Food & Drink

I’m a passionate foodie who loves spreading the word about delicious food, great spaces and smiling faces. The majority of my reviews are forked out (pun intended) by myself. Due to an increasing amount of review requests, I am having to set down some guidelines (as I want to afford books, food and rent you see). Take a peek at these guidelines here:

Meals or lunches are usually for 2 people. It’s no fun dining solo and I love chatting to my dining partner about their dish. If there’s more food ordered, there is more to write about.
A budget is decided pre-dining, so I can enjoy my meal without the faff and potential ick-factor of unpleasant surprises post-meal.
I’m PR friendly too, so if you’re a cool agency bod who wants me to review your gorgeous eatery, drop me a note on ria@foodb.lewisadcock.co.uk.
I look forward to connecting with you fine foodie folk.

RAxxx

PIEMINISTER BOTTOMLESS BRUNCH IS BACK

PIEMINISTER BOTTOMLESS BRUNCH IS BACK

(and it’s even better than before).   What happens when you combine expert pie making skills with the best bits about brunch, then add brimfuls of bubbles, Bloody Marys, Mimosas and spritz’?  You get Pieminister’s take on a boozy, breakfasty lunch that’ll leave you wondering why pies aren’t as synonymous with brunching as eggs.      Last year, Pieminister’s bottomless…

FOODIES FESTIVAL WELCOMES TV STAR AS PART OF NEW HOOVER PARTNERSHIP

FOODIES FESTIVAL WELCOMES TV STAR AS PART OF NEW HOOVER PARTNERSHIP

Sunday Brunch presenter Simon Rimmer is set to share his culinary genius with visitors to the UK’s biggest food and drink festival. The TV cook and restaurateur has been added to a star-studded line-up of chefs and music acts appearing at Foodies Festival.       The hugely popular Foodies Festival, which attracts more than 25,000 visitors to each of its three-day events, is heading to…

MANCHESTER RUM FESTIVAL RETURNS FOR A THIRD YEAR

MANCHESTER RUM FESTIVAL RETURNS FOR A THIRD YEAR

Rum advocate and Manchester based Dave Marsland of Drinks Enthusiast is bringing back Manchester Rum Festival for a 3rd year running, hosting it at the new event and exhibition space Brickworks, within Barton Arcade on Deansgate.     Saturday 8th June 2019 will see an expansion of the previous two sold-out festivals, resulting in both an afternoon and evening session…

Q&A INTERVIEW: EL CONTADOR, DERBY

Q&A INTERVIEW: EL CONTADOR, DERBY

What is your favourite cuisine? What I eat is dependent upon my mood, but the usual suspects include Indian, Japanese, Italian, Spanish and Mexican food.   El Contador is a new-ish Mexican kid on the block, whose prime location in the city is the spot to go for moreish Mexican morsels. Serving dishes from its compact kiosk-esque space, the vibrant…

GUEST BLOG: INCOGNITO DINING

GUEST BLOG: INCOGNITO DINING

I am thrilled to introduce a guest blog by Incognito Dining. With Easter a few short weeks away (18 days, 8 hours, 40 minutes and 9 seconds to be exact), we have an egg-citing article… on eggs. It is a real celebratory piece with a lovely recipe to boot, championing the egg that is otherwise a humble ingredient. If you love…

NORTHERN HOSPITALITY POWER LIST WINNERS ANNOUNCED

NORTHERN HOSPITALITY POWER LIST WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Now in its eighth year, the Kuits NRB Top Fifty is an exciting power list of the North’s most significant and influential hospitality operators. The list features big names and rising stars, including six new entries and two re-entries, and covers 212 brands, 1527 sites and over 22,840 employees, demonstrating the strength of the region’s hospitality scene.     The…

ADAM HARPER REACHES FINALS OF ROUX SCHOLARSHIP

Adam Harper, head chef at The Cavendish Hotel at Baslow, sister hotel to the Devonshire Arms at Bolton Abbey, has reached the finals of the prestigious Roux Scholarship 2019.      The Roux Scholarship is regarded as the pinnacle accolade and the award all chefs aged under 30 years want to win.  It was created by Albert and Michel Roux…