Manchester food and drink news this week includes an absolute bargain at Comptoir every Monday, with seven mezze for £8.95, free wine for early birds at Zelman, Common Ground cafe in Altrincham, a move for Grub (for one week only), the Wharf’s 5th Birthday bash, Mr Jerk comes to Redbank and much more.

Offer: 7 mezze for £8.95 at Comptoir Libanais’ Mezze Mondays (pictured)
Every Monday from 3pm, Lebanese restaurant Comptoir Libanais offers a selection of seven hot and cold mezze dishes to share, for £8.95 per person. Dishes include traditional Lebanese hommos, falafel, fattoush salad, marinated jawaneh and many more. This is a really excellent deal.
Every Monday from 3pm – close, Comptoir Libanais, 18-19 The Avenue, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3HF, Tel: 0161 672 3999,

Offer: Free house wine /beer at Zelman Meats from 5-7pm
Zelman Meats is a new pop-up at Burger & Lobster on King Street. The restaurant serves just two meat dishes per night – basically, the best stuff they can find – from Irish ribeye, to USDA and Brazilian cuts, sticky shortribs and more. Read our preview here, and find our more about this special offer for Wire readers.
Until Sun 30 Jul, Burger & Lobster, Ship Canal House, 98 King Street, Manchester M2 4WU, pop-up open Wed – Sun 5pm – 10pm, Tel: 0161 832 0222,

Now open: Olympic athletes launch Common Ground cafe in Altrincham
A group of ex-Olympic athletes including swimmer Fran Halsall and cyclist, Jess Varnish, have opened new café Common Ground in Altrincham. The cafe serves fine and unique coffees as well as cakes and Trove bread. Read our preview here.
Common Ground, 20 Shaws Road, Altrincham, WA14 1QU, Tel: 0161 941 6944, Tue-Sun, 8am-6pm, @commongroundalt

Coming soon: The Jane Eyre Neighbourhood Bar for Ancoats
Adding to the swath of new openings in Ancoats, brothers Jonny and Joe Eyre are set to open The Jane Eyre Neighbourhood Bar in Spring 2018. Serving simple continental snacks alongside an extensive cocktail list, and a range of keg and bottled beers from Manchester breweries, the venue is set to add to the growing community.
Opening Spring 2018, The Jane Eyre Neighbourhood Bar, One Cutting Room Square, Ancoats, Manchester M4 5DH

Book tickets: Spanish supper club at Takk
Northern Quarter Scandi café Takk is hosting a Spanish supper club, with small Catalonian-inspired plates made by Takk chefs. The menu includes tomato bread, padron peppers, and pork loin pintxos as well as a tapas selection that includes a morcilla Scotch egg, chorizo, mussels, and patatas a lo pobre. A hibiscus and white chocolate crème catalana is for dessert, with a meat and cheese board to finish. A selection of craft beer and wine is available on the night.
Fri 7 Jul, Takk, 6 Tariff Street, Manchester, M1 2FF, £25,

GRUB food fair (Fri-Sun) to move for one week only
Whilst Manchester International Festival is knocking the city’s collective cultural socks off, GRUB Food Fair is temporarily moving around the corner to allow the festival access to their new digs. It’s relocating to a railway arch on Temperance Street, a minutes’ walk away beyond the Star and Garter. Friday’s line-up includes Fritto Italian Street Food, Wrapture, ParmStar, Wallace and Sons, Holy Crab and dessert from Chou Choux. Saturday’s event is a 100% ExtraVEGANza with food from The Vegan Grindhouse, El Marchador Tacos, Wrapture, ParmStar, Nasi Lemak, with sweet treats from Nicely Kitchen and Drizzle City Bakes. Great beers and bar options available, with DJs playing all day. Sunday is the usual ‘Plant Powered’ line up – so two days of vegan fun this week.
Fri 7 – Sun 9 Jul, Temperance Street, Manchester, M1 2QF, noon-10pm, FREE,

Free entry: The Wharf’s fifth birthday in Castlefield ft. a BBQ & special beers
The Castlefield pub is having a birthday bash and you’re invited. There will be a BBQ and usual menu on offer, a gin bar, a specially brewed birthday beer, games on the terrace and live music all day.
Sun 9 Jul,  The Wharf, 6 Slate Wharf, Castlefield, Manchester, M15 4ST, Tel: 0161 220 2960,noon-10.30pm, FREE entry,

Street food: Mr Jerk’s Reggae Caribbean Cookout at Redbank Co. 
Green Quarter bar Redbank is hosting an after work BBQ with Birmingham street food regular Mr Jerk. He will be cooking up jerk chicken or pork, goat curry, rice and peas, veggie fare, roasted fish, followed by Jamaican rum cake. Reggae ska tunes will be soundtrack, with an open mic for anyone wanting to perform any ska classics. There will be cocktails available as well as the usual bar, plus dominos to play. Head down to start the weekend in style.
Fri 14 Jul, Redbank Co, 22 Redbank, Manchester, M4 4HF,5-10pm, FREE,,

Vote in the Manchester Food and Drink Awards 2017
Don’t forget to vote for your favourite bars, restaurants and cafés in the city for the Manchester Food and Drink Awards 2017:


Tue 4 Jul - Thu 31 Aug
Kate Holmes
Published on:
Tue 4 Jul 2017