1847 is an independent restaurant in Manchester serving imaginative and delicious vegetarian food. So why is it half empty?
58 Mosley Street, Manchester (0161 236 1811). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £75
It’s late at night and I’m in the newly opened Manchester outpost of the London-based Hawksmoor steak house group, all wood panelling, reclaimed parquet and seared animal. I am happy. I have a ribeye and a pot of their anchovy hollandaise, which really ought to be prescribed on the NHS as a pick-me-up.