Pizza Express Manchester King Street Review

Pizza Express Manchester King Street Review: July 2017

Perfect Pizza with Pizazz can be had at the new Pizza Express situated in an enviable location, just off Albert’s Square, at the top of King street in Manchester city centre. Housed within a gorgeous grand 19th century building, the restaurants décor is swish and stunning. High ceilings give the place a spacious airy feel and some of the original architectural features have been retained which works well. Contemporary decor additions have been themed around playing cards, including wall prints and within the detail of the booth dividers. A mix of the old and the new décor works extremely well.

Warmly welcomed by our server Maria and the manager Rachel, we chowed down on some lush Marinated green olives with garlic cloves and pink peppercorns, washing these down with two lovely cocktails; The refreshingly tasty Hugo St. Germain which features Prosecco over ice, with St Germain elderflower liqueur, lemon and mint and the Pizza Express Pimm’s perfect for summer and packed to the rafters with fabulous fresh fruit.

Sensational starters included the New Risotto Primavera creamy risotto with asparagus, white wine, garlic and Gran Milano cheese, finished with parsley was perfection. The lip-smackingly tasty creamy Buffalo Mozzarella & Tomato Salad served with fresh basil, pesto and lashings of extra virgin olive oil was lovely. All enjoyed with two crisp creative cocktails; The super Sloe Prosecco mixed with a splash of Greenall’s Sloe gin and finished with a fresh raspberry and the blooming brilliant Bellini.

Mouthwatering mains included the Leggera Padana pizza, that was a mix of Goat’s cheese, caramelised onion, spinach, red onion, tomato and garlic oil, which tasted great and was all under 600 calories – win, win! The lovely Lasagna Classica made with a beef Bolognese sauce, tomato, mushroom and béchamel sauce, finished with Gran Milano cheese. Made even better with some moreish side additions which included creamy coleslaw ‘Pizza Express’ style and the scrummy Italian polenta chips with rosemary and sprinkles of Gran Milano cheese, served with a yummy honey & mustard dressing dip.

Finale time came in the form of a pick me up coffee and some divine desserts. The Summer special Tiramisu was refreshing and great for those who do not like coffee, lush layers of ladyfingers soaked in Vin Santo wine, sweet strawberry purée and mascarpone cream, finished with strawberry and mint. The rich Chocolate Fondant ‘PizzaExpress’ cake served alongside vanilla gelato, fresh mint and icing sugar was an instant hit.

Loved the new location, that offers a fabulous fresh innovative menu with perfect service. Head on down there yourself for a slice of Pizza Express Perfection. Thank you to all the Pizza Express Team, my amazing followers and all the brill bloggers out in the Blogosphere 🙂

Melanie xx

Contact:

Manchester King Street, Pizza Express, 84-86 King Street, Manchester, M2 4WQ

0161 832 5435

Sienna Spa Packages Review at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester

Sienna Spa Packages Review at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester: June 2017

A perfect pamper package of indulgence can be enjoyed at the 5-star iconic Radisson Blu Edwardian, which is located in Manchester’s historic Free Trade Hall and was the original home to the Hallé Orchestra. The building is steeped in history, and has old school decadence and charm, retaining some stunning original features.

Situated deep within the buildings vaults make your way down to the Sienna Spa and escape from all the city hustle and bustle. Forget your worries and stresses, and prepare to enter a tranquil, relaxing oasis of peace and calm where the focus is all about having a little well deserved ‘you’ time.

The Inner City Escape package, has the perfect balance of activities to feed mind, body and soul. Prior to your treatments, you have a full 2 hours admittance to use the wet spa facilities which includes a full air-conditioned gym, 12-metre deck level swimming pool, the poolside relaxation area along with facilities such as the whirlpool bath, Nordic sauna and steam room.

Also included is a choice of two 30 minute treatments which include a Facial, Relaxing Back Massage, Body Polish or Nail Treatment. Or pick one 60 minute, including a Facial, Relaxing Body Massage, Deluxe Manicure or Deluxe Pedicure. After all that pampering and relaxation, the hunger pangs definitely do start to kick in, so the Radisson have kindly included a traditional afternoon tea or lunch at steak & Lobster to finish off your exquisite spa experience.

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Protein Ball Co and Oloves Review

Protein Ball Co and Oloves Review: June 2017

Fancy something sweet or savoury well sister companies Protein Ball Co and Oloves, based in Worthing West Sussex, have the answer with their two sensational snacking solutions. Both brands were founded by Husband and Wife team Matt and Hayley, because they struggled to find healthy clean snacks while on the go. The protein balls now selling in 14 countries, Matt States that “It is our aim to roll out super nutritious and delicious, high protein balls in the most fun and energetic way!”.

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Sakana a la carte Menu review

Sakana a la carte Menu review: June 2017

Sensational Sakana situated on Peter street in Manchester city centre offers an enviable Japanese a la carte menu featuring top of the range food and cocktails. Immerse yourself in an evening of Japanese culture and enjoy the Sakanas experience. Tasty Tuesdays began with a lovely warm welcome from Jon and we were overjoyed to find out that the amazing Aziz was to be our server for the evening.

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Teppanyaki Chinatown Manchester Review

Teppanyaki Chinatown Manchester Review: June 2017

Situated in the heart of Chinatown Manchester is the original Teppanyaki in the North West since 1987. At the entrance, the restaurant proudly displays their ethos on a cute wooden chalkboard, which is all about a simple, none gimmicky approach, as the authentic food and Teppanyaki experience speaks for its self.

Warmly welcomed by Edward, who settled us into the cosy seating area, while we waited for a lovely glass of fine wine and a traditional Japanese beer. There definitely was a buzz about the place, anticipation and excitement built, as we were shown to our seats at the Teppanyaki table.

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The English Lounge Manchester Review

The English Lounge Manchester Review: June 2017

Smack bang in the heart of Manchester’s bustling Northern Quarter, the English Lounge, offers a selection of wines, spirits, cocktails, cask ales, gin’s and foodie delights, clearly this is a pub that pulls everything excellent together.  We rocked up to an inviting entrance with some rather cute hanging baskets, nice lantern light features and the English Lounge branded swinging sign. Once upstairs a warm welcome awaited us from the lovely Phil, who was fab, personable, professional and looked after us fantastically the whole evening. Also, another lovely server Emma did a cracking job at making sure we were having a fab time.

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Enzo Manchester Review

Enzo Manchester Review: June 2017

Enzo located on Fountain Street in the heart of Manchester city centre, began through a chance encounter, yes, it is cliché, but it is the truth. Car not starting and needing to get into work, the owner of what we now know as Enzo, hopped a ride on the bus and was pleasantly surprised to be greeted by an Italian driver called Enzo who was wearing a bright booming smile. The bus journeys continued for the next few weeks, as the car was a little more out of service than first thought. Enzo’s energy was energetic, but his true love was pizza and coffee, a bond between owner and Enzo was formed and the decision was made to set up shop. Sadly, Enzo had to return home, as his mother was unwell, but right there Enzo was born and the rest was history.

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