Breakfast at The Alchemist

The Alchemist is a bar/restaurant that I would say is more famous for its complex-looking and sophisticated cocktails rather that it’s casual food.  There are three Alchemist chains in Manchester, 1 New York St, Manchester M1 4HD thealchemist.uk.com 0161 228 3856 3 Hardman St, Manchester M3 3HF thealchemist.uk.com 0161 817 2950 The Alchemist, The Bund, […]

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How To Set Up Your Own Mini Bar Area At Home

It’s Friday!  For a lot of people that means the beginning of the weekend as soon as they’ve finished work or studying.  Maybe they’ll spend the evening with friends or co-workers eating in a restaurant or drinking in a bar?  Perhaps at the cinema with family or a small get together at home? Whisky is […]

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Sip Wine Bar: Lovely New Bar In West Didsbury

One of my main passions is Oenology (the science and study of winemaking) and when I realised there was going to be a new wine bar close to me, naturally I became excited. Although Didsbury and Manchester, in general, have a lot of places that have a vast and vibrant selection of wines, there aren’t […]

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Cottonopolis Food & Liquor: Where Style Meets Japanese Cuisine

It can confidently be said that Cottonopolis is one of the most fashionable restaurants in Manchester for a couple of reasons.  Its interior design, the architecture of the building and their choice of cutlery and crockery.   It is great for lunch, dinner, casual drinks or the beginning of a night out.  Cottonopolis is located on 16 […]

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Café Diaries #7: Grindsmith

It wasn’t until the last couple of days that I really thought about ‘What makes an independent café, independent?’ It sounds like an easy question to answer but I beg to differ.  At first what made an independent coffee shop independent to me was the idea that it does not exist anywhere else unlike Starbucks and Costa. […]

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Swadesh: My Go-To Indian Restaurant

Last Monday I was in the city centre and craving Indian food and the first place I thought to go was Swadesh.  There used to be one in my neighbourhood but it shut down.  Luckily, the main restaurant is still doing well in the city centre. Swadesh is right in the centre of Manchester on […]

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Café Diaries #6: Caramello

Caramello is a gelaterie and eatery in heart of Didsbury Village in the south of Manchester.  It has been around for about a year and it is exactly what Didsbury did not know it needed.  Didsbury has so much going on, from tapas restaurants and Italian wine bars to quiet cafes and boutiques. As well […]

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Oké Poké: Hawaiian Street Food Comes to the City of Manchester

The weather today was scorching in Manchester and in dire need of something refreshing to eat and drink, I came across this Hawaiian food joint and it is truly amazing. Oké Poké is on 59 Church Street in the Northern Quarter opposite Afllecks Palace and is a healthy alternative to the majority of other high […]

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Café Diaries #5: Creams Café Manchester

I would’t actually consider this to be a café but it is in the title of the establishment itself so why not?  Creams is a recently opened desert café in the centre of Manchester,1 Portland St, Manchester M1 3BE, close to all forms of public transport so it has all the exposure it needs.  It […]

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Café Diaries #3: The Art of Tea

This is by far one my favourite independent cafés in Manchester.  The Art of Tea is located in a suburban area of Manchester called Didsbury and it is surrounded by other adorable, edgy and innovative cafés, bars and boutiques.  It’s very small like the majority of other independent cafés I’ve noticed but what makes the […]

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