Manchester’s food and drink scene welcomes new Portuguese restaurant Canto in Ancoats from the team behind El Gato , a replacement for Rice in Piccadilly Gardens as Tampopo sets up shop, an offer of unlimited wine Wood, a new take-away with a healthy bent as Zad’s comes to town and plenty more.

Unlimited Wine Offer: Winesdays at Wood
Wood has been quietly gaining a reputation for itself as one of Manchester’s best meals including a rave review in the Guardian. Every Wednesday you can now get the chance to try Masterchef winner Simon Wood’s food with as much wine as you can manage for £39.95. You don’t necessarily have to see it as a challenge, that’s up to you.
Wood, Jack Rosenthal Street, Manchester, M15 4RA. Tel: 0161 236 5211 to book quoting ‘Winedays’ –
Check out more food offers throughout July here.

New Tampopo Site in Piccadilly Gardens
Next month sees a Manchester institution expand to another restaurant. After two decades since they opened in the city, Tampopo have added another restaurant to their growing portfolio this time in the shape of East Street which will replace Rice in Piccadilly Gardens. The 56 person restaurant will offer on-the-go food from all over East Asia, with dishes from £4.95. Dishes include Thai Green curry, beef rendang and more
Opens Wed 1 Aug, Tampopo, Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester, M1 1RG,

El Gato Hits Ancoats: Canto Opens In September
Ancoats as a foodie destination continues apace, following the arrival of Sugo and Pollen, Canto is the latest restaurant to confirm its opening. With creative director of El Gato Negro Simon Shaw at the helm, Canto promises to bring ‘something really special to the table’ as Manchester’s only Portuguese restaurant. Opening on Cutting Room Square in September, Canto promises to bring a unique cuisine to Manchester’s food scene.
From September 2018, Canto, Fairbairn Unit A, Fairburn Building, Henry Street, Manchester, M1 2EQ,

Zads to open city centre vegan take-away
Chorlton’s guilt-free vegan takeway, Zad’s, is set to open a city centre site only a year after the opening of their first outlet in an old kebab shop. However, despite the Northern Quarter’s reputation, don’t expect Zad’s to take the obvious route – instead, they’re looking for a spot down the Deansgate and Spinningfields side of the city. Promising to add new dishes as well as firm favourites, the fired cauliflower is supposed to be tasted to be believed as the owners aim to bring vegan food to the masses.
Zad’s, location to be announced,

BrewDOG Party
The big craft ale folks at Brewdog are staying true to the second half of their name and welcoming four-legged friends to celebrate their own birthday parties in their bar on Peter St. Including dog beer, cake and a barked Happy Birthday, each dog is welcome for a £5 a dog fee.
Mon-Thu, noon-4.30pm Brewdog, 35 Peter St, Manchester M2 5BG, 0161 832 1922, book a slot:

Foraging Supper Club in the woods
Acclaimed festival organisers, Wild Rumpus, host their first ever supper club in the Whirligig woods in Cheshire. Local foragers Fruits of the Forage will be creating a special, exquisite menu for the unique foraged menu. A four course menu and cocktail will feature dishes like wild blossom cheesecake and will take place in the woods under a canopy.
Fri 27 Jul, Whirligig Supper Club, Lunts Moss, Scholar Green, Cheshire, ST7 3QJ, 7pm, £30,

Wed 25 Jul - Mon 3 Sep
John Stansfield
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Tue 24 Jul 2018