A DRUNK PANDEMIC

Fancy a pint? The Manchester cholera epidemic of the 1830s is the unlikely inspiration for the first major UK project by one of the world’s most playful and provocative art collectives. Here at the invitation of Contact Young Curators, five emerging local artists brought together by MIF and Contact, Tokyo’s Chim↑Pom have built a temporary…

GRILL ON NEW YORK STREET SIZZLES WITH NEW SUMMER MENU

Grill on New York Street brings summer to the city, with its new vibrant summer menu. Featuring a selection of new dishes, bursting with fresh seasonal ingredients, for the ultimate taste of summer. The new menu’s seasonal starters include Home Smoked Burrata, with black olive tartare, parsley oil, and Philly Cheesesteak Spring Roll served with…

PATISSERIE VALERIE LAUNCHES NEW MENU AND REVEALS NEW PATISSERIE RANGE

Patisserie Valerie announces the launch of its new summer menu and reveals its redesigned range of classic patisserie and gateaux which are now available from its patisseries nationwide. The butter is well and truly back! These exciting launches are the first steps in the redevelopment of the much-loved brand as the business re-focuses on quality…

GRILL ON NEW YORK STREET PRESENTS MEET THE MAKER WITH DISDBURY GIN

Grill on New York Street presents its new Meet the Maker event, with Didsbury Gin taking to the stage – or in this case the bar – for an evening of cocktails and canapes, on Thursday 25th July, at 7pm. For one night only, Liam and Mark, co-founders of one of Dragon’s Den’s successful pitches,…

THE REFUGE PRESENTS ITS WEEKEND TERRACE PARTY AND BESPOKE GIN BAR

The city’s favourite hangout, The Refuge has announced the launch of its alfresco-style ‘vinyl only’ parties every weekend on the terrace, in Waterhouse Way. To mark the beginning of the summer season, the day-to-night soirées kick-off on Friday 28th June, taking place every weekend until Saturday 17th August. The originators of the world’s first ‘super…

MANCHESTER FOOD AND DRINK FESTIVAL 2019 AWARDS SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED

The nominations for the 2019 Manchester Food and Drink Festival (MFDF) Awards have been announced today – Wednesday 12th June 2019.  The winners of the prestigious awards will be announced at this year’s MFDF Gala Dinner and Awards which will be taking place at Gorton Monastery on Monday 7th October 2019. The hotly anticipated awards are the culmination of…

Provenance Expand to Open New Restaurant & Bar

The team behind the highly commended Provenance Food Hall & Restaurant have expanded their business into the former NatWest bank next door to open the aptly named Statement on Market Street, Westhoughton.   Family run Provenance has been highly commended in several food awards and repeatedly listed in the official Good Food Guide. Following on…

MANCHESTER’S KING STREET FESTIVAL RETURNS THIS WEEKEND

Manchester’s fashionable King Street Festival returns on Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 June, celebrating the city’s most iconic shopping street since the 1800s. The annual festival, organised by Manchester’s Business Improvement District (Manchester BID),  celebrates King Street’s timeless architecture and rich history with a glorious weekend filled with alfresco dining, live music, a pop-up gin…

REVIEW: The New Spring Menu at Brasserie Blanc’s

We headed over to Brasserie Blanc in within the newly refurbished Manchester Airport Marriott Hotel in Hale Barns to try their new spring menu which sees Raymond Blanc look further afield, taking inspiration from his love of travel. Alongside his Executive Chef Clive Fretwell, Raymond has introduced dishes from all over the globe to bring…

Bottomless Brunchin at All Star Lanes

We headed down to All Star Lanes in the Great Northern Building to try out their newly revamped legendary brunch menu! The brand which states “So long trashy bowling centres. Our cocktails are kitsch & our food is fineeee.” The dining and bowling hot spot frequented by celebs have made some new additions to their…