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170223 Pancakes Ox Club 2

A stack of flipping marvellous Manchester Pancake Day specials for 2020

Get them while they’re hot because some of these won’t be around for long...

2020 02 24 Man U Loneliness Campaign 1

Man United highlight loneliness epidemic in touching pre-match gesture

With millions of older people feeling isolated, they greeted 11 long-time fans in support of...

2020 02 21 Rosas Exterior

Take a look at the brand new Rosa's Thai Cafe Manchester

The old courthouse gets a lick of pastel paint as the Rosa's team prepares for...

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stories

2020 02 21 Food Drink News Dakota Grill Caramel Tart

Latest: Greater Manchester food and drink news (17-23 February)

Our weekly roundup of stories you might have missed from around town

2020 02 20 Seven Brothers Interior

'More than worth the walk' - Seven Bro7hers, Middlewood Locks, reviewed

Jonathan Schofield appreciates simple food and great beer in a very good looking development

Castlefield 4

Confidentials Neighbourhoods to Watch – Castlefield

We take a trip around town, looking at the great places in Manchester to love...

Veganuary Salad

Should employers encourage their workers to eat less meat?

Corporate responsibility could mean meat-free Mondays to Fridays

2020 02 20 Cis Bought 6

There's a £150m plan to transform Manchester's CIS Tower

Jonathan Schofield looks into both the future and the past of a city centre landmark

The Midland

Mr Cooper’s at The Midland Hotel to reopen as 'Mount Street Dining Room & Bar'

The restaurant in Manchester’s iconic hotel is getting an upgrade

2020 02 19 Lisas Obsession 22

A Taste of Obsession 20 at Northcote

Showstopping dishes from a showstopping festival

2020 02 07 Veeno Zibbibo

Wine's Cool - Zibibbo: The grape of love

We explore the grapes of Sicily with John from Veeno in a new monthly series

Latest restaurant
reviews

2020 02 17 Beer And Groceries Sale Exterior

‘A brand-new kind of shopping experience’ – Groceries & Beer, Sale, reviewed

Lucy Tomlinson follows the money from Ancoats General Store to Stretford Foodhall, and now Sale

2020 02 07 Gourmet Burger Inc Exterior

'The burger fatigue is real' - Gourmet Burger Inc, Didsbury, reviewed

Kelly Bishop finds the new burger joint in Didsbury more gour-meh than gourmet

2020 02 02 Mad Giant Exterior Sign

‘A whirlwind of delicious smells’ – The Mad Giant, Didsbury, reviewed

Deanna Thomas visits a crazy concept that works

2020 01 27 Bombay Brew Interior 3

'Proper Lancashire meets Mumbai' - Bombay Brew, Rochdale, reviewed

Jonathan Schofield finds an 'Indian street food and craft ale' place right up his street

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

Best of
MCR

2020 01 20 Viva Festival Home

Manchester's essential festival calendar: January to April 2020

Chinese to Irish, LGBTQ to literature, food to booze and arts galore…

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

180404 90S Nineties Coronation Street In Granada Studios 1990 By Graham Hogg For Sj8397 Taken 1990 08 15

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...

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

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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Like Steak? Gordo’s Mega Tip: Go to Argentina

Or… save money on flights and visit Gaucho’s Argentinian steakhouse right here in Manchester

Latest: Greater Manchester food and drink news (17-23 February)

Our weekly roundup of stories you might have missed from around town

Take a look at the brand new Rosa's Thai Cafe Manchester

The old courthouse gets a lick of pastel paint as the Rosa's team prepares for...

There's a £150m plan to transform Manchester's CIS Tower

Jonathan Schofield looks into both the future and the past of a city centre landmark

'More than worth the walk' - Seven Bro7hers, Middlewood Locks, reviewed

2020 02 20 Seven Brothers Interior
2020 03 04 Wedding Hall Fair

What's on at Manchester Hall and Vanitas

Three unmissable events, especially if you love Celine Dion

Castlefield 4

Confidentials Neighbourhoods to Watch – Castlefield

We take a trip around town, looking at the great places in Manchester to love...

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