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Ibérica, Spinningfields, Manchester

Food Review: Ibérica, Spinningfields, Manchester

November 20, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: Ibérica, Spinningfields, Manchester

Tapas, so the legend goes, started out as Spanish bar food, designed to keep drinkers fed and therefore sitting at the bar.

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Food Review: Bill’s Restaurant, Spinningfields, Manchester

November 16, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: Bill’s Restaurant, Spinningfields, Manchester

Bill Collison says that his new restaurant is his 79th although he is keen to stress that it’s not a chain. “Each one is different, each one has its own soul.”

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Scran: Food in the North

November 10, 2019 Comments Off on Scran: Food in the North

I think it was some time in the 1990s, perhaps around the zenith of New Labour or when a fresh-faced Jamie Oliver first appeared, when a notion took root that British people would all be healthier, happier and generally more relaxed if they simply adopted a Mediterranean-style food culture, sat around chatting noisily to friends while sipping espressos and eating spaghetti al pomodoro and bruschetta drizzled with extra virgin olive oil. Taken al fresco, naturally.

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Food Review: Erst, Ancoats, Manchester

October 30, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: Erst, Ancoats, Manchester

There’s a buzz about eating out in Manchester city centre.

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Food Review: The Creameries, Chorlton

October 27, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: The Creameries, Chorlton

About this time last year, I took retirement.

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Review: Bruntwood Dines, Drinks and Shops, Hatch, Manchester

October 5, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Bruntwood Dines, Drinks and Shops, Hatch, Manchester

Have you been to Hatch yet? It’s the Instagrammable, brightly-coloured community for 30 traders, creators, makers and street food operators, under the Mancunian Way on Manchester’s Oxford Road.

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Manchester Food and Drink Festival 2019 launch, Bistrotheque

Review: Manchester Food and Drink Festival 2019 launch, Bistrotheque

September 16, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Manchester Food and Drink Festival 2019 launch, Bistrotheque

On my way to the launch of Manchester’s 22nd Food & Drink Festival, I ponder whether Manchester could become the Lyon of the North.

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Food Review: Eden, Newcastle

August 16, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: Eden, Newcastle

When I moved to Salford for university two years ago, I wondered if my beloved home town of Newcastle would face stiff competition from the North West when it came to nightlife, dining and drinking venues.

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Food Review: Patisserie Valerie, Albion Street, Leeds

July 30, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: Patisserie Valerie, Albion Street, Leeds

This is a bit of a nostalgic trip for me. In the late 70s I studied Fine Art at Leeds Polytechnic when art schools were still the ‘sandboxes of the disaffected’.

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Food Review: Pie Port, Anchor Courtyard, Royal Albert Dock, Liverpool

July 29, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: Pie Port, Anchor Courtyard, Royal Albert Dock, Liverpool

Full disclosure: I have emotional skin in the game here.

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