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Five Manchester restaurants that deserve a Michelin star

Manchester doesn’t have a single Michelin star, which is obviously daft. Here are the five restaurants that deserve one

By Ian Jones |
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Hawksmoor Manchester
Photograph: Toby Keane Hawksmoor Manchester

Manchester is home to an abundance of excellent restaurants – from burger joints to brilliant brunch destinations – that have revived the city’s culinary scene in ways big and small.

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

Restaurants, British

The French

Adam Reid has packed the menu with his own inventive creations.

Eat this: The peerless Tunworth cheese and broccoli custard, with truffle and offal.

Umezushi
Photograph: Courtesy TripAdvisor.com
Restaurants, Japanese

Umezushi

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.

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Hawksmoor, Manchester
Toby Keane
Restaurants, Steakhouse

Hawksmoor Manchester

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.

Restaurant MCR
Photograph: Courtesy TripAdvisor.com
Restaurants, Global

Restaurant MCR

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.

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Australasia
Photograph: Courtesy TripAdvisor.com
Restaurants, Pan-Asian

Australasia

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.

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