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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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Food Review: School for Scandal, Manchester

November 21, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: School for Scandal, Manchester

Sheridan’s classic 18th century stage comedy School for Scandal concerns a country squire’s daughter marrying into money and becoming embroiled in an elaborate web of vicious gossip cooked up by the wealthy folk she’s now hanging about with.

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Food Review: Molino Lounge, Oldham

November 21, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: Molino Lounge, Oldham

Like big eyebrows, veganism is a surprising trend.

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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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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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