Dishoom Manchester is now serving double-duty as both a café and a first-rate transport of Bombay comfort food direct to the doors of their cherished neighbours. 

The delivery menu has been designed to feature only those recipes that can abide a little travel – Biryanis, Ruby Murrays and House Black Daal, along with first-class Small Plates, Veg Side Dishes and hand-made Breads. Such culinary comforts (and other sundries) can now be dishoomed to homes every day from 12pm to 10pm in most parts of Manchester city centre, Spinningfields, Green Quarter, Ancoats, Salford, or Salford Quays. Guests can check the eligibility of their postcode for delivery and also place an order via

As always, every dish is cooked by Dishoom chefs and served from Bombay with love. And, (as in the restaurants) for each and every meal ordered for delivery, they donate a meal to a child. Dishoom work with Akshaya Patra, a charity in India which provides nourishing free meals to schools. This means the children are undistracted by hunger, and ready to learn.


It’s National Curry Week (5-11 October), and YO! has commissioned a survey to find out how big a nation of curry lovers we in the UK really are.

And, it’s fair to say, we really do still love a good curry. Here’s a few key stats and facts about Manchester’s curry habits:

  • On a scale of one to 10, people in Manchester love a curry an average of 7.5
  • Around three quarters of Mancunians claim curry is probably their favourite meal of all time
  • When it comes to Manchester’s favourite curry, the takeaway favourite Chicken Tikka Masala comes out on top served with pilau rice and naan bread but 80% of people agreed Japanese Katsu curries are becoming increasingly popular
  • People in Manchester like it hot with 40% of respondents saying they like a spicy curry, and another 13% liking a very spicy curry
  • 50% of people make their own curries at home, and think they are delicious

Japanese Katsu curry, alongside Korean Sweet Chilli Chicken, is one of the best-selling dishes at YO!, and recognising this trend this year they launched six exciting new products which will allow people to re-create their favourite restaurant experience at home. The new range includes: Katsu Curry Crumb; Hot & Spicy Katsu; Mild & Creamy Coconut Katsu; Garlic Katsu; Tomato Katsu; and Korean Sweet Chilli Sauce.




We visit Manchester restaurant, Three Little Words…

Three Little Words boasts a dark and sultry interior with bursts of botanical beauty. And in true Manchester fashion, a bronze bee takes pride of place by the door. The crispy chicken and wild mushroom bruschetta are great starter choices, and the gloriously rich gravy accompaniment for the steaks is heavenly. The food is a garlic lover’s dream; yummy but be prepared to have it on your breath for a few days! There’s superb starters, steaks and sticky toffee pudding –  what more could you need?

Covid-19: There are sanitiser stations throughout and staff complete daily wellness checks.

Three Little Words


0161 519 4400



Dakota is just a few minutes’ walk from Manchester Piccadilly Station, so we hopped off the train and set off on foot, excited to visit this distinctive city-centre hotel, bar and restaurant…

If you have an appetite for the finer things in life, the Dakota Grill’s dedication to quality, seasonal produce and beautifully prepared and presented plates will be right up your street.

Passionate about doing the simple things brilliantly, the restaurant creates the perfect recipe for an unforgettable dining experience; outstanding chefs, fine seasonal ingredients and a unique, modern approach to classic dishes. With luxurious surroundings and next-level service, the grill is the perfect setting for a stylish evening out.

Comfortably seated in the upmarket dining room, we sipped on a bottle of Primitivo Tramari Rosé and enjoyed an amuse-bouche of sweet puréed carrot and suede with contrasting crispy croutons and crusty bread with a tangy tomato and goat’s cheese accompaniment – delicious.  

For the next course, we delved into a Caprese salad, complete with a whole gooey burrata and tri-colour tomatoes, and a crispy duck salad topped with watermelon, cashews and sesame.

We were then delivered two 340g, melt-in-the-mouth sirloin steaks, one with garlic butter and one with bone marrow jus. They arrived with fries, Tenderstem broccoli with chilli, soy and garlic, a creamy and a flavoursome bowl of buttery truffle mash, and – our personal favourite – courgette fritters with parmesan. 

After a break (and the undoing of some buttons), we were served a creamy crème brûlée with homemade shortbread biscuits – heavenly.

Looking for a place to relax and recharge after all that food?

The rooms at the Dakota hotel boast a bold, elegant design with a sultry, dark colourway and 10/10 comfort levels.

Wind down by climbing into a soothing bubble bath or take a dip in one of the invigorating rainfall showers. Tuck yourself into one of Dakota’s sumptuously crisp, comfortable beds and flick on the wall-mounted flat screen TV – home to unlimited Sky Sports and Sky Movies.

There’s an 11am checkout, meaning the room’s blackout curtains can be put to good use in allowing for a much-needed lie in.

With sophistication at its heart, Dakota oozes comfort and class, fine food and superior style, all delivered with impeccable service.




Dakota Manchester

29 Ducie Street


M1 2JL


0161 674 9180




Autumn is well and truly upon us so why not escape the dark clouds outside and enjoy a slice of Japanese tranquillity high above the city?


Hilton Deansgate Manchester’s Cloud 23 bar is playing host to a 6-week long Roku Gin pop-up, offering bonsai botanical cocktails in a breath-taking setting.


In Japanese, Roku translates as the number six which is reflected inside every bottle of Roku Gin. Crafted by Japanese artisans, the multi-layered gin combines six uniquely Japanese botanicals harvested at the peak of their season to satisfy every palette. These include sakura leaf and sakura flower for spring, sencha tea and gyokuro tea for summer, sansho pepper for autumn and yuzu peel for winter.


The pop-up allows you to choose from three specially-designed Roku Gin cocktails. The Autumn Blossom features Roku Gin, perfectly paired with Rose wine Jasmine and Blueberry paint for a delicate and floral flavour. Fidji Fizz combines Roku Gin with pink grapefruit and Fidji Tea Soda for a crisp and zesty infusion. And for those who just like an old classic, try the perfect blend of Roku Gin and tonic water.


If you can’t decide on one drink, then try The Suntory Experience – a mix of three cocktails for only £20. The Roko Gin & T, combining jasmine tea and tonic; the Haku Vodka & T, combining Green Tea and Elderflower Tonic; and Toki Whiskey & Ginger.


The pop-up is available from 14 October to 22 November, and experience this unique Gin offering and enchanting views of Manchester high above the city’s sky line.


To find out more about the Cloud 23’s Roku Gin pop-up, head to





On a sunny Saturday afternoon, Manchester’s Menagerie is the place to be. 30 minutes from opening time, it’s already filled with hen parties, baby showers, birthday bashes and girly groups starting the weekend off the right way.


We took our seats in the feature booth, filled with foliage, flowers and famous neon sign, one of the most impressive spots in the house. 

Menagerie’s Bottomless Brunch is available every weekend 12noon-5pm. For £40pp, it sounds on the higher end, we know, but wait until you hear what’s included!

For two hours, diners can top up on totally unlimited Prosecco, mimosa, Bloody Mary, and Kiki’s Fruit Punch – a delicious bubble-gum cocktail. You also get not one but TWO full-sized breakfast plates to enjoy.

We started with the avocado toast topped with tomato, black pepper, poached egg and a delicious drizzle of pesto – a welcome twist on a usual avo-toast dish.

After a short break (the unbuttoning of trousers was needed) and some more mimosas, we headed to the Oh Hey Sweetiesection of the menu, which consisted of sweet treats, such as buttermilk pancakes with bacon and maple syrup, and Menagerie French toast – brioche with Nutella and marshmallow fluff. We chosethe latter; indulging on surprisingly light brioche dusted with icing sugar and filled with gooey goodness.

A glam way to start the weekend off – great food, divine drinks and an unforgettable atmosphere.



Menagerie Restaurant & Bar

One New Bailey

New Bailey Street


M3 5JL

0161 832 3818


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