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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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Moving Mountains B12 Burger

The Burger That Bleeds: Moving Mountains B12 Burger, Harvey Nichols, Manchester

September 17, 2018 Comments Off on The Burger That Bleeds: Moving Mountains B12 Burger, Harvey Nichols, Manchester

The vegan burger that ‘bleeds’ is a recent phenomenon.

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Proove Pizza Bel Paese

Food Review: Proove, West Didsbury

September 17, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: Proove, West Didsbury

Possibly one of Manchester’s most picturesque suburbs, leafy West Didsbury is an ever-cool, community-focused kind of place with a clutch of independent business at its heart.

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Food Review: Tast Catala, King Street, Manchester

July 24, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: Tast Catala, King Street, Manchester

It is Wednesday July 18, midday on a very hot day, seven hours away from the semi-final against Croatia and I’m at the press opening of the keenly awaited Tast Catala on Manchester’s King Street.

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Food Review: Mr White’s English Chophouse, Manchester

July 5, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: Mr White’s English Chophouse, Manchester

Manchester city centre already has its fair share of Chop Houses what with Sam’s, Mr Thomas’s and the Albert Square one, but Mr White’s English Chophouse is a different proposition unrelated to them.

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Salt House Tapas

Food Review: Salt House Tapas, Liverpool

July 2, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: Salt House Tapas, Liverpool

“Tapas is all about context.”

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Food Review: Tre Ciccio, Altrincham

June 21, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: Tre Ciccio, Altrincham

It’s a testament to Altrincham’s recent resurgence as a culinary hub that it can now support a whole range of decent restaurants offering cuisine of all kinds, from French and Thai to Indian and Lebanese.

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