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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.

Yoobi, Soho – Londons First Temakeria

Yoobi, Soho – Londons First Temakeria

Despite having just eaten at Koya and having a reservation at The Ledbury (review coming soon) just hours away I couldn’t possibly not eat at Yoobi when I realised how close it was. Yoobi is London’s first ‘temakeria’, but what is a temakeria I hear you ask? It’s derived from the word temaki which is a type of sushi that ... Read More »

Guerrilla Eats, King Street, Manchester

Guerrilla Eats, King Street, Manchester

Despite raining for most of the previous week the sun was actually shining in Manchester on Saturday, the perfect weather for eating amazing food in the street. So I headed excitedly to the city centre where Guerrilla Eats had taken over King Street. Guerrilla Eats is a collective of street food traders who run one off events at various venues around the ... Read More »

Delicieux Bolton. Great Pies, Even Better Cakes!

Delicieux Bolton. Great Pies, Even Better Cakes!

It had been 12 days, 16 hours, 44 minutes and 34 seconds since I had last stepped foot in a restaurant and I was beginning to go a little stir crazy. I’m sure I don’t need to point out that this was certainly not by choice but thanks to a wisdom tooth extraction and then a post op infection. My ... Read More »

Aumbry, Prestwich – As Charming As Ever, If A Little Less Exciting

Aumbry, Prestwich – As Charming As Ever, If A Little Less Exciting

Before Simon Rogan showed up at The French there was really only one place to go for proper fine-dining in Manchester, Aumbry. Although not strictly ‘Manchester’, Prestwich is in Greater Manchester and only 3-4 miles from the city centre and connected by MetroLink. I first visited Aumbry in early 2011 and instantly fell in love with the place, it’s one ... Read More »

Northern Quarter Takeover 2013 – PARTY!

Northern Quarter Takeover 2013 – PARTY!

Yesterday saw the third annual Northern Quarter Takeover, a huge street party on the streets of Manchesters cool Northern Quarter district. Most of the roads within the NQ were closed and though entry was free it was limited and once full a strict one in one out policy was in operation. There were fun fairs, DJs, outdoor bars and of course ... Read More »

The Albert Square Chop House, Manchester

The Albert Square Chop House, Manchester

They say “there’s no such thing as a free lunch” (i’ve no idea who ‘they’ are, but they do) but when you have a food blog and it starts attracting more attention that’s not strictly true. Over the last couple of years I’ve received many offers of ‘free’ meals but until recently always turned them down. Often because they’re from places ... Read More »

WTF Is A Parmo Anyway?

WTF Is A Parmo Anyway?

That’s the question I found myself asking a few weeks ago when Parmo talk first infiltrated my Twitter feed. Initially from @LoveParmo, whom I’ve no idea how or why I was following (though I’m glad I do!) and then from my friends SoLita who went on to create their own version. I thought I must’ve been living on another planet as ... Read More »

‘Legendary Burgers’ At The Hard Rock Cafe, Manchester

‘Legendary Burgers’ At The Hard Rock Cafe, Manchester

I was recently invited to the Hard Rock Cafe in Manchester to sample their relaunched ‘Legendary Burger’ menu. I generally turn down similar offers for a variety of reasons but mainly because they’re often not places i’m interested in visiting. However, as a bit of a burger connoisseur and a fan of rock music I thought it would be an interesting opportunity ... Read More »

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