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Latest: Greater Manchester food and drink news (18–24 November)

Our weekly round up of stories you might have missed from around town

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Giant skeleton parade to retell strange Manchester story

Know about Thomas Paine and his disappearing bones? This quirky event will tell the tale

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‘The best fish you’ve had for miles’ - The Easy Fish Company, Wilmslow, reviewed

Gordo likes it when lobsters don't let him down.

Top
stories

2019 11 21 Rosso Sam Fazackerley

From Preston Prison to perfect pasta: Interview with Rosso’s head chef

Sam Fazackerley on what it’s like to work in one of Manchester’s most famous restaurants...

2019 11 20 Georgia Bar And Kitchen

10 new restaurants on our radar

You don't even need to leave Greater Manchester to eat your way around the world

2019 11 20 Maggie Oliver Rochdale

Interview: Maggie Oliver - 'I knew that I had a duty to speak the truth'

The police officer turned Rochdale grooming scandal whistleblower speaks out

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Statue of Mahatma Gandhi gifted to Manchester

The iconic spiritual leader will unveiled in a special ceremony on Monday 25th

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Gordo reviews the Manchester Xmas Markets 2019

After last year’s epic rant, has he finally got into the Christmas spirit?

2019 11 19 Health Care

'It scares me to think who might get hold of it' - the potential pitfalls of sharing healthcare data

As Manchester hospitals are racing to create shared healthcare records we ask - who gets...

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The big city gym that went rural with a BIG discount

UP Fitness brings its body transformation programmes to Alderley Edge

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Secrets of the Hallouminati: we uncover the specials menu at I Knead Pizza

Four weird and wonderful pizzas now cooking at the indie pizza place in Reddish

Latest restaurant
reviews

2019 11 08 Lowry Hotel River Restaurant Interior

‘Bang on target’ - The River Restaurant at The Lowry Hotel, reviewed

Gordo checks into this five star hotel after its recent multi million pound revamp

2019 11 01 Ciaooo Special Pizza

'I honestly didn’t miss the cheese' - pizza wars: Franco Manca vs Ciaooo

Kelly Bishop wonders how a big chain from London compares to an indie joint on...

2019 10 29 The Northern Banquette

‘A nostalgic wallow’ - The Northern, Bolton, reviewed

Neil Sowerby gets his clogs on and heads up to Paul Heathcote’s new place

2019 10 25 Wah Ji Wah Interior

'Uneven, but with moments of excellence' - Wah Ji Wah, King Street West, reviewed

Jonathan Schofield experiences lovely lobster and a fine pudd

19 10 14 Seed Cherry Brekkie

'For those with excellent taste in caffeinated beverages' - Seed & Cherry, Church Street, reviewed

Lucy Tomlinson enjoys the food but still doesn't know much about coffee

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New opening: Embankment Kitchen at CitySuites

Ex-MasterChef contestant Marika Healey heads up the kitchen at the apartment hotel's new brasserie and...

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'Fine, new, operator' - Three Little Words, Watson Street reviewed

Jonathan Schofield appreciates most things but not The Knickerbocker Glory

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'The bovril is in the details' - Hyssop, Glossop reviewed

Kelly Bishop investigates whether Hyssop is just a local restaurant for local people

Best of
MCR

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Manchester's essential festival calendar: September to December 2019

With over 50 festivals, it’s our biggest instalment yet…

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This is Manchester: 60 photos from the 1990s

The IRA bomb, the Hacienda and the birth of Metrolink - a pictorial snapshot of...

2019 03 29 The Heatons The Savoy 2

Beyond the city: how to spend a weekend in... The Heatons

In part ten of the series, Carolyn Yates heads to the four Heatons (that's 'high...

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The Curators' Choice (part 2): Greater Manchester's most prized artefacts

From an Egyptian coffin to the earliest photo of Manchester, we asked museums region-wide to...

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Where to find proper cider in Manchester - using a handy map

An in-ciders guide on where to find the 100% fresh pressed good stuff - from...

2019 05 24 Sleuth Uni Building

Manchester’s loveliest quarter? Those blooming universities

Jonathan Schofield recommends a green and gracious stroll via fine architecture

Forest Side Food

Top 100 Restaurants in the North West revealed

The Confidentials team release the region's first dedicated restaurant guide

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Curiosities in the city: an alternative tour of Manchester (part three)

Smelly ditches, cow’s stomach lining and broken pianos - Jonathan Schofield reveals more strange (and...

Travel

2019 10 10 Geneva Lake

Ten Top Things To Do in Swiss gem Geneva

Where else can you find fondue, Frankenstein, flower-clocks and fountains?

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British luxury in the West, Parisian hip in the East - a tale of two London hotels

Vicky Smith checks out Mama Shelter and quaffs champagne at Hyatt Regency London - The...

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What to expect from a stay at Holbeck Ghyll, Windermere

Deanna Thomas checks into one of Cumbria’s grandest boutique hotels

2019 09 19 Stadium View At Emirates Old Trafford

Hilton Garden Inn Emirates Old Trafford - watching the cricket in style

Tom Cox achieves his Ashes dreams at Emirates Old Trafford

Sleuth

2019 06 14 Sleuth Foster

Sleuth: Mancunian predicts end of civilisation, chattering architects, beggars belief and other...

Week 24 in which Sleuth decides to build a bunker and stockpile food

2019 06 07 Sleuth Big Trousers Long View

Sleuth: Mcr's biggest ever trousers plus TV clangers, and the sweetest D-Day story

Week 23: in which Sleuth borrows a Brompton to meet the girls

2019 05 31 Peterloo Memorial Under Construction

Sleuth: Peterloo Memorial Row, no deposit - no fleas, fat NHS snacks, more Brexit nonsense

Week 22: flawed memorials, nuclear options and coffee shop remainers

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Sleuth: Birdcage closes, Lib Dems prepare to take over city council, no car Manchester

Week 19: fun and games and swinging seats

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Statue of Mahatma Gandhi gifted to Manchester

The iconic spiritual leader will unveiled in a special ceremony on Monday 25th

'It scares me to think who might get hold of it' - the potential pitfalls of sharing healthcare data

As Manchester hospitals are racing to create shared healthcare records we ask - who gets...

Brunch? Bubbles? Breakfast bunny chow? Win it here…

A full-on Chakalaka feast for you and a mate

Worms, crickets and locusts – Could you take on Australasia’s Outback Challenge?

It’s not the first time we’ve heard the words ‘it’s Gordo get him out of...

10 new restaurants on our radar

2019 11 20 Georgia Bar And Kitchen
2019 11 20 Maggie Oliver Rochdale

Interview: Maggie Oliver - 'I knew that I had a duty to speak the truth'

The police officer turned Rochdale grooming scandal whistleblower speaks out

2019 11 21 Rosso Sam Fazackerley

From Preston Prison to perfect pasta: Interview with Rosso’s head chef

Sam Fazackerley on what it’s like to work in one of Manchester’s most famous restaurants...

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