1761 Restaurant, Manchester

It’s cosy and sumptuous, with the feel of a Victorian dining room. Lots of wood, leather, tweed and fabulous chandeliers...


Fine Dining At Wood, Manchester

I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if this restaurant turns out to be the first recipient of the elusive Manchester Michelin star...


Afternoon Tea At Barristers, Knutsford

Afternoon tea at any time of the year is always a pleasure but a Christmas themed one is always a little bit special...


The Original Manchester Smokehouse

Did you know there is a smokehouse in Manchester, that has been producing top notch smoked salmon for over 100 years?...


Pure Dog Food

We recently had a new member join the Taste Today review team. She was brought on board to taste and test certain products...


Vegan Christmas Hampers

I ran an online poll recently where I asked what peoples’ ideal foodie Christmas gifts to receive were...


Afternoon Tea At Malmaison, Manchester

Isn’t Afternoon Tea the most civilised of repasts? Lunch is a distant memory, dinner is a way off in the distance but your tummy is telling you it’s peckish...


Bottomless Brunch At Revolution de Cuba, Manchester

Brunch: a late morning meal eaten instead of breakfast and lunch. Rev de Cuba invited us to sample their new Bottomless Brunch...


Dom's Tavola Calda , Manchester

One of the staff told me that the original restaurant, Pizza Italia opened there in 1967, which means I have been dining here for at least forty two of those fifty years...


The New Manchester Pop-Up Restaurant Incubator

The Pop-Up Incubator will provide all of the operational support for the pop-up event from a professionally set up kitchen to fully serviced bar...


The Dog & Partridge - Didsbury

The Dog & Partridge sits near the crossroads of Wilmslow Road and Barlow Moor Road in Didsbury village. As you step through the front door, the décor and design is very traditional, with mis-matched wooden furniture, a little exposed brick and ‘modern vintage’ paint colours on the walls...


Win With Vremi - Wine Preserver And Espresso Maker

New York kitchenware design company, Vremi have brought their products to the UK, via Amazon and they asked us to review a couple of them...


Chez Mal Brasserie at Malmaison, Manchester

We get lots of emails every week at Taste Today. Lots and lots. If we are lucky there will be a ‘Come and try our new menu’ email. We like those. Malmaison in Manchester, emailed us with just such an invite...


Al Bacio, Manchester

I had received an email inviting me to review Al Bacio on South King Street. That’s the little street that runs parallel with the shopping part of King Street, behind Mint Velvet and Kath Kidson...


My #caketober Showstopper Bake

With Bake Off back on the telebox, my baking interest has been once again been piqued. So, imagine my delight when I was asked to create my very own showstopper cake by Forever Manchester...


Muttar Paneer (Pea And Cheese Curry)

I discovered this dish at my cousin’s New Year’s Eve party many years ago and have loved it ever since. It is simple, quick and thoroughly satisfying...


Barristers Restaurant At The Court House

occasionally we are invited out to the leafy suburbs of Manchester. Such was the case with Barristers in Knutsford, a particular favourite Cheshire town of ours...


The 120th International Cheese Awards

If you love cheese and frankly who doesn’t, there is an event that happens in Nantwich every year that will have you drooling in anticipation...


Chaophraya Thai Cookery Class

Delicious aromas were soon filling the restaurant. Why does the curry I make at home never taste quite so good?...


Canelés De Bordeaux - French Rum and Vanilla Cakes

Here’s a bake for the weekend. I found these delicious, little French cakes a couple of years ago and i’d never heard of them before...



I have a small confession to make. I don’t know much about wine, so an evening spent wine tasting was a revelation...


Recipe - Korean Beef Bibimbap

I’m always on the look-out for new and interesting recipes to cook at the weekends, when I have time to spend bimbling around in my kitchen.


A Tapas Tour Of Seville

We visited lots of different and some quite unexpected establishments and tried all manner of local delicacies, both food and drink.


Small Plates, The Indecisive-Diners Delight

Is anyone else a totally indecisive diner? On a recent trip to Liverpool, I struggled to make my mind up on where to go for lunch. So, I hit up #AskTwitter...


A Mini Break At Abode

The Abode in Manchester is housed in a former Victorian textile factory, a short stroll from Piccadilly train station. The façade is typically 19th Century but the interior is anything but.


The Ned, London

It was the name that first caught my eye on social media. The Ned. There was a new, swanky hotel and member’s club opening in The City of London, called The Ned.


Randall & Aubin, Manchester

They say, ‘Good things come to those who wait’ and we have been waiting for the opening of Randall & Aubin, in Manchester, for many a long month


Hipstering In Shoreditch

I have been visiting London all my life but one area I have never explored is the East End, so my daughter and I decided to head there and check out the much-lauded food scene...


Greenall's Gin: Shaking Things Up A Bit

‘When life hands you lemons, crack open the gin,’ that’s how the old saying goes, right? As we all know, gin’s recent revolution is still in full swing and doesn’t seem to be slowing down...


Soreen And Disney

Britain’s number 1 malt loaf bakers, Soreen, have used some Disney magic to conjure up new mini loaves, with everyone’s favourite characters on the packaging...


Corner Cocktail Bar - Northern Quarter, Manchester

The Hatters Hostel group has a rather fabulous new addition to its offering in the Northern Quarter...


New Breakfast/Brunch Menu At The Abel Heywood, Manchester

A new season means a new breakfast/brunch menu at the Abel Heywood in Manchester’s Northern quarter...


A Mini-Break In The Lune Valley, Lancashire

Recently I went on a mini break to one of the family-run, Seafood Pub Company’s venues, The Fenwick at Claughton, nestled in the Lune Valley


Grand Pacific, Manchester

I have ascended the winding staircase at 50 Spring Gardens many times when it was the bar and restaurant, Room. However, on Sunday we went up the stairs to visit...


Is This the Ultimate Pie?

Is there anything more Northern than a pie? It is the forerunner of convenience food and successive generations, myself included have been raised on them...


Help Stamp Out Food Waste... With An App

Food waste is a subject that gets me on my soapbox in double quick time. I can’t bear it. With the Trussell Trust food banks alone providing...


The Pasta Project

We eat out in Manchester a lot, so it’s nice to get out of the city every now and then. I received an invitation...


Food Sorcery Cookery School

A new cookery school has opened at the Waterside Hotel in Didsbury. Food Sorcery is owned and run by three friends...


Grand Northern Sausages

The lovely team at Grandad’s Sausages made our day when they sent Matthew, one of the owners, out to the office with a goody bag...


An Italian Chef In A Cheshire Kitchen

No one knows this better than Stefano de Blasio and his family, who for the past 40 years have been designing and fitting kitchens...


Release The Kraken

The Kraken® Black Spiced Rum has launched a new, exclusive Limited edition ceramic bottle and we were chuffed to little...