What’s new in Manchester this week? Well, Quill is open on King Street, Ancoats Coffee Co’s coffee shop and roastery is now open in Ancoats, new bar Cottonopolis opens in the NQ – plus Nudo Sushi Box and Comptoir Libanais are serving food to the crowds of Spinningfields…

Quill fine dining restaurant opens on King Street
Following weeks of suspense Quill, Manchester’s newest fine dining restaurant and bar, has finally opened its doors to the public. Heading up the kitchen is Curtis Stewart, who has worked at the likes of the double Michelin-starred restaurant Whatley Manor in Wiltshire and the then Michelin-starred Coworth Park, near Ascot in Berkshire. The menu is described as modern British cuisine, with European influences. The swanky restaurant will be open daily from 12 noon until 2.30am and offers a tantalising array of lunch, afternoon tea and dinner as well as a cocktail list inspired by the idea of the quill. Guests should prepare to be wowed on all fronts.
Quill, 20-22 King Street, Manchester, M2 6AG, Tel: 0161 832 7355, @QuillMCR

Ancoats Coffee Co now open in Ancoats’ Royal Mills (pictured)
Artisan roastery Ancoats Coffee Co has now opened the doors of its cafe in the city’s newest foodie hub. Until now the small batch, hand roasted coffee supplier was based in an industrial estate round the corner and, although the roasting machine will still be the focal point, it has expanded the operation to include a selection of soups, sandwiches and cakes.
Ancoats Coffee Co, Royal Mills, 17 Redhill Street, Ancoats, Manchester, M4 5BA, Tel: 0161 228 2239, www.ancoats-coffee.co.uk

Nudo Sushi Box is open in Spinningfields
Newcastle-founded Nudo Sushi Box is proving to be just as popular in Manchester as in the North East, having now opened a second Manchester site, in Spinningfields. Diners – who can either eat in or take away – can enjoy a range of sushi including freshly prepared sashimi, futomaki and nigiri boxes, as well as salads and a variety of soup noodle options. Nudo also serves a range of small eats including seaweed and preserved veg salad (£2.65), mango and asparagus salad (£2.65) and desserts including green tea pudding with ginger snap (£2.00) and rice pudding with azuki red beans (£2.00).
Nudo Sushi Box, Unit 27G, 1 Spinningfields Square, Hardman Street, Manchester, M3 3AP, www.nudosushibox.com

Lebanese cafe/souk Comptoir Libanais opening this week in Spinningfields
Award-winning Lebanese cafe-come-souk Comptoir Libanais is due to open its new outlet in Spinningfields this week. With 12 sites in Greater London, this first venture outside the capital promises a combination of an easy, relaxed environment and light Arabic home cooking. Breakfasts, served until 11.30am, will include light dishes like orange blossom & pomegranate porridge (£4.50) alongside cooked breakfasts featuring Armenian sausage and sumac dusted fried egg (£7.95). For lunch and dinner you can choose from healthy, veggie-friendly and colourful dishes including sirine salad (£8.45), mezze sharing platter (£14.95) and aubergine tagine (£8.75). The whole menu will be available to take away and the restaurant will also sell its own collection of homewares, cookbooks, baklawa, handwoven bags and Lebanese ingredients. Diners who book in during the first week of opening (Thu 12 – Thu 19 Nov) will get 25 per cent off their food bill.
Opens Thu 12 Nov, Comptoir Libanais, 3 Hardman Street, Spinningfields, M3 3HF, Mon – Wed 8am – 11pm, Thu – Fri 8am – 12pm, Sat 10am – 12pm, Sun 10am – 11pm, www.comptoirlibanais.com/manchester

Cottonopolis bar is open in the ‘new’ Northern Quarter
Yet another new opening for this week is Cottonopolis, a pan-Asian inspired bar restaurant in a Grade II-listed building on the corner of Newton Street and Dale Street. The restaurant -the first venture of husband and wife team Nick and Hayley Muir – has seen the site transformed from a tailor’s studio into a swanky gourmet retreat. The menu, designed by Joe Grant (Australasia, James Martin) and sushi chef Alastair Long (Australasia, Sakana, Samsi), is inspired by traditional Japanese cuisine and based around the themes of ice, fire, steam and oil. With bespoke furnishings, a large open kitchen and a bar boasting an awesome sake menu, this could be just what the NQ has been waiting for.
Cottonopolis Food & Liquor, 16 Newton Street, Manchester, M1 2AE, www.facebook.com

Tue 10 Nov - Sun 15 Nov
Ben Hayward
Published on:
Tue 10 Nov 2015