Hannah Barnes Hannah Barnes

Eater, Writer and CoFounder of The Crimson Wave Org. Based in Manchester. Tweeting from @hannahattheloft.

Wunderbar? What Happened When We Went To Albert's Schloss

Wunderbar? What Happened When We Went To Albert's Schloss

Summer is done and it’s time to get our cosy on. There’s no better hygge away I know of than Albert’s Schloss; Manchester’s first Wunderbar serving up a huge variety of drinks alongside their traditional German Cook Haus. So I was glad to go and check out their chilled Monday night offeringBack…

Best Par None: The Range Review

Best Par None: The Range Review

Combining a cutting edge VR golf experience with a MasterChef-semi-finalist crafted menu, The Range is unlike anything else in the city. Arriving in Manchester eight months ago, The Range promises fine fayre with a side of high tech golfing. Popular with the lunch time crowd - spilling from theirSpinningfields…

Did world-famous steak restaurant Gaucho live up to the hype?

Did world-famous steak restaurant Gaucho live up to the hype?

Gaucho has been on the steak scene for a good few years now, so when I was invited to check out the Manchester Deansgate branch, I knew I wouldn’t be disappointed. Upon entering, you’re met with truly opulent interiors. Huge chandeliers adorn the ceilings, a mirrored bar area invites you to partake…

We Tried The Gin Masterclass At Alston Bar & Beef

We Tried The Gin Masterclass At Alston Bar & Beef

Alston Bar and Beef Gin Experience will make you a pro in all things juniper-based. Gin is very much the in thing these days. Whether served up infused with rhubarb, doubled in strength or masquerading as unicorn tears, new ways to experience gin are cropping up countrywide. Alston Bar & Beef…

We Tried The New Kahlúa Brunch Club

We Tried The New Kahlúa Brunch Club

Coffee and alcohol - why didn't we think of it sooner for brunch in Manchester? Brunch. Everyone’s favourite excuse to crack open the alcohol early. Who cares if it’s 5PM anywhere, when your boozy breakfast comes with a side of smashed avocado, after all? There are certain unwritten rules tobrunching…

Alston Bar & Beef Manchester - Restaurant Review

Alston Bar & Beef Manchester - Restaurant Review

London may like to think it has it all, from great grub to beard-wielding hipsters, but after a night spent being chill at a bar so cool its entrance is disguised as a laundromat (The Washhouse, if you were wondering), I can safely say that's not the case. Manchester is rivalling the capital's claimto…