Reviews

Review: Squid Ink – good food, cooked well

In a month that's seen Ancoats named the UK's hippest district, it's only right that my first I Love Manchester review of the year...

Review: Grill on the Alley still hits the spot after over...

Grill on the Alley has been one of the places to go to for great steaks since it opened more than ten years ago. A place...

Review: Winter a la carte menu at Gusto Restaurant

With fifteen branches of Gusto across the UK, and three more due to open in 2017, the brand is  one of Living Ventures most...

She Says, He Says Review: A Taste of Honey at Hotel...

Have you ever read a restaurant review and disagreed with it? Or been to a restaurant and had a completely different experience from your...

REVIEW: The Refuge by Volta promised a lot-but does it deliver?

Over the past three months we have been to previews, press lunches, evening launches and the hotel rebranding party of the year, that Sunday...

She Says, He Says Review: Lunchtime dining at Manchester House

Have you ever read a restaurant review and disagreed with it? Or been to a restaurant and had a completely different experience from your...

Review: Dogs n Dough – every dog has its day

The Manchester restaurant scene has seen a number of casualties recently, particularly in areas affected by the Metrolink works. Let's face it, it has...

She Says, He Says Review: Marco’s New York Italian, MediaCity shows...

Everybody has an opinion. They used to say ‘opinions are ten a penny.’ Now they’re two a penny. That’s inflation for you. Have you ever...

She Says, He Says Review: lunch at Grafene, a brand new...

Everybody has an opinion. They used to say 'opinions are ten a penny.' Now they're two a penny. That's inflation for you. And sometimes...

Review: Artisan Kitchen & Bar Spinningfields – new menu is a...

It’s been a few years since Artisan flung open its doors to the Manchester dining public revealing a vast concrete space filled with giant...

Review: Shack Bar & Grill NQ – don’t judge a book...

I’ve wandered past Shack on a number of occasions but have never ventured inside. There’s a beer garden outside complete with astro-turf and plenty...

Battle of the Sunday roasts: The Grill On The Alley with...

I'm old enough to remember when The Grill On The Alley used to be Est Est Est, one of Manchester’s original steakhouses, managed by...