Manchester is like a revolving door of brand new bars and restaurants to try out, and this month, there are some true gems to uncover.
From classic American grub to authentic Thai food, there’s been some seriously tasty new additions to the Manchester food scene in 2020 already. Read on for Secret Manchester’s guide to the best new restaurants in town to try this month.
Available to order every Thursday from 4pm, Nell’s Pizza can be found at the Northern Quarter’s casual drinking spot, Common. Serving up New York-inspired pizza, guests can order by the slice or enjoy the entire 21-inches of cheesy goodness. Veggie and vegan options are available, with the slices literally bigger than your head. There’s a ton of toppings to choose from including delicious nduja sausage, kale, onion and much, much more. Common, 39-41 Edge St, Manchester, M4 1HW.
Wolf at the Door
Recently reopening with a brand new food concept, Wolf at the Door is back – and this time they’re serving up casual menu options such as tacos and bao buns filled with nachos, jerk chicken and ham, egg and chips. Food is served from 5pm until 12am every single day, with prices starting from just £1. The casual menu replaces WATD’s previous food concept which was much more sophisticated. Now, NQer’s can enjoy casual grub while knocking back a few cocktails and craft beers. Wolf at the Door, 30-32, Thomas St, Manchester, M4 1ER.
Opening its doors in the Corn Exchange just last month, Döner Haus specialises in the kebab we already know and love, with a bit of an upmarket touch. Offering Berlin-inspired kebabs with a variety of toppings and flavour combinations, the menu offers a little something for everyone, with vegan and vegetarian options also available to order. Experience your fave drunken snack sober, with quality meats, fresh ingredients and German beers to enjoy. Döner Haus, The Corn Exchange, Exchange St, Manchester, M4 3TR.
Archie’s fourth Manchester restaurant is officially open, serving up an exclusive breakfast menu and their much-loved American burgers. Taking over a site at Piccadilly station, the restaurant is the brand’s biggest yet, with a ton of fun features inside to take photos of including a pink ball pit, banana swing and selfie booth. Try new breakfast items such as their turkey bacon and egg cheeseburger or go classic with their double stacked cheeseburgers. Archie’s, Gateway House, Piccadilly, Manchester, M1 2GH.
Situated in an old security container on stilts, Higher Ground opened at Manchester’s newest community Kampus just last month. The contemporary food concept is headed up by Joseph Otway – formerly head chef at Stockport’s Where the Light Gets In, with a daily changing menu for customers to enjoy. The restaurant uses locally sourced produce for each of their dishes, with dishes such as oxtail madras pastry and young cod roe featuring on the menu already. Higher Ground, Kampus, Aytoun St, Manchester, M1 3DA.
Rosa’s Thai Cafe
Taking over the former Handmade Burger Co. site on Deansgate, Rosa’s Thai Cafe is a welcome addition to the busy street, serving authentic Thai cuisine for Mancunians to enjoy. The restaurant recommends ordering dishes to share, with platters filled with chicken satay, spring rolls, calamari, and tofu available to try, as well as salads, noodles, an array of Thai curries and pad thai. It’s so diverse, you’ll want to try it all. Gluten-free, veggie and vegan options are available, with a Coeliac-friendly menu that caters for those who prefer their meals without gluten. Rosa’s Thai Cafe, 184 Deansgate The Old Courthouse, Manchester, M3 3WB.