There is no doubt that in the past few years there has been some major development going on in Manchester. What was once desolate areas are being reinvented into vibrant social spots. Full of new restaurant, bars and leisure facilities. Last year we saw Manchester in the race to establish themselves as a key player in the food and drink market. With an avalanche of new places rolling in, it doesn’t look like its going to stop in 2017. So lets take a look at some of the new restaurants opening in Manchester 2017.
THE RABBIT IN THE MOON – NATIONAL FOOTBALL MUSEUM
I understand that Manchester thrives on football, however when I saw how beautiful the building of this museum actually is, I thought it must be fit for better purpose. Finally something incredible happened and Michael O’Hare along with head chef Luke Cockerill, have opened up a futuristic Asian style restaurant spread across the 2 top floors. Offering at 17 course taster menu, adorning incredible views of the city and graffiti decor. This is going to be a hotspot this year.
GOOSE FAT AND WILD GARLIC, ANCOATS
Ancoats is fast becoming the place to be for all you Northern foodies out there. Taking advantage of this are duo Adam Regan and Sophie Jarvis who are slowly building their foodie kingdom there. Joining their burrito house Mexica and their huge 3 storey spot Stage and Radio, will be Goose Fat and Wild Garlic. The coolest thing will be their onsite brewery.
So these guys have had a long battle on their on hands. That is street food traders Bangers and Bacon. After the extreme cook off with five other tenants at The Kitchens food start-up competitions. They walked away with the title and will be transforming their side of the Leftbank canteen into a permanent dining bistro.
MACKIE MAYOR, NORTHERN QUARTER
Unfortunately I have never ventured over to Altrincham market to taste what they have to offer. Luckily now there is no need as the restoration begins on the beaten down Mackie Mayor in the NQ. The old meat market being restored to its former glory. I mean what an incredible space. The directors are keeping the same popular peeps as well as some new additions including Nationale 7, serving rotisserie chicken, and Fin, the new seafood venture from Tender Cow.
THE REAL JUNK FOOD PROJECT, ANCOATS
So to me this has to be one of the most exciting ventures opening up. After setting up a Crowdfunder to launch Manchester’s first food waste restaurant. They have found a new space to work in, in the city centre but are keeping it hush hush. This is a truly amazing concept intercepting food that would otherwise be thrown away. If they reach their £20,000 target, it will also become a pay-per-feel diner. Sounds like a winner to me.