A New Restaurant Claiming To Be The ‘Happiest In Manchester’ Has Opened In The Northern Quarter

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A New Restaurant Claiming To Be The ‘Happiest In Manchester’ Has Opened In The Northern Quarter

A gorgeous new restaurant has opened in the Northern Quarter

Foundry Project has opened in High Street in the city’s Northern Quarter and owners say it is the ‘happiest place in Manchester’

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Owners say Foundry Project is all about feeling good and will be offering inventive, high-quality food and drink from breakfast through to late night cocktails, all in an environment that’s perfectly pitched for pleasure… whether that be a beautiful breakfast meeting or lounging on a Sunday. With sites in Harrogate and Edinburgh, Foundry Project Manchester is only the third in the UK and it’s been designed especially with the city in mind.

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Housed in the incredible, historic Old Smithfield Market the venue has undergone a £500K transformation. The design is inspired by Manchester’s industrious past and reveals a stripped back interior, making use of exposed beams and polished concrete, with varied textures and colours throughout – from plush leather booths and neon light signage, to copper ceiling features.

The space has been curated with easy, breezy ‘breakfast through dinner’ vibes in mind – laid out to encourage an effortless flow between dining and drinking, chatting and dancing, brunching, lunching or just loafing. The venue’s ‘zones’ run smoothly from laid back hanging out at the front of the venue to a more intimate vibe in the restaurant area, where guests can book a table for lunch or dinner, to the basement bar hideaway built for late nights and killer parties.

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The main bar at the Foundry Project is home to the UK’s first Estrella beer tank providing an impressive centrepiece. The venue also prides itself on serving up a cracking range of craft beers and ciders, plus a pleasing wine list from around the world. And the cocktail list is an inventive, eccentric collection inspired by travels across the globe.

The dining menu is an all-day extravaganza of food for the working or playing people of Manchester.  Including burgers, pizzas and signature Foundry Project inventions such as Spiced Lamb and Aubergine and Peri Peri King Prawn. And for those just wanting to graze the day away, there’s a great snacking menu including a range of tacos as well as nachos, wings and Haloumi fries.

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Foundry Project, has also announced a partnership with local charity Forever Manchester which will see the restaurant make a donation to the charity from two of their signature dishes. Guests can enjoy their decadent beer and onion burger and their gorgeous spiced lamb and aubergine pizza knowing that 50p will go directly to Forever Manchester to help community groups around Greater Manchester.

There will also be regular get-togethers and events at the venue including their legendary pub quizzes hosted by a gang of local drag queens. The soundtrack will be provided by a regular flow of local DJs with Foundry Project residents taking over the decks alongside regular special guests, plus bottomless brunches and live music.

See you there!

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