Ten @ The Violet Lounge – West Didsbury, Manchester

Seasonality and locality are BIG THINGS right now; we’re encouraged from many sides to pop down to the local  greengrocer and forego air-freighted beans wrapped in 72 layers of polythene and I think that’s all good (just don’t ask me about my tomatoes…). Sensing a trend, many restaurants have jumped on the seasonal/local bandwagon and started…

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Whiskey Tasting Night – The Violet Hour, West Didsbury

As many of my readership can attest, this is a lady who likes the odd tipple, and there’s no tipple this lady likes more than Woodford bourbon (well, maybe some champers, but that’s no surprise is it?). So when good friend and the man with the BEST job in the world mentioned he would be conducting…

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The Rose Garden – West Didsbury

Situated in the middle of Burton Road, which is West Didsbury’s equivalent of a high street, The Rose Garden shines out as a paean to modernity and minimalism. Located in an area overloaded with faux vintage, twee cupcake shops and folksy frontages, the clean lines and stark white interior of The Rose Garden make a…

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