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Kai Deansgate

‘Probably the dullest meal I'll review this year’ - KAI, Deansgate, reviewed

Jonathan Schofield pens a poem about rocket - well, it's more exciting than the food

20 Stories Steak

The highest scoring restaurants of 2018

Let's leave the year on a high with the restaurant meals that made us happy...

2018 12 04 Porta Salford Interior

'Shafts of Spanish sunshine' - Porta Tapas Bar, Salford, reviewed

Neil Sowerby finds a glimmer of light on the border

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

2018 12 13 Allotment Vegan Interior

‘On my second visit, the kitchen turns rogue’ - Allotment Vegan, Lloyd Street, reviewed

Ruth Allan wonders whether this new city centre plant powered place might have run out...

2018 11 08 Trove Ancoats Counter

'Well worth a schlepp across town' - Gordo reviews Trove, Ancoats

Can the artisan Levenshulme bakery carve out a place amongst all the new opening noise...

2018 10 29 Peter Street Kitchen Review Img 2151

'This is focus grouped fusion food' - Peter Street Kitchen, Radisson Edwardian, reviewed

Radisson's slick new Japanese-Mexican restaurant is for those with tastebuds as bombproof as their expense...

2018 10 10 Joseph Benjamin

'A finely tuned piece of hard work' - Joseph Benjamin, Chester, reviewed

Is this really the ‘best restaurant in the North West’? Angie Sammons finds out.

2018 10 01 The Laureate Review Img 0259

'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 09 24 Mag Cafe Review

Gordo reviews Manchester Art Gallery Café: 'Better than any art gallery cafè in Europe'

The Fat One is pleasantly surprised by a café that is not a pork chop

2018 09 18 Viet Shack Interior

‘Colourful, fun and flavourful’ - Viet Shack, Ancoats, reviewed

Jonathan Schofield finds another place to love in Manchester

Borage Bowdon

'Solid and reliable, but it didn’t get me going' - Borage, Bowdon, reviewed

A decent feed provides some consolation for Lucy Tomlinson’s property envy

2018 09 03 East Street By Tampopo Review Img 0113

'Fast pan-Asian food with added pandemonium' - East Street, Piccadilly Gardens, reviewed

Jonathan Schofield enjoys it quick and spicy in Spice Land

Okitchen Interior

'The Korean dishes are a treat (not so much the sushi)' - OKitchen, Didsbury, reviewed

Neil Sowerby considers cultural appropriation and massive geisha heads in the suburbs.

2018 10 22 Sakura Reviewed Img 0072

'It's all-you-can-eat (not that you'd want to)' - Sakura, Cheetham Hill, reviewed

Jonathan Schofield grapples with technology, plastic fish and creamy things

2018 07 27 Oystercatcher Chowder

'Doing lots of little things just right' - The Oystercatcher, Chorlton, reviewed

Chorlton is hardly Cape Cod, but Neil Sowerby still rates this new seafood shack

2018 07 23 Zumu Sushi C9D57B8F C9Ed 437A Bcbd 323655C988Da

'Casual, so no need to visit the hairdresser first’ - Zumu, Hale, reviewed

Deanna Thomas prefers the food to go at this new Japanese grill

2018 07 13 The Anthologist Review 2018 07 13 Anthologist Interior

'Vote out the greens' - The Anthologist, St Peter's Square, reviewed

Jonathan Schofield becomes obsessed by too much of a dull thing

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