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Wine bar Sip is a welcome addition to the Burton Road scene

Wine bar Sip is a welcome addition to the Burton Road scene

THERE are so many contenders for our favourite place along Burton Road (the mainstay of our Taste Top 20 Didsbury. For beer definitely Saison bar and The Epicurean bottle shop, neighbours Volta and Folk battle ...

22 May 2018 by Neil Sowerby

Bury that hatchet! Watch the Blackhouse team roast up a Tomahawk

Bury that hatchet! Watch the Blackhouse team roast up a Tomahawk

FORGET everything you thought you knew about the classic roast. Grill on the Alley and Grill on New York Street in Manchester city centre have stepped their game up on a Sunday. The usual chicken ...

22 May 2018

Seafood restaurant The Oystercatcher coming to Chorlton

Seafood restaurant The Oystercatcher coming to Chorlton

IT’S good to see the former Gray’s Larder site in Chorlton reemerging as a fish restaurant. Mid-June is the expected opening window for The Oystercatcher, which will offer fish and chips but also venture into ...

22 May 2018

Dormouse strikes gold at the Academy of Chocolate Awards

Dormouse strikes gold at the Academy of Chocolate Awards

THERE’s chocolate and then there’s chocolate. Like ice cream it can be a synthetic, industrial product or a bespoke assembly of the finest ingredients. Manchester’s own Dormouse Chocolates definitely belong to the latter camp, scooping ...

22 May 2018

First look: Wine and Wallop, Knutsford

First look: Wine and Wallop, Knutsford

IT has been 12 months of restaurant chains suffering major wobbles. Yet amid all that corporate carnage it’s good to see much-loved independents expanding cautiously. Cut to King Street, Knutsford. First Spanish wine specialists Evuna ...

21 May 2018 by Neil Sowerby

Top chefs get to play with fire at groundbreaking A Good Feed festival

Top chefs get to play with fire at groundbreaking A Good Feed festival

THERE are so many festivals around these days it’s hard to find a spark of enthusiasm for yet another. A Good Feed, though, is something different. At first sighting this four day celebration (May 25-28) ...

21 May 2018

Gary Usher and Steven Smith in quartet cooking Tim Bacon Foundation banquet

Gary Usher and Steven Smith in quartet cooking Tim Bacon Foundation banquet

A TRIO of the UK’s best chefs are teaming up with Manchester House’s Nat Tofan to cook a very special Chef’s Dinner there on Thursday, June 7 to raise funds on behalf of the Tim ...

21 May 2018

Tasting notes from Stuart Maconie, writer and broadcaster

Tasting notes from Stuart Maconie, writer and broadcaster

My favourite place to eat out in Manchester is… OMG that is hard. I love so many places. El Rincon (real Manchester legend) Punjab on The Curry Mile (best South Indian in Manchester, great dhosa), ...

18 May 2018

You’re Toast. Immerse yourself in Nigel Slater’s foodie past on stage

You’re Toast. Immerse yourself in Nigel Slater’s foodie past on stage

MAYBE there will be a second helping of Toast after all. Nigel Slater always swore he’d never write a sequel to his award-winning 2203 coming of age in the kitchen memoir. But he may have ...

18 May 2018

Award Winning Chef Alex Shaw joins Blanchflower Altrincham

Award Winning Chef Alex Shaw joins Blanchflower Altrincham

ARTISAN bakery and restaurant Blanchflower in Altrincham has appointed Alex Shaw as its new Head Chef. Alex will be working alongside co-owners Phil and Clare Howells to devise a new all-day menu, with a focus ...

18 May 2018 by Neil Sowerby

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