AA Restaurant Guide 2023: 14 Greater Manchester restaurants featured


The AA has released its restaurant guide for 2023, featuring 14 restaurants in the Grand Manchester Featured.

Adam Reid at The French received four rosettes, earning more rosettes than any other Grand Manchester restaurants that have.

The restaurant impressed with its wine list, earning it a spot on the Notable Wine List.

It is rated 4.5 on Tripadvisor – see what guests think through the website.

Now in its 29th edition, the A.A. Restaurant Guide for 2023 provides foodies with breakdowns of Restaurants by county, including a detailed description of each destination, information on the latest chef changes, hours of operation, sample menu prices and images of many of the locations featured.

Ratings of establishments inspected by the AA are based on the experience of hotel and restaurant inspectors from time to time.

The restaurants then receive 1 to 5 “rosettes” depending on the inspector’s evaluation.

What the AA Rosette Awards Mean

A rosette signifies that a restaurant achieves standards that stand out in its region, including food prepared with care, understanding and skill, good quality ingredients and the same expectations apply to hotel restaurants where guests should being able to eat with confidence and with a sense of anticipation.

Two Rosettes are awarded to the best local restaurants that aim for and achieve higher standards, greater consistency, greater apparent precision in cooking and evident attention to the selection of quality ingredients.

Restaurants with three rosettes are exceptional and achieve standards that demand national recognition far beyond their region. Cooking will be underpinned by the selection and sympathetic processing of the highest quality ingredients and the timing, seasoning and judgment of flavor combinations will always be excellent and these virtues will tend to be supported by other elements such as ‘intuitive service and a well-chosen wine list.

Restaurants with four rosettes are among the best in the UK where cuisine demands national recognition. Restaurants will demonstrate intense ambition, a passion for excellence, superb technical skills, remarkable consistency and an appreciation for culinary traditions combined with a passionate desire to explore and improve.

Finally, five rosettes are described as the pinnacle, where the cuisine compares to the best in the world. Restaurants with five rosettes will have very individual voices and they will demonstrate breathtaking culinary skills and set the standards that others aspire to, but few achieve.


Greater Manchester Restaurants with 2023 AA Rosettes

Here are all the restaurants in Greater Manchester that have received rosettes in the 2023 AA Restaurant Guide.


  • The Old Bell Inn – 1 rosette



  • Adam Reid at The French – 4 rosettes (Notable Wine List)
  • Brasserie ABode – 2 rosettes
  • Chez Mal Brasserie – 1 rosette
  • Tapas El Gato Negro – 1 rosette
  • Dining room and bar George’s – 1 rose window
  • Gotham Hotel – 2 rose windows
  • Kala Bistro – 1 rose window
  • The Lowry Hotel – 2 rose windows
  • Mana – 4 rosettes
  • Podium – 1 rosette
  • WOOD Manchester – 2 rosettes


  • Where the light enters – 3 rosettes

The AA Restaurant Guide for 2023 can be purchased online here and in bookstores.


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