Manchester food and drink news this week includes the opening of Pilling and Pride’s latest pub venture, and a new Northern Quarter bagel shop from street food champions Eat New York. We also have some exciting news for 2018 with Tokyo Ramen also opening in the Northern Quarter. There’s a Christmas menu at Trove, a doughnut and coffee deal at Siop Shop and more. Plus, we’ve got a new food competition this week – a Japanese festive feast for four at Shoryu Ramen – click here to enter.
Pub opening: The Stonemasons Arms in Timperley
Patrick Mayo, formerly of Gaucho, is heading up the kitchen at the newly refurbished Stonemason’s Arms in Timperly. From the team behind the revamp of The Dog and Partridge in Didsbury, Steve Pilling and Angus Cameron Pride are hoping to work their magic at The Stonemasons and create an elegant pub with a community feel. At first glimpses it looks great, all stylish monochrome and teal with loads of light. A far cry from your dingy local. The menu promises to be all-day dining but with a bit of swank – there’s even a wood fired pizza oven on site.
Now open, The Stonemasons Arms, 365 Stockport Rd, Timperley, Altrincham, WA15 7UR. Tel: 0161 980 3759, 10am – 10pm daily (food). www.stonemasons.pub
Coming soon: Tokyo Ramen bar in the Northern Quarter
A new noodle restaurant is set to open in the Norther Quarter inspired by the backstreet Ramen bars of Tokyo city. Opening in spring 2018, Tokyo Ramen will specialise in Tsukemen noodles (a cold ramen noodle served with a side soup or sauce for dipping) and twice-fried chicken Karaage. Owners Danny and Steph hope to emulate the intimate feel of a Japanese Ramen house, with just 20 seats, no bookings and the broth base as the star of the show.
Opening spring 2018, 55 Church Street, Manchester, M4 1PW. www.tokyoramen.co.uk
Now Open: The Bagel Shop on Oldham Street
Award winning street food trader Eat New York open their first restaurant on Oldham Street. The Bagel Shop (clue is in the name) serve up a selection of bagels, burgers, sarnies and fries. Bringing the best of the US to Manchester, the salt beef in their Grill Melt Bagel has been cured for eight days and the pastrami in their Reuben is shipped in from across the pond. Cocktails tour the city of New York with names like the Brooklyn Smash and the Queens Fizz. Late night opening at the weekend caters to those who outlast last orders.
Now open, The Bagel Shop, 64 Oldham St, Manchester, M4 4Al. Sun-Thur 11am-10pm, Fri and Sat 11am-2am. www.eatnewyork.co.uk
Deal of the week: Siop Shop coffee & doughnut for £4.20
Not that you need an excuse to visit newbie Siop Shop their ‘any joe and any dough’ deal should surely tempt you. Swing by the permanent home of Blawd bakers at their Tibb Street store, and pick up a fresh, handmade doughnut with a choice of fillings and a coffee for £4.20.
Siop Shop, 39-41 Tib Street, Manchester, M4 1HW, opening times vary, closed Mondays, @siopshop
News for 2018: Crowdfunder success for new Chorlton restaurant The Creameries
The crowd funding campaign to bring former Chorlton creamery back to life has now reached its goal and is set to open in the spring. With former Aubrey and Fat Duck chef Mary Ellen McTeague at the helm and plans to make their own cheese and butter on site, this bakery and restaurant will be a very welcome addition to the neighbourhood. Find out more about The Creameries here.
Tap takeover: LOC tap takeover at Cafe Beermoth
Dutch brewery LOC (short for Locomotive) will showcase the best of their limited run craft beers.
Fri 15 Dec, Cafe Beermoth, Brown Street, Manchester M2 1DA. Tel: 0161 8352049, noon-11pm, www.beermoth.co.uk
Christmas deal: £25 for 3 small plates & wine at Trove
Try a few of Trove’s, thoughtful seasonal dishes with their 3 small plates and 2 glasses of wine evening meal deal, running until Christmas at their Levenshulme base (£25).
Trove Bakery, 1032 Stockport Road, Levenshulme, Manchester, M19 3WX. Tel: 0161 432 7184. Thur-Sat 5pm-10pm. www.trovefoods.co.uk
Now open: Lupo Caffe Italiano in Salford Quays
The popular Italian cafe is now officially open at their new location at the Boat Shed in Exchange Quay. Read more here.
Lupo Caffè Italiano, The Boatshed, Exchange Quay, Salford Quays, Salford M5 3EQ, Mon-Fri 8am-5pm. www.lupocaffe.co.uk
Published on: Tue 5 Dec 2017