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Never eat anything bigger than your head
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The French in Manchester, Dabbous in London, a great double header

Simon Rogan must be enjoying his new ranking as Britain’s top chef – L’Enclume narrowly pipped the Fat Duck to the Good Food Guide title. He recently added a second restaurant to his Manchester portfolio – “Mr Cooper’s House and Garden” and the French (his first mission to Manchester) continues to soak up good reviews although they mainly concentrate on the carpet. Because a hard wooden floor would resound with the clatter of heels the designers decided to weave a patterned carpet that looks like wood grain – well kind of.


  • Shanghai Blues
  • Pearl Liang
  • Royal China Baker Street
  • Dragon Castle
  • Yauatcha
  • Phoenix Palace