Manchester’s bold and glitzy 20 Stories fared well in our 2019 guide. The restaurant, which launched last year, has so far lived up better to the D&D brand than some of its other launches, according to reporters. “It’s a beautiful space filled with beautiful people,” they said. But it turned out chef Aiden Byrne’s food […]

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Parker’s Tavern, Cambridge Jay Rayner  for The Observer starts his review by describing Tristan Welch’s Parker’s Tavern restaurant as “a dining room where the most fundamental of emotions are tended to”. You can just tell he loved every inch of it. The cooking was “a display of extremely assured, confident cooking designed purely to please […]

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Indian restaurant Talli Joe has closed and looks likely not to re-open, Big Hospitality reports. The small plates all-day restaurant, which served a fun snack-heavy menu and fusion cocktails, was billed as a strong Dishoom alternative by reporters. In last year’s guide, dishes were said to be “cleverly constructed”, with food “packing a good clout […]

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