I was recently invited to the launch of a new restaurant in the city centre – Manchester Smokehouse and Cellar. Manchester boasts an incredible choice for dining, which seems to just keep growing and growing with no sign of ever slowing down. Not that I am complaining; being a self-confessed foodie, I love trying out the new bars and restaurants, ticking them off my list and adding them to my repertoire.
The Printworks in Manchester is somewhere that everyone who lives in the city has heard of. Based in the heart of Manchester, the Printworks is handily located right next to The Arndale shopping centre, and bang in the middle of Victoria train station and Shudehill tram stop – making it super accessible for locals and tourists alike. A huge venue housing a range of restaurants, bars, clubs, a cinema and even a gym – The Printworks was once ‘Withy Grove Printing House’, printing newspapers for over 100 years until it closed in 1985. Lying dormant for over 10 years, the 1996 bomb attack in the city centre spurred on a redevelopment process for the area, and The Printworks was opened in 2000 to the public.Read More
As the summer months really start to kick in, the bars of Manchester begin to thrive with everyone wanting to get out and about in the warmer weather. There chilly and wet evenings that once encouraged the party goers to stay at home with a pizza and a bottle of wine are finally dwindling, and people make the effort to dress up without the fear of a ruined outfit or hairstyle.
One of the new nights recently introduced to Manchester is ‘Limitless’ at the Milton Club, and I was lucky enough to be invited to the launch night to preview it for myself.
In Manchester city centre, you are never too far from a new bar or restaurant, and recently they seem to be popping up here, there and everywhere – just in time for the summer months when every drop of sun is an excuse to get out and about. One of my favourite new spots in the city is the Corn Exchange. Read More
For those of you who know me, you will know that I am a self-confessed foodie. There is nothing I like more than going out for a meal and sampling the food and drink offerings of the city. As Valentine’s Day is also my anniversary with my boyfriend, this year he booked us in for the Valentine’s taster menu at Quill restaurant on King Street in Manchester. Of course this was a surprise for me, so that all I knew before we arrived is that we were going to a restaurant and there were going to be 10 courses. Knowing this leading up to the day was pure excitement and torture at the same time – I love surprises but I was dying to find out where we were going and what delicious food we would be eating.