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Food review: The Albert Square Chop House, Manchester

October 19, 2018 Comments Off on Food review: The Albert Square Chop House, Manchester

It’s not the first time I’ve been greeted by front of house at a restaurant with the words “you don’t look like a Helen” and I’m sure it won’t be the last.

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Proove Pizza Bel Paese

Food Review: Proove, West Didsbury

September 17, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: Proove, West Didsbury

Possibly one of Manchester’s most picturesque suburbs, leafy West Didsbury is an ever-cool, community-focused kind of place with a clutch of independent business at its heart.

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Food Review: Tast Catala, King Street, Manchester

July 24, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: Tast Catala, King Street, Manchester

It is Wednesday July 18, midday on a very hot day, seven hours away from the semi-final against Croatia and I’m at the press opening of the keenly awaited Tast Catala on Manchester’s King Street.

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Salt House Tapas

Food Review: Salt House Tapas, Liverpool

July 2, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: Salt House Tapas, Liverpool

“Tapas is all about context.”

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Food Review: Comptoir Libanais, Spinningfields, Manchester

June 4, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: Comptoir Libanais, Spinningfields, Manchester

It’s not often you’re greeted in a restaurant with “You don’t look like a Helen”.

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Alma De Cuba

Food Review: Alma de Cuba, Liverpool

May 31, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: Alma de Cuba, Liverpool

When I told friends that my husband and I were heading for dinner at Alma de Cuba, more than one of them said, in effect, “why?”

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Food Review: Calçotada 2018 at Lunya Manchester

April 4, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: Calçotada 2018 at Lunya Manchester

Although I’ve spent a year travelling around Spain and am a self-confessed lover of all things Spanish, I’d never heard of calçots let alone the Catalonian festival celebrating their existence.

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Restaurant review: The Lowry Hotel, Salford

March 24, 2018 Comments Off on Restaurant review: The Lowry Hotel, Salford

Say the words ‘hotel food’ and what springs to mind?

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Mary-Ellen McTague at Aumbry. Photo by Chris Payne.

“Good food doesn’t need to be an elitist thing.” Northern Soul talks to chef Mary-Ellen McTague

December 6, 2017 Comments Off on “Good food doesn’t need to be an elitist thing.” Northern Soul talks to chef Mary-Ellen McTague

Long ago, back before it was subsumed into a south Manchester suburb, Chorlton-cum-Hardy was a village dominated by farmlands and dotted with dairies.

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La Vina

Review: La Viña, Deansgate, Manchester

November 30, 2017 Comments Off on Review: La Viña, Deansgate, Manchester

Firstly, full disclosure. I’m not one of life’s natural tapas fans.

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