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 ...

THE ALCHEMIST IS STRIKING ADDITION TO MEDIACITYUK

Did you know it's still going to be a really clement 19°C over the weekend? Fancy catching some rays and imbibing lush cocktails in a hip new hangout in Manchester? Head over to The Alchemist MediaCityUK stat. It's a stunning building, case in point below. See what I mean? The striking new MediaCityUK Alchemist Bar & Restaurant has opened ...

COMPETITION: WIN APERITIVO MASTERCLASS, THE BASSANO BAR, MANCHESTER

Who doesn't love a good cocktail (if you don't, what's wrong with you?). Be it a Bellini (my personal favourite), or if you're in a brooding mood for a martini a la Bond to be shaken not stirred, it seems as if there is a cocktail for every occasion. I am chuffed to bits to offer my readers a pair ...

MARRIAGE MADE IN HEAVEN OF THE BASSANO BAR & PIZZAEXPRESS, MANCHESTER

The nation’s favourite restaurant chain PizzaExpress and pop-up innovators Bassano Events have joined together to bring ‘The Bassano Bar @ PizzaExpress’ to Manchester. Opening at PizzaExpress’s First Street restaurant, the modern Italian cocktail bar concept will be a first for the North of England after it follows last summer’s successful debut for The Bassano Bar and its ...

Fab bragging rights of Oast boast as it reaches 100,000 tank pint milestone

Have you been to one of Manchester's hotspots, The Oast House Spinningfields? It's pretty darn cute and is always packed when I pop in. I can only imagine how many pints have been pulled since it started life as a pop-up over five years' ago. I heard The Oast House has reached a very special milestone, under the ...

Restaurant review: Tariff and Dale Manchester

What makes you want to dine at a restaurant? For me, it has to pique my interest, via inventive dishes or positive commentariat on service (yes I’m big on service). After hearing a lot of noise (all positive) about Tariff and Dale, a hip and cute bar and eatery situated on Tariff Street, I just ...