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Tattu lights the way deliciously to the Chinese Lantern Festival

Tattu lights the way deliciously to the Chinese Lantern Festival

CONTEMPORARY Chinese restaurant Tattu has announced plans to host a season of spectacular cultural celebration. Running from January 24 until February 8, Tattu will not only celebrate Chinese New Year in style, it will also ...

20 January 2020 by Neil Sowerby

Double Down’s Nathan heads up sobriety celebration at Selina

Double Down’s Nathan heads up sobriety celebration at Selina

YOU still sticking to Dry January? Or maybe before it’s all over you want to make a late foray into sobriety? Whatever, it’s certainly worth sampling the many ingenious alternatives to booze that are now ...

20 January 2020

Just the 750 brews to work through – it’s Manchester Beer & Cider Festival

Just the 750 brews to work through – it’s Manchester Beer & Cider Festival

LET’S admit it – major beer festivals can be an overwhelming experience, no matter how much to try to prioritise. Still, here we go as we try to plot our way round the 2020 Manchester ...

20 January 2020

Beatnikz team to launch Lättsam – proudly indie, Scandi cafe bar

Beatnikz team to launch Lättsam – proudly indie, Scandi cafe bar

NEWS of an exciting spring opening. Lättsam is a new café bar concept with a difference from the team behind the award-winning Beatnikz Republic Brewery and NQ bar. Targeted as a business district workspace and ...

20 January 2020 by Neil Sowerby

Midland rings in the New Year with a Vegan Afternoon Tea revamp

Midland rings in the New Year with a Vegan Afternoon Tea revamp

JUST when you thought Veganuary had peaked along comes another tempting plant-based treat. The Midland Hotel’s Tea Room has refreshed its Vegan Afternoon Tea (along with the trad version too). Of course, with a vegan ...

20 January 2020 by Neil Sowerby

Croquettes and pakoras prove Alston’s more than rib-eye and rump

 Croquettes and pakoras prove Alston’s more than rib-eye and rump

OF course, you go to Alston Bar & Beef to tuck into their acclaimed Tweed Valley steaks (perhaps slipping in one of their signature infused gins) but the Corn Exchange restaurant boasts a more diverse ...

20 January 2020

Welcome to Hotel Brooklyn (and brokering a deal with the Big Apple)

Welcome to Hotel Brooklyn (and brokering a deal with the Big Apple)

THE love affair between Manchester and New York is getting hotter. We were present at Cultureplex when Marketing Manchester and NYC & Company, the Big Apple’s official marketing organisation, signed a city-to-city tourism partnership deal. ...

20 January 2020 by Neil Sowerby

Burns Night – our guide to where to have a foodie fling

Burns Night – our guide to where to have a foodie fling

IT must be all those wee drams on offer – Burns Night is usually a sell-out way in advance. At ToM, sticking to Dry January, we’ll still be honouring the traditional haggis big time. Here ...

16 January 2020 by Neil Sowerby

Rosy scenario for cider at CAMRA's mighty Manchester festival

Rosy scenario for cider at CAMRA's mighty Manchester festival

THE seventh Manchester Beer & Cider Festival (Manchester Central, Thursday, January 23-Saturday 25) is on the horizon, set to unveil its huge new ‘Coast To Coast’ bar with 175 handpumps showcasing ales from Merseyside to ...

15 January 2020 by Neil Sowerby

Stockport’s Viking tapas bar Vinaböd has sadly abandoned ship

Stockport’s Viking tapas bar Vinaböd has sadly abandoned ship

AS the finale of cult classic The Vikings a longboat bearing the body of Norse warrior Einar (Kirk Douglas) is set adrift and ablaze to carry him off to Valhalla. Ye Gods, that should be ...

15 January 2020 by Neil Sowerby

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