There’s always plenty going on when it comes to Manchester’s food and drink scene, the next month or so looks to be particularly busy though, with a plethora of impressive new openings that range from luxurious Japanese settings to Parisian delis.

Here’s what’s coming up…

High-end Japanese dining at MUSU

In what looks to be one of this year’s most exciting new openings, MUSU will open on Manchester’s Bridge Street later this month.

Translated as ‘infinite possibilities’, the new concept, which takes ove the former Randall & Aubin site, will offer guests three ‘multi-sensory’ dining options to choose from — an a la carte ‘sentaku’ menu, a seven and 11-course kaiseki menu and a theatric omakase menu, which will be served over a six-seater omakase counter.

MUSU, Bridge Street, Manchester
MNKY HSE brings vibrant Latin American innnovation

London’s popular music-led Latin American restaurant and bar MNKY HSE ventures up North.

A day-to-night venue, the new opening—expected in September—promises to bring the vibrant cuisine of Latin America to the city, alongside a carefully-curated live music programme.

The food menu aims to showcase diverse and exciting dishes, with sharing forming a central theme of the concept.


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18 Lloyd St, Manchester M2 5WA
Provence Wine Bar heads to Spinningfields

Details are fairly sparce on this one, but the promise of a new wine bar, coffee shop and tasting space in the centre of Spinningfields has us excited all the same. Head over to their website to stay up to date with more concrete details.

3 Hardman Street Manchester M3 3HF
House of Habesha at Contact Bar and Kitchen

A crossover we can firmly get behind, House of Habesha will be serving up their mouthwatering Eitrean and Ethiopian soul food out of the kitchen at Contact. The team were up for ‘Best Food Trader’ in the recent Manchester Food and Drink Awards, so you can understand our joy at this one.

Oxford Rd, Manchester M15 6JA
Shogun Ramen from the Peck & Yard team

Chorlton favourites Peck & Yard have rebranded and shifted their offering, transforming themselves into Shogun Ramen & Bar. A stripped-back menu features a handful of 12-hour Tonkotsu bowls, along with chicken broth and veggie broth ramen dishes. Perfect for the falling temperatures.

55 Manchester Rd, Chorlton M21 9PW
Petit Paris Deli

Petit Paris Deli joins the already illustrious foodie ranks of King Street, promising fine wines, cheese and charcuterie, along with carefully selected products imported directly from France. Keep an eye on their socials for a TBC opening date.

10 King St, Manchester M2 6AG
CB Sushi takes over at Ancoats General Store

CB Sushi are the latest residents of Ancoats General Store’s rotating kitchen space, a plant-based sushi setup that has already proved a hit during their time in Liverpool. The creations look pretty spectacular, so it’s well worth paying them a visit.


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57 Great Ancoats Street, corner of Blossom Street, Manchester M4 5AB
Cosy pints at The Famous Crown

A building that had stood empty for some time, Didsbury Village has gained what looks like a lovely revamped pint spot in The Famous Crown. A good old-fashioned wraparound bar, fireplaces and a secret garden, along with a food menu of pub classics…Yes please.

770 Wilmslow Rd, Didsbury, Manchester M20 2DR
Exhibition takes over St George's House

A new 6,000sqft concept that combines three award-winning independent kitchens with two bars and dedicated exhibition space is set to take over the iconic St George’s House just off Peter Street.

Exhibition comes from the team behind Haunt, the thriving coffee shop and aperitivo bar also found on Peter Street, and promises to become a new ‘home for eclectic independent food, innovative drinks and boundary-pushing entertainment’.

St George's House, 56 Peter St, Manchester M2 3NQ
Sat 1 Oct - Mon 31 Oct
Bradley Lengden
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Mon 3 Oct 2022