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November Chef’s Choice Menu heads a tasty line-up of River Restaurant special offers

November Chef’s Choice Menu heads a tasty line-up of River Restaurant special offers

NOVEMBER doesn’t have to be a frugal month, stashing away the pennies for a Christmas blow-out – especially when there are so many terrific offers around. Take the River Restaurant at The Lowry Hotel. Their ...

8 November 2018

Raising the spirits at Three Rivers Gin – perfect Christmas prezzie potential?

Raising the spirits at Three Rivers Gin – perfect Christmas prezzie potential?

MANCHESTER Three Rivers Gin is to be found tucked underneath the railway arches of the Green Quarter. It was a journey I undertook on a bitter Tuesday evening, hoping that I would enjoy the evening ...

7 November 2018 by Lily Colden

Kro Hospitality take on Asha's with plans for a 49 room boutique hotel

Kro Hospitality take on Asha's with plans for a 49 room boutique hotel

TIME was Kro was shutting bars. Now the resurgent Kro Hospitality are thinking big in their city centre plans. They already run one boutique hotel, Canal Street’s Velvet and neighbouring restaurant Mr White’s English Chophouse. ...

7 November 2018 by Neil Sowerby

Latest culinary casualty – Grill on the Alley to shut

Latest culinary casualty – Grill on the Alley to shut

ANOTHER one bites the dust. It’s becoming a habit this autmn for high profile city centre restaurants and bars to go under. The latest is Grill on The Alley, whose Living Ventures stablemates Manchester House ...

7 November 2018

First Look: Allotment on Lloyd Street

First Look: Allotment on Lloyd Street

JUST yards from the imminent Wurst and Waffle Bingefest that is Albert Square during Christmas Markets a flagship for plant-based cuisine has quietly docked. Not that the merits of Allotment Vegan Restaurant have been ignored ...

4 November 2018 by Neil Sowerby

Pumpkin samosas are scarily good at Bundobust

Pumpkin samosas are scarily good at Bundobust

HALLOWEEN hangover? Keep on munching the pumpkin samosas at Bundobust, retained by popular demand for several weeks beyond the spooky season. For £4.50 you get a spinach pastry filled with pumpkin, peas spiced with house ...

4 November 2018

Book now: An audience with Nigella Lawson, 20 Years On at The Lowry

Book now: An audience with Nigella Lawson, 20 Years On at The Lowry

IN a recent Guardian article celebrating the 20th anniversary of Nigella Lawson’s first cook book, How to Eat: The Pleasures and Principles of Good Food’ Nigel Slater wrote: “You can tell from the title this ...

4 November 2018

The Chicken spreads its wings – Yard & Coop Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

The Chicken spreads its wings – Yard & Coop Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

NORTHERN QUARTER buttermilk chicken specialists Yard & Coop have launched a £50,000 Kickstarter campaign to open a third outlet in Leeds following their successful expansion into Liverpool. An initial gamble has paid off for Yard ...

4 November 2018

Reserve’s Kate Goodman joins Oz, Tim and Susy for the essential Xmas wine fest

Reserve’s Kate Goodman joins Oz, Tim and Susy for the essential Xmas wine fest

THREE Wine Men’s Cracking Christmas Wine Tasting has become something of a festive institution, a classy antidote to all the headache-inducing Gluhwein rites of passage. This year’s outing in The Exchange Hall, Manchester Central (Saturday ...

4 November 2018

Aiden Byrne quits 20 Stories. Where next?

Aiden Byrne quits 20 Stories. Where next?

FURTHER shock waves around a febrile Manchester food scene as Aiden Byrne steps down from is post as chef/director at 20 Stories less than nine months after jumping ship at Manchester House to launch the ...

2 November 2018 by Neil Sowerby

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