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Hot Picks

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.


  • Chicken soup at Harry Morgan
  • Fish soup at Terroirs
  • Duck soup at Min Jiang
  • Pho at Song Que
  • Tripe soup at Istanbul Iskembecisi
  • London Particular at the Coach & Horses