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Peter Street Kitchen 28-Day-Aged Rib-Eye Beef with Yuzu Kosho, 20 Smoked Sea Salt and Black Pepper

Food Review: Rikyu, Peter Street Kitchen, Radisson Blu, Manchester

October 22, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: Rikyu, Peter Street Kitchen, Radisson Blu, Manchester

The Manchester Free Trade Hall was built on the site of the Peterloo Massacre. 

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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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Review: Canto, Manchester

October 9, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Canto, Manchester

“There are more things in Heaven and Earth Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy,” says Hamlet. The older I get the more I think, “Hamlet, how right you were.”

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Peaberry interior

Food Review: Peaberry Coffee House & Kitchen, Liverpool

October 6, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: Peaberry Coffee House & Kitchen, Liverpool

Everyone agrees that saving Liverpool’s Albert Dock was A Good Thing.

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Review: Afternoon Tea, The Victoria and Albert Hotel, Manchester

September 29, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Afternoon Tea, The Victoria and Albert Hotel, Manchester

Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky received the Nobel prize for economics for showing that people did not necessarily make rational decisions.

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The Gin Society

Review: The Gin Society, Manchester Cathedral

September 25, 2018 Comments Off on Review: The Gin Society, Manchester Cathedral

In a new series called Hamiltonic, Northern Soul’s Robert Hamilton will be sampling the best gin the North has to offer and talking to the people who make it. First up, he takes a trip to Manchester Cathedral to spend some time with The Gin Society. 

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Moving Mountains B12 Burger

The Burger That Bleeds: Moving Mountains B12 Burger, Harvey Nichols, Manchester

September 17, 2018 Comments Off on The Burger That Bleeds: Moving Mountains B12 Burger, Harvey Nichols, Manchester

The vegan burger that ‘bleeds’ is a recent phenomenon.

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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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Dairy Queen: award-winning Syrian cheesemaker Razan Alsous talks to Northern Soul

September 6, 2018 Comments Off on Dairy Queen: award-winning Syrian cheesemaker Razan Alsous talks to Northern Soul

I am sat in Razan Alsous’s office in Sowerby Bridge admiring the clutch of awards that she’s amassed as a cheesemaker.

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Relaxation room, The Spa, The Midland Hotel

Review: The Spa, The Midland, Manchester

September 4, 2018 Comments Off on Review: The Spa, The Midland, Manchester

I absolutely adore a massage. Lying comatose on a heated bed with a shed load of essential oils being kneaded into my face and body is my idea of heaven.

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