Christmas Party at Sapporo Teppanyaki, Manchester

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Never Too Much Food Rating: 8.5 / 10

If you are looking for a place where you can have both, great food and fun, head to Sapporo Teppanyaki.

Last Friday we had our work Christmas do and instead of a traditional, quiet dinner, we went for the Christmas party at Sapporo Teppanyaki. I have never been before and love Asian cuisine, so I was really excited.
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This years Christmas menu looks really tempting. I was absolutely sure with my choice for main, but would be happier if I could give up on dessert and have at least 3 starters instead. The choice of starters was amazing!

I had the chicken soup to start with. It definitely warmed me up, just what I needed on that cold Friday night!
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As a starter I chose the SHAKE ABURI NIGIRI (Salmon nigiri bruleed and topped with salmon row, flying fish roe, and black caviar) – if you love sushi, this is the starter to go for. I was sooo excited that I have eaten one, before I took a photo! The rice was perfect, as the rest of it. I didn’t feel like it added much to the dish to brulee the salmon, but it was the best dish of the night. Wish I could have been eating these all night!
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Before the main there was time for some fun and tricks. The chefs were great, we had so much fun and although catching fried potato chips in a Japanese restaurant is a bit surprising (why don’t they throw sushi rolls?! Maybe because I would catch even those that were for other people at the table!), we had a great laugh. I even forgot that I combined delicious salmon nigiri with potato chips 🙂

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My choice for main was the rack of lamb with Japanese 7 spices. It was delicious, with some fried rice and vegetables. I ordered medium…and they were nicely pink. Really admire the chefs to entertain us and remember at the same time, how we all wanted the meat to be cooked.

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For a dessert I had the cheesecake… It was lovely, still wish I could have had the starter again tho…haha 🙂

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Overall, it was a great night, it’s a perfect place for a work do or if you want to have fun with friends! The food was good, the Christmas menu was a little bit of a fusion, definitely not purely Japanese, but everything was tasty and together with the chefs and their jokes it makes for an amazing and entertaining night!

I’ll definitely be back for sushi!!!!!!!!

Restaurant details:

Sapporo Teppanyaki Manchester, 91-93 Liverpool Road, Manchester, M3 4JN

Restaurant’s website

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The Bear’s Head, Brereton

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Never Too Much Food Rating: 7.5 / 10

We’ve moved in Cheshire a few months ago and still having a lot of pubs and restaurants to explore here. Tonight we tried The Bear’s Head in Brereton, Cheshire. It’s just a couple of miles away from us in Holmes Chapel, so an ideal location for a nice Sunday dinner.

The Bear’s Head is a part of the Vintage Inn chain. Although I prefer independent pubs, we thought we would give it try…and we were pleasantly surprised.

The pub looks great from the outside, traditional English pub, probably refurbished lately. The interior is very cosy. Just what you would expect from a classic old English pub. We were seated and served drinks with no waiting at all.

We ordered Sourdough breads with butter to share instead of starters. I just love good sourdough bread and as I wrote in one of my previous posts, it’s so hard to find a good bread in the UK. This one was really nice and tasty! From that moment I was looking forward to the main even more.

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As a main I had beer-battered halloumi with sweet potato fries and my partner chose a pub classic, the beer-battered cod with chips and mushy peas, his favourite 🙂

The food was great. Nice size portions, comforting food, perfect for a relaxed Sunday night dinner. I would never think about battering the halloumi cheese, but in Czech we bread and deep-fry Edam cheese (one of childhood favourites), so I was tempted to try it. It was perfect, not too greasy, very tasty!

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My boyfriends fish&chips looked huge and apparently it was nice as well.

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I’m not really a dessert person, but we decided to try the Cookie dough with ice cream. It was a very nice finish of the dinner.

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The staff was friendly and helpful, the service was fast.

I would recommend this place. Higher end food for a chain pub standard. Very pleasant atmosphere, good service. We’ll definitely come again.

Restaurant details:

The Bear’s Head, Newcastle Road South, Brereton, Sandbach, Cheshire, CW11 1RS

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