Reviews

Review – Wood Restaurant, Manchester

Review – Wood Restaurant, Manchester

While the hospitality industry was crashing down over lockdown, some chefs got creative and used the time to improve their skills, refine their dishes and create new concepts. When restaurants re-opened, a few were not ...

22 February 2022 by Deanna Thomas

Review – Haunt, Manchester’s new cocktail, wine and coffee oasis

Review – Haunt, Manchester’s new cocktail, wine and coffee oasis

There’s a reason coffee shops choose the sites they set up in. They need decent footfall obviously to fuel commuters with a caffeine top up on their way to work. But they also want to ...

7 September 2021 by Deanna Thomas

Review - Mount Street Dining Room and Bar at The Midland Hotel

Review - Mount Street Dining Room and Bar at The Midland Hotel

Mount Street is the ‘other’ restaurant at The Midland; cheaper and more accessible than it’s fine dining sibling, Adam Reid at The French. It was supposed to open back in April 2020 as part of ...

16 August 2021 by Deanna Thomas

Review – Afternoon Tea in The Winter Garden at The Refuge

Review – Afternoon Tea in The Winter Garden at The Refuge

Afternoon tea was originally designed as a meal to keep you going in between an early lunch and a late dinner, but the best ones contain a parade of deceptively small items which collectively hold ...

10 August 2021 by Deanna Thomas

Hickory’s Smokehouse finally opens its smokin’ hot Wilmslow site

Hickory’s Smokehouse finally opens its smokin’ hot Wilmslow site

After almost two years in the making, Hickory’s Smokehouse has finally opened its new restaurant in Wilmslow.The venue is the latest addition to the group who opened their first BBQ restaurant in Chester in 2010. ...

22 July 2021 by Deanna Thomas

REVIEW: OPEN KITCHEN MCR AT THE PEOPLE’S PUMPHOUSE MUSEUM

REVIEW: OPEN KITCHEN MCR AT THE PEOPLE’S PUMPHOUSE MUSEUM

The pandemic has exacerbated many existing food issues such as food poverty, sustainability, and waste. If we have people going hungry at one end and perfectly good food being thrown away at the other, the ...

21 June 2021 by Deanna Thomas

FIVE REASONS TO VISIT: SHORYU RAMEN, PICCADILLY GARDENS, MANCHESTER

FIVE REASONS TO VISIT: SHORYU RAMEN, PICCADILLY GARDENS, MANCHESTER

Shoryu Ramen’s owner Tak Tokumine is a native of Fukuoka city which lies on the southern island of Kyushu in Japan. Tak moved to the UK in 1976 and opened Japan Centre, the popular Japanese ...

8 June 2021 by Deanna Thomas

Why a Northcote Autumn Gourmet Box will lift those lockdown blues

Why a Northcote Autumn Gourmet Box will lift those lockdown blues

THROUGHOUT the first national lockdown I resisted the lure of home menu kits from top restaurants. I was too happy in my own kitchen exploring how to enhance (the jury’s out on the sous vide ...

1 November 2020 by Neil Sowerby

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

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