Reviews

Reviews

Refuge by Volta

It was my next significant birthday this week. My lovely wife organised a great twenty four hours in Manchester City centre for all the family. It started with a visit to Breakout, Dinner at Mr Coopers and brunch at Refuge. Breakout is a brilliant idea, as you get locked in […]

Reviews

The Allotment Vegan Restaurant

The Allotment Vegan (and gluten free) Restaurant has opened in Stockport with quite a lot of noise. I’ve never known a new restaurant get so much attention without paying for it. All of this is good and very worthy. Anyone who opens a vegan restaurant certainly gets a big pat […]

Reviews, Show Stoppers

Chefs Week at The French

The French is a fine dining restaurant at The Midland hotel in Manchester city centre. We’ve been wanting to go since it opened under new direction in 2013. Simon Rogan (L’enclume, Fera) has overseen the restaurants transformation. We were lucky enough to visit L’Enclume with its two michelin stars a […]

Reviews, Show Stoppers

Chateau Cordeillan-Bages

Our Bordeaux adventure had begun. We arrived, minus my phone, in this wonderful French village of Bages. A typical sleepy French village but dominated by two chateaus. Cordeillan and Lynch. When I say chateau, although Cordeillan is one, they are generally big mansions opposed to things like Chenonceau. There are 10,000 […]