New restaurant All the Shapes in Prestwich
Husband and wife team Richard and Rebecca Kendrick have added a gem to Prestwich’s restaurant offering. With rotating art exhibitions on display, All The Shapes is serving solid brunch options such as kedgeree, Lancashire rarebit, French toast and their take on a full English. Once the evening draws in, they change to an evening menu which changes on a monthly basis. A mixture of small dishes and plates to share, expect to find charred harissa steak, goat’s cheese gnocchi, grilled mackerel and giant cous cous. With a Sunday menu as well, it’s very close to the tram stop for an out of town jaunt.
All The Shapes, 8 Warwick Street, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 3HN. Tel: 0161 798 5555. Closed Mon, open 8am-11pm Tue-Sat and 10am-10pm on Sun,

Cloudwater Spring & Summer Beer launch at Port Street Beer House
Cloudwater brewery is launching its new range of beer for Spring and Summer at Port Street Beer House. To celebrate a year in business, Cloudwater is heading back to the venue at which they first debuted. On cask, the US Light Mosaic and Imperial Stout will be on offer, Citra IPA and Eureka lager will be available on keg amongst many more. Pop down to wish them a happy birthday.
Wed 9 Mar, Port Street Beer House, 39-41 Port Street, Manchester, M1 2EQ. Tel: 0161 237 9949, 5pm-late, FREE,

Arbor and Wild Beer Co. Brewery takeovers at Crown and Kettle
After being shortlisted for CAMRA’s 2016 UK Pub of the Year award, the Crown and Kettle are continuing doing what they do best. They have two takeover weekends coming up, with breweries showcasing their beers courtesy of one of Manchester’s oldest pubs. Arbor Brewery are first to arrive 11-12 March, with beers such as Gingerbread Saison, Yakima Valley and the brilliantly named The Devil Made Me Brew It. The following week sees the turn of Wild Beer Co. on Friday 18 and Saturday 19 March, with them offering Madness Wild, Schoodlepip and Einsteinium. With a chance to gaze at the beautiful ceiling and staff on hand to offer advice, it’s a great place to while away the hours.
Fri 11 Mar – Sat 19 Mar, Crown and Kettle, 2 Oldham Road, Manchester, M4 5FE. Tel: 0161 236 2923,

Robert Owen Brown kitchen takeover at Chorlton’s Palate
Manchester chef Robert Owen Brown will be taking over the kitchen at Palate this weekend cooking from his book Crispy Squirrel and Vimto Trifle. The award-winning chef will be treating customers of the Chorlton restaurant to dishes such as crispy black pudding potato cake, slow braised lamb’s hearts with claret and chive mash, and a pearl barley risotto with roasted beets and curd. With a culinary philosophy based on using all cuts of meat, sustainability and fresh, local produce, it is advisable to book to guarantee the experience of Robert’s cooking.
Fri 11-Sun 13 Mar, Palate, 516 Wilbraham Road, Chorlton, Manchester, M21 9AW. times and prices vary, Tel: 0161 882 0286,

Grub Food Fair at Runaway Brewery
After running various pop-up festivals in Manchester, Grub finally have a place to call home with this, the first of regular monthly events. They are teaming up with Green Quarter-based Runaway Brewery, themselves only two years old but already an established outfit. The event will have some of the newest talent on the street food scene, plus old favourites. These include Indian specialists Chaat Cart, Dutch sausage purveyors Boerewors Bloke, brand new fusion Mexican trader No Tacos, and local bakehouse Blawd Co. to satisfy your sweet tooth for afters. Read our preview.
Sat 19 Mar, Runaway Brewery, Unit 4, Millgate, Dantzic Street, Manchester, M4 4JW. Tel: 0161 832 2628, noon-10pm, FREE,

50% off food at The Lawn Club
Throughout March, receive half-price food at the Spinningfields restaurant on selected dishes. With homely favourites such as mac and cheese, pie of the day and mini battered fish up for grabs, all you need to do is sign up to the newsletter and wait for the voucher to land in your inbox.
Until 31 Mar, The Lawn Club, Byrom Street, Spinningfields, Manchester. M3 3JE. Tel: 0161 914 7830,

FREE chocolate festival at Booths
Skilfully avoiding any pun-filled mentions of an ‘eggs-travaganza’, independent supermarket Booths has announced they are to hold an Easter Chocolate Festival. Happening at stores in Garstang and Lytham, the festival is also closer to home at the Hale Barns branch, from 11am-3pm on Sat 19 March. There will be a generous amount of sampling on offer, as well as wine, beer and chocolate matching, with local brewers Northern Monk and Saltaire Brewery on hand to assist. With many other artisan producers offering their wares to sample, plus lots of things to entertain small people, chocolate connoisseurs should head down.
Sat 19 Mar, Booths, The Square, Hale Road, Hale Barns Altrincham, WA15 8ST.Tel: 0161 980 8415, 11am-3pm, FREE,

Tue 8 Mar - Thu 31 Mar
Kate Holmes
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Tue 8 Mar 2016