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The Forest Side Hotel

Review: The Forest Side Hotel, Grasmere

November 1, 2017 Comments Off on Review: The Forest Side Hotel, Grasmere

Aptly named, this four-star hotel and acclaimed restaurant in the Lake District sits in the lee of a steep slope of trees.

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Glynn Purnell - Halloween pumpkin cakes

No tricks, just a treat this Halloween with Wing Yip

October 30, 2017 Comments Off on No tricks, just a treat this Halloween with Wing Yip

In a new series, Wing Yip, the Oriental grocery store, shares its expertise with yummy, easy-to-make recipes. As the scariest day of the year creeps closer, it’s time to bake something spooktacular for everyone to enjoy this Halloween.

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Ibérica, Manchester

Review: Iberica, Spinningfields, Manchester

September 4, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Iberica, Spinningfields, Manchester

On the cusp of September, on a fresh sunny afternoon, I made my way down to Iberica in Manchester’s Spinningfields to lunch with Northern Soul head honcho, Helen Nugent.

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Pork burger. Turtle Bay

Review: Turtle Bay, Northern Quarter, Manchester

September 4, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Turtle Bay, Northern Quarter, Manchester

When Turtle Bay first cropped up in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, I didn’t go.

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Australasia

Review: Australasia, Spinningfields, Manchester

September 1, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Australasia, Spinningfields, Manchester

Brilliantly, either by accident or design, entrance to Australasia is gained by going literally down under: down a flight of stairs from a glass pyramid by John Rylands Library and under Manchester’s Deansgate.

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Keith with Lancashire sauce outside The Royal Batli House in Farnworth

Review: Royal Balti House, Farnworth, Bolton

September 1, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Royal Balti House, Farnworth, Bolton

Liverpudlians have their bowls of scouse, Manchester has its tarts and Eccles folk can proudly point out their cakes to visitors.

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Randal & Aubin, Manchester

Review: Randall & Aubin, Bridge Street, Manchester

August 4, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Randall & Aubin, Bridge Street, Manchester

In the not too distant future, my friend and I are hopefully moving into Manchester city centre.

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Review: Grafene, King Street, Manchester

July 22, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Grafene, King Street, Manchester

I don’t often dine on King Street.

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Phil Neville

“There’s more to life than football” Northern Soul meets Phil Neville at Cafe Football

July 4, 2017 Comments Off on “There’s more to life than football” Northern Soul meets Phil Neville at Cafe Football

Hotel Football and its new sibling Cafe Football are a marketing executive’s dream: a hospitality project backed by real life legendary Manchester footballers with football in the title and football memorabilia. 

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Review: Northern Soul does gin and bowling at All Star Lanes, Manchester

June 27, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Northern Soul does gin and bowling at All Star Lanes, Manchester

I love gin in the same way that a toddler loves chocolate.

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