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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 14 Central Perk Primark

Latest: Greater Manchester food and drink stories (June 10-17)

A round up of some of this week’s most interesting news, in case you missed...

2019 06 12 Dakota Exterior 2

'Very international corporate villain’s headquarters chic' - Dakota Grill Manchester, reviewed

Lucy Tomlinson has a cheesy date round the back of Piccadilly

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22019 06 14 Book Of Mormon Paul Coltas

‘If you’re easily offended I’d suggest you stay away’ - The Book of Mormon, reviewed

Joan Davies is a convert for this gem of a show

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Manchester Food and Drink Festival 2019 – Who made the shortlist?

Dishoom, Foodwell and The Spärrows made it but which other restaurants, bars, and events are...

2019 05 06 Hatch Retail

New indie traders announced for Hatch, as ‘creative village’ trebles in size

Ceramicists, jewellers and even sneaker cleaners will open at the Oxford Road complex this month

2019 05 22 Kim Mcbride Erst Sommelier

Changing the face of wine – Meet Manchester’s female sommeliers (Part 2)

Neil Sowerby gets the pick of the list from Kim McBride Sommelier, erst, Ancoats

11 06 2019 Amazon Exterior

Boom, bust or a new way forward: is the Manchester high street evolving?

We visit the new Clicks and Mortar store from Amazon and ask if this is...

2019 06 11 Rory Stewart

No Government Voice: The Problem at the Heart of 'Power Up The North'

Jonathan Schofield ponders Rory Stewart and the tiny tiny voice of 15.4 million people

2019 06 07 Band On The Wall Rudy Mancini

Band on the Wall to unveil hidden musical heritage thanks to £1.4m lottery fund

Expanded music venue will explore the heritage of Manchester’s migrant communities

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NOW OPEN The Tre Ciccio Lounge, Bramhall

More space, more sups, more snacks

Latest restaurant
reviews

2019 06 10 Thai No 6 Exterior

‘More gracious than golden pagoda glitz’ - Thai Kitchen No.6, Chapel Walks, reviewed

Neil Sowerby wonders whether six is a lucky number for Manchester’s newest Thai restaurant

2019 06 06 Tast Enxaneta Room

‘Serious, sensual and glorious flavours’ - Tast Enxaneta, reviewed

Gordo doesn’t want to jinx it, but this might finally be the one to bring...

2019 05 13 Yakumama Exterior

‘A shining example of all that is good’ - Yakumama Cantina and Bar, Todmorden, reviewed

Deanna Thomas reckons her happy place might actually be on the Yorkshire border

2019 05 24 Victors Alderley Interior 2

‘Diversity is the menu’s perversity’ – Victors, Alderley Edge, reviewed

Now Neighbourhood Spinningfields has closed, Ruth Allan checks out its suburban outpost

2019 05 15 Federal Exterior

‘Inject a bit of sunshine into your life’ - Federal, Deansgate, reviewed

Lucy Tomlinson visits the laid-back brunch spot’s new Deansgate outpost

2019 05 06 Blue Eyed Panda Interior

'Bloody hot and damn fine' - Blue Eyed Panda, Ancoats, reviewed

Jonathan Schofield pioneers the Farrow & Ball food writing measure

2019 05 07 Samir Starters

‘A strong mezze game’ - Samir, Stretford, reviewed

Ruth Allan on a new Syrian venture worth the trip

2019 05 23 Kala Interior

'Balanced, nuanced and assured' - Kala, King Street, reviewed

Jonathan Schofield has something to shout about

Best of
MCR

Veeno Nye

Manchester's top 30 eating out offers: June 2019

£5 burgers, 10p wings, BOGOF sundaes and more…

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

170628 Bluedot

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 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

Gavin Williamson

Sleuth: Gav Williamson for Northern Powerhouse, crap hotel idea and new artwork massacred

Week 18: Sleuth and the power of attorney puzzle

Travel

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...

181130 Gaztelugatxe

Footloose and foodie on a pilgrimage to Bilbao

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

190219 Ghent Main

Illuminating times in Flemish gem Ghent

Ghent’s revival after the Austrian invasion came with the Industrial Revolution, and it has our...

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Manchester Food and Drink Festival 2019 – Who made the shortlist?

Dishoom, Foodwell and The Spärrows made it but which other restaurants, bars, and events are...

‘If you’re easily offended I’d suggest you stay away’ - The Book of Mormon, reviewed

Joan Davies is a convert for this gem of a show

Levenshulme market nominated for a BBC Food and Farming award

Community-focused gem of a market makes it to the final three of thousands

Boom, bust or a new way forward: is the Manchester high street evolving?

We visit the new Clicks and Mortar store from Amazon and ask if this is...

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

2019 06 14 Sleuth Foster
2019 06 14 Central Perk Primark

Latest: Greater Manchester food and drink stories (June 10-17)

A round up of some of this week’s most interesting news, in case you missed...

2019 06 12 Dakota Exterior 2

'Very international corporate villain’s headquarters chic' - Dakota Grill Manchester, reviewed

Lucy Tomlinson has a cheesy date round the back of Piccadilly

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