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2019 11 15 Gordo Films Xmas Markets

Gordo reviews the Manchester Xmas Markets 2019

After last year’s epic rant, has he finally got into the Christmas spirit?

2019 11 15 Ogilsby Oxid House

Property roundup – a plea to ID Manchester, plus rusty performance spaces and Salfordhai

Bricks & Mortar part 12: big IDeas for the University, inexhaustible Ancoats and more tall...

2019 11 14 Pavement Parking

'Disrespectful, unthinking and arrogant' - pavement parking in the firing line

Is the law about to change for obstructive drivers in Manchester?

Top
stories

2019 11 13 Xmas Pop Ups Bar Hutte 2

Top of the pop-ups - 8 new bars to try over Xmas

From massive ice rinks to giant snow globes and more alpine chic than you can...

2019 11 12 Manchester Ice Rink 1

One-stop winter wonderland pops-up in MediaCityUK

Get your skates on, it's only there until the end of the year

2019 11 12 The Art Of The Brick Yellow Figure

Bricking it - an art exhibition made from a million pieces of LEGO is coming to Manchester

Award-winning artist Nathan Sawaya’s The Art of the Brick comes to Great Northern

2019 11 12 Surplus Food And Drink

Saved from the bin - Surplus special brews and street food get bigger

Beer Nouveau and Open Kitchen MCR’s waste food and drink nights go weekly

2019 11 12 Polling Station

Political spotlight - ‘Now they want to be in power again they’re bothered about us’

We explore why the North has suddenly become a magnet for politicians on the campaign...

2019 10 22 Bills Spinningfields

Interview: Bill Collison - from a seedling business to a restaurant empire

Bill's Restaurant founder talks to us about the evolution of his brand and how it...

Mannchester Hall Christmas 4

A festive feast for everyone to tuck in to at Manchester Hall

Share nicely…Santa’s watching

Jerk Bbq Base

Secrets of the Hallouminati: we uncover the specials menu at I Knead Pizza

Four weird and wonderful pizzas now cooking at the indie pizza place in Reddish

Latest restaurant
reviews

2019 11 08 Lowry Hotel River Restaurant Interior

‘Bang on target’ - The River Restaurant at The Lowry Hotel, reviewed

Gordo checks into this five star hotel after its recent multi million pound revamp

2019 11 01 Ciaooo Special Pizza

'I honestly didn’t miss the cheese' - pizza wars: Franco Manca vs Ciaooo

Kelly Bishop wonders how a big chain from London compares to an indie joint on...

2019 10 29 The Northern Banquette

‘A nostalgic wallow’ - The Northern, Bolton, reviewed

Neil Sowerby gets his clogs on and heads up to Paul Heathcote’s new place

2019 10 25 Wah Ji Wah Interior

'Uneven, but with moments of excellence' - Wah Ji Wah, King Street West, reviewed

Jonathan Schofield experiences lovely lobster and a fine pudd

19 10 14 Seed Cherry Brekkie

'For those with excellent taste in caffeinated beverages' - Seed & Cherry, Church Street, reviewed

Lucy Tomlinson enjoys the food but still doesn't know much about coffee

City Suits 2

New opening: Embankment Kitchen at CitySuites

Ex-MasterChef contestant Marika Healey heads up the kitchen at the apartment hotel's new brasserie and...

2019 09 06 Three Little Words Exterior

'Fine, new, operator' - Three Little Words, Watson Street reviewed

Jonathan Schofield appreciates most things but not The Knickerbocker Glory

2019 09 25 Hyssop Exterior

'The bovril is in the details' - Hyssop, Glossop reviewed

Kelly Bishop investigates whether Hyssop is just a local restaurant for local people

Best of
MCR

2019 05 08 Mfdf Opening Night

Manchester's essential festival calendar: September to December 2019

With over 50 festivals, it’s our biggest instalment yet…

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This is Manchester: 60 photos from the 1990s

The IRA bomb, the Hacienda and the birth of Metrolink - a pictorial snapshot of...

2019 03 29 The Heatons The Savoy 2

Beyond the city: how to spend a weekend in... The Heatons

In part ten of the series, Carolyn Yates heads to the four Heatons (that's 'high...

2019 03 18 Pankhurst Centre Sylvia Pankhursts Laptop

The Curators' Choice (part 2): Greater Manchester's most prized artefacts

From an Egyptian coffin to the earliest photo of Manchester, we asked museums region-wide to...

Port Street Beer House 6754Fg

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...

2019 05 24 Sleuth Uni Building

Manchester’s loveliest quarter? Those blooming universities

Jonathan Schofield recommends a green and gracious stroll via fine architecture

Forest Side Food

Top 100 Restaurants in the North West revealed

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

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...

Travel

2019 10 10 Geneva Lake

Ten Top Things To Do in Swiss gem Geneva

Where else can you find fondue, Frankenstein, flower-clocks and fountains?

2019 09 23 Mama Shelter London 11

British luxury in the West, Parisian hip in the East - a tale of two London hotels

Vicky Smith checks out Mama Shelter and quaffs champagne at Hyatt Regency London - The...

2019 10 06 Holbeck Ghyll Exterior

What to expect from a stay at Holbeck Ghyll, Windermere

Deanna Thomas checks into one of Cumbria’s grandest boutique hotels

2019 09 19 Stadium View At Emirates Old Trafford

Hilton Garden Inn Emirates Old Trafford - watching the cricket in style

Tom Cox achieves his Ashes dreams at Emirates Old Trafford

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

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Gordo reviews the Manchester Xmas Markets 2019

After last year’s epic rant, has he finally got into the Christmas spirit?

Political spotlight - ‘Now they want to be in power again they’re bothered about us’

We explore why the North has suddenly become a magnet for politicians on the campaign...

New opening: Embankment Kitchen at CitySuites

Ex-MasterChef contestant Marika Healey heads up the kitchen at the apartment hotel's new brasserie and...

Saved from the bin - Surplus special brews and street food get bigger

Beer Nouveau and Open Kitchen MCR’s waste food and drink nights go weekly

Capital Allowances – What a relief

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2019 11 15 Ogilsby Oxid House

Property roundup – a plea to ID Manchester, plus rusty performance spaces and Salfordhai

Bricks & Mortar part 12: big IDeas for the University, inexhaustible Ancoats and more tall...

2019 11 14 Pavement Parking

'Disrespectful, unthinking and arrogant' - pavement parking in the firing line

Is the law about to change for obstructive drivers in Manchester?

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