Month: July 2018

outdoor bbq class by foodsorcery

As the weather continues to surprise us all, surely its time to brush up on your outdoor cooking skills.  With that in mind, Food Sorcery, the cookery and Barista school based at Waterside Hotel in Didsbury are hosting an updated and accessible BBQ course that will give you the skills to cook on the open flame with confidence. Take your place as pit master for the day and whip up some classic BBQ dishes to your preference with friends.

Cooking Vegetarian on the barbecue doesn’t need to be boring and predictable, opening your eyes to some of the flexible ways of cooking outside and what you can do with some exciting ingredients – you will eat what you cook, so plenty of food!.

This event is about enjoying the BBQ experience (yes there is a bar) with a focus on developing core BBQ skills of fire control, preparation and cooking.

Taking place on Saturday 28th July, click the link for details and to book:

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‘baity’ a palestinian kitchen due to open soon

Another new restaurant addition soon to open right opposite our Didsbury Branch in Wilmslow road is ‘BAITY’ a Palestinian Kitchen – due to open this Summer and already recruiting!

Baity is the word for ‘home’ in Arabic, the main language of Palestine. The cuisine is a healthy mix of Mediterranean flavours, unique spices and herbs from the Holy Land! Being custodians of the Holy Land, hospitality and good food is what they’re good at! The team are very excited to bring that experience, with a twist of European presentation to Didsbury.

From home made Hummus to Musakhan, they will surely impress your palate with new flavours, textures and experience.

Watch this space for details for their launch date – I’m sure they’ll get a warm Didsbury welcome when the doors open…

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‘fress’ cafe, restaurant and bar opens in didsbury

Following on from the success of their Northern Quarter premises, FRESS has just opened 2 doors down from us on Wilmslow Road.

FRESS Café, Restaurant & Bar is one of the few places in Manchester to make everything fresh in house. They pride themselves on using the freshest locally sourced ingredients to make their tasty dishes. Their chefs meticulously prepare everything from ice cream to chilli sauce themselves. Serving fresh seasonal foods for breakfast, lunch and dinner with delicious mouth watering dishes and cocktails throughout the day.

With many years experience in the hospitality industry, the FRESS team wanted to stamp their mark on the Manchester food scene. They have an insatiable passion for great food & drink, delivering friendly, unpretentious service and judging by the numbers we’ve witnessed enjoying the sunshine on their outdoor frontage, it looks like the Didsbury venture is destined for a great things.

We wish them all the best with their new Didsbury premises – click here for more details:

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one bedroom apartment in west didsbury

Marketed by Bridgfords for £140,000 this well presented, first floor apartment would make an excellent buy to let opportunity and is reasonably priced for the location. Situated close to West Didsbury Metrolink and all the local amenities, this apartment is sure to be popular with young professionals. You could expect a rent of £750pcm giving an annual yield of 6.4% which is a very healthy return on your investment. 

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Commuting distances

Measuring commuting distance might seem a little obscure but it actually offers a particularly good insight into the character of any local housing market. For example, commuter towns tend to really come alive at the weekends but are quieter in the week. Areas where most people work locally will have a stronger community feel day-to-day.

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Fluctuations in prices over recent years

It won’t come as any massive shock that houses are generally worth more than flats in our area. However, when it comes to the movements over time, these two broad types of property do not always behave similarly. Here we see how flats and houses have varied in price.

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Sales levels in recent months by type

The property market fluctuates on a seasonal basis, and this is particularly the case for sales rates. This chart shows how the market has changed over the course of the last few months. The most recent periods are estimates based on the previous year’s pattern.

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Three big reasons to bet on the Didsbury property market

As you’re no doubt aware, there’s a lot of doom and gloom surrounding the national property market at the moment. For example, the Nationwide index showed that in June, annual house price growth had slowed to a five-year low. Our area hasn’t been immune; in the first quarter of 2018, there were 25.5 per cent fewer sales than the same period in the previous year.

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