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Too Many Critics Manchester

Too Many Critics Manchester | Fundraising event

Too Many Critics Manchester

In association with Northern Restaurant and Bar Too Many Critics Manchester 2015 was held at newly opened Hawksmoor in Spinningfields. 

This year’s host was BBC food and wine presenter Nigel Barden, who also conducted the live auction. Both national and regional food critics put their skills to the test, including Tim Hayward (Financial Times), Andy Cronshaw (Manchester Evening News), Mark “Gordo” Garner (Manchester Confidential), Ruth Allan (Taste of Manchester) and Janine Ratcliffe (Olive Magazine). Chefs judging the critics included Paul Askew (The Art School Restaurant), Frances Atkins (The Yorke Arms), Mary-Ellen McTague, Aiden Byrne (Manchester House) and Stosie Madi (Parkers Arms).

Read the blog and take a look at the pictures from Too Many Critics 2015

This year, as if cooking for a room full of the UK’s top chefs and restauranteurs wasn’t enough, critics Ruth Allan and Mark ‘Gordo’ Garner were put through their paces learning how to butcher meat to exacting standards at Ginger Pig. Watch the video here:

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Event Details

Too Many Critics Manchester was held at the award-winning and renowned steak house Hawksmoor at their brand new location in the heart of Manchester. This establishment is their first venture outside of London, and brings to the north their trademark dictionary-thick steaks.

Hawksmoor Manchester
184-186 Deansgate
M3 3WB

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If you have any questions about the Hawksmoor Dinner, please don't hesitate to get in touch with Laura Ganpot 020 8853 7570 or on Twitter @LauraatAAH.

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Hawksmoor have travelled the world in search of the perfect steak, but have found that beef from well-loved native cattle breeds reared right here in Britain has more flavour than anything they’ve tried on their travels. Hawksmoor’s legendary dictionary-thick steaks cooked over real charcoal have received plenty of ‘best steak in London’ plaudits. 

Northern Restaurant & Bar is the largest trade exhibition for the Northern Hospitality Industry and has been running for 14 years. It is the perfect event for industry professionals to see the best of the Northern hospitality industry. With such a variety of exhibitors to see, alongside demonstrations, competitions and sampling, Northern Restaurant & Bar provide all the current trends and news from the Northern hospitality industry. 

Champagne Taittinger has supported Action Against Hunger for over a decade, and have kindly donated champagne to many of our events, including past Too Many Critics dinners. Champagne Taittinger is widely available in restaurants and on the high street at Waitrose, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Majestic, Harrods, Fortnum & Mason and many independent specialists. 


Photo credits: © Jonathan Dunne