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Here you’ll find details of my many restaurant visits; from Manchester to London and beyond. From Michelin starred fine-dining establishments to local hidden gems, sushi to burgers and all that’s in between.

Although I call them ‘reviews’ I like to think these posts are more like a journal of my dining out experiences.

An American Feast At Manchester Foodies Supper Club

An American Feast At Manchester Foodies Supper Club

It’s been barely four months since I bit the bullet and attended my first ever supper club at the Rusholme home of the very talented Jamie and Anna aka ‘Manchester Foodies’. Back then it was a Middle Eastern feast inspired by Ottolenghi’s ‘Jerusalem’ and I loved it. Since then, while they’ve been busy moving house i’ve attended several other supper ... Read More »

‘Red’s True Barbecue’ Brings Awesome Meat To Manchester

‘Red’s True Barbecue’ Brings Awesome Meat To Manchester

Meat fans of Manchester rejoice, something special is happening. Red’s True Barbecue, much loved across the Pennines in Leeds have arrived and they’ve brought meat, lots of meat. I’d been eagerly anticipating their arrival since hearing they were to take over the old Livebait site on Lloyd Street, Albert Square. The official opening is this Thursday (13th February) but I ... Read More »

Italian Wine Tasting with Umezushi & Italy Abroad

Italian Wine Tasting with Umezushi & Italy Abroad

I love Japanese food and I love wine – particularly Italian – so what could be better than an Italian Wine Tasting night at one of my favourite Japanese restaurants? Not much I thought so despite feeling a tad delicate after the Arepa supper club the previous night I decided to go along to Umezushi and check it out. The event ... Read More »

Arepa! Arepa! Arepa! ‘Columbian Classics’ Supper Club

Arepa! Arepa! Arepa! ‘Columbian Classics’ Supper Club

I like to think i’m pretty cultured when it comes to eating and enjoy a wide range of cuisines but until last year I didn’t know the first thing about Columbian food. That all changed after a visit to Levy Market where I got my first taste of Columbian street food from friends & fellow bloggers Jules & Bailey and their Arepa!Arepa!Arepa! stall. ... Read More »

Teapigs Green Tea Matcha Challenge

Teapigs Green Tea Matcha Challenge

One of the unexpected side effects of writing this blog is the amount of freebies I get offered. Whilst it’s tempting to accept everything (who doesn’t like free stuff?) I didn’t start the site to write about biscuits or egg cups so i’m fairly selective about what i’ll accept. Every now and again though I receive an offer I just ... Read More »

Great Ale, Year Round – Brand New Micro-bar @ Bolton Market

Great Ale, Year Round – Brand New Micro-bar @ Bolton Market

Bolton doesn’t have much to shout about these days; it’s football team are hopeless, Peter Kay seems to have given up trying to be funny and its once excellent town centre now seems to only contain pound shops and banks. Even worse (from my point of view anyway) the latest edition of The Good Food Guide doesn’t feature a single ... Read More »

The Most Wonderful Time Of Year At The Parkers Arms

The Most Wonderful Time Of Year At The Parkers Arms

As 2013 draws to a close and I begin to reflect on my culinary adventures over the past 12 months one of the undoubted highlights was the discovery of The Parkers Arms in the Ribble Valley. My first visit back in March remains one of the most memorable and enjoyable meals this year and I now consider it a firm ... Read More »

Levenshulme Christmas Night Market

Levenshulme Christmas Night Market

A cold, dark train station car park in Levenshulme might not seem the most obvious place for a Christmas party but last week the final Levy Market of 2013 was just that. Moved from it’s regular morning slot on the last Saturday of each month to Friday night so that visitors could finish their shopping whilst getting into the Christmas ... Read More »

The 2013 SoLita ‘Christmas Burger’ (& Krabby Patty)

The 2013 SoLita ‘Christmas Burger’ (& Krabby Patty)

Forget the John Lewis ad (or Coca-Cola if you’re feeling retro) it’s not Christmas for me until i’ve had the SoLita Christmas burger. OK, so it’s only the second year of this particular tradition but I hope it will continue and become as regular as the others. Last years was pretty spectacular but somehow they managed to top it with ... Read More »

The Farmers Arms, Bolton – Christmas Menu

The Farmers Arms, Bolton – Christmas Menu

I always loved Christmas as a child and it’s not changed much as i’ve grown up, although the reasons have. These days I prefer giving presents to receiving them but the bit I love the most is the food. I adore everything about Christmas food; turkey, pigs in blankets, Christmas spices, eggnog, chestnuts, cranberries etc and yes, even sprouts. So ... Read More »

‘Slumdog Supperclub’ (Food Bloggers Christmas Party) @ Mughli, Rusholme

‘Slumdog Supperclub’ (Food Bloggers Christmas Party) @ Mughli, Rusholme

What’s the difference between a turkey and a food blogger after a Christmas party? Nothing, they’re both STUFFED! Ho-ho-ho! T’was the (11th) night before Christmas when a gaggle of Manchester food bloggers left Indian restaurant Mughli more stuffed than the proverbial festive turkey. Already a firm favourite with most of the bloggers in attendance – including myself – Mughli really ... Read More »

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