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Before we’ve even put up the tree! Tucking into Beastro’s Christmas Menu

Before we’ve even put up the tree! Tucking into Beastro’s Christmas Menu

JOLLY, burly and bearded with a red bandana for a hood. He even crafts his own Christmas pudding ice cream. James Taylor is Beastro’s not so secret Santa and the festive menu he has created ...

10 December 2018 by Neil Sowerby

Brussel sprout bhajis bringing some festive greenery to Bundobust

Brussel sprout bhajis bringing some festive greenery to Bundobust

HOW to make Brussels interesting – and we’re not taking Brexit. Pop down to Bundobust for 'Return of the Sprout Bhaji', the blockbuster sequel that just keeps giving. A small plate of the gram flour ...

10 December 2018 by Neil Sowerby

Get into the Christmas spirit at The Whiskey Jar’s festive festival

Get into the Christmas spirit at The Whiskey Jar’s festive festival

WHISKY Festivals are a regular event, as you’d expect at NQ bar The Whiskey Jar but the most appropriate fest has to be the winter warmer Sunday, December 17, offering 450 different varieties of bourbon, ...

10 December 2018

First look: Porta, New tapas bar arrival in Salford

First look: Porta, New tapas bar arrival in Salford

OLD bank buildings are such solid presences sometimes it’s hard to lose key components of their previous existence. In Manchester from Flok to Jamie’s Italian there are safes and bank vaults it was easier to ...

9 December 2018 by Neil Sowerby

First look: Andrew Green at Mamucium

First look: Andrew Green at Mamucium

FIRST things first. It’s pronounced Mah Moo See Um. It’s a variation on Mancunium, the Roman fort in Castlefield from which, mist-shrouded legend has it, Manchester sprung. Etymology nerds note it means breast-shaped hill. Mamucium ...

7 December 2018 by Neil Sowerby

Return of the Byrne bearing tasting menus at restaurant MCR

Return of the Byrne bearing tasting menus at restaurant MCR

WHEN Aiden Byrne left Manchester House to open 20 Stories earlier in the year he discarded tasting menus. Which felt a bit like Lionel Messi not using his left foot. Now they’ve made the biggest ...

7 December 2018 by Neil Sowerby

Glorious food line-up at Hatch Urban Narnia plus a family-friendly festive rave

Glorious food line-up at Hatch Urban Narnia plus a family-friendly festive rave

TASTE of Manchester is a food and drink website, so ‘family-friendly festive raves’ should be outside our remit but we’re making an exception for a rather jolly affair invading Hatch this Saturday (December 8) courtesy ...

6 December 2018 by Neil Sowerby

Swing along with the Monkey in the Schloss's Black Forest

Swing along with the Monkey in the Schloss's Black Forest

WHILE some of us are searching the attic for festive decorations, baubles that have lost their glitz or a battered cardboard angel, Albert’s Schloss are decking the halls with their biggest floral installation yet, courtesy ...

5 December 2018

Spielburger and the silver screen premiere next year

Spielburger and the silver screen premiere next year

IT’S a real treat to sit in the cinema and eat while watching the latest movie. And we’re not talking buckets of sickly popcorn. Everyman cinemas nationwide offer a menu at each of their 26 ...

5 December 2018

FEBRUARY LAUNCH FOR GARY USHER’S KALA ON KING STREET

FEBRUARY LAUNCH FOR GARY USHER’S KALA ON KING STREET

GARY Usher’s KALA will open in February 2019 on King Street, it has been confirmed. The eagerly anticipated sixth restaurant in the Elite Bistros group will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner in a 55-cover restaurant. ...

5 December 2018 by Neil Sowerby

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