Kiran Flynn 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 grub…

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, this…

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 with…

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 nervous…

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 ofit…

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 immediatelyapparent…

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 a…

Grafene - Manchester Restaurant Review

Grafene - Manchester Restaurant Review

Named after Manchester University’s most recent material creation, the arrival of Grafene restaurant and champagne bar was intriguing…. so we went to pay it a visit. The Venue Admittedly, we spent about five minutes scratching our heads as we wandered between 49 and 57 King Street. Itturns…

Our night at the Manchester235 casino....

Our night at the Manchester235 casino....

Up until recently, I’d never once stepped foot into a casino. After being invited to visit Manchester235 in Deansgate though, this was all about to change… Preconceptions of casinos had pretty much all come from James Bond movies, so as you can imagine, I didn’t know…