With news of lockdown being fully lifted by June, and restrictions easing in April, we’re sure we aren’t the only ones pre planning our summer. We’ve made a list of the best new venues you don’t want to miss from 12th April onwards.
Ezra & Gil
Created by @ezraandgil
Popular Northern Quarter café Ezra & Gil is set to open a second site on Peter Street in the former Subway shop. The space will continue with E&G’s classic industrial style, with ample seating for brunchers to take advantage of. It’s Ezra & Gil as we know it already, just a lot, lot more of it. The shop is ready to open as soon as lockdown permits!
Created by Slice Manchester
After mysteriously closing their doors in the NQ almost two years ago, Slice has announced they are heading to a new location on Oxford Road. The restaurant, which was regularly packed out thanks to its tasty square-sliced pizza, will be serving Roman-style pizzas by the slice. Plans also include sandwiches on freshly baked bread and homemade gelato in summertime.
Salt Dog Slims
Created by @saltdogslims
Liverpool’s Salt Dog Slims is on its way, serving brines and steins it’s sure to be the new perfect casual spot for eating and drinking. With cocktails and steins, we’re excited to try these epic hot dogs once lockdown is lifted.
Created by @jimmys
The independent bar and gig venue, Jimmy’s, founded by brothers George and Jimmy Craig is on the move after leaving its previous Northern Quarter site to make way for an office development. Jimmy’s will be opening in Ancoats just off Cutting Room Square. Plans include a first-floor restaurant and the inclusion of its own range of beer, produced in partnership with Manchester brewery Joseph Holt.
South Manny Flavaz
Created by @southmannyflavaz
Opening their first ever flagship restaurant on Deansgate, the popular fried chicken shop will span two whole floors and form part of the Great Northern’s new development.
Four Side Pizza
Created by @foursideveganpizza
Taking over the former Earth Café site, Four Side pizza is another exciting restaurant serving up Detroit-style pizzas with a twist… all plant-based, and with no booze on site! Diners can also expect doughnuts too, and a restaurant when lockdown permits!
The Blues Kitchen
Created by @theblueskitchenmcr
Taking over the former Walkabout site just off Deansgate, The Blues Kitchen is set to bring a taste of New Orleans to Manchester. The London based bar has had locations in Shoreditch, Camden and Brixton for years and have now decided to make the move up north. The Blues Kitchen will offer Mancs a whole new vibe – with blues, burgers and bourbon. serving up food day and night. The bar, with a capacity of 600, pays homage to the iconic Blues scene, hosts live music every day from local and international talent and live DJs playing some of the best soul, funk, rock n roll & roots music you’ll find in the UK.
Created by Circle Square Manchester
Canvas Manchester will feature three distinctive spaces in Circle Square; Canvas Kitchen (restaurant), Canvas Club (private members’ club) and Canvas Events (events space). The neighbourhood will have the capacity for 400 at its live music space, with an additional room for 100 at the Canvas Kitchen. Open from 7am-4am every single day, it’s going to be hard to stay away from this new venue.
Created by @schofields.bar
A brand new cocktail bar set to open in the famous Sunlight House. Schofield’s Bar will seat around 70 customers inside and a further 60 on the outdoor terrace with a menu of 24 cocktails, perfect for summer after work drinks.
Created by @ramonamcr
Albert’s Schloss founders, Adelaide Winter and Joel Wilkinson, are transforming the former M.O.T garage opposite Mackie Mayor. The space is currently undergoing renovations for their grand opening but look forward to Detroit-style pizzas, a beer garden, margarita bar, and coffee counter.
Created by Society Manchester
The £1m food hall from founders of Assembly Underground in Leeds is set to open this year spanning 8,073 sq ft with a mezzanine, lounge area and outdoor patio. Society Manchester is a brand new taproom, which will be complete with a number of food vendors, and a cocktail bar. There will be space for five independently-owned kitchens, including Slap and Pickles, The Falafel Guys, Manzoku Street Food and Dokes Pizzeria. Located in the space next to Bridgewater Hall, we’re excited to visit this spring.