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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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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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