The arrival of two hot young chefs with daring restaurant projects in the area around the Market Place, already host to monthly award-winning Foodie Friday events, means that Stockport food and drinkwise is more than a town with great pubs. They still feature prominently in this Top 10. A shame that the brilliant Quantum Brewery has closed but beer lovers are still spoilt for choice. Witness the huge draw that is the springtime Stockport Beer and Cider Festival and the recent arrival of the Petersgate Tap and Remedy Bar and Microbrewery in the centre. Upmarket suburbs The Heatons may still hold the whip hand for foodie kudos but Stockport is definitely on the up.