Unfortunately, we have yet to receive a single Michelin star. Are things about to change? Here are five eateries that we think have pulled their weight and deserve to be awarded the food world’s highest honour.
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Michelin star-worthy restaurants in Manchester
Adam Reid has packed the menu with his own inventive creations.
Eat this: The peerless Tunworth cheese and broccoli custard, with truffle and offal.
This tiny hidden-away sushi place serves awe-inspiring food.
Eat this: The unagi (freshwater eel) takes days to prepare and is an absolute must-try.
Best steak in the whole city, no contest. Plus smoky cocktails to complete a perfect night.
Eat this: The bone marrow starter deserves a mention, but get the game-changing fillet steak.
Super chef Aiden Byrne’s tasting menu is as opulent and awe-inspiring as you’d expect.
Eat this: The duck breast with grilled blackberries and beetroot, or pigeon with a cherry sorbet.
One of the most glam venues in the city, serving impossibly fresh Pan Asian seafood and sushi.
Eat this: It has to be the crisp suckling pork belly with pineapple curry.