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Manchester’s Most Instagrammable Pink Bar & Restaurant Has Found A New Riverside Home

By Laura Rogan

Manchester’s Most Instagrammable Pink Bar & Restaurant Has Found A New Riverside Home

202 Kitchen has a brand new home.

Following the success of their pop-up bar and restaurant on Bridge Street, 202 Kitchen has found itself a brand new home – this time, taking up permanent residence overlooking the river in Leftbank.

Nestled within the hustle and bustle of Spinningfields, 202 Kitchen will be bringing their endless Instagram moments to the brand new spot, keeping within their pretty-in-pink theme that fans across Birmingham and Manchester have loved over the past year.

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After outgrowing their previous site on Bridge Street, the new venue will be bigger and better than ever, with space for 200 covers where guests can enjoy al fresco riverside cocktails, or drink and dine inside a lavish, pink space – which is receiving a huge £1m injection to make it as iconic as possible.

Keeping within the hearty theme of their previous menu, guests will be able to enjoy an array of comforting dishes including Mac ‘N’ Cheese, waffles, fried chicken, burgers and more. The original menu took inspiration from the ‘trap box’ social media trend, piling comfort food into metal tins putting the focus on the delicious food in a casual manner.

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202 Kitchen Founders, Leon Beckford, Panikos Myrritis and John Sambo said: “It’s such an amazing feeling to finally be able to reveal our launch date.

“After the success of our temporary pop-up on Bridge Street last year, we’re coming back bigger and better, and believe us when we say we’ve taken the brand to the next level. We can’t wait to reveal what we have planned.

“From the moment you walk in, guests will understand exactly what 202 Kitchen is all about. Customer experience is our number one priority and whether that be from the quality of the food and drinks or the service, everyone is going to be talking about 202.


“We are proud to have been the first to bring this concept to Manchester last year but appreciate that the hospitality landscape is constantly evolving. To provide a unique experience, we have evolved the concept to make sure we’re one step ahead in terms of ideas and concepts.”

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Opening its doors on July 15th, the new Manchester venue will become a ‘flagship’ for 202 Kitchen, giving Mancs their most atmospheric experience yet. If that wasn’t all, the venue will feature an outdoor space designed for all weather conditions, meaning guests will be able to enjoy the fantastic riverside location all year round.

202 Kitchen launched last year in Birmingham with an epic opening night, with famous faces such as Maya Jama in attendance. The Manchester opening followed just months later, with the venue becoming a popular hot spot after the first lockdown.

To find out more and receive priority access when bookings open, head over to their website here.

[Featured image: 202 Kitchen]

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