Which restaurants have our readers been visiting in January?

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 January 2022.

Iberico Ham Hand Carved At Baratxuri
Iberico ham handcarved at Baratxuri (8) Image: Confidentials

1. El Gato Negro ↑
2. Albert's Schloss ↓ 
3. The Refuge =
4. Hawksmoor, Manchester =
5. Another Hand =
6. Ducie Street Warehouse =
7. Where the Light Gets In =
8. Baratxuri =
9. Bundobust, Manchester Piccadilly ↑
10. Rudy's Pizza, Manchester Ancoats ↑

Charred Meats At Mughli Charcoal Pit In Manchester
Charred meats from the charcoal pit at Mughli (20) Image: Confidentials

11. On The Hush
12. Dishoom, Manchester ↑
13. Banyan, Spinningfields ↑
14. Ménagerie ↑
15. The Alchemist, Salford Quays ↑
16. Sicilian NQ ↓
17. Tokyo Ramen ↓
18. The Firehouse ↑
19. Six By Nico, Manchester ↓
20. Mughli, Manchester ↑

The Yellow Exterior Of The Goods In Prestwich
The Goods In (29), featured in our Prestwich guide Image: Confidentials

21. Hispi ↑
22. The Allotment Vegan Eatery ↑
23. Crazy Pedro's, Manchester Bridge St. ↑
24. San Carlo Cicchetti ↓
25. San Carlo Manchester ↓
26. The Bay Horse ↑
27. Sugo Pasta Kitchen, Altrincham ↑
28. Pull Up ↑
29. The Goods In ↑
30. Volta, Didsbury ↓

A Croissant Ice Cream Sandwich Hybrid Pastry From Pollen Bakery In Manchester
Remember the heady days of the Pollen (34) ice cream sandwich ❤️ Image: Confidentials

31. The Pasta Factory ↓
32. Porta, Altrincham ↓
33. Oystercatcher ↓
34. Pollen Bakery, KAMPUS ↑
35. Cottonopolis ↑
36. The Pen & Pencil ↓
37. Elnecot ↓
38. Ramona 🆕
39. 20 Stories ↓
40. Fress 🆕

A Dish Of Bacon Gravy At Honest Burger In Manchester
You can get a dish full of bacon gravy at Honest Burgers (41) Image: Confidentials

41. Honest Burgers, Manchester ↑
42. Flawd 🆕
43. Gaucho, Manchester 🆕
44. Almost Famous, Manchester Great Northern 🆕
45. BAB NQ ↓
46. Double Zero ↑
47. Rosso ↓
48. Salvi's, Northern Quarter ↓
49. Purezza 🆕
50. Corner & Bloom 🆕

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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