Reviews

Review: Alston Bar & Beef, Corn Exchange

Review: Alston Bar & Beef, Corn Exchange

AFTER dipping into the gin and steak offering that defines Alston Bar & Beef – the best Glaswegian addition to Manchester since Sir Alex Ferguson – this gentleman definitely prefers Tweed. The sylvan valley of ...

20 November 2017 by Neil Sowerby

Review: Store Street Exchange

Review: Store Street Exchange

IT’S an extraordinary sight – a trio of glowing pineapples hooked in the rotisserie and yet search the Store Street Exchange menu and the fruit doesn’t figure in any dish. They make a big deal, ...

16 November 2017 by Neil Sowerby

Review: The Bay Horse, Northern Quarter

Review: The Bay Horse, Northern Quarter

A CATEGORY in the Manchester Food and Drink Awards that’s often contentious is Pub of the Year, where it's rare to find new hostelry openings. It’s a bit like the classical music repertoire – they ...

8 November 2017 by Neil Sowerby

Review: WOOD Manchester

Review: WOOD Manchester

Review: WOOD Manchester I FEEL I have to start this review with ‘Requiem for the Josper Oven Smoked Gnocchi’. The day we lunched was the first day Simon Wood had ditched his beloved signature dish ...

30 October 2017 by Neil Sowerby

Warming new Tattu Menu wraps us up cosily for winter ahead

Warming new Tattu Menu wraps us up cosily for winter ahead

WINTER. Time to wrap your body art in woolies and add some warming spice to your diet. Not that Tattu is going over to stews in its new seasonal menu, but the 15 new dishes ...

9 October 2017 by Neil Sowerby

Review: Flok Bar, Northern Quarter

Review: Flok Bar, Northern Quarter

FLOK co-owner Justin Parkinson chucked in a hostage to fortune in the build-up to his new bar in the Northern Quarter when hetold ToM: “It’s aimed squarely at the more mature city dweller while also ...

22 September 2017 by Neil Sowerby

Grappa fest on First Street as Bassano brings Italian cocktails to Pizza Express

Grappa fest on First Street as Bassano brings Italian cocktails to Pizza Express

WAS Friedrich Engels partial to a drop of Grappa? Perhaps Garibaldi, after liberating Italy, sent the co-creator of the Communist Manifesto a flagon or two of the national firewater to celebrate. Allow us a little ...

1 August 2017 by Neil Sowerby

Review: Porta, Altrincham

Review: Porta, Altrincham

THE influence of Altrincham Market cannot be underplayed. Its presence has spawned a thriving cluster of bars and restaurants. On a summer evening the corner of Shaws Road and Greenwood Street could be some buzzing ...

28 July 2017 by Neil Sowerby

Review: The Comedor at Baratxuri, Ramsbottom

Review: The Comedor at Baratxuri, Ramsbottom

WE went back to Baratxuri to investigate their custom-made ‘Pereruela’ clay oven, commissioned from the hamlet of that name in the high mesas of Castilla. It was Sunday lunchtime with suckling pig very much on ...

18 July 2017

Out of town review: Moor Hall, Ormskirk

Out of town review: Moor Hall, Ormskirk

WHO’S benefiting most from this bold era of boundary-pushing, forage-friendly, stripped to the roots British cooking? The young tyros in the kitchen making it happen? The foodie customer prepared to brave… • any amount of ...

29 June 2017

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