There’s barely time to steady yourself from the wind and the rain before it is time to get back out and sampling the new food and drink offerings around Manchester. There’s a tap takeover by Swedes Omnipollo at Wolf At The Door, whilst the same bar is offering free food too. Just Between Friends and Bundobust are on to their second Manchester locations, Bistrotheque has moved out of Cultureplex, Kampus welcomes a new restaurant in a security cabin, and Common are bring NYC style pizza to the NQ.

William Sicilian Street Food moves to the Northern Quarter

Cosy Sicilian eatery William Sicilian Street Food have moved to a new home in the heart of the Northern Quarter. Taking up the Turner Street space that previously housed La Boca, their new venue provides scope for more covers, the ability to serve alcohol and even showcase live music in the near future. The team promise to detail launch menu details soon, with free food and drink on offer for the first visitors through its doors. Watch this space.

14 Turner Street, Manchester M4 1DZ
Just Between Friends heads to Sankey's old Ancoats spot

Tib Street coffee shop Just Between Friends may be small but it’s gained a reputation for good coffee and atmosphere and now it’s gaining a sister restaurant. The Ancoats outpost of the coffee shop has opened in Beehive Mill, previously home to Sankey’s and has roped in the neighbours already, with Trove and Pollen providing baked goods to the venue.

Beehive Mill, Jersey Street, Ancoats, Manchester M4 6JG
Free Bao and Tacos at Wolf At The Door

Having relaunched a couple of weeks ago, Wolf At The Door are wanting diners to see how proud they are of their new menu so they are offering free tacos and baos to the first 50 people through their doors every day this week. All you need to do is buy yourself a drink once Wolf At The Door opens at 5pm and choose from their wide range of buns or tacos including pork pibil taco, bacon cheeseburger bao and plenty of others. The offer is on until the Saturday 22 February and if you don’t manage to catch it the baos and tacos are available every day for under a fiver each.

30-32 Thomas Street, M4 1ER, Tel: 0161 660 7177
Omnipollo takeover taps at Wolf At The Door

In more Wolf At The Door news, leftfield brewers Omnipollo are gearing up for a tap takeover at the bar on Friday (21st Feb). Lasting until Sunday, the Swedish beer makers will be bringing some of their more unusual flavours including blueberry cheesecake stout (served from their soft serve ice cream machine) and the more straightforward Hokus Pokus pale ale.

30-32 Thomas Street, M4 1ER, Tel: 0161 660 7177
Nell’s pop-up New York-style pizza at Common

From this Thursday, Common might be able to claim to be host to the biggest pizza in Manchester. Launching this week and then on most Thursdays after that, Nell’s Pizza will be providing New York inspired slices from 4pm until late. Customers can buy the HUGE 22 inch pizza pie, or the more reasonable single slice cooked fresh in the Common oven.

39-41 Edge Street, Manchester M4 1HW, Tel: 0161 832 9245
Northern Quarter pizza spot Slice to reopen

In other pizza news, it seems Stevenson Square is set to welcome back an old face as Slice is rumoured to be reopening soon. News is thin, but the thin crust pizza place has been closed for much longer than anticipated and is now ready to get back into the dough game by Summer. We’ll update you with any news we get.

1A Stevenson Square Manchester, United Kingdom
Bundobust II reveals Oxford Street venue

After the roaring success of their first Manchester venture, it seems their is style appetite for Bundobust’s vegetarian street food as the team behind it are set to open Bundobust II on Oxford Street by summer of this year. It’s been known for some time that the second site was coming but only now has it been announced that it’ll be moving in just up from the Palace theatre. This time the street food won’t be the only thing cooked up on site as there’s going to be capacity to brew up to twenty-eight thousand pints a month from nine tanks. Find out more here.

The Cartway, 61-95 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6EG
Kampus first restaurant Higher Ground Opens This Week

If you’ve been on Aytoun Street in the last year or so, you won’t have failed to see the new development from Capital and Centric that’s going on on the corner. Kampus is set to be a brand new neighbourhood for Manchester but they’ve retained one of the old features of the old site and are using it to house a new pop-up restaurant. The Bungalow – a brutalist gem that was previously a security cabin – will be home to Higher Ground, a new concept from ex-Where The Light Gets In head chef Joseph Otaway, and it opens this Friday with bookings available through until the end of March for now. Find out more here.

The Bungalow, Kampus, Aytoun Street, Manchester, M1 3DA
Cafe bar Benjamin’s set to open soon

There’s a curious spot on Oldham Road which seems to undergo a transformation every few months. Having re-opened as Copper & Blossom last year, it seems to be undergoing work to become a cafe bar called Benjamin’s. Not much is know at the moment save for a name and that there has been a refit too.

46 Oldham Road, Great Ancoats Street, Ancoats
Bistrotheque no more

It’s not yet been open six months but Cultureplex has already undergone a switch around with its restaurant. After opening their first restaurant outside London in the Native owned Ducie Street aparthotel, Bistrotheque has moved out leaving a very similar space simply named Restaurant at Cultureplex. Restauranteers Pablo Flack and David Waddington had previously been managing the restaurant which will now be run in-house by Native, who have maintained very little will change from the customer side so expect a similar menu and style.

Ground Floor, Warehouse, Ducie Street, M1 2TP, Tel: 0161 713 3130
Tue 18 Feb - Tue 25 Feb
Joe Daly
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Tue 18 Feb 2020