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The Castle Hotel Northern Quarter

The Ultimate Manchester Christmas Pub Crawl

Twelve boozers, plenty of beer, a pickled egg or two and it's ho ho home.

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

2018 12 07 California Coffee And Wine

'Organic green beans roasted fresh every day' - California Coffee and Wine opens in Altrincham

Biodynamic beans and sustainable farming bring a new meaning to drinking responsibly

2018 12 10 Puccini

‘Chalk and cheesy’ - Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi, RNCM, reviewed

Jonathan Payne enjoys this double bill of one-act operas, from Puccini’s Il Trittico

7 of the best things to eat around Manchester this December

This month: knob celery, festive bakes and Vimto cabbage

2018 12 04 Ivy Spinningfield Interior

‘Accountant-inspired and portion-controlled’ - The Ivy, Spinningfields, reviewed

Here's what Gordo liked about Manchester’s latest shiny new opening... and what he really, really...

2018 12 04 Porta Salford Interior

Video: take a look around Porta - Salford's handsome new tapas bar

Award-winning restaurant opens on Chapel Street this week

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Honey Trap Club - new Berlin-style NQ basement bar opens in December

Berlin-style basement bar to launch in December in the Northern Quarter

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Masons: we dig

And the beets go on – bloody good root veg at Masons

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Festive afternoon tea at James Martin

Pigs in blankets, eggnog éclairs, gingerbread mince pies…need we say more?

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Pizza for your Christmas dinner?

When it tastes like this, yes

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Reviews

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'Jaffles, bobotie and koek balls’ - Chakalaka, Oldham Street, reviewed

Jonathan Schofield is full of beans after a visit to this new South African shack...

2018 11 08 Trove Ancoats Counter

'Well worth a schlepp across town' - Gordo reviews Trove, Ancoats

Can the artisan Levenshulme bakery carve out a place amongst all the new opening noise...

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'This is a genuine one off' - Jandol, Levenshulme, reviewed

Ruth Allan picks her way through the best of this eccentric Lebanese restaurant

2018 10 29 Peter Street Kitchen Review Img 2151

'This is focus grouped fusion food' - Peter Street Kitchen, Radisson Edwardian, reviewed

Radisson's slick new Japanese-Mexican restaurant is for those with tastebuds as bombproof as their expense...

Sleuth

Sleuth is a sideways glance at the city each week. It's the truth, but Sleuth's truth...

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

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Sleuth: pub talk, wanker sprouts and a massive E

Week 47: in which the council leader digs in

Beetham Tower Manchester

Interviews with inanimate objects: Beetham Tower

Sleuth gives a voice to the mouthless

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MCR

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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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Beyond the city: how to spend a weekend in… Chorlton

Carolyn Yates continues her tour around the urban environs of the city - this time...

2018 7 31 Piss Pots At Plant Noma

Get schooled: 20 ways to make your life more interesting (in Manchester)

From wakeboarding to pottery and even hacking, it’s never too late to learn something new...

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Manchester's most unusual structures: part one

Jonathan Schofield takes a starter for five with some odd and unique buildings

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videos

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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...

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Video: Take a look inside the Mackie Mayor - Northern Quarter's new food hall

The grade II listed former meat market's transformation into trendy food haven is complete... and...

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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

Jianbing

Jianbing - the Chinese crepe causing queues in Piccadilly Gardens

Crowds of hungry punters are gathering daily outside this converted ice cream hut. Here's why...

Travel

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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...

181201 Longuevillemain

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...

181123 Dartmouth

Go west for wine, cheese… and the Mayflower ghosts

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

2018 Plas Talgarth 4

Does bad weather have to spoil a family trip to Wales?

Deanna Thomas takes the family to Macdonald Plas Talgarth Resort on a VERY rainy weekend

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