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Food Review: Lunya, Barton Arcade, Manchester

May 21, 2019 No Comments

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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Altrincham Evuna

Food Review: Evuna, Altrincham

May 15, 2019 No Comments

Evuna’s website proudly announces that it has opened a fourth tapas restaurant in ‘foodie central’ Altrincham, and it’s still pinch-yourself remarkable that the little market town, not generally known as a culinary hub until recently, can justifiably be referred to as such these days.

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Toria Garbutt

Review: Poetry and Supper with Toria Garbutt and Mary-Ellen McTague, The Creameries, Chorlton

May 9, 2019 No Comments

When The Creameries opened in Chorlton last year, it set out its stall as being not only a place to eat (and a mighty fine one at that) but also a venue for all kinds of events. And so it has proved.

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Australasia 2019

Food Review: Australasia, Manchester

April 2, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: Australasia, Manchester

I’ve always thought the entrance to Australasia to be both imposing and secretive.

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Food Review: 20 Stories, Manchester

March 24, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: 20 Stories, Manchester

“We need to go outside.”

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Food Review: El Gato Negro, King St, Manchester

March 10, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: El Gato Negro, King St, Manchester

Back in the olden dias, seeking out Spanish cuisine in Manchester city centre entailed a visit to La Tasca or the venerable El Rincon.

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Food Review: Cosy Club, Corn Exchange, Manchester

February 22, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: Cosy Club, Corn Exchange, Manchester

I remember it like it was yesterday.

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Review: The Oakfield, Chester Zoo

February 18, 2019 Comments Off on Review: The Oakfield, Chester Zoo

There are many things to be spied at Chester Zoo. Some are majestic – a lioness roaring, or a male orangutan lumbering around his enclosure – and others are merely predictable.

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Food Review: Restaurant MCR, Manchester

January 16, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: Restaurant MCR, Manchester

The King is dead. Long Live The King! Aiden Byrne is back.

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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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