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Manchester is getting a Mexican 'taqueria' filled with tacos and tequila

Manchester is getting a Mexican 'taqueria' filled with tacos and tequila A little slice of Mexico has been uprooted and dropped straight into the Northern Quarter courtesy of El Taquero. Taking over the space of Bouncing Czech and Montpellier’s, they’ve channelled the spirit of Mexican Taquerias for the décor, with vibrant colours and fabrics imported... Read more >

Manchester is getting its own tomato throwing festival called La Tomatina

Manchester is getting its own tomato throwing festival called La Tomatina Never has kicking tomatoes at your friends been so much fun... mainly because we've never done it in our lives. I've often thought that the world would be a more peaceful place if all conflicts resolved themselves in a food fight. Your mate cancels a trip to the pub at the last minute –... Read more >

Dive NQ up the ante every Friday with a bottomless drinks & bites offer

Dive NQ up the ante every Friday with a bottomless drinks & bites offer Dive NQ is never shy when it comes to hosting parties; bottomless bubbles awaits on a Friday night. To start the weekend with a bang, the team at Dive NQ in Manchester are offering their guests three hours of bottomless drinks and bites every Friday evening. Based on Tib Street, the venue hopes... Read more >

A newsagents has transformed into a Victorian restaurant called Fress

A newsagents has transformed into a Victorian restaurant called Fress The Northern Quarter is about to get another quirky feather to its hat in the form of Fress. The name means to gorge yourself in Yiddish, which is a good sign for things to come from the kitchen. But the interiors are a cool draw as well, creating a modern Victorian aesthetic by fusing marble table... Read more >

New Manchester Bar will have Lickable Champagne Bubbles, Secret Gin Palace and Cryogenically Frozen Cocktails

New Manchester Bar will have Lickable Champagne Bubbles, Secret Gin Palace and Cryogenically Frozen Cocktails Impossible Manchester is opening in the former spot of Bar 38 following a £3 million renovation. Spread across three floors, Impossible will feature a bar, theatre and restaurant all of which are stocked full of surprises and secrets. From cryogenically frozen cocktails and 63 varieties of... Read more >

New York-style bar brings gourmet hot dogs and decadent waffles to the Northern Quarter

New York-style bar brings gourmet hot dogs and decadent waffles to the Northern Quarter The Northern Quarter might have just received its coolest bar yet in Sugar Rays. Channelling the moody cool of New York lounge bars, the interiors are made of dark wood panelling next to dark furnishings and chesterfield sofas lining the walls. Mood lighting hangs over the tables, as well as the... Read more >

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 >

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