There’s no sign of Manchester’s restaurant scene slowing down as we have news of no less than seven different openings heading for the city. There’s pop-ups in Peru Perdu replacing El Camino at The Cotton Factory, French macaron makers Lauderee heading to Selfridges and Cubanos purveyors Finca heading to the Northern Quarter. More permanent offerings can be found from Foundation Coffee Shop, Doner Haus and Northern Soul whilst Eat New York have closed but promise to rise again. There’s also national recognition for a Bolton curry house. That should be enough to keep food and drink lovers satisfied for now.

Peru Perdu at Cotton Factory

The Cotton Factory’s revolving kitchen is set to take on a new tenant next week as Peru Perdu replaces El Camino as the latest street food vendor to take over the Whitworth Street spot. The South American concept restaurant will be focussed on sharing plates when it opens on Thu 31 Oct with brunch and lunch coming on Mon 4 Nov. However, if you fancy trying Perdu Perdu out before then there’s a special soft launch offer of 50% off all food from Mon 28 Oct.

Perdu Perdu, The Cotton Factory, 74 Princess Street, Manchester, M1 6JD, Tel: 0161 989 0845
Foundation To Open New Coffee Shop

Lever Street’s Foundation Coffee Shop is to open its third location in Manchester as it adds to its Northern Quarter and Whitworth Street spots. Foundation Coffee Portland will open up on 11 Portland Street opposite Piccadilly Gardens bus station. The coffee shop, owned by local design company No Chintz, aims to be a brighter and breezier location than its sister locations as it attempts to nestle in alongside some of Portland Street’s more rough and ready neighbours when it opens this winter. Opens December.

Foundation Coffee Portland, 11 Portland Street, M1 3HU
Doner Haus Set Nov Launch

Manchester is set to increase its posh kebab numbers in the next few weeks as Doner Haus opens in the city. As previously reported the kebab house is taking over the location in Corn Exchange left vacant by Byron Burgers. The huge new site will be home to 180 covers to tuck into kebabs starting from £7.70 and will feature classic options as well as kebabs for vegans and veggies. This is the second restaurant from the Scottish kebab purveyors following their one in Glasgow.

Doner Haus, Corn Exchange, Exchange Square, Manchester, M4 3TR, Tel: 0161 834 8961
Lauderee To Open Selfridges Store

For Francophiles worried about access to their favourite macaroons following Brexit, Selfridges are on hand with their Lauderee pop-up in their Manchester store. The first ever northern outpost for the much romanticised dessert maker opened on Fri 18 Oct and features a cafe as well as takeaway boxes featuring all of the Parisian favourites’ classic flavours.

Lauderee, Bottom Floor, Selfridges, 1 Exchange Square Central, Corporation Street, Manchester, M3 1BD
Finca Northern Monk

Following a successful pop-up last year in Spinningfields, Finca is to pop-up in Manchester once again as it takes over the kitchen at Northern Monk on Tariff Street. The rotating kitchen takeovers in the Leeds brewery’s Manchester bar have seen a wide variety of cuisines to satisfy beer lovers and next up is Cuban delights from the Million Pound Menu stars. For a month from Tue 5 Nov, Finca will be serving Cubanos, the traditional Cuban pork sandwiches, as well as a host of new menu choices including vegetarian options and a future beer tasting event. The kitchen will be open 7 days a week from 12-9pm.

Finca at Northern Monk Refectory, 10 Tariff Street, Manchester, M1 2FF
UK’s Best Curry in Bolton

Greater Manchester can lay claim to being the home of another food award after Bolton curry house, Hot Chilli, scooped the Champion of Champions award at the Asian Restaurant & Takeaway Awards. The restaurant has been open for nearly 10 years after debuting in 2011 and came top of the awards after a survey of over 350,000 customers was whittled down by a judging panel.

Hot Chilli, Dunscar Business Park, Unit 1A, Blackburn Road, Bolton, BL7 9PQ
Tibetan Kitchen at Piccadilly Gardens

Piccadilly Gardens is gaining a reputation for itself as one of the best cheap and quick places to grab a bite in the city centre and their latest addition is sure to grow that. Chorlton and Hebden Bridge’s much loved Tibetan Kitchen has opened up serving their vegetarian dishes including classics like chickpea and spinach curry and vegetable momos. Serving every day, the markets are open from Wednesday to Sunday, those of an eco friendly bent can bring their own tubs for a free momo.

Tibetan Kitchen, Piccadilly Gardens Market, Picadilly Gardens, Manchester, M1 1RG
New Northern Soul Open

Manchester has clearly taken to cheese toasties as Northern Soul has opened the doors of its brand new full sit down restaurant. Located on Tib Street next to North Tea Power, the fried sandwich makers have taken over the old Simple site and have more than just toasties on offer. With a new menu featuring breakfast as well as a larger selection of dinner plates, the licensed restaurant also has a full booze offering and a nod to its cheesy heritage with cheese grater lampshades.

Northern Soul Grilled Cheese, 44 Tib Street, M4 1LA
Eat New York To Close

In less positive Northern Quarter sandwich news, bagel shop Eat New York has closed its doors. However, the folks behind the restaurant have said that this won’t be the last you’ve heard from them as they prepare to reopen on Oldham Street with a revised concept. It appears there will be a ground floor restaurant and bar with a cinema showing films above. Let’s hope this one lasts a bit longer.

Eat New York, 64 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LE
Tue 22 Oct - Tue 29 Oct
Joe Daly
Published on:
Tue 22 Oct 2019