So I had the most amazing weekend in Manchester with David. I was literally buzzing the whole weekend. Primarily I was there on business however once that was out of the way the real fun began.
We stayed in the Radisson-blu – Edwardian right in the centre of town which was the perfect location for exploring. The room was nice enough, they upgraded us as soon as we arrived without asking, which was an added bonus. It was within walking distance to everywhere we wanted to visit and the breakfast in bed was amazing. #Win
For lunch on Friday we visited the Spanish restaurant Evuna Deansgate and with 3 amazing tapas for £9.99 you can’t really go wrong, I would recommend the Chorizo al vino tinto – Just yum. The wine list was pretty good too but you would expect that as they are an importer of fine Spanish wines from family run vineyards.
After lunch David took me shopping in the city centre and the Arndale and we spent waaay to much money in River island & the GAP sale woops see details of my favourite purchase from River Island here.
David managed to make us reservations a few weeks in advance for Dinner & cocktails at Australasia which I can’t recommend enough. Ladies if you are lucky you may bump into a footballer or two! We opted for another tapas style meal as there was just to many mouth watering dishes and we wanted to try them all! My Favourites were the Prawn, avocado and goat’s cheese Californian roll, Steamed edamame with chilli salt & Tempura Grilled black tiger prawns. Dessert was theatrical and you really should order the Chocolate dome with salted caramel and blackberries to appreciate that comment. It was beautiful to look at and to eat! YUM.
On route home we took a detour to the old sandstone air raid shelters at Stockport. The intriguing network of underground tunnels offers an insight into life in wartime Britain in the 1940’s. It was cheap at around £5 for an adult and kids under 16 go free. It took about 20-30 minutes to get around and you get to enjoy it at your own pace and enjoy the displays and the audio-guide which tells the stories of local people who shared the experience of the war. the atmosphere was a little eerie, it’s mad to think these tunnels used to accommodate 6500 people in 1941. I think it was well worth the visit if you are ever passing through.
We also took a drive through the peak district national park stopping for lunch in a cute, quirky 1470 built pub and went for a beautiful walk in Dovedale, which is the most picturesque place I have ever seen. I will definitely be going back to stay at Dovedale. It is a renowned beauty spot, around 2-3 miles along the river Dove, with stunning scenery and walks.
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