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Aiming high as Aiden Byrne takes the reins at mega restaurant 200 Stories

Aiming high as Aiden Byrne takes the reins at mega restaurant 200 Stories

AIDEN Byrne is going up in the world. The former chef at Manchester House with its 12th floor bar is to take over the kitchens at the upcoming 20 Stories restaurant at the top of ...

21 November 2017 by Neil Sowerby

Mull this over – a gorgeous hot gin tipple to ward off the winter chill

Mull this over – a gorgeous hot gin tipple to ward off the winter chill

BOTANICAL overload! As if ToM hadn’t had enough gin at Alston Bar & Beef (4 star review), we only had to stagger 50 yards into Cathedral Gardens to be ensnared by the winter warmer charms ...

21 November 2017 by Neil Sowerby

First look at 1761 and Lily’s – Children of the Revolution

First look at 1761 and Lily’s – Children of the Revolution

IN what was once an Avalanche there was briefly a s**tstorm over plans by newcomers 1761 and Lily’s on Booth Street to feature stingrays in a giant fish tank. Social media uproar soon put a ...

20 November 2017 by Neil Sowerby

Fruitful Whitefield spreads its culinary net with Vine’s arrival

Fruitful Whitefield spreads its culinary net with Vine’s arrival

THE opening of The Vine Brasserie on Bury New Road completes a gastronomic triangle for up and coming Whitefield. Two doors away is David Gale’s One88 Kitchen (a ToM 5 star review and new Good ...

20 November 2017

'Tis the season to be merrily busy in the Northern Quarter

'Tis the season to be merrily busy in the Northern Quarter

THE Northern Quarter’s busy in the run-up to Christmas. A new bar has opened, surprise, surprise. The Patron, on the corner of Hilton Street and Oldham Street is the final piece in the £1 million ...

17 November 2017

Grape to Grain set to open a new wine shop in Ramsbottom

Grape to Grain set to open a new wine shop in Ramsbottom

JUST 18 months after opening their drinks shop/tasting room in Prestwich Grape to Grain are planning a second outlet in Ramsbottom, hoping to open in Bridge Street in time for Christmas. Their Kickstarter campaign closes ...

17 November 2017 by Neil Sowerby

Igloos, teepees, Alpine Hütte and alternative Christmas markets

Igloos, teepees, Alpine Hütte and alternative Christmas markets

CHRISTMAS Markets – you can’t move for them. The Makers Market returns to Chorlton this Saturday (November 18), with a 70 strong trader line-up giving punters the chance to get in some early Christmas shopping. ...

17 November 2017

Lupo Caffe Italiano find a new home at Exchange Quay

Lupo Caffe Italiano find a new home at Exchange Quay

GREAT news for those of us who lamented the loss of Lupo Caffe Italiano from Chapel Street after their landlord served them notice. Now owners Nico and Ornella have bounced back as they said they ...

13 November 2017

A 5-star wrap? Beef and trimmings in a flattened pud

A 5-star wrap? Beef and trimmings in a flattened pud

WHAT we get up to in the sanctuary of our own home sometimes shouldn’t always see the light of day. The jury’s out on the Yorkshire Pudding Wrap for this increasingly plant-based member of the ...

13 November 2017 by Neil Sowerby

SPARKLING LINE-UP AS Altrincham welcomes back fizz festival

SPARKLING LINE-UP AS Altrincham welcomes back fizz festival

CHRISTMAS is so close now there’s no reason not to get stuck into the bubbly. Well, that’s ToM’s excuse and why we’re sorely tempted to pop down to Altrincham Town Hall this weekend (Nov 18 ...

13 November 2017 by Neil Sowerby

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