New bar spy - Fress

A newsagents has transformed into a Victorian restaurant called Fress


Last updated . By Tom Capon.


Summer 2017

What they say:

The Northern Quarter is about to get another quirky feather to its hat in the form of Fress. The name means to gorge yourself in Yiddish, which is a good sign for things to come from the kitchen. But the interiors are a cool draw as well, creating a modern Victorian aesthetic by fusing marble table tops, kitsch light fittings, ivory tiles and golden signs into one venue. And considering it’s been renovated from a drab former newsagents, that’s quite the transformation.

What we say:

While Fress is all about updated Victorian aesthetics, they’re not about to serve you up an eel pie or anything. Their menu is European, with touches of global influences thrown in, and they’ll be offering food from breakfast till dinner. For the latter, expect dishes like French onion soup with avocado hummus to start and main courses like frutti di mare risotto. But don’t worry late wakers, they also do brunch, with plates like French toast and chicken livers on sourdough.