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Breakfast at Juniper Hale

Words & Photos: Yours truly

So this came as a bit of a random opportunity but a few weeks ago, I was invited to the launch night at Juniper’s new restaurant in Hale… and to be completely honest, I wasn’t too impressed with my experience then – with both their food and their service – but I put that down to a number of factors: 1) perhaps a new team of staff; 2) maybe a new menu; 3) possibly the number of attendees; and 4) definitely the rush.

Not long after the launch, I decided to give it another try (largely because we were gifted vouchers to spend on another meal) and I was pleasantly surprised – so let me walk you through why…

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#BeeProud Afternoon Tea at Radisson Blu Edwardian, Manchester

Words & Photos: @oliverinstead

Earlier this week, I was invited by Radisson Blu Edwardian, Manchester to go and have a taste of the new #BeeProud afternoon tea. Here’s a confession: I’m not the afternoon tea-type. The last time I had a full-on afternoon was 4 years ago, in a Best Western in Kuala Lumpur, but #Pride is a great cause – in fact, one that I care very much about so I didn’t waste a sec before accepting the offer! Continue Reading

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1847, Manchester : A Vegetarian’s Heaven

Words & Photos: @oliverinstead

To give you an idea of how long it’s been since my last restaurant review wherein I wolfed down a prawn-filled burrito, I’ve actually turned vegetarian and have been one for months. With my newly acquired diet, I paid a visit to 1847, a veggie restaurant in the heart of Manchester and let’s just say, I can’t think of a better way to make my #FoodieFriday comeback… Continue Reading

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Burrito Master Class with Chilango, Manchester

Words & Photos: @oliverinstead

Mexican has always been one of my favourite cuisines. Burritos, tostadas, guacamole, quesadillas, tacos, even some of the Tex-Mex stuff… you name it, I love it – in fact, it’s among my top three alongside Japanese and duh, Malaysian. So when I received an invitation to the VIP-only media night at Chilango, the newest burrito joint and possibly the most exciting in Manchester, I flipped. Continue Reading