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First look at Noi Quattro, Northern Quarter

First look at Noi Quattro, Northern Quarter

IT’S a dough eat dough world out there with rival pizza purveyors Honest Crust (Mackie Mayor), Rudy’s, Dough and Ply all within rolling distance of NQ newcomers Noi Quattro. How much more pizza can we ...

15 August 2018 by Neil Sowerby

First look at Tast Catala, King Street

First look at Tast Catala, King Street

STEP outside your comfort zone. That’s the invitation from Tast, whose immediate selling point is its tilt away from the Spanish tapas and Basque pintxos template. ‘Tastets’ are this proudly Catalan venue’s more expansive take ...

15 August 2018 by Neil Sowerby

Tasting notes from Michael Clay of Elnecot

Tasting notes from Michael Clay of Elnecot

My favourite place to eat out in Manchester is… I don't think I have a favourite place, but there are lots I love going to. I'll try and narrow it down to a top five. ...

14 August 2018 by Neil Sowerby

The Monks are invading – expect them to land on Kosmonaut

The Monks are invading  – expect them to land on Kosmonaut

TASTE of Manchester is not for jumping the gun but after the sudden closure of NQ bar Kosmonaut we confidently predict Northern Monk will splash some of their £1.5m crowd-funding kitty on taking over the ...

13 August 2018 by Neil Sowerby

SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL SET FOR FIRST STREET – AND WE’RE ALL IN DETENTION

SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL SET FOR FIRST STREET – AND WE’RE ALL IN DETENTION

THE First Street Laundrette site has been given a spin and come clean as a new restaurant project called School for Scandal. Why we are not quite clear. Another 18th century Richard Brinsley Sheridan play ...

13 August 2018

Ancoats rising star Elnecot hosts a one-off Vegan Feast

Ancoats rising star Elnecot hosts a one-off Vegan Feast

TO celebrate its two nominations in this year’s Manchester Food and Drink Awards (Casual Restaurant and Newcomer categories) Elnecot in Ancoats is hosting a six-course Vegan Tasting Menu on Tuesday, August 28. It might almost ...

13 August 2018 by Neil Sowerby

Starry chef line-up confirmed for Auction Against Hunger party

Starry chef line-up confirmed for Auction Against Hunger party

WE all know how Manchester likes an epic party and if it’s in a great cause too what’s not sign up for? That’s why we suggest you book your place quickly (‘early bird’ tickets have ...

13 August 2018 by Neil Sowerby

GINO D’ACAMPO TO LAUNCH MY COFFEE & DELI BAR

GINO D’ACAMPO TO LAUNCH MY COFFEE & DELI BAR

THE man never stops. Telegenic celeb chef Gino D’Acampo is to launch a new Italian fast casual dining offer – My Coffee & Deli Bar – on the lower ground floor of his Pizza & ...

10 August 2018

Video Magnifico! Take a peek at Matt White’s Manchester Tapas Tour

Video Magnifico! Take a peek at Matt White’s Manchester Tapas Tour

TAST Catala, El Gato Negro, Iberica, Tapeo & Wine – four establishments in a tapas crawl that will take you just a quarter of a mile. It’s hardly the Pilgrimage of Santiago but for our ...

9 August 2018

Ex Lowry chef Andrew Green will run Hotel Indigo restaurant

Ex Lowry chef Andrew Green will run Hotel  Indigo restaurant

IT has been a long time coming – we’ve been following its progress each time we arrive through Victoria Station – but the Hotel Indigo is finally going to open this autumn and has already ...

9 August 2018 by Neil Sowerby

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