The Minority Business Engagement Hub: helping all of Greater Manchester’s Asian restaurants
Mar23

The Minority Business Engagement Hub: helping all of Greater Manchester’s Asian restaurants

The minority business market makes up 30% of the entire economy of the Greater Manchester region; most of these enterprises are on the smaller end of the scale and many struggle to integrate properly within Manchester socio-economic society. This is where the Minority Business Engagement Hub wants to change things, for the good of your business and for the health of the regional economy. MBE creates a unified platform for...

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Restaurant finalists to be announced at House of Commons lunch
Sep30

Restaurant finalists to be announced at House of Commons lunch

At last an awards event where there are some recognised judges. I realise awards events need to make money to fund themselves but many simply seem to be an exercise in self-promotion, with no real competition involved. It’s interesting to see that these organisations are at least trying to address this by appointing a panel that can legitimately be described as experts. Hopefully this will lead to some really good restaurants...

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Pho Manchester – Restaurant Review
Sep17

Pho Manchester – Restaurant Review

Having visited Vietnam for the first time last year, it was great news that Pho decided to open up in the newly refurbished (almost) Corn Exchange in Manchester.  If you’re not familiar with Pho it is the Vietnamese national dish and is eaten all over the country. It’s basically a large bowl of soup with your choice of ingredients and a large measure of fresh herbs served on the side that you add to your own taste. You can...

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A Brief History of India Pale Ale
Aug25

A Brief History of India Pale Ale

India Pale Ale (IPA) has seen a huge increase in popularity in the last few years, originally from the craft brewers of America (we can’t laugh at their fizzy rubbish anymore) and now from the many micro-breweries popping up in the UK. So what is IPA? History has it that IPA was the answer to supplying beer to the far flung corners of the British Empire in the 18th century, and more specifically to India. The...

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5 things I hate about your website
Aug21

5 things I hate about your website

OK restaurant owners (and takeaways / hotels / bars etc.) I recently read a guide to website design for the hospitality industry and to be honest it was absolute rubbish and didn’t list any really important elements needed on a restaurant website. So as a regular user and often frustrated customer (and because it’s Friday) here’s a totally unscientific list of my pet hates about the websites you hope will attract my...

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