Manchester House – Restaurant

Restaurant Wars featured two of Manchester’s Restaurants with Aiden Byrne and Simon Rogan, slugging it out in search for a Michelin Star, neither did, but both restaurants have gone on to be very successful and are still popular a few years on. I’ve been meaning to book into Manchester House for some time, but what…

Benito Lounge – Chorlton

It’s not only Manchester City Centre that is seeing new ventures opening on what seems to be a weekly basis. Chorlton has also been a hive of activity when it comes to new openings. In the same week that saw the opening of The Creameries, another eatery was also opening just up the road. Benito…

Masons – Manchester Restaurant

There seems to be an endless stream of restaurants opening month after month, can they all survive? We are already seeing a huge number close, as there are only so many customers. Unlike cities like London, it appears that the main source of customer for Manchesters Restaurants, are the locals. Not just those from the…

Out and About – Festa Italiana

If like me, you like to plan your summer getaway around all the foodie events that take place throughout the summer, one that you just need to be aware of is ‘Festa Italiana’ Last June Maurizio Cecco, owner of Salvi’s, organised the 3 day event, where Manchester’s Italian community transformed Cathedral Gardens into a little…

Dishoom – Manchester

Back in the summer of 2017 it was well rumoured that the London Iranian Cafe was to open its second branch outside of the capital (Dishoom already has one site in Edinburgh). Since then the rumours have quieted down, however that’s not to say, they aren’t still planning on opening their Manchester Branch later this…

Lunya – Manchester

Who doesn’t some love Spanish food!! Well those in Manchester definitely do, with an abundance of Spanish Restaurants to choose from, they all have to make sure that they stay at the top of their game to survive. Lunya is one such Restaurant that does just that. A family run affair, it consists of Restaurants in…

Holy F#*K Sauce

A few years back, I was planning one of my trips down to visit family in South London. Instead of staying in sunny Croydon, I opted to stay in Shoreditch, as my nephew was working in the ACE Hotel there. Before heading down, I reached out on twitter for a few new places to try,…

The Courthouse – Knutsford

I’ve walked past the impressive building in Knutsford a fair few times and often wondered, why nothing was being done with it –  recently I found out it somebody actually was. The Old Cheshire Courthouse was built in 1818 and enlarged in 1840 to increase the size of the prison – its an impressive looking…

20 Stories – Manchester

Following my review of London’s Highest 24 Hr Restaurant (Duck and Waffle) last weekend, I was now going to experience Manchester’s new Highest Restaurant. 20 Stories is being launched by D&D London under the watchful eye of Aiden Byrne, who was previously at Manchester House, and I was lucky enough to secure a booking at their…

The Breakfast Club

Whilst away for the weekend in Shoreditch – London, eating good food was a must. After all, this place is a bit of a foodie heaven. Breakfast was no exception. With so many places to choose from, one of the must do’s was ‘The Breakfast Club’ – described as a real ‘Caf’ not a ‘Cafe’….

Duck And Waffle – London

For quite a while now, I have been wanting to try out Duck and Waffle in Shoreditch London. I have visited the area a number of times, being from South London and still having family there, and my nephew spending time as a manager at a well known Shoreditch Hotel, meant that I had been…

1761 Restaurant – Manchester

1761 and Lily’s Bar opened all the way back in November, unfortunately I am usually away most of December / January and so hadn’t yet had the chance to try out the Manchester newcomer.. Until now that is. 1761 introduces itself as ‘An Independent, British Restaurant, passionate about fresh, seasonal and locally sourced British food’,…