Dr Maria Balshaw, Whitworth and Manchester art galleries - My Favourite 5

PUBLISHED: 12:20 08 February 2013 | UPDATED: 22:42 20 February 2013

Dr Maria Balshaw, Whitworth and Manchester art galleries -  My Favourite 5

Dr Maria Balshaw, Whitworth and Manchester art galleries - My Favourite 5

Dr Maria Balshaw is director of the Whitworth and Manchester art galleries but her work and passion for culture involves her in many artistic projects in the region. She is married with two teenage children and loves to dine out locally

Dr Maria Balshaw is director of the Whitworth and Manchester art galleries but her work and passion for culture involves her in many artistic projects in the region. She is married with two teenage children and loves to dine out locally

Yuzu
39 Faulkner Street, Manchester M1 4EE
07840 898494
www.yuzumanchester.co.uk

Yuzu is my regular lunchtime treat when Im working at Manchester Art Gallery. It has a Zen simplicity about it and the sashimi and tempura are wonderful. I find its a great place to calmly recharge the spirit with some green tea.


Planet Pavilion
Jodrell Bank, Bomish Lane,
Macclesfield SK11 9DL
01477 571766 www.jodrellbank.net

For a glorious afternoon cup of tea and a cake I go to the Modern Caterers Planet Pavilion caf at Jodrell Bank Observatory in Macclesfield. The combination of the Cheshire countryside and a view into the universe make for a very special day out.


Red Chilli
70 72 Portland Street, Manchester,
M1 4GU, 0161 236 2888
www.redchillirestaurant.co.uk

My number one favourite restaurant in Manchester is Red Chilli on Portland Street. Its food critic Jay Rayners restaurant of choice in the city. Fiery Szechuan and mellow Beijing cuisine. The fabulously named Mrs. Spottys Beancurd is a lip-tingling delight.


Old Fire Station Bistro
High Street, Malpas, Cheshire
SY14 8NR, 01948 860989,
www.theoldfirestationbistro.com

I love The Old Fire Station Bistro on Malpas high street. It serves locally sourced food and there is a lovely relaxed atmosphere. It is a real gem, tucked away in the heart of Cheshire. And, whats more, it really did used to be the Fire Station.


The Mark Addy
Stanley Street, Salford, M3 5EJ
0161 832 4080, www.markaddy.co.uk

North Western food, and indeed sometimes just the food of Salford, gets showcased at The Mark Addy on the bank of the Irwell. Robert Owen Brown is one of the most distinctive chefs in the North West hes our version of Fergus Hendersons nose-to-tail eating. Squirrel pate and Eccles cakes anyone?

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