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2020 01 24 Doner Haus 2

Latest: Greater Manchester food and drink news (20-26 January)

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

2019 02 13 Lilys Review Screen Shot 2019 02 13 At 20 55 34

Interview - A year in the life of Lily’s Vegetarian Indian restaurant

We catch up with owner Parul, twelve months after their move to bigger premises

2019 01 22 Manchester Open Launch Night 1 Jason Lock

The Manchester Open - why one exhibition has inspired a county

Its opening night attracted queues of over 2000. So what makes the Open so special?

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2020 01 15 Mcr Chinese Restaurant Exterior Close Up

Interview - William Lau of MCR Chinese Restaurant

From sweet and sour to century eggs - we get tips on regional cuisine for...

2020 01 22 Skylines Future 1

Take a look at Manchester's changing skyline

Jonathan Schofield looks into the past and future of Manchester's tall buildings

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Tre Ciccio has gone into administration

Trading at Altrincham and Ramsbottom restaurants will continue while administrators assess financial position

2020 01 21 Seasons Bakery Denton

Destination Denton – why this neighbourhood is definitely worth a visit

Claire Woodier talks to some of the people behind the burgeoning businesses

2019 01 20 Photo By Rob Bremner 3

Landmark exhibition depicts 50 years of northern life…as curator plans new Manchester gallery

‘The People’s City’ heralds a permanent space that will depict northern culture from the 70s...

2019 01 17 Holocaust Memorial Day 1 Holly Revell

Jewish Museum to mark Holocaust Memorial Day with theatre and song

75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, it’ll present two moving premieres in Central Library

2020 01 15 James Martin Room

Knockout five-course James Martin tasting menu for just £30pp

Includes free wine flight

2019 12 03 Meadow Living Room

Apartments on sale at a distinctive development overlooking the city centre’s biggest park

MeadowSide mixes city pace with green space in Manchester’s NOMA Quarter

Latest restaurant
reviews

2020 01 17 Bhaji Pala Interior

'Indian comfort food of the highest order' - Bhaji Pala, Gatley, reviewed

Kelly Bishop goes doolally for dry beetroot in Manchester's first totally vegan Indian restaurant

2020 01 13 Coal Cotton Exterior

'As tough as old boots, maybe tougher' - Coal & Cotton, Boothstown, reviewed

Jonathan Schofield dries up in a pub not living up to its potential

2019 11 20 Perfect Match Sale

‘A brilliant addition to the Manchester dining scene’ - The Perfect Match, Sale, reviewed

Neil Sowerby visits an exciting new restaurant owned by a very talented couple

2019 12 19 Ed Castle Door

'Straight into my dishes of the year' - The Edinburgh Castle, Ancoats, reviewed

Kelly Bishop has an offally good time at this pub in Ancoats

2019 12 17 Shokyu Media City Interior

‘I’d have sold a kidney for another one’ - Shoku, MediaCity, reviewed

Claire Woodier won’t let the location rain on this restaurant’s parade

2019 12 9 Roti Collation

'It doesn’t get better for comfort food' - Roti, Chorlton, reviewed

Jonathan Schofield and the tale of the spicy haggis and chirpy chop

2019 12 10 Exterior Abeja At Hatch

‘Little pieces of heaven’ - Abeja Tapas Bar at Hatch, Oxford Rd, reviewed

Gordo discovers a sunny corner of Spain in a most unlikely location

2019 12 06 Cropped Bills Spinningfields Exterior

'Like walking into your rich and horny old aunt’s house’ - Bills, Spinningfields, reviewed

Real-life market café chef Claire Woodier tests out this seasonally inspired chain restaurant’s new base...

Best of
MCR

2020 01 12 Rena Spa Exterior

The grape escape - what to expect from a spa day at The Midland Hotel

We visit for some pampering as Rena Spa moves into the iconic landmark

2019 07 08 Heart Parcel Hanane

Heart and Parcel - stories of community, friendship, surviving and breaking down barriers

Clare Courtney tells us about their new community cookbook

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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 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...

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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...

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

200104 Our Body Holiday View

Spice up your life with a rum ramble around St Lucia

Mud baths, cocoa plantations, peg leg pirates and 160 proof rum

2019 11 15 Istanbul Bosphorus

Travel - explore the luxury Turkish delights of Istanbul

Neil Sowerby takes tea with Hercule Poirot in the Palace

2019 11 10 St Antoine Shot

Welcome to Jura - the land of cheese, chocolate and wine

Neil Sowerby goes on a gourmet journey through this French foodie paradise

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?

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Tre Ciccio has gone into administration

Trading at Altrincham and Ramsbottom restaurants will continue while administrators assess financial position

St Michael's tower set for summer 2020 start

Jonathan Schofield and a controversial scheme that might at last get off the ground

Destination Denton – why this neighbourhood is definitely worth a visit

Claire Woodier talks to some of the people behind the burgeoning businesses

New at Noi Quattro…

Be the first to taste the new dishes on the menu

Interview - William Lau of MCR Chinese Restaurant

2020 01 15 Mcr Chinese Restaurant Exterior Close Up
2019 01 22 Manchester Open Launch Night 1 Jason Lock

The Manchester Open - why one exhibition has inspired a county

Its opening night attracted queues of over 2000. So what makes the Open so special?

2020 01 22 Skylines Future 1

Take a look at Manchester's changing skyline

Jonathan Schofield looks into the past and future of Manchester's tall buildings

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