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NQ Restaurant, ‘Word Of Mouth’ Opens, Somerset Flood Victims Relocated To MCR, Picc Gdns Wins Award

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Published on April 1st 2014.

NQ Restaurant, ‘Word Of Mouth’ Opens, Somerset Flood Victims Relocated To MCR, Picc Gdns Wins Award


Word of Mouth

New NQ Restaurant, Word of Mouth, on Spear Street (0161 881 1571, www.gobspot.co.uk) has opened. It’s right on the money in terms of décor; outside, graffiti splashed door and no external signage, inside, stripped back to the plaster, with even the plaster falling off the wall in one corner. There are no menus, the waiter tells you what you’re having, and what you’re drinking and tells you when to leave. In an intriguing play on ‘Northern Quarter attitude’ staff can order people out then drink any remaining booze left by the customers. Hilarious.

Inspiration From BillInspiration from BillConfidential is intrigued by some menu items. Writers on this site are banned from mentioning the Northern Quarter and beards in the same breath as it’s become boring but one dish in Word of Mouth requires an exception to be made.

This is the only restaurant in town where they’ll trim your beard and then present some of the hair back to you stuck to an egg with your own face drawn on it and with the correct beard shape, made from your own beard. The dish is called Bearded Egg and is apparently all the rage. Owner Bill Ersuit said, "It's genius and fun and based on my own face." Review to follow.

Somerset Level Flood Victims Relocated To Manchester

Flooded Somerset - Relocation Will Shut Them UpFlooded Somerset - just shut upThe 350 people affected by the Somerset Level Flooding are to be rehoused in Beswick, east Manchester.

A senior official said, “Since there are so few of them it’s relatively easy. They will be high above the potential flooding threat rather than living in a place that nature has flooded throughout recorded history. In Beswick they’ll be able to contribute to the life of the nation without costing it millions in pointless dredging and other pricey and ultimately futile efforts to keep the waters at bay. Also with the residents so removed from any Conservative Members of Parliament we might not have to see them in the papers and on TV so much and they might learn to appreciate what life in Britain is like when there are real problems." Sir Winston Churchill’s distant relative Edith Cog, who lives in Failsworth, said: “Never in the field of human flooding have so many been affected by so few in terms of endless media coverage.”  

Beswick, high and dry and not far from an Iceland


Beswick, high and dry and not far from an Iceland

Piccadilly Gardens Given Special Award

Piccadilly Gardens has been recognised internationally as one of the world's great public spaces and an unqualified 'success'. A UNESCO World Heritage spokesperson said: "Despite the fact much of it is now occupied by a big wheel, the wooden benches have rotted, the trough round the erratically working water feature fills with litter, drug dealers operate in the area behind market stalls, the Queen Victoria statue is crumbling and the 'lawns' need replacing every year as though they're a Premier League football pitch, we feel Manchester City Council's commitment to regularly endorsing the Gardens that have no gardens demands their inclusion in the our World's Great Public Spaces List."

One of the World's Greatest Public Spaces

One of the World's Greatest Public Spaces

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12 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

ChorltongalApril 1st 2014.

April Fools!

Reader XxxApril 1st 2014.

haha faf

ShybaldbuddhistApril 1st 2014.

It was believable until I read Piccadily Gardens won an award.

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AnonymousApril 1st 2014.

I am sure councillor Peel will want to be the first to congratulate Sir Richard and Sir Howard on winning this award for Piccadilly Gardens.People really should stop complaining about our great leaders.

Ross WagmanApril 1st 2014.

Nailed it on Piccadilly Gardens. The new fencing that has recently been put up adds a certain glamour. It's also a great way of keeping people off the grass. Who wants people walking about in a public area?

Vivien JacobsApril 1st 2014.

Does't anyone remember how beautiful Piccadilly Gardens were years ago?! I grew up in the 70's and I remember beautiful flower beds and trees rather than the waste land it now looks (apart from the coloured fountains, whoopie dee!) Shining examples can be seen by works such as Alfred Proctor 1950, or Piccadilly Gardens 1954 painting by LS Lowry - bring back the good ol days of class and beauty I say .....

rinkydinkApril 1st 2014.

Oh what with this and the London Road Fire Station hilarity, you really are spoiling us with this AFD fun, ManConf

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AnonymousApril 1st 2014.

Perhaps next year they could tell us Piccadilly Gardens is being renamed Leese Gardens.

AnonymousApril 2nd 2014.

Is the London Road Fire Station story a hoax or not?

Steve5839April 3rd 2014.

I tried to find this Word of Mouth restaurant - where is it? Is this story really true??

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AnonymousApril 3rd 2014.

1st of April...

AnonymousApril 3rd 2014.

the concrete walls could be nice with a bit of foliage and imagination that's no joke. The larger and irresolvable problem was placing that big office block in the square - that was a huge act of vandalism to a publically owned space.

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