Articles by Lizzie Randall


This place provides you with everything you would expect from (and dream of) in a Jazz bar. The happy hour is something to shout about too (buy two drinks and get a free pizza!).


This fabulous indoor market has only been open a week, and it’s already a hot topic across the city. In another week or two you’ll be hard pushed to find someone in Manchester who hasn’t heard of the Mackie Mayor.


If you fancy sipping some gin, tea or pretty much any other drink in a cool and roomy setting, LEAF is where you should head. The menu is extensive, as is the range of weekly events.


Siam Smiles is both a restaurant and supermarket in Manchester’s Chinatown, serving simple but flavoursome Thai food. This hidden gem is definitely worth uncovering.


Chapter One is a spacious, calm bookshop and café in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, great for whiling away multiple hours working, reading, or just relaxing.


Situated in Manchester’s Withington neighbourhood, Fuel Café Bar serves a great range of vegetarian and vegan food. Great for lounging about on the sofa during the day, it turns into a music venue at night, holding open mic nights and comedy gigs amongst other things.