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Peter Jobson's Top 5

I AM KLOOT's bassist shares his top 5 things to do in Manchester and introduces us to his favourite chef in the city.


Big Bird’s Caribbean Catering

I’ve been coming here for 5-6 years, though reckon I’ve been to nearly every Caribbean place in Manchester. You’ve got to come down here and get jerk chicken and curried goat. More info.


Ginger’s Comfort Emporium

Once you’ve had your savoury food, head down to Ginger’s Comfort Emporium which serves beautiful homemade ice cream. Made from beautiful, local ingredients – it’s the best place in town for ice cream. More info.


The Soup Kitchen

The Soup Kitchen is a good place to see new bands coming through, or first time touring bands. There’s a really nice international beer selection, good food and a friendly atmosphere. More info.


Temple of Convenience

It’s an old Victorian toilet which has been converted into a bar – it’s a really small and hidden drinking den which is very cosmopolitan and friendly. More info.


Briton's Protection

It’s one of the oldest bars in Manchester which has a beautifully adorned open fire, and is decorated gloriously. More info.