Restaurant review: Artisan, Manchester

When I’m out reviewing restaurants, I like to be professional and look decent. On the day of the Artisan restaurant review, the Mancunian anthracite skies heavy with pregnant rain clouds were threatening to burst. And burst they did in all their torrential, positively apocalyptic glory, leaving us dripping wet from an impromptu drenching. I suppose ...

The Alchemist to cast its magic over Alderley Edge for autumn opening

What is your favourite bar up north? The one to feature in my personal top ten is The Alchemist, which I’m pleased to say is launching very soon in Alderley Edge. Work on the former Grill on the Edge site is now well underway, and the concept from the multi-award winning Living Ventures is set to ...

Red Door Mystery soon to be revealed

The countdown to the opening of Red Door Manchester has commenced.  Bringing a new and exciting bar and live music venue to Deansgate, Red Door will open to the public on Monday 6th June. Those who discover what is behind the Red Door will experience the handcrafted, signature cocktails for which the bar is renowned; ...

Restaurant Review: Artisan, Manchester

What puts a spring in your step? You know, something that makes you feel on top of the world? It could be your partner getting you the latest Call of Duty. Or it could be seeing the Prime Minister take a colossal battering at his weekly Prime Minister’s Questions (come on Ed, give ‘em what ...