Ancoats – or the ‘Northern Northern Quarter’ as we like to call it – has just got its first neighbourhood restaurant. For a while, it was rumoured that Mary-Ellen McTague and the Aumbry crew were going to beat them to it, but with those plans shelved for now, it seems that the Cutting Room is first past the post. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are currently being served and the restaurant is the brainchild of Adam Regan and Sophie Jarvis. Adam is a Conran and Ramsey-trained chef. However, nothing so fancy is going on at the Cutting Room which focuses on everyday kind of grub. The menu includes Thai red curry (£10) and Tuscan bean stew (£9), sandwiches (£4.50), as well as gourmet breakfasts. Taking over the old Koffee Lock unit, co-owner Sophie describes the concept as an “industrial but modern concept to keep inline with the heritage of the area,” with features that include vintage cameras and luggage racks.

The Cutting Room, 16 Blossom Street, M4 5AF. Tel: 0161 919 3111,

Ruth Allan
Published on:
Tue 1 Sep 2015