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Albert’s Restaurant & Bar (Worsley)

Until her dying day, my grandmother had harboured a suspicion of modern TV presenters. A deeply sardonic woman, her main objection to them wasn’t their youth or their sunny disposition; it was the absence of suits. Granny, you see, was stranded in a time where the only

Annies Manchester

Hidden on a side-street off St Annes Square in Manchester, Annies is easy to miss. I must’ve walked past it a hundred times and never thought about what lived behind the partly covered doors at its entrance. A rumour that they served one of the best Sunday

Hearth of the Ram (Ramsbottom)

However many times she sees a sign for Ramsbottom, my partner’s reaction is the same: uncontrollable giggling. The joy she experiences at the mere mention of that beautiful market town has been undiminished by the passage of time, so a trip to the Hearth of the Ram,

Sunday Lunch at Worsley Park (Salford)

My father is, what some might call, old-school. Like many other men of his generation, he believes that fashionable hair-cuts and tattoos are signs of an underlying childhood trauma and that honesty is preferable to tact. My description might lead you to believe that my father is

Sunday Lunch at The Mark Addy (Salford)

*** UPDATE – Unfortunately, After many years of serving great food, The Mark Addy has recently closed its doors. **** The Mark Addy has been there for as long as I can remember. When I was a teenager, The Mark Addy’s Cheese and Pâté Board was the

Sunday Lunch at The Northern Quarter Restaurant and Bar (Manchester)

Named after the area which it inhabits, The Northern Quarter Restaurant (TNQ) embodies many of the qualities of its namesake. Its stylish interior and outside eating area, which is located under the shadow of an old market entrance, are popular destinations for fine-diners. So on a rainy

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