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Aladdin Restaurant (Withington, Manchester)

It had been around 15 years since I last visited the Aladdin Restaurant. No flying carpets or brass lamps, just good, wholesome Middle Eastern Food. Aladdin is located in Withington, and to be honest it looks more like a take-away, as you approach, but once inside there

Jamie’s Italian (King Street – Manchester)

I remember a time when Italian restaurants were special. A time where the term ‘foodie’ didn’t exist, Margaret Thatcher was busily depriving school-children of milk, and our local Italian restaurant was the height of sophistication – although prohibitively expensive for all but the most special occasions. My parents

The Beagle (Chorlton – Manchester)

The Beagle describes itself as a ‘beer house and dining room’ serving the people of Chorlton and beyond; it’s located on Barlow Moor Road – one of the main roads through Chorlton – and is one of the many trendy places springing up throughout Manchester. On walking in, I was

Carluccio’s (Trafford Centre)

I’m not normally a fan of eating in the Trafford Centre but it’s convenient and the parking is free. On a work-night, and with convenience in mind, a few of us decided to brave the intimidating opulence of the Roman-inspired approach to the Trafford Centre and take

Mud Crab Cafe

My wife and I visited the Mud Crab Cafe / Diner in Didsbury on a Thursday lunchtime. When we arrived, well after the lunctime rush, the restaurant was still relatively busy. The restaurant had a relaxed vibe to it and we were quickly shown to our table


Three of us decided to try Saffran, in the Trafford Centre, for a mid-week meal. Saffran prides itself on promoting healthy eating by not frying any of its food and not using white flour, white sugar, or artificial additives. Like almost everyone who has ever drawn breath, or eaten


I visited SoLIta (South of Little Italy) mainly out of curiosity. A friend had been there for his birthday lunch and made an astonishing claim: he had just eaten the world’s ‘best burger’! SoLIta is a small and stylish restaurant, with a great atmosphere, hidden away in