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Alma de Cuba

Posted by The Greedy Cow on Oct 16, 2018 12:07:38 PM

So what better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than in a church converted into a restaurant, enjoying a Sunday Lunch whilst listening to live Gospel music… Well that is exactly what you can do at Alma de Cuba’s ever popular Gospel Sunday Brunch, each Sunday between 1-6pm.

The Gospel Sunday Brunch has been part of Alma de Cuba’s weekly ‘What’s On’ for many years now and still hasn’t lost its charm. We arrived on a cold autumn day to be warmed not only by the food & drink but by the atmosphere too. The bar was quiet when we arrived and we made our way upstairs to the restaurant. Welcomed by oversized chandeliers and burning candles, Alma does Hygge without even trying to, which is perfect as the days shorten and nights get longer.

Although it was a school night, we opted for the Pinot Grigio from Chile. A wine from Chile is always my fall back and best tip for anyone who isn’t a connoisseur of wine lists. As the wine was poured the Gospel singers began. Expect soulful classics like ‘I’ll be There’ and R-Kelly’s ‘I believe I can fly’ mixed in with Gospel Choir and songs straight out of Sister Act. The band position themselves right on the old Church alter which is perfect for those Instagram pics.

We passed on starters and went straight for the Beef Sunday Roast. Now Alma de Cuba don’t just do Sunday Roasts, they do one of the best Sunday Roasts in the city. Oversized Yorkshire pud, thick slices of beef with all the trimmings and a delicious red wine gravy. Although the food was delicious, we both struggled to finish our plates. Not a bad thing at all!

After a good break between courses to let our lunch settle, we opted for the Chocolate Brownie with a kick of chilli. I’m not a big fan of spice, especially in my dessert, but it worked! The brownie was flaky and soft, topped with ice cream and presented perfectly with drizzles of caramel. Be warned though it does have a kick to it!

The whole afternoon was wrapped up perfectly whilst the Gospel band finished on ‘Oh Happy Day’. What an absolute classic to sum up how we were feeling after a great afternoon at Alma de Cuba. With winter around the corner, Sunday Brunch at Alma is definitely your perfect winter warmer!

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The best Burgers Liverpool has to offer

Posted by Tom Sumner on Apr 16, 2018 4:31:32 PM

On April 1st 1998, Burger King took out a full page in the USA today newspaper introducing a new variant of the Whopper which was designed specifically for lefties. This new burger was the same as the original but was rotated 180 degrees. Nonetheless, thousands of people swarmed BK’s up and down the U.S demanding a left-handed burger.

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The Four Finest Italian Restaurants in Manchester

Posted by Tom Sumner on Apr 16, 2018 4:31:09 PM

The year was 79 AD, Julius Agricola had just travelled up the M40 and arrived in what he called Mamucian. What a fine place he thought as he had visions of great football teams and the Happy Mondays. Ever since, not much has changed. Just the name.

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The Tastiest Tapas Manchester Has To Offer

Posted by Tom Sumner on Apr 16, 2018 4:30:52 PM

The word “tapas” is derived from the Spanish verb tapar, meaning “to cover”. Some say tapas got its name because back in the day Spaniards used to cover their drinks with small plates to stop the flies.

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The Best Gastro Pubs In Manchester

Posted by Tom Sumner on Apr 16, 2018 4:30:38 PM

George Orwell, famous author of many classics including Animal Farm and other dystopian novels, once said this of the pub:

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The Definitive American Dining Experiences to find in Manchester

Posted by Tom Sumner on Apr 16, 2018 4:25:30 PM

I love an American diner. I love how the character of the restaurant seems to be taken more seriously than the food and I love how there is always that chirpy waitress who becomes third wheel to awkward dates.

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What makes TableNow Different?

Posted by Tom Sumner on Apr 16, 2018 4:25:06 PM

Our favourite kind of meal is the one that we weren't planning on. The spontaneous one that only a good group of hungry friends could conjure. They're often the ones that're filled with fun and leave you saying; 'Let's do this again some time.' 

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TableNow: UK Dining Deals

Posted by Tom Sumner on Apr 16, 2018 2:36:21 PM

Have you got a few mates you need to entertain? A significant other you want to impress? Or are you just looking to save some money? Maybe you're a restaurant looking to fill some empty tables? Either way, TableNow is for you. 

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The Curry Houses In Liverpool That’ll spice up your life

Posted by Tom Sumner on Apr 16, 2018 1:12:50 PM

Believe it or not, the hottest curry ever made didn’t come from India or Bangladesh. It came from Grantham. ‘The Widower’ was made with 20 infinity chillies, famed for their hotness. Only one person has ever managed to stomach it. It took an hour for this hero to finish the curry, 10 minutes of which he spent hallucinating from endorphin rush.

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Four Fabulous Steakhouses for Foodies in Manchester

Posted by Tom Sumner on Apr 6, 2018 10:32:09 PM

Mooching round the cold streets of Manchester, it hits you. Hunger. Your Belly gurgles and groans. You quickly translate the message; it wants steak. Juicy, tender steak.

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