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Lunch at the Infamous Diner in Manchester.

A few weeks ago the Other Half and I found ourselves in Manchester’s eclectic hub of independent shops,bars and eateries known as The Northern Quarter. I had a craving for a Burger, so where better to head , than a 1950’s style American Diner!  Infamous Diner  on Basil Chambers Street( not far from the Arndale Centre) is decked out like a diner in the movies. Think’ Back to the future’ or’ Greece’ and you’d not be far wrong.manchester 006

With black and white check tile flooring and pretty in pink leather booths and powder pink bar stools, the interior is a retro delight. There are gleaming silver ceilings and the walls are adorned with American car number plates. Bring in the Pink Ladies!

On our visit ( a quiet Monday lunch time) the jukebox played 1950’s hits and the Gene Kelly Musical from the same era ‘Singing in the Rain’  was showing on the flat screen above the bar. A quick trip to the rest rooms downstairs revealed walls covered in colourful and punchy pop art style graffiti. I love going to places where you are surrounded by fun visuals and Infamous does not disappoint. 🙂

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The Menu includes lots of American Diner faves such as Chicken and Waffles, Hash and Eggs,Pancake Stacks,Mama’s Meatballs and Beef Hotdogs. All I craved was a burger ( there are lots of choices) so I had to go for the ‘Infamous Cheese’ whilst Wil ordered ‘Steak and Eggs’ with fries. To wash my choice down I tried a bottle of Blind Pig Rum & Poached Pear Cider , which was rather good. I loved that it came wrapped in newspaper too. 🙂

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So did we enjoy our food?? Well Wil was happy with his steak and eggs. The Infamous Burger hit the spot fine but at £9.95 was rather expensive for what it is. Even if it does come served on a cute plastic red tray with a star spangled banner popped in the bun! However I surprised myself by not ordering a dessert. Looking back, I must have been crazy! How I resisted the lure of a slice of New York Cheesecake, a Knickerbocker Glory or even Infamouses own homemade donuts, I do not know.

 

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So I am going to have to return, if only to perch myself on one of these fabulous pink leather bar stools. There is an extensive cocktail menu at Infamous too!

Where do you like to eat in The Northern Quarter?

Are you a fan of American Style Diners?

 

 

 

Sunday Sevens..

As I have just had a week off work I thought I might join in with Sunday Sevens. The idea by Natalie at Threads and Bobbins  is to choose 7 photos that show what you have got up to over the last , well, seven days. 🙂

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  1.  Last Sunday there was a christening. This is my God daughter Mady’s little one’s Big Day. I’m not one for holding babies but baby Jason is such an amiable little chap and he looked very cute in his  blue suit.

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2. Poor Hugo had the snip! He’s majorly full of beans so keeping him quiet…and on lead exercise only until he has his stitches out , is proving difficult. I decided to update my Dog Friendly Clitheroe  post so we visited a few new(ish) bars and shops in town that welcome  four legged friends.

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3. Last Monday we hopped on the train to Manchester for a spot of shopping. Had lunch in a 1950’s style Diner called ‘Infamous Diner’. I really enjoyed this bottle of Blind Pig Rum and Poached Pear cider with my meal. 🙂

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4.There was lots of colourful Street Art in the Northern Quarter of Manchester and I had fun photographing it.

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5. Hark at me relaxing in a Feature Room at Coombe Abbey, checking out the Room Service Menu! I was lucky enough to receive some Virgin Experience Vouchers last year which I put towards two nights away in this lovely hotel near Coventry.

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6. The break included a yummy Afternoon Tea ( as modelled here by Wil) which was served on a picnic bench in the Orangerie. As you can see it included chunky ( and delicious) homemade sausage rolls, piccalilli and miniature shepherd’s pies. We couldn’t wait to tuck in. 🙂

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7. My sister and her Hubby joined us and we had a lovely walk round the grounds. My sister is a Tree Hugger!

There will be more posts featuring Coombe Abbey, Coventry and Warwick , coming soon.

Bye For Now. X

February Photo Scavenger Hunt ~ around Manchester.

I’m joining in with this month’s Photo Scavenger Hunt after sorting out my photo’s from today’s day out in the Big City. The Big City of Manchester!  Wil and I both have this week off work and as Wil wanted to buy a new shirt, we caught the train into our favourite Northern city. 🙂 Now when I’m looking for clothes it usually takes me the whole day to find something!  Not so with Wil. He found his shirt within the first half hour. So we spent the rest of the day basically eating,drinking and admiring graffiti in the Northern Quarter. Here are the pictures……

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Green ~ Our first pint of the day was in  Mr Thomas’s Chop House  on Deansgate. This is a Grade II listed building which first opened as a public house in 1870 and the inside is decorated with original Green Victorian tiles.

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Two ~  Beautiful ladies adorning a wall in Manchester’s arty Northern Quarter.

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Cool ~  More Cool graffiti in the Northern Quarter. Just walk round and immerse yourself. 🙂

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Somewhere I Went ~  Here I am in the lovely  Sugar Junction  Tea Rooms on Tibb Street. The book has an interesting Gin Menu in it but i’m afraid I stuck to coffee….

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Look  Up and see the Tib Street Horn ~ a serpent like sculpture coiled round the remains of a Victorian building near Afflecks Palace.

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Frame ~ Aw Can I frame  this tiled Doggy that adorns the wall of  the Black Dog Ballroom Bar  also near Afflecks.

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From a low angle ~  Photographed from the bottom of the stairs in Infamous Diner , a 1950’s style American Diner in the Northern Quarter.

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On The Shelf ~  Plenty of choice at the Tib Street Tavern. 🙂

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Writing ~  Iconic Sixth Day t-shirts ( first printed in 1988) are still Manchester’s favourite design and are sold at the Northern Quarter’s eclectic independent  Boutique collection under one roof ~ Afflecks Palace .

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Inside ~  We had lunch in this fab American Diner in the Northern Quarter. I’m sure It will appear again in another post. 🙂

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Line ~  Tram Lines and bright yellow tram in the city centre.

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Shape ~  Rectangular vintage luggage in  Manchester’s Victoria Station Bar.

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I thought I would leave you with a few more Graffiti images that we saw today. I’m sure there are many many more to discover. 🙂

 

I’m linking up with Greenthumb’s Photo Scavenger Hunt. Take a look! :)X