Monthly Archives: October 2012

Pie, a pint and pumpkins.


Quite frankly, this evening we couldn’t be arsed to cook tea. We didn’t want to go far, so Pi was the shout.

Pi Chorlton beers


Moo pie, mash, gravy and a pint. Perfect.

Pi Chorlton

They’ve got it all spot on. Huge selection of beers, but just a few well chosen pies. It’s a good combo.

Pumpkins chorlton

Followed by picking up a pumpkin and some toffee apples from the mini market…

toffee apples chorlton

… which, other than home made, are some of the best toffee apples I’ve had in years. (Made in Manchester too)

Autumnal evening complete.

Exciting new project – a virtual Chorlton!


I’ve been so excited to tell you all about this. For some time now my good friend @akersand has been working on creating a virtual Chorlton, and the results are amazing! This is a project to promote the independent businesses of Chorlton by providing an at-a-glance guide to the area.

As well as being visually stunning, backed by a database of opening hours the shops, bars and restaurants open and close in real time. You can click on each one to check out their details and see their latest tweets. It’s a marvel of technology! Oasis, Blossom Flower Shop and Beech Road are all to be added soon. He has also compiled The Ultimate Chorlton Twitter List as part of the project.

This has all been done in his spare time and is completely unfunded… but now it’s over to you!

The project is a work in progress so please help the development with your feedback. What would you like added to the website? What would you like it to do? What don’t you like? Let us know by commenting here, via twitter or on the facebook page.

Head on over to and have look around.

Yakisoba Chorlton


Thought we’d share a few pics and thoughts on our visit to Yakisoba on Barlow Moor Road. It was such a great experience and we are left feeling, yet again, so lucky to have another option for amazing food within a few minutes walk.

Everyone I had asked said the food was great, but no one mentioned the enormous portion sizes! I’m not complaining, but we just would have shared a starter had we known. As it was, my other half ordered Pork Siu Mai (pork, prawn and vegetable steamed dumplings)


and I ordered Chicken Spring Rolls. Massive portions of both, but both totally gorgeous, so we ate them all.


We both got Bento boxes with our main courses. I thought this was really cute and there were lots of really tasty nibbles in it, (we especially loved the chilli prawn crackers and cashew nuts) but the salad was a bit of a non event. Naturally, we saved the fruit until after, and this took the edge off my very sweet tooth and meant I didn’t need a dessert.


Main courses were Fillet Beef and Black Bean Lomen and Chhicken Noodle Soup.

The service was very quick, and we thought it was excellent value for money. Not least because we had enough left for lunch the next day!

De Nada


We got home from work very early and very hungry last night. Due to this, and us being very eager, we were De Nada’s first customers! If you haven’t been past, it’s on Manchester Road and used to be Chopin Bar, but is now a little South American bar that serves delicious home made food.

Simple decor and a simple menu… It’s just to my taste.

My partner ordered the Feijoada, which was served in cute little dishes on a big chunk of wood. It was really tasty, the meat was the kind that melts in your mouth, with good spicy beans and chorizo.

I had the Lomito Completo. It was just the best steak sandwich I’ve ever had. Very messy though, not first date food!

With a side order of bewdiful Barbakan bread and a little pot of something to dip it in, we were completely satisfied.

It might seem if you read all our blog posts that we love everywhere we go… We don’t. We just don’t write about those places 😉