Manchester restaurants named amongst UK’s best by AA Rosette Guide 2023

The prestigious 2023 list has been revealed – and fourteen Greater Manchester restaurants made the list

Georgina Pellant Georgina Pellant - 13th October 2022

Fourteen Greater Manchester restaurants have been named amongst the UK’s best as the AA Rosette Guide publishes its 2023 edition.

The annual Restaurant Guide, now in its 29th edition, is considered one of the most trustworthy in the UK – giving information on location by county, sample prices, and recent chef changes as part of its breakdown.

This year it has earmarked fourteen Greater Manchester restaurants for their excellence, including Stockport’s Where The Light Gets In, Didsbury bistro Hispi, and The Old Bell Inn in Delph.

Image: A Restaurant Where The Light Gets In
Image: Mana

Mana, Manchester’s only Michelin star restaurant, also features, as does The Midland Hotel’s fine dining restaurant Adam Reid at The French, Simon Shaw’s El Gato Negro, Simon Wood’s WOOD Manchester, and King Street’s Kala.

Chez Mal Brasserie, George’s Dining Room and Bar, Hotel Gotham, The Lowry Hotel, Brasserie Abode and Podium at The Hilton are also featured.


After London, North Yorkshire is the region with the most eateries in this year’s guide with a total of 68 restaurants featured.

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Image: Hispi
Image: Kala

After that, the counties with the most restaurants are Devon (59), Cumbria (57), Cornwall (42), Gloucestershire and Norfolk (38), and Hampshire (36), Suffolk (32), Kent (31) and Oxfordshire (30).

Speaking on the 2023 Restaurant Guide, Simon Numphud, managing director of AA Media, said: “We are delighted to publish the leading guide to the UK’s top dining destinations, with 150 new establishments added to The Restaurant Guide 2023.

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“From Northern Stars to the Heart of England, Scotland to the capital, the restaurants in this year’s Guide demonstrate the high quality of culinary experiences across the country, offering delicious food and service of the highest standard.”

Feature image – WTLGI / Kala