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Sleuth: naked staff, clever graffiti and an interview with a road

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Council say disputed Oxford Road traffic fines are tickety-boo (but refuse an interview anyway)

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Manchester’s best city centre art galleries

Whether browsing, buying or getting cultural - our guide to getting your art on

2019 01 17 33 Oldham Street Reviewed Screen Shot 2019 01 17 At 12 01 28

‘A cool new NQ spot - so where is everyone?’ - 33 Oldham Street, Northern Quarter, reviewed

Ruth Allan thinks there's plenty to enjoy... if you don't mind your own company

St John Townhouses

'We wanted a proper house, in the centre, with space for the kids' - why wealthy buyers are snapping...

Jonathan Schofield on an unexpected but welcome result of central Manchester’s building boom

2019 01 16 Holy Crab At Hatch 2

Totally clawesome - Holy Crab net a unit in Manchester Arndale

The seafood specialists have landed a new spot in the city centre

2018 01 18 Queer Contact

Manchester's essential festival calendar: January to April 2019

Film, theatre, vegan, punk…and that’s just for starters

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The ultimate guide to Manchester's January restaurant deals

The original January dining deals list. Still the biggest and still the best.

2019 01 08 Lunya Winter Menu

Winter sun – Head to Lunya for Spanish sunshine and Catalonian comfort food

Slow cooked cheeks, silky rich stews and fabulous fritters

2018 11 08 Rosso Wines From The Castle

Wine flights take off at Rosso

Head off on a flight of fancy with new wine selections at Rosso

Latest Restaurant
Reviews

Kai Deansgate

‘Probably the dullest meal I'll review this year’ - KAI, Deansgate, reviewed

Jonathan Schofield pens a poem about rocket - well, it's more exciting than the food

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‘Publicity, queues and bacon naans - but could it ever match the hype?’ - Dishoom, Bridge Street,...

Deanna Thomas works her way through the menu and dreams of curry for breakfast

2019 01 04 Pokusevskis Exterior

'Puts you in a cheery, bonhomie sort of mood' - Pokusevski, Heaton Moor, reviewed

Lucy Tomlinson is all about nourishment not punishment this January

Pinion Prescot

'Gary Usher still knows how to bistro' - Pinion, Prescot, reviewed

Angie Sammons enjoys simple and honest comforts in an old Betfred

2018 12 17 Mamucium Interior

‘A big boned, rockingly robust menu’ - Mamucium at Hotel Indigo, Victoria, reviewed

Jonathan Schofield closes his reviewing year with a best of British belter

2018 12 13 Allotment Vegan Interior

‘On my second visit, the kitchen turns rogue’ - Allotment Vegan, Lloyd Street, reviewed

Ruth Allan wonders whether this new city centre plant powered place might have run out...

2018 12 10 Cocktail Beer Ramen Bun Exterior

‘We over-ordered, but don’t regret it’ - Cocktail Beer Ramen + Bun, Oldham Street, reviewed

Neil Sowerby gets busy slurping, crunching and dredging his way through the menu at this...

2018 12 07 Treehouse Cakes

‘The occasional pop of fondant pink icing’ - Treehouse café, Salford, reviewed

Lucy Tomlinson bypasses the big brassy openings for a family run independent café in Broughton

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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...

2018 11 20 Beyond The City Prestwich 2018 11 10 Mark E Smith Mural

Beyond the city: how to spend a weekend in... Prestwich

In part eight of the series, Carolyn Yates visits the 'Chorlton of North Manchester’ (just...

2018 12 04 Curiosities City Alternative Guide To Manchester 3

Curiosities in the city: an alternative tour of Manchester (part three)

Smelly ditches, cow’s stomach lining and broken pianos - Jonathan Schofield reveals more strange (and...

Jw Lees Brewery Tour

Take a look inside J.W. Lees brewery - 190 years of Manchester beer making history

Gordo and David Blake (the editor) go deep inside one of the city's oldest breweries

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...

2018 10 08 Pippy Eats 1

10 ways to save the world... by eating and drinking in Manchester

From fighting food waste with beer to helping the homeless with cake, there's plenty of...

Sleuth

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Sleuth's big food and drink trends (not) happening in 2019

...plus doing things differently, disappearing towers and going out on a high

2018 20 12 Sleuth Pankhurst Story

Sleuth: Morrissey & Mourinho team-up, Pankhurst Pandemonium, shock art in Sandbar

Week 51: in which a bowl of pasta reviews Gino D-Acampo

2018 12 07 Metrolink Madness 1

Sleuth: Metrolink madness, TripAdvisor idiocy and Salford disappears

Week 49: in which Sleuth visits a knocking shop with a dirty sausage

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Interviews with inanimate objects: Friedrich Engels' statue

Sleuth has a chat with a dead German communist on his birthday week

Travel

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Why Seville tapas is my new Devouring passion

We were in Seville as part of a guided foodie stroll run by Devour, www.devourtours.comwhich...

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Footloose and foodie on a pilgrimage to Bilbao

This circular walk was organised by award-winning tour operators Purely Pyrenees. The next four days...

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Coast, country and city – how to have a Corking time!

And to think we’d only come to Youghal (pronounced Yawl), on a late detour, for...

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Go west for wine, cheese… and the Mayflower ghosts

This is still a county rich in all things edible and drinkable – dairy, meat...

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Winter sun – Head to Lunya for Spanish sunshine and Catalonian comfort food

Slow cooked cheeks, silky rich stews and fabulous fritters

Sleuth: naked staff, clever graffiti and an interview with a road

Week 3: plus a man with a moustache sends a photo

Tre Ciccio's new menu: a dozen new dishes for you to devour

The indie Italian in the suburbs that's getting it right on all bases

‘A cool new NQ spot - so where is everyone?’ - 33 Oldham Street, Northern Quarter, reviewed

Ruth Allan thinks there's plenty to enjoy... if you don't mind your own company

Manchester’s best city centre art galleries

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We dig into The Pasta Factory’s plant-based dishes

Oxford Road Manchester

Council say disputed Oxford Road traffic fines are tickety-boo (but refuse an interview anyway)

It’s all your own fault, says Manchester City Council

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