Eating & Drinking inNorth West

Incorporating the glorious scenery of the Lake District and the great cities of Liverpool and Manchester, the North West comprises Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside.

Some of the UK’s most gifted chefs work here, including Simon Rogan at L’Enclume, which has scored a perfect 10 for the past six years. The enduring influence of L’Enclume can also be seen in other restaurants in the region, many of which follow a similar path when it comes to using wild, foraged ingredients and Scandi techniques to conjure cutting-edge Modern British dishes.

Lake Road Kitchen at Ambleside and Forest Side at Grasmere are now well-established in the Guide but this year’s new entries include like-minded establishments such as the trio of Liverpool restaurants - Röski, Wreckfish and Belzan - and The Barn, the more casual offering at Moor Hall, where Mark Birchall’s main restaurant is now only one place away from the Top 10.

The region’s proliferation of envelope-pushing Modern British restaurants is mirrored by a raft of new entries with a more global influence, from the Indian flavours of Stockport’s Bombay to Mumbai to Vietnamese restaurant Mi & Pho in Manchester.

But it’s not just the new openings which are grabbing the spotlight. Brothers Joe and Ben Wright have been running their modest bistro Joseph Benjamin in Chester since 2006, during which time they have gained a loyal following and one that has seen them scoop Regional Winner in our Best Local Restaurant awards.


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