There’s news of expansions a plenty in the Manchester food and drink scene this week, and a lot of this is welcome to places outside of the city centre. Macclesfield welcomes and Stockport are welcoming new ventures, whilst the city centre finally gets a pizzeria and a burger joint.

Coming soon?: Macclesfield Mackie Mayor
The continued success of Altrincham Market and its newer sister in Mackie Mayor means it is little surprise that the expansion will continue as the group spy other market hall opportunities. The historic Picturedome in Macclesfield is to be repurposed into an open plan eating and drinking establishment, keeping to a tried and tested formula. A planning application is currently in, with a decision expected by mid September.

New Northern Quarter pizzeria Noi Quattro Opens
With pride in being the only Manchester pizzeria run by Italians, despite the plethora of pizza places around the city, Noi Quattro opened its doors at the start of the month. Set in the heart of the Northern Quarter in between Mackie Mayor and Common, the restaurant has impressive heritage – as it is being owned by the same people who run The Pasta Factory on Shudehill.
Noi Quattro, 120 High Street, Manchester M4 1HQ, 0161 834 9032.

New bar: Craft Beer, Gin, and Pizza at Project 53 in Stockport
Project53 has landed in Stockport promising to provide the town’s ever expanding food and drink scene with some quality gin, beer, and pizza within its rustic walls. Serving as the taproom for Mobberley Brewhouse, the seven year old brewer’s bar will focus on small batch gin, craft ale, and pizza, and will be opening a second site in Knutsford in the future.
Project 53, 22 Market Place, Stockport SK1 1EU,

Last chance: FINCA Residency at Artisan comes to an end
FINCA, the Cuban street food concept that has been holding a Manchester residency for the last few weeks has announced it will be ending its spell in the city with a massive Cuban themed party. Having previously been seen on Million Pound Menu, the last two months have seen them serving up their Cuban food and cocktails which will undoubtedly be on display this Sunday.
Finca Pop-up, Sunday 26th August, Artisan, Avenue North, 18-22 Bridge Street, Manchester M3 3BZ, 0161 832 4181.

Real Junk Food Closes
After just shy of a year on Oxford Road, Real Junk Food has closed its doors having stopped nearly 35,000 kilos of food from being wasted. Whilst it will be sad news to many around the city, the restaurant was never meant to last and Real Junk Food have already started on their next venture – a waste food catering business in conjunction with homelessness charity, Onward Homes.

Student favourite Randy’s Burger joint opens in NQ
A new burger joint has landed in the Northern Quarter, and Randy’s Hardcore Hamburgers seems ready to make a very particular spot for itself. With banter, dirty burgers, and munchie based humour, the restaurant takes the place of Infamous Diner.
Randy’s Harcdcore Hamburgers 3-5, Basil Chambers, Nicholas Croft, Manchester M4 1EY.

Tue 21 Aug - Thu 20 Sep
John Stansfield
Published on:
Tue 21 Aug 2018