Manchester Food and Drink Festival

The Manchester Food and Drink Festival (MFDF) is back, taking place in Albert Square until the 8th October. The 2018 festival is the 21st annual event and in the past it has drawn names such as Jamie Oliver,¬†Gordon Ramsay, Fergus Henderson, Michel Roux, John Torode and even Bill Wyman! This year has drawn one of…

The Anthologist

Last night I had the pleasure of visiting The Anthologist for its launch party! The Anthologist overlooks St Peters Square and is a short walk away from Manchester Central Library. Upon arrival there was a fantastic botanical hopscotch, that had been hand chalked by The 22 Bees Project. The 22 Bees Project draw bees for…

Pollen Bakery

Pollen bakery is a sourdough and Viennoiserie bakery in Manchester. The bakery has now relocated from the backstreet of the Piccadilly railway arch to Cotton Field Wharf in Ancoats, located beside New Islington Marina. There is also a fascinating story behind the relocation of the bakery. This is because after wanting to relocate, the cost…

Dessert Republic

This week, my blog is shorter than usual as I have been away in Berlin! But with dessert eateries becoming increasingly popular, I thought I would tell you about a hidden gem that I have found recently. I am always looking for new dessert places to try, so if you have any recommendations, please do…

The Laundrette

The Laundrette have three restaurants. The first restaurant began in Chorlton and later saw a Manchester and Newcastle branch open. The first restaurant in Chorlton, located on Beech Road, was formerly a laundrette called Soap Opera. It was later sold and transformed into what is now a restaurant and cocktail bar. The restaurant is renowned…

Grand Pacific

Living Ventures are behind some of the most exciting restaurants I have visited, including two of my favourites, The Alchemist and Gusto. Living Ventures opened Grand Pacific on Kings Street to the public in March 2017 after moving from Spinningfields. Some of you may recognise the location and building, with it formerly being The Reform…