Kiran Flynn

Reviewer at DesignMyNight. On the look out for new and exciting places to drink in Manchester. Tweet me at @kiranflynn20.

The Laundrette First Street - Manchester Bar Review

The Laundrette First Street - Manchester Bar Review With Laundrette in Chorlton now an established haunt amongst the young and trendy, it was high time we cleaned up our act and paid its younger, city-centre sibling a visit. The Venue Don’t be fooled, The Laundrette looks nothing like what it says on the box. In fact, with the sticky... 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 >

Iberica Spinningfields - Manchester Restaurant Review

Iberica Spinningfields - Manchester Restaurant Review Now over two years since Iberica graced the streets of Spinningfields, we went along to sample what is now reputed as one of Manchester’s top spots for tapas on a cold yet cosy night in February. The Venue and Atmosphere This place is fancy. There’s good reason Iberica is a hit... Read more >

The Refinery Spinningfields - Manchester Restaurant Review

The Refinery Spinningfields - Manchester Restaurant Review We decided to waltz on over to Spinningfields’ latest fine dining haunt – The Refinery – to try a dash of the finer things in life. Known across London already, we wanted to see how this restaurant could stand out on the Spinningfields scene.  The Venue We felt an almost... Read more >

Veeno - Manchester Wine Bar Review

Veeno - Manchester Wine Bar Review Veeno, Manchester’s first wine cafe devoted to the wonderful concept of an ‘Italian Aperitivo’, invited us to one of their classic wine tastings. Of course, we readily obliged... The Venue A stone’s throw from the town hall, Veeno is in the thick... Read more >

We try out the new cocktail menu at Cottonopolis

We try out the new cocktail menu at Cottonopolis Sporting the iconic bee of Manchester in its logo, Cottonopolis is an ode to the heritage of the city in which it resides. Having never been before, receiving an invitation to sample their latest cocktail menu was an offer we couldn’t refuse. As you walk into the venue, it’s... Read more >

We try out Manchester's new Bloody Mary experience

We try out Manchester's new Bloody Mary experience Hair of the dog. When it comes to hangover cures, this popular rule might well be our favourite. You may be thinking this isn’t your thing, but just stop there for a sec… A tactical Bloody Mary might be the very hangover antidote you’ve been waiting for. Mix this cocktail in with... Read more >

Cane & Grain Northern Quarter - Manchester Restaurant Bar Review

Cane & Grain Northern Quarter - Manchester Restaurant Bar Review One of the NQ’s big hitters, Cane & Grain is a bar and rib joint with three floors of boozy possibilities. Wondering how it fares on the food and drink scale? We headed down for a night of unrivaled, Americana revelry.  The Venue Cane & Grain stands out on Thomas... Read more >

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