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11 Oxford Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester M1 6EY
Sorry, Sarahbaba, but I’m afraid I can’t agree with you there. A friend recommended this chain to me (although she goes to the salon on Fountain St) and I went there a few months back. I felt quite rushed through the whole appointment, and came out with hair that looked more or less the same as it did when I arrived. My hair needed cutting again very soon afterwards.
I would have given it the benefit of the doubt, but it was a weekday, and they weren’t exactly pushed for time. I won’t be going back.
Maaßenstr. 7, 10777 Berlin
I would happily say that this is one of the best places to get breakfast in Berlin. And lunch. And afternoon tea and cake. And maybe dinner, although I didn’t quite make it there for that.
It’s quite stylish inside with a bit of bohemian art thrown in for good measure. It’s quite young and trendy but don’t let that put you off - the food is ace.
I’ve enjoyed several things here, from scrambled eggs and bacon on toast to yoghurt, muesli and fruit. It’s always beautifully presented and great value for money.
Maaßenstr. 7, 10777 Berlin
Je serais heureux de dire que c'est l'un des meilleurs endroits pour prendre le petit déjeuner à Berlin. Et le déjeuner. Et le thé et le gâteau. Et peut-être le dîner, même si je n'y vais pas pour ça. Il est très élégant à l'intérieur avec un peu d'art bohème pour faire bonne impression. Il est assez jeune et branchée - la nourriture est super. J'ai aimé plusieurs choses ici, à partir des œufs brouillés et bacon sur du pain grillé au yaourt, muesli et fruits. Il est toujours joliment présentés et a bon prix.
108 High Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, Greater Manchester M4 1HQ
The first time I went here, I was pretty impressed, but wondered why on earth they felt the need to put a chocolate brownie with strawberry ice cream (everyone knows it’s meant to be vanilla, right?)
The second time I went, my main dish of fillet steak was beautifully cooked, but again, the dessert was a confusing mix of flavours.
The third time I visited, I shared a delightfully cooked chateaubriand, which was accompanied by three bland tasting sauces and a root vegetable dauphinoise that really didn’t belong.
Anyone spot a running theme? Basically, this place would be great if it didn’t try too hard. I always feel a little let down, like ‘everything would have been great if only they hadn’t bothered with x or y’. Plus, it’s mightily expensive, and I’m not entirely sure that the cost is entirely warranted.
I have to say that I’ve given this place the benefit of the doubt a number of times, and there are a fair few reasons why. The staff are always very friendly and helpful, the restaurant location is relatively handy and the décor is simple and classy. Plus, a massive bonus is that you can use a Hi Life card on a Friday night (cashback!)
However the fact that I always come away feeling a tad disappointed is starting to wear my patience down. My advice? Try it but don’t expect too much. You never know, you might just love it. I am a fussy cow after all.
4 Warburton Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester M20 6WA
A lovely lovely place for so many tasty things. I like to go here for midweek evenings (special offer menu is great value at £13.95 for 3 courses), weekend evenings (a bit pricier when going for the a la carte - mains around £10-16) and Sunday lunch (again, a bargain at £13.95).
When you go here it’s cosy but modern - a bit like stepping into your front room but there are dining tables and you don’t have to do the washing up. The staff are friendly and when you get a tomato juice they bring it on a tray. How posh.
I’m yet to be let down by this place, either on mains or dessert (the key component to a meal if ever there was one). Plus, I believe they make their own little boxes of chocolates should you wish to purchase such a thing. Very cute.
Manchester, Greater Manchester M3 1SX
I went here on Saturday evening and was very pleasantly surprised. My boyfriend and I have searched and searched and searched for a place that does simple food well since the closure of Simply Heathcotes earlier this year, and this is one of the few gems we have found (for others, I’d recommend No 4 Dine & Wine in Didsbury and The Market Restaurant in the northern quarter).
Unlike lots of restaurants in Manchester city centre, the food here is tasty, well presented, and although it’s on the expensive side, you leave feeling that your money was well spent. The food was exactly as it should be - simple and well planned out; not messed around with too much with too many sauces and conflicting flavours.
The staff were friendly and attentive (although maybe a little too keen when we first walked in!) and although they were obviously busy we didn’t feel either rushed or ignored. The clientele were a rather odd mix of young flashy types and older people celebrating birthdays. Either way, everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves in the relaxed atmosphere that had been created.
Suffice to say, I’ve already booked to go again….
12 Burton Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester M20 3ED
I went to Funk on the strength of the above review by vickyp and was very pleased with my choice. I HATE going to the hairdressers usually so I’m generally pretty cautious about where I go. However I found that Funk had a relaxed, friendly, atmosphere and although modern wasn’t too trendy like some of the salons I’ve visited in the city centre.
Unlike vickyp, I didn’t have any issues with my appointment time and there was only a short wait, during which time I was offered a drink and given a magazine to keep me occupied. I did go on a Tuesday morning though, so I guess that has something to do with it.
The staff were very attentive and I got exactly the style I’d asked for - practically a replica of a cut I had last year that cost me £50 at a salon in town. At £22 for the cut and blow dry at Funk, I think I got a bargain. There’s no doubt I’ll be back there next time I need a haircut.
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