It’s another month of exciting new openings for Manchester’s thriving food and drink scene. From Kiwi pastries and mouthwatering butties, to swanky hotel bars and historic landmarks reimagined, here’s what’s new…

A new sandwich shop from Batard

If like us, you’re still very much grieving the loss of Bada Bing, then the Batard team have a new project that looks like it could go a long way in easing those woes.

Super Happy, described as a ‘bakery-led sandwich side hustle’, comes to Ducie Street Warehouse from September (all things going according to plan).

Fresh ingredients and premium local bread form the basis, while the team also appear to be experimenting with other delicious-sounding treats like vegan miso apple pies and crullers.


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Super Happy, Ducie St, Manchester M1 2TP
Libertine arrives in Withington

Withington’s iconic Old Bank building has been reimagined as a new all-day eatery by the team behind Cottonopolis and Edinburgh Castle.

Libertine incorporates a restaurant, bar and music space that will shift with the seasons, while celebrating contemporary, ingredient-focused cooking with an underlying global accent.

The food side of things will be varied with something for everyone in mind; from small plates to brunch and homely Sunday roasts. There will also be a focus on live-fire cooking, using charcoal and wood to showcase the very best of simple yet creative dishes – allowing vegetables to take centre stage, while meat and fish take a supporting role.

Wholesome Junkies open permanent home in town

Beloved veggie and vegan junk flood pioneers, Wholesome Junkies, have finally opened up their first permanent residence on Red Bank.

The brand rose to prominence after appearing on BBC2’s Million Pound Menu back in 2018, and they’ve proved a consistent hit in Manchester during pop-up stints at the likes of GRUB and Ancoats General Store, and most recently has operated out of the Arndale Market.

4 Mirabel Street, Manchester M31PJ
Indie dim sum comes to Kampus

A new dim sum and roast meats kitchen has opened at Kampus, Manchester’s garden neighbourhood. It’s Yum Cha’s second spot after the wildly popular first restaurant on Liverpool’s Lark Lane.

Diners will step into an industrial Asian vibe in the space, with polished concrete alongside hanging lanterns and murals adorning the walls. The spot – above Nell’s pizza and neighbouring recently- opened The Beeswing – also boasts a first-floor outside terrace, overlooking the lush Kampus gardens.


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Aytoun St, Manchester M1 3GL
Asha's returns alongside The Peterman

Peter Street’s Grade II listed Lancashire House is in the midst of becoming Manchester’s latest luxury hotel, Forty Seven. While work on the hotel is still ongoing, much-loved Indian stalwart Asha’s has now reopened as part of the redevelopment, alongside the imminent Peterman — a stylish new bar specialising in hand-crafted cocktails that celebrates the illustrious history of the area.


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47 Peter St, Manchester M2 3NG
Kiwi pastries at Tahi Eatery

Kiwi-owned and operated New Zealand eatery, Tahi, is set to be the latest addition to the thriving Circle Square development just off Oxford Road. Visitors can swing by and pick up mouthwatering pastries and coffee to go for now, before the permanent space invites diners inside from Sat 20 Aug.


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No. 1, Circle Square, Oxford Rd, Manchester M1 7FS
The Stables brings canteen-style dining to Spinningfields

Housed in a no-nonsense canteen-style setting among the new developments around the former Granada Studios, The Stables specialises in home comfort food and classic chippy lunches. They’ve even got a £5 lunch deal, too.

Lower Byrom Street, 18, Manchester, M3 4AP
Mon 1 Aug
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Wed 31 Aug 2022