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MediaCityUK’s Wonderful Al Fresco Dining Greenhouses Are Returning For The Summer

Laura Rogan Laura Rogan - Editor of Secret Manchester

MediaCityUK’s Wonderful Al Fresco Dining Greenhouses Are Returning For The Summer

Box on the Docks is back!

Following a successful run last summer, MediaCityUK’s beautiful al fresco greenhouses are back, providing the perfect socially distant dining experience for guests this summer.

Re-opening on May 17th, when establishments will finally be opening their actual doors after almost seven months closed, guests will be able to take advantage of 30 sheds and greenhouses within MediaCityUK’s perfectly preened garden – all of which have been given a fresh summer vibe by local artists.

Credit: Jack Kirwin -JK Photography/MediaCityUK

Working with the local restaurants to provide a fantastic summer experience for MediaCityUK visitors, Seven Bro7hers (who’ll be opening their very own beerhouse there this month) and Vertigo will serving up tasty grub as part of the summer pop-up, with a brand new Box on the Docks Bar & Grill also welcoming some fresh faces to the complex. Kicking off with Grandad’s Sausages, the Bar & Grill will host tri-weekly residences, with I Knead Pizza following Grandad’s Sausages in June.

Josie Cahill, MediaCityUK Place Director said: “It’s been a long winter and as restrictions gradually lift it’s great to see MediaCityUK coming back to life. There’s a real buzz of excitement among our amazing cohort of artists and independent foodies and operators who have really pulled together to create a special experience for our visitors this summer.

“We have some fantastic new additions with the arrival of SEVEN BRO7HERS and our very own Box on the Docks Bar & Grill. We’ve also brought in more seating around the piazza and gardens to help people safely socialise this Summer.”

Credit: Jack Kirwin -JK Photography/MediaCityUK

Keith McAvoy, CEO of SEVEN BRO7HERS BREWING CO, said: “We are so pleased to finally be launching our MediaCityUK space after months of waiting for covid restrictions to ease. MediaCityUK is such a vibrant and exciting location, so we can’t wait to kick off by being part of the Box on the Docks buzz.

“It is fantastic after months of closures and restrictions to be back doing what we love – welcoming people into our family for a pint. We look forward to seeing our customers in our new beer house and making the most of our Box on the Docks spaces this Summer.”

Boxes are available to book now, and you can snap up a reservation here.

[Featured image: MediaCityUK]

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