Discussion in 'Midlands and the North' started by mauvais, Dec 28, 2016.
There you go - Sam Smith's - no Guinness. Soft bigotry.
Elder daughter is in Manchester for a work training thing. She wants to know if a curry house called This & That is any good. Anyone know?
Yeah it's really good - cheap canteen style with plenty of veggie/vegan options. Closes early though!
It's a Manchester institution, as is the 'rice and three' it serves. It's a basic canteen, cheap and cheerful, somewhere you'd go for a quick lunch, not for an occasion.
If it's too late for This n That and she wants cheap and cheerful curry Cafe Marhaba is my current favourite. Not too far away, just off Picadilly.
Yeah it really is for the money. There is plenty of similar places for a similar price around there too. You get a plate of three curries and rice for about a fiver. The menu changes daily and its all traditional food. Have not had a bad meal there tbh
Yes, it's good. And cheap. But closes early. If she's looking for somewhere to eat in the evening, Bundobust and Indian Tiffin Room are both popular and well-reviewed. Not as cheap as This'n'That though.
On the subject of Manchester curry cafes, what's Hunters BBQ like these days? It used to be great for lunch - rice & three, really friendly staff - but looking at reviews it looks crap now. I've not lived in Manchester for six years, but don't want to get bitten on return visits.
I'm off to see the Da Vinci exhibition this weekend, and noticed the gallery have an exhibition for the 200th aniversary of Peterlooo, starting on 27 May through to September. Looks like it might be interesting.
Get Together and Get Things Done | Manchester Art Gallery
eta - created a separate thread for Peterloo stuff.
I went last weekend. Don't let me put you off but I was slightly underwhelmed, probably just not my cup of tea. 30 people at a time, so a queue, although not too bad. The drawings are all medical. They're historically interesting but not in themselves that captivating, IMO.
The Nordic design exhibition at the top was cool. Kind of like a fancy IKEA where you can't buy anything.
Yeah, I never get my hopes up about exhibitions. Worth having a look though, and the gallery is always a nice place to spend an hour or so.
This is a nice set of photos - a bloke with a camera taking pictures of the Eccles area in the 1960s.
These amazing images were forgotten for 50 years - is your mum in one of them?
Manchester Museum is putting an elephant skeleton on the concourse at Manchester Piccadilly. They were building it this morning. Much better than the usual stalls promoting commercial tat.
Elephants are lovely.
Heads up for anyone planning to come here over the next few weeks that it's Manchester International Festival. Personally I haven't bought tickets to anything this year although would've liked to see the Nico thing with Maxine Peake.
There's loads of free stuff on in festival (Albert) square anyway and elsewhere, Whitworth gallery etc.
Festival Square – Manchester International Festival
Fill programme here:
Shows Archive – Manchester International Festival
Can Manchester peeps share this on their SM please?
Appeal for mourners to attend the funeral of an RAF veteran aged 100
Read about him yesterday. It's a shame they have organised the funeral mid-week - a weekend would be much better for turnout.
He got a good send off.
Hundreds answered an appeal to honour a 'forgotten' RAF veteran
London got bumped for Manchester for Xmas shopping & general bimbling about as train tickets were too spendy.
I have been to Manc a few times but I don’t really know it. We are seeking pubs, veggie food, record shops, trinkets, art and of course Xmas market!
Oldham Street should cover a lot of those things: you can drink in The Castle, buy trinkets from Magma, Aflecks Palace and Fred Aldous, records from Picadilly Records and the Vinyl Exchange (I think there's record stalls in Aflecks too). Manchester Craft and Design Centre is just round the corner too. I'm sure there's good veggie food round there but I can't remember where atm.
Avoid the christmas markets though, they're shite.
killer b has pretty much covered it, but happy to show moonsi til directions on the day if needed.
eta - I added the completely wrong user name.
I'd add the Arndale Food Market to killer b 's list - plenty of veggie & vegan choices, & the option of a cheap accompanying pint from the Micro Bar.
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