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The 2019 Pizza Idol Competition – Champion of Champions

We held the Pizza Idol Champion of Champions on Thursday 14th March where all the previous winners over the years went to the Ring O’ Bells, Christleton with their winning pizzas to see which one will return! Previous winners over the years from Christleton Primary and High School and Waverton Primary School came along to the Ring O’ Bells to turn their pizzas once again into reality.

Published: Monday 18th March 2019


RECIPE OF THE MONTH Caramelised Cranberry, Apple & Port Sauce Add extra dimension and flavour to your perfect Christmas dinner with the ultimate cranberry sauce.

Published: Tuesday 20th November 2018

Oddfellows Signature Menu released

Enjoy ODDFELLOWS SIGNATURE MENU to be ordered by the table.

Published: Wednesday 15th August 2018

Cocktail Recipe - Watermelon Heaven

Watermelon Heaven Serves 1 Ingredients: 25ml Elysium Muscat 33ml Rum Small handful of fresh watermelon, chopped 2 Lime wedges 1 Egg white Method: Muddle watermelon in Boston shaker.

Published: Monday 25th June 2018

Machine House wins 'Outstanding Restaurant' at the Food Awards wales 2018!!

Word from Machine House.

Published: Sunday 29th April 2018

Recipe of the Month from Piste

DECONSTRUCTED SUSHI SALAD One of our spring menu favourites! Serves 2: Ingredients: Rice: 1 Cup of cooked brown rice & quinoa 1 teaspoon sesame oil 2 tablespoons tamari 1 tablespoon brown rice vinegar Fish: 2 fillets of salmon 2 teaspoon sesame oil 2 teaspoons tamari Salad: 1 sliced avocado Cucumber cut into matchsticks 2 tablespoons edamame beans 4 fine asparagus spears 1 radish, finely sliced Japanese salad leaves Nori cut into strips 2 teaspoons sesame seeds Spricy Japanese dressing: Juice of 1 lime 2 teaspoons sriracha (more or less depending on how spicy you like it!) 1 tablespoon mayonnaise Method: Drizzle the samlon in the sesame oil and tamari and wrap in foil.

Published: Sunday 29th April 2018

Hard Rock Cafe Manchester Debuts Rockin’ Fresh Rita and “Secret Word” Special for Cinco de Mayo

Manchester, May 1, 2018 – There’s no better place to celebrate Cinco de Mayo than Hard Rock Cafe Manchester! To give the holiday the rockin’ celebration it deserves, Hard Rock is offering a limited-time “secret word” special on its new Rockin’ Fresh Rita.

Published: Wednesday 25th April 2018

The Lowry Hotel, Manchester release latest stunning food photos and videos

Try and watch the beautiful dish videos without rushing to your phone to book a table!! They are all online on .

Published: Thursday 12th April 2018

Meet Chef Elliot Hill from Oddfellows Chester

The man at the helm of our wonderful kitchen team is Chef Elliot Hill.

Published: Thursday 5th April 2018

Hard Rock Cafe announces new Happy Hour and Live Music!

NEW HAPPY HOUR AND LIVE MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT 2-FOR-1 COCKTAILS EVERY DAY SUNDAY – THURSDAY: 4PM-7PM FRIDAY – SATURDAY: 9PM-CLOSE @HardRockCafeMCR #ThisIsHardRock Hard Rock Cafe Manchester’s Happy Hour is back, with 2-for-1 cocktails every day! From 4pm-7pm on Sunday to Thursday and 9pm-close on Friday and Saturday, head down to Hard Rock Cafe Manchester to enjoy some amazing cocktails, whilst surrounded by some of history’s most iconic music memorabilia.

Published: Monday 26th March 2018

Pop Up Pig at The Blue Pig.

If you didn’t already know, the blue pig is trotting back to the Northern Quarter over the Easter Bank Holiday! It's been closed for a few months, but we've saved its bacon! Join us from 4pm to 2am, for drinks, DJ's and dancing! .

Published: Friday 23rd March 2018

Namast’ay in Thaikhun and relax during the lead up to exams

Thaikhun, the leading Thai street food restaurant, is hosting FREE beer yoga classes for students in the run up to exams, to promote a stress-free exam period – now that’s something we can cheers to.

Published: Friday 16th March 2018

Simon Wood to open second restaurant in Chester

Nice email from Simon Wood.

Published: Friday 9th March 2018

’Has Manchester reached peak small plates?’

’Has Manchester reached peak small plates?’, asks Andrew Green’s accomplished new menu As the winter months finally give way to lighter evenings, Executive Chef Andrew Green has created a confident and well-balanced new à la carte menu at the luxurious two AA Rosette awarding winning River Bar and Restaurant.

Published: Wednesday 7th March 2018


Hard Rock Cafe [Manchester] will celebrate St.

Published: Friday 2nd March 2018

Early diner menu is back at West 34, West Kirby

Early diner menu is back at West 34!! West 34 is happy to announce our Early Bird Menu is back - and its bigger than ever! 2 COURSES £18 3 COURSES £21 Bigger menu, more choice.

Published: Tuesday 27th February 2018

A New Chef Brings a Taste of Things to Come for Grafene, Manchester

This month sees the announcement of a new head chef on the north-west restaurant scene, as Ben Mounsey takes the culinary helm at one of Manchester’s leading restaurants and cocktail bars; Grafene.

Published: Tuesday 27th February 2018

New menu at the Coach House Chester

The Coach House in Chester city centre is launching its new, rather tasty looking, seasonal menu on Thursday (1st March).

Published: Friday 23rd February 2018

New Manageress announced at Bistrot Pierre

Stamford Quarter’s Bistrot Pierre, the popular French restaurant which has been operating since December 2016, has appointed a new general manager.

Published: Thursday 15th February 2018

Machine House in Michelin Guide and now 2 AA Rosettes!

Message from Machine House.

Published: Monday 12th February 2018

Bistrot Pierre to Unvei New Look to Celebrate its 8th Birthday

BISTROT PIERRE TO UNVEIL NEW LOOK TO CELEBRATE ITS EIGHTH BIRTHDAY Having delighted diners for eight years with its freshly prepared, authentic French cuisine, Stockton Heath’s Bistrot Pierre will unveil a new look next month.

Published: Thursday 1st February 2018

Free Pizza on National Pizza Day at Santa Maluco

National Pizza Day is happening on Friday 9th February and Liverpool's only Rodizio style Pizza Restaurant, Santa Maluco is offering Liverpudlians the perfect chance to celebrate one of the nations most beloved dishes.

Published: Thursday 25th January 2018

The Vincent launches New Year menu

Steven Gerrard’s city centre eatery scores a hit with a selection of mouthwatering new dishes.

Published: Wednesday 24th January 2018

Famous Sandon owner embarks on bid to help female rough sleepers receive vital sanitary support.

Kate Stewart highlights ‘unique medical issues’ facing homeless women as period poverty increases.

Published: Tuesday 23rd January 2018

Randall & Aubin announce a Chinese version of their à la carte menu

Some news from Randall & Aubin.

Published: Tuesday 23rd January 2018

Piste's Super Baked Eggs

Piste's Super Baked Eggs The ultimate hearty, guilt free brunch! Serves 3/4 Ingredients: 250g sweet potato 240g sliced red onion 50g kale 25g spinach 5g chopped coriander 2g garlic purée 10ml extra virgin olive oil 1 lime juiced Chives to garnish Method: Rub the potatoes in olive oil, salt and pepper and bake in the oven at 180 degrees for 35-45 minutes, depending on the size, until soft.

Published: Monday 22nd January 2018

New, guilt free beverages at Hard Rock

To keep guests from cheating on their New Year’s resolutions, Hard Rock Cafe Manchester is launching a brand new, guilt-free beverage program, designed to utilize only the most authentic and fresh ingredients.

Published: Friday 19th January 2018

Manchester House re-opens this week with new menus

Manchester House re-opens this week with head chef Nathaniel Tofan prrsenting his 'Harmony in Flavour' tasting menus and new seasonal menus.

Published: Friday 19th January 2018

Manchester pocket squares commissioned for The Lowry

The Lowry Hotel and Private White V.

Published: Monday 18th December 2017

Festive Cocktails now available at Hard Rock Cafe

GRAB SOME CHEER Tis the season for new holiday cocktails! Warm up with tastes of rum and whiskey this winter in our Bonfire Breeze, our Royal Cherry Punch or our Tennessee Sour.

Published: Thursday 7th December 2017

Great Xmas gift ideas from Lunya...

Great Xmas gift ideas from Lunya.

Published: Thursday 7th December 2017

Miracle on Seel Street,

This Christmas, independent Liverpool restaurant and bar group, Graffiti Spirits Group, has launched Miracle on Seel Street, taking place every Thursday-Sunday until January in the secretive venue of 83.

Published: Tuesday 5th December 2017

The Lowry Hotel Serves up Xmas Dinner to Wood Street Mission Families

By now most of Manchester are swept up in Christmas fever distracted by what’s.

Published: Monday 4th December 2017

Happy 10th Birthday to Vermilion

Yes, they are 10 years old this week.

Published: Thursday 30th November 2017

Recipe - The Ultimate Cranberry Sauce from Piste Sandbach

Maple Coated Cranberry, Apple & Port Sauce Perfect for making a couple of days in advance allowing you a more relaxing Christmas! Add 150g maple syrup & 2 star anise to a pan.

Published: Thursday 23rd November 2017

Manchester’s Five-Star Hotel Is Set for a Festive Shakeup as Ex-Manchester House Mixologist Takes Over The River Bar.

The five-star Lowry Hotel has appointed Stuart McLachlan the latest addition to the its Food and Beverage team as the manager of the River Bar in time for Christmas.

Published: Tuesday 21st November 2017

Alderley Edge Hotel & Restaurant opening mid December after refurb

Message from Alderley Edge Hotel.

Published: Tuesday 21st November 2017

Festive Sunday Night Live with the Rat Pack...

Sunday 10th and 17th December.

Published: Friday 17th November 2017

Spot of Midweek Tapas for Mel

I have to to say, I have never been really convinced on Tapas.

Published: Thursday 16th November 2017

Francs Catering - any event, big or small catered for

Francs has been a firm favourite in Altrincham, as well as in the Manchester and Cheshire areas, for over 20 years, serving over 2 million people from it's popular restaurant in Goose Green.

Published: Thursday 16th November 2017

The Bay Horse Tavern is Open

The Bay Horse Tavern in Manchester's Northern Quarter has re-opened under new ownershiop.

Published: Thursday 16th November 2017

Dirty Martini Opening today!

Dirty Martini, swanky new cocktail bar and restaurant is opening tonight Manchester! thats right this Friday 10th November, just in time for the festive party season! So head down to Peter Street and see how good it is.

Published: Friday 10th November 2017

The proof is in the pudding for Chef Andrew Green at The Lowry Hotel with social media sensation ‘The Yorkshire pudding wrap’

In the past few weeks The Yorkshire pudding wrap has enjoyed widespread online fame and has become a social media sensation.

Published: Friday 10th November 2017

La Viña Serves Some Spanish Warmth

La Viña, the Spanish tapas restaurants and bars on North John Street in Liverpool and Deansgate in Manchester, are proud to be launching a new menu, inspired by the very best cuisine Spain has to offer.

Published: Wednesday 8th November 2017

The Red Lion in Northop undergoes big changes

Its been a busy few weeks for the team behind the Red Lion in the centre of Northop village.

Published: Friday 3rd November 2017

Zouk launches new Autumn specials menu, plus something extra special for Halloween!!

The Autumn specials menu showcases some of the wonderful flavours of the season with dishes to warm you as the nights draw in.

Published: Thursday 26th October 2017

Bold Sips

Available until 12 November 2017 these brand-new cocktails come packed with seasonal, all-natural flavours, perfect for keeping cozy on chilly Autumnal days.

Published: Thursday 26th October 2017

Hard Rock Cafe launches its spookiest burger ever this halloween - Try it if you dare!

Halloween is creeping up and to celebrate, Hard Rock Cafe has today announced that it will be serving up its most frightening burger ever, for a limited time only.

Published: Wednesday 25th October 2017

The Coach House Inn Scoops Up Best Accommodation At The Customer Service Awards

The Coach House Inn on Northgate Street, Chester have just been awarded the “Best Accommodation” accolade at Chester BID’s “customer service awards” 2017.

Published: Thursday 19th October 2017

Altrincham's very own French bistro shines...

I walk past Altrincham’s Bistrot Pierre most days and always notice how inviting it looks.

Published: Wednesday 18th October 2017

Zouk launches brunch

Award-winning Zouk Tea Bar has launched a new brunch menu at their Manchester restaurant, offering Nashata, a traditional Indian breakfast available every weekend from 9am to 1pm.

Published: Wednesday 11th October 2017

Asha’s Indian fine dining restaurant given the Michelin stamp of approval for second year running

Having opened its doors just two years ago, Manchester's only fine dining Indian restaurant has again appeared in the highly renowned Michelin Guide 2018, which recognises restaurant excellence worldwide.

Published: Wednesday 11th October 2017

Bistrot Pierre October recipe: Moules Marinieres

This month we're sharing a classic recipe from Bistrot Pierre; Moules Marinieres.

Published: Tuesday 3rd October 2017

Festival of Flavour comes to Knutsford

Our Festival of Flavour makes a welcome return from the 2nd to the 15th October to celebrate the launch of our sensational new autumn menu.

Published: Monday 2nd October 2017

The Art School Cellars - Open for your pleasure

The stunning Art School Cellars are already proving to be a huge success with regular diners of the restaurant.

Published: Monday 2nd October 2017

Independent City Centre Inn Cover Their Managers In Gunge On Northgate Street

The Trustland Group took over the old Coach and Horses in 1997.

Published: Monday 2nd October 2017

Liverpool Chef Finalist In National Pizza Awards

Santa Maluco has been chosen as a finalist in the upcoming National Pizza Awards, taking place in London on Tuesday 3rd October.

Published: Monday 2nd October 2017

Piste's October Recipe: Spiced King Prawn Pumpkin Curry

This month we highly enjoyed making this spooky and rather wonderful Spiced King Prawn Pumpkin Curry ready for Halloween! .

Published: Monday 2nd October 2017

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!


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


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


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!


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

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: Tuesday 20th 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