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Manchester House (Manchester)

A rainy Mancunian Tuesday isn’t an obvious cause for celebration, but this Tuesday was different. The wait was over. After a couple of postponements, Living Ventures’ latest restaurant, with Aiden Byrne at the helm, had finally opened its doors. My partner and I had booked in months

Australasia (Spinningfields, Manchester)

“What the hell is that!” said my partner, pointing at the enigmatic glass prism that had somehow sprung up in Spinningfields. We circled it like prehistoric cavemen, touching it, testing its boundaries, not comprehending the alien structure in the middle of what was once familiar. More than

Sunday Lunch at Artisan (Spinningfields, Manchester)

I love new restaurants. Quite often, I stumble into opening days completely by accident: I ate at Jamie’s Italian on their pre-launch event, after noticing it was open on a walk down King Street, and visited Le Relais de Venice L’Entrecôte on their first day under similar

The Alchemist (Spinningfields, Manchester)

Alchemy. The practice of converting common materials into gold. This was no doubt Living Ventures’s intention with The Alchemist in Spinningfields. For those of you that don’t know, Living Ventures is one of those companies that own lots of places you’ve heard of but somehow manage to remain