Christmas Eve At Hispi, Didsbury

Hispi Didsbury

I love Christmas Eve, I’d go so far as to say it’s by far my favourite day of the year. So naturally I put a lot of effort into choosing where to eat. It wasn’t easy coming up with somewhere that could match the Parkers Arms the previous year. But I had such fond memories of Sticky Walnut that I …

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Cuckoo, Prestwich – Possibly The Most Pointless Review Ever?

Cuckoo, Prestwich

What you’re about to read may just be the most pointless restaurant ‘review’ ever written. As no more than a week after my visit to Cuckoo in Prestwich it was announced that top chef Mary-Ellen McTague would be taking over the kitchen for a three-month residency. Just as well really as I wasn’t overly impressed with the food at the time. …

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Sticky Walnut, Chester – ‘Restaurant of the Year’

Sticky Walnut, Chester

If you follow restaurants on Twitter like I do, you probably know all about Sticky Walnut in Chester. Owner and head chef Gary certainly has an interesting approach to social media. His self-deprecating tweets are incredibly refreshing while his rants at bad TripAdvisor ‘reviews’ are highly amusing, but it’s the fascinating insight into Gary’s professional (and sometimes personal) life that I follow …

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Room, King Street, Manchester. Not Really A Review, But I Like It!

Room, King Street Manchester

Last Friday I ate at Room on King Street in Manchester. Being a business lunch I didn’t have my bloggers hat on, I didn’t take photos or notes and had no intention of writing it up. However, I was so impressed I just couldn’t resist a small post, it’s not really a review but I wanted to say how much …

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Chorlton Green Brasserie

I love good food but that doesn’t mean i’m obsessed with fine-dining and Michelin stars. I’m just as excited by simple food cooked properly using high quality ingredients. When looking for a place to stop at for lunch somewhere on the route back from Etrop Grange I somehow came across Chorlton Green Brasserie. It only opened in October 2012 but …

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Tight, Cafe Bar, Copenhagen, Denmark

After eating at fine dining restaurants for the past couple of days we decided we’d like something a bit more casual for our last day in Copenhagen. We were spoilt for choice as there are countless cafe bars in the city. We ended up at ‘Tight’ based on some fantastic reviews and it’s location very near to Christiansborg, home of …

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