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Damson, MediaCity – Quality Fine Dining In Salford!

Damson, MediaCity – Quality Fine Dining In Salford!

A commercial property development may not be the most obvious place you’d expect to find a fine dining restaurant. MediaCityUK, home of the biggest BBC studios outside of London including BBC Children’s, BBC Learning, BBC Radio 5 live, BBC Sport and BBC Breakfast as well as ITV Studios and The University of Salford digital media centre is an impressive looking set ... Read More »

‘The Murray’ at SoLita – The Burger The World Is Talking About. Plus ‘Burger Fondue’ & ‘DIY Tuna Tartare’

‘The Murray’ at SoLita – The Burger The World Is Talking About. Plus ‘Burger Fondue’ & ‘DIY Tuna Tartare’

Unless you’ve been living under one of those proverbial rocks you can’t possibly have missed Andy Murray winning Wimbledon on Sunday. Being a patriotic Brit (or perhaps just sensing a marketing opportunity?) Franco, owner of SoLita decided to commemorate this momentous event with a special tribute burger. Since it’s launch on Monday ‘The Murray’ burger has been attracting almost as ... Read More »

Teppanyaki Manchester, Surely It Can’t Be As Bad As Sapporo?

Teppanyaki Manchester, Surely It Can’t Be As Bad As Sapporo?

After being so disappointed by Sapporo Teppanyaki last month I wasn’t sure what to expect from ‘Teppanyaki’ in Manchester. On the plus side it’s an independent restaurant run by a Japanese family, but then again so is Samsi and it doesn’t seem to have done much good there. It’s location on the edge of Manchester’s chinatown is another positive. As was arriving ... Read More »

A Delicious Breakfast At Delicieux Bolton With Healing Powers!

A Delicious Breakfast At Delicieux Bolton With Healing Powers!

Having been invited to popup bar ‘Aperol Spritz Social’ in Spinningfields last night where I was contractually obligated to drink many complimentary cocktails I was feeling somewhat delicate this morning. I remembered being impressed by the breakfast menu on my last trip to Delicieux so decided to check it out and see if they can fix poorly heads. Starting with a ... Read More »

SoLita’s All New, Grown Up ‘Summer Menu’ Reviewed

SoLita’s All New, Grown Up ‘Summer Menu’ Reviewed

After some fairly decent weather (by Manchester standards at least) during early June the last couple of weeks have seen a return to greyer, colder and much wetter days. This downturn seemed to have coincided precisely with the launch of SoLita’s new summer menu last Tuesday. I was lucky enough to receive an early draft of the new menu from owner Franco ... Read More »

Samsi Manchester – Authentic Japanese But Underwhelming & A Bit Dirty

Samsi Manchester – Authentic Japanese But Underwhelming & A Bit Dirty

I’d been looking forward to visiting The Farmers Arms in Bolton for weeks since hearing it was to be reopened by chef Jon Jones, a MasterChef The Professionals quarter finalist who’s worked in some of my favourite Manchester restaurants. Unfortunately due to some unforeseen circumstances that wasn’t to be. So I reached for my very long wish list and picked somewhere else instead, continuing my tour of ... Read More »

SoLita Launches New Summer Menu As 1st Birthday Approaches

SoLita Launches New Summer Menu As 1st Birthday Approaches

*SoLita SUMMER MENU REVIEWED HERE!* It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of SoLiTA in Manchesters Northern Quarter. Looking back through my posts you’ll notice that I’ve eaten my way through most of the menu and many specials. Since opening last July they’ve been constantly changing and developing the menu, consistently surprising me with bigger, better and often stranger ideas. ... Read More »

Yo! Burgers @ Yo! Sushi – All 5 Reviewed!

Yo! Burgers @ Yo! Sushi – All 5 Reviewed!

I’m not going to lie, i’m really not a fan of chains like Yo! Sushi. But when I heard of their new invention which combines two of my favourite things in the world – sushi & burgers – I just had to try it. I headed for the Yo! Sushi inside Selfridges at The Trafford Centre. The Yo! Burgers are ... Read More »

The Mark Addy & Losing My GastroClub Virginity

The Mark Addy & Losing My GastroClub Virginity

TheGastroClub is a group of Manchester food lovers started by Katie Brunt in 2010. I followed it’s progress closely during the early months, almost joining on many occasions. Although i’d often already eaten at the places they visited I love that they ask the restaurants and chefs to offer menus which aren’t available to the general public and containing innovative ... Read More »

Sapporo Teppanyaki, Manchester – Over priced, unauthentic, mediocre ‘Japanese’ food

Sapporo Teppanyaki, Manchester – Over priced, unauthentic, mediocre ‘Japanese’ food

It doesn’t happen very often but when the sun is properly out as it was last Wednesday, Manchester is a beautiful place. Particularly the Castlefield area with the numerous restaurants and bars with outdoor seating areas overlooking the canal. We were on our way to one of them, ‘Albert’s Shed’ famous for it’s alfresco dining thanks to it’s stunning terrace. I can only imagine ... Read More »

Hawksmoor Seven Dials – A Pretty Epic Sunday Roast!

Hawksmoor Seven Dials – A Pretty Epic Sunday Roast!

Hawksmoor is famous for the quality of it’s meat, Giles Coren claimed it “Flawless. The best steak you’ll find anywhere.”, high praise indeed! Thinking that a big, fat, juicy steak would be ideal after a heavy night/weekend I booked lunch at their Seven Dials restaurant on the Sunday of our trip, the 9th and final stop just 48 hours after arriving at ... Read More »

MEATliquor – What Almost Famous Tries & Fails To Be

MEATliquor – What Almost Famous Tries & Fails To Be

If you’ve read my Almost Famous review you’ll know that I have a problem with their ‘edgy’ attitude & marketing. So you may find it strange that I loved MEATliquor as it’s pretty clear that Almost Famous were very heavily inspired by them in the first place. There are a few subtle differences though, firstly whilst MEATliqour do have a ... Read More »

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