We love showing off our local businesses here in Greater Manchester, because we’ve got so many amazing ones. From bars and restaurants, to shops and local artisans, we’ve got everything and we’re not afraid to show it. Now, Greater Manchester has been recognised once again for its wonderful array of gastronomy, with several spots being named in ‘Britain’s 100 Best Local Restaurants‘ list by the Good Food Guide (TGFG).
The Good Food Guide’s ‘Best Local Restaurant‘ list celebrates the places that are the beating heart of communities around Britain. Using reader nominations as a driving force, TGFG inspected a great number of restaurants in the North West to decide which ones deserved a place in the 100 Best Local Restaurants 2023. Some are old favourites, others are new to the guide, all are brilliant places to eat.
Coming up trumps at number one in the North West was, no surprise, The Sparrows. Added to the Michelin Guide earlier this year, The Sparrows has become THE place to eat in Manchester, tucked away under a railway arch, making it a proper secret spot.
On The Sparrows, the Good Food Guide wrote: “The entrance to this Manchester eatery has a speakeasy vibe – including a black door where you need to ring for entrance. Convinced there would be no one inside, it was a Narnia-like moment for our inspector – although all that light and bustle offered the promise of good things to come.
“The menu features ‘flavourful and comforting’ dumplings and pasta in their many northern and central European variations – the fresh spätzle with Emmental cheese and braised onions, elicited one word: ‘bliss’. With ‘delightful, naturally friendly, informative and attentive’ service added to the mix, we are not surprised by its many nominations.”
Other Manchester eateries in the ‘Best Local Restaurants’ list include Bombay to Mumbai in Stockport and Lily’s Vegetarian Indian Cuisine in Ashton-under-Lyne, as well as city centre spots such as 10 Tib Lane, Edinburgh Castle, Another Hand and Higher Ground.
It’s been another successful year for Manchester in the gourmet world, and we’re pretty sure we’ll see even more acclaim, after this shout out in ‘Best Local Restaurants’, before the year’s out.