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Doubling up at the Doubletree – new dining space plus a craft beer den

Doubling up at the Doubletree –  new dining space plus a craft beer den

THE reinvention of the ground floor restaurant and bar space at The Doubletree by Hilton Hotel follows a pattern this week. Chef Michael Clay’s imminent restaurant bar in Ancoats is named after the original name ...

21 July 2017 by Neil Sowerby

CELEBRATE Daiquiri Week and HEMINGWAY’S BIRTHDAY AT roc & rye

CELEBRATE Daiquiri Week and HEMINGWAY’S BIRTHDAY AT roc & rye

NEWLY opened craft coffee and cocktail bar Roc & Rye will be celebrating Hemingway’s birthday in style with their friends at Bacardi, by immersing themselves in Cuban cocktail culture. This includes a week of special ...

18 July 2017

Feel the Pintx as TNQ turns Basque for an evening of small plates

Feel the Pintx as TNQ turns Basque for an evening of small plates

PINTXOS, delectable Basque cousins of tapas, are much in vogue the moment. Check out our latest review of Baratxuri in Ramsbottom (OK, were were investigating larger racions and their new roasting oven but the small ...

18 July 2017 by Neil Sowerby

Manchester House pops up in Bolton with Aiden Byrne at the stove

Manchester House pops up in Bolton with Aiden Byrne at the stove

MANCHESTER House’s chef/patron Aiden Byrne is hosting a pop-up version at this year’s Bolton Food and Drink Festival over the August Bank Holiday (25 to 28). His ‘Made in Bolton’ restaurant will be in town ...

18 July 2017

Get up, stand up and listen to Turtle Bay Spotify and Don Letts podcasts

Get up, stand up and listen to Turtle Bay Spotify and Don Letts podcasts

RECOGNISING that music is a major part of the Turtle Bay package, the groundbreaking Caribbean restaurant and bar is giving everyone access to its famous laid back playlists on Spotify. Plus they have commissioned the ...

18 July 2017 by Neil Sowerby

Alas, Ancoats hasn’t got a beach but Elnecot’s en route with a passion for its roots

Alas, Ancoats hasn’t got a beach but Elnecot’s en route with a passion for its roots

IT’S a long haul from Melbourne to Manchester. What are the chances of two foodie links this year? Wearing its caffeine-fuelled heart on its sleeve, Another Heart To Feed on Chapel Street Salford sells itself ...

18 July 2017 by Neil Sowerby

Real Junk Food Manchester to open restaurant in former Milkjam site

Real Junk Food Manchester to open restaurant in former Milkjam site

REAL Junk Food Manchester will finally open the city’s first waste food pay-as-you-feel restaurant in August 2017 thanks to the support of commercial property group Bruntwood. On the site of the former Milkjam pop up ...

18 July 2017 by Neil Sowerby

At last an NQ bar that dares to be different – welcome to quirky Flok

At last an NQ bar that dares to be different – welcome to quirky Flok

TANK beer tick. Buttermilk chicken (or seitan) tick. Industrial chic tick. Another Groundhog day in the Northern Quarter. Yawn. So it’s good to see bar/eateries that break the mould. Fress on Oldam Street is one ...

12 July 2017 by Neil Sowerby

Shredded chicken salad a taste of Vietnamese summer at Pho

Shredded chicken salad a taste of Vietnamese summer at Pho

A PERFECT summer refresher? Look no further than the Gin Spritz at Pho. Infused with mint, cucumber, lime and a splash of green tea lemonade. It slipped down easier than the Mekong in full spate ...

12 July 2017 by Neil Sowerby

Manchester's Woodall’s Charcuterie Wins Coveted Good Pig Award

Manchester's Woodall’s Charcuterie Wins Coveted Good Pig Award

STRETFORD-BASED Woodall’s Charcuterie has been awarded the prestigious Good Pig Award by the Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards. The awards are organised by Compassion in World Farming, the world’s leading animal welfare organisation. The supply ...

11 July 2017 by Neil Sowerby

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