Manchester Journals

Out for Breakfast in for Evening Meal!

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A July 2008 trip to Manchester by MichaelJM

Kro Bar Photo, Manchester, England More Photos
Quote: Eating out for breakfast is not normal for me and I decided to give some of the City Centre's breakfast bars a try, whilst continuing my quest for decent eateries for my evening meal

Apartment Hotel The Place

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Hotel | "Eating in, Sleeping and Eating Again!"

Apartment Hotel The Place Photo, Manchester, England
Quote:
I’d done my usual trick of checking laterooms.com and the hotel’s own web site before ringing up to negotiate a deal. As usual the hotel room rate was more than the web site but when challenged they agreed a price match and a room upgrade to a bigger apartment. The deal at £87 for a two room apartment together with breakfast seemed good to me and the advantage of a direct booking is that there’s no advance charge and the cancellation could be up to 12 noon on the day of arrival.I arrived at The Place just after 18 hrs. It’s really conveniently sited an a quiet road close to Piccadilly Station and only a 15 minute walk up to China town and 10 minutes to the centre of town. It’s an old wareh...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 30, 2008

Apartment Hotel The Place
DUCIE STREET
Manchester, England
44 161 7787500

Kro Bar

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Restaurant | "Breakfast in the City Centre Was a Quiet Affair"

Kro Bar Photo, Manchester, England
Quote:
KRO Piccadilly id one of those large open spaced bar and restaurants that frequent busy town centres. I’ve meandered my way round it on many occasions and it’s never seemed that busy or rushed. There’s a central bar, back lit day and night in a vibrant orange with an almost obsessively neat display of spirits lining the shelf. There are large floor to ceiling windows that give an open view on all four sides of this square restaurant but the best view is, of course over Piccadilly Gardens (not so aptly named as there is more concrete than gardens but the green of the grass does show off this public area very well.At 7.30 am there’s a steady flow of commuters striding out to work, but I’m sa...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on July 8, 2008

Kro Bar
325 Oxford Road
Manchester, England M13 9PG
+44 161 274 3100

Cafe bar restaurant

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Restaurant | "A Posh Breakfast"

cafe Bar Photo, Manchester, England
Quote:
The Café Bar is only a stones throw away from Piccadilly Station and next door (indeed part of) the Abode Hotel. It’s open and serving customers from 7.00am right up to 11.30 pm and although not particularly cheap it offers good quality food.I’d decided to try out their continental breakfast and at £10.50 a head it is clearly at the top end of the breakfast charges. However, it was convenient and the restaurant itself looked a bit on the smart side. As I made my way to a table the waitress approached me to advise me that if I wanted a cooked breakfast I should let her know to make the arrangements, but if the continental was my preferred choice I should just help myself to the food o...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 14, 2008

The Brunswick

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Restaurant | "A Proper Pub Meal at the Brunswick"

The Brunswick Photo, Manchester, England
Quote:
I’d returned to one of my favourite Manchester hotels, The Abode, and as the weather was somewhat unpredictable (it kept threatening rain!) I decided to eat close to the hotel. Indeed I couldn’t get much closer as immediately next door was the Brunswick. This is a traditional City Centre pub that offers "pub grub with a twist" and traditional cask ales brewed by the Thwaites brewery. The great thing about the Brunswick is that it is independently owned and has none of the usual corporate trappings that are associated with a large chain. It does have a sister pub, the Bridge on Deansgate and I must try and check that out some time soon. What it has is a kind of "homely clutter" that reflect...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 14, 2008

The Brunswick
97 Piccadilly
Manchester M1 2DB
+44 161 236 4161

Label

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Restaurant | "A "Label" by Any Other Name"

Label  Photo, Manchester, England
Quote:
Label Restaurant is at the bottom of Deansgate (nearest to the town centre) in a block of several eateries. During the summer months they have a pavement section for outside dining but tonight was not really warm enough to enjoy al fresco dining. The restaurant was fairly quiet on this Monday night but I assume it comes to life much later on – I was after all dining well before 8.00pm.Label has all the feel of being a trendy boutique style restaurant and if my suspicions are correct I reckon that I would have been a little out of place when the Manchester socialites hit town. However, for early dining I wouldn’t complain too much. The seating is comfortable and I’d sat on a "raised dais" t...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on September 15, 2008

Label
78 Deansgate
Manchester M3 2FW
+44 161 833 1878