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2019 08 23 Twtwtw Salford Tower

What a week, eh, Manchester? 17-23 August

A new column looking at stories from the week just gone

2019 08 23 Three Little Words Manchester Gin

Manchester Gin to open huge city centre restaurant, bar and distillery

New venue has transformed stunning Grade-II* listed brick arches on Watson Street

2019 08 23 Eden 3 Bar Landscape

Latest: Greater Manchester food and drink news (19-25 August)

Our weekly round up of stories you might have missed from around town

Top
stories

2019 08 21 Greens Exterior

'Clever vegetarian food, with a bit of fun' - Greens, West Didsbury, reviewed

Jonathan Schofield ponders religion, fanaticism and food; he even shoe-horns in a review

2019 08 22 Roofff 2

Huge new rooftop garden bar planned for First Street Q-Park

Manchester drinkers are going to hit the Roofff

Gay Village Manchester Pride

LGBTQ rights are fragile – there can be no looking back

Lib Dem leader, John Leech, points out that Pride is a time to defend gay...

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Everything you need to know about Pride this weekend

What’s on and where, plus events and offers citywide. Let the bank holiday bonanza begin...

2019 08 22 No8 First Street

Work Hard, Play Hard - A look at N08 First Street's new office spaces

New development will be the largest, most efficient office floorspace in central Manchester

2019 08 21 Pooley Barrack Street

Manchester's Hidden Heritage: Pooley's Houses, Princess Street

Stories behind of the once grand architecture you probably pass every day

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The Big August Deals Round-Up

It's the restaurant rush of January all over again, but without the bitter cold and...

Step5

There’s a new career at your fingertips

Exciting NSI Simplicité PolyDip foundation course for beginners

Latest restaurant
reviews

2019 08 20 Bulls Head Outside

‘I’m just happy it's there’ - The Bull’s Head, Heyside, reviewed

Claire Woodier struggles to get a decent snap at the Beastro boys’ new bountiful boozer

2019 08 14 Ribeye Steak

'Is a £65 steak worth the price?' - Ribeye Steakhouse, First Street, reviewed

Kelly Bishop wants to know if Wagyu really is the dogs

2019 08 05 Quarter House Int 2

'Slightly hot, very sticky' - Quarter House, Northern Quarter, reviewed

Jonathan Schofield has a meal with an 18ft woman and approves the food

2019 08 02 Six By Nico More Fish

'I had the weirdest sense of being in a theme park' - Six by Nico, Spring Gardens, reviewed

Lucy Tomlinson enjoys theatrical silliness and intense flavours at the themed Scottish import

2019 07 16 Island Vibe Exterior 3

'A slightly soggy bottom didn’t bother me' - Island Vibe, Chorlton, reviewed

Kelly Bishop and her man-go in search of Caribbean vibes in Chorlton

2019 07 26 El Camino Pork Chopped

'Chunky, juicy, full-on' - El Camino at The Cotton Factory, reviewed

Jonathan Schofield has the best pork chop of his life

2019 07 22 Street Urchin Open Kitchen

‘A pescatarian wet dream’ - Street Urchin, Ancoats, reviewed

Neil Sowerby wonders if there’s anything fishy about Ancoats’ new seafood restaurant

2019 07 02 Jub Exterior

‘A tuk-tuk-load of dishes’ - Jub Thai Restaurant, Ancoats, reviewed

Kelly Bishop goes in for a three chilli kick

Best of
MCR

20190802 Elnecot Augustdeals

The Big August Deals Round-Up

It's the restaurant rush of January all over again, but without the bitter cold and...

2019 05 08 Mfdf Opening Night

Manchester Food and Drink Festival 2019 – first events revealed

Book NOW for comfort food, curry collectives, Catalan cuisine and cocktails

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Manchester's essential festival calendar: May to August 2019

Four months, 30 festivals…time to clear the diary

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This is Manchester: 99 photos from the 1970s

Abandoned stations, vast housing blocks and the birth of a city centre monster - a...

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Where to find proper cider in Manchester - using a handy map

An in-ciders guide on where to find the 100% fresh pressed good stuff - from...

Kebab Kurdistan

Confidential Eats: an alternative guide to Manchester's Curry Mile

We head off on a kebab pilgrimage to Rusholme with DJ Luke 'Kebab Man' Unabomber

Forest Side Food

Top 100 Restaurants in the North West revealed

The Confidentials team release the region's first dedicated restaurant guide

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Confidential Eats: New Smithfield – inside Manchester’s midnight market

While most of us sleep, this lot are bartering, buying, selling and telling lies to...

Sleuth

2019 06 14 Sleuth Foster

Sleuth: Mancunian predicts end of civilisation, chattering architects, beggars belief and other...

Week 24 in which Sleuth decides to build a bunker and stockpile food

2019 06 07 Sleuth Big Trousers Long View

Sleuth: Mcr's biggest ever trousers plus TV clangers, and the sweetest D-Day story

Week 23: in which Sleuth borrows a Brompton to meet the girls

2019 05 31 Peterloo Memorial Under Construction

Sleuth: Peterloo Memorial Row, no deposit - no fleas, fat NHS snacks, more Brexit nonsense

Week 22: flawed memorials, nuclear options and coffee shop remainers

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Sleuth: Birdcage closes, Lib Dems prepare to take over city council, no car Manchester

Week 19: fun and games and swinging seats

Travel

190704 More Sunset

Fancy a visit to Denmark? – Aarhus is a haunting place

Neil Sowerby is delighted to toast Denmark’s lively second city

190703 River

In Deepest Dordogne is there life after foie gras?

Surely the Dordogne, bastion of regional tradition, built on foundations of foie gras, confit and...

190414 Ponies

Tall trees and a small dog in the New Forest

Our base, the award-winning, mega dog-friendly Balmer Lawn Hotel, was itself built in the mid-1800s...

190218 Lawrence Night

The Lawrence – bijou luxury lair just a broomstick ride away

The Lawrence makes a stylish, boutique base for visiting Pendle Witch Country and the Ribble...

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