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2019 07 23 Manchester Town Hall

Residents are speaking out, but is Manchester City Council really listening?

Andrea Sandor calls on the Council to make 'Our Manchester' a reality

2019 07 23 Gladstone

Digitally Enhanced: Why one sculptor gave Gladstone the finger

Easily Missed Manchester 1: Jonathan Schofield on city details we miss

2019 07 22 Street Urchin Open Kitchen

‘A pescatarian wet dream’ - Street Urchin, Ancoats, reviewed

Neil Sowerby wonders if there’s anything fishy about Ancoats’ new seafood restaurant

Top
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2019 07 22 Skepta Mif 1 Jordan Hughes

MIF19 bows out with Skepta…as Greater Manchester revealed to have North’s biggest culture scene

Defying a stalling ‘Northern Powerhouse’, culture has seen staggering growth

2019 07 19 Hospital Iv Health

People living in the North live shorter lives because there's less money

The South still gets preferential treatment, so what can be done?

2019 07 16 Porn 1

Could the recent 'porn ban' spark a revival for local sex shops?

How might people’s habits change once it has been introduced?

2019 07 17 Dita Von Teese

Manchester venue to fly over LA star, Dita Von Teese, for intimate launch party

No expense spared for this new late-night cabaret venue

2019 07 17 Great Ancoats Itv

Just a load of hot air? After Climate Declaration, Manchester City Council faces its first test

Andrea Sandor investigates the scandal of removing cycle lanes on Great Ancoats Street

2019 07 15 Tonkin Liu Heat Tower

New 40m high 'sculpture' will generate low-carbon heat and power for the city

Jonathan Schofield thinks this Tonkin Liu design is a beauty

2019 Tast Bday1

Tast turns one: how Catalan cuisine cracked King Street's trickiest location

We take a look at the boundary-pushing restaurant that won over the doubters

Masons Lunch 13

Introducing Mason’s new summer mid-week lunch menu

Choose from a range of freshly made dishes with all the quality and none of...

Latest restaurant
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2019 07 15 Williams Exterior

‘Pure, slow-cooked tenderness’ – William's Sicilian, Northern Quarter, reviewed

Ruth Allan discovers sunshine on a plate at this tiny Sicilian specialist

2019 07 02 Jub Exterior

‘A tuk-tuk-load of dishes’ - Jub Thai Restaurant, Ancoats, reviewed

Kelly Bishop goes in for a three chilli kick

2019 07 04 Wok To Walk Queue

‘Maybe I chose wrongly’ - Wok to Walk, Barton Arcade reviewed

A new filling station on Deansgate opens for the very hungry. Jonathan Schofield is full...

04 07 19 Vinabod Exterior

'Enough with this leafy foolishness, bring me mead!' - Vinaböd Tapas Bar, Stockport, reviewed

Lucy Tomlinson goes marauding in Stockport

2019 06 24 Sushi Daily From Debenhams

‘Slipping down a treat’ - Sushi Daily, Debenhams, reviewed

Kelly Bishop assesses whether this place is worth a daily, weekly or monthly visit

2019 06 18 Exterior Of Speak In Code

‘The portal into cocktail Narnia’ - Speak In Code, Jacksons Row, reviewed

Neil Sowerby gets stuck into agar-agar gelled raisin pearls, carrot coladas and subsequent fireworks

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

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

Best of
MCR

2019 06 26 El Camino 3

Manchester's top 30 eating out offers: July 2019

From wine tasting with tiramisu to free piña coladas and a Japanese sci-fi themed set...

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 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

190703 River

In Deepest Dordogne is there life after foie gras?

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

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...

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People living in the North live shorter lives because there's less money

The South still gets preferential treatment, so what can be done?

‘Pure, slow-cooked tenderness’ – William's Sicilian, Northern Quarter, reviewed

Ruth Allan discovers sunshine on a plate at this tiny Sicilian specialist

Latest: Greater Manchester food and drink news (July 15-21)

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

Tasty offers at Don Giovanni

Half-price August and special set menu to celebrate graduation 2019

MIF19 bows out with Skepta…as Greater Manchester revealed to have North’s biggest culture scene

2019 07 22 Skepta Mif 1 Jordan Hughes
2019 07 22 Street Urchin Open Kitchen

‘A pescatarian wet dream’ - Street Urchin, Ancoats, reviewed

Neil Sowerby wonders if there’s anything fishy about Ancoats’ new seafood restaurant

20190502 El Taquero Steak Taco With Cheese 1

Unlimited tacos at El Taquero up for grabs

Head this way for a Mexican feast

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