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Australasia

December 11, 2013 Comments Off on Australasia

There are lots of different ways to present restaurant menus. In my time, I’ve seen simple slips of paper, red leather binders, cards and laminates

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Browns in Manchester

Bursting at the seams at Browns

December 1, 2013 Comments Off on Bursting at the seams at Browns

It’s 40 years since Browns Bar & Brasserie opened a single eatery in Brighton. Today there are 28 across the country, with the newest addition in Liverpool.

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Freemasons at Wiswell: a night to remember

November 17, 2013 Comments Off on Freemasons at Wiswell: a night to remember

There are some foods that I never expected to let past my lips. Kangeroo and crocodile were on this no-no list until, ten years ago on a trip to Australia, I sampled both delicacies. Well, it seemed rude not to.

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James Martin comes to Manchester

October 15, 2013 Comments Off on James Martin comes to Manchester

“Northerners like bigger portions.” Ain’t that the truth. But when James Martin says so, this truism takes on a whole new resonance.

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Manchester House

Theatre of Food at Manchester House

October 7, 2013 Comments Off on Theatre of Food at Manchester House

I’ve had some posh dinners in my time but I have never, ever been served a meal perched on a dish of artificial turf, all enveloped in a haze of dry ice. Until, that is, I went to the newly-launched Manchester House.

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Party Pieces

October 2, 2013 Comments Off on Party Pieces

CHEF TONY SAYS: Northern Soul held its official launch party at Kosmonaut recently, a brilliant bar in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. I provided some canapies for the event.

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Getting down with the kids at DoubleTree

September 23, 2013 Comments Off on Getting down with the kids at DoubleTree

Think of afternoon tea and what comes to mind? White tablecloths? Crustless sandwiches? Sedate surroundings and whispered conversations?

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Start Spreading The News

July 31, 2013 Comments Off on Start Spreading The News

‘Experience Manhattan in the heart of Spinningfields‘. So says Neighbourhood, a restaurant and bar opened in Manchester by the same people who brought BBQ specialists Southern Eleven to the city. Could they pull it off?

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Artisan

‘Avin’ It At Artisan

July 31, 2013 Comments Off on ‘Avin’ It At Artisan

It’s not so long ago that a culinary night out in Manchester was a toss up between a random pizza joint and a Chinese banquet. But things have moved on, so much so that the city holds its breath over the first restaurant to be awarded a Michelin star.

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Macdonald Townhouse

Ups and Downs at the Macdonald Townhouse Brasserie

July 16, 2013 Comments Off on Ups and Downs at the Macdonald Townhouse Brasserie

To the Macdonald Townhouse with the editor of Northern Soul to visit the hotel’s 101 Brasserie. It’s one of those lovely Manchester buildings with a hidden history and a modern reinvention.

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