Food and drink news this week includes the fact that ‘pornicakor extraordinaire’ and former Home Sweet Home baker, Charlotte O’Toole, has a new cake counter in Harvey Nichols Food Hall, discount opening offers at El Gato Negro, the chance to win loads of money at Pho on Vietnamese New Year, extended 50% off food offer at TNQ restaurant – plus pancakes.

Bakeorama supplies Harvey Nichols
If you’ve been missing Charlotte O’Toole’s crazy cake creations at Home Sweet Home, fear not, as she’s starting to supply Harvey Nichols food hall and cafe-bar from this week. Bakeorama at Harvey Nichols, 21 New Cathedral Street, Manchester; M1 1AD. Tel: 0161 828 8888,

El Gato Negro soft launch from Fri 19 Feb
Can’t wait to get your hands on El Gato Negro’s award-winning tapas? Sign up to their mailing list and get involved in the soft opening from 19 Feb with big discounts and a chance to brag to all your friends about how you have been there before them. Read our full story here. Fri 19 – Sun 21 Feb (sign up to the newsletter for more information via website), official opening Mon 22 Feb, 52 King Street, Manchester M2 4LY,

Win money at Pho’s Vietnamese New Year
Eat in Pho on the first day of Vietnamese New Year (Tet, Mon 8 Feb) and win 30 million dong (around £1000). In Vietnam, traditional red envelopes of lucky money (li xi) are often gifted at new year to symbolise health and longevity for the year to come. Every customer who dines at Pho in the Corn Exchange on this date will receive a red envelope containing Pho vouchers, VIP cards or hard cash.
Mon 8 Feb, Pho, Unit 15, The Corn Exchange, 37 Hanging Ditch, Manchester, M4 3TR. Tel: 0161 464 9779,

Buy one get one free burgers at Common + all you can eat Tacos at Beagle
Join up for Common and/or The Beagle’s membership schemes for free and enjoy BOGOF burgers every Tuesday at Common (from today) and all you can eat tacos at the Beagle for £9.95 (from Tuesday 9 February).
BOGOF burgers, Tuesdays for members during Feb and Mar at Common, 39 Edge Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester M4 1HW. Tel: 0161 832 9245,, from Tue 9 Feb, all you can eat Tacos at the Beagle, 458 Barlow Moor Road, Manchester M21 0BQ. Tel: 0161 881 8596,

TNQ Restaurant continues it’s 50% off food offer until 10 Feb
Eat at the famous Northern Quarter restaurant in the first half of this month and enjoy bargain-tastic price for your modern British grub. Until Thu 10 Feb, TNQ, 108 High Street, Manchester M4 1HQ. Tel: 0161 832 7115,

Free pancakes with every drink at Blackdog Ballroom NWS
Next week (Tue 9 Feb) is Pancake Day. Celebrate with a free pancake at Blackdog Ballroom NWS.
Blackdog Ballroom NWS, 11-13 New Wakefield Street, Manchester M1 5NP. Tel: 0161 236 4899

Tue 2 Feb - Thu 31 Mar
Ruth Allan
Published on:
Tue 2 Feb 2016