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Mel's Ramblings... this week

Cheshire Restaurants, Manchester Restaurants and Liverpool Restaurant news.

Morning all.

Yes, Mel is BACK!
After my walk out 4 weeks ago, they have talked me back to the fold - some tough negotiations but I finally got that swivel chair I was demanding.

In case you hadn't noticed England are playing in the Football cup of the world or something like that. All I ask is that you remember those of us who try and fain some enthusiasm for this but really we just like the excuse to start drinking fizz at 2pm...take us out for a early dinner maybe, nothing fancy, a local pizzeria perhaps? We are people to.

In restaurant news, I implore you to go to the ABode in Manchester and Chester and try one of their event nights, they are damn decent. More info on here . Also the 6 listed above are great. Give them a go.

So Restaurant news then... Carluccios in Hale have closed, shame, quite liked it and they had a lovely South African waiter guy who was great. Sure he'll land on his feet. Chester branch is staying open by the way. Sugo, the rammed Italian restaurant in Altrincham will open its 2nd restaurant in Ancoats later this month. You can apparently book now, but I’d give it a few weeks to iron out the kinks. Angkorsoul the dam tasty Marple restaurant has only gone and opened a 2nd one as well, you’ve guessed it, they've gone to Altrincham, just near the bottom of the downs. In what use to be Italian restaurant Scalini. If you are down in Congleton go try new Caster's of Cheshire Bar & Grill, opened in West Street. Over in Chorlton meanwhile The Oystercatcher, is opening/opened (depending when you read this), with fish and good veggie options. Good luck to them. Over in Liverpool...Italian restaurant Cucina opens in former Bistro Jacques on Hardman Street, Should be good.

Right that's me done, I'm off to swivel around a few more times and look proper 'business'.
Have a good weekend

Come on England!