Officially re-opening with a brand new approach just last year following years of success with the Native aparthotel, Ducie Street Warehouse has become a destination in its own right – made even better by its convenient location, right next to Manchester Piccadilly station.
Transforming the ground floor of the Grade II listed Victorian warehouse into a bright and airy drinking and dining destination, there’s a lot to experience under the roof of Ducie Street Warehouse – formerly known as CULTUREPLEX – with something new to try at every turn.
Retaining a number of industrial elements within the space, the warehouse plays on its Victorian heritage, with eclectic finishings bringing the room back up to date in true Northern Quarter style. There, guests can enjoy coffee, wine, snacks, and cocktails at the Counter bar, alongside warm NYC cookies and stuffed brioche doughnuts from Gooey – the perfect cult favourite treats when visiting the city. Found the second you even step through the door, the local bakery has become a local phenomenon, often seeing queues around the block for their well-portioned, chocolatey treats.
And the food-related fun doesn’t quite stop there, either. Home to a brand new South-facing terrace, on the drier and warmer days, guests can soak up the sun with a fantastic menu of food and cocktails – with plenty of delicious dishes to tuck into while you catch up with mates. Think huge focaccia flatbread boards, tapas-style small plates, and brunch dishes designed to enjoy that satisfying egg yolk bust.
Elsewhere in the stunning restaurant, which boasts a casual yet cosmopolitan vibe, guests can enjoy large plates such as flat iron steak, ginger ale battered fish sharers, roast lamb rump, tomahawk steaks and 1kg wheels of camembert – with each dish created with sharing and socialising in mind.
Once you’ve filled up on whatever takes your fancy, the Warehouse also houses its very own ‘Mini Cini’, where you can catch a classic screening in front of the big screen, with popcorn and drinks available to enjoy. Adding the icing on the cake, the Mini Cini is also completely dog-friendly, meaning our canine counterparts can cuddle up alongside us for a movie – a rare special touch in the cinema world that dog owners will surely appreciate.
If you don’t quite fancy leaving so soon after your visit, head up a couple of floors to the Native Aparthotel, which consists of a number of stylish apartments ranging from studios to both one and two-bedroom apartments. Each apartment oozes industrial charm, with seriously competitive prices making it one of the most perfect places to stay in the city.
Ducie Street Warehouse is open 7 days a week from 9am, closing at 11pm Sunday-Wednesday, midnight on Thursdays and 1am Friday and Saturdays. Find them at Ducie St, M1 2TP.