Living in Greater Manchester means I tend to dine out mainly in the North West of England.
And I'm not ashamed to say so as the region boasts some top class restaurants, food shops, pubs and cafés.
When I do venture out, one of my favourite places to go is the Lake District, preferably Ambelside as there are some fabulous restaurants and cake shops.
Of course there’s Manchester city centre, which includes some of the country’s best and award-winning eateries.
And it goes without saying that there are scores of prestigious restaurants down south - far too many for me to consider visiting any time soon.
Maybe when I win the lottery I’ll go on a nationwide restaurant tour!
Until then, here are web links for my favourite places to eat in the North West.