FOOD PORN AWARDS ANNOUNCE 2018 SHORTLIST

The Food Porn Awards are mixing it up this year and are calling on the general public to help crown the 2018 champion. For the first time, customers are being asked to cast their vote for the finest culinary creations from thirty carefully selected entries from fine and casual dining. The six entries with the highest number of votes will ...

MANCHESTER’S ICONIC AND GRADE II LISTED FORMER FREEMASONS HALL SET FOR VIP UNVEILING ON NOVEMBER 2

A spectacular showcase on November 2 will see the iconic Grade II listed Manchester Hall revealing its secrets to invited guests for the first time following a multi-million pound refurbishment. The former Freemasons Hall on Manchester’s Bridge Street was left untouched for decades and over two years has been spent sensitively transforming the building to bring ...

BAR SOBA READIES FOR DERBY LAUNCH 2017

Glasgow-born Cocktail and Street Food pioneers, Bar Soba, will be opening a multi-level bar, restaurant and late-night venue in Derby city centre before the end of the year. The brand, who are celebrating almost 20 years in business, will be transforming the iconic Old Post Office on Victoria Street. The space will be truly reinvigorated and ...

WE WISH YOU A VERY (POMMERY) CHRISTMAS

With just less than two months to go to the big day, now is the time to start thinking about festive gifts. This Christmas (but not just for Christmas!), Champagne Pommery is delighted to be featured in The Wolseley’s new hamper collection – the perfect gifts for the festive season. These two iconic luxury brands come together in hampers which are ...

MANCHESTER COFFEE FESTIVAL 2017

If you love good coffee, you need to read on. As a self-confessed coffee lover, news of a coffee festival is music to my ears. Imagine spending a whole day, chatting to fellow coffee lovers, tasting coffee and stocking up on your own coffee supplies? Cut me open and I swear I'd have coffee running through my ...

REVIEW: ALCHEMIST MEDIACITY, MANCHESTER

Storm Brian was due to make an appearance in all his hail and thunderstorm glory. It was a questionable time to leave the cosy confines of my 23°C flat and I therefore had to have a gooood reason to be venturing outdoors. Imperative reasons to leave said flat include fleeing from lost arachnid / lost bee ...

HAVE YOURSELF A CARIBBEAN CHRISTMAS AT TURTLE BAY

Bored of turkey? Fancy mixing up your Christmas dinner? Head on over to Turtle Bay where you can get your reggae on with a menu including spicy jerk and moreish rum for a Caribbean Christmas to remember. As the festive season gears up, Turtle Bay offers an alternative festive vibe, with its first ever set Christmas menu – featuring dishes ...

SPOOKY TREATS AT LAS IGUANAS FOR HALLOWEEN DAY OF THE DEAD

If Halloween is your favourite time of the year (Day of the Dead is also popular in 2017), then you need to pay attention. Latin American restaurant and cocktail specialists Las Iguanas have created a special cocktail for the eerie events – an ode to Day of the Dead, a huge celebration in Latin America. The ...

MASONS RESTAURANT BAR TO OFFICIALLY OPEN ON NOVEMBER 3 PROMISING FAMILIAR BRITISH DISHES WITH A WORLD INFLUENCE

Manchester’s Bridge Street is well on its way to being transformed as a destination for food lovers, starting with next week’s soft opening (October 28-November 2) of Masons Restaurant Bar. Masons will then officially open on November 3, following the glittering Manchester Hall opening event the evening before which will see the former Freemasons Hall transformed ...

RESTAURANT REVIEW: RED CHILLI DERBY

Have you ever experienced something regrettable, but for some reason (convenience? Self-doubt – it wasn’t that bad, was it?), return and do the exact same thing… again? That has been the story of me dining at Red Chilli, Littleover, Derby. I’m a hopeful soul, meaning I tell myself that this time, it has to be better ...