Plans have been drawn up for a “glowing box” restaurant that will appear to float above the roof of a multi-storey hotel in central Manchester. The stunning venue is earmarked for the redevelopment of the former Granada television studios, where Coronation Street, the world’s longest-running TV soap, was filmed from 1960 until 2013. The restaurant will […]

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MasterChef 2015 winner Simon Wood is to open an ambitious high-end restaurant in his native Manchester this summer. The 40-year-old former data manager (left in photo) will serve an unfussy modern interpretation of traditional flavours from an open-theatre kitchen. Menus will range from set lunch and pre-theatre to a la carte and a tasting selection with new dishes. […]

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The Real Junk Food Project has launched a fundraising campaign to open a full-time pay-as-you-feel restaurant in Manchester next year, using only food destined to be thrown out. The project needs to raise £20,000 by January 13 in order to go ahead, with pledges being sought through Crowdfunder. Chef Mary-Ellen McTague, formerly of the Fat Duck and Manchester’s Aumbry, […]

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It’s the vaunted Northern Powerhouse in action: Bundobust, an Indian veggie street food and craft beer concept that launched in Leeds two years ago, has crossed the Pennines to Manchester. The new branch is significantly bigger than the Leeds original, and opens on December 14 near another new arrival, Shoryu Ramen, in the fast-growing Piccadilly Gardens food hub […]

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The Goodman group recently received much press about its latest prix fixe restaurant Beast (pictured) – a decadent affair charging £75 a head for king crab and steak – a concept you probably won’t find outside of London. Their lower profile, but no less successful brand, Burger & Lobster on the other hand seems tailor-made […]

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The Editors’ review of Strand Dining Rooms It’s a handy enough place for breakfast or tea and coffee but we’re not sure it persuades as a lunch/dinner destination.   Ms Maschler enjoys ‘ethereal’ and ‘extraordinary’ food at Wormwood The Evening Standard critic is back from her hiatus and thrilled to discover a new Notting Hill […]

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