Reviews

Review: Iberica’s spring menu

Review: Iberica’s spring menu

SHOW stealers at a sampling of Iberica’s new spring menu were the veggie dishes. Who would have thought a clutch of baby Chantenay carrots tempura-battered (£5) could prove so beguiling in the company of glass ...

20 April 2017 by Neil Sowerby

Review: El Gato Negro’s spring menu

Review: El Gato Negro’s spring menu

A HALF dozen glistening shells on ice, cradling the fleshiest of oysters, topped with pickled cucumber, yuzu juice and ‘green caviar’ (tobiko fish roe infused with wasabi to give colour and spice). The culinary composition ...

19 April 2017 by Neil Sowerby

Review: Tattu new spring menu

Review: Tattu new spring menu

TATTU co-owner Adam Jones tells me, as I bump into him on the way out, that for the first time in its two years of existence he’s completely happy with the menu. Bullshit? Well, no. ...

13 April 2017 by Neil Sowerby

Review: The new look Eagle & Child, Ramsbottom

Review: The new look Eagle & Child, Ramsbottom

WE went to admire the new bedrooms and ended up swooning over the food. It should have come as no surprise – Ramsbottom’s Eagle and Child has won ‘Britain’s Best Sunday Lunch’ in the 2013 ...

13 April 2017 by Neil Sowerby

Review: Grand Pacific, Spring Gardens

Review: Grand Pacific, Spring Gardens

GARY Neville ‘stole’ my table. Talk about the new pecking order in an old favourite. I should have complained to the metaphorical fourth official, but the gyoza and laksa starters had arrived, the ‘Letfield’ Albarino ...

5 April 2017 by Neil Sowerby

Review: The Rabbit In The Moon at Urbis

Review: The Rabbit In The Moon at Urbis

REMEMBER the Glam Rock poodle cut Michael O’Hare once sported? Coupled with a prodigious leftfield culinary imagination, it made him stand out from the crowd on Great British Menu. All those free-form swirls on the ...

19 March 2017

Review: Fazenda revisited

Review: Fazenda revisited

SOMETIMES it takes a while for a restaurant to grow on you. Fazenda is a bit like that for this Taste of Manchester critic. Ambience, service and wine list have always been attractive and I’ve ...

15 March 2017 by Neil Sowerby

Review: Adam Reid's new look lunch at The French

Review: Adam Reid's new look lunch at The French

A SERIOUS makeover. You know the phrase. Well, the dining room at The French has had a light-hearted one. Not a frivolous transformation, mind. The food that Adam Reid is serving us at lunchtime has ...

10 March 2017 by Neil Sowerby

Review: 188 Kitchen and Bar, Whitefield

Review: 188 Kitchen and Bar, Whitefield

EASY to get your Skyrs and your Skreis in a twist. The first is that Icelandic yoghurty stuff which has invaded the supermarket cool counters; the second is an even stealthier intruder – delicious wild ...

27 February 2017 by Neil Sowerby

Review: Refuge Sunday Roasts

Review: Refuge Sunday Roasts

ARE you a brunch or a roast kind of weekender? – the sort of question served up in those lazy celeb soundbites in the posh Sundays. I’m neither, as it happens. Not that my shrinking ...

20 February 2017 by Neil Sowerby

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