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Review: Tattu, Manchester

November 11, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Tattu, Manchester

Depending on your point of view, this is either the best name ever for a restaurant or a bit weird.

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The Bay Horse Tavern, image by Jody Hartley

Review: The Bay Horse Tavern, Northern Quarter, Manchester

November 1, 2017 Comments Off on Review: The Bay Horse Tavern, Northern Quarter, Manchester

Just under a decade ago, Housemate and I used to frequent three Manchester pubs (if I said most days after work, you’d judge us, right?).

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The Forest Side Hotel

Review: The Forest Side Hotel, Grasmere

November 1, 2017 Comments Off on Review: The Forest Side Hotel, Grasmere

Aptly named, this four-star hotel and acclaimed restaurant in the Lake District sits in the lee of a steep slope of trees.

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Glynn Purnell - Halloween pumpkin cakes

No tricks, just a treat this Halloween with Wing Yip

October 30, 2017 Comments Off on No tricks, just a treat this Halloween with Wing Yip

In a new series, Wing Yip, the Oriental grocery store, shares its expertise with yummy, easy-to-make recipes. As the scariest day of the year creeps closer, it’s time to bake something spooktacular for everyone to enjoy this Halloween.

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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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