REVIEW: Funky Monkey Coffee Company, Stockport

Working in Stockport, going to hospital in Stockport and generally being sucked in by the whole Stopfordian vibe, I have been uncovering some of the bright spots in this hitherto unexplored metropolis in 2018. It’s got places for interesting dining experiences and such – WTLGI for menu-free award-winning fare, The Allotment for vegan feasting and…

EVENT: Pay-what-you-feel dinner, Marble Arch Inn

There aren’t many events in town that let you pay whatever you think they’re worth. And, realistically, who has the cojones to stiff a hardworking team on the bill – especially when the money is going to a good cause? That’s the deal with tomorrow night at the one of my favourite pubs in the…

REVIEW: The Woodstock Arms, Didsbury

Like most cities, Manchester is a load of villages huddled together, shoulder to shoulder. All bleeding into one another, it is often tough to work out which street one becomes the next – we were sold out house as a borderline between Didsbury and Withington, but now we’re here I know it’s deep in Withington…

REVIEW: Ice Shack, Withington

It’s hot. Damn hot. Real hot. If you’re heading to an eatery at all this week, chances are  it’ll be to feast on icy cool treats – bring the chill on board and summer gets so much better. Especially if you’re popping to Ice Shack, the All Vegan Desserts Parlour which Withington proudly homes. Gang,…

REVIEW: WOOD Manchester

This review originally appeared online at Olive Magazine in November 2017. WOOD Manchester in a nutshell Fine dining made casual with a modern spin on British classics, in the shiny new First Street development just outside Manchester’s city centre. WOOD Manchester restaurant review Chef Simon Wood is best known for landing the MasterChef title in…