Britain’s top 100 restaurants revealed for 2022
Diners across the country voted to help find Square Mealamong the top 100 restaurants in the UK in 2022.
The list is unique in that it excludes London restaurants, allowing the UK’s regional food scene to truly shine.
the resultsa combination of internal opinions from food magazine critics and thousands of restaurant votes, including three in Greater Manchester.
“In order to earn a place on the list, each restaurant had to offer more than just a great meal, they had to provide customers with an exceptional overall experience,” explains Square Meal.
“From gorgeous interiors, first-class wine lists and breathtaking views to exemplary service and sustainability commitments, we’ve weighed the whole package.”
So which Manchester restaurants made the list?
The highest entry is Adam Reid at the French, who comes in at number 16.
“The Frenchman is a grand and opulent affair, housed in the Grade II listed Midland Hotel in Manchester,” says Square Meal.
“Adam Reid’s modern, seasonal British cuisine cleverly blends contemporary cuisine with memories of his upbringing in Manchester.”
The restaurant posted on Instagram that it was “delighted” with the result.
“Up 10 places from last time after one of the toughest years in hospitality!” said The French team.
“The team worked extremely hard and couldn’t be happier with this result!”
Gary Usher’s Hispi bistro in Didsbury, which ranks 42nd, is also in the top 50.
“Offering hearty modern British and European plates and very affordable menus, Hispi has won numerous awards and is one of South Manchester’s favorite areas,” says Square Meal.
The restaurant and bar Ancoats Erst bears the number 72.
“From the team behind Trove Bakery, Erst is an industrial-chic restaurant with an emphasis on seasonal menus, natural wines and craft beers,” says Square Meal.
“The menu is concise, confident and filled with small plates and sharing dishes.”
The restaurant has won a series of accolades over the past two years, with the food critic of The ObserverJay Rayner, declaring last year that it was “one of the best meals of the year”.
Along with Adam Reid at The French, Erst has also been included in the Michelin Guide for 2022.
At the same time, two restaurants in the North West are part of the top 10: L’Enclume in Cartmel, recently awarded three Michelin stars; and the Moor Hall restaurant in Aughton, which holds two stars.