MFDF Nominee 2013 – Restaurant Of The Year Archive

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Yuzu (Manchester)

Had I been naughty? I sat on a stool, facing a wooden wall, with a lingering sense that I might have misbehaved. On a later visit to Yuzu, I realised the restaurant layout is simple, wooden and clean (in the décor sense as well as the hygienic), with

Breakfast at San Carlo Cicchetti (Manchester)

There was something wrong with our waiter. One of the best things about being on holiday is having a leisurely breakfast. The sun was shining, a responsibility-free day stretched out before me and I was about to be fed. The perfect day. But, there was something wrong

Damson (Media City – Salford)

Lights, camera, action, Media City here we come! I was really looking forward to visiting Damson’s newest restaurant having already reviewed Damson in Heaton Moor (one of my favourite restaurants). On arrival, my wife and I were greeted at the door and shown to the bar upstairs. The bar had

The French by Simon Rogan (Midland Hotel – Manchester)

Manchester’s best hope for a Michelin star is also the city’s last restaurant to have held one. The French by Simon Rogan is located in the plush Midland Hotel on Peter Street, Manchester. The hotel opened in 1903 and its ‘dining room’, the French, received a Michelin