Reopening: 1847 Manchester
Long-standing vegetarian restaurant 1847 is opening its doors again in Manchester. After some difficulties with the landlords over the restaurant’s premises, the team have found a new place to call home, apparently a five-minute walk from the previous location. All will be revealed nearer the time, but you can book a table now, with availability from Mon 9 Oct to welcome them back.
Location TBC, 1847 Manchester, book online at

New opening: second Kettlebell Kitchen
With its flagship restaurant doing a roaring trade in on Great Ancoats Street, Kettlebell Kitchen is opening a second restaurant in the city, joining the plethora of bars and restaurants at First Street. Serving healthy dishes such as chicken protein waffle burger and gluten-free protein pizzas with toppings including chicken cheatcorn, with spring onions and chilli sauce, the Kettlebox is the signature dish. You can concoct your own healthy combo with grain base, protein filling and a selection of salad, veggies and nuts, plus homemade sauces. With the fit-out of the new express restaurant starting next week, follow or for updates.

New: Manchester Smoke House
Using a recipe passed down through generations, Manchester Smoke House has opened in Cheetham Hill. They source the finest Scottish salmon the day before they cure it, oak-smoking the fish by hand, to keeps products fresh and sustainable. With an online shop and UK-wide delivery service, their smoked salmon has won national Great Taste awards in 2017 – their first year in the competition – in front of a very discerning foodie panel of judges. Offering free delivery within a ten-mile radius of their M8 postcode, order your fishy goodness at

Book now: wine tasting event
Sale-based wine shop and bar Cork of the North is holding a tasting evening, offering guests the tastes of Sauvignon Blancs from around the world. Tickets are £20 and include nibbles and guidance from the experts about the tipples.
Wed 9 Aug, tickets are £20, Cork of the North, 13 Northenden Road, Sale, M33 2DH, 7.45pm – 9.45pm, call 0161 962 6263 or email to book places,

New menu: PLY (pictured)
Northern Quarter bar PLY is launching its new menu this week, with seasonal small plates, pizzas and cocktails aplenty. The venue’s distinctive disco oven will be pumping out Neapolitan sourdough pizzas such as Rustica (a bianca with buffalo mozzarella, prosciutto, rocket and sun dried tomatoes), Pear & Blue Cheese (with fior di latte, gorgonzola, pear, maple walnuts and optional smoked pancetta) and Aubergine & Sweet Red Pepper (topped with tomato, fior di latte, aubergine, red pepper, black olive and basil pesto). New small plates include beetroot carpaccio with goats’ cheese, maple and walnuts; fennel and orange salad with watercress, honey and thyme; and lamb chops marinated in anchovy, rosemary and garlic. New cocktails come in the form of First Day of Summer (gin, raspberry, basil and soda), Blueberry Nectar (rum, blueberry, coconut water and soda) and Americano Float (vermouth, coconut gelato and fizz) among many others. Head down to check it out.
PLY, 26 Lever Street, Manchester, M1 1DW, Tel: 0161 711 0401, Mon – Thu 12pm – 12am, Fri & Sat 12pm – 2am, Sun 12pm – 11pm,

Manchester Tequila Festival 2017
One tequila, two tequila, three tequila… never mind the rest. Manchester Tequila Festival is arriving on the Saturday of the upcoming August bank holiday weekend. With live music and DJs, there will be over 30 different tequilas on offer, with tasting notes to gain a deeper appreciation for the drink. Processions and piñatas will pepper the festivities, plus there will be tacos, fajitas and more on hand to line those stomachs. Early bird tickets have sold out, so book now to avoid missing out.
Sat 26 Aug, 1pm – 11pm, tickets are £16, Bowlers Exhibition Centre, Longbridge Road, Trafford Park, Manchester, M17 1SN, Tel: 0161 876 0007, book via

Wed 9 Aug: New cocktail menu launch at Font Bar

Fri 11 Aug: Beatnikz Republic tap take over at The Pilcrow Pub

Tue 8 Aug - Sat 26 Aug
Kate Holmes
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Tue 8 Aug 2017