakery KAMPUS ↑ 

13. District ↑ 

14. On The Hush ↓

15. Tokyo Ramen ↑ 

16. Oystercatcher ↓ 

17. San Carlo Manchester ↑

18. Hispi ↓

19. Cibus 🆕

20. Grand Pacific 🆕


Red Thai Curry From Neon Tiger Manchester
Red Thai curry from another newcomer, Neon Tiger (21) Image: Confidentials

21. Neon Tiger 🆕

22. Sicilian NQ ↑

23. The Firehouse ↓

24. Hello Oriental ↑

25. Volta ↓

26. Banyan, Spinningfields ↓

27. Porta, Altrincham ↓

28. Mughli ↓

29. The Alchemist, Salford Quays ↓

30. Ménagerie ↓


Rosso Lunch Stories34
Bit of elegance at Rosso (36) Image: Confidentials

31. Sugo, Altrincham ↓

32. The Pen & Pencil ↑

33. Escape to Freight Island ↑

34. 20 Stories 🆕

35. Levenshulme Bakery ↓

36. Rosso ↑

37. The Pasta Factory ↑

38. Elnecot ↓

39. Cottonopolis ↓

40. The Bay Horse ↓


The Black Friar Pub In Salford
A rose between two thorns - The Black Friar (43) Image: Confidentials

41. Zena ↑

42. Almost Famous, Great Northern ↑

43. The Black Friar 🆕

44. Amma's Canteen 🆕

45. BAB NQ 🆕

46. Indian Tiffin Room 🆕

47. San Carlo Cicchetti ↓

48. Double Zero ↓

49. Namii Kitchen & Cocktails 🆕

50. Fress ↓

Remember, if you don't see your favourite restaurant in this month's Hot 50, make sure to search it out on ConfidentialGuides.com. It might make next month's list.


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