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Travel: Lisbon

November 9, 2019 No Comments

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

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Erst

Food Review: Erst, Ancoats, Manchester

October 30, 2019 No Comments

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

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The Creameries, Coralie Monnet

Food Review: The Creameries, Chorlton

October 27, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: The Creameries, Chorlton

About this time last year, I took retirement.

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Franco Manca Manchester

Food Review: Franco Manca, Manchester

October 20, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: Franco Manca, Manchester

Sourdough pizza is all the rage and I for one am not complaining.

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Review: Bruntwood Dines, Drinks and Shops, Hatch, Manchester

October 5, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Bruntwood Dines, Drinks and Shops, Hatch, Manchester

Have you been to Hatch yet? It’s the Instagrammable, brightly-coloured community for 30 traders, creators, makers and street food operators, under the Mancunian Way on Manchester’s Oxford Road.

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Review: Dakota Hotel, Manchester

September 28, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Dakota Hotel, Manchester

As I check my notes, scribbled in a teeny tiny notebook during my stay at new Manchester hotel, Dakota, this is what I find: ‘Coffee bags! Sky TV! Toilet rolls folded into a point!’.

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Manchester Food and Drink Festival 2019 launch, Bistrotheque

Review: Manchester Food and Drink Festival 2019 launch, Bistrotheque

September 16, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Manchester Food and Drink Festival 2019 launch, Bistrotheque

On my way to the launch of Manchester’s 22nd Food & Drink Festival, I ponder whether Manchester could become the Lyon of the North.

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Three Little Words Bar

Food and Drink Review: Three Little Words, Manchester

September 16, 2019 Comments Off on Food and Drink Review: Three Little Words, Manchester

There was a time when Watson Street was the preserve of garages and mechanics, a through road for MOTs and traffic avoiding the gridlock on Deansgate.

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eden Newcastle

Food Review: Eden, Newcastle

August 16, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: Eden, Newcastle

When I moved to Salford for university two years ago, I wondered if my beloved home town of Newcastle would face stiff competition from the North West when it came to nightlife, dining and drinking venues.

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Food Review: Dishoom, Manchester

August 13, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: Dishoom, Manchester

There are some things you don’t mess with.

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