On a recent visit to Manchester, not knowing the city at all, I cast my net of contacts looking for suggestions. A friend of a friend highly recommended a tapas bar in the centre of the city called El... more
New Chef Darren Marshall has introduced some fascinating ideas Starter was sun blushed tomato & goats chees risotto
Mains Pan seared duck breast,roast beetroot,glazed carrots
Blueberry frangipane with... more
La Tasca is a great chain of Spanish Tapas style restaurants in locations all over the UK. While in Manchester City Centre recently we called in to La Tasca on Deansgate.
From the colourful exterior... more
A large restaurant/bar/cafe situated in the Printworks complex in the city centre.A wide range of food available,mainly French but with the odd English dish.Food was ok but not brilliant and the... more
On a sunny day Canal Street feels like a piece of Paris, complete with well-coiffed men daintily sipping cappuccinos while holding tiny dogs in their laps.
Taurus distinguishes itself from the usual... more
The Earth Café is a vegan café except that cow's milk is used for some of the drinks (which I don't understand, but anyway). It is located in the basement of a buddhist centre and has a very relaxed... more
One of the first things you will notice upon entering Cafe Istanbul is the atmosphere. Its quite dimly lit inside and immediately sets a calm and relaxed mood (perfect for a date). The staff are... more
Tampopo is the place I always bring visitors to for a quick, cheap, generally great meal as either a break from shopping or pre gig/theatre. It has an extensive menu containing dishes from all over... more
The original Manchester was an old town which has been inhabited from Roman times if not before. The area was part of the lands of the Brigantes tribe which when the Romans came around AD 69 was led...
Why Manchester? I must admit that the first reason why I became interested in visiting Manchester was Old Trafford Stadium. Even in the days long before I got the travel bug, and long before I fell in...