Despite July being a month of new openings it is also sadly a month of closures, with Home Sweet Home recently saying goodbye a couple of weeks ago another NQ institution is also set to shut up shop. Burger haven Almost Famous has made the hard decision to close its doors in the Northern Quarter after having a branch in the Manchester area for ten years.
When we think of juicy, dripping-with-sauce burgers in Manchester, we think of Almost Famous. And while they may be ‘almost famous’ by name, they’re completely famous in the city for having some of the best burgers in town, becoming a long-standing fixture in the Northern Quarter.
Announcing the news over on their Instagram, the restaurant‘s caption read: “I’m like a sherbet dibdab of emotion telling this… AlmostFamousNQ is closing forever at the end of next week. The legendary hang out where it all began is moving home – thank you all for making it what it was – come say hey, party all week, last one Saturday ☠️”
Since opening on High Street in the Northern Quarter in 2012, Almost Famous has gone onto open multiple branches including one at Manchester’s Great Northern Warehouse, as well as restaurants in Leeds and Liverpool. Over the past ten years, Almost Famous has built the brand up to create quite the hype in the city due to its cheeky marketing and unreal menu that got many people talking and has resulted in five star reviews and queues out of the door.
Naturally, many a Manc has expressed their devastation over the news, with plenty of burger lovers sharing memories and vowing to visit Almost Famous in the Northern Quarter one last time before it will close to the public. Almost Famous will close on Saturday 23rd July, so you have this week to get your fix before it shutters up one last time.
And of course, if you can’t get into their Northern Quarter branch or have only just discovered the hype (where have you been?) then Almost Famous at Great Northern Warehouse will still remain open in order for you to get the likes of a ‘Famous’ or ‘Triple Nom’ burger with ‘Phoenix Fries’.