Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Benedicts Cafe Bar George Street Whalley 10th February 2015

I visited Benedicts with a friend for lunch and as usual it was quite busy even on a chilly Tuesday lunchtime.   There are several options on the menu which can be veganised, but I was quite happy to chose from the side dishes of houmous, pitta bread and olives, cajun potato wedges less the dips but extra houmous and a side salad.   I had plenty to eat as you can see from the photos, I had a nice pot of Earl Grey with the meal and a large Americano coffee after.   I like Benedicts, its a very chilled out atmosphere for any kind of eating, whether it be breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea or early dinner and they are always happy to amend dishes to suit.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Bakerie Lever Street Manchester 4th February 2015

We love the Northern Quarter in Manchester one of our favourite to frequent and so paid our second visit for lunch to Bakerie.   The place is easy to find and once inside has a nice chilled relaxed atmosphere, typical of the Northern Quarter vibe.   We were quickly given menus and drinks ordered and then our food order taken by Emma, our friendly waitress.   My husband ordered the roasted vegetable, halloumi and olive tapenade wrap and I ordered homemade vegan falafels, houmous, cherry tomato and cucumber sandwich on foccacia bread with a side order of cajum potato wedges.    Interesting that it states on the menu that all their breads are suitable for vegetarians and vegans and they also have a good selection of vegan wines highlighted on the wine list.   Our food quickly arrived and was equally as quickly devoured.   We could not fault the sandwiches or the very moreish potato wedges or the service.   We were asked by two different members of staff if the food was to our liking, our empty plates proved it was.   I will definitely be returning when next back in Manchester.