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2019 03 22 Sleuth Pavement 3

Interviews with Inanimate Objects: Manchester’s Pavements

Sleuth gets accused of being homostonophobic by, er, Manchester's pavements

Manchester Day

10 out of 10 - Manchester Day is back

And it’s entering double figures with a bang on 23 June…

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‘Down to earth with none of that fandango’ - Breda Murphy’s, Whalley, reviewed

Jonathan Schofield seems uncharacteristically lost for words to describe this 'nice' restaurant

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Stories

2019 03 15 Salford Museum Art Gallery Victorian Teapot 1

The Curators' Choice: Greater Manchester's most prized artefacts

From a self-pouring teapot to a Harrier jet, we asked museums region-wide to pick their...

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Northern Quarter disgrace to blossom into floral pocket park?

Jonathan Schofield applauds an idea from Chapter One Books

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'There'll be Wows everywhere before you know it' - WowYauChow, Altrincham, reviewed

Ruth Allan fights her own children for a bite at Alty's new British-Chinese restaurant

2019 03 20 Tsb Overdraught

Overdraught - Levenshulme's closed TSB to reopen as bar

It's not the only bank turning bar this spring…

Kuits Nrb Top Fifty Thom Hetherington Nisha Katona Tony Lyonsof Kuits

North's Top 50 hospitality 'power list' 2019 revealed

New entries include Evuna's Jane Dowler and the Tattu brothers

The Patron Northern Quarter

Manchester and Liverpool have UK's fastest growing restaurant and bar scene

The two cities have witnessed an increase of restaurant and bar openings by an average...

Content Chris 12 Week Online Body Transformation Ultimate Performance Pulldowns

Training in the real world: UP Fitness launch LiveUP for men

You don't need to be a celebrity or well-off to train with Ultimate Performance –...

Rotolini Vegetariani 3 High Res

We give Tre Ciccio’s signature snack a whirl

For melt-in-the-mouth marvels, make Rotolini your go-to

Latest Restaurant
Reviews

2019 03 14 Baity Exterior

'Get your hands greasy and rip it to shreds' - Baity, Didsbury, reviewed

Lucy Tomlinson hops on the Middle Eastern bandwagon and heads for Didsbury’s corner of Palestine...

Hyssop Bulls Head Glossop

‘Top-notch kitchen talent is obvious’ - Hyssop at The Bulls Head, Glossop, reviewed

Neil Sowerby heads for the cobbles of Old Glossop to visit a beloved pub rescued...

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'Great expectations, dashed' - The Goose & Gander, Blackrod, reviewed

Neil Sowerby takes a slightly wrong turn down memory lane

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'Even Dishoom and Bundobust don’t come close' - Lily's, Ashton-under-Lyne, reviewed

They've (finally) got a new, bigger and better space across the road. And it's as...

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‘Return of the Byrne - Aiden is back on form’ - Gordo reviews Restaurant MCR, Spinningfields

Manchester House is reborn and rebranded - but is it any good?

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'A chippie like no other' - The Hip Hop Chip Shop, Ancoats, reviewed

Neil Sowerby happily takes a battering at this award winning er, plaice

2019 01 02 Sushi Kimchi Teriyaki Noodles

'Solid, but not wildly exciting' - Sushi Kimchi, Altrincham, reviewed

When night falls, the Oxford Road Café transforms into a Japanese meets Korean restaurant

Tokyo Ramen 23

‘As good as any I’ve slurped in Japan’ - Tokyo Ramen, Northern Quarter, reviewed

Neil Sowerby enjoys all three goes at this slightly stark new noodle joint

Best of
MCR

2018 01 18 Queer Contact

Manchester's essential festival calendar: January to April 2019

Film, theatre, vegan, punk…and that’s just for starters

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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...

Contemporary Six 6

Manchester’s best city centre art galleries

Whether browsing, buying or getting cultural - our guide to getting your art on

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...

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

Regent Road Traffic

Sleuth: Brexit Chaos, Traffic Chaos, MIPIM Genius, FC Schalke 04

Week 11: Sleuth gets to the bottom of the Regent Road chaos

St Michaels New Square

Sleuth - Neville's new plans for St Michael's, that Piccadilly Gardens wall and Samchester

Week 10: Sleuth and the satisfaction of graffiti progression

17 02 2019 Irk Tour An Abomination Of Apostrophes

Sleuth: Apostrophe abuse, 215-year-old plugs and a really grumpy architect

Week 9: Sleuth and the out-and-out trolley winner 2019

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Sleuth - Hot Love in Northenden, Canal Water Stolen, Lily Allen

Week 8: Sleuth gets tied up at the Racquets Club

Travel

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...

190301 Turija Sausages

Belgrade – the full package for history and hedonism

Boozy, buzzing Belgrade is liberal and laid-back, with a relaxed gay scene and as bustling...

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Northern Quarter disgrace to blossom into floral pocket park?

Jonathan Schofield applauds an idea from Chapter One Books

Restaurant MCR gets the wines in

Feel on top of the world at special Argentine wine-tasting event

North's Top 50 hospitality 'power list' 2019 revealed

New entries include Evuna's Jane Dowler and the Tattu brothers

Manchester’s 'Little Brasilia' under threat as development looms

The university should not be brutal to its own Brutalism, says Jonathan Schofield

10 out of 10 - Manchester Day is back

Manchester Day
2019 03 22 Sleuth Pavement 3

Interviews with Inanimate Objects: Manchester’s Pavements

Sleuth gets accused of being homostonophobic by, er, Manchester's pavements

2019 03 15 Salford Museum Art Gallery Victorian Teapot 1

The Curators' Choice: Greater Manchester's most prized artefacts

From a self-pouring teapot to a Harrier jet, we asked museums region-wide to pick their...

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