Campana on a romana base (£14.15)

at the Pizza Express Autumn Specials Event

With a lot of places doing Christmas showcases, it was refreshingly nice to see Pizza Express do a showcase on their Autumn menu. I know people may be sad to see the end of Summer, but Autumn has some of the best seasonal and festive foods! I was eager to see what Pizza Express would come up with to incorporate this and welcome Autumn into the year! There are several branches of Pizza Express within Greater Manchester with 6 in the city centre alone. On this occasion, I visited the Corn Exchange branch.*

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At the Be At One Christmas Showcase

Be At One is a cocktail bar and can be found hidden away on Deansgate as part of the redone Barton Arcade. Although I’m not one for celebrating Christmas earlier, a lot of restaurants and bars are starting to take Christmas bookings. I was invited to a Christmas Showcase which showcases not just Be At One’s cocktail masterclass, but also other partners one could utilise coming up to the Christmas Season.*

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Meal Pal map

Using the Meal Pal app

Grabbing lunch on the go can be an arduous task when you forget to meal plan properly or in this case if I’m travelling. Trying to decide what you want quickly and then waiting in the long queue takes time out of what is normally a precious 30 min to an hour for relaxation away from the stresses of the job. When Meal Pal approached me with a no-nonsense approach to getting lunch, I tried it out just before hopping on a long train journey.*

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All day breakfasts

At Nibble NQ

What I love about living in Manchester is the fact you have a mixture of fine dining and independent cafes in one city. The Northern Quarter is particularly home to the latter, housing small businesses in Afflecks Palace as well as niche shops and cafes. One such is Nibble, a small cafe located on Oldham Street run by the lovely Lauren Irlam, who has previously managed Northern Quarter’s famous Teacup and the Railway Kitchen and Bar. This is her first venture and the cafe is born from her love of good quality food without the fuss. I take my friend and fellow blogger, Lacey, to the cafe to explore one sunny Manchester day!*

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Crusty sourdough topped with cauliflower and sorrel puree with poached egg and Morcilla black pudding

at MIMOD’s Kitchen supper club

Brunch is one of my favourite meals and not one I regularly have since I’m a fairly early riser. It tends to happen when I have guests over and it becomes a welcome treat after a late night. Manchester has no shortage of really nice places to brunch at, but I want to talk about MIMOD’s Kitchen, who specialises in serving brunch supper clubs as a 5-course evening meal, also known as brinners. MIMOD itself is an acronym for Most Important Meal Of the Day. *

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