In news that's guaranteed to have all Mancunians drooling, a cheese-focused restaurant is set to open in Chorlton at some point in 2018. Mary-Ellen McTague, formerly of Aumbry and Fat Duck, is the foodie mastermind behind the spot, along with designer Soo Wilkinson and baker Sophie Yeoman. The trio are taking over Edwardian The Creameries on Wilbraham Road and transforming it into a relaxed and family-friendly restaurant, with a dedicated kids area that includes book, arts and crafts.
It's the food that will take centre stage, however, with as much produce as possible prepared onsite. Plans include an open bakery, where diners can watch the freshly baked bread being prepared, and a salad wall from which your greens will be plucked. A breakfast of fresh pastries will be available from 8am daily, while lunch will be a selection of soup, sarnies, and a huge choice of cheese. On Sundays, family and friends can split their sharing roast, all washed down by natural wine and beers. When they're not feeding you, the team will be hosting workshops and events; so far planned are life-drawing classes, secret cinema, wine and cheese tastings and bread-making masterclasses.
The Creameries hopes to open in March 2018 on Wilbraham Road, Manchester, providing their crowd-funding bid is successful.