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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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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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Manchester - Dining area, image by Drake and Morgan

Review: The Refinery, Spinningfields, Manchester

December 21, 2016 Comments Off on Review: The Refinery, Spinningfields, Manchester

Manchester’s Spinningfields is not my usual haunt. There’s something about the glossy buildings that simply doesn’t appeal. It conjures images of suits and fancy-ish women in fancy-ish dresses congregating by the bar. I prefer the pre-war graffiti-daubed grunginess of the Northern Quarter, and the undoneness that only comes with old buildings.

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Fazenda

Review: Fazenda, Manchester

June 30, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Fazenda, Manchester

I like old things. I prefer the charms of Manchester city centre to the high gloss fakery of the Trafford Centre. I like antiques rather than Argos, and I like eating in old, bespoke, establishments rather than shiny glass restaurants.

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Artisan

Review: Artisan, Spinningfields, Manchester

June 17, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Artisan, Spinningfields, Manchester

The last time I visited Artisan, shortly after this Manchester eaterie opened, the city was holding its breath over the first restaurant to be awarded a Michelin star. Three years on and there are loads of puce faces out there.

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Tattu

Review: Tattu’s First Anniversary Menu, Spinningfields, Manchester

April 28, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Tattu’s First Anniversary Menu, Spinningfields, Manchester

Manchester’s Spinningfields is a great place to just be, especially in summer.

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Aiden Byrne by Gareth Lowe

Manchester House: proper fantastic food

August 15, 2015 Comments Off on Manchester House: proper fantastic food

Manchester House is like the best boyfriend I ever had. The boyfriend who snogged like a dream, made me weak at the knees and ruined me for other men.

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Tattu

Review: Tattu, Manchester

May 23, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Tattu, Manchester

Manchester is awash with new bar and restaurant openings, every week bringing a new kid on the block. One of the most recent, Tattu, is a meeting of the art of the tattoo and oriental style. 

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The Alchemist, Spinningfields

Review: The Alchemist, Manchester

May 20, 2015 Comments Off on Review: The Alchemist, Manchester

Double, double toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble. Those three witches from Macbeth had the right idea about making potions. Well, almost.

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Star Wars-7 by Chris Payne

May the force be with you: Star Wars in Spinningfields

May 16, 2015 Comments Off on May the force be with you: Star Wars in Spinningfields

Some mornings you need the Force to get to the office. But workers in the high-rise Hardman Street building in Manchester’s Spinningfields have a dogfight between a TIE Interceptor and an X-Wing to inspire them.

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