Reviews

Review: Hawksmoor Classics

Review: Hawksmoor Classics

FIVE years have flown by since a ToM expeditionary force returned from London after experiencing three different Hawksmoor venues and meeting co-founders Huw Gott and Will Beckett. Rarely have we been so enthusiastic about an ...

12 March 2020 by Neil Sowerby

Review: Allotment Vegan Eatery

Review: Allotment Vegan Eatery

SO meat has taken back control after January 31 when Veganuary officially ended. Well, like that great political watershed things are never quite going to be the same again. Would that in the political climate ...

6 February 2020

Review: Salvi's, Northern Quarter

Review: Salvi's, Northern Quarter

LAST supper? Why, even a low-key Monday lunch can turn into a near religious experience given the right ingredients. The new Salvi’s in the Northern Quarter is on a corner site, big on windows, so ...

29 January 2020 by Neil Sowerby

Review: Bombay Brew, Rochdale

Review: Bombay Brew, Rochdale

AN esteemed food writer colleague, steeped in his native Rochdale, devoted much of his review of Bombay Brew to accounts of his Eighties high jinks there when the red brick edifice, historically the Wellington Inn, ...

28 January 2020 by Neil Sowerby

Review: Erst, Ancoats

Review: Erst, Ancoats

SPREAD the word – Michelin-starred Mana doesn’t have a monopoly on contemporary culinary wizardry in Ancoats. Yet inevitably it steals most of the thunder. Close neighbour Erst refuses to prioritise the fascinations of Patrick Withington’s ...

22 January 2020 by Neil Sowerby

Review: Dishoom vegan menu

Review: Dishoom vegan menu

IT arrives as a separate A5 sheet, the Dishoom vegan menu. One side says ‘Breakfast’, the other ‘Lunch and Later’. The first offers scrambled tofu and soy keema as alternatives to egg and minced lamb ...

14 January 2020 by Neil Sowerby

Review: Edinburgh Castle, Ancoats

Review: Edinburgh Castle, Ancoats

DON’T ever underestimate the amount of research ToM puts into its restaurant reviews. Take the opening gambit of our dinner in the upstairs dining room of the Edinburgh Castle. A trio of fresh shucked oysters ...

28 December 2019 by Neil Sowerby

Review: Abeja Tapas at Hatch

Review: Abeja Tapas at Hatch

‘FELIZ Navidad’, Ana from Granada. Discovering your tiny tapas bar among the foodie shipping containers of Hatch has made it a merry pre-Christmas for ToM. The best tortilla we’ve eaten outside Spain, silky croquetas, those ...

20 December 2019 by Neil Sowerby

Review: The Bull & Bear

Review: The Bull & Bear

THE fate of the nation in the balance. So where else to go out for dinner on Election Night than that bastion of capitalism, the former Stock Exchange? The brokers’ ghosts looking down may be ...

13 December 2019 by Neil Sowerby

Review: Wolf At The Door, Northern Quarter

Review: Wolf At The Door, Northern Quarter

IF the ‘Grand Tour’ for you means Jeremy Clarkson and his piston-headed pals signal away now. To ToM, with the benefit of an education, it evokes the peregrinations of upper class young fellows across Europe ...

25 November 2019 by Neil Sowerby

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