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It’s great scran: Northern Soul eats the city on a Scranchester Tour

March 13, 2019 No Comments

Getting Housemate out of bed on a Saturday morning is often an impossible task. But she’s up bright and early (well, she’s on time) to Eat the City with Manchester-based Scranchester Tours.

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Food Review: El Gato Negro, King St, Manchester

March 10, 2019 No Comments

Back in the olden dias, seeking out Spanish cuisine in Manchester city centre entailed a visit to La Tasca or the venerable El Rincon.

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Food Review: Cosy Club, Corn Exchange, Manchester

February 22, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: Cosy Club, Corn Exchange, Manchester

I remember it like it was yesterday.

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The Oakfield exterior 2018_Chester Zoo opens doors to founder’s historic home

Review: The Oakfield, Chester Zoo

February 18, 2019 Comments Off on Review: The Oakfield, Chester Zoo

There are many things to be spied at Chester Zoo. Some are majestic – a lioness roaring, or a male orangutan lumbering around his enclosure – and others are merely predictable.

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Food Review: Restaurant MCR, Manchester

January 16, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: Restaurant MCR, Manchester

The King is dead. Long Live The King! Aiden Byrne is back.

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AC Hotel, Manchester

Hotel Review: AC Hotel, Manchester City Centre

December 15, 2018 Comments Off on Hotel Review: AC Hotel, Manchester City Centre

The hotel market in central Manchester is hugely competitive with both 3-star and 5-star offerings pretty much closed shops.

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Canto, Manchester

Food Review: Canto, Manchester

December 12, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: Canto, Manchester

Back in the day, folk would have many reasons to head to the Manchester district of Ancoats, but the promise of modern Portuguese cuisine was never one of them.

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Food Review: The Fisherman’s Retreat, Ramsbottom

December 11, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: The Fisherman’s Retreat, Ramsbottom

Many things have made me feel old this year.

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The Creameries

Food Review: The Creameries’ Christmas Menu, Chorlton

December 4, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: The Creameries’ Christmas Menu, Chorlton

Occasionally this job throws up seriously difficult decisions.

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Loaded fries sharer, Slap & Pickle

Relocation, relocation, relocation: why it’s all gone North for street foodies Slap & Pickle

November 28, 2018 Comments Off on Relocation, relocation, relocation: why it’s all gone North for street foodies Slap & Pickle

After spending three months up North while our street food business Slap & Pickle was trading at Leeds’ Trinity Kitchen, we were understandably devastated to be heading back down the A1.

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