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Life’s a Vegan Beach but my jerk jackfruit lacks colourful spice

Life’s a Vegan Beach but my jerk jackfruit lacks colourful spice

HOW odd? As I sit at my laptop to reflect on the vegan jerk jackfruit I’ve just eaten in Affleck’s Palace an email arrives randomly offering me a link to ‘The Seven Best Restaurants in ...

20 February 2018 by Neil Sowerby

What’s hot and what will be hot – our pick of 2018 openings

What’s hot and what will be hot – our pick of 2018 openings

OUR heads re spinning here at ToM – there’s so many openings, so many projects. So if we miss you out in our (wishful thinking?) Spring Is Nearly Here Round-up, sincere apologies. Launching a new ...

20 February 2018 by Neil Sowerby

Pep’s a backer for Catalan restaurant Tast, set to open in June 2018

Pep’s a backer for Catalan restaurant Tast, set to open in June 2018

AN authentic celebration of Catalan food and wine will launch in June on King Street, with the opening of Tast Cuina Catalana, roughly translated as ‘Taste from the Catalan Kitchen.’At the helm will be multi-Michelin ...

20 February 2018 by Neil Sowerby

Tasting Notes by Chef Mary-Ellen McTague

Tasting Notes by Chef Mary-Ellen McTague

My favourite all time place to eat out in Manchester is... Umezushi. So consistently good. Independent, great wine and sake list, and all done with love. The best dish I've eaten in Manchester recently is... ...

19 February 2018

Aiden Byrne on the challenge of heading up 20 Stories

Aiden Byrne on the challenge of heading up 20 Stories

Chef Aiden Byrne left Living Ventures lto open D&D London's first Manchester restaurant, 20 Stories (previewed here). Why did you decide to leave Living Ventures? I stepped away from being in the kitchen full-time at ...

19 February 2018

Four great breweries orbit Kosmonaut in a one-night tap takeover

Four great breweries orbit Kosmonaut in a one-night tap takeover

YOU’D think Kosmonaut would be happy enough with their own ‘in-house’ brewery, Alphabet but, no, they’re inviting a quartet of quality rivals around for a night-long tap takeover that really does qualify as a Hopstravaganza. ...

19 February 2018 by Neil Sowerby

First look at 20 Stories – sumptuous restaurant in the sky

First look at 20 Stories – sumptuous restaurant in the sky

SOMETHING special is forming in the sky above the city. March 1 is the official lift-off of 20 Stories, but we couldn’t resist an advance peek at the city’s most spectacular new restaurant in eons. ...

19 February 2018 by Neil Sowerby

Down the hatch! Lily’s Bar Invites Mancs To Name Its New Fishy Friends

Down the hatch! Lily’s Bar Invites Mancs To Name Its New Fishy Friends

SWEET Mandarin’s Chinese New Year £1,000 stir-fry was one great publicity coup, yet Lily’s Bar may have topped it with its spotlight hogging ‘Name The Tropical Fish In Our Tanks’ stunt. Check out the accompanying ...

18 February 2018

Manchester Food and Drink Festival 2018 dates announced

Manchester Food and Drink Festival 2018 dates announced

IT’s a bit like the first cuckoo of spring. The annual announcement of the Manchester Food and Drink Festival dates is a harbinger of one of the city’s great enduring treats. Lip-smacking indeed. This year’s ...

16 February 2018

Altrincham artisan newcomers Blanchflower spread into the evenings

Altrincham artisan newcomers Blanchflower spread into the evenings

ALTRINCHAM continues to push all the foodie buttons. No sooner has a new Italian restaurant, Tre Ciccio, opened on Moss Lane, taking inspiration from Southern Italy (shades of Sugo) than a very English newcomer is ...

16 February 2018 by Neil Sowerby

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