Which restaurants have our readers been visiting in May?

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 May 2022.

Stockport Where The Light Gets In Exterior In 2021
Where The Light Gets In (8) Image: Confidentials

1. El Gato Negro =

2. Albert’s Schloss ↑

3. The Refuge

4. Hawksmoor

5. On the Hush ↓

6. The Alchemist, Salford Quays ↑

7. Banyan, Spinningfields

8. Where the Lights Gets In

9. Ducie Street Warehouse ↑

10. Bundobust, Piccadilly ↓


Slick Interiors At Another Hand Restaurant Deasgate Mews
Bright interiors and photography at Another Hand (12) Image: Confidentials

11. Sicilian NQ

12. Another Hand

13. Hispi

14. Rudy’s Pizza, Ancoats =

15. Volta, Didsbury

16. Ménagerie

17. The Firehouse

18. Baratxuri, Ramsbottom

19. District

20. San Carlo Cicchetti


A Pepperoni Pizza And Drink At Crazy Pedros Pizza Parlour In Manchester
Popular pizza at Crazy Pedro's (23) Image: Confidentials

21. The Bay Horse 

22. A Tavola 

23. Crazy Pedro’s, Bridge Street =

24. Tokyo Ramen 

25. Cottonopolis 

26. Fress

27. San Carlo 

28. Six By Nico 

29. Oystercatcher 

30. Sugo Pasta Kitchen, Altrincham 


Ramona Margarita With El Tequileño Tequila
A Margarita at Ramona (40) Image: Confidentials

31. Levenshulme Bakery

32. The Pasta Factory

33. Porta, Altrincham

34. Salvi’s, NQ

35. Elnecot

36. Mughli

37. Belzan Pasta Kitchen at Escape to Freight Island

38. Escape to Freight Island

39. Gaucho

40. Ramona


Doughnuts At Lupo Prestwich
Doughnuts at Lupo (50) Image: Confidentials

41. The Pen & Pencil

42. Rosso

43. Double Zero

44. Jimmy’s

45. Zena

46. 20 Stories 

47. WowYauChow 🆕 

48. Bar San Juan

49. The Thirsty Korean

50. Lupo 🆕 

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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