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Food Review: Hawksmoor, Deansgate, Manchester

July 20, 2019 No Comments

According to my records (random scraps of paper in a Clarks shoebox) it has been some months since I broke bread with Helen, esteemed editor of Northern Soul.

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Pier Eight's Waterside Terrace. Photo: Nathan Chandler

Food Review: Waterside Terrace, Pier Eight Restaurant, The Lowry, Salford

July 20, 2019 No Comments

Is there a better way to spend a sunny northern summer’s afternoon than at The Lowry listening to singer Rob King while sipping Sipmith’s orange and cacao gin and enjoying a selection of small plates from Pier Eight?

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Rosa's Thai Liverpool

Food Review: Rosa’s Thai, Albert Dock, Liverpool

July 14, 2019 No Comments

Rosa’s is a strange beast.

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Comptoir Libanais

Food Review: Comptoir Libanais, Spinningfields, Manchester

July 9, 2019 No Comments

Comptoir Libanais is to Lebanese food what Pizza Express is to Pizza.

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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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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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