Waitrose Good Food Guide 2014 serves up great options for dining out in the North West - Simon Rogan’s L’Enclume takes number one spot -

New entries in the North West who have landed a spot in Waitrose Good Food Guide 2014 are:

The Greyhound Inn in Saughall, Sticky Walnut in Chester and La Bohemein Heatley, all in Cheshire; The Ploughin Lupton, Cumbria; Albert Square Chop House, Damson, The Rose Garden, Wing's, Yuzuand The French, all in Manchester; Hearth of the Ramin Ramsbottom;The Assheton Armsin Downham, Lancashire; The Clove Hitch and Delifonseca Dockside (which earlier this year won the Readers' Restaurant of the Year Award), both in Liverpool, and Novain Heswall, Merseyside.

Simon Rogan's restaurant The French, based at the Midland Hotel, has also been awarded the impressive accolade of Best New Entry in theWaitrose Good Food Guide 2014. The restaurant has gone straight into the guide's Top 50 restaurant listing.

Simon Rogan is dominating dining in the region; in addition to The French grabbing the number 12 slot in the Top 50 list, his restaurant L'Enclume in Cartmel, Cumbria has for the first time this year taken the prestigious number one place in the ranking, toppling Heston Blumenthal's The Fat Duck after six years at the top and making L'Enclume the best restaurant in the country according to the Good Food Guide 2014.

Three other restaurants in the North West have also made it on to the Top 50 listing -Fraiche in Merseyside at number 23, the Freemasons at Wiswell which is a new entry to the list at 42 and Simon Radley at the Chester Grosvenor at 47.

The region is also home to some of the longest serving restaurants in the Good Food Guide; Quince & Medlar in Cumbria has been listed in the guide for 25 years, Ramsons in Ramsbottom and Northcote in Lancashire have both featured for 27 years consecutively, Farlam Hall in Cumbria has clocked up 37 years while Sharrow Bay, also in Cumbria, has been included in the Good Food Guide for an impressive 53 years.

Elizabeth Carter, Consultant Editor of the Good Food Guide,commented: 'Judging by the energy, confidence and good vibrations coming from the North West, there's magic being worked here. The area has a reputation for some very good, affordable restaurants and the fantastic new entries this year can only add to that reputation. And praise, too, for Simon Rogan - he has given Manchester one of the most fascinating new restaurants in the UK.'


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