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Albatross and Arnold, Spinningfields

Food Review: Albatross & Arnold at The Range, Spinningfields, Manchester

July 3, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: Albatross & Arnold at The Range, Spinningfields, Manchester

Curtis Stewart. Remember that name. This man can cook. And he’s currently doing his stuff in a first floor restaurant at an indoor golf club in Spinningfields.

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Tampopo

Food Review: Tampopo, Albert Square, Manchester

June 27, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: Tampopo, Albert Square, Manchester

I had been forewarned that my esteemed Editor and sometime luncheon companion was on Scout duty, the Brunette was two-timing me with another lunch date and the Blonde was at work, so it was to be dining solo.

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Food Review: Grand Pacific, Manchester

June 9, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: Grand Pacific, Manchester

It always pays to double-check.

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Corin Bell, Open Kitchen MCR

“Sustainability isn’t about going without.” Corin Bell, director of Open Kitchen MCR, talks to Northern Soul

June 9, 2019 Comments Off on “Sustainability isn’t about going without.” Corin Bell, director of Open Kitchen MCR, talks to Northern Soul

Whether it’s stuffing the freezer full of items we don’t need simply because they were a bargain, chucking things away based on the sell-by date or reaching for takeaway apps, we all make food choices that aren’t beneficial to the environment, our health, society and even our wallets.

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The White Hart at Lydgate

Hotel Review: The White Hart at Lydgate, Oldham

June 8, 2019 Comments Off on Hotel Review: The White Hart at Lydgate, Oldham

The checking-in process at hotels can be laborious.

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Food Review: Brunch at The Tea Room, Midland Hotel, Manchester

June 8, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: Brunch at The Tea Room, Midland Hotel, Manchester

When the Northern Soul Editor was called away at the last minute, our willing Opera Correspondent stepped into her shoes and joined me for mid-morning brunch at Manchester’s Midland Hotel.

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Andaz London Liverpool Street_1901 Wine Lounge_2

Hotel Review: Andaz London Liverpool Street

June 8, 2019 Comments Off on Hotel Review: Andaz London Liverpool Street

Hotels near airports or train stations can conjure up images of pokey rooms with a sad looking ironing board in the corner.

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Bill's Leeds

Food Review: Bill’s Restaurant, Leeds

June 2, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: Bill’s Restaurant, Leeds

If you’re like me, you might make the mistake of thinking that an outlet of Bill’s, occupying a prime position in your town or city centre, is the latest ‘same-ish’ offering from a faceless multinational hospitality conglomerate. You’d be wrong.

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Canto - Spring Menu

Food Review: Canto, Ancoats, Manchester

May 31, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: Canto, Ancoats, Manchester

Some years back I spent a weekend at a farm outside Lisbon. It was run by Maria, a widow in her 60s, with the strength of a bull and the wit of a fox.

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Pincho Moruno

Food Review: Lunya, Barton Arcade, Manchester

May 21, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: Lunya, Barton Arcade, Manchester

It is one of my good fortunes to visit Barcelona twice a year, something I have done since 2011. I almost feel like a returning resident.

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