Onionring News


Great Gatsby Comes to The Lowry Hotel for a Roaring Christmas!

The 5-star Lowry Hotel has launched its Christmas festivities with a glittering 1920s theme, including two chances to win tables for 10 with speakeasy themed competitions.

Published: Thursday 21st September 2017

Autumn and Christmas in Bollington

The new season is upon us! We're welcoming in the new season with a menu full of Autumn flavours.

Published: Tuesday 19th September 2017

The Great British Food Festival is back for it’s 5th year in Cheshire

The Great British Food Festival is back at the stunning Arley Hall and Gardens this weekend (September 23rd and 24th).

Published: Tuesday 19th September 2017

Independent City Centre Inn Celebrate Milestone With Champagne And Gunge!

The Coach House Inn on Northgate Street celebrated ten years in business with a fabulous party and the promise of covering their managers in gunge for charity! .

Published: Tuesday 19th September 2017

Well done to the Brasserie Blanc climbers!

Based on last week's news that the team from Brasserie Blanc were attempting Mont Blanc, we're pleased to announce that they reached an incredible 4200m.

Published: Tuesday 19th September 2017

Randall and Aubin Anglo French Brasserie now open 7 days a week!

There’s no denying it – Manchester loves seafood! And to keep up with this demand, acclaimed Anglo-French brasserie Randall & Aubin is now throwing open its doors 7 days a week, meaning guests can dine out on oysters, lobster and Champagne whenever their heart’s desire, from Monday through to Sunday.

Published: Tuesday 19th September 2017

September recipe: roast duck with baby leeks and hotpot

This month we have a wonderful duck dish for you to make at home away from the cold autumnal weather!.

Published: Wednesday 13th September 2017

Chopsticks: How, Where and Why?

As synonymous with sushi and Japanese cuisine, the chopstick has become an icon of a whole cuisine.

Published: Wednesday 13th September 2017

Blanc Climbs Blanc!

OUR INTREPID TEAM TACKLE MONT BLANC FOR CHARITY.

Published: Wednesday 13th September 2017

The Laughing Elephant Cafe celebrates launch with a star-studded party

The Laughing Elephant Cafe has officially opened in the heart of Hale Barns village with a star studded VIP launch party.

Published: Friday 8th September 2017

Everything You Need to Know About Japanese Seasonings

When one thinks of Japanese seasonings, you would be forgiven for not being able to name much more than Soy sauce.

Published: Tuesday 5th September 2017

Bistrot Pierre September recipe: tagine de legumes

As summer starts to close in, Bistrot Pierre have given us a warming comfort recipe ideal for September; tagine de legumes.

Published: Friday 1st September 2017

G & Tea

The River Restaurant has now launched a G & Tea where for £33 you can enjoy our traditional afternoon tea with a specially selected Gin and Tonic which has been selected to match the flavours of the Afternoon Tea.

Published: Friday 1st September 2017

September at Evuna NQ

September’s Focus is all about Mallorca and we are honoured to be working with Bodega Miquel Oliver….

Published: Wednesday 30th August 2017

Hard Rock Cafe Manchester to celebrate Freddie for a Day

Staff at Hard Rock Cafe Manchester will be dusting down their catsuits and donning fake moustaches to become Freddie For A Day on Tuesday 5 September 2017.

Published: Wednesday 30th August 2017

Mel learns how to make a chocolate panna cotta....kind of.

After a busy morning of shopping in Chester the other day, my thoughts (as per usual) turned to my stomach and lunch was now the main priority.

Published: Tuesday 22nd August 2017

THE BIG MATT

Here at Hawksmoor we have our very own Michelin man.

Published: Wednesday 16th August 2017

Make your own Espresso Martinis with this easy Brasserie Blanc recipe!

If you love coffee why not try Brasserie Blanc’s recipe for the classic espresso martini! If you’re no good at making drinks or don’t have some of the ingredients; you can enjoy this beautiful cocktail at Brasserie Blanc for just £8 daily.

Published: Tuesday 15th August 2017

Mel meets Titanic Hotel's Senior Sous Chef Lee Bird

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Published: Monday 14th August 2017

Rabbit in the Machine

For one night only The Machine House will be hosting The White Rabbit and together we have created a delicious and unique 5 course tasting menu with wines to match.

Published: Thursday 10th August 2017

So many offerings at Slim's Pork Chop Express

Located on Liverpool's bustling Seel Street, Slim's Pork Chop Express offers some of the city's best-smoked BBQ dishes with a nod to the celebrated China Town, alongside a fun and creative cocktail list.

Published: Monday 7th August 2017

Bolton restaurant celebrates 40th anniversary of the Balti curry in the UK by cooking up a spicier rival dish - the Bolti

A Greater Manchester restaurant has marked 40 years since the creation of one of the UK's favourite curry dishes by inventing a unique rival recipe.

Published: Friday 4th August 2017

The Fishpool Inn August recipe: Prawn Pil Pil and Garlic Bread

This delicious Spanish inspired dish is without question one of our most popular starters - and our Head Chef has shared his secret recipe for you to try at home! .

Published: Thursday 3rd August 2017

Bistrot Pierre August recipe: loup de mer

This month we're sharing the recipe from Bistrot Pierre; Loup De Mer.

Published: Wednesday 2nd August 2017

The UKs Only Rodizio Pizza Restaurant

Taking  inspiration  from  both  the  diverse  tastes  of  Brazil  and  authentic  flavours  of  Italy,  Santa  Maluco  offers   delicious  wood  fired  pizzas  and  rum  based  cocktails  to  Liverpool's  bustling  Castle  Street.

Published: Wednesday 2nd August 2017

Control Your Tempura: Traditions and History

Picture fresh seafood and vegetables dunked in light batter and deep-fried in oil and youll have one of Japan's national dishes: tempura.

Published: Wednesday 2nd August 2017

Team Behind Solita To Bring Brand New Taco Restaurant Concept to Manchester

Tacos are the ultimate Mexican export, along with Tequila and Mezcal, and the brand that bought Manchester one of its first tastes of dirty food is now set to introduce the first traditional Mexican taqueria to Manchester.

Published: Tuesday 1st August 2017

Bringing hot dogs and steins to Seel Street

Located in the hub of Liverpool's nightlife district, Salt Dog Slims brings a taste of America to the hustle and bustle of Seel Street, offering a variety of creative cocktails, delicious New York inspired hotdogs, and German style steins, making it one of the city's most popular late-­-night hangouts.

Published: Wednesday 26th July 2017

Manchester House pops up in Bolton

Celebrity chef Aiden Byrne will be bringing a flavour of one of the region's finest restaurants to Bolton for the best food festival around-.

Published: Monday 10th July 2017

Charity Chicken Burger -“ New Waverton Play Area.

Charity Chicken Burger - New Waverton Play Area.

Published: Thursday 6th July 2017

Now Open!

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Published: Thursday 6th July 2017

Marco's July Recipe: Hot Salmon Nicoise Salad

Getting beach body ready? We have a great dish to satisfy your food cravings whilst your watching your waist.

Published: Thursday 6th July 2017

Mel discovers why James Martin's restaurant is busy on a Monday night....

Oh how I long to be back in James Martin's restaurant.

Published: Tuesday 4th July 2017

Bistrot Pierre Recipe: bavarois et compote de fruits rouges

This month we're sharing a delightful summery recipe from Bistrot Pierre; bavarois et compote de fruits rouges.

Published: Monday 3rd July 2017

Piste's September Recipe: Apfelkuchen!

As we merge out of summer and into autumn, we have a wonderful Apfelkuchen recipe that incorporates both seasons.

Published: Tuesday 27th June 2017

Wirrals Blackberry Grove land top chef

2 AA rosette award winning Andy Jones has today been appointed Head Chef of Independent Bar Eatery Blackberry Grove in New Brighton, Merseyside.

Published: Monday 26th June 2017

Marco Pierre White returns to his Liverpool restaurant to support IncuBabies and raises £9,400!

The Godfather of modern cooking - Marco Pierre White - made a welcome return to his beloved Liverpool Steakhouse Bar and Grill restaurant last week to host an exclusive charity dinner event.

Published: Monday 26th June 2017

Pesto Cabbage Hall appoints new General Manager

Italian restaurant Pesto Cabbage Hall has appointed Andi Edwards as General Manager to support sustained business growth.

Published: Tuesday 20th June 2017

Ingredient Spotlight: The History of Miso

For those seeking the highlights of the menu here at Sapporo, then a visit to our restaurants in our three locations cannot be complete without a taste of miso soup.

Published: Monday 19th June 2017

Bistrot Pierre Recipe: Asperges Gribiche

This month we're sharing the recipe from Bistrot Pierre; the Asperges gribiche.

Published: Tuesday 6th June 2017

Culcheths Spice Lounge raises money for local charities.

Back at the start of April, Cucheth's popular Indian restaurant Spice Lounge relaunched with a fantastic idea to raise money for charity.

Published: Tuesday 6th June 2017

Piste's August Recipe: Guilt Free Raw Superfood Cheesecake

This month we highly enjoyed making this beautiful 'Guilt Free' Raw Superfood Cheesecake at home inspired by the good people at Piste in Sandbach.

Published: Thursday 1st June 2017

The Fishpool Inn's June Recipe: Chilli, Ginger and Lime Marinade Recipe

We are well into BBQ Season and weather forecasters are predicting this summer is going to be a sizzler!.

Published: Thursday 1st June 2017

Pesto Widnes celebrates fifth anniversary milestone

Pesto Widnes is celebrating a significant milestone this May as it celebrates its fifth anniversary.

Published: Wednesday 31st May 2017

Join the Graduation Party at Zouk

University students who are graduating this summer can celebrate in style at Zouk restaurant with complimentary fizz with every booking.

Published: Monday 22nd May 2017

Spice Lounge reopens with fantastic new look

All at Culcheth's Spice Lounge are pleased to be open again after a super new refurbishment.

Published: Thursday 18th May 2017

Gaucho-style Manchester/Liverpool restaurant Fazenda launches new summer bar snacks and cocktails menu

TO welcome the lighter and warmer evenings, award-winning Brazilian restaurant Fazenda is introducing a new -˜Bar Petiscos menu, featuring delicious tastes of South America.

Published: Monday 15th May 2017

Three Award Winning North West Chefs Giddy Up For Charity Polo Day

We are delighted to announce that Hospitality Action will hold its inaugural Charity Polo Day at the Cheshire Polo Club in Little Budworth on Sunday 25th June.

Published: Thursday 11th May 2017

The Fishpool Inn Lands -˜Best Pub Award

The Fishpool Inn, Delamere has been crowned as -˜Best Pub at an awards ceremony which honours excellence across Cheshire's hospitality businesses.

Published: Monday 8th May 2017

Piste's May Recipe: Elderflower and Cucumber Cooler

For May we highly enjoy this beautiful ELDERFLOWER & CUCUMBER COOLER cocktail.

Published: Friday 5th May 2017

Now Serving Food

12 till 2 midweek and Friday and Saturday evenings.

Published: Friday 5th May 2017

Coach House team up with Chester's new theatre

You may, or may not already know that The Coach House Inn are proud sponsors of the Storyhouse theatre who are based just a few doors down from us on Northgate Street.

Published: Thursday 4th May 2017

Mel meets Brasserie Blanc head chef Sid

Mel caught up with Sid, the head chef at Knutsford's popular Brasserie Blanc.

Published: Tuesday 2nd May 2017

Susan Chan - Meet the Owner

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Published: Thursday 27th April 2017

Masterchef comes to Manchester

The North West's only Masterchef winner, Simon Wood, has today announced that his much anticipated restaurant will be at First Street and will be called WOOD - Manchester.

Published: Thursday 20th April 2017

Mel springs into the River for their latest dishes

My top three emails received this week (in no particular order); .

Published: Thursday 20th April 2017

Easy like a Sunday morning at The Laundrette

The boozy brunch is a thing of joy whether you are topping up from the night before or are looking for a pimped up Sunday.

Published: Thursday 20th April 2017

Bear's Paw Receives AA Silver Award

The Bear’s Paw has received a prestigious Silver Star Award as well as retaining its five star inn status following an inspection from AA Hotel Services.

Published: Tuesday 11th April 2017

Beef Wellington Recipe from The Fishpool Inn

This month we have a magnificent recipe from The Fishpool in Delamere.

Published: Monday 10th April 2017

Outdoor Family BBQ at Scene’s Riverside Terrace during Manchester Duck Race

Manchester residents and visitors will be praying for sunny weather this coming Good Friday as the annual family friendly charity Duck Race takes place along the banks of River Irwell to raise money for Brainwave.

Published: Monday 10th April 2017

Ryan Giggs’ Restaurant launches exciting new menu

George’s dining room and bar launch their new spring menu 2017 bringing seasonal, tasty and feel-good food for this transitional time of year.

Published: Friday 7th April 2017

El Gato Negro Available For Private Hire

Further to much demand, El Gato Negro has announced it is opening the top floor of its King Street restaurant for private hire.

Published: Friday 31st March 2017

Scene to serve diners with free juice shots on World Health Day

Spinningfield’s first Indian Restaurant - Scene Indian Street Kitchen have announced they will be marking World Health Day on April 7th by serving all diners who book online with a complimentary healthy juice shot.

Published: Friday 31st March 2017

Big weekend of Live Music this Easter at The Red Lion, Northop

The Red Lion in Mold have added a new event - Easter Weekend - Live Music on Thursday 13 April 2017.

Published: Tuesday 28th March 2017

This week's cocktails to try at Residence

Nantwich's multi award winning restaurant and bar; Residence run weekly specials on cocktails.

Published: Friday 17th March 2017

A Mother’s Day to remember at Scene!

Scene Indian Street Kitchen are looking to honour and recognize Manchester’s special ladies this Mother’s Day with a meal to remember.

Published: Monday 13th March 2017

Mel had the luck of the Irish at the Hard Rock Cafe

Although it looks simplistic; the humble burger is not the easiest thing to master.

Published: Monday 13th March 2017

Bakerie Long Table Dining Events

Bakerie Long Table Dining (BLTD) is a great opportunity to get together with old friends and make some new ones.

Published: Monday 13th March 2017

Bistrot Pierre Spring Recipe: Remoulade au jambon de Bayonne

This month Bistrot Pierre are sharing their beautiful celeriac and Bayonne ham recipe with you.

Published: Thursday 9th March 2017

Scene celebrates Holi with exclusive restaurant offer

Scene Indian Street Kitchen are helping to paint Manchester red, blue, green; any colour you like as they celebrate the Indian festival of Holi.

Published: Thursday 9th March 2017

Supermarket Swap

Over the years, many a big name company market research team have visited us to sample the delights of our menus.

Published: Tuesday 7th March 2017

Hard Rock Cafe celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with Limited-Edition Guinness-Infused Burger

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Published: Friday 3rd March 2017

Picture the Scene with a winning meal for two!

You could be dining at Scene restaurant next month for FREE! That's right, simply enter the March competition for the chance to win a 3 course meal for up to £50! Simply enter and cross those fingers!.

Published: Wednesday 1st March 2017

A fine meal for two with wine could be yours at Ciro's Brasserie!

Wouldn't it be wonderful if you could win a 3 course meal for two with a bottle of house wine in Ciro’s Brasserie at the Grosvenor Pulford Hotel? Make it happen.

Published: Wednesday 1st March 2017

Win a Friday night out at The Yellow Broom!

Win dinner for two with a bottle of house wine at The Yellow Broom on a Friday night! Enter the Onionring competition this March for a chance to win! Entries close Friday March 31 2017.

Published: Wednesday 1st March 2017

Win a Bistrot Pierre meal for two with wine!

Enter the Onionring competition this March for a chance to win a fabulous French feast at Bistrot Pierre in Altrincham for two with wine! Entries close Friday March 31 2017.

Published: Wednesday 1st March 2017

Win a Mexican feast with booze!

Enter the Onionring competition this March for a chance to win a fabulous Mexican meal for two people with a bottle of house wine at Manchester's utterly brilliant El Capo! Entries close Friday March 31 2017.

Published: Wednesday 1st March 2017

New offer at Yee Rah Bar & Grill - Midweek Offer

Yee Rah Bar & Grill in Liverpool have a new offer! Midweek Offer available Mon- Fri.

Published: Monday 27th February 2017

Noodle Bar & Asian Market now open

Chiangmai has evolved.

Published: Monday 27th February 2017

The Pheasant features on Britain's Best Walks!

If you tuned in to last week's episode of Britain's Best Walks on ITV, you may have caught a glimpse of presenter Julia Bradbury enjoying an end of walk pint at The Pheasant Inn! The episode featured a countryside walk along Cheshire's beautiful Sandstone Trail with a number of pit stops along the way.

Published: Friday 24th February 2017

Applications are now open for MasterChef: The Professionals 2017

If you�re an aspiring chef, this is your opportunity! MasterChef: The Professionals returns for its tenth series and is once again looking for chefs with the talent and ambition to make it to the top of their industry.

Published: Friday 24th February 2017

Pesto at the Dicconson Arms marks its second birthday with a week of celebrations

Italian restaurant Pesto at the Dicconson Arms is celebrating its second birthday by inviting customers to join them in a week of celebrations.

Published: Friday 24th February 2017

Mel celebrates National Chilli Day at Hard Rock Cafe

Chillies bring up a real mix of emotions like few ingredients can.

Published: Thursday 23rd February 2017

New chef Stephen Moore for Manchester’s relaxed fine dining restaurant Grafene

Grafene, the relaxed fine dining establishment at 55 King Street made its mark on the Manchester eating out scene with its launch last summer – and has now unveiled a new head chef Stephen Moore.

Published: Thursday 23rd February 2017

Worldwide experience of Lowry Hotel’s new food & drink chief is a good fit for its global clientele

The Lowry Hotel, one of the city’s most famous and luxurious destinations, has a new Food and Beverage Manager.

Published: Thursday 23rd February 2017

Authentic Spanish restaurant opens in Woolton

Under the promise of “Spanish food at Spanish prices”, Sabrosa is bringing the every-day local tapas bar feel to Woolton, Liverpool.

Published: Monday 20th February 2017

Hard Rock Cafe Manchester Celebrates National Chilli Day With Its Hottest Burger Ever For That Extra Kick!

Hard Rock Cafe has today announced the return of the Red Hot Chilli Menu exclusively for National Chilli Day (February 23rd), available from February 20th –February 26th 2017.

Published: Wednesday 15th February 2017

Five Star Lowry Hotel Enters Competition with Gourmet Five Star Burger

Known for great food with a double AA rosette, The Lowry Hotel is putting its in-house restaurant to the test again as it is now a finalist in the National Burger Awards 2017.

Published: Wednesday 15th February 2017

This is the sort of laundry Mel loves...

I’ve enjoyed eating at the fine Laundrette located on Chorlton’s Beech Road for quite some time now.

Published: Wednesday 15th February 2017

Double AA Rosette River Restaurant and QMS Skin Spa offer luxury deals to treat your loved one

As a location which sees frequent wedding proposals, the five-star Lowry Hotel has long since been a romantic destination for couples, and love is in the air this month with a host of intimate events.

Published: Tuesday 7th February 2017

Scene extends dining offer into February with 25% off food bill

Scene will continue to reward customers this month by offering 25 per cent off its selected menu throughout February.

Published: Wednesday 1st February 2017

Dine out this Valentine’s and create your perfect love ‘Scene’

Spice up your Valentine’s Day with a romantic meal for two at Scene Indian Street Kitchen.

Published: Monday 30th January 2017

Welcome in the Year of The Rooster

The five star Lowry Hotel prepares to welcome in Chinese New Year with its own exciting festivities, as Saturday the 28th January 2017 marks the beginning of the year of the rooster.

Published: Thursday 26th January 2017

Stacey Forsey Presents Premiere Art Exhibition At The Lowry Hotel

Manchester artist Stacey Forsey will unveil her first exhibition with Manchester’s Comme Ca Gallery at The Lowry Hotel on Thursday 26th January 2017.

Published: Thursday 26th January 2017

February 2017 focus on La Mancha

Evuna have been importing Finca Loranque for over 10 years and are please to see the winery is certified Organic for the 2014 vintage.

Published: Thursday 19th January 2017

Win a meal for two with wine at Christakis!

Enter our competition for a chance to win a night of dreams at Christakis on York Street.

Published: Friday 13th January 2017

George Michael Tribute now on for 2nd night at TOBS

Old Blind School in Liverpool have added a new event - George Michael Tribute Night on Wednesday 01 February 2017.

Published: Friday 13th January 2017

Win a Great British prize!

Simply enter the Onionring prize draw this month for your chance to win a £50 gift voucher! This voucher can be used to purchase tickets to events, used behind the bar or on one of our cookery classes! We are at the following venues this year! Stonyhurst College: April 21-23 Hardwick Hall: April 29-May 1 Harewood House: May 27-29 Weston Park: May 27-29 Kelmarsh Hall: July 8-10 Knebworth House: July 22-24 Castle Howard: July 29-30 Bowood House: August 26-28 Arley Hall: September 23-24 Want to buy tickets in advance? .

Published: Thursday 12th January 2017

Mark Ellis to open first Restaurant in February 2017

Former Great British Menu chef Mark Ellis will open his highly anticipated first venture Allium by Mark Ellis in February 2017.

Published: Thursday 12th January 2017

Mix up a mocktail for Thaikhun this dry January

To help beat the January blues, Thaikhun - the award-winning Thai street food restaurant - is offering budding mixologists the chance to win free Thai food for a year by giving their favourite cocktails a tee-total twist.

Published: Wednesday 11th January 2017