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Jones the Steamed

Restaurants in Manchester

Going to stay over in November, going to the Comedy Store.

Planning on having some scran before the comedy fest and was wondering if any of you lot could recommend a decent nosh spot.

Fancy Michael Caines restaurant at ABode, a little too far from our hotel so would ideally like something on Deansgate that caters for Mrs Jones' veggie diet and my eat anything with legs on it diet.
Butts

Yang Sing is a fantastic Cantonese, the dim sum is amazing. Very central also.

http://www.yang-sing.com/restaurant/index.html
Sir Bulldog Craggwood

was going to say the Yang Sing - new the theatres but pricey

lived there for four years but cant remember anything outside studentsville
Plastic Man

By coincidence, Yang Sing was the first one that sprung to my mind as well.

I've been there several times as a member of large groups with various dietary requirements - vegetarian being the most straightforward, and the staff have always been very helpful and coped most admirably. We have usually given the maitre d' a price per head and left him to sort out several courses to match.

The Circus Tavern around the corner is worth a visit, if only for its quirky compactness.
ashthepash

Jones get yourself to these two places.

1. http://www.chaophraya.co.uk/manchester.html

2. http://www.beerintheevening.com/p...9/Peveril_Of_The_Peak/Castlefield
Excellent old school boozer, met Plastic Man there last year for a few beers. Easy place not to find, just off Oxford rd.
Plastic Man

ashthepash wrote:
Jones get yourself to these two places.

1. http://www.chaophraya.co.uk/manchester.html

2. http://www.beerintheevening.com/p...9/Peveril_Of_The_Peak/Castlefield
Excellent old school boozer, met Plastic Man there last year for a few beers. Easy place not to find, just off Oxford rd.


I'd agree. The PotP was an interesting pub. Though I had imagined that with such a dramatic name, it was associated with some amazing act of derring do... not a ruddy stagecoach.

And given the lack of customers, it might be worth checking that it is still open before paying a visit.
Jones the Steamed

Thanks for all the replies, the Thai looks specially good.

Looking forward to my visit, might get a colostomy bag fitted ahead of the Comedy Store as Mrs Jones thought she was treating us by splashing out a few extra quid for front row seats.

She was a little taken aback when I explained the probable consequences of sitting in the firing line.  

Thanks Mrs Jones.
Jones the Steamed

Had a cracking night in Manc last night, was staying in Jurys practically next door to the Peveril so popped in for a jar, good old boozer, for oldie pubs I prefer the Britons Protection.  The BP brings back memories of Friday and Saturday nights pre Hacienda, that alone nicks it for me, sad to walk past the old entrance that now serves as the gateway to the flats that fill the void that was once the hacienda.

Had a hearty meal in Cocotoo on Whitworth Street, excellent piece of swordfish and bottle of chianti to get things rolling then it was down to the Comedy Store.

Our seats were that close to the stage we were able to inspect the turns snouts for charlie traces, too close for comfort but I thought we might escape under the radar.

We didn't escape, or rather I didn't escape.

Compere comes on and within 2 minutes he's digging the fact that my name's Dai, obviously Welsh, then goes in to overdrive when he gets Heidis name.

I was slaughtered not only by the compere but every act that followed stuck the boot in.  I was in stitches and even became part of the evening in so much as people were shouting out my name for the gags to keep on rolling.  

Half time break people were patting me on the back after identifying me as the poor fucker who was getting beasted.  Not sure if it was because they were sympathetic due to the grief I was getting or because I'm Welsh.

Fantastic night, well recommended
Plastic Man

Jones the Steamed wrote:
Had a cracking night in Manc last night, was staying in Jurys practically next door to the Peveril so popped in for a jar, good old boozer, for oldie pubs I prefer the Britons Protection.


I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your evening.

The Britons Protection - a fine pub and probably the pub I've most frequented in Manchester. And I forgot to even mention it!

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