Reviews

Review: Canto, Cutting Room Square

Review: Canto, Cutting Room Square

NO-ONE has ever visited Lisbon without trekking up to the Belém district to tackle the Pastéis de Belém. They’ve been baking these egg tart pastries dusted with cinnamon at the atmospheric Antiga Confeitaria de Belém ...

14 November 2018 by Neil Sowerby

Review: Northern Monk Refectory NQ

Review: Northern Monk Refectory NQ

DON’T go searching for extensive food offerings in Manchester’s craft beer temples. Few bother to run a hot kitchen. So Port Street Beer House, winner in the beer bar category at the 2018 Manchester Food ...

7 November 2018 by Neil Sowerby

Review: Gaucho, St Mary’s Street

Review: Gaucho, St Mary’s Street

REMEMBER those cowpoke movies when they reassemble a gang of honest desperadoes for one last impossible mission? Maybe there’s a Pampas-driven version featuring Argentinia’s answer, the Gauchos, equally tall in the saddle and not averse ...

4 November 2018 by Neil Sowerby

Review: Tattu winter menu

Review: Tattu winter menu

IN a restaurant climate where closures and cutbacks are making the headlines expansion is a brave move. So good luck to Tattu, which is currently fitting out 5,000 sq ft of space for its third ...

2 November 2018 by Neil Sowerby

Review: School For Scandal, First Street

Review: School For Scandal, First Street

A BIT of culture first. Richard Brinsley Sheridan was an Anglo-Irish dramatist whose classic plays are still a hoot. For obvious reasons this ToM reviewer’s favourite is ‘The Critic’ and there’s a soft spot too ...

13 October 2018 by Neil Sowerby

Review: Albatross and Arnold, Spinningfields

Review: Albatross and Arnold, Spinningfields

MAYBE it was Ryder Cup fever that led me to eat above the city centre’s prime golf simulation range. Or perhaps, since I can’t tell my wedge from my niblick, it was curiosity about how ...

7 October 2018 by Neil Sowerby

Review: El Taquero, Northern Quarter

Review: El Taquero, Northern Quarter

A RECENT day out in Tijuana (across the US border from San Diego), exploring the markets and street food, hardly qualifies this ToM reviewer to be an expert in Mexican food. Even with the back-up ...

6 September 2018 by Neil Sowerby

First look at Tast Catala, King Street

First look at Tast Catala, King Street

STEP outside your comfort zone. That’s the invitation from Tast, whose immediate selling point is its tilt away from the Spanish tapas and Basque pintxos template. ‘Tastets’ are this proudly Catalan venue’s more expansive take ...

15 August 2018 by Neil Sowerby

Review: Bento Boxes at Sunset by Australasia

Review: Bento Boxes at Sunset by Australasia

IT was a toss-up between Afternoon Tea or Bento Box as focus for reviewing the reincarnation of what was once Grand Pacific Terrace Bar on The Avenue. Reincarnation sounds flowery enough for a makeover that ...

13 August 2018 by Neil Sowerby

Review: Shoryu Ramen Summer Menu

Review: Shoryu Ramen Summer Menu

FLOATING on the surface of a bowl of ramen the obligatory egg shines like a soft orange sun. Tip it over in the rich bone broth, teeming with noodles, and it reveals its savoury dark ...

9 August 2018 by Neil Sowerby

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