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Ibérica, Manchester

Review: Iberica, Spinningfields, Manchester

September 4, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Iberica, Spinningfields, Manchester

On the cusp of September, on a fresh sunny afternoon, I made my way down to Iberica in Manchester’s Spinningfields to lunch with Northern Soul head honcho, Helen Nugent.

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Pork burger. Turtle Bay

Review: Turtle Bay, Northern Quarter, Manchester

September 4, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Turtle Bay, Northern Quarter, Manchester

When Turtle Bay first cropped up in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, I didn’t go.

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Australasia

Review: Australasia, Spinningfields, Manchester

September 1, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Australasia, Spinningfields, Manchester

Brilliantly, either by accident or design, entrance to Australasia is gained by going literally down under: down a flight of stairs from a glass pyramid by John Rylands Library and under Manchester’s Deansgate.

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Keith with Lancashire sauce outside The Royal Batli House in Farnworth

Review: Royal Balti House, Farnworth, Bolton

September 1, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Royal Balti House, Farnworth, Bolton

Liverpudlians have their bowls of scouse, Manchester has its tarts and Eccles folk can proudly point out their cakes to visitors.

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Randal & Aubin, Manchester

Review: Randall & Aubin, Bridge Street, Manchester

August 4, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Randall & Aubin, Bridge Street, Manchester

In the not too distant future, my friend and I are hopefully moving into Manchester city centre.

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Review: Grafene, King Street, Manchester

July 22, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Grafene, King Street, Manchester

I don’t often dine on King Street.

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Phil Neville

“There’s more to life than football” Northern Soul meets Phil Neville at Cafe Football

July 4, 2017 Comments Off on “There’s more to life than football” Northern Soul meets Phil Neville at Cafe Football

Hotel Football and its new sibling Cafe Football are a marketing executive’s dream: a hospitality project backed by real life legendary Manchester footballers with football in the title and football memorabilia. 

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Review: Northern Soul does gin and bowling at All Star Lanes, Manchester

June 27, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Northern Soul does gin and bowling at All Star Lanes, Manchester

I love gin in the same way that a toddler loves chocolate.

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Grand Pacific, Manchester

Food Review: Grand Pacific, Manchester

June 27, 2017 Comments Off on Food Review: Grand Pacific, Manchester

Those of us who have been in Manchester for many a year wistfully remember the restaurant Reform, one of the city’s leading eateries until its closure in 2003.

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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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