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Manchester - our little black book

Our undercover inspectors reveal some of the city's best-kept food and drink secrets

Coffee: Grindsmith, Salford
Try the house roast (or your favourite brew) at one of Grindsmith’s three sites, the latest of which is in Media City. grindsmith.com

Tea and cake: Proper Tea, Cathedral Yard
At Manchester Cathedral, Proper Tea is much more than an excuse for ‘more tea, vicar?’ jokes. Try one of the many Earl Greys. properteadeveloper.com

Pint: Beermoth, 70 Tib Street
From keg or cask, whatever’s pouring here is chosen with extreme – some might say obsessive – care. beermoth.co.uk

Wine: Hawksmoor, 184 Deansgate
From the restaurant's extensive wine list, try the César Florido Cruz del Mar cream sherry, served with a peerless sticky toffee pudding. thehawksmoor.com

Sandwich: Sugo, 22 Shaw's Road
A panino stuffed with prosciutto and aubergine from this Altrincham shop and sandwich counter is a must. sugopastakitchen.co.uk

Fish and chips: The Hip Hop Chip Shop, 10 Tariff Street
Expect beats’n’batter from this cool chip shop at the Kosmonaut Bar or track down their trailer, often at Media City on weekday lunchtimes. thehiphopchipshop.com

Pizza: Rudy's, 9 Cotton Street
The Neapolitan-style buffalo mozzarella at this Ancoats pizzeria is well worth queuing for. rudyspizza.co.uk

Takeaway: Companio Bakery, next to the Metrolink entrance at Victoria train station
Make a beeline for Victoria station on Tuesdays and Thursdays for a savoury Danish from the Companio Bakery. companiobakery.co.uk

One foodie thing you must do:
Take the tram to Altrincham’s Grade-II listed Market House for a brilliant lunch from one of its refectory counters. altrinchammarket.co.uk

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