The latest edition of the Good Food Guide has just been released, and 33 Greater Manchester restaurants have made it onto the pages – though only one has been deemed worthy of a spot in the top 50.
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Adam Reid at The French has climbed four places from last year’s guide, now ranking as the 13th best restaurant in the UK.
It’s also the highest ranked restaurant to not have a Michelin star – which is surely a good sign for when those elusive accolades are awarded in October.
Though The French was the only Greater Manchester restaurant in the upper reaches of the guide, which is published by Waitrose, there are a few others from the north west that have made the cut.
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L’Enclume in Cumbria is in second place, and Moor Hall in Lancashire – which won its first Michelin star less than a year after opening – comes in in 11th place.
The guide is compiled through a mixture of feedback from readers and anonymous reviews and inspections.
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There were 33 Greater Manchester restaurants in 2017’s guide too, but it’s not the same 33 we’re seeing this year.
New additions for Manchester include D&D’s 20 Stories in Spinningfields and Mary-Ellen McTague’s The Creameries in Chorlton.
Two new Didsbury spots have made the guide this year – Indique on Burton Road and No. 4 Wine and Dine on Warburton Street.
Also joining the list this year is Mi & Pho, a tiny Vietnamese cafe in Northenden, and Bombay to Mumbai in Bramhall.
For every new restaurant to join the list, another one has left. Rabbit in the Moon has been dropped from the 2019 guide, as have Teacup Kitchen and Greens.
Salford’s only entry last year – Vero Moderno – has been scrapped too, leaving the city sorely underrepresented this year.
Stockport has also lost two entries – Aamchi Mumbai in Cheadle and Easy Fish Co in Heaton Moor – while Bolton’s Provenance, in Westhoughton, no longer features.
All the Greater Manchester restaurants in the Good Food Guide 2018
20 Stories, city centre
Adam Reid at The French, city centre – read our review
Albert Square Chop House, city centre
Tapas restaurant El Gato Negro on King Street, Manchester
Australasia, city centre
El Gato Negro, city centre – read our review
Hawksmoor, city centre – read our review
Hispi, Didsbury – read our review
Indian Tiffin Room, city centre – read our review
Indique, West Didsbury
Lunya, city centre – read our review
Manchester House, city centre
Mi & Pho, Northenden
No. 4 Wine and Dine, Didsbury
The Refuge, city centre – read our review
The Creameries, Chorlton
The Lime Tree, Didsbury
The Pasta Factory, city centre
TNQ, city centre – read our review
Umezushi, city centre – read our review
Volta, Didsbury – read our review
Wing’s, city centre – read our review
Yuzu, city centre
Angkor Soul, Marple
Bombay to Mumbai, Bramhall
Where The Light Gets In, Stockport – read our review
The White Hart at Lydgate, Saddleworth – read our review
Lily’s Vegetarian Cuisine, Ashton-Under-Lyne – read our review
Sugo Pasta Kitchen, Altrincham – read our review
Porta, Altrincham – read our review
The Good Food Guide 2019 is published by Waitrose and is available now from Amazon, priced at £15.99.