Which restaurants have our readers been visiting in October?

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 October 2022.

Rare Breed Pork Chop From Another Hand On Deansgate Mews Manchester
The rare breed pork chop at Another Hand (2) Image: Confidentials

1. Albert’s Schloss =

2. Another Hand ↑

3. El Gato Negro ↓

4. The Refuge =

5. Ducie Street Warehouse ↑ 

6. Where The Light Gets In ↑

7. Hawksmoor ↓

8. Baratxuri ↑

9. On The Hush ↑

10. Sicilian NQ ↑


Roast Chicken At The Firehouse
Roast chicken at The Firehouse (11) Image: Confidentials

11. The Firehouse ↑

12. Bundobust, Piccadilly ↓

13. Flawd ↑

14. The Pen & Pencil ↑

15. The Laureate at Hyatt Regency Hotel 🆕

16. Mughli =

17. San Carlo Manchester ↑

18. Rudy's Pizza, Ancoats ↓

19. Tokyo Ramen ↓

20. Grand Pacific ↑


Elnecot Wagyu Beef Burger With Unami Glaze Cutting Room Square Ancoats Best Burgers In Manchester
Wagyu beef burger from Elnecot (25) Image: Confidentials

21. Escape to Freight Island ↓

22. Hispi ↓

23. Maray, Manchester ↑

24. Ménagerie =

25. Elnecot ↑

26. San Carlo Cicchetti ↑

27. Cottonopolis ↑

28. Banyan, Spinningfields ↓

29. Pollen Bakery, KAMPUS ↓

30. BAB NQ


Namii Brunch With Exterior Background Eating Out Offers Manchester
Bottomless brunch at Namii (39) Image: Confidentials

31. Oystercatcher ↑

32. El Rincon de Rafa ↑

33. Six By Nico ↑

34. The Alchemist, Salford Quays ↓

35. Volta, Didsbury ↓

36. The Bay Horse ↓

37. Hello Oriental ↓

38. 20 Stories ↓

39. Namii Kitchen & Cocktails ↑

40. Pull Up ↑


Scrunched Noodles Chicken Red Curry Like Khao Soi At Neon Tiger Manchester
Chicken red curry at Neon Tiger (48) Image: Confidentials

41. Fress ↓

42. Crazy Pedros, Bridge Street ↓

43. The Beeswing 🆕

44. The Black Friar 🆕

45. Porta, Altrincham ↓

46. Gaucho ↓

47. The Allotment Vegan Eatery ↑

48. Neon Tiger 🆕

49. Yum Cha 🆕

50. Australasia ↓

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.


Read next: Manchester's top eating out offers, deals and discounts: November 2022

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