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Dinner with James Martin, James Martin Manchester

Northern Soul chats to chef James Martin about Saturday morning telly, dogs and his culinary roots

June 7, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Soul chats to chef James Martin about Saturday morning telly, dogs and his culinary roots

I’ve got a bit of thing for celebrity chefs. Maybe it’s the apron, or perhaps it’s because they can cook me a decent meal?  

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Review: An Evening with Jean-Christophe Novelli, Don Giovanni, Manchester

January 24, 2017 Comments Off on Review: An Evening with Jean-Christophe Novelli, Don Giovanni, Manchester

I’m no foodie, as any of my friends will tell you.

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Azuma

Review: Azuma Restaurant, Manchester

December 24, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Azuma Restaurant, Manchester

Manchester is famous for its Chinese restaurants. So why are they so hit and miss? 

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Review: The Refinery, Spinningfields, Manchester

December 21, 2016 Comments Off on Review: The Refinery, Spinningfields, Manchester

Manchester’s Spinningfields is not my usual haunt. There’s something about the glossy buildings that simply doesn’t appeal. It conjures images of suits and fancy-ish women in fancy-ish dresses congregating by the bar. I prefer the pre-war graffiti-daubed grunginess of the Northern Quarter, and the undoneness that only comes with old buildings.

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Altrincham Bistrot Pierre

Review: Bistrot Pierre, Altrincham

December 19, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Bistrot Pierre, Altrincham

The dining scene in Altrincham has been going through some big changes lately.

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Review: The Christmas Menu at Don Giovanni, Manchester

December 12, 2016 Comments Off on Review: The Christmas Menu at Don Giovanni, Manchester

Don Giovanni has become quite the Manchester institution. Established in 1984 and now situated on Oxford Street just up the road from Central Library, it’s the city’s longest-serving Italian restaurant.

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Fazenda

Review: Fazenda, Manchester

June 30, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Fazenda, Manchester

I like old things. I prefer the charms of Manchester city centre to the high gloss fakery of the Trafford Centre. I like antiques rather than Argos, and I like eating in old, bespoke, establishments rather than shiny glass restaurants.

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Artisan

Review: Artisan, Spinningfields, Manchester

June 17, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Artisan, Spinningfields, Manchester

The last time I visited Artisan, shortly after this Manchester eaterie opened, the city was holding its breath over the first restaurant to be awarded a Michelin star. Three years on and there are loads of puce faces out there.

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Dukes 92

Review: Dukes 92, Manchester

June 13, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Dukes 92, Manchester

When Oliver Peyton closed Manchester’s Mash & Air in 2000 and ran back to London with his tail between his legs, he declared that “Mancunians know nothing about food”.

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Science Afternoon Tea

Review: Hilton Manchester’s Science Lab Afternoon Tea

June 1, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Hilton Manchester’s Science Lab Afternoon Tea

Technology – apparently it’s all in the cloud these days. Never was this more the case than up on Cloud 23 in the Hilton on Manchester’s Deansgate.

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