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Slattery’s huge Chocolate Challenge which only 3% of people have completed is returning when they reopen

Could you handle it?

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Slattery is set to reopen next week and it’s bringing back its famous Chocolate Challenge! 

It’s great news for chocolate lovers, as the Whitefield-based chocolate shop and patissier will be reopening the Dining Room alongside the shop, which has been open the past few weeks for delivery. 

From July 9th, the venue will be open but might look a little bit different to normal.

There will be a reduced capacity of 57% compared to usual, to ensure customers and staff can keep good social distancing practises.

There will also be some changes to the usual menu, but customers will be pleased to hear the ever so popular Chocolate Challenge is back for another year.

Slattery’s Chocolate Challenge features a plate with a massive amount of chocolate, including a large portion of American-style chocolate fudge cake, chocolate pots filled with liquid chocolate, chocolate ice cream and more.

Only 3% of people who have attempted this beast of a challenge have actually managed to complete it! Do you think you’re up to the plate?!

In the restaurant, diners will have one hour and 45 minutes at their tables. There will be new disposable menus for each set of diners. 

Staff will also schedule in 15 minutes between each booking in order to give them sufficient time to clean down tables and chairs in the dining area before the next guests arrive.

As per the government guidelines, bookings will be for a maximum of six people and can be made from this Friday. 

Jo Naven, marketing manager at Slattery’s, said: “There is a separate entrance and exit in the shop, hand sanitiser on arrival at the building and also at the entrance of the dining room.

“Our staff will be wearing face shields and they are having comprehensive training over the coming days ready for reopening.

“The reduced capacity in the dining room does also help us to reduce the kitchen staff to enable us to adhere to distancing measures and we are utilising the part time furlough scheme starting tomorrow.

“There are lots of other measures in place to meet all the guidelines. It is constantly changing and we will be adapting to the new guidelines as and when realised.”

Slattery’s will be open Tuesday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm.  Bookings can be made online only here from Friday July 3rd.  

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Greater Manchester curry house named Best Asian Restaurant in the North West

Congratulations to all the winners!

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A Greater Manchester curry house has been named the best Asian restaurant in the North West at the Asian Restaurant Awards 2022.

The awards revealed its 2022 winners, with one restaurant from Bolton named the best in the entire region, while several other Greater Manchester venues also won big.

The event, sponsored by Just Eat and Booker Wholesale, was held at the Hilton Manchester Piccadilly on Monday June 27th.

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BBC news anchor Samantha Simonds hosted the event with restaurants across the entire UK up for awards.

Who won big at the Asian Restaurant Awards 2022?

It was Bolton-based Achari Indian Restaurant who took home the Best Asian Restaurant in the North West accolade.

Other restaurants from Greater Manchester also won, with venues picking up Best Newcomer, Best Fusion Restaurant and Best Asian Restaurant in Manchester.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Full list of other Greater Manchester restaurants that were named winners:

  • Best Asian Restaurant – Manchester: Delhi Dream Indian Restaurant 
  • Best Fusion Restaurant: Vermilion Cinnabar
  • Best Newcomer: Spice Mafia (joint winner with Balchao in Hale Barns)

These are the only UK restaurant awards open to all Asian cuisines, which includes: Bangladeshi, Burmese, Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian, Middle Eastern, Pakistani, Singaporean, Sri Lankan, Thai, Turkish and Vietnamese.

This year’s winners will be added to the One Hundred Top Curry Restaurants guide – it’s currently being updated onto the Top 100 Curry Restaurants website here.

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Kids can get a hot meal for just £1 at Asda this summer holidays

What a brilliant initiative!

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Asda has announced that kids can get a hot meal for just £1 during the summer holidays, in a bid to help alleviate the cost of living crisis.

The supermarket confirmed that they would be tackling holiday hunger by allowing children aged under 16 to grab a hot or cold meal for a quid.

The initiative will be available seven days a week and there’s no minimum adult spend required to redeem the discount at your nearest Asda Cafe.

Asda revealed the £1 meal offer in Scotland last month, but has now further rolled it out to England and Wales, confirming the good news yesterday.

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The Kids Eat for £1 deal will be available all day, every day (for as long as the cafe is open) from July 25th until September 4th in England and Wales.

A hot meal, cold meal, or both will be on offer, depending on what the cafe has available.

You’ll also be able to grab some baby food through the offer, including a free pouch of Ella’s Kitchen baby food.

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A spokesperson for Asda said: “We know that families can find the summer holidays tough, and our customers are telling us that this year more than ever, they’re concerned about holiday hunger.

“With that in mind, we are so pleased to be able to offer children’s meals for just £1, with no minimum adult spend, to ensure that those who would normally rely on a school meal aren’t left without.”

And that’s not the only thing Asda is doing, having recently launched a freezer filler offer where shoppers can grab five items for £5, with certain products costing just £2.50 – providing a potential saving of up to £7.50.

The deal aims to help families make quick and easy meals over the summer holidays.

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Crazy Pedro’s launch four cheese pizza after customer complains pizzas are ‘too cheesy’

No such thing as ‘too much’ cheese…

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With an epidemic of Karens seemingly out there at the moment, hard working hospitality staff are having to deal with more customer complaints than ever.

Now while some complaints are legitimate – if you’re served a burger with a dead pigeon on top you should definitely let the staff know – some are just downright ridiculous.

Exhibit A: a customer recently complained to Crazy Pedro’s that their pizza is TOO CHEESY.

Crazy Pedro’s

To each their own, I guess, but when it comes to cheese – in my humble opinion – there can be no such thing as ‘too much’.

The more the merrier, especially when it’s melted on top of one of Crazy Pedro’s incredible, massive pizzas.

In response to the customer complaint, Pedro’s has released something special for July – an epic FOUR CHEESE pizza called ‘In Cheezus We Crust’.

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The spectacular monthly special features a special Four Cheese Blend, pickles, chilli flakes, dill and a healthy glug of Ranch dressing.

The new pizza is available at all good Pedro’s throughout July as a full pizza or as a slice, as well as on Deliveroo.

Give Pedro’s a follow on Instagram here to stay up to date.

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