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2019 09 16 Mancunian Spray 1

The Mancunian Spray - Free street art festival to raise money for homelessness returns

Over 50 graffitists, Parklife-curated DJs, food markets and more

2019 09 16 John Rail Trains

Is Boris Johnson's 'gift' to GM railways all it seems?

Jonathan Schofield assesses the PM giving the railways back to the people of the North

Northcote Chefs Table

The star spangled dinner - Northcote announce chefs for Obsession 2020

The luxury hotel and restaurant's annual gastro-fest returns with a galaxy of star chefs

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2018 01 25 Drive In Cinema

Stars of the small screen

Why underground cinema is getting all the credits

2019 09 10 Bun And Bao

Nine new brunch, lunch, dinner and dessert spots in the North West

Pizza, potatoes, pork and piadas from Worsley to Wilmslow

2019 09 12 The Old Pint Pot 2

Old pint pot - Salford student favourite gets a fresh makeover

Now it's got a state-of-the-art beer dispensing system, a champagne table and new weekly events

2019 09 13 Chatsworth House

Property roundup – hidden charms and unusual quirks, a Parisian garden and a 55-storey skyscraper

Bricks & Mortar part 5 - a new type of architecture, property and planning roundup for Manchester

2019 08 23 Three Little Words Drink

Eight newly opened bars to impress your mates

Creative cocktails, retro vibes and bangin' tunes

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The Manchester property development that 'adapts to your needs and desires'

How smart technology is drawing in home-buyers and investors at Uptown

Wines Of Germany 2

Check out the coolest wines on Earth

Book now for the Berlin Bar Takeover with Wines of Germany at Elnecot

Marco Pierre White Chef

Are women too emotional to work in kitchens?

We ask a few Manchester chefs to respond to Marco Pierre White’s latest comments

Latest restaurant
reviews

2019 09 13 Sushi Marvel Seared Fish

‘A small morsel of joy’ - Sushi Marvel, Ancoats, reviewed

Jonathan Schofield is in love with Chorlton’s city centre sushi sibling

2019 09 03 Wilderness Exterior

'Portlandia in restaurant form' - Wilderness NQ reviewed

Kelly Bishop wades through birch sap and buckwheat to find excellent cookery behind foraged mist

2019 08 30 Alberts Standish

'Fritters worth fighting for' - Albert's Standish, reviewed

Claire Woodier investigates why this particular branch is so hard to get into

2019 08 20 Bulls Head Outside

‘I’m just happy it's there’ - The Bull’s Head, Heyside, reviewed

Claire Woodier struggles to get a decent snap at the Beastro boys’ new bountiful boozer

2019 08 14 Ribeye Steak

'Is a £65 steak worth the price?' - Ribeye Steakhouse, First Street, reviewed

Kelly Bishop wants to know if Wagyu really is the dogs

2019 08 05 Quarter House Int 2

'Slightly hot, very sticky' - Quarter House, Northern Quarter, reviewed

Jonathan Schofield has a meal with an 18ft woman and approves the food

2019 07 16 Island Vibe Exterior 3

'A slightly soggy bottom didn’t bother me' - Island Vibe, Chorlton, reviewed

Kelly Bishop and her man-go in search of Caribbean vibes in Chorlton

2019 07 26 El Camino Pork Chopped

'Chunky, juicy, full-on' - El Camino at The Cotton Factory, reviewed

Jonathan Schofield has the best pork chop of his life

Best of
MCR

2019 09 05 Hulme Pictures General View

Concrete evidence: photos from Hulme Crescents

Jonathan Schofield on Richard Davis' Hulme photos book, nostagia and reality

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: 99 photos from the 1970s

Abandoned stations, vast housing blocks and the birth of a city centre monster - a...

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

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...

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 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

Travel

2019 09 04 Rabbies Kilt

From Highlands to Hebrides - A fling in bonny Scotland

As its small group tours launch in Manchester, Rabbie’s takes Vicky Smith beyond the guidebooks...

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La Cité du Vin - Exploring blazing Bordeaux

Neil Sowerby on life beyond claret in a city utterly transformed

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Fancy a visit to Denmark? – Aarhus is a haunting place

Neil Sowerby is delighted to toast Denmark’s lively second city

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In Deepest Dordogne is there life after foie gras?

Surely the Dordogne, bastion of regional tradition, built on foundations of foie gras, confit and...

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Nine new brunch, lunch, dinner and dessert spots in the North West

Pizza, potatoes, pork and piadas from Worsley to Wilmslow

Old pint pot - Salford student favourite gets a fresh makeover

Now it's got a state-of-the-art beer dispensing system, a champagne table and new weekly events

‘A small morsel of joy’ - Sushi Marvel, Ancoats, reviewed

Jonathan Schofield is in love with Chorlton’s city centre sushi sibling

The star spangled dinner - Northcote announce chefs for Obsession 2020

The luxury hotel and restaurant's annual gastro-fest returns with a galaxy of star chefs

Stars of the small screen

2018 01 25 Drive In Cinema
2019 09 13 Chatsworth House

Property roundup – hidden charms and unusual quirks, a Parisian garden and a 55-storey skyscraper

Bricks & Mortar part 5 - a new type of architecture, property and planning roundup for Manchester

2019 09 13 Bite Bike Meadow Side 2

Latest: Greater Manchester food and drink news (8-14 September)

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

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