New openings are springing up all over the place this autumn, so there’s no excuse for being stuck in a rut.
Whether you’re after Hawaiian cocktails, steaks cooked to perfection or just a new hangout, here are some top new openings for you to try.
1. Alston Bar & Beef
They’re promising the highest quality steaks in the UK alongside a selection of the world’s finest gins.
Cathedral Street, Manchester, M4 3TR
2. Bay Horse Tavern
The Bay Horse has been taken on by the trio behind The Liars Club, Cane and Grain and Crazy Pedro’s. It’s serving up small plates of classic British dishes full of locally sourced produce.
35-37 Thomas Street, Manchester, M4 1NA
3. Mackie Mayor
— Mackie Mayor (@MackieMayor) October 24, 2017
The stunning industrial build now houses a wide selection of artisan foodie offerings and top-notch drink vendors under one massive glass cover.
Eagle Street, Manchester, M4 5BU
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Open in the old Barclays Bank in the Goose Green area of Altrincham, it’s the labour of Justin Orange – brother of ex-Take Thatter Jason – and features everything from eggs to peaches and cream to apple pie on top of toast.
63 Stamford New Road, Altrincham, WA14 1DS
5. Kettlebell Kitchen
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The healthy fast food spot’s second unit opened in Manchester last month – changed up a little as an express unit – take away only with outdoor seating.
First Street, Manchester M15 4FN
6. Cibus Pizza
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Pop-up restaurant at the Levy Secret Diner venue, it’s just open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 6-10pm, with a menu to die for.
Above Freds Ale House, 843 Stockport Rd, Manchester M19 3AW
7. Cask & Kiln
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Chorlton’s brand new whisky and craft beer bar
478 Wilbraham Road, Chorlton
8. Fairfield Social Club
— kaleigh (@kaleighpie) October 27, 2017
Manchester’s hottest new music and street food venue – and home to a certain GRUB…
Archway 6 Temperance Street, M12 6HR
9. Masons Restaurant Bar
Opened in Manchester Hall – the transformed former Freemasons Hall – this has all the swanky touches of a private members’ club, complete with a menu packed with playful, modern interpretations of traditional British flavours.
36 Bridge Street, M3 3BT – from November 3
A third venue for the famous late-night Hawaiian-themed haunt, promising the same raucous, late-night fun, rum and fire and a menu packed with exciting tiki cocktails – including their famous Zombie.
17 Shaw Road, Heaton Moor, Stockport, SK4 4AG – from November 9
11. 1761 and Lily’s Bar
Split across two levels, restaurant 1761 is on the ground floor and, in the basement, is Lily’s Bar – including Lily’s Library, a ‘secret drinking den’ with a bar, projector and fireplace that you can hire out.
2 Booth Street, Manchester, M2 4AT – from November 9
12. Dirty Martini
The posh London spot is finally bringing the Dirty Martini brand to the North. Expect big nights and bigger hangovers – but a load of fun.
211-217 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3NW – from November 10
Million Pound Menu sees 12 of the UK’s most exciting and innovative food concepts coming to the heart of city for the BBC restaurant investment show hosted by First Dates’ Fred Sirieix. More here – but here’s the list:
Epoch – November 7-9: “Epoch uses only the best of British ingredients to produce sumptuous dishes.”
Shrimp Wreck – November 7-9: “The freshest local produce to make utterly delicious fish based food.”
Greedy Khao – November 11-13: “Modern, flavour-focused Thai fast food – that just so happens to be vegan”
Trap Kitchen – November 11-13: “Authentic American soul food in one heavenly box: fried chicken, mac ‘n’ cheese, lobster tails in garlic butter, cajun prawns, waffles…”
Finca – November 14-16: “Vibrant Cuban street food restaurant founded by four friends from Liverpool”
Wholesome Junkies – November 14-16: “Passionate, purely vegan, street food vendor based in Manchester”
Black Bear Burger – November 17-19: “Using quality ingredients to create mouth-watering, juicy burgers; beef, cheese, onion jam and garlic mayo is their signature piece, plus tasty sides like poutine, mac-n-cheese balls and nuggets.”
Naked Dough – November 17-19: “An egg-free dough that’s safe to eat raw: the UK’s first cookie-dough parlour.”
Bubble & – November 20-22: “Innovative, contemporary, British restaurant concept offering a unique take on the mouth-watering British classic: bubble and squeak”
Dynasty – November 20-22: “A fusion of tapas-style small plates with “plant-forward” East Asian and Latin ingredients”
Hollings – November 23-25: “Provenance, quality produce and seasonality; rump of beef carpaccio with anchovies and aged parmesan, Red Leicester mac ‘n’ cheese, steamed fillet of sea-bass with homegrown tomato salad”
The Cheese Wheel – November 23-25: Sserving freshly made Italian fettucine that has been immersed in a luxuriously large wheel of Grana Padano.”
Left Bank, Spinningfields
14. Great British Pizza Co
After it sarted life in the back of a rusty 1974 VW Campervan, the award-winning brand is now expanding from Margate to Didsbury.
Lapwing Lane, Didsbury – from mid-November
15. Bunny Jackson’s
— I Love Manchester (@ILoveMCR) October 27, 2017
Brand-new Nashville-style blues bar serving All-American favourites from the brain of Crazy Pedro’s/Liars Club/Cane & Grain impresario Lyndon Higginson.
First Street, Manchester M15 4FN – from mid-November
16. Globe – World Kitchen & Cocktails
Celebrating the best of food from around the globe. Whether it’s brunches, vegan bowls, platters and more…
362 Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton
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