I’ve never been inside a Slug and Lettuce prior to this review. If a restaurant is a huge chain and appears to do American or English food, it tends to slip my mind. I was therefore very grateful when they invited me for a small Cocktail Masterclass as well as some food as this gives me an opportunity to try a place that I had not thought of. Thank you to my dearest blogger friend, Lacey of Laceyfitspo, for inviting me to this. There are a number of branches of Slug and Lettuce in Manchester alone, but this review will focus on the Spinningfields branch. *
Every year, Manchester hosts its Manchester Food and Drink Festival around September-October and it is a festival I continually look forward to year on year. It takes place outside Manchester Town Hall on St Albert’s Square and is a 2-week free entry festival featuring market stalls from independents and chains as well as specialised events such as themed meals or workshops. This year there is an experimental vegan banquet as well as several hidden banquets including one by MilkJam. There is also Manchester’s own Bake Off competition.
Here, I explore what’s available on the second day of the festival.
I came across Banyan Bar when I was trying to find somewhere near the Manchester Arena for food, as I was going to see something there. I knew that the Corn Exchange had been refurbished and lots of restaurants have moved in. Owing to the warm weather in Manchester at the time, I decided that somewhere that served salads would be a good option, and settled on Banyan.
With my partner in tow, we headed inside.
The lovely Keeley from Phat Cupcake invited Manchester bloggers to attend a Bakerie Bloggers event. The event centred around wine tasting using Bakerie’s very own wine jukebox. Yes, you heard me, a wine jukebox.
The drinks were free to the bloggers attending, all opinions are my own.
Neighbourhood in Spinningfields hosted a Bloggers over Brunch event to showcase their new brunch menu. I’ve seen Neighbourhood before as it is situated right opposite Artisan and have been meaning to give it a try. This event gave me the perfect excuse to do just that and to meet other bloggers in the North West.
The event was organised by the lovely Stephanie from Ledigo PR and everything provided at the event was free to the bloggers attending. Opinions for the brunch are my own or owned by my fellow bloggers who tried dishes I did not.
I have been in Artisan before but only for a pot of tea whilst meeting up with my sister and her friends. I saw what they ate and was intrigued by the menu so resolved to come here later for a more in-depth review. This opportunity came with Artisan offered 40% off their then Autumnal menu.
It’s worth noting that Artisan also offers a 20% discount voucher when you first sign up to their mailing list and when your birthday is approaching.