Tampopo has launched a new Pan Asian bottomless brunch featuring such delights as katsu curry, stir fried noodles and some proper Full Moon party Sangsom buckets.
Giving diners 90 minutes of free-flowing drinks alongside either a two or three-course feast, it’s one of the most generous-sounding bottomless deals we’ve seen in the city to date: giving you full access to the entire Tampopo menu as well as a choice of lots of different drinks.
Available between 12 – 5 pm every day, drinks available on the offer include the likes of prosecco, bellinis, and Singaporean Tiger beer. Alternatively, if you really want to go all-out with the full Thailand experience, you can opt for some of their Full Moon party buckets to share instead.
Tampopo’s going all out with the Pan Asian vibes by reviving the popular gap year rum buckets for the occasion – giving its diners a taste of Thailand’s infamous Full Moon parties right here in Manchester with proper Thai rum Sangsom, made from sugar cane molasses and aged in oak barrels.
Mixed with coke, it’s the ultimate Thailand party drink – typically drunk from the same plastic buckets you probably used to make sandcastles as a kid. Not to knock a day at the beach but the adult version, we’re sure you’ll agree, is a lot more fun.
Soft drinks are available too and all of Tampopo’s mocktails and juices like apple & elderflower lemonade & Ginger and Lemongrass fizz will also be available to order as part of the bottomless selection.
Enough about the dirnks, what about the dishes? As we mentioned, you’ve access to the whole menu here – so you’re pretty spoilt for choice.
You can’t go wrong with hero dishes like Beef Rendang, Thai Green Curry or the classic Katsu Curry, or alternatively opt for somethingn from the wok like Nasi Goreng, Thai fried rice, or one of Tampopo’s excellent, fragrant stire fries.
There’s also the likes of Pad Thai, curry noodles, yaki udon, vermicelli and ramen to choose from if you delve into their ‘way of the noodle’ section.
As for dessert, think mango sorbet, churros, roti pancakes and the infamous mochi balls in either passionfruit and mango, coconut or salted caramel.
Priced at £34.95 for two courses (introductory offer) or £37.95 for three, advanced bookings and walk-ins are welcome all three Tampopo sites in Albert Square, The Corn Exchange and Trafford Centre.
A Manc photographer is taking beautiful on-the-spot portraits around the city
There are about a hundred and one brilliant photographers taking pictures around the city centre every day, but most of them tend to focus on the macro scale of things — snapping our lovely architecture, long shots of our rain-soaked streets, parades of morning commuters and so on.
So, when we stumbled across this lovely little TikTok account showcasing some of the most simple but beautiful portraits you’ll see anywhere online, all taken around the streets of our beloved city, it understandably caught our attention.
Manc photographer Scott James, or ‘certigrammer‘ as he goes by online, makes his living doing everything from weddings and commercials shoots to music videos, taking photos for Sheffield United and more, but we happened to come across a more recent pastime of his: taking pictures of strangers.
People are clearly chiming with his casual, understated and fundamentally wholesome style. So are we, and it’s not hard to see why.
Perhaps most impressively, it seems like he’s only been at this particular kind of photography for a little over a week and is already pulling in thousands of well-earned views across his social media.
As you can see, there is a very candid nature to his approach; he snaps people just going about their business and even when he stops people on the spot and asks if they’d be willing to pose, he still manages to capture that impromptu and organic vibe.
From happy couples and randomers on the street, to complimenting an old boy on his style, he photographs people from all walks of life.
An official Guinness Fan Zone is coming to Manchester for the Six Nations
One of the biggest Guinness Fan Zones in the UK is coming to Manchester city centre for the Six Nations this February and the best part of all is, it’s absolutely free.
With the beloved rugby union tournament kicking off on Saturday, 4 February, Guinness are bringing their popular fan zone to our lovely city and just in time for the Wales vs Ireland game, not to mention England vs Scotland later the same day.
Popping up on Baring Street, Mayfield, just round the corner from Piccadilly Station, the Six Nations fan zone will be the biggest outside of London and runs all the way until Saturday 18 March.
Transformed into a dedicated space for rugby lovers to watch the match and enjoy a fresh pint of ice-cold Guinness, the fan zone festivities don’t stop there.
To keep the party rolling, they will also be hosting a series of interactive shows, activities and live performances, including bagpipes, Irish dancers and more. There’s even an interactive beer wall – the first one to be available outside of rugby union’s historic home at Twickenham.
Once again, general admissions tickets to the fan zone are absolutely free, but you can bag yourself a table reservation for £10 per person. Better still, for super fans, you can even grab an exclusive Season Pass for a limited time only, granting you access to all five games in the competition.
This includes a special edition team jersey, access to the best seats in the house and the first 150 customers will also get a Guinness Six Nations tote bag filled with beanies, cushions and foam fingers, even temporary tattoos and face paints for you to get your full colours on.
Last but not least, those who do grab a Season Pass will also be in with a chance to win one of Guinness’ exclusive ‘Money Can’t Buy Experiences‘, this year’s main prize being four tickets to a Six Nations match, a dressing room tour and being trusted with flag bearer duty before kick-off. Mint.