This week is all great news. Manchester’s finest cheese toastie makers, Northern Soul, have multiplied their operation with a new outlet on Piccadilly Approach; Manchester’s only darts, food and booze operation, Flight Club, is set to land on King Street, Indian street food and craft beer aficionados, Bundobust, are opening on Liverpool’s Bold Street AND there’s a great supper club incoming too: Ramsbottom’s award-winning Basque pinxtos bar, Baratxuri, are hosting a one-off dinner at Harvey Nichols. And Auction Against Hunger tickets just went on sale too – click here for more about that.
Bundobust to open 3rd brand on Bold Street in Liverpool
Completing their span of the M62 corridor (estate agent speak for Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds) the runaway success Bundobust Indian street food and craft beer bar have confirmed a third spot, on buzzy Bold Street in Liverpool. They’ll be saying hello to the city at Liverpool Craft Beer Expo. (Thu 26 – Sun 29 Jul) – worth a visit in its own right.
Opening 2018, more info @BundobustLiv
Now open: Cheese toastie experts, Northern Soul, open new Piccadilly Approach branch (pictured)
Finally, FINALLY, we are no longer embarrassed into unmancunian silence by the awful range of food available at Manchester Piccadilly Station. Where locals and guests alike were previously welcomed by a shrink wrapped concoction of James Martin burgers and Delice de France before stumbling into the Piccadilly Tap for a reminder that they’re in a real city and not another hellish transport simulation, we now have the soothing, melty balm of Northern Soul and their world beating (not an overstatement) Cheese toasties. Just go, try the one with macaroni cheese on, and ask them to add marmite. Please.
Northern Soul, Station Approach, Manchester M1 2QF. email: email@example.com
Supper club: Baratxuri bring their Basque delights to Harvey Nichols Seeond floor
Ramsbottom food lovers, Fiona and Joe Botham, are the couple behind Spanish bars and restaurants Baratxuri and Levanter. They are hosting a txoko evening featuring plates such as slow-roasted suckling pig and olives with pickled anchovies and Ibarra peppers from Baratxuri this August. For an additional £20, you can add the wine flight; Manzanilla, La Gitana 125ml, Albarino, Mar de Frades 17 125ml, Pirineos 3404 Tinto 16 125ml and Pedro Ximenez, Hidalgo 75ml. You won’t regret a single one.
Fri 17 Aug, Harvey Nichols, Second Floor Bar and Brasserie, 21 New Cathedral Street, Manchester M1 1AD. Tel: 0161 828 8898. 7pm, £40, www.harveynichols.com
Darts, food and booze? Flight Club is coming into land on King Street
Another version of the now well-tested ‘Booze and Games’ combo is to take over the old Burger and Lobster site on King Street soon. Works have begun transforming the (absolutely massive) space and if it’s anything like their brilliant London sites, into a high energy version of the Rovers Return. Expect decent drinks and upscale bar food to accompany games of darts in one of their privately bookable ‘Oches’. Opening in October, it’s super competitive and loads of fun.
Flight Club Manchester, 98 King Street, Manchester, M2 4WU. www.flightclubdarts.com
Published on: Thu 19 Jul 2018