Category Venues

Restaurant Review: Pier Eight – The Lowry, Salford

Pier Eight at The Lowry

Pier Eight Restaurant at The Lowry. Photo Credit: Percy Dean

With its range of hearty dishes and contemporary setting, Pier Eight is the perfect setting for a pre-show meal or special occasion

Since starting Frankly My Dear UK back in 2014, I’ve been lucky enough to review over 100 productions at The Lowry. Yet apart from a few pre-show drinks, I had never actually eaten there...

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Sunday Times Style Grand Reopening of The Principal Manchester Hotel

The Principal Manchester Hotel

The highly anticipated Principal Manchester Hotel had its grand opening last night with a special event hosted in association with Sunday Times Style.

The iconic Principal Manchester Hotel (formally known as The Palace Hotel) has been given a £25m revamp by its new owners Starwood Capital to restore the hotel to its former glory.

To mark the grand opening, Sunday Times Style put on a special “Northern knees-up” event on 3 November...

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Venue Review: Franks Cafe, Peckham, London

Franks Cafe

Stepping off the overground into Peckham Rye you are met with a myriad of people looking bewildered into their iPhones. Searching the maps they point left and take flight towards the trendy place to hangout in Peckham. It’s easy to find just follow the crowds. As you twist past the market stalls towards the independent Peckham cinema your met with your classic 80s multi-storey car park. And it’s here that you find Franks Café on the roof top.

The entrance is an unassuming black door followed ...

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Turntable London Opens Its Doors With Gusto For First Time

Turntable Launch

Turntable London, the City’s newest restaurant/cocktail bar, opened its doors with gusto for the first time last night. Joe Newell was there to find out more…

Billed as “a new restaurant concept” fusing South Asian street food with “an ambience of electric soul, Motown funk, Old School hip hop and RnB music” it’s clear that owner Suresh Sivignanam has put his heart and soul into this project; and, in many ways, his labour of love has paid off for him...

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