This week in food news we have plenty of comings and goings with a new premises for Idle Hands (finally!), a New York style bar from restaurant group Arc Inspirations, and a seasonal kitchen and cafe for Heaton Chapel residents. Keep your pennies for presents with plenty of festive offers from The Font, a happy hour at Elnecot in Ancoats and a bottomless brunch at Chapel Street leading indie brunch bar, Another Heart to Feed plus V Rev has reopened

New bar: New York inspired bar ‘Manhatta’ from Banyan group on Deansgate
Arc Inspirations, the restaurant group behind Banyan in the Corn exchange have announced plans for a New York inspired bar in Deansgate’s Royal London House. The Grade II listed building (formerly Nevisport) is set to become the third branch of their ‘Manhatta’ brand, and the first outside Leeds. There’s been something of a glut of big apple style bars opening in Manchester of late, so by now we know the drill. An emphasis on cocktails, subdued lighting and a hint of art deco in the décor perhaps?
Opening 2018, Royal London House 196 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3WF.

Festive street food at Levy Night Market
For those who havn’t quite finished (or, ahem, started) their Christmas shopping, the Levenshulme night market might just be the answer. With local traders for last minute gifts, some great street food stalls and a flowing bar… why set foot on Market Street if you don’t have to? We’re eyeing up the Polish pierogo from Olo Kitchen and the Ottö-Men’s mezze. See also Grub’s final Christmas Food Fair on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 December at Fairfield Social Club.
Fri 15 Dec 2017, behind Levenshulme train station, Stockport Road, Levenshulme, Manchester, M19 3AB, 4pm-9pm, FREE,

New shop, kitchen and cafe: Feed General Store in Heaton Chapel
Pitched as a local, organic general store with a kitchen and cafe, we can’t wait to try some of their bakes. An oozing speculoos caramel brownie looks dreamy. Bread comes from Lovingly Artisan and their specials, soups and salads change daily.
Open now, Feed General Store, 393 Manchester Road, Stockport SK4 5BY. times

Idle Hands Coffee Shop to reopen in January 2018
Idle hands have announced that they will be moving to a new home in January 2018. The much-loved independent coffee company lost their premises in the summer, but will be back up and running in the Northern Quarter very soon. Watch this space.
Opening Jan 2018, location TBA.


V Rev Vegan Diner has reopened. The menu might sound meaty, but everything from the kitchen is vegan.
V Rev Vegan Diner, 20-26 Edge Street, Manchester M4 1HN. Tel: 0161 8393883. times vary,

The Font advent calendar of offers: Check out Font’s twitter feed for their daily advent calendar deal. So far we’ve been treated to a free glass of prosecco and a christmas cocktail.
The Font, 7-9 New Wakefield Street, Manchester, M1 5NP. Tel: 0161 2360944. Opening times vary.

Happy hour offers including £3 wine at Elnecot: The industrial Ancoats restaurant and bar has introduced some pretty enticing happy hour deals (5pm-7pm, Mon-Fri) with £3 wine and beers and £5 cocktails.
Elnecot, 41 Blossom Street, Cutting Room Square, Manchester, M4 6AJ. Tel: 07496 152373, times vary,

Sunday roast at Artisan for under £10: Choose from roast topside of beef, whole roast chicken or honey glazed ham, served as a whole joint for two to share. Comes with sides and promises of ‘lots of gravy’. We’re in.
Artisan, The Avenue, 18-22 Bridge St, Manchester M3 3BZ. £9.95, times vary,

Another Heart to Feed bottomless brunch: Sundays in December, and this is your chance to catch their last one. Starting with a mimosa or espresso martini on arrival, you will be treated to a full Aussie brunch, a mince pie, and of course…bottomless prosecco.
Sun 17 Dec, Another Heart to Feed, 77-79 Chapel Street, Manchester, Salford, M3 5BZ. 2-4pm, £35,

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Olivia Rye
Published on:
Tue 12 Dec 2017