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La Salsa, Bolton

La Salsa, Bolton

I’ve been longing for some Spanish tapas ever since visiting Dos de Mayo in Seville last month. We don’t have anything even close in the U.K, never mind in Bolton but we do have a nice, simple and very decent little tapas restaurant ‘La Salsa’. It’s been a few years since my last visit but I was a regular in the past ... Read More »

Nam Ploy ‘Business Lunch’ , Bolton

Nam Ploy ‘Business Lunch’ , Bolton

On my last visit to Nam Ploy I called it ‘easily the best restaurant in Bolton’ despite it’s underwhelming desserts. Although i’ve been many times they’ve almost all been at night so today I decided to give their excellent value ‘Business Lunch’ a try. It’s quite a different place on a quiet Tuesday afternoon than a busy evening service. When we ... Read More »

Anatolia, Lytham St Anne’s, Lancashire

Anatolia, Lytham St Anne’s, Lancashire

I’ve never been a big fan of Blackpool but for various reasons I booked my flight to Portugal from there rather than Manchester. I didn’t want to stay in Blackpool the night before though and I certainly didn’t want to eat there. I noticed that the airport was as close to Lytham St Anne’s as it is to Blackpool and ... Read More »

Ramsons Restaurant, Ramsbottom

Ramsons Restaurant, Ramsbottom

I’ve always considered Ramsons to be a bit of a ‘hidden gem’ although it really isn’t as it’s won countless awards. Just last year it was voted Restaurant of the Year in the 2012 Manchester Food & Drink Festival Awards as well as 43rd best restaurant in the country in The 2012 Good Food Guide who also gave their all Italian Wine list ... Read More »

Nam Ploy, Bolton

Nam Ploy, Bolton

Bolton isn’t blessed with fantastic restaurants, in the latest edition of the Good Food Guide only ‘The Olive Press’ is listed and it’s been closed down. One restaurant that really should be included is ‘Nam Ploy’ a Thai restaurant slightly out of town on Chorley Old Road. It’s been around for years and is always busy. All of the chefs ... Read More »

Northcote, Lisa’s Great British Menu, Blackburn

Northcote, Lisa’s Great British Menu, Blackburn

This year Lisa Allen of Northcote starred again in BBC2’s Great British Menu. The concept this year was to create ‘sharing dishes’ with an emphasis on creating diner participation and interaction. For the second year Lisa was announced the North West regional winner enabling her to cook through to the finals. Unfortunately, despite Lisa’s high scores her dishes were not ... Read More »

The Bay Horse Inn, Ellel, Lancaster

The Bay Horse Inn, Ellel, Lancaster

On my way up to the Lake District to visit L’Enclume I was very happy to stumble upon The Bay Horse Inn, just off the M6 a few miles outside of Lancaster. It has won numerous ‘Gastropub’ awards and been featured in the Michelin Pub Guide, the website promises to deliver ‘Modern Rural British Pub Food, making great use of ... Read More »

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