The Good Food Guide wants you to nominate your favourite Greater Manchester hidden gem restaurant for their ‘Best Local Restaurant’ award.

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For the next four weeks, no stone will go unturned in the search for the very best local hospitality in all corners of Britain. In a time of sharply rising costs and unprecedented closures, restaurants are relying more than ever on support from their loyal regulars and Greater Manchester’s food and drink scene needs your help to nominate them for consideration for the award.

Restaurants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for nomination;

  • Independently run; owned by the chef or a hands-on proprietor;
  • Offers regularly changing, seasonal menus at affordable prices;
  • Demonstrates strong relationships with local suppliers;
  • Rooted in the local community;
  • Offers at least two dinner services a week;
  • Gives customers a genuine, warm welcome.

Readers can nominate their favourites by heading to The Good Food Guide website here and each nomination made will be entered into a prize draw to win a £250 restaurant voucher. Furthermore, the best nomination submission will be handed the chance to take up the coveted position of Guest Inspector for The Good Food Guide.

“The simple formula of a kitchen that cooks fresh to order is the very principle on which The Good Food Guide was founded,” says Elizabeth Carter, editor of the Guide.

 “We have always maintained that the best restaurants offer creative, memorable food based on quality, seasonal and local produce. In other words, no pretensions or gimmicks, just first-class food cooked from ingredients deeply rooted in the region. A commitment to their community and a strong relationship with local suppliers is what makes a restaurant truly local.”

“Our readers are our most valued source for discovering brilliant restaurants and have been since the Guide was founded back in 1951,” adds Chloë Hamilton, managing editor of The Good Food Guide.Despite tough conditions, the calibre of local restaurants in 2023 is higher than it has ever been, so we look forward to seeing what gems readers send our way.”

Once nominations close, The Good Food Guide’s editors will reveal a shortlist of contenders across seven areas, including North West England. Anonymous inspections of the frontrunners will follow, before regional winners and the overall Best Local Restaurant of 2023 is announced at the end of June.

Nominate your favourites by heading to The Good Food Guide website here.