Reviews

Andes highs – five dishes to savour at Peru Perdu

Andes highs – five dishes to savour at Peru Perdu

THE closest we’ve been to Peru is footage of Paddington Bear rescued from an Amazon torrent. But put a Pisco Sour in our hand and we’re half way there. A it happens at Peru Perdu ...

20 November 2019 by Neil Sowerby

Review: Mr Cooper’s Sunday menu

Review: Mr Cooper’s Sunday menu

SUCH a relief to discover Mr Cooper’s new meat-led Sunday menu isn’t solely focused on roasts. Tomahawk or Chateaubriand? Now that’s a much more exciting choice than buttoned-up topside – with just a scattering of ...

5 November 2019 by Neil Sowerby

Review: Bistrotheque at CULTUREPLEX

Review: Bistrotheque at CULTUREPLEX

IN Steven Spielberg’s movie, Terminal, Tom Hanks played a stranded tourist forced by red tape to exist 24/7 inside New York’s JFK Airport. A strange fantasy? Well, the Ducie Street Warehouse offers its own opportunity ...

4 November 2019

Review: Three Little Words

Review: Three Little Words

SEB Heeley, co-founder of restaurant/bar Three Little Words is aiming high. The meteoric success of his Manchester Gin has spawned the new Spirit of Manchester Distillery complex behind the Great Northern – a seriously stylish ...

29 October 2019 by Review: Three Little Words

Review: Tast Catala, King Street

Review: Tast Catala, King Street

MANA stole all the thunder at the 2019 Manchester Food and Drink Awards winning four out of five gongs, but what must be recognised is these were certainly the finest-ever line-ups in the top categories. ...

13 October 2019 by Neil Sowerby

Review: Hawksmoor revisited

Review: Hawksmoor revisited

WE were a mite apprehensive approaching Hawksmoor along a Deansgate blocked off by Extinction Rebellion. Might a posse of plant-based apostles confront us at the door over our quest for steak and seafood? Bovine emissions ...

25 September 2019 by Neil Sowerby

Review: Street Urchin, Ancoats

Review: Street Urchin, Ancoats

ONE national food reviewer has just sung the praises of Gary Usher’s neighbourhood bistro template: “No, there really is nothing extraordinary about any of these dishes. There is no story. Except for the much bigger ...

2 September 2019 by Neil Sowerby

REVIEW: Six By Nico’s ‘Mexico’

REVIEW: Six By Nico’s ‘Mexico’

WE trusted Glaswegian-Italian chef Nico Simeone knew his way around a deep-frier when he launched his first six course tasting menu in Manchester, ‘A Chippie Tea’. And as expected, his fine dining credentials shone through ...

28 August 2019 by Neil Sowerby

Review: New menu at Elnecot

Review: New menu at Elnecot

SMALL plates ought to be a boon for a reviewer. A busy procession of different flavours offering a multi-sensory kaleidoscope of a restaurant’s capabilities makes for an equally comprehensive write-up. In theory yes, but then ...

6 August 2019 by Neil Sowerby

Review: El Camino in The Cotton Factory

Review: El Camino in The Cotton Factory

FIRST impressions on our return to El Camino? Why hadn’t they mounted a set of lucha libre wrestling posters, as we’d recommended on a preview visit? OK, there were concessions to Mexico in what is ...

1 August 2019

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