Manchester Restaurants

23 May 19
Manchester Ink Link

The Friendly Toast is waiting for you in Bedford.

23 May 19
VOICE OF THE HWY

CLOSE A sea dragon swims at the Birch Aquarium at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego. The surreal creatures are only found in the wild off the coast of Australia, where they’re threatened, but this Southern California aquarium is working to raise awareness. (Photo: Gregory Bull/AP) Alabama Cullman: Country music […]

23 May 19
Buddha walks into a bar ...

The Maritime District of Bristol in the West of England was once the centre of Britain’s largest port and today is a wonderful centre for visiting and understanding how some of your ancestors MAY have been connected to or influenced by some of the events occurring here. For example Isambard Kingdom Brunel lived and worked […]

23 May 19
Jake's on a Plane

Starting in 2016, instead asking for presents or a laptop or the latest phone or whatever for my birthday, all I asked for was a short city break to a country I had never been to. The first one was to Rome, the second was actually to London so that doesn’t count, the third to […]

22 May 19
Sheffield Patrol Group

Level 4 Local Guide Moses gives the place a five star Google rating and comments ‘Good’. Moses seems at ease with the world. He gets about a bit – Sheffield, Rotherham, Manchester, Blackpool… Wherever he goes, he inhabits a five star universe. Unlike his illustrious forebear and namesake, he’s not hard to please. Volt Sheffield […]

22 May 19
Positive Outlooks Blog

Have you ever committed a workplace blunder? This restaurant staff member just did, and it involved not just a simple entrée, but a bottle of expensive wine that cost nearly $6,000! A diner at Manchester-based Hawksmoor restaurant ordered a bottle of red wine to go with their meal – but what they got was something […]

22 May 19
WPMT FOX43

YORK COUNTY, Pa. — A York man allegedly drove to a West Manchester Township restaurant while intoxicated to fight another individual. Police were called to Westgate Restaurant and Lounge just before 12:30 a.m. on April 12 for a domestic altercation. The caller advised that her boyfriend, 43-year-old Robert Traettino Jr., showed up intoxicated and was […]

22 May 19
Johnny's Traventures

So Prague – where do we start? Well it was the 2nd ever trip I done with a group of people family aside. My social life has recently been quite rigid: just spending time with friends and people only via cinema trips, networking events, dating and night outs. I needed to do something different. Something […]

22 May 19
Foodie Explorers

What’s happening in the food world this week The Cabin Plans are afoot to re-open The Cabin restaurant in Dumbarton Road, Glasgow. The restaurant sadly closed in 2015 (Click here for our visit). The new owner has applied for permission to knock through into the adjacent retail unit to create extra space for kitchen, toilets […]

22 May 19
magicgreenwanderer

Days 25 – 28: Bergen Bergen so charmed us that we didn’t even mind the always-tiring walk with our we-pack-light-but-not-light-enough packs from the train station to our Airbnb, which was situated just a few blocks from the picturesque Bryggen. We wandered through the downtown area, enjoying urban edifices set against a backdrop of tree-covered hillside. […]

22 May 19
Cigar Reviews by Phil 'Katman' Kohn

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade Binder: Connecticut Broadleaf Filler: Honduran Criollo ‘98 Size: 5 x 54 Strength: Medium/Full Price: $7.52 (A buck less online) Today we take a look at the Henry Clay War Hawk. BACKGROUND: According to Halfwheel.com: “As for the name, it refers to a designation given to the late Henry Clay himself. Clay […]

22 May 19
balancedbikinigirl

It’s pretty obvious that I’m no travel blogger, the furthest I’d been since the start of the month in 3 years was Bristol. I hadn’t set foot on a plane, left England, let alone the UK and nor had I experienced all the wonderful sights and sounds of a new, foreign city. Honestly there are […]

22 May 19
Metro
[metro-video id=”1930414″ video=”https://videos.metro.co.uk/video/met/2019/05/22/8429311761864963230/640x360_MP4_8429311761864963230.mp4” image=”https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/05/22/13/13811652-0-image-m-7_1558529771991.jpg” expires=”05-06-2019″] Jamie Oliver’s is preparing to close down some of his restaurants around the country, amid news his empire is ‘on the brink of collapse’. It was revealed yesterday that 23 branches of Jamie’s Italian faced being shut down, as well as the London locations of his Barbecoa and Fifteen chain. And Janet Street Porter has spoken out about what is behind the closures, explaining the blame could lay with the public. During the latest instalment of Loose Women, she told her fellow panellists: ‘Two things have happened. His TV shows have been really successful in educating us about all kinds of different foods. ’20 years ago, we didn’t have these programmes, now they’re on every single night. We think about food and the idea of cooking has become much more important in our lives. ‘He’s written really successful cookery books, he’s sold 40million cookery books. We’ve all bought a Jamie Oliver cookery book and 30 Minute Meals tried to show us we could all make decent food really quickly. ‘The third thing is that you can phone for meals. 10 years ago that didn’t exist. Now you can sit at home, you don’t have to put on a frock or go somewhere. You can just dial it up.’ Janet Street Porter discussed Jamie Oliver’s restaurant closures (Picture: ITV) She also revealed the ‘nail’ in his coffin is that supermarkets now stock ready meals so people can heat-up restaurant-style food in the comfort of their own kitchen, for a fraction of the price. Her words come after Jamie revealed he was ‘saddened’ by the news surrounding his restaurant empire. It was announced the celebrity chef has appointed KPMG as administrators – with the company looking at 23 branches of Jamie’s Italian. It has been claimed up to 1,300 jobs are at risk from the insolvency process. Discussing the news, he said: ‘I am deeply saddened by this outcome and would like to thank all of the staff and our suppliers who have put their hearts and souls into this business for over a decade. Jamie Oliver’s restaurant empire is at risk of crumbling(Picture: Rex) ‘I appreciate how difficult this is for everyone affected. I would also like to thank all the customers who have enjoyed and supported us over the last decade, it’s been a real pleasure serving you. ‘We launched Jamie’s Italian in 2008 with the intention of positively disrupting mid-market dining in the UK high street, with great value and much higher quality ingredients, best in class animal welfare standards and an amazing team who shared my passion for great food and service. ‘And we did exactly that.’ Addressing the closures on Twitter, he told his 6.75million followers: ‘I’m devastated that our much-loved UK restaurants have gone into administration. [metro-zone-post-strip] ‘I am deeply saddened by this outcome and would like to thank all of the people who have put their hearts and souls into this business over the years. Jamie Oliver.’ Many restaurants are at risk of closure, including eight Jamie’s Italian branches in London, two in Cambridge and eateries in Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool and Oxford. London branches of Barbecoa and Fifteen are also thought to be in trouble. Loose Women continues on weekdays, at 12:30pm, on ITV. [metro-fact-box id=”7022752″ title=”Got a showbiz story?” icon=”exclamation” /] [metro-link url=”https://metro.co.uk/2019/05/22/khloe-kardashian-skincare-routine-12-rest-us-werent-worthy-9648039/” title=”Khloe Kardashian had a skincare routine at 12 because the rest of us weren’t worthy”] [metro-link url=”https://metro.co.uk/2019/05/22/sonam-kapoor-wasnt-afraid-play-lesbian-character-bollywood-film-feel-sorry-people-troll-9646852/” title=”Sonam Kapoor ‘wasn’t afraid to play lesbian character’ in Bollywood film: ‘I feel sorry for people who troll me’”]
22 May 19
Metro
Chef Gary Usher offered the homeless man a porter job in his kitchen (Picture: Natural Selection Design) A chef who gave a homeless man a way off the streets says he’s been made to feel like a ‘disgusting scumbag’. Gary Usher, 37, offered Derek a job after meeting him by chance outside his restaurant in Manchester on Sunday. Derek showed up at his restaurant Kala ‘clean-shaven’ and ‘very nervous’ the next day to ask about the kitchen porter job. Gary, who says he’s been offering jobs to people on the streets for 10 years, was so ‘chuffed’ that he shared the story on Twitter. But what the chef described as his ‘best day of 2019’ turned into the ‘worst’ on Monday, when the story went viral and online trolls accused of him using Derek as a ‘PR tool’ to promote himself and his business. He said: ‘Yesterday was easily the worst day of 2019. ‘I’ve been made to feel like a disgusting scumbag that used someone’s misfortune for my own personal gain.’ Gary Usher said he’s been offering jobs to homeless people for ten years (Picture: Natural Selection Design) Gary said he paid for Derek to stay in a hotel near the restaurant, but he admitted that this may have been a mistake ‘in hindsight’. He said: ‘I panicked and acted on impulse as I always do. I’ve never been homeless and I don’t know anything about what it’s like to be in that situation. ‘The gentleman agreed to start on Wednesday and my first thought was I’d like him to have the opportunity to have a nice sleep and breakfast before his first shift, so I got him the closest hotel to the restaurant with bed and breakfast for a week. ‘In hindsight I should have waited a moment and just replied to local response on it who deal with this on a daily basis. I just wanted to help.’ He added: ‘The only truth. A man asked me for a job. I said yes.’ As he revealed that he’s taking a break from social media following the onslaught of abuse, he was inundated with messages of support. Journalist Jemima Kiss told him: ‘Keep going! You’re doing good. Chin up. Ditch the social media. You don’t need it and it doesn’t matter. It’s a distraction from the important stuff.’ NHS chief executive Mark Brandreth said: ‘Gary I wanted my boy to meet you on a Sunday because you’re just the kind of man I’d like him to be.’ He added: ‘Leadership is a lonely place. We have to be true to ourselves and do what is right.’ [metro-fact-box id=”8027376″ title=”Got a story for Metro.co.uk?” icon=”exclamation” /]
22 May 19
The Little Contemporary Corner

One of my favourite things about being a reader is that you can make so many connections with people in public about what you’re reading. I know readers are solitary creatures, but occasionally someone will surprise you in public and make a conversation about something you’re reading or a book reference. I wanted to talk […]

22 May 19
News Archives Uk

The latest headlines in Your inbox The latest headlines in Your inbox Jamie Oliver's restaurant empire has taken over the administration and forced the immediate closure of stores across the UK. The celebrity chef, who spent £ 4 million in his own business last year to save it, said he was "devastated" by the news. […]