Soreen

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I grew up in the late 80s/early 90s, when there was still lead in paints, we didn’t have to wear seatbelts and parents could smack children. It’s a surprise we’ve all made it this far. Most things I grew up […]

The Cornerhouse – Manchester

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There are two surprises in life – those hideously awful ones where you wake up from your little rose tinted bubble to realise the things you thought have been disastrously wrong. And then those lovely simple ones that take your […]

Aumbry – Prestwich, Manchester

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Named after a small, recessed cupboard in which medieval Lords and Abbots kept precious items; Aumbry in Prestwich, Manchester, really lives up to its namesake and can safely be called the jewel in Manchester’s dining scene. Tucked around a corner of Prestwich’s […]

Grenache – Walkden, Salford

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Small, high street restaurants can be a gamble; much loved by regulars they never have to change the menu, busy because they’re convenient but that’s all they have going for them, or ghostly vestiges hanging on with dated curtains and […]

Nutters – Rochadale

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There’s something of celebrity about Nutters, a whiff of expectation and an air of grandeur – it does help that Nutters is set in a eighteenth century manor house in rolling grounds, approached by a long drive, with a polished […]