Luciano by Gino D’Acampo, Alderley Edge

Luciano by Gino D’Acampo, Alderley Edge

Last week I was invited to the TV chef’s new’ish Cheshire restaurant to sample the new Spring/Summer menu. Excitingly, Gino himself was to be hosting the event...

Habas, Manchester

Habas, Manchester

We all know how hard the last 15 months have been for the UK hospitality industry, so it was lovely to see a new opening in Manchester recently....


The Albert Square Chop House

We love a bank holiday, it allows us to schedule in a whole extra day of weekend meal times. A big weekend called for a big lunch, and so we went to The Albert Square Chop House.


Kahlùa Brunch And Cocktails

I love everything about this time of year; sunshine, light mornings and evenings, only having to wear one layer of clothing, new menus in the restaurants.


Sour Beer And Lambic Beer Weekend

A celebration of niche beers that fall in to the sour beer and Lambic categories from brewers in the UK, Europe and the rest of the world.


A Savoury Afternoon Tea At Barristers, Knutsford

It’s no secret that we enjoy an Afternoon Tea and that we also love bobbing over to Barrister’s in Knutsford to sample their latest offerings...


Soho Juice Co

The team got to work and started developing their first mixer, a Cucumber, Mint & Lime to serve with clear spirits such as gin, vodka and tequila...


Chivas Regal Blending Workshop

I blame my Mother for my love of Scotch whisky. Apparently, she used to rub it on my gums when I was teething in order to numb the pain.


The Hinchcliffe Arms, Hebden Bridge

It’s been very quiet in Ancoats recently and we finally worked out why...


Shoryu Ramen - Manchester

We love Asian food here at Taste Today. It is often our comfort food of choice. From Chinese to Vietnamese and Thai to Japanese, we love it all.


Alston Bar And Beef - Manchester

Alston have bought their steak and gin offering from North of the border, Glasgow to be exact.


George's - Worsley

From the outside, George’s looks like a traditional Georgian inn but inside it has a contemporary New England feel...


The Patron, Manchester

An Irishman and a Norwegian went into a bar. It sounds like the beginning of a joke but it really happened...


Grafene, Manchester

This British Modern Fine Dining restaurant is superb and if it isn’t on your list of ‘must do’ Manchester restaurants then it should be.


Tre Ciccio, Altrincham

The menu contains some of the dishes you would expect to find in your local trattoria and some you certainly wouldn’t.


The Abel Heywood, Manchester

In the years we have been going here, I can honestly say that we have never had a bad meal and we always look forward to eating here...


The eXchange Food And Drink Lounge, Manchester

The Cameron family have been brewing and running public houses in the North East of England since the 1860’s...


The eXchange Food And Drink Lounge, Manchester

I don’t normally frequent the Oxford Road end of Portland Street, preferring to hang out within a short stroll of Piccadilly or Victoria train stations...


The Stonemason's Arms, Timperley

Today was all about Sunday lunch, which on such a chilly day was just what the doctor ordered


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...


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...


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...


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.


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.


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


The Manchester Gin Journey

For £60 a head in Manchester you get chauffeured between the five venues on your tour in a rather nice Mercedes minibus. At each location...


Malaysian Cookery Class, Ning - Manchester

This seems to have been the year of cookery classes...


Kasbah Cafe Bazaar - Liverpool

So it came as a blessed delight when Amine and Otto, owners of the Liverpool restaurant, Kasbah, invited....


The Manchester Gin Journey

For £60 a head in Manchester you get chauffeured between the five venues on your tour in a rather nice Mercedes minibus. At each location...


An Asian Summer At Wagamama - Spinningfield, Manchester

We have been going to the Spinningfield branch of Wagamama since it opened and...


New Summer From Cane & Grain

There are a lot of foodie choices in Manchester’s Northern Quarter but for us Cane & Grain is the venue of choice for...