Tag: Food

Notion, Stockport

Notion, Stockport

Dive bar based just off Stockport Marketplace on Vernon Street

Dr Feelgood’s Stockport

Dr Feelgood’s Stockport

If you like live music, good tunes and interesting Cocktails – you’ll want to jump into this review

Stockport Food Hall • Something For Everyone

Stockport Food Hall • Something For Everyone

Stockport Produce Hall

Opening next week Stockport Produce Hall or as my Dad likes to call it “the old egg market” is finally opening its doors to the people of Stockport. 

Set in the historic market place in the centre of town this fantastic addition is going to be the new meeting, eating, and drinking establishment we have all been waiting for. 

Joining the ever-growing businesses opening their doors The Produce Hall is no doubt going to be a breath of fresh air. 

Upon entry you are greeted by a large bar with a wide variety of craft ales including Stockport’s own Thirst Class Ale. The team behind The Produce Hall opted to add windows to the bar so you can literally see the beer travelling from its home straight to your glass. 

Whilst this is cool enough there is also an array of other drinks ready to be made by the attentive staff behind the bar. 

As you make your way past the bar you are greeted by the hall with a number of bench seating, tables, stools and standing areas. They have created an environment that matches the ever popular Mackie Mayor/ alty market style venue. The space encourages conversation due to its shared seating space. The team also added a stage which when not being used for live music sits below the fantastic old windows with views over the Stockport Horizon. We recommend sitting here during sunset because the views are fantastic. 

Now to the food… and wow there is lots of it. 

The food hall offers something for everyone. Here comes a list: Tapas, Fish & Chips or (Oh My Cod), Pie Curious, Dough boys (pizza), Roost Chicken, Fat Louis (American style), Pasta and Black Market Expresso. 

There are some Vegan and Veggie options but as we visited on the soft launch I have been told there will be a greater variety added soon! 

We were incredibly happy to see that all the food options were really affordable; something that we were hoping to see. 

Once seated you really get to take in the room around you. Our eyes were drawn to the Stockport artwork on the wall created by local artist Eamonn Murphy. It’s also great to see many of the old features that have been brought back to life. Especially the old lighting that has been wonderfully refurbished. 

The team have also created a cool co-working/dining/seating area upstairs which is a great place to sit and watch the world go by. The best part is making your way up using the locally crafted iron spiral staircase. Who doesn’t love a spiral staircase though? Let’s be honest. 

Steve Pilling, the man behind the project, told us that “it’s all about bringing people together in the town that they love”. 

Without harping on too much we see great things for this space and recommend all of you take a trip into Stockport rather than heading into the city centre.

As always Embrace the Local.

PS: Dogs welcome.

Disabled access and lift on site. 

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We were invited to dine as guests at the launch event of The Produce Hall and were not asked to pay.

Blackshaw’s Kitchen • Stockport’s New Urban Deli

Blackshaw’s Kitchen • Stockport’s New Urban Deli

Opening in December Blackshaw’s Kitchen is the newest foodie addition to the marketplace. Read our review and see if you will be making a trip.

Stockport Makers Market

Stockport Makers Market

On the second Saturday of every month Stockport Makers Market sets up an artisan market displaying locally produce independent good!

Baekdu – Stockport’s Korean BBQ Restaurant

Baekdu – Stockport’s Korean BBQ Restaurant


In awe of the recent Winter Olympics in South Korea – I was reminded of a restaurant that I recently became aware of.

It goes by the name of Baekdu (a North Korean mountain).

The restaurant is oddly located in what appears to be an old pub style building just off Lords Street. I cant imagine it’s the footfall that brings the diners in; however, there is a public car park opposite which is incredibly convenient.

The restaurant, it its own words, labels itself as Korean BBQ.

The concept is based around charcoal fire pits that are set within the tables. Each table has its own pit that the chefs use to grill, BBQ and cook your food right in front of you.

After some contemplation I opted to order the spicy marinated chicken. In addition to this I selected the lettuce & spring onion side which the menu highly recommends. I am sooo glad I did this.

Once the chicken is grilled, the server places a curved lettuce leaf into a bowl, then adds some of the seasoned spring onion and finally takes the chicken off the grill and adds it to your already delightful looking salad.

As you can see from the photos below the lettuce is used as a kind of wrap. It is a little delicate to pick up but it creates a great authentic Korean dish that is full of flavour.

My visit to Baekdu was my first experience of Korean food, usually I am a little tentative because I worry about the chopsticks, how to navigate my way around the menu, and the pronunciation of some of the dishes.

Having said that the staff were very attentive, the menu had numbers which made it easier to order, and the BBQ you eat with your hands so it ticked off all my ignorant insecurities.

With all that in mind I had a great experience and would highly recommend a visit. Although, I believe they are closed for refurbishment from 11th of March to the 27th. Just a heads up. 

Baekdu is another example of the Stockport food scene growing and diversifying; we just need to make sure that we give them our support and embrace the local. 

Baekdu, Stockport   Baekdu, Stockport


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Hillgate Cakery

Hillgate Cakery

Cakes, brownies, cupcakes, peppermint tea and Dandelion and Burdock… Need we say more? Jump in and find out more.

Berretto Lounge – Stockport’s Newest Eatery

Berretto Lounge – Stockport’s Newest Eatery

Casual, affordable, relaxed, modern – all words that resonate from the new restaurant in town the Berretto Lounge. Click in to find out more!

Stockport Indoor Market – Traditional Shopping

Stockport Indoor Market – Traditional Shopping

Stockport Indoor Market 

The Stockport Indoor Market is one of the most iconic symbols of the historical Old Town district. The structure itself is a combination of elegantly painted wrought iron and large sections of glass. As you can see from the photo these large windows allow for the market to be a beacon of light and a hub for old fashioned conversation.

Within the market there are a number of different vendors selling all kinds of products. The options consist of: cheeses, wines, sweets, vegetables, fruits, cafes, cakes, toys, cards, collectibles and many more. It is more than possible to do your weekly shop here and if you do so I guarantee it will be a positive experience.

The market is made even better by the people within it, the sellers are real people who have a real passion for the products they are selling. The option to try products, discuss them, and really have a meaningful interaction is why this place appeals to me and many others.

Outside of the market hall there is separate vendors at the weekend adding to the array of choices. I would recommend following the market on Twitter to find out the different vendors on offer. This weekend was the Makers Market which brought together local entrepreneurs selling anything from gin distilled in Cheshire to handcrafted jewellery.

The Stockport Market needs more of us to visit to keep it alive – the cliche phrase ‘use it or lose it’ really describes the importance of using these historical spaces to keep them from fading into history. We highly recommend visiting soon so that you too can experience the authentic market atmosphere. Embrace the Local folks!

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