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According to STEAM figures, tourism generates £2.5bn to the economy of Greater Manchester directly through food and drink service. Needless to say, the restaurant and bar scene in Manchester is booming, and with new places to eat and drink opening almost every week, the city has become a bit of a destination for gastronomic adventurers. Manchester’s got every base covered for foodies – which means just about everyone!

Three to see this weekend: ghosts, grub and gin 

Whether you want to stuff your face at a food fair, spook yourself out at a ghost hunt or get jolly at a gin...
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The Salford singer-songwriter who turned down Simon Cowell is back in town

Singer-songwriter Sarah Whatmore studied performing arts at college before working in three different jobs to earn enough money to attend auditions in London. In 2001,...

Why some of Manchester’s bars and restaurants don a pineapple symbol

Living Ventures’ latest restaurant Grand Pacific opened last week in Manchester’s old Reform Club. No expense has been spared in this Raffles Hotel-inspired refurbishment. The...

Hidden food and drink gems found at intu Trafford Centre

intu Trafford Centre takes food and drink pretty seriously. So seriously that they’ve got 60 bars, restaurants and cafes serving cuisine from all around...

31 ways to spoil your mum this Mother’s Day in Manchester – including free...

Just in case you've forgotten, Mother’s Day is on Sunday, 26th March.  Whether you have a mum who is hard to buy for or you fancy...

Three to see this weekend: a film festival, makers market and folk Friday

Yes, we all know that this Friday is St Paddy’s Day, so if the beer-loving folk of our fair city need an excuse to...
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A first look inside new Grand Pacific restaurant before it opens its doors

Today marked the opening of one of the most talked about venues in Manchester's history, Grand Pacific in the former Manchester Reform Club, the...

Our pick of the best afternoon teas in Manchester for Mother’s Day

With Mother's Day fast approaching - it's Sunday 26th March in case you've forgotten - we can't think of a better way to spend...

The Lowry Hotel: not just a five star place to stop

Stay at The Lowry Hotel and you're putting yourself at the centre of the action - a five-star contemporary hotel where Salford meets Manchester...

It’s wine o’clock at Gaucho: a taste of Northern Argentina comes to Manchester

Contrary to popular belief, wine tastings aren't just for wine buffs, though you might become one after sampling a few. Possessed with the knowledge, for instance,...

Set up a drink Tabb at this Northern Quarter bar restaurant and get a...

Queuing at the bar for drinks can be a bit of a drag. Enter Tabb, an app where customers can choose, order and pay for...

Can Prestwich village become the new Didsbury?

Local council bosses say a £2m redevelopment project will improve the village's shopping area and create a vibrant cafe culture similar to the chi-chi south...

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