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2020 09 21 Delhi House Cafe Exterior

'A pleasing bit of tit-for-tat culinary appropriation' - Delhi House Cafe, Corn Exchange, reviewed

Kelly Bishop feels the warmth at Manchester's newest Indian restaurant

2020 09 21 Higher Ground Team At Dsw Credit Andy Hatton

What to expect when Higher Ground take over the kitchens at Ducie Street Warehouse

A month-long pop-up in October will include home grown superveg and their signature ‘Madrasty’

2020 08 06 Mfdf Jody Hartley

BREAKING - Manchester Food and Drink Festival 2020 has been cancelled

Devastated organisers say some fringe events and the MFDF awards are still on

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Bitesize food and drink news – Week 38 – September 2020

This week - Drag brunches, pop-up noodles and heavenly hemp

2020 09 18 Covid 19 Article

Why Covid 19 death rates don't add up to more lockdowns

Manchester-based statistician, Simon Hall, takes a look at the figures here and across Europe

2020 09 15 Significant City View

Significant City: Manchester's pioneering moments

Politics, social change, sport, arts, transport and...er...sewage: celebrating Manchester's achievements

2020 09 11 A Good Market Food For Thoughts

From dhal to design - ‘First-of-its-kind’ sustainable market launches in Manchester

Weekly event promises B-Corp brands, seasonal food, local beer, live music and workshops

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Deansgate’s Tapeo and Wine has closed permanently

The city centre tapas restaurant is another casualty of coronavirus lockdown

2020 09 15 Tast Counter Dining

Social distancing: 10 places for easy solo dining in Manchester

Stop counting heads and head to a counter

2020 09 11 Secret Spa Facial

Secret Spa has arrived in Manchester - and Confidential readers get 20% off

Hair, massage, manicures…enjoy premium beauty and wellbeing treatments at home

2020 07 15 Cadar Chimney Cakes

Think you know your brioche from your baklava? What about chimney cakes?

The next confectionary craze is on its way. Get yours from Cadar Chimney Cakes

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2020 09 07 Jitrada Exterior 2

'A neighbourhood restaurant with a soupçon of eccentricity' - Jitrada, Sale, reviewed

Jonathan Schofield eats out at a restaurant that could double as a Bond movie set

2020 08 13 Hideout Innside Inside 3

'Bursting with personality' - Hideout Lounge & Grill at Innside by Melia, Manchester, reviewed

Gordo falls in love with a dawg at this revamped and renamed hotel restaurant

2020 08 08 Pieminister Review Exterior

'There aren’t many days when a great pie isn’t welcome' - Pieminister, Deansgate, reviewed

The pies have it for Gordo at the newest branch on Deansgate

2020 08 05 Ottomen Review Mezze

Lockdown review - The Ottömen vegetarian mezze

What do you get, how much is it and how easy to prepare?

20 08 02 Rosa Skewers

'Pleasant and easy-going' - Rosa's Thai Cafe, Deansgate, reviewed

Jonathan Schofield wonders about the future of 'decent' chains such as this

2020 07 23 Peck And Yard Exterior

Peck and Yard, Pan Asian Chicken Shack on Deliveroo, reviewed

Gordo reckons this under-rated gaff is clucking great

2020 07 20 Honest At Home Kits

Lockdown review – 'Honest at Home' burger kits

What do you get, how much is it and how easy to prepare?

2020 07 13 Pho Cue Exterior

'Unpretentious and as fresh as a daisy' - Pho Cue, Chinatown, reviewed

Jonathan Schofield enjoys big bowls, fiery buns and revelatory rolls

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2020 09 03 Gravestone Cleaned

Thomas Walker: Manchester's anti-slavery campaigner, freedom fighter and forgotten hero

Jonathan Schofield makes a fascinating discovery in a Chorlton churchyard

2020 06 25 Pan African Photo

75 years on: The Manchester Congress that changed Africa

Jonathan Schofield on a lovely building unveiled with a hugely relevant history

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Rock Against Racism Northern Carnival: The protest that made music history

40,000 people attended the 1978 rally and concert, featuring bands like Buzzcocks and Steel Pulse

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Jonathan Schofield and one of Manchester's most extraordinary 'characters'

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This is Manchester: 60 photos from the 1990s

The IRA bomb, the Hacienda and the birth of Metrolink - a pictorial snapshot of...

2020 02 21 Wine Bars Wine Wallop Didsbury

The best independent wine shops in Greater Manchester (and worth a little trip) - part two

This time we explore places with a bigger focus on drinking in

Travel

2020 09 01 Victorian House Bar Area

Victorian House Hotel - Grasmere’s newest Boutique bolthole

An amazing find with a secret Shepherd’s Hut, riverside garden and stargazer rooms

2020 08 20 Rothay Garden Hotel Front

Stay in Grasmere, Cumbria – Rothay Garden Hotel

Deanna Thomas heads up to the lakes for a family-friendly, dog-friendly trip

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Lake District luxury – Rothay Manor Hotel, Ambleside

A cautious Deanna Thomas wonders if it's possible to really relax in the shadow of...

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Manchester arts and culture - What’s reopening when?

An updated list of museums, galleries, cinemas, libraries and performance venues

Deansgate’s Tapeo and Wine has closed permanently

The city centre tapas restaurant is another casualty of coronavirus lockdown

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2020 09 18 Covid 19 Article
2020 09 17 Donerhaus Mcr Oktoberfest

Bitesize food and drink news – Week 38 – September 2020

This week - Drag brunches, pop-up noodles and heavenly hemp

2020 08 06 Mfdf Jody Hartley

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Devastated organisers say some fringe events and the MFDF awards are still on

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