There was recognition for four Manchester restaurants in Monday night’s prestigious National Restaurant Awards.

While the top 100 list was typically dominated by London eateries, Manchester’s only Michelin Star spot, Mana, was ranked at number 14.

Simon Martin’s acclaimed fine-dining restaurant was closely followed by Higher Ground, which also made the top 20 in 16th, a significant jump from its 51st spot last year.

Manchester’s only other representative in the list was Erst, with the Ancoats favourite claiming 50th.

Outside of the top 100 list, Manchester newcomers Skof, from hugely acclaimed chef Tom Barnes (formerly of L’Enclume), was named ‘One to watch’ on the night.

The Ledbury in London was awarded first in the rankings, of which more than half were filled by restaurants in the capital.

Other Northern restaurants included in the top 100 list included Moor Hall and Northcote in Lancashire, Langho’s Northcote, Parkers Arms in Clitheroe, L’Enclume in Cumbria and the Lake District’s Forest Side.

Brad Lengden
Published on:
Tue 11 Jun 2024