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Putting you in the veggie picture – award-winning Lily’s new home

Putting you in the veggie picture – award-winning Lily’s new home

WHAT a 2018 it was for Lily’s in Ashton-under-Lyne, crowned by winning ‘Vegetarian Offering of the Year’ in the Manchester Food and Drink Awards. Now they begin 2019 with a move just up the road ...

10 January 2019 by Neil Sowerby

Ciaooo, baby! Yet another contender for best Neapolitan Pizza in Manchester

Ciaooo, baby! Yet another contender for best Neapolitan Pizza in Manchester

HE 00 flour dust has barely settled on 2018 before ToM is called upon to rate another topped dough crust. Late November we visited expanding Tre Ciccio in Altrincham, whose chef Luigi Marino has just ...

10 January 2019 by Neil Sowerby

Whatever happened to the Class of ’15? How ‘street’ gained permanent cred

Whatever happened to the Class of ’15? How ‘street’ gained permanent cred

FIVE out of six isn’t bad going for pop-ups becoming permanencies. That’s the tally three and a half years on from The Kitchens Leftbank experiment launched by Spinningfields developers Allied London. Time moves so quickly ...

10 January 2019 by Neil Sowerby

Didsbury Gin tackle Dragons’ Den in search of spirited investment

Didsbury Gin tackle Dragons’ Den in search of spirited investment

FANS of Didsbury Gin pour yourself a stiff G&T and settle down in front of the telly at 8pm on Sunday, January 13, as our plucky artisan distillers enter the Dragon’s Den. Well, it is ...

10 January 2019 by Neil Sowerby

Plant-based pioneer Matt Nutter quits Allotment on Lloyd Street

Plant-based pioneer Matt Nutter quits Allotment on Lloyd Street

VEGANUARY in Manchester is mourning a major casualty. Matt Nutter, the chef who put plant-based fine dining on the map in these parts has quit his restaurant Allotment on Lloyd Street for personal reasons. He ...

9 January 2019 by Neil Sowerby

Ernst van Zyl puts down some roots at the Glazebury

Ernst van Zyl puts down some roots at the Glazebury

PERIPATETIC chef Ernst van Zyl has secured a new base, The Glazebury pub in Warrington with an aim to create a fine dining destination. Ernst has a track record of balancing gastropub expectations with forays ...

9 January 2019 by Neil Sowerby

It's Alpine meltdown at The Creameries' Cheesy Sundays

It's Alpine meltdown at The Creameries' Cheesy Sundays

OOZY Ogleshield might sound like a disreputable public school type but instead it’s a ToM cheese fave. Given time off from chiselling away at the coalface of the Manchester food and drink scene, our idea ...

8 January 2019 by Neil Sowerby

El Gato’s Simon Shaw goes eastern Med for his new city centre venture

El Gato’s Simon Shaw goes eastern Med for his new city centre venture

TASTE of Manchester did wonder why El Gato Nego chef/patron Simon Shaw put off a catch up dinner at his freshly-minted second project, Canto in Ancoats, because he was “going to be in Lebanon all ...

6 January 2019 by Neil Sowerby

Fire-ravaged Ivy reopens after just 24 hours with the promise of a party

Fire-ravaged Ivy reopens after just 24 hours with the promise of a party

PHOENIX rising from the ashes is perhaps a little strong since the spectacular blaze at The Ivy was confined to one section of the Roof Garden. Still it’s rather amazing that the most glamorous recent ...

6 January 2019 by Neil Sowerby

First Look: La Boca, Northern Quarter

First Look: La Boca, Northern Quarter

THERE was a time not so long ago when Spanish restaurants seemed to be taking over the city centre and there was talk of Deansgate becoming the ‘new Las Ramblas’. That’s all settled down now. ...

4 January 2019 by Neil Sowerby

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