Wine Tasting & Dinner at Asha’s Bollibar

Asha’s is a contemporary Indian fine dining chain of restaurants that opened in 2002. It has about 13 restaurants spread across the Middle East and UK. The restaurant belongs to Asha Bhosle, a renowned Bollywood singer who also shares a passion for food. Asha’s in Manchester has a proper fine dining restaurant and a dim-lit…

Scene Indian Street Kitchen

I had been following Scene on Instagram for quite some time now and their beautiful posts always fascinated me. I’d been wanting to visit this Indian fine-dining since I came to Manchester. The restaurant has beautiful indoor and outdoor seating (by the entrance and the terrace seating by the canal where you can enjoy a…

Nasi & Mee Asian Canteen, Chennai

During my recent trip to Chennai, one of the restuarants I really loved included Nasi & Mee. I visited the oriental food joint with two of my friends on a Sunday evening and it was completely packed. The restaurant had a simple décor and a vibrant, chatty atmosphere similar to a ‘canteen’. I really love that…

Pescatarian Dinner at Tampopo

Tampopo is the ideal restaurant you want to visit on your weekday after a long day at work. It’s food that puts you in a good mood. I was invited to Tampopo to try their new Pescatarian menu which boasts of 7 of their best dishes served over 5 courses. The Pan-Asian restaurant is located…

Brunch at Albert’s Schloss

Albert’s Schloss ranks as one of the hottest venues to visit in Manchester. The restaurant name refers to Queen Victoria’s famous husband, Albert and Schloss means ‘palace’ or ‘stately home’ in German. The venue boasts of Bavarian and bohemian décor – alpine wood furniture, a fireplace and of course Bavarian beers. It felt like a…

The Bassano Bar @ PizzaExpress

After its successful debut in London last summer, the Bassano Bar has now opened its doors to Mancunians by partnering with the nation’s favourite restaurant chain, PizzaExpress. This modern Italian cocktail bar, the brainchild of Dave Marsland and Nick Hopewell-Smith launched a couple of weeks ago at the stunning terrace of First Street, one of…

El Capo

El Capo is a Mexican bar and cantina in Manchester. I wouldn’t say it’s traditional, El Capo is way too cool for that. Their vibe is funky yet chilled with a dimly-lit atmosphere. The décor consists mainly of exposed brickwork and Day of the Dead artwork adorning the walls. Also, the bar has over 80…

Sunday Roast at Neighbourhood MCR

So, Sunday roasts are a big deal in England. I was so excited and looking forward to trying this ‘lazy and boozy’ traditional meal! Ergo I was delighted when I received the invite to my very first bloggers’ Sunday lunch at Neighbourhood in Manchester. It also has a branch in Liverpool. Neighbourhood is a restaurant,…