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Côte Brasserie, Manchester

Côte Brasserie, Manchester

I wouldn’t usually write about somewhere after eating just one dish but I’m making an exception here since it was so damn good. The dish in question was a stunning ‘cote de boeuf’ at Côte Brasserie in Manchester. It was very much a spontaneous visit; late on a Monday night after attending a ‘Meet The Brewer’ event at Cane & Grain (review ... Read More »

Viet Shack, Manchester Arndale – The Best Value Lunch In Town?

Viet Shack, Manchester Arndale – The Best Value Lunch In Town?

I realised recently that compared to previous years i’ve hardly eaten in any ‘fine-dining’ restaurants so far in 2014. As much as I still enjoy refined French food and good wine with fancy silver service I often have the feeling of ‘been there, done that’, they just don’t excite me as much as they once did. It’s partly fatigue from over ... Read More »

Miller & Carter Steakhouse, Manchester – Just another disappointingly mediocre chain

Miller & Carter Steakhouse, Manchester – Just another disappointingly mediocre chain

The life of a food blogger isn’t always as glamourous as it may seem. I was reminded of this in June after eating at two new restaurants in the same evening; one incredibly dull and uninspiring, the other mediocre at best. The first part of the underwhelming double bill was Wahu in Spinningfields, where food comes in cardboard boxes that probably taste better than ... Read More »

Gorilla Bar & Kitchen, Manchester (Revisit)

Gorilla Bar & Kitchen, Manchester (Revisit)

Having enjoyed my first visit to Gorilla last year I’ve been meaning to return for ages, before a recent gig at the Academy I did just that. Located under the arches near Oxford Road station it’s shiny and loud inside, it was busy too but we managed to grab the last free table. As if trying to get rid of ... Read More »

Moretti Gran Tour, Old Granada Studios, Manchester – A Celebration of Italian Street Food

Moretti Gran Tour, Old Granada Studios, Manchester – A Celebration of Italian Street Food

Since having my first ‘Pizza Pilgrims’ at Street Feast London in May i’ve been plotting a return to get another fix. Last week something wonderful happened; Pizza Pilgrims came to me! And they even brought some friends with them. ‘Moretti Gran Tour’ was an event run by Italian brewing company Birra Moretti to celebrate authentic Italian food, featuring some of London’s ... Read More »

Suckling Pig Banquet at Red’s True Barbecue (With Gordo)

Suckling Pig Banquet at Red’s True Barbecue (With Gordo)

It’s ever so slightly awkward turning up to an event to find it’s hosted by a man who threatened and upset your friends just days earlier, simply for asking a question. It happened when I was invited to a ‘Suckling Pig Banquet’ at Red’s True Barbecue by Manchester Confidential and arrived to find ManCon’s infamous founder ‘Gordo’, aka Mark Garner at ... Read More »

The Lowry Restaurant – The Best Pre-Theatre Dining I’d Never Heard Of

The Lowry Restaurant – The Best Pre-Theatre Dining I’d Never Heard Of

Whilst I certainly don’t consider myself a regular theatre goer I have been to The Lowry at Salford Quays a couple of times. Besides an enjoyable meal at nearby Damson i’d always eaten in Manchester before the show as the only other options in the area are uninspiring chain restaurants. Or so I thought. I was genuinely surprised when contacted by Mike, the food manager at ... Read More »

Wood. Wine & Deli – Northern Quarter, Manchester

Wood. Wine & Deli – Northern Quarter, Manchester

When I asked for breakfast recommendations in Manchester late last year one of the popular suggestions was Fyg Deli in the Northern Quarter. Before I’d had chance to visit I heard they’d been taken over and reopened as ‘Wood. Wine & Deli’ an independent wine bar. They promised bar stools made from tree trunks and food served on platters of ... Read More »

Chalk Bar and Grill, West Didsbury – Special Preview

Chalk Bar and Grill, West Didsbury – Special Preview

Last Wednesday I attended the launch of ‘Chalk Bar and Grill’ the latest addition to Didsbury’s ever growing dining scene. I didn’t actually intend on blogging about it, and this certainly isn’t a ‘review’ since all I ate were canapés. But since I enjoyed them so much and was impressed with the place in general I thought i’d share my photos ... Read More »

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