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T&Cake, Almondbury, Huddersfield

T&Cake, Almondbury, Huddersfield

T&Cake is a modern café just outside Huddersfield in the pretty village of Almondbury, West Yorkshire. They serve interesting sandwiches and small snacky dishes along with a huge selection of bespoke teas, coffee and loads of cake. It’s owned and managed by Stephen & Tracy Jackson who gave up running a fine-dining restaurant after 20 years to follow their dream. ... Read More »

SoLita’s New Lunch Menu & The Rather Special Manc-Hattan

SoLita’s New Lunch Menu & The Rather Special Manc-Hattan

Last Monday one of my favourite Manchester restaurants SoLita launched their new lunch menu, on paper it looked like fantastic value so I paid them a visit to find out. The menu is available on weekdays  and currently contains 11 items priced at £5.95 each as well as Fries (£1.50) and Sweet Potato Fries (£2.50). I’ve no doubt that this will ... Read More »

Almost Famous Burgers, Manchester. I Was Wrong

Almost Famous Burgers, Manchester. I Was Wrong

I’ve sort of wanted to eat at Almost Famous for a long time, sort of. I was certain that i’d love the food (based on photos, reviews and general reputation) but equally sure that I wouldn’t be able to deal with that whole ‘oh so cool’, ‘hey look at us, we’re so frickin edgy’ attitude. Not to mention the hipsters that eat ... Read More »

Luck Lust Liquor & Burn – Mexican Sunshine In Manchester!

Luck Lust Liquor & Burn – Mexican Sunshine In Manchester!

Despite it being the talk of the town for most of 2012 and knowing that i’ll absolutely love the food I am still yet to visit Almost Famous in Manchester for various reasons. I’m not a hipster, I’m not really a fan of queuing for food but mainly because their marketing really annoys me. However, I couldn’t resist visiting ‘Miracle ... Read More »

A Better Breakfast At ‘Leaf On Bold Street’, Liverpool

A Better Breakfast At ‘Leaf On Bold Street’, Liverpool

I’ve had many a big night out in Liverpool which required a full English breakfast the next morning. Despite being a food geek (obviously) and if i’m honest a bit of a food snob, for some reason it has always been at the same old dodgy greasy spoon which makes the losers cafe on The Apprentice look like The Ritz. ... Read More »

Chorlton Green Brasserie

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 ... Read More »

Revisiting Italia, Manchester

Revisiting Italia, Manchester

I last visited Italia back in November whilst it was still in it’s ‘soft launch’ period after being rebranded under new management. I had a fantastic time that night with the only disappointment being a lack of interesting desserts, this was understandable as the restaurant had only been open a couple of weeks and the menu was still under development. ... Read More »

What’s Bigger Than A Big Mac? A Big Manc!

What’s Bigger Than A Big Mac? A Big Manc!

I must confess that despite being a foodie and a bit of a burger snob I am still quite partial to a McDonalds Big Mac. I think the reason is that it’s quite unique thanks to it’s middle layer of bread and particularly Big Mac Sauce, there isn’t really a direct equivalent available from the better burger places. Or at ... Read More »

Ribs, Wings & New Things At SoLita

Ribs, Wings & New Things At SoLita

It’s no secret that i’m a huge fan of SoLita in Manchesters’ still growing Northern Quarter. As I love trying new places I often don’t get back to a restaurant very often, even if i’ve had a great time there but SoLita is the one place that I just can’t resist returning to again and again despite having already eaten ... Read More »

The Nightingale, Eastburn, Keighley

The Nightingale, Eastburn, Keighley

Last Friday I took a wrong turn on the way to a restaurant and stumbled upon The Nightingale. Rather than turn around and look for the orignal restaurant I decided to give The Nightingale a try. I’m really not sure why as I knew absolutely nothing about it and from the outside it looked like an average pub. It was just a ... Read More »

The Food Geek Awards – 2012

The Food Geek Awards – 2012

* Click here to view the 2013 Food Geek Awards (03/01/2014) * I didn’t make a ‘Best Of’ post last year as I wasn’t really taking the blog seriously enough back then. Also, I think it would have been dominated by my trips to L’Enclume & Noma anyway. This year I was certain I wanted to do something but as ... Read More »

Jamie’s Italian, Manchester – My Average Christmas With Jamie

Jamie’s Italian, Manchester – My Average Christmas With Jamie

As I admitted in the review of my last visit to Jamie’s Italian i’m a huge Jamie Oliver fan. I buy all his books, watch all of his shows and have had some great times in his various restaurants including Jamie’s Italian Manchester shortly after it opened. Unfortunately, this Christmas Eve I was reminded that Jamie’s Italian isn’t really a ... Read More »

Festive Cranberry Porridge Recipe

Festive Cranberry Porridge Recipe

Porridge is a great winter breakfast, I love to pimp it up with fruit and nuts. My favourites are blueberries & maple syrup and banana, toasted almond & poppy seeds but at Christmas I like it a little more festive so came up with this Festive Cranberry Porridge recipe. You can make your porridge however you usually do and just ... Read More »

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