Manchester food and drink news this week features summer offers at Spinningfields’ Beastro, new vegan pizza place, Zad’s in Chorlton, Lord of the Pies cafe and pie store, a pay as you feel 3 course meal at The Old Abbey Taphouse, a grand prosecco festival at Liverpool’s Camp & Furnace and much more…..

Beast of a deal: 3 courses for £18 at Beastro
Head down to Spinningfields-based meaty haven Beastro for their Early Bite of the Beast menu. At selected times (see below), diners can sample two courses for £15 or three courses for an extra £3, and there is wine for £3 a glass within the offer, too. Choose from starters such as beetroot and goat’s cheese terrine with celeriac remoulade, or chicken pate with wholemeal toast. Moving onto main courses of pork belly with braised red cabbage, apple compote and pomme cocotte, or hake with black pudding, shallots and kale. If you can find room for dessert, it’s a tough choice between classics like sticky toffee pudding, or cox apple tart tatin with cinnamon cream. Offer available Thu-Fri 5-7pm, Sat 2-6pm, Sun 10am-7pm.
Beastro, Irwell Square, Leftbank, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3AG, Tel: 0161 327 0265,

New takeaway: Guilt-free, vegan Zad’s opens in Chorlton
Specialising in guilt-free takeaway, Zad’s has opened in Chorlton, serving up vegan pizza and more. Focusing on fast food for a health conscious and ethical generation, read our preview here.
Zad’s, 354 Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton, Manchester, M21 8AZ, Tel: 0161 860 0060,

New cafe & diner: Lord of the Pies in Chorlton
With branches in Stockport and Macclesfield, Lord of the Pies has opened a new pie shop in Chorlton. More info in our full preview here.
Lord of the Pies, 559a Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton, Manchester, M21 8AN, follow @LordofthePiesGB to keep up to date. Open 7 days a week until late.

Coming soon: Store Street bar & restaurant at Piccadilly’s Hilton Doubletree
Conveniently located for meeting Piccadilly station arrivals, the Hilton Doubletree is opening a new bar and restaurant, drawing inspiration from the neighbouring station which was originally called the name of the new venue – Store Street. The bar will serve plenty of craft beers from local breweries which make up Manchester’s flourishing beer scene, as well as cocktails. With breakfast, lunch and dinner menus, the food offering will be based on grilled meats, hearty salads, bar snacks and lots more, all locally sourced from nearby suppliers. The interior will have an industrial decor, head down when it opens in September.
Opening late September, Store Street Exchange and Craft Bar, One Piccadilly Place, 1 Auburn Street, Manchester, M1 3DG,

The Old Abbey Taphouse hosts pay-as-you-feel three course meal
Off the beaten track and not far from the main throng of Oxford Road, The Old Abbey Taphouse (pictured) is putting on a pay-as-you-feel three course feast. As well as rescuing food produce destined to be thrown away and wasted, the proceeds from the event are being donated to the GGP Refugee Sponsorship Programme. With all of the fresh ingredients grown at the Gaskell Garden Project, head down to spend time at an ace pub whilst raising funds for great work.
Tue 25 Jul, The Old Abbey Taphouse, Guildhall Close, Manchester, M15 6SY, 7.30pm,

Summer Acoustic Sessions at new NQ venue 19 CafeBar
Recently opened venue 19 CafeBar is hosting the first of a summer series of live music events this week. An opportunity to see local artists showcase their music, there will also be happy hour deals on beer and cocktails, alongside the pizza and platter menu, too. Pop in for dinner and free music.
Thu 27 Jul, 19 CafeBar, 19 Lever Street, Manchester, M1 1BY, Tel: 0161 236 3284, 6.30pm,

Book now: Portuguese supper club at Palate in Chorlton
Supper club creators Taste The Love are collaborating with Portuguese produce purveyors The Sardinistas to host a supper club showcasing dishes from the seas of Portugal. The menu will comprise of an array of petiscos or Portuguese tapas, such as confit garlic, walnut and anchovy dip with crudités, mackerel pate with watercress herb salad, white and green bean santa Catarina fennel and tuna salad, tricana mussels and orange salad, braised ox cheek, roasted beetroot and la gondola anchovy butter, and lots more besides. There will also be plenty of Portuguese cocktails and wines on offer.

Mon 31 Jul,  Palate, 516 Wilbraham Road, Manchester, M21 9AW, Tel: 0161 882 0286, 7pm, £25, book tickets via:

Book now: Liverpool Prosecco Festival at Camp and Furnace
If you’re a fan of Italian fizz then we’re willing to bet you’re up for making the short trip to Liverpool to bathe in a celebration of the stuff next month. A two-day festival featuring exclusive producers from Italy hosting tastings and masterclasses. Each day will be split into 4 hour afternoon and evening sessions with 5 glasses of prosecco for every ticket holder. Early bird tickets have now sold out so we suggest you get yours soon.
Sat 26 & Sun 27 Aug, Camp and Furnace, 67 Greenland Street, Liverpool, L1 0BY. Tel: 0151 708 2890, times and prices vary,

Fri 28-Sat 29 Jul: July Brewtap at Blackjack Beers, 36 Gould Street, Manchester, M4 4JT, times vary, free,
Fri 28 Jul-Sun 6 Aug: Go and relax at Manchester Jazz Festival hub, enjoying the Hobgoblin-sponsored bar and street food stalls, times vary, free,
Sat 29 July: Usual marvellous Grub Food Fair, but with a special Peek A Groove and Ad Hoc Records collaboration, curating wall-to-wall all vinyl DJs, noon-10pm, FREE,

Mon 24 Jul - Sun 27 Aug
Kate Holmes
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Tue 25 Jul 2017