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Game Dinner with a view – heavenly Holbeck Ghyll

Game Dinner with a view – heavenly Holbeck Ghyll

IT seemed simple enough as the biggest ever British Game Week loomed. Compile a list of the best restaurants to sample dishes showcasing these most sustainable and healthy of meats. We didn’t have much luck ...

1 December 2019 by Neil Sowerby

DIGEST THESE CHRISTMAS CRACKERS – OUR COOKBOOK FAVES OF THE YEAR

DIGEST THESE CHRISTMAS CRACKERS – OUR COOKBOOK FAVES OF THE YEAR

HERE is a baker’s dozen of food and drink books published in 2019 with something to suit everyone’s prezzie stocking… Dishoom ‘From Bombay With Love’ (Bloomsbury, £26) This is the book to kick off our ...

1 December 2019 by Neil Sowerby

Folk Prestwich and Blossom Street Social – exciting new bars on the way

Folk Prestwich and Blossom Street Social – exciting new bars on the way

FOLK Cafe Bar is synonymous with the vibrant bar drag of Burton Road, West Didsbury. Since creating it over a decade ago Justin Parkinson has added two Wine & Wallops to his quirky, approachable empire ...

1 December 2019 by Neil Sowerby

Tasting notes from Caroline Dyer of Action Against Hunger

Tasting notes from Caroline Dyer of Action Against Hunger

I SHOULD start with the caveat that as I only eat and drink in places which support the organisation I work for, Action Against Hunger, I may be a little biased. These venues and chefs ...

1 December 2019

Countdown to Christmas 2019 – our hand-picked places to be merry

Countdown to Christmas 2019 – our hand-picked places to be merry

THERE’S still 25 partying days to Christmas as we update our compilation of all the fun festive hang-outs. We’ve even included some indie retail opportunities, sensing panic and guilt are only just around the corner. ...

30 November 2019 by Neil Sowerby

Cranberries are for Christmas – try these five festive saucy treats

Cranberries are for Christmas – try these five festive saucy treats

CRANBERRY sauce. It owes its high profile to Thanksgiving dinners but is now number one buddy for our own Christmas turkey. But you don’t have to wait until Santa’s delivered down the flue to indulge ...

30 November 2019

First “Nikkei” kitchen outside London opens at MediaCityUK

First “Nikkei” kitchen outside London opens at MediaCityUK

SHOKU, a Japanese-Peruvian inspired restaurant and sushi bar, has opened in MediaCityUK – believed to be the first ‘Nikkei’ kitchen and sushi bar of its kind outside London. The restaurant takes inspiration from traditional Japanese ...

29 November 2019 by Neil Sowerby

Seasonal pizza curated by a natural wine bar – a very tasty sign of the times

Seasonal pizza curated by a natural wine bar – a very tasty sign of the times

FESTIVE pizzas usually involve topping dough with turkey, pigs in blankets and cranberry sauce. Why not sprinkle some Christmas pudding crumbs to compete the seasonal set? Yuck. Now for something completely different, which has ToM ...

28 November 2019

Divine Decadence as Marble Taproom throws a special pour party

Divine Decadence as Marble Taproom throws a special pour party

DECADENCE was the Imperial Russian Stout first brewed to celebrate Marble Beers’ 10th anniversary. 10 per cent plus ABV but dangerously drinkable, you can also stash it away to improve with age. We’ve not managed ...

28 November 2019 by Neil Sowerby

Let’s hail new Northern Quarter renaissance of Salvi’s

Let’s hail new Northern Quarter renaissance of Salvi’s

WE think it’s quite fitting that Basil Chambers should host the latest incarnation of our own champions of Southern Italian cuisine Salvi’s. You can almost scent the sweetest of herbs as you enter their newly ...

27 November 2019

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