Local DJs and restaurant owners Luke Cowdrey and Justin Crawford often play out under the moniker The Unabombers. These days, however, they are more likely to be found propping up the bar at one of their successful local venues like West Didsbury’s Volta or Electrik bar in Chorlton. The Palace Hotel’s Refuge by Volta is their third venture, which opens in mid-September. Expect similar food to their other venues: small plates, exquisite grilled meats, fine wines and cocktails. The space, designed by Manchester Town Hall architect Alfred Waterhouse, is one of the city’s leading examples of the ornate Victorian Gothic Revival style too. This is perhaps this year’s most anticipated relaunch.

From Wed 14 Sep, The Refuge by Volta at the Palace Hotel, Oxford Street, Manchester M60 7HA, www.refugemcr.co.uk

Wed 14 Sep
Ruth Allan
Published on:
Thu 22 Sep 2016