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Canto, Ancoats, Manchester

Food Review: Canto, Ancoats, Manchester

December 21, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: Canto, Ancoats, Manchester

It was a disgustingly wet Friday 13th and the day after the General Election when I found Helen Nugent, Editor of Northern Soul, at the bar of Canto.

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Food Review: Mr Cooper’s, The Midland, Manchester

December 21, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: Mr Cooper’s, The Midland, Manchester

Nestled among the Edwardian splendour of The Midland is Mr Cooper’s, the modern British Brassiere.

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Festive Food Review: Dishoom, Manchester

December 12, 2019 Comments Off on Festive Food Review: Dishoom, Manchester

As a vegetarian, festive meals can be disappointing.

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Comptoir Libanais, Spinningfields, Manchester

Festive Food Review: Comptoir Libanais, Spinningfields, Manchester

December 3, 2019 Comments Off on Festive Food Review: Comptoir Libanais, Spinningfields, Manchester

Comptoir Libanais nestles comfortably among Spanish and Thai fare in The Avenue, the fast-growing eating and drinking destination in Manchester’s Spinningfields.

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Festive Food Review: The Creameries, Chorlton, Manchester

November 30, 2019 Comments Off on Festive Food Review: The Creameries, Chorlton, Manchester

The first time I ate Mary-Ellen McTague‘s food I was not long back in the North and nursing a bad break-up as well as a conscious uncoupling from my long-term London job.

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Food Review: The Bull and Bear, Stock Exchange Hotel, Manchester

November 23, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: The Bull and Bear, Stock Exchange Hotel, Manchester

Tom Kerridge’s new restaurant at the Stock Exchange Hotel, The Bull and Bear (geddit??) is a step change in Manchester food.

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Ibérica, Spinningfields, Manchester

Food Review: Ibérica, Spinningfields, Manchester

November 20, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: Ibérica, Spinningfields, Manchester

Tapas, so the legend goes, started out as Spanish bar food, designed to keep drinkers fed and therefore sitting at the bar.

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Food Review: Bill’s Restaurant, Spinningfields, Manchester

November 16, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: Bill’s Restaurant, Spinningfields, Manchester

Bill Collison says that his new restaurant is his 79th although he is keen to stress that it’s not a chain. “Each one is different, each one has its own soul.”

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Travel: Lisbon

November 9, 2019 Comments Off on Travel: Lisbon

Lisbon has been on my hit list of places to go to for ages.

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Food Review: Erst, Ancoats, Manchester

October 30, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: Erst, Ancoats, Manchester

There’s a buzz about eating out in Manchester city centre.

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