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Star blogger Freda serves up lavish Indian tasting menu at Harvey Nicks

Star blogger Freda serves up  lavish Indian tasting menu at Harvey Nicks

SOMETIMES, an image drives you mad to actually taste the dish. Let’s call it an Instagrammatic urge. Award-winning, entrepreneurial bloggers like Freda Shafi have it down to a tee. Still, as they say, the proof ...

22 August 2019 by Neil Sowerby

Starry line-up for this weekend’s Bolton Food and Drink Festival

Starry line-up for this weekend’s Bolton Food and Drink Festival

THERE’S a certain reassuring familiarity about Bolton Food and Drink Festival as it occupies the August Bank Holiday Weekend (August 23-26). You’ve seen them on telly and probably at previous demos across 13 previous years ...

22 August 2019

Roofff – turning a car park into a panoramic foodie fun spot

Roofff – turning a car park into a panoramic foodie fun spot

MANCHESTER does love a panoramic rooftop bar/restaurant. Step forward the latest vertiginous candidate that says it in one word – Roofff. It’s a project by Buzz Ventures to to transform the 10th floor of Q-Park ...

22 August 2019

Masterchef Simon’s ginspiration… and a Hacienda flavoured tipple

Masterchef Simon’s ginspiration… and a Hacienda flavoured tipple

HOW we enjoyed National Rum Day (August 16) at ToM, tots of the sugar-based nectar all round. Now it’s back to gin reality – the public still can’t get enough of the juniper-based spirit. Yet ...

20 August 2019 by Neil Sowerby

Dim the lights, dim the sum – it’s mega movie mealtime!

Dim the lights, dim the sum – it’s mega movie mealtime!

AMERICAN Pie meets Dim Sum at Tattu this Bank Holiday Monday (August 26) as the strange love affair between food and film continues to bond in the city. The contemporary Chinese restaurant in Spinningfields is ...

19 August 2019 by Neil Sowerby

Manchester Pride 2019 – our big guide to brunches, cocktails and cakes

Manchester Pride 2019  – our big guide to brunches, cocktails and cakes

BRUNCH, the bottomless the better, seems to be the refuelling point of choice during the high jinks of Pride Weekend (August 23-26). You’ve been up late partying or never even got to bed, so a ...

19 August 2019

COLLABORATIVE VEG AND HERB ‘PATCH’ LAUNCHES AT ANGEL SQUARE

COLLABORATIVE VEG AND HERB ‘PATCH’ LAUNCHES AT ANGEL SQUARE

GET green-fingered this Autumn as NOMA invite you to take part in new project, Patch – a neighbourhood kitchen garden where you can get involved in growing, nurturing and making things for free. With weekly ...

18 August 2019 by Neil Sowerby

Cabana calls it a day in another blow for the Corn Exchange

Cabana calls it a day in another blow for the Corn Exchange

JUST when its was good news – a ‘full house’ for the Corn Exchange with Berlin-inspired kebab and currywurst restaurant Döner Haus announcing it would take over the long-empty Byron Burgers site in auutmn – ...

18 August 2019

Dishoom dish the secrets of their comfort treats in new cookbook

Dishoom dish the secrets of their comfort treats in new cookbook

SO you think you know how to make a bacon butty? Not the Dishoom way, where they pile crispy smoked bacon in a naan along with cream cheese, chilli tomato jam and fresh herbs. Daunting ...

17 August 2019 by Neil Sowerby

Grub food fair goes Latino for August Bank Holiday weekend

Grub food fair goes Latino for August Bank Holiday weekend

GRUB like to mix up their street food offerings at their Mayfield Gatehouse venue. After two successful themed events, an East Asian Food Fair and Burger Food Fair, they are now introducing their new Latin ...

17 August 2019

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