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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

16 07 19 Alan Turing 50 Note

Manchester icon is the face of the new £50 note

Alan Turing commemorated by the Bank of England

2019 07 15 Simon Henrock

Simon Rogan to launch a new restaurant

Henrock plans to open this October

Top
stories

Lego Hope 1

Emmeline Pankhurst’s birthday celebrated with life-size LEGO statue

The suffragrette is one of several ‘heroes of protest’ taking over the People’s History Museum...

2019 06 19 Six By Nico Manchester

Six by Nico launches in Manchester…with a ‘chippy tea’ tasting menu

Offering a new themed menu every six weeks, the ambitious restaurant aims to re-invent dining

2019 07 12 Isabelle Restaurant Mcr

Changing the face of wine – Meet Manchester’s female sommeliers (Part 3)

In our third in an ongoing series, Neil Sowerby catches up with Isabelle Lynch, restaurant...

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

11 07 19 Manchester Climate Youth Strike

Does Manchester need to declare a climate emergency?

Manchester City Council seems to think so...

2019 07 03 Prop Axis 2

'Architects and commentators take themselves far too seriously' - Axis Tower

Forthright designer Jon Matthews talks about the building people love or loathe

2019 06 13 Derby Arms Spc Mains 1

Lancashire now has another reason for you to visit...

Fresh and fabulous, that’s the food offer at the Derby Arms

2019 07 09 Selfridges Trafford General Manager Vicki Cain With San Carlo Restaurant Group Managing Director Marcello Distefano At Selfridges Trafford

Shiny new San Carlo Champagne Bar opens this month

San Carlo Champagne Bar promises to be the perfect spot to drop once you’ve shopped...

Latest restaurant
reviews

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

2019 06 06 Tast Enxaneta Room

‘Serious, sensual and glorious flavours’ - Tast Enxaneta, reviewed

Gordo doesn’t want to jinx it, but this might finally be the one to bring...

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

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

Kelly Bishop goes in for a three chilli kick

Simon Rogan to launch a new restaurant

Henrock plans to open this October

Manchester International Festival: the hits and misses so far

Invisible Cities, Utopolis, Tuesday and Atmospheric Memory reviewed

San Carlo Executive consultant chef Aldo Zilli spills the beans

We go into the kitchens with celebrity chef Aldo Zilli

Gallery: Confidentials x Rock Rose gin

2019 07 12 Rock Rose Gin Alvarium 7
Lego Hope 1

Emmeline Pankhurst’s birthday celebrated with life-size LEGO statue

The suffragrette is one of several ‘heroes of protest’ taking over the People’s History Museum...

2019 06 19 Six By Nico Manchester

Six by Nico launches in Manchester…with a ‘chippy tea’ tasting menu

Offering a new themed menu every six weeks, the ambitious restaurant aims to re-invent dining

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