Jamie’s Italian, Manchester

It’s been a while since I ate at Jamie’s Italian, but after seeing it featured in an article on Manchester’s most beautiful chain restaurants, I was feeling eager to return. It certainly is a gorgeous interior – the grade II listed building is actually an old bank and the restaurant has kept plenty of the … Continue reading Jamie’s Italian, Manchester

NYC-Inspired Dining at The Pen and Pencil

Manchester's Mad Men-inspired bar The Pen and Pencil has a new evening menu, and last week I went along to check it out. I've never actually been before, but I've heard a lot about this place and as soon as I walked in I could see why it has become so popular. It has a … Continue reading NYC-Inspired Dining at The Pen and Pencil

Yo! Sushi’s new Tokyo style street food menu

Shh… I have a confession to make. Before last week I had never been to Yo! Sushi. I know that seems crazy considering it’s been around since 2007, and it’s nothing to do with sushi itself because I really enjoy it. I guess it’s just that whenever I walk past Yo! Sushi it’s always very … Continue reading Yo! Sushi’s new Tokyo style street food menu

Restaurant review: fresh Italian food at Vapiano

Earlier in the week I went to try out Vapiano, one of the new restaurants in Manchester’s Corn Exchange building (which by the way is now quite an exciting collection of eating and drinking venues). The restaurant itself is huge and spacious, spread over 2 floors with a balcony overlooking the inside of the Corn Exchange, and … Continue reading Restaurant review: fresh Italian food at Vapiano

Hotel Gotham restaurant review

Last week I was very excited to try out Honey restaurant in Hotel Gotham, Manchester’s brand new quirky-themed 5-star hotel. (If you've not heard about this hotel yet then check out their website - it's certainly an interesting one!) From the moment you enter through the glossy black and gold Art Deco door and the uniformed … Continue reading Hotel Gotham restaurant review

Mexican street food from Lucha Libre

I recently heard about Lucha Libre in Manchester's Great Northern Warehouse, and was really excited to try out this "Mexican street food" at the weekend for a friend's birthday. The idea behind it is to avoid all the Tex-Mex gimmicks and just serve seriously tasty Mexican food (and drink), and I have to say I loved the laid-back setting, the … Continue reading Mexican street food from Lucha Libre

Albert’s restaurant and bar

This week I celebrated my 30th birthday at Albert's restaurant and bar in Worsley. Everyone I mentioned it to had only good things to say about this place, and I'd already had a good experience at Albert's Didsbury, so I decided it would be a great choice. Albert's Worsley is the third Albert's restaurant to open in Manchester and is located … Continue reading Albert’s restaurant and bar