Live Seafood I had a mountain of fun at my brother’s wedding banquet at Seawoo, last year, so was very pleased when Frances suggested we might visit a place that sounded along similar lines on my second evening in Manchester. We were joined by a whole gaggle of pals, some of whom had visited Live …

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Tast Catala When Frances and Darren suggested that for Saturday lunch on my recent visit to Manchester we should go to Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola’s new restaurant, Tast, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. With much-celebrated Catalan chef Paco Perez at the helm, the multi level place encompasses an upstairs restaurant, private dining, …

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The French Manchester…so much to answer for. It had been a wee while since my last trip to Cottonopolis so I was pleased to be back in town. I was further delighted by the prospect dinner with my dear friend Frances who suggested we should go to The French, one of Manchester’s most enduringly classic …

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Grub at Fairfield Social To round out our highly enjoyable Manchester weekend, we headed down to the Fairfield Social just behind Piccadilly Station for the regular Grub street food event. This weekend it had a strong beer emphasis with a tokened event running across two main bars in the former industrial space. This showcased some …

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Sam’s Chop House “Fucking hell” is the only appropriate way to describe quite how hungover I was after the delights of Umezushi followed by more drinks of more varieties than I care to remember. After a truly nightmarish drive to town when I thought I was going to turn into a pillar of salt, we …

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