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Ginopolis is a new Manchester gin bar set to be a paradise for juniper lovers

Ginopolis is a new Manchester gin bar set to be a paradise for juniper lovers Britain’s unstoppable drive to drink gin continues in Manchester with new bar Ginopolis. Taking over from now-closed gluten free restaurant Tea 42, the venue will focus mainly on serving top quality gins, from well-known brands to high-end, more unknown varieties for those wanting to check... Read more >

Iberica Spinningfields - Manchester Restaurant Review

Iberica Spinningfields - Manchester Restaurant Review Now over two years since Iberica graced the streets of Spinningfields, we went along to sample what is now reputed as one of Manchester’s top spots for tapas on a cold yet cosy night in February. The Venue and Atmosphere This place is fancy. There’s good reason Iberica is a hit... Read more >

Asian fables come to life in Panacea founder's new Japanese restaurant in Spinningfields

Asian fables come to life in Panacea founder's new Japanese restaurant in Spinningfields Fable plans to bring together Japanese cuisine with East Asian mythology to create a truly unique dining experience. The venue digs into the deep lore of Asian fairy tales to craft its interior – and doesn’t settle for any half measures. Alongside ornamental Asian vases and Chinese... Read more >

The Refinery Spinningfields - Manchester Restaurant Review

The Refinery Spinningfields - Manchester Restaurant Review We decided to waltz on over to Spinningfields’ latest fine dining haunt – The Refinery – to try a dash of the finer things in life. Known across London already, we wanted to see how this restaurant could stand out on the Spinningfields scene.  The Venue We felt an almost... Read more >

New 1920s bar opens in the heart of Grade II listed building

New 1920s bar opens in the heart of Grade II listed building Found in a Grade II listed building, Roc & Rye plans to combine 1920s glamour with the grit of the industrial north to create a sophisticated yet relaxed drinking environment. The venue’s main offering is cocktails, with a list designed by an award-winning mixologist and brought to you... Read more >

Veeno - Manchester Wine Bar Review

Veeno - Manchester Wine Bar Review Veeno, Manchester’s first wine cafe devoted to the wonderful concept of an ‘Italian Aperitivo’, invited us to one of their classic wine tastings. Of course, we readily obliged... The Venue A stone’s throw from the town hall, Veeno is in the thick... Read more >

Luxury sports bar The Director's Box set to open on Manchester's Booth Street

Luxury sports bar The Director's Box set to open on Manchester's Booth Street The Director's Box is the latest addition to Manchester's sports bar scene, set to open in early March. Offering a slightly higher-end experience than your typical local pub, the venue will showcase live sporting events from across the globe, supported by a variety of draught and craft beers and a... Read more >

The San Carlo Group turn their attention to Neapolitan pizzas, opening a new restaurant in Manchester

The San Carlo Group turn their attention to Neapolitan pizzas, opening a new restaurant in Manchester Firmly established within Manchester's culinary scene and hoping to take a bigger slice of the action, the San Carlo Group are venturing into the world of wood-fired pizzas, opening a new venue called Pizza Madre across the road from their flagship restaurant on Kings Street West. With a rustic,... Read more >

Suri is bringing flavours of the Middle East and Mediterranean to King Street

Suri is bringing flavours of the Middle East and Mediterranean to King Street It's had its ups and downs, but it looks like King Street is set to continue with its redevelopment as a brand new Middle Eastern and Mediterranean restaurant opens up. Suri has opened in the space formerly occupied by the cocktail bar Quill and has a menu full of sharing plates made up of locally... Read more >

Organic and seasonal restaurant set to open with onsite microbrewery

Organic and seasonal restaurant set to open with onsite microbrewery Following the success of Mexica and Stage and Radio, Adam Regan and Sophie Jarvis have opened their third venture, Goose Fat & Wild Garlic. Located in Cutting Room Square, the organic restaurant will have an onsite brewery and will aim to be as sustainable as possible, using the waste... Read more >

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