Asha’s Manchester Lunch Review: May 2017
Located in the heart of Manchester city centre is the award winning amazing Asha’s Indian restaurant. Inspired by Bollywood legend Asha Bhosle, the restaurant group have an impressive resume and years of experience with WAFI City Dubai in 2002 being the location of their first opening. Asha Bhosle states that, “dining on delicious food in the company of good friends is the best recipe for happiness”. Now, it was our turn to test out Asha’s Philosophy.
Turtle Bay Blackburn New Menu Review: May 2017
Boom! Back again at Blackburn’s Turtle Bay for some cool Caribbean chilled vibes. News of the new menu has spread fast and this exciting foodie news really had my taste buds tingling. Shown to our seating, we were greeted by the lovely Jacob, one of the brands senior management figures, who spent some time speaking with us. However, Jacob soon had to head off, as he clearly adopts a hands-on management style, as throughout the evening he got stuck in with the team, helping them with everything from serving meals, organising the pass and cleaning cutlery – Amazing!
Neighbourhood Restaurant Manchester Afternoon Tea Review: May 2017
My Spinningfields Sunday Session always feel incomplete without a visit to the glam and Glitzy Neighbourhood Restaurant and Bar. Summer Sun shining, we fancied both a mixture of sweet and savoury treats, so we opted for Neighbourhoods very own chic creative contemporary city afternoon tea.
Cawston Press Review: May 2017
A delightful delivery arrived from the Cawston Press team, which included some of their original juices and their sparkling range. Cawston Press have a mission which is to use nothing artificial, only use natural ingredients to create their fabulously stunning tasty drinks. A delicate and detailed process goes into selecting each one of their apples, as Cawston Press are passionate about their brand and blends. All their juices are only ever made from pressed apples and not concentrated juice.
Turtle Bay Blackburn Review: April 2017
Trinidad to Tobago, Bahamas to Blackburn’s Turtle Bay where you can sample your very own heat of the Caribbean without having to pack your suitcase and minus the airfare. Welcomed by our server, aka Jamaica’s Jamming Jordan, I knew this visit was going to be hot! Décor colourful, inviting with beach wood style tables and even shack style toilets. Jamming reggae music playing the likes of the classic Bob Marley. The mix of décor, music, happy vibes and atmosphere got me in the summer mood, so the shades went on and it was time to taste some creative cocktails – Caribbean style.
Bill’s Liverpool Breakfast Review: April 2017
For those who don’t know, Bill Collison both driven and inspired by his Dads love for fresh home grown produce, started out in a small space that his dad showed him, which was no bigger than a shed, just off the high street in Lewes in East Sussex. Rapid Success and growth meant the need to acquire new premises, but tragedy struck in 2000 with the heavy floods wiping Bill’s shop out. Starting from scratch Bill remained positive and went from almost bust to boom.
Sapporo Teppanyaki Manchester Review: April 2017
With over 15 year’s experience serving Japanese cuisine in the UK, Sapporo teppanyaki Manchester which opened in 2005 and is situated just around the corner from the Museum of Science and Industry is a city centre hot spot that is worth a visit. Excited to enter this Japanese paradise, the doors opened, where a warm welcome awaited. The relaxed waiting area, lit with subdued lighting, decorated with traditional Japanese designed Asian panel Shoji screens and a wooden spinning wheel from the Kyoto region circa 1890, gave me the feeling that I had been transported into the very heart of Japan. With a clear view of the circular bar, we watched our cocktails being mixed up, while watching the bustling bar action that would be synonymous with any Japanese city bar venue.
Delivered to the table was the striking green Japanese Slipper mixed with Midori, Cointreau and lemon juice was lush and refreshing. The Kohii Martini shaken with Sake, Kahlua and strong expresso gives you a Japanese themed caffeine boost. Now our time to enter the main dining area, our cocktails were kindly taken to our place at the Teppanyaki table, by our super server Saied.