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 ...

Artisan to see the return of Market-Fest in time for Halloween

Artisan Restaurant & Bar will see the return of its monthly Market-Fest just in time for Halloween.  Market-Fest, which runs from 12 - 5pm on Sunday 30th October, highlights the versatility of Artisan, bringing the atmosphere of a bohemian market to the stylish venue which is located in a vast loft style space in the ...

Literary lunching at San Carlo Bottega, Selfridges Exchange Square, Manchester

As someone who wrote her dissertation on Shakespeare, the following news excites me greatly. A special Shakespeare inspired menu will be available for one week only (Monday 3rd to Sunday 9th October). Thank you to fellow foodie blogger, the gorgeous Sanj for the heads up. (You can read more about Sanj's adventures around Manchester by clicking ...

Restaurant review: Manchester House, Spinningfields, Manchester

What do you want to do when you grow up? What is your goal in life? Forgive me for sounding like a curious crusty counsellor from your secondary school questioning your life’s ambitions. One of my life goals is to dine at my lovingly curated hit list of ‘Must Visit’ restaurants. (Eleven Madison Park, Per ...

Restaurant Review: Sam’s Chop House, Manchester

One of the things I adore about Manchester, is its diverse foodie scene. The fantastic mix of the old with the new, the traditional standing tall, shoulder to shoulder with contemporary counterparts is exciting and fabulous in equal measure. One of Manchester’s more traditional eateries is Sam’s Chop House. Rich in heritage (it has been ...

Restaurant Review: Albert Square Chop House, Manchester

Manchester continues to be a foodie magnet. It seems a new eatery opens every few weeks (up north is an exciting space to be right now). The plethora of new restaurant openings can only be a good thing; not only does it diversify a wonderful melting pot, but keeps the old guard on its toes. I ...

Have a chocolatey Easter at Oh, You Pretty Things

Easter is around the corner and I’m gearing up for a proper foodie weekend. What are you up to? It means a long weekend in snuggly jim-jams is within fingertip reach and a glorious four day weekend beckons. What will make your weekend even cooler, is that the kind bods at Oh, You Pretty Things have ...

Olive Oil Masterclass (Pago de Baldios) at Ibérica Spinningfields

Hi all, How are you doing on this lovely Sunday night? It snowed earlier today, yaay! The bulk of it has melted, but I’m a hopeful soul and I’m looking forward to more flurries of snowfall this week. As a self-confessed foodie, I can usually be found in the kitchen, trialling out new recipes and ogling my ...

Gino brings unique flair to Individual Restaurants, Manchester

Who is your favourite chef? If you’re like me (and have good taste), then Gino is in your Top Three, which is why the following news will make your day. The UK’s favourite Italian chef, Gino D’Acampo, moves into premium casual dining with the launch of his restaurant brand: Gino D’Acampo – My Restaurant. Launching in a few ...

Catalonian restaurant gears up for Manchester site

Hey all, how are you doing? Weather is a little dull out there (well, it’s raining bucket loads but I’m a hopeful soul). We’re all trying to cling on to the last bit of summer, so this foodie was chuffed to bits to hear some very exciting, summery news. Lunya, the award-winning Spanish deli, restaurant and ...