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Francs Restaurant (Altrincham)

I’m always slightly nervous revisiting a restaurant that I haven’t been to for some time, especially if it’s a restaurant that I once loved. Would the love still be there? My wife and I decided to finally take the plunge and revisit Francs, the family run French

Mud Crab at the Grinch (Manchester)

“There’s no such thing as a free lunch,” goes the old adage. What if there was? Would you be able to give your host an honest opinion on their food, would you turn it down rather than risk compromising your objectivity, or would you refuse to, “look

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

Grenache (Worsley – Greater Manchester)

The Good Food Guide’s Best North West Restaurant 2013? Bring it on! I had been looking forward to eating at Grenache for some time, having read some excellent reviews, and it certainly did not disappoint. We were quickly escorted to our table upon arrival. The owner, Huss, engaged us

The Restaurant Bar & Grill (Manchester)

I decided to try an old favourite. A place I hadn’t been to for about four years. I booked The Restaurant Bar & Grill on John Dalton Street, hoping the food would be as good as I remembered. We arrived in good time and decided to have a couple of drinks

The Grill on the Alley (Manchester)

The Grill on the Alley was my sanctuary. When I felt the world was being mean to me, I’d go there.  It was always the perfect escape: the low lighting and the constant background hustle meant that you could hide in a booth  and never fear being