I’ve had a fair share of Italian’s in my time but was more than pleasantly surprised by the suggestion of Salvi’s Cucina on John Dalton Street the other day. I genuinely felt like we had just stepped off the streets of Manchester and been transported to a secret little eaterie in Naples. Continue reading
Brunch – Tea Hive, Chorlton
It’s always a pleasure to pop into Chorlton on a bright Sunday morning and spend a few lazy hours sat outside Tea Hive watching the world go by. Continue reading
Aldi Wagyu Beef Steak – Review
I’d read a lot of articles this week about Aldi selling Wagyu beef, the most expensive steak in the world, I’m lead to believe, for the bargain price of £7.29! I only live 2 minutes away from an Aldi, and knowing that I would never be able to afford a Wagyu beef steak in a restaurant (£90 for the same size steak in upmarket places), I decided to have a go at cooking some myself. Continue reading
Chalk Bar & Grill Re-launch – Didsbury
Last Thursday evening I went to Didsbury. I haven’t been to Didsbury for quite a few years and whilst it’s always been a hub for bars and pubs that I frequented in my student days, I always felt it was missing a really good cocktail bar.
Enter Chalk Bar & Grill – recently refurbished and now being run by MAD Ltd, the team behind several other Manchester drinking establishments such as Rosylee, Tusk, Walrus, The Fitzgerald and Hula.
We were lucky enough to be invited along to their re-launch party so sampled some delicious cocktails, nibbles and delightful surroundings. Continue reading
Beef and Pudding 2nd Birthday Brunch Bash
Last week I had the pleasure of being invited along to Beef and Pudding‘s 2nd Birthday Brunch Bash in Manchester city centre. I’d always wanted to try Beef and Pudding since it’s launch as I used to work very close by, but had never got round to it. So when they got in touch to say they were having a Birthday brunch and celebrating the launch of their Bloody Mary buffet, it seemed like the perfect time to finally get acquainted. Continue reading
The Crafty Pig
I’d been hearing good things about The Crafty Pig bar and kitchen so the other Saturday a bunch of us popped along for a friends birthday – there were around 20 of us and the staff were very welcoming and it was a very smooth service for such a large group. Continue reading
The Lonely Ski Lodge
The following morning, making the most of the warm weather, we decided to explore the forest surrounding our cabin. We took off up the old ski run and followed the winding path through thick woodland.
Arriving In Enebakk
You may be asking yourself, what is a blog called The Manchester Tart doing writing about Norway? It has nothing to do with Manchester! Well you’d be right, it doesn’t. But it is well within easy reach of it. Not only was I surprised but albeit delighted to discover that with a quick and cheap Ryanair flight (£25.99) from Manchester Airport I could be in Norway in 1 hour and 20mins. Surely that sort of information deserves sharing especially when you find out what’s waiting for you on the other end – ladies and gentlemen, come with me to Norway.
Levenshulme Beer Fete
On the August bank holiday weekend a few of us went along to Levenshulme Beer Fete at The Klondyke Club, hosted by GRUB, Blackjack Brewery & Shebeen Events. We went on the Sunday, but it had been running since the Friday. Continue reading
Davenports – Afternoon Tea
I went for a very special afternoon tea the other week with my dear friend Stella. We hadn’t seen each other for a very long time so we decided our catch-up was something worth celebrating. We headed off to Cheshire to Davenports Tea Room, which was about 40 mins south of Manchester. Continue reading