Manchester is an eclectic city, a mixture of the old and the new with MediaCityUK on its doorstep and the fabulous diner inspired restaurant Home Sweet Home.
I always seem to do my discovering out of London down South and I never seem to head up North for any reason but work. On a recent work trip, I went up to Manchester to discover all that the city holds and find out more about how Manchester is evolving. We arrived by train and then jumped on the tram to MediaCityUK where the course was taking place. The tram service is brilliant and so efficient. After all the hooha about the trams in Oxford Street in London, I am definitely sold on trams. We found them such an easy way to get around to the city.
On my visit I had to pay a visit to Home Sweet Home. The restaurant has got insta famous with the promise of decadent and indulgent meals to attract the masses. We arrived on a Monday night, we found it busy and buzzing and it honestly felt like I was in a Katy Perry video with massive pastel coloured cakes lining their shelves. We ordered our drinks and food, a roast veg and halloumi wrap and waited for our food to arrive. I loved the decor of Home Sweet Home, kitsch with quirky posters lining the walls, chandeliers hanging from the ceiling and a library above our heads.
The food arrived quickly, giving us time to sip on our lemonades. The halloumi wrap was delicious, I loved the fact it was open so that I could nibble on the veggies without having to eat the wrap which would have been too much for me. We ate whilst watching people around us were having gluttonous cake slices, giving us some serious dessert cravings.
We ordered milkshakes, chocolate and the birthday cake milkshake which turned out to be a HUMONGOUS freak shake. It was huge and literally a pint glass of milkshake topped with a birthday cake slice and biscuits. I was completely overwhelmed by it and even though it was delicious, I barely made a dent in it, before giving up on it altogether.
We finished up our time in Manchester in MediaCityUK, watching the sunset over the city and enjoying the waterways. The whole city is full of life and activity and I would love to go back and see more of it in the future. I had a great time visiting Manchester and would definitely recommend as a city break out of London.
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