I was contacted by someone from Sweden; could we meet up so they could interview me for their on-line magazine about the Manchester food 'scene' as they were visiting the city? It never happened in the end, but it got me thinking. If I came to Manchester as a tourist what would I do and where to go? Obviously most of my interests are food/drink related, but this is what I'd do for a weekend.
10am Start the day with Breakfast/Brunch at Solita
in the Northern Quarter.
Stroll around the Northern Quarter looking at Art Galleries, independent shops, Afflecks Palace etc and marvel at the bushyness of the beards.
11am Coffee and fabulous
cake at Home Sweet Home.
Midday. Shopping if you must and a visit to the City Art Gallery
to get a bit of culture.
2pm. More food. Burgers in Almost Famous
3pm Followed by some beers in Brewdog
You might need a lie down after that lot so head on back to the hotel now if you like for a siesta. Or if you're a party animal carry on!
5pm. Start a pub crawl in the Northern Quarter
beginning with the excellent Port Street Beer House
The Castle Hotel
and The Marble Arch
on Rochdale road (the most beautiful old fashioned pub in Manchester). Drink several pints of Marble Beer.
8pm Taxi to Mr Coopers House and Garden
or The French
if you're feeling flush (both at The Midland Hotel) for dinner (reservations a must at the weekend). Followed by cocktails in Mr Cooper's bar.
11pm More cocktails with a view at Cloud 23
and then the top floor of Manchester House
Next day if you're still around go for a curry to soak up all the alcohol at Mughli
in Rusholme, the best Indian in Manchester.
So did I miss anywhere vital out?
You`ve hit that nail smack bang ont heed.....Top marks.ReplyDelete
sounds spot on to me! Just need to find a babysitter and I'm there...ReplyDelete
Almost perfect!! I would choose Dusk ’til Pawn rather than Cloud 23 for great cocktails. Can’t match the view obviously but a far better atmosphere IMHO.ReplyDelete
Totally agree with you, loved Dusk til Pawn, but it'd mean going back over town to the NQ. Not actually been to Cloud 23 for a year or 2 (and I hate the queue) but as a tourist the views are unbeatable.Delete
Fair comment well made!ReplyDelete