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Glaswegian Steak And Gin Specialists Opening First English Restaurant In Corn Exchange

Glaswegian Steak And Gin Specialists Opening First English Restaurant In Corn Exchange One of Glasgow's best restaurants is opening up its first restaurant south of the border; Alston Bar & Beef are opening up in the Corn Exchange. The restaurant claims to serve the 'best steak and gin in Glasgow', as they source their meat from the top 1% in Scotland. It's not all steak and... Read more >

Secret And Sexy Cocktail Bar Behind Closed Doors Is Opening In The Northern Quarter

Secret And Sexy Cocktail Bar Behind Closed Doors Is Opening In The Northern Quarter Located in a hidden spot on Oldham Street in the Northern Quarter, Behind Closed Doors is a brand new basement cocktail bar. After ringing the buzzer, descend down a Chandelier-lit staircase and find a speakeasy with influences from the '60s through to '80s. Founder Nick Parr has gone all out with... Read more >

There's an Italian festival headed our way this summer

There's an Italian festival headed our way this summer Plough your way through pizza at an Italian festival in Manchester. A free food festival in the city for those with a love of Italian cuisine? That's right ladies and gentleman, Christmas has come pretty early this year. Rocking up at the Cathedral Garden, Festa Italiana is throwing bringing... Read more >

Waygu beef, bottomless drinks and poached eggs? We try out the Cottonopolis brunch

Waygu beef, bottomless drinks and poached eggs? We try out the Cottonopolis brunch Bottomless brunch is really taking off. Firmly established as a Sunday staple for groups of mates down in London, Manchester has now caught up, and establishments offering bottomless brunch are blossoming everywhere. Latest to join the party is the NQ gem, Cottonopolis. So I took a pal of mine... Read more >

Grand Pacific - Manchester Restaurant Bar Review

Grand Pacific - Manchester Restaurant Bar Review When we heard that one of Manchester’s most famous and fine old haunts was opening as the new home of Grand Pacific restaurant bar, we just had to have a gander at the menu and interiors alike, darling. The Venue Originally the home of the Manchester Reform Club in the 19th Century,... Read more >

We tried out Manchester's Crystal Maze for ourselves...what was the verdict?

We tried out Manchester's Crystal Maze for ourselves...what was the verdict? Prior to a few weeks ago, we Northerners had it rough. We’d begrudgingly listen to our jammy Southern friends gloat about their trips to the Crystal Maze down London-way. “What about us?” we’d moan. And then it happened: the Crystal Maze was opened up North and all was... Read more >

An adult ball pit is coming to the Printworks

An adult ball pit is coming to the Printworks Submerge yourself in over 120,000 balls this May Day weekend. Get ready to feel like a kid again because Ball Mania is coming to Manchester! A massive ball pit for hire is bringing 120,000 balls, huge inflatables and loads of other games to the Printworks to kick off its national tour on May Day... Read more >

MasterChef Simon Wood opens his first namesake restaurant in Manchester city centre

MasterChef Simon Wood opens his first namesake restaurant in Manchester city centre MasterChef Simon Wood will be making his restaurant debut on Jack Rosenthal Street. Bearing his namesake, Wood will be serving unfussy high-end fare, MasterChef recipes included, Tuesday-Saturday for lunch or dinner. Also bearing his namesake is the decor, which is naturally inspired with lots of... Read more >

Why You Can't Miss Cocktails In The City This Spring

Why You Can't Miss Cocktails In The City This Spring Manchester's hottest cocktail party is back for a fifth year. Cocktails in the City, the country's hottest drinks event, is coming back to Manchester for its fifth year on Friday 12 May. Manchester is known for having quite the drinking scene, so why bother going to a silly cocktail event?... Read more >

Team Behind Pen & Pencil are Set to Open a New Bar and Restaurant in Northern Quarter

Team Behind Pen & Pencil are Set to Open a New Bar and Restaurant in Northern Quarter   The unnamed cocktail bar and restaurant is set to open at the old Flawless Photography studio. Dan Pollard, mastermind behind Pen & Pencil, has unveiled plans to open a new bar and restaurant later this year in the Northern Quarter hotbed Stevenson Square. The plans, pending... Read more >

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