Quick Review: Ho’s Bakery

Ho’s Bakery – a Chinatown staple – has been around since 1980. Thats ages; I’m gonna review it a lil’ quicker. Hong Kong bakeries are a luxury, but authentic Hong Kong bakeries are a bona fide opulence and should be treated as such. The only thing I don’t like about Ho’s Bakery is how long…

Hawksmoor Manchester: A paragon of restauranteering

Taking it’s perennially classic steakhouse menu and leaving diner’s floating on beefy, carb-rich air, Hawksmoor knocks lunch out of the park. Hawksmoor has always felt enigmatic to me, with it’s sign curling round the corner of the old, grade-II listed courthouse building on Deansgate. It’s heavy wooden doors hide the famously meaty delights I have…

Try Thai: Dismantling Chinatown’s Monotony

Wielding Thai cuisine’s quintessentially acerbic flavours with effortless grace, Try Thai shifts Chinatown’s paradigm in the right direction. Last Friday, as I strolled across St. Peters square under the sombre gaze of miserable grey clouds, the memories of the recent – however transient – sunshine left me feeling rather depressed (and as a pale, UV…

El Camino: Chilli and Lime-Laced Ephemera

Currently in the midst of their February ‘Taco-ver’ of the popular Get Chucked on Urmston’s bustling Flixton Road, El Camino grasp the opportunity with spicy, guacamole-gilded flair. As I stifled the urge to polish my entire lagarita off in one big schlurp at El Camino last Friday night, I took a moment to look around…

A Guide to Manchester’s Food and Drink

Where you are in Manchester greatly affects the sort of food you’re going to encounter and eat, from sitting in old market units in the Northern Quarter, hot grease dripping down to your elbow with lumps of macaroni falling from your grilled cheese sandwich, to rooms once inhabited by iconic prime ministers, beset by panoramic…

Death to the £3 Meal Deal: 7 Lunch Alternatives in Manchester

Lunch is once again dawning and the grumblings of mind and stomach have begun. Will you succumb again? To the insipid trifecta of main, snack and drink? Unless you’re about to enlighten your fellow meal-dealers by posting your perfect combination on Facebook, or maybe tweet about how you beat the system by getting a two…