The luxury travel magazine, Condé Nast Traveller has, for many years, been the ‘go to’ source for many an upmarket and independent traveller, and has been the recipient of many, many awards over the years due to the quality of their writing and recommendations.
More recently, they turned their experienced attention to the best city breaks in the UK, creating a shortlist of 13 of the greatest cities to visit – taking into consideration history, culture and best of all – fantastic food.
Selected by the editors of Condé Nast Traveller, the list features some absolutely fantastic cities, including our own, which they’ve named ‘The Foodie City’.
There’s not much to argue with there, with the magazine highlighting how Manchester has “upped its foodie game over the past few years”, with the arrival of the likes of Dishoom, Ivy Spinningfields and Mana, “from ex-Noma chef Simon Martin, with reindeer moss and bark on the menu.”
Sticking with the ‘foodie’ label, Condé Nast take a little trip over to the constantly improving and evolving nearby Stockport, a firm foodie destination with the town’s Foodie Fridays, plus the arrival of The Produce Hall in its Victorian Market and “the wonderful, tasting-menu-only Where The Light Gets In”
They also mention the arrival of some pretty impressive hotels in which to stay whilst visiting the city, including the Dakota Hotel; “dressed in designer black near Piccadilly, with a seriously grown-up bar and restaurant and terrace views of the canal” and the excellent Ducie Street Warehouse; “a former goods warehouse… an ambitious space with 166 apartments, including 8 penthouses with private terraces”
Also included in the list are Glasgow, Belfast, Liverpool, Bath, Dundee and Swansea, and you can read the full list right here.