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Requiem for Damson, Heaton Moor pioneer heading down the casual route

Requiem for Damson, Heaton Moor pioneer heading down the casual route

ON a day when the ramifications of Brexit shove all else aside a poignant piece of local restaurant news has crept under the radar – a closure. No, not the veteran city centre Chinese, the ...

29 March 2017

Brooklyn and Fever-Tree head the prestige sponsors for MFDF 2017

Brooklyn and Fever-Tree head the prestige sponsors for MFDF 2017

VISITORS to this year’s Manchester Food and Drink Festival (MFDF) will be able to toast its 20th anniversary with a pint or two of Brooklyn Brewery’s finest or chill with a G&T in the Fever-Tree ...

29 March 2017 by Neil Sowerby

April special food offers from The Lowry Hotel

April special food offers from The Lowry Hotel

SPRING is always an inspiration for chefs and few celebrate it better than Andrew Green at The Lowry Hotel’s River Restaurant. It helps when you’ve built up such an impressive range of regional suppliers (above) ...

29 March 2017

Solita Didsbury to host Great Eccles Cake off in aid of homeless

Solita Didsbury to host Great Eccles Cake off in aid of homeless

THE Eccles Cakes above were shot by Joby Catto (jobycatto.com) for Robert Owen Brown’s cookbook, Crispy Squirrel and Vimto Trifle. It was published only a couple of years after the country’s biggest high street baker ...

26 March 2017 by Neil Sowerby

Real Junk Food Project pop-up at Gray's Larder

Real Junk Food Project pop-up at Gray's Larder

AS the Real Junk Food Project Manchester’s secret new base slowly takes shape in Ancoats, they are spreading their message in Chorlton by teaming up Gray's Larder for a pop-up dinner there.As with all their ...

22 March 2017

TASTE Test: Chorlton Kulfi Sour at Bundobust

TASTE Test: Chorlton Kulfi Sour at Bundobust

IT always puzzles folk that Chorlton Brewing Company is not located in that trendy suburb. Owner/brewer Mike Marcus lives there, but an arch along the Piccadilly beer mile is a more affordable base for brewing ...

22 March 2017 by Neil Sowerby

£21,000 raised to fight famine by Iberica Too Many Critics Dinner

£21,000 raised to fight famine by Iberica Too Many Critics Dinner

BIG congratulations to Action Against Hunger for raising over £21,000 from their Too Many Critics charity dinner at Iberica – and to cook-off winner on the night Emily Heward of the Manchester Evening News. She ...

22 March 2017

We'll be Two Michelin standard even if we don't get a star, vows Rabbit man Michael O'Hare

We'll be Two Michelin standard even if we don't get a star, vows Rabbit man Michael O'Hare

THE Northern Restaurant and Bar hospitality trade show’s central NRB Debate generated the oxygen of publicity this year when it put Gary Neville and Michael O’Hare centre stage at Manchester Central. Together the pair are ...

22 March 2017 by Neil Sowerby

Special achievement award for Hispi chef Usher at NRB Top 50 ceremony

Special achievement award for Hispi chef Usher at NRB Top 50 ceremony

GARY USHER, force of nature behind bistro trio Hispi (Didsbury), Sticky Walnut (Chester) and Burnt Truffle (Heswall), was honoured by his peers at the Northern Restaurant and Bar show in Manchester. At the prestigious hospitality ...

22 March 2017 by Neil Sowerby

Grand Pacific opens – lavish colonial destination in old reform Club

Grand Pacific opens – lavish colonial destination in old reform Club

LET’S celebrate St Patrick’s Day with a plate of sushi. OK, it’s a bit out of the ordinary but then so is the venue – Grand Pacific, latest restaurant/bar to occupy the first floor of ...

17 March 2017 by Neil Sowerby

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