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The Oyster and Otter – Feniscowles, Blackburn

Located just off the M65, the The Oyster and Otter is the newest gastropub to spring up near us, so it seemed a good place to take Mother-in-law on her recent visit. Rocking up to the Oyster and Otter we were initially taken aback by the modern, Scandinavian look of the building – usually reserved for…

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Salt House Tapas – Liverpool

As readers will be aware I have reservations about tapas (see Charango post), but Salt House Tapas is approximately 45 seconds walk from The Q’s house and with a four week old baby in tow we needed somewhere close to whet the baby’s head. As Salt House is the new boy on Liverpool’s restaurant scene and part of…

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Tebay Services – M6 – Cumbria

Zipping about in their fancy cars, discovering new parts of the country and enjoying themselves along the way was a dream our forefathers held close to their hearts. The architecture of service stations such as Forton on the M6 is testament to this with its tower restaurant and futuristic space ship design. Forton Services – with…

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Teacup – Manchester

Teacup has been serving vegetarian fare, cakes and coffee to the trendy young hipsters/hungover heads of Manchester’s northern quarter for the last couple of years. Originally called Cup (against the wall) it was not only a tea and cake emporium, but was a place to pick up select vintage china, LPs, Mr Scruff-obilia and funky t-shirts…

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Simply Yu and You – Horwich

Gordon Ramsey – a shouty, crinkly faced, telly-monger and not someone I usually consult for anything other than how not to speak to other people. However female solicitor is a fan of some really trash telly and mentioned that Mr Ramsey had recently bestowed Yu and You Ribble with the title of ‘Best Chinese Restaurant,’ therefore…

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The Northern Quarter Restaurant – Manchester

Ladies who lunch – this title has never applied to me before; however with a reunion of old school friends on the books and a need to fill our bellies elegantly, but without the usual ‘Ladies Who Lunch’ price tag, we popped in to The Northern Quarter Restaurant for the Sunday Lunch menu. The Northern Quarter…

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