Fancy trying something new this month? Manchester’s got ya. From Polynesian Tiki bars, to all out Christmas-themed bars (you read that right!), here are some of the best new restaurants and bars to try in Manchester this month.
1. Dust Dog
The team behind the beloved Northern Soul has revamped their original Church Street venue for a brand new venture: Dust Dogs. Set to open real soon, guests can expect the same creativity that’s put into their fan-fave grilled cheese, with tasty hot dogs and toppings that guarantee messy faces and big, happy smiles. The new dog spot opens this Friday 12th November. Dust Dogs, Unit 10, 11 Church St, M4 1PN.
2. Miracle on Cross Street
Brand new for 2021, Miracle on Cross Street is set to bring tons of festive cheer to Manchester this year, with Christmas cocktails, mulled wine, Christmas movie screenings and plenty of festive nibbles to enjoy. It’s a first of its kind for the city, popping up for the festive period only. Opening this November 17th, guests can expect tons of mince pies and warming drinks, with bookings open now.
3. Salt Dog Slims
Salt Dog Slim’s has finally opened its doors, serving ‘steins and brines’ at their new Bow Lane speakeasy. Expanding from across the North West in Liverpool, guests can expect casual, American-inspired vibes, big steins, cocktails, and seriously yummy hot dogs – making for the perfect spot for post-work drinks. Salt Dog Slims, 17 Bow Ln, M2 4FW.
4. Thaikhun, Trafford Centre
Expanding across Manchester into the Trafford Centre, popular Thai restaurant Thaikhun is gracing us with a new concept – offering street food and buffet grub, in contrast to Spinningfield’s more formal menu of big plates. Expect tuk-tuk tables, boat seats and more, with plenty of classic Thai dishes to get stuck into. From Pad Thai to tasty curries – the buffet will have a little something for everyone in store. Find them seven days a week in the Trafford Centre now.
5. On The Hush
Opening just this month on Church Street, On The Hush is Manchester’s newest brunch destination, offering rainbow colours and Instagram moments by the bucket load. Expect seriously photogenic interiors, delicious brunch dishes (with plenty of vegan and veggie options), alongside rainbow coloured unicorn lattes, cocktails in glass slippers and so much more. On The Hush, 24 Church St, M4 1PN.
6. Lost Weekend
Opening just weeks ago at The Shack, Lost Weekend is Manchester’s newest basement bar, offering a retreat from the city complete with fun cocktails (topped with sweets, of course), tons of games, and pool tables aplenty. Play beer pong, watch sports, or simply catch up with mates after work. Lost Weekend, 69 High St, M4 1FS.
7. The Fountain House
Formerly the Albert Square Chop House, The Fountain House will bring a new lease of life to the beautiful Memorial Hall, transforming into a stunning gastropub that will serve delicious, high-end British pub grub. Guests can also expect fantastic cask ales, a wonderful wine list, and plenty of beautiful original Victorian features throughout the venue. The Fountain House opens on November 11th at 14 Albert Square, M2 5PE.
Beloved Nell’s Pizza has found a brand new home in the Kampus neighbourhood, allowing Mancs to finally get so much more of the New York-style pizza. Getting its own standalone restaurant after over a year of success at Common, fans of the pizzeria can now enjoy 22″ pizza pies, signature cocktails and Nell’s new ice cream sandwiches. The ‘Slice Bar’ also offers up an epic Sunday deal, too, including both bottomless slices and booze every single weekend. Find them at 20 Minshull Street, M1 3EF.
The founders of Fazenda are back with a brand new concept, this time, in Altrincham. Known as Jardim Rodizio, the new restaurant will take up residence in Altrincham’s Old Post Rooms – bringing the familiar ‘all you can eat meat’ concept to the idyllic town. The beautiful restaurant will boast garden-inspired interiors, with plenty of lovely light bites and a fully stocked bar to enjoy, too. Stay tuned for more on the opening here.
10. BOX Bar
The fun new BOX bar is finally opening in Manchester this month, bringing a brand new sports bar experience to the city. Opening at 125 Deansgate (opposite John Rylands Library), the bar will offer a variety of fun activities for guests to enjoy, including live music and bottomless brunches, unbeatable sports viewing experiences, ‘bandaoke’ – where guests can sing to a live band – and apres-ski style bands who’ll be perfect for the winter months. Find out more here.
11. Bar Hutte
Returning to Manchester with a new home in the Great Northern Warehouse, Bar Hutte is back and bigger than ever – with tons of festive treats to enjoy. We’re talking alpine karaoke huts, hot gin, mulled wine and Irish hot chocolates, alongside Bombardinos, pizzas, and even a Doggy Grotto complete with Pawsecco. Bar Hutte, 235 Deansgate, M3 4EN.
An upmarket Pan Asian destination with a Vietnamese twist, Namii Kitchen is the perfect place to visit for a treat night – and it’s open now in the city centre. Serving up delicious dishes and cocktails, guests can expect plates such as tempura, chicken wings, dumplings, summer rolls, bao burgers and more, with tons of refreshing Asian flavours infused into each and every cocktail. Namii Kitchen is open now at New York St, M1 4HN.
13. Lono Cove
Manchester’s newest, and most luxurious, Tiki bar is here – opening on the Northern Quarter’s Thomas Street right by Purezza and Trof. Offering Polynesian-inspired cocktails, guests can escape from the city’s infamous rain to a land far away, with exotic vibes aplenty, beautiful decor, and tons of show-stopping drinks to try out. Lono Cove, 14 Thomas St, M4 1DH.