Calling Manchester And Liverpool! Grazia Needs Your Votes As The Two North West Cities Battle It Out In Grazia Local

15 April 2013 by

Grazia Local is back, and this time we've headed 'oop north to find the best places to eat, drink, shop and hang out in Manchester and Liverpool. Now, we need your help deciding which city pips the other to the post in the fun stakes. Take a look at our choices for best eateries and drinkeries below and cast your vote for whichever city's haunts whet your whistle.

Best Restaurant

almost famous burger manchester

Manchester: Almost Famous

“Hidden away on the edge of the Northern Quarter this place specializes in proper American-style burgers, beers and fries. I lovetheir no nonsense approach; there is no sign outside, no reservations and it’s hidden away at a back of an office block. Just make sure you get down early to avoid the long queues that often snake around the corner.” Almost Famous, High St Manchester, Greater Manchester M4 1HP, 0161 832 8644


charlie parkers liverpool

Liverpool: Charlie Parkers

“Charlie Parkers has been my favourite Liverpool restaurant for longer than I care to remember. It maybe isn't hip or glamorous but that's its charm. There is always a warm welcome from the family run team headed by mum Kathy and most importantly, the food is consistently good.”

47 Crosby Rd, 0151 928 1101

Best Cafe
 the deaf institute

Manchester: The Deaf Institute

“Located off Oxford Road, The Deaf Institute is a café bar and music hall found in a beautifully converted Victorian building with a unique dome ceiling and amphitheatre style seating at the back. Every week there’s something new going on: from bric-a-brac vintage fairs to a wide range of live music, open mic sessions and quizzes.”
The Deaf Institute, 135 Grosvenor St Manchester M1 7HE, 0161 276 9350


Quarter Liverpool
Liverpool: The Quarter

“The Quarter is situated in one of my favourite parts of the city, the Hope St Quarter. With the Roman Catholic cathedral at one end and the Anglican cathedral at the other and surrounded by Georgian buildings and cobbled streets it's a great place to have a lazy lunch or coffee and watch the world go by. Their pizzas and homemade cakes are loved by all.”

The Quarter, 10 Falkner St. Liverpool


Best Gallery

Richard Goodall Gallery
Manchester: Richard Goodall Gallery

“Based in Manchester across 2 locations, the Richard Goodall Gallery represents leading artists across photography, contemporary art, sculpture, and rock poster art including Terry O’Neill, Linda McCartney and Ronnie Wood to name just a few. I can’t walk by without popping in to see the latest exhibitions and collections. From photography, movie and music posters, sculptures, paintings, designer vinyltoys, cards and books it’s easy to lose an afternoon there!”

Richard Goodall Gallery, 59 Thomas Street Manchester, England, UK +44 (0)161 832 3435



tate liverpool
Liverpool: Tate Gallery Liverpool and Biennial Albert Dock Liverpool.

“The Tate Liverpool is the home of modern and contemporary art in the city. Also, the next Biennial Liverpool is in 2014, so definitely worth noting in your diary. It's the largest international contemporary art festival in the UK. But I love that you can find unusual art works out and about on the streets of Liverpool as well as in art galleries, like Antony Gormley's installation “Another Place". It’s 100 cast iron figures on Crosby beach – simply stunning.”

Tate Gallery, Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4BB

 Best Watering Hole
 britons protection pub manchester

Manchester: Britons Protection Pub

Best thing to do on a date – Go to Britons Protection Pub for whiskey tasting – biggest selection of whiskey’s in the city. FULL QUOTE TO COME

Briton's Protection Pub, 50 Great Bridgewater St, Manchester M1 5LE


liverpool panoramic 34
Liverpool: Panoramic 34

“At the top of the West Tower on the 34th floor of one of the UK's highest restaurants sits the Panoramic 34 restaurant and bar. It’s the perfect place to start the night in style. Sip a cocktail and take in the spectacular Liverpool skyline courtesy of the 360° views.”

Panoramic 34, Brook St., Liverpool



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