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Old June 2nd, 2012, 10:54 AM   #61
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Old June 16th, 2012, 02:19 PM   #66
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The Alchemist and The Botanist are coming to Trinity Leeds.

I see there is one in Manchester, is it any good?
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Old July 14th, 2012, 12:44 AM   #68
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In July 2012, Chaophraya opened Europe’s largest Thai restaurant in Glasgow! Set in one of the city’s most iconic buildings, The Townhouse on Buchanan Street, it will offer guests the ultimate Thai dining experience in a spectacular setting.

With authentic dishes created by award-winning Development Chef, Ron Tammakeysar, diners can enjoy an array of gastronomic delights. There will also be the introduction of an exclusive range of Scottish-Thai fusion dishes which can be followed by a glass of whisky from the restaurant’s extensive collection.

PALM SUGAR

Before or after your meal, venture to the Palm Sugar bar lounge which serves a range of delicious cocktails, wines and beers in a relaxed atmosphere invigorated by contemporary music. With a breath-taking granite bar, spectacular crystal chandeliers and luxurious décor, the bar will be the perfect location for afterwork tipples, pre-meal drinks or a night out on the town.
http://www.chaophraya.co.uk/venues/chaophraya-glasgow/

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Old November 17th, 2012, 10:38 PM   #69
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Old February 27th, 2013, 11:04 PM   #70
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Old February 27th, 2013, 11:09 PM   #71
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Interesting look at the Red Hot World Buffet/Bar in Leeds on Google.

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Old February 27th, 2013, 11:19 PM   #72
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Sorry, but Red Hot World Buffet sounds like a PPV smut channel stuffed with rough-arse northern lasses.
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Old February 28th, 2013, 12:36 AM   #73
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I can't comment on the place at all as I wasn't aware of its existence prior to stumbling upon it via Google. Whether it's stuffed with rough-arse northern lasses, pay it a visit and find out yourself - you may be pleasantly surprised.
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Old February 28th, 2013, 12:42 AM   #74
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Aye, and Manchester's got Europe's Largest!

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Old February 28th, 2013, 12:54 AM   #75
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Old March 22nd, 2013, 07:33 PM   #76
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THE leisure sector in Manchester is performing strongly thanks to innovation and is set for more investment and growth, according to an expert panel.

TheBusinessDesk.com's Growth Menu breakfast sposored by law firm Kuits, heard that Manchester's pub, bar and restaurant scene is the most diverse and resilient of any regional city outside London, thanks to a host of factors including the airport, mediacity:uk, a strong conferencing offer; support from the local authority and a strong number of operators devising new concepts.

The expert panel at the event at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Free Trade Hall Hotel comprised: Tony Lyons, head of licensing at Kuits; Tim Bacon, founder and MD of Living Ventures; Stephen Miles, general manager of the Radisson and Fiona Kelsey, audit partner at accountancy firm PwC.

Mr Bacon, whose company is behind the Alchemist cocktail bars, the Oast House pubs, the Blackhouse Grills restaurants and a host of other brands including Australasia, spoke about his ambitions for The Restaurant at Manchester House, which he hopes will take the city's dining offering to "the next level."

Mr Bacon is working with renown chef Aiden Byrne on the 72-cover restaurant concept, which will be complimented with a 12th floor roof-top cocktail bar, and will open in July.

"We're certainly going for the star - Aiden will be there cooking at the pass - it'll be a lot more than just white table-cloths. In this market a venue has to have personality."

Stephen Miles said: "I am a big believer that Manchester needs a Michelin Star - it's about creating the right environment and people will come."

Tony Lyons praised the approach of operators like Living Ventures, who understand the local market well, and develop concepts that customers want to visit.

He noted such a stance contrasted to the behaviour of some of the national operators, such as Strada and Cafe Rouge, which took space in Manchester's Spinningfields business district, but have recently closed down.

Asked by a member of the audience which up and coming operators are the "ones to watch", Mr Lyons said: "I just think you need to look at the Northern Quarter, operators like Marie Carter, Johnnie Hayes and Joel Wilkinson."

Mr Lyons said developers, such as Allied London at Spinngfields, were starting to think more strategically about how to use their public space as well as buildings to create destinations.

In terms of challenges the sector faces Mr Lyons said some local authorities in areas such as Newcastle and Leeds amongst others are looking to "put the genie back in the bottle" by clamping down hard on operators where there is signigficant anti-social behaviour.

"The authorities are using Morning Restriction Orders, MROs, which means within a given area, if it is deemed problematic, all operators, good and bad will have their licensing hours curbed."

The panel predicted more deals similar to Tesco's £50m acquisition of cafe business Giraffe last week.

PwC partner Fiona Kelsey said: "I think we will see more transactions of this nature. For all retailers, including supermarkets, it's about creating an attractive destination, and Giraffe is that."

Tim Bacon agreed, adding: "Tesco's in-store cafes are not inspiring spaces, so I think it is a good fit for them."

After the launch this year of The Restaurant and also Artisan, a 250-vover pizza concept also at Manchester House, Spinningfields, Mr Bacon said his focus would be on the London market.

"We have done it before successfully with the Living Room and it is very firmly on the agenda for the next phase in our growth plan."
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Old March 22nd, 2013, 07:35 PM   #77
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Simon Rogan at The French Reviewed

Gordo delights in exquisite food

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Over all, this restaurant does what any restaurant of quality does. It provides us punters with a truly great dinner; some talking points, service that will become a Swiss clock movement, wines to broaden your horizon and finally, allows you to walk away knowing that you have had a great occasion.
Click on link for full review. http://www.manchesterconfidential.co...rench-Reviewed
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Old March 22nd, 2013, 07:43 PM   #78
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Ex-church in East Manchester tops for events

THE MONASTERY Manchester scooped a hat trick at the Meeting and Incentive Travel Industry (M&IT) Awards in London this week.



'No one has ever managed to collect three awards in the same year so we’re thrilled'
In the presence of more than 1,000 industry professionals, the grade II* listed building won Gold for Best UK Unusual Venue, retaining the title, and also was awarded a Silver in the Best Value for Money Conference Venue and Best Conference and Banqueting staff categories.

Commenting on the awards, Paul Griffiths, Chairman of The Monastery Manchester said: “To win the hat trick is incredible. The Meeting & Incentive Travel Awards are the hospitality sector's longest running and most prestigious awards and no one has ever managed to collect three awards in the same year so we’re thrilled.

"Since we opened as an events venue in 2007, and excluding any Monastery revenue, we have brought £8.5 million of total visitor spend into the city’s economy with many blue chip companies choosing to come to Manchester purely because they want to have their event at The Monastery.”

The M&IT Industry Awards ceremony is organised by Meetings & Incentive Travel magazine and rewards excellence of service and product across the events sector.

In addition to the 19 awards which are voted for by industry peers and clients, there will be two special awards: M&IT Personality of the Year, nominated by the industry; and the Access Excellence Award, decided by a panel of accessibility experts.

For more information visit www.themonastery.co.uk

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Old March 22nd, 2013, 07:53 PM   #79
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The Greater Birmingham area has a wide variety of restaurants to choose from. Here are just a few of them. Just in the conurbation of course.


Nandos, Queen Street, Wolverhampton


theigroup.co.uk

Nandos, Bentley Bridge, Wolverhampton.



Nandos, Westfield Merry Hill, Dudley.



Nandos, Bullring, Birmingham.


bullring.co.uk

Nandos, Paradise Forum, Birmingham.

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Nandos, Fort Dunlop, Birmingham.


192.com

Nandos, Mailbox, Birmingham.


tripadvisor.com

Nandos, Solihull


tripadvisor.com

Nandos, Shirley, Solihull

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Nandos, Star City, Birmingham


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Under construction: Nandos, Walsall



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Old March 22nd, 2013, 08:06 PM   #80
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You forgot Nandos just off Broad Street ;-)
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