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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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The Lowry Hotel River Restaurant

Review: The River Restaurant, The Lowry Hotel, Manchester

May 1, 2017 Comments Off on Review: The River Restaurant, The Lowry Hotel, Manchester

The last time I visited The Lowry’s River Restaurant, it was Christmas, it was snowing and I walked back to Piccadilly train station enveloped in a festive wine jacket.

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Review: Indique, West Didsbury, Manchester

April 21, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Indique, West Didsbury, Manchester

Name your ten best Indian restaurants in Manchester. This and That for value for money and good cooking, obvs, and…actually they’re pretty much all the same.

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Gusto Manchester

Review: Spring/Summer Menu, Gusto, Manchester

April 19, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Spring/Summer Menu, Gusto, Manchester

When I think of Italian food, I’m met with images of pizza and luxurious pasta.

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Chai Thali, London

Chips ‘n’ Gravy: London’s restaurants are booming and blooming

April 19, 2017 Comments Off on Chips ‘n’ Gravy: London’s restaurants are booming and blooming

English seasons are usually pretty indistinct.

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James Martin

Restaurant Review: James Martin Manchester, 235 Casino

April 11, 2017 Comments Off on Restaurant Review: James Martin Manchester, 235 Casino

I have a huge crush on James Martin. I’ve spent many a hungover weekend morning watching Saturday Kitchen and scoffing scrambled eggs made with a tonne of butter.

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