Review: Cubana Tapas [Sheffield]

Think of rum fun, tapas and live music and you’d be forgiven for thinking of Cuba rather than Sheffield immediately leaping to mind. But our Charlie thinks you might just want to go and investigate this one. Rating Cuisine Cuban tapas – lots of small plates with a
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Review – Dogs n Dough [Manchester]

Down a side street, and down some dark, dark stairs lies a den of hot dogs, carb laden pizzas and a dessert that defeats even the hungriest of eyes- and we hear there’s a secret little gaming den. Our Charlie grabbed a torch and headed in.  Rating Cuisine American
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Review – The Lost and Found [Knutsford]

The most recent of The Lost & Found brand has opened in the old Town Hall in Knutsford. Billed as a haven away from the hustle & Bustle, our Charlie hopped on a train to see if it does just that.  Rating Appeals to Absolutely everyone. Families, ladies and gents who
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Review – Locke & Remedy [Cardiff]

Cardiff’s food and drink scene is growing – and so are it’s cocktail menus. Our Charlie happened upon a little spot that does a little of both, and found a home from home perched a the bar.      Rating Appeals to The after work and weekend crowd
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Review: Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill [Liverpool]

Marco Pierre White, once the enfant terrible of fine dining seems to have distinctly softened of late. With contracts with a certain stock company, and a chain of restaurants, it could be argued that he’s ‘sold out’.  Do the restaurants deserve to have his
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Hogarths Stone Manor [Kidderminster]

Kidderminster, or Kiddy as it’s known to many, may not be your automatic ‘go-to’ destination for fine food. But amongst others, the restaurant at Hogarths Stone Manor is hoping to change that. Our northern bird Charlie, headed down to investigate…  
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Review: Lokanta, Sheffield

Rating:   In a Word: Staycation     Cuisine: Turkish   Appeals To: Anyone who fancies revisiting their holidays in food form – or if you just like good home cooked food.   Over them there hills It’s not often enough I get to travel
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Recipe – Waldorf Doughnuts with Colston Bassett

Colston Bassett cheese is an award winner. Winner of two gold medals at last year’s World Cheese Awards, the International Cheese Awards 2014 and the Great Taste Awards, it’s damn good cheese.  It’s easy to enjoy, a sliver of stilton, a little celery, perhaps a
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Review: Bluu, Manchester

Rating: In a Word: Institution   Cuisine: Barbecue/American   Appeals To: Girls and boys about town. Anyone who isn’t a vegetarian.    Northern Quarter Revamp Manchester’s Northern Quarter has long been a popular stomping ground for creatives, for
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Review: Cafe Rouge, Manchester

Rating: In a Word: Jolie   Cuisine: French Bistro   Appeals To: Shoppers, families, anyone who fancies something other than a cheap burger, or chips to eat and drink.    C’est Bon Back to the Trafford Centre. Again. I’m beginning to think the
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