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2019 11 08 Lowry Hotel River Restaurant Interior

‘Bang on target’ - The River Restaurant at The Lowry Hotel, reviewed

Gordo checks into this five star hotel after its recent multi million pound revamp

2019 11 07 Edinburgh Castle Sign

Ancoats’ Edinburgh Castle – ‘proper boozer with a proper pint’ – opens this month

Historic Ancoats pub has been brought back to life by the team behind Cottonopolis

2019 10 14 Lowry Hotel Lounge Area

Five star Lowry restaurant and bar has a whole makeover

Two AA Rosette River Restaurant unveils its first new look since 2000

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Seven of the best things to eat in and around Manchester this August

The best of the season sits alongside top-notch international dishes

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Chef Paul Heathcote to open a new restaurant in Bolton's iconic Albert Halls

Pies, rag puddings and poor man’s crumpets at new digs, The Northern

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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

Grafene Bar

Grafene restaurant and bar to close

Restaurant will move to another home, while new owners transform the current site

2018 12 17 Mamucium Interior

‘A big boned, rockingly robust menu’ - Mamucium at Hotel Indigo, Victoria, reviewed

Jonathan Schofield closes his reviewing year with a best of British belter

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‘For people who like to argue about food’ - Mana, Ancoats, reviewed

Deanna Thomas gets stuck into reindeer moss…which gets stuck into her teeth

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'Surprisingly good food in another behemoth of bland' - The Laureate, Booth St W, reviewed

Jonathan Schofield doesn't have a terrible time in a Crowne Plaza Hotel

2018 07 18 Grafene Salmon Bagel 1 Low Res

Is this the world’s most complicated snack?

Confidentials’ Editor David Blake goes behind the scenes at Grafene

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'Not bad, but put down the bloody meat cleaver' - Mr White’s English Chophouse, The Village,...

Jonathan Schofield finds, after a long while, both an MPW place and a Canal Street...

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'A traumatised spot, much improved' - 1761, Booth St, reviewed

Jonathan Schofield visits the biggest fish tank in Manchester and reminisces about treacle mines

180410 Moorcock Inn Review Herring Bones

'Weird and ever more wonderful' - Moorcock Inn, Sowerby Bridge, review

Neil Sowerby adores this astonishing arrival on the Northern culinary scene

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Here are a few dozen reasons why Confidential loves Masons Restaurant Bar

Our love for the Martini trolley knows no bounds, but it goes deeper than that.

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'An indie bistro stretching its wings' - Hungry Duck, Ramsbottom, Reviewed

Neil Sowerby finds real culinary substance in Rammy

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'Surly Simon has gone and they've added small plates (of course they have)' - Mr Cooper's,...

This hotel bar and restaurant remains a calming bolthole from city life, says Jonathan Schofield

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'Bursts of 90s gastro-nostalgia' - Table 10, Sale, Reviewed

Lucy Tomlinson finds it hard to fault such a seamless reproduction of the past

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