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Cuckoo, Prestwich – Possibly The Most Pointless Review Ever?

Cuckoo, Prestwich – Possibly The Most Pointless Review Ever?

What you’re about to read may just be the most pointless restaurant ‘review’ ever written. As no more than a week after my visit to Cuckoo in Prestwich it was announced that top chef Mary-Ellen McTague would be taking over the kitchen for a three-month residency. Just as well really as I wasn’t overly impressed with the food at the time. ... Read More »

The New Menu (& Some Old Favourites) At Mughli, Rusholme

The New Menu (& Some Old Favourites) At Mughli, Rusholme

Despite being one of my favourite places to eat in Manchester and the restaurant I ate at the most in 2014, I haven’t written about Mughli for ages. Not because they weren’t great experiences, far from it, I just didn’t feel there was much more to say that I’d not already said here. However, I couldn’t resist sharing my last two visits, ... Read More »

Guerrilla Eats – Xmas Beer Bash 2014, Ancoats, Manchester

Guerrilla Eats – Xmas Beer Bash 2014, Ancoats, Manchester

‘Twas the (last Friday) night before Christmas and Manchester street food pioneers Guerrilla Eats were throwing a party at their semi-permanent home on Blossom Street. Combining two of the things I love most, street food and craft beer. The beer list was impressive; with twenty lines – of both keg and cask beers – from great local breweries such as Quantum and ... Read More »

The Very Famous Solita Christmas Burger

The Very Famous Solita Christmas Burger

It’s beginning to look a lot like.. okay, it already looks a LOT like Christmas because apparently it’s happening in two days time. Whether I’m ready or not. At the start of December I hatched grand plans to visit the restaurants of Manchester sampling the very best festive food on offer. As it happened, I had no time for such fun. Just ... Read More »

Gusto Manchester – Preview

Gusto Manchester – Preview

There are countless Italian restaurants in Manchester but unless you like dining with footballers wives there aren’t that many good ones. In fact, I haven’t eaten at one since Italia early last year and that’s sadly no longer with us. I’d never visited a ‘Gusto’ before – a chain of Italian restaurants by Living Ventures with branches in cities including Liverpool and ... Read More »

The New Menu At Solita, And Which Is Best: NQ or Didsbury?

The New Menu At Solita, And Which Is Best: NQ or Didsbury?

It’s well known that Solita is one of my favourite restaurants; besides the great food it’s the fact that they never stop changing and improving that I love most. Blink and you might miss an amazing special, don’t return for a few months and you’re likely to find a completely refreshed menu next time. It wasn’t even six months ago ... Read More »

All Star Lanes, Manchester – New Menu

All Star Lanes, Manchester – New Menu

If you’d told me in the late 90’s that I’d be making regular trips to bowling alleys in 15 years time, I wouldn’t have believed you for a second. I wasn’t very good at bowling admittedly but mainly because of the types of places we had available back then. You know those bright, garish mainstream chains – usually on retail parks – full ... Read More »

BrewDog, Manchester – Ace Beer But No More BBQ Food! *sadface*

BrewDog, Manchester – Ace Beer But No More BBQ Food! *sadface*

I’ve always loved BrewDog; their beer and their bars. I used to love their food too; the BBQ menu was fantastic, featuring: tender ribs, brilliant burnt beans and a simply stunning smoked mac ‘n’ cheese. And I’m not ashamed to say I’ve made several visits purely to get my fix of their awesome fried pickles. So you can imagine my disappointment ... Read More »

Lucha Libre, Manchester (Revisit)

Lucha Libre, Manchester (Revisit)

Last November I was incredibly excited when Lucha Libre brought their exciting Mexican food over from Liverpool to a large, plush new second site in Manchester’s Great Northern Tower. Sadly it didn’t quite live up to the standards of it’s older sibling when I visited, though to be fair it was in the restaurants first week of opening. I always ... Read More »

Ziya Asian Grill, Rusholme – ‘Relaunching The Curry Mile’

Ziya Asian Grill, Rusholme – ‘Relaunching The Curry Mile’

I almost cancelled my reservation to Ziya – a new Indian restaurant in Rusholme – after reading a bizarre interview with their head chef where amongst other ridiculous statements he claimed they were ‘relaunching the Curry Mile’ because there was ‘nowhere good enough to take my family to eat’. Hardly the best way to launch a new business even if it ... Read More »

Solita Didsbury – The NQ Meets The Suburbs!

Solita Didsbury – The NQ Meets The Suburbs!

Long time readers will know I’m a huge fan of Northern Quarter restaurant Solita, having visited many, many times in the two years since they opened, including around 25 times in 2013 alone! For the good of my health I’ve cut back significantly this year but was still incredibly excited to hear about their plans to open a second restaurant ... Read More »

Burrito Masterclass @ Barburrito Manchester

Burrito Masterclass @ Barburrito Manchester

A few months ago I was invited to attend a ‘Burrito Masterclass’ at Barburrito in Manchester by Amigos who make tequila flavoured beer. I love tequila and I love beer but I can’t say i’m the biggest fan of tequila flavoured beer. I am a huge fan of burritos though and despite being generally against chain restaurants have been to ... Read More »

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