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Let the bagpiper wet his whistle! Whisky Tastings at The Fisherman’s Retreat

Let the bagpiper wet his whistle! Whisky Tastings at The Fisherman’s Retreat

A WEE dram or three in the heart of the Lancashire countryside? look no further than The Fisherman’s Retreat in the Twine Valley, three miles east of Ramsbottom, not just a restaurant but also home ...

13 November 2018

Thy name is Vanitas – life’s short so lap up this new bar/club in Manchester Hall

Thy name is Vanitas – life’s short so lap up this new bar/club in Manchester Hall

AND we thought Halloween was over – or maybe it’s a preview of the upcoming Venice Carnival that has just dropped in the ToM mailbox? Welcome to the face of Vanitas, the glamorous 400 capacity ...

13 November 2018

Vive Monsieur Molé, ready to build a bistro that ticks all the French boxes

Vive Monsieur Molé, ready to build a bistro that ticks all the French boxes

TAKE a look at this plate of Boeuf Bourguignon. Glorieux! It’s not a dish you encounter much these days across our sceptred isle while ‘Modern British’ rules the menus, even when so much cuisine is ...

13 November 2018 by Neil Sowerby

Manchester Vegan Christmas Markets at Sacha’s Hotel and Victoria Baths

Manchester Vegan Christmas Markets at Sacha’s Hotel and Victoria Baths

WORLD Vegan Month is not just for November as plant-based treats extend into December with the Manchester Vegan Christmas Market at Victoria Baths on Friday, December 1 and Saturday 2. It’s a necessary alternative to ...

11 November 2018

November Chef’s Choice Menu heads a tasty line-up of River Restaurant special offers

November Chef’s Choice Menu heads a tasty line-up of River Restaurant special offers

NOVEMBER doesn’t have to be a frugal month, stashing away the pennies for a Christmas blow-out – especially when there are so many terrific offers around. Take the River Restaurant at The Lowry Hotel. Their ...

8 November 2018

Raising the spirits at Three Rivers Gin – perfect Christmas prezzie potential?

Raising the spirits at Three Rivers Gin – perfect Christmas prezzie potential?

MANCHESTER Three Rivers Gin is to be found tucked underneath the railway arches of the Green Quarter. It was a journey I undertook on a bitter Tuesday evening, hoping that I would enjoy the evening ...

7 November 2018 by Lily Colden

Kro Hospitality take on Asha's with plans for a 49 room boutique hotel

Kro Hospitality take on Asha's with plans for a 49 room boutique hotel

TIME was Kro was shutting bars. Now the resurgent Kro Hospitality are thinking big in their city centre plans. They already run one boutique hotel, Canal Street’s Velvet and neighbouring restaurant Mr White’s English Chophouse. ...

7 November 2018 by Neil Sowerby

Latest culinary casualty – Grill on the Alley to shut

Latest culinary casualty – Grill on the Alley to shut

ANOTHER one bites the dust. It’s becoming a habit this autmn for high profile city centre restaurants and bars to go under. The latest is Grill on The Alley, whose Living Ventures stablemates Manchester House ...

7 November 2018

First Look: Allotment on Lloyd Street

First Look: Allotment on Lloyd Street

JUST yards from the imminent Wurst and Waffle Bingefest that is Albert Square during Christmas Markets a flagship for plant-based cuisine has quietly docked. Not that the merits of Allotment Vegan Restaurant have been ignored ...

4 November 2018 by Neil Sowerby

Pumpkin samosas are scarily good at Bundobust

Pumpkin samosas are scarily good at Bundobust

HALLOWEEN hangover? Keep on munching the pumpkin samosas at Bundobust, retained by popular demand for several weeks beyond the spooky season. For £4.50 you get a spinach pastry filled with pumpkin, peas spiced with house ...

4 November 2018

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