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Palm Court Restaurant – The Imperial Hotel Blackpool – Review

  Food Blog by Scott Holliday The Imperial Hotel is a Blackpool landmark and steeped in history. The hotel, in its 151 years, has welcomed royalty, Winston Churchill, Charles Darwin and now 87Food! Being from Blackpool, I have always known about the hotel and have even been a member of…

August 23, 2018


Grill On The Alley Manchester – Restaurant Review

Review by Scott Holliday Grill on the Alley have recently launched their summer menu and they have really upped the steak! The restaurant is smack bang in the Centre of Manchester – tucked away on Ridgefield behind the hustle and bustle of Deansgate and St John’s Street – so location-wise it’s ideal….

June 11, 2018


Instagram Shopping is live in the UK!

Earlier this week, Instagram rolled out its shopping feature to eight countries including the UK. But what is it and what does this mean for people in the food and drink industry? Instagram Shopping is an in-App shopping feature that is available to businesses to make it easier for brands…

March 22, 2018


eXchange Food and Drink Lounge, Manchester – food blog

Food Blog by Hayley and Scott Holliday. We were invited to eXchange Lounge through Instagram, and I’m double glad that we went along as well. Smack bang in the middle of Portland Street, eXchange Lounge is a trendy bar that serves an eclectic array of bar food and an extensive…

February 15, 2018


Scott and Hayley visit Rococo Chocolates Chester

In 1983, Chantal Coady OBE, opened the doors of Rococo Chocolates in Chelsea and since then has gone on to open further shops in Belgravia, Marylebone, Covent Garden and Chester. We entered the Chester shop, open minded but not really knowing much about Rococo Chocolates or the story behind them….

January 23, 2018


The ultimate Christmas dinner

Christmas Day is meant to be a time of relaxation and peace but as many of us know, it rarely turns out like that, especially when preparing Christmas dinner is involved! Whether you’re cooking for two or 20 people, being in charge of Christmas dinner is one of the most stressful…

Epic Christmas social media campaigns

There’s no better time to get creative and exciting with your social media than at Christmas! With people feeling festive and merry, it is the perfect opportunity for you to jump on that and run social media campaigns which are guaranteed to grab the attention of your followers and further…

December 1, 2017


The disadvantages of Twitter’s new 280-character limit

Most people will have been happy to hear that Twitter has started rolling out a new 280-character limit to selected users in recent weeks but not me and I don’t believe businesses in the food, drink and hospitality industry should either. How does the old saying go? Less is more?…

October 18, 2017


The Food Calendar – Food Awareness Days 2017/18

Welcome to 87Food’s Food Calendar! There’s so many food related days, weeks and months in the UK every year that we wanted to share them with you, so you don’t miss out on a golden opportunity to promote your bar, restaurant, hotel, cafe or product! Whether you want to get involved in discussions…

October 13, 2017


87Food Lunch Club: Ma Baker

For our September 87Food Lunch Club, we headed to Ma Baker in Westby near Blackpool. Using fresh local produce, Ma Baker offers a full range menu, from the All day breakfast, A choice of ‘World Famous’ soups, together with lunchtime specials and the daytime menu. You can also pop in for…

October 2, 2017


87Food Lunch Club: Montagues

For this month’s 87Food Lunch Club, we headed to Montagues in Blackpool! Montagues is an independent, family-run neighbourhood restaurant and bar, offering a small, considered menu that is cooked from scratch using well-sourced, local ingredients. They’re open everyday for breakfast & lunch, as well as evenings Thursday through to Sunday. When…

September 1, 2017


How do you pronounce Pret A Manger?

You know that coffee place? The one you go to if you can’t find Costa or Starbucks? Yeah that one… Well how do you pronounce it? Believe us when we say we’ve heard all sorts… “Pret-ah-mahn-gur,” “Pree-ah-mahn-jay”, “Pret-ah-manger” and worst of all… “Pet-a-manager.” Come on seriously, that last one is…

August 9, 2017


87Food Lunch Club: Piazza Italia

Our 87Food Lunch Club was an unusual one this month… Scott and Hayley couldn’t make it, but that didn’t stop myself (Adam) and Jordan heading out with both of us celebrating our birthdays in early August. Not only that but we had a special guest too… Marley! We opted to go to Piazza…

August 1, 2017