With springtime finally upon us and the nights becoming ever-so-slightly brighter, Manchester’s food and drink scene continues to pull out all of the stops as we head into a new season.


Swedish seafood and cocktails at PESKY

A brand new bar and restaurant combining seafood and veggie small plates with an innovative cocktail list arrives at Deansgate Square for a limited time in March.

PESKY is the brainchild of food science and nutrition masters graduate Zaide O’Rourke, who has combined his expertise with a passion for great food and drink to shape the offering.

Zaide found inspiration for the venue after living in Sweden, where simple seafood dishes were part of everyday life. Building from that, PESKY aims to make the delicacy more accessible to the masses.

PESKY, Deansgate Square
Nell's x Breadflower new lunch menu

Two titans of Manchester’s food scene have joined forces to create two special pizzas that will be available throughout March.

To mark their lunchtime reopening, Nell’s have drafted in Breadflower for two bagel-inspired pies—the Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese; Shredded Mozzarella, Fior Di Latte, Smoked Salmon, Red Onion, Capers, Cream Cheese, Dill, with a Poppy Seed Bagel Crust and the Vegan Lox Deluxe; Cashew Cream, Vegan Mozzarella, Breadflower Carrot Lox, Capers, Vegan Cream Cheese, Walnuts, Dill, with a Poppy Seed Bagel Crust.

Both are available for just £7.77, along with any other 14in pizza at both Nell’s Kampus and Common Bar spots between 12pm-4pm.

20 Minshull St, Kampus M1 3EF / 39-41 Edge St, Manchester M4 1HW
3Hands Deli becomes Another Hand

Since opening their doors back in 2020, the folks at 3Hands Deli have gone on to become an immensely popular addition to the city and their insane toasties are already the stuff of Mancunian folklore.

Naturally then, them opening a brand new 24 cover dining spot has got us all kinds of excited. Sadly, it does spell the end of 3Hands in its current form, though there’s plenty of reason to be excited about the move.

Another Hand promises to keep everything we know and love about 3Hands, bringing that into a relaxed space serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with a focus on ethically-sourced British produce cooked on an open fire.

Unit F 253 Deansgate, Mews Level, Deansgate, Manchester M34EN
Giro Pizza returns to Tariff & Dale

90 minutes of unlimited pizza and a drink to go alongside, all for just £14 on a Friday lunchtime—it’s tough to argue with that. Grab your spot using the button below.


2 Tariff St, Manchester M1 2FN
The Creameries reveals delicious new rebrand

Beloved Chorlton institution The Creameries have unveiled a new identity, Campagna at The Creameries, a celebration of Southern European country cooking.

Fresh pasta and bread will play a key role in the new look, Head Chef Mike Thomas making both offerings from scratch every single day.

Already renowned for their supreme quality, a commitment to impeccable seasonable ingredients will also be a driving force behind the new, ever-changing menu.

Check out our review of the new menu here.

Campagna at The Creameries, 406 Wilbraham Rd, Manchester M21 0SD
Liverpool favourite Maray is headed to Manchester

After rumours had been swirling around for some time, it’s now been confirmed that Maray will indeed be heading to Manchester.

The massively-acclaimed spot currently has three restaurants in Liverpool, though the stellar reputation has often made the short train journey well worth it for us Mancunians.

Maray’s menu is inspired by the owners’ experiences in the Le Marais district of Paris, a melting pot of Middle Eastern flavours and cocktail bars.

Union building, Brazennose Street, Manchester
A huge new beer hall and night market for Manchester?

An empty industrial warehouse by Piccadilly train station could be transformed into a huge entertainment space if a new proposal gets the go-ahead.

The plans would see a former Diecast factory revamped to feature a beer hall and brewery, night market, coffee shop, bakery and an open kitchen complete with live fire cooking.

Also included in the 200,000 sq ft proposal is space for independent retailers, a gym, creative space and an outdoor area that includes long table seating, beer garden, herb garden and bee hives.

The Foundry, 53 Store Street, Manchester
Tue 1 Feb - Mon 28 Feb
Bradley Lengden
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Wed 2 Mar 2022