The past couple of weeks have seen a wave of huge announcements across Manchester’s food and drink scene. From the region’s first ‘rum garden’ to a boozy take on the classic ‘rice and three’, here’s everything you need to know… 

Arlo’s opens new deli and wine spot in the Northern Quarter | 15 Hilton St, Manchester M1 1JJ | Fri 1 Oct

Arlo’s, a cosy new spot on Hilton Street in the Northern Quarter, will combine all your traditional deli favourites with delicious natural wine from trusty connoisseurs It’s Alive. Don’t be fooled by the size either, what it lacks in square feet is more than covered by huge flavours shaped by a variety of the region’s best suppliers. Guests can choose from pastries & patisserie from Half Dozen Other & Gooey, caffeine hits from Dead Good coffee and a selection of breads, meats and cheeses from 3 Hands Deli, Northern Cure, Holy Grain and The Crafty Cheese Man.
Arlo’s is open now, from morning ‘till late, seven days a week.

Salford Rum’s first-of-its kind rum garden | Dirty Old Town | Arch 33, Viaduct Street, Salford | Fri 1 Oct

Like rum? Like outdoor drinking spaces set beneath railway lines? Boy, have we got just the thing for you. Staying true to their roots, the team behind Salford Rum are set to build on a wildly successful few years by launching a brand new distillery, bar and rum garden in their home city.
Aptly named The Dirty Old Town Distillery—inspired by The Pogues’ iconic love letter to Salford, Dirty Old Town—the revolutionary new location is set to open in 2022, and will double up as a community space for local creative talent.

Bottomless Rice and Three at Smithfield Social | Tuesday 5-9pm | 53 - 55 Thomas St, Manchester M4 1NA | Fri 1 Oct

Manchester’s long-standing affinity with Rice and Three has been kicking around since the 80s, with the delicacy remaining a firm favourite when it comes to cheap-but-delicious lunchtime options. The folks at Smithfield Social are now taking that beloved concept, and making it considerably more…boozy. Only available on ‘Ruby Tuesdays’, South Asian-inspired currys will rotate on a weekly basis and can be washed down with 90 minutes-worth of lager, prosecco or wine. Naans are on the house too, and will no doubt come in handy.

Track’s brand new taproom gets an opening date | Track, Unit 18, Piccadilly Trading Estate, Manchester M12NP | Fri 1 Oct

Manchester’s brewing scene is no doubt one of the best in the country, and the Track team has played a huge part in shaping that glowing reputation. Now, after more than six years in the making, they’ll open a brand new, spectacular-looking brewery taproom. With more than 20 rotating lines, expect a mixture of old favourites like the now-iconic Sonoma session, along with more extravagant flavour forrays that will no doubt be equally as delicious.  Track’s new spot is set to open its doors on October 1.

Thai bottomless brunch at Tampopo | 12-5pm daily | Corn Exchange: Exchange Square, Manchester M4 3TR | Albert Square: 16 Albert Square, Manchester M2 5PF | Trafford Centre: Trafford Park, Stretford, Manchester M17 8EH | Fri 1 Oct

Heading into the colder months, few things can compete with a huge, hearty bowl of Beef Rendang or Katsu Curry. Throw free-flowing booze into the equation, and we really don’t need any further convincing.
Tampopo’s new bottomless experience allows guests to indulge in two or three courses of Pan Asian classics, while sipping on an unlimited supply of prosecco, bellinis and Tiger Beer. Sangsom & rum buckets are also available to share, should that be more up your street.
A variety of mocktails feature too, as do juices like apple & elderflower lemonade, and the wildly refreshing Ginger and Lemongrass fizz.
The new Tampopo Bottomless Brunch is available from 12-5pm, lasts 90 minutes, and can be booked online now across all three Manchester locations.

Salvi’s new spot on Deansgate Square | Deansgate Square, Manchester M15 4US | Fri 1 Oct

A “slice of southern Italy” is set to open below the show-stopping skyscrapers of Deansgate Square.
Salvi’s need no introduction in Manchester, veterans of mouth watering Italian deli snacks, ice cream and pasta, they’ll add a fourth location to their city centre portfolio in early November. Featuring a heated terrace, bar, deli and exhibition space, Salvi’s new spot looks set to be their biggest operation to date.
Stay tuned for concrete opening dates and hours.

Fri 1 Oct
Bradley Lengden
Published on:
Mon 27 Sep 2021