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Meet the new look Lowry Hotel and its head chef Dave Ashton

Meet the new look Lowry Hotel and its head chef Dave Ashton

TWO dishes sum up the refreshed restaurant regime at the River Restaurant (if you’ll pardon the alliteration). The first a Cornish crab starter dreamed up one dawn in new head chef Dave Ashton’s home kitchen, ...

13 October 2019 by Neil Sowerby

Mein Gott, Oktoberfest with all its oompah is now at Mayfield

Mein Gott, Oktoberfest with all its oompah is now at Mayfield

STOPTOBER? No way when you could be squeezing into those leathery hosen for a spot of oompah at the Yards at Mayfield. Ja, Manchester Oktoberfest is back for its sixth year of filling us all ...

13 October 2019

GRUB celebrate their fifth birthday – and MFD Awards success

GRUB celebrate their fifth birthday – and MFD Awards success

SEEMS odd that the the Fairfield Social Club will be hosting the ‘Free From’ special dietary festival this weekend (October 18) while perennial winter resident GRUB is holding its Fifth Birthday Party elsewhere, over at ...

13 October 2019 by Neil Sowerby

TASTING NOTES FROM CATH POTTER AND DICK WITHECOMBE, AKA CIDER BUZZ MCR

TASTING NOTES FROM CATH POTTER AND DICK WITHECOMBE, AKA CIDER BUZZ MCR

Our favourite place to eat out in Manchester is… GRUB, underneath the arches near Piccadilly Station. Relaxed informality with a superb variety of quality street food vendors, from the queen of fermented Korean flavours Geordie ...

12 October 2019

Book now for Free From Festival at Fairfield Social

Book now for Free From Festival at Fairfield Social

THE Fairfield Street Social has hosted everything from weddings to wrestling. A first, though, is the upcoming Free From Festival on Saturday, October 19 – the UK’s first devoted to gluten, dairy and refined-sugar free ...

11 October 2019

United sign up Michelin-starred Tom Kerridge (but don’t worry, Ole)

United sign up Michelin-starred Tom Kerridge (but don’t worry, Ole)

TOM Kerridge’s inexorable march on Manchester continues. Not content with preparing to open his Bull & Bear in the new Stock Exchange Hotel and bringing MFDF to a close with an accomplished Sunday roast pop-up, ...

10 October 2019 by Neil Sowerby

Flying Horse gallops to double glory as Greater Manchester Pub of the Year

Flying Horse gallops to double glory as Greater Manchester Pub of the Year

IT is the season for awards. Rochdale’s The Flying Horse, shortlisted for Pub/Beer Bar in the Manchester Food and Drink Awards (narrowly missing out to sandbar), has found consolation, romping away with the CAMRA Greater ...

9 October 2019 by Neil Sowerby

It's Northern Eudaimonia – Aristotle meets Waffles in Ancoats

It's Northern Eudaimonia – Aristotle meets Waffles in Ancoats

CHOP house, Happy Haddock, The French – there was time when eating out places made it clear over the door. Now, though, you might need a Greek or Sanskrit lexicon to decipher the brand. Kala ...

9 October 2019

What a howler! Wilderness Bar + Kitchen renamed Wolf At The Door

What a howler! Wilderness Bar + Kitchen renamed Wolf At The Door

THE Northern Quarter is going all feral. First The Quick Brown Fox, now The Wolf At The Door. That’s the new name for Wilderness Bar + Kitchen in Thomas Street. Talk about the Wilderness Years ...

9 October 2019

What’s your beef? Uruguayan as The Cotton Factory hosts Peru Perdu

What’s your beef? Uruguayan as The Cotton Factory hosts Peru Perdu

THE secret’s out. Our suspicions proved right. Peru Perdu will bring the tastes of South America to The Cotton Factory, replacing debut pop-up El Camino (that Mexican concept has retrenched to a permanent home in ...

8 October 2019 by Neil Sowerby

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