One of the latest additions to the flourishing Kampus neighbourhood, Beeswing has brought a glorious little slice of the Mediterranean to the centre of Manchester.

It gets its name from the crust that forms on old wines, due to its resemblance to the wings of a bee. The concept is a collaborative effort between grape expert Anna Tutton, founder of wine shop Vin-yard (formerly housed at Hatch), and Joe Maddock, of West Didsbury tapas bar Pinchos fame. Prior to opening, the two had been working on joint supper clubs for some time, but the new Kampus spot opens up those delicious combinations to a much wider audience.

Boasting what is comfortably one of the most stunning terraces in all of the city, overlooking the lush greenery of Kampus’ gardens below, we’ve already made peace with the fact that we’ll be losing hours up there, sipping our way through their expertly-chosen haul of low-intervention and natural wines. Inside, a seemingly endless collection of bottles cascade the back wall, each with its very own story more interesting than the last.

Along with the vast collection of sensational grapes, Beeswing serve up a selection of seasonal small plates that pack in an impossible amount of flavour, and perfectly pair with whatever sits beside in your glass.

The mixed plate of Crafty Cheeseman Cheese and Northern Cure charcuterie (which with a more than generous helping) is a particular highlight, as was the stunning Merguez sausage, white bean cassoulet.

There are plenty of tantalising options for veggies too — the sweet potato accompanied by broccoli, pumpkin seeds, pickled onions, soy sauce and miso dressing is as good as any small plate gets, and the spiced potatoes with cauliflower puree and chilli honey has us practically licking the plate to savour every last lashing of sauce.

Open from Wed – Sun, you can book your table using the button below.


Fri 2 Sep, Beeswing,
24a Minshull St, Manchester M1 3EF
Bradley Lengden
Published on:
Fri 2 Sep 2022