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Siam Smiles Cafe, Manchester

Takeaway Review: Siam Smiles, Manchester

May 14, 2020 No Comments

For many years, my Thursday treat was a green chicken curry at Siam Smiles on George Street in Manchester’s Chinatown.

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Takeaway Review: The Spärrows, Manchester

April 10, 2020 Comments Off on Takeaway Review: The Spärrows, Manchester

Strange times. Especially if you live on your own and just want a hug.

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Fattoush cafe & eatery

Takeaway Review: Fattoush, Liverpool

April 2, 2020 Comments Off on Takeaway Review: Fattoush, Liverpool

Lebanese café and eatery Fattoush in Liverpool deserves its five-star Tripadvisor ratings – and that’s coming from a regular who’s eaten in and ordered takeaways there for the past two years.

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Takeaway Review: Proove, West Didsbury

March 29, 2020 Comments Off on Takeaway Review: Proove, West Didsbury

During lockdown, when you’re wandering into your kitchen for the millionth time and opening the fridge before closing it again, you might have hit the point when it’s time to think about ordering a takeaway.

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Pantry Pairings: Chef Tony selects the best wines for your store cupboard meals

March 28, 2020 Comments Off on Pantry Pairings: Chef Tony selects the best wines for your store cupboard meals

With nights out in our favourite restaurants off the menu, Brits are turning to their cupboards for culinary inspiration.

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Tony & George

Open Up & Pour: The way we talk about wine

March 28, 2020 Comments Off on Open Up & Pour: The way we talk about wine

As I’ve always operated a ‘no question is a stupid one’ attitude to my Cracking Wine tastings, I love it when I get that question.

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Leith, image by Lizzie Wood

Travel: 48 hours in Leith

March 24, 2020 Comments Off on Travel: 48 hours in Leith

It’s important to start by saying that I inadvertently chose to coincide my trip with the weekend that Storm Ciara hit, meaning there was not much sunshine in Leith (and a pretty grim seven-hour coach journey home).

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Banish gin

Hamiltonic: Bashall Gins

March 20, 2020 Comments Off on Hamiltonic: Bashall Gins

I first met Ben at The Gin Society do at Manchester Cathedral a few weeks ago.

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Review: The Black Bull, Sedbergh

March 15, 2020 Comments Off on Review: The Black Bull, Sedbergh

Is Sedbergh a town that can’t make up its mind?

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Wahaca

Food Review: Wahaca, Corn Exchange, Manchester

March 10, 2020 Comments Off on Food Review: Wahaca, Corn Exchange, Manchester

Manchester has never been well served by Mexican food.

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