An Old Security Container On Stilts Is Being Transformed Into A Pop-Up Restaurant

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An Old Security Container On Stilts Is Being Transformed Into A Pop-Up Restaurant

Higher Ground will be run by an acclaimed chef.

Officially opening its doors next Friday (21 February), Higher Ground is set to transform an old security cabin at Kampus into a brand new, contemporary restaurant.

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The pop-up restaurant will be headed up by chef Joseph Otway – formerly head chef at Stockport’s Where the Light Gets In.

Higher Ground will offer a daily-changing menu, with dishes such as an ambitious oxtail madras pastry setting the tone for the style of food Otway will be cooking up. The pop-up will be the first at Kampus’ ‘The Bungalow’ (the name of the space formerly used as a security cabin), with the hopes that the restaurant can become a permanent fixture for Mancunians. Higher Ground will be keeping things local, using ingredients sourced from the North West and pairing their dishes with Manchester brewed beers and wines.

The Bungalow is set to operate as a ‘village hall’ space for the Kampus community and will be a place that independents can showcase their businesses from Spring 2020 onwards, when the new neighbourhood’s first apartments open.

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Speaking of the concept, Otway has said:

“We were drawn to the Bungalow from the very beginning,


“and as we learnt more about KAMPUS and the focus on building a community, we knew it was the perfect fit for us. It’s a great opportunity to move into a casual space and share what excites us. We want to offer something that’s approachable and easy for everyone to enjoy, whilst also supporting growers and producers we are passionate about.

“We’ll be serving a small selection of beers from just down the road and we’ve put together a carefully selected list of wines to drink by the glass or bottle. Plates are going to be simple and delicious, nothing complicated, and ideal to share.”

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Kampus sits nearby to the iconic Gay Village and will become home to 533 apartments across five buildings.

Higher Ground opens Friday 21 February at Aytoun St, Manchester, M1 3DA. 

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