These 11 Gorgeous Venues Are Officially Manchester's Most Stylish
How many have you been to?
Anyone familiar with the bars and eateries of Greater Manchester knows there are some stunning locations to spend your time - and cash.
But now there are 11 venues which can officially say they're among the most stylish on the globe.
These have been nominated in the 2017 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards - set to be given out in London on October 5.
Now in its ninth year, the awards are a globally recognised competition dedicated to the design of food and beverage spaces.
They explain: "This covers every imaginable space, from ships to airports, museums to burger vans, and from revered Michelin-starred establishments to the fleeting dynamism of pop-ups."
The Awards attract the world’s top designers, hospitality operators and judges from the UK and globally, with recent names including Zaha Hadid, Gordon Ramsay, Alberto Alessi and many more.
Here are the Mancunian entries to reckon with.
1. Bare red brick
What: Hispi, the hip venue from the team behind Sticky Walnut and Burnt Truffle designed by CKB, has been nominated in the 'standalone restaurant' category.
What TripAdvisor says: "Aesthetically the restaurant has been developed really beautifully. It's a cool mix of modern and rustic - bravo to the interior designer."
1C School Ln, Didsbury M20 6RD
2. Industrial metalwork
What: GBK Bolton, designed by Moreno Masey, is up in the 'restaurant or bar in a retail space' category.
What TripAdvisor says: "The deco is a bit quirky."
Market Place Shopping Centre, The Vaults, Bolton BL1 2AR
3. Modern merged with classic
What: GBK Oldham, from Fusion DNA, is a 'restaurant or bar in a heritage building' which really makes the most of its space.
What TripAdvisor says: "The restaurant has a tasteful layout that compliments the old town hall it now forms part of."
The Old Town Hall, Parliament Square, Yorkshire St, Oldham OL1 1RA
4. Floral frieze
What: LEAF from R2 Architecture is a 'restaurant or bar in a heritage building' which has a nice line in florals.
What TripAdvisor says: "The interior is gorgeous."
113–115 Portland St, Manchester M1 6DW
5. Arresting views
What: Lead Station is a 'restaurant or bar in a heritage building' - a former police station designed by R2 Architecture.
What TripAdvisor says: "Great and very stylish re-fit."
99 Beech Rd, Manchester M21 9EQ
6. Botanic beauty
What: Menagerie, a fairytale space from Joel Barker, has been put forward for the 'standalone restaurant' category.
WhatTripAdvisor says: "The décor is beautiful."
One New Bailey, New Bailey St, Salford M3 5JL
7. Attractive atrium
What: Refuge by Volta in the Palace Hotel is up as a 'restaurant or bar in a hotel' and was designed by Michaelis Boyd Associates.
What TripAdvisor says: "Great building, wonderful interior space, and a casual, funky vibe."
Oxford St, Manchester M60 7HA
8. Copper cool
What: Smokehouse and Cellar is up as a 'standalone restaurant'. Designed by Oracle Industries, it marries wood and metal.
What TripAdvisor says: "Manchester Smokehouse has a nice decor, which follows that rustic wood and brass style."
18 Lloyd St, Manchester M2
9. Whitewashed walls
What: Con Club, from Tony Abberley Studios, is up as a 'restaurant or bar in a heritage building'. The lighting makes the space bright and airy.
What TripAdvisor says: "They have done a great job bringing life to a near derelict building."
48 Greenwood St, Altrincham WA14 1RZ
10. Pastel accents
What: Living Room is uplifting as a 'bar or club' - and was given its individual appearance by Fusion By Design.
What TripAdvisor says: "Stunning, a gorgeous bar/restaurant."
80 Deansgate, Manchester M3 2ER
11. Fur lined
What: Refinery from Fusion DNA is noted in the 'bar or club' section, and it's a must-visit venue.
What TripAdvisor says: "I was impressed with the interior."
2 Hardman Boulevard, Manchester M3 3AQ