Taste Top 20 Restaurants

It's a sign of our changing eating out habits that the Manchester Food and Drink Awards now features both Premium/Fine Dining and Casual Restaurant categories with places like Bundobust and Baratxuri deservedly winning awards in the latter category. Newcomers to this list confirm the Iberian peninsula still dominates our palates – Canto (Portuguese) and Tast Catala (Catalonia). Arrival of 2018, though, was Mana, which was quickly labelled 'Nordic' cuisine because chef/patron Simon Martin worked at Noma in Copenhagen, but its so much more – a real challenger for Restaurant of the Year against last year's winner, Adam Reid at The French.