Stanley Square in Sale, South Manchester, was hit with a huge blow earlier this year when the wonderful foodie destination Sale Foodhall closed down due to rising costs, but now there’s been news of a replacement, and it’s a good one. Familiar faces Danielle Condron and Lisa Kettle, former owners of The Bridge pub and restaurant, are bringing Canteena Bar and Grill to Sale, filling the place of the food hall and forming part of the town centre’s regeneration project from Altered Space.
Canteena Bar and Grill specialises in top-quality Irish Dexter and Brazilian steak, but isn’t just for the carnivores out there, offering a great range of vegetarian and vegan options. The venue will be split into two halves, with the bar serving an extensive drinks menu and light bites, while the restaurant area will serve a wide variety of dishes ranging from carpaccio, all the way to lavish duck curry.
Canteena aims to become the perfect spot for a night out or a family meal. The restaurant area has the capacity to host large parties of up to 30 people, ideal for family and friends to enjoy a meal together. There will also be special ticketed events, with the first being a three-course steak with paired wine on Thursdays.
Owners Danielle and Lisa said: “We love Sale and its community and wanted to make sure everyone can enjoy the incredible food and new cosy, contemporary feel at Canteena. We have worked hard to cover every price range when it comes to the menu.
“We want Canteena to be Sale’s home away from home when it comes to sharing food and drink with the people closest to you.”
Joining Canteena Bar and Grill as a new tenant is Oyster Catcher, which will be bringing its much-loved brand in Chorlton to the community of Sale. The intimate neighbourhood restaurant, owned by Recep Canliisik and Duncan Ranyard, is created for both everyday and special occasions, sharing the delicious, healthy delights of the sea with the community.
The menu is sustainable where possible, serving both well-loved British classics, chargrilled choices, and special dishes influenced by other seafood-loving nations. Vegetarian and a selection of chargrilled steaks will also always be available.
Owner Duncan Ranyard said: “Our restaurant in Chorlton has proved very popular over the last five years, with lots of guests travelling from Sale and further afield to dine with us. We have loved sharing our offering with the people of Chorlton and when we were asked to become part of the exciting new development in Stanley Square we jumped at the chance.”
Pray Tell will be joining the other newcomers, in the place of Draft bar, where it will be serving craft beers, natural wines and cocktails.
The new arrivals are set to open in the next few weeks, so keep an eye on the dedicated Stanley Square social media for updates.