Almost Famous, Manchester

The best nights out start with brilliant cocktails and finish with even better burgers.

And there’s only ONE place to go for the most EPIC burgers in Manchester: Almost Famous.

Almost Famous, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

Almost Famous, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

Almost Famous, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

Almost Famous, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

Up a spooky staircase, along a graffiti covered coridor and across a bar area that could have been designed by Willy Wonka himself, you’ll find the ultimate grown-up playground.

 

Almost Famous, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

Almost Famous, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

Almost Famous, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

Complete with loads of colourful, witty artwork…

Almost Famous, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

Almost Famous, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

A table full of candy (#homegoals right there!!)…

Almost Famous, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

Almost Famous, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

And many a roll of kitchen towel!!

Almost Famous, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

Almost Famous, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

The menu is any child’s dream come true (and any calorie-counter’s worst nightmare).

Almost Famous, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

Now, I’m a bit of a burger connoisseur (a.k.a. I eat burgers far too often for my own good) and I happen to live just across the street from one of London’s best burgers, so I had my doubts…

…but they quickly fadded away!

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Johnny Mac.

Double beef patty, Applewood & cheddar cheese, streaky bacon, trailer trash onions, Cool Doritos, Million Island sauce & Winning ketchup.

Almost Famous, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

A true beast with a lil’ mac & cheese ball on top! (def. get your greedy hands on some more of those if you can!!)

Almost Famous, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

Down & Out (in Beverly Hills)

American & cheddar cheese, Wonderdust hotdog melt, trailer trash onions, French’s mustard, Winning ketchup Million Island sauce.

Almost Famous, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

Almost Famous, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

Hot dog melt! It’s a thing, people!! (and a delicious, delicious one at that!!)

Almost Famous, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

Phoenix fries. A.k.a. fries on steroids (and with more cheese on top).

So bad but soooooooo gooooood!

Almost Famous, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

And a tiny lil’ bit of coleslaw for the vitamin intake (LOL!)

Almost Famous, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

And with the whole thing just coming up to £25, going back to reality was quite harsh if perfectly signaled!

My only regret? That I didn’t get to try more things.

Don’t do the same mistake. Grab all your favourite people (or at least the ones that’ll let you try their food!), go early and order it all!

 

And make sure you tag me (@sndguerin) in all your drool-worthy pics! Or if you’re looking for an extra person and you don’t mind me gobble-ing down all the mac & cheese balls, I’ll be more than happy to help out!

Almost Famous100-102 High St, Manchester M4 1HP  

Almost Famous, Manchester

Soup Kitchen, Manchester

The first thing people asked me about after my weekend getaway in Manchester was how the food was.

To which I answered that some of it (Wetherspoon’s chips) was truly aweful and some was absolutely brilliant.

And the Soup Kitchen is definitely on the truly great side of things!

Soup Kitchen, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

Soup Kitchen, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

Soup Kitchen, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

Serving up freshly prepared, delicious British café food (think soup, sanwiches, jacket potatoes…), it’s a neighbourhood gem and Mancurian favourite come lunchtime!

Soup Kitchen, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

Soup Kitchen, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

Soup Kitchen, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

Come early and set camp on one of the long wooden communal tables with some coffee while the kitchen get the last of the lunch prep ready.

Soup Kitchen, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

Soup Kitchen, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

Within minutes, the room fills up with regulars coming in for a taste of the Soup Kitchen’s delicious food (and Pinterest-worthy decor).

Soup Kitchen, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

Soup Kitchen, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

Old crockery, a collection of cookbooks, honey-coloured wood everywhere and enough knick-knacks to keep your eyes busy for days, Soup Kitchen feels just like home (a much better organised and instagramable home, that is!)

Soup Kitchen, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

Plus, no need to slave away in the kitchen to get something nice and healthy on the table, Soup Kitchen’s lovely staff got it covered!

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There are fresh, vibrant salads.

Soup Kitchen, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

Perfectly cooked, steaming hot jacket potatoes.

Soup Kitchen, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

Juicy & spicy jerk chicken waiting to be piled high onto plates.

Soup Kitchen, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

Soup Kitchen, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

And a few other Jamaican-inspired delicacies in case you’re feeling a bit peckish!

Soup Kitchen, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

But the main event? The Soup, obviously!

Soup Kitchen, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

Soup Kitchen, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

Thick, creamy, flavourful concoctions generously ladled into enamel bowls and the Soup Kitchen’s best seller.

Soup Kitchen, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

Get a bit of everything onto a tray, hurry back to your table and get tucked in without any delay!

Soup Kitchen, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

Velvety Tomato & paprika soup.

Soup Kitchen, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

An absolute dream on a cold day!

Soup Kitchen, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

Jerk chicken ‘dumpling’ with coleslaw.

Soup Kitchen, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

Crunchy, spicy, wholesome and comforting all at once!

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And a gigantic Saltcod & veggie fritter.

Soup Kitchen, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

Surely one of the best dippers that was ever invented!

Soup Kitchen, Manchester | Cake + Whisky

Now, if only the Soup Kitchen could set store near my office so I could keep going back for delicious goodness in a bowl (and a side of fluffy bread roll smothered in salted butter)…

In the meantime, I’ll definitely go back next time I go up North (and so should you!)

Find them here

Soup Kitchen, 31-33 Spear St, Manchester M1 1DF 

Soup Kitchen, Manchester