Restaurant Articles

The Wooden Spoon of European Cuisine: Britain

‘The onlooking cameras salivate, food bloggers moan. Drip, drip, drip goes the butter.’


‘The sun in Manchester is very slowly rising in the east’, says our reviewer of new Asian eatery, Cottonopolis

Prison food: More than just gruel

Isaac Atwal paid a visit to a restaurant run by prisoners within the grounds of HMP Styal, and saw the roots of a new form of rehabilitation

1847: A Vegetable Supreme

Felix Sanders examines the future of vegetarian cuisine in Manchester after an exotic meal at 1847, with the restaurant serving some interesting adaptations

Home Sweet Home

Craving that comforting, yummy meal you are missing from your family kitchen? Look no further than the Northern Quarter’s charming American diner where you’ll be sure to feel right at home


With windows covered by flags and neon signs and a range of traditional Japanese music playing, one must not sneak a peek, but immerse themselves in the glowing world of kawaii that awaits inside


Elena Gibbs spins a 4PLY yarn about the Northern Quarter’s hippest pizza joint

Review: The Pen and Pencil

Just another bar, or a good hangout with easy food? Felix Sanders explores

Café Marhaba

Gina and Kate, two hungry and impoverished students, find their way through a tiny doorway to sample some famous curry delights

Crumbs! Yard and Coop certainly know how to keep abreast of the competition

Yard & Coop struck the perfect balance between the guilty pleasure of fried chicken, and a more refined Northern Quarter feel

EAT ME: Mud Crab Bar & Cafe

“A trendy venue with some quirky artwork, Mud Crab resonates with Manchester’s chic hipster heaven vibe, refreshingly outside of the Northern Quarter”

VIP Launch: Banyan Bar & Kitchen

Contributors Lucy & Katie head to the VIP launch of Banyan Bar & kitchen to get a preview taste of what’s on offer

Sonnet 167

Food Editor Ellie Gibbs takes up poetry for her review of literary-themed Didsbury restaurant, Volta

Review: Artisan

Food and Drink Co-Editor Ellie Gibbs reports on one Living Ventures’ eminent restaurants in Spinningfields.

Review: Pieminister

In search of a notorious wedge of cake, a friend and I were quickly thrown off course after coming into contact with Pieminister

Review: Dogs ‘n’ Dough

Food & Drink editor Ellie Gibbs checks out American style restaurant, Dogs ‘n’ Dough.

Secret Supper Club

James Jackman explores the world of Manchester’s underground Supper Clubs

The Cornerhouse: one of the culinary highlights of the year so far.

The Cornerhouse stakes its claim as the best Oxford Road restaurant–offering a range of stylish classic dishes on a student budget.

The Albert Square Chop House

How does The Albert Square Chop House fare in the shadow of its older brothers?

Luck, Lust, Liquor and Burn

Apparently Jesus loves tacos. Maddy Hubbard visits Luck, Lust, Liquor and Burn to see if she does too

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