Fancy trying something new this month? Manchester’s got ya. From eateries serving Asian flavours to some of the coolest spots to grab a bite to eat on the go or tuck into some great comforting food, here are some of the best new restaurants, cafés and bars to try in Manchester this month.
From the team behind Chester’s Michelin Guide restaurant, Covino, Climat is the much-anticipated, wine hotspot has arrived at Blackfriars House and is one of the only new restaurants this month in Manchester boasting a rooftop terrace. The restaurant will feature over 250 wines from across the world, complimented by an ever-changing daily menu described simply as ‘food you want to eat’. From Middle White pork loin and mutton kofta to ex-dairy cuts on-the-bone for the table to share, the formatting of Climat’s menu allows guests to create a totally bespoke dining experience, creating a more casual, less restrictive and ultimately more enjoyable atmosphere. Resurrecting a cult classic, vol-au-vents will also become a staple to the ever-changing menu.
Climat, 8th Floor of Blackfriars House St Marys, Parsonage, M3 2JA.
2. Salt & Pepper
The popular food stall run by sibling owners Chloe & Cash, which was serving delicious food at Black Dog Ballroom during the summer months, has opened a venue just a stone’s throw away from their former residence at the Arndale Market. The Salt & Pepper team have kept all their classic dishes you know and love from their previous Manchester pop-up restaurants but have also added new stuffed wraps section as well as grilled options instead of fried for healthier alternatives. Adding to the excitement, the team has also launched a new hot curry sauce on top of their nine sauces. The curry sauce is a family recipe that’s been in the family since their grandad first opened a Chinese takeaway back in the 60s- and if it’s anything like their sauces we know and love, this one is sure to bang.
Salt & Pepper, 60-62 High Street, M4 1EA
3. Third Floor Rising
Opening on the third floor of the Northern Quarter building, is brand new cafe, Third Floor Rising, which offers an all-day menu of British classics, from breakfast through to closing time. Described as “a new traditional cafe, serving homemade food in a retro setting”, Third Floor Rising will be open for breakfast from 10.30am, as well as lunch and drinks all day long, with the aim to refuel hungry shoppers, visitors and traders alike. Serving cafe classics , Third Floor Rising will dish up quality breakfasts with specialities including meat, vegetarian and vegan fry-ups and breakfast rolls, BLT, teas, coffees and everything required to kick start the day. There’s also a solid list of owner Tommy’s homemade pies, paninis, toasties and filled rolls as well as owner Sarah’s home made tray bakes and cakes.
Third Floor Rising, third floor of Afflecks, 52 Church St, M4 1PW.
4. Açai and the Tribe
Relocating from its original pop-up shop location in Arndale Market, the popular açai and breakfast spot is relaunching with a new ‘build your own bowl’ menu at Great Northern Warehouse. Customers can now personalise the açai base, selecting from regular or cacao açai, vanilla or cacao sea salt granola (homemade, toasted and baked by owner Alisha Oswell) and toppings including fruit, superfoods and nut butters. The new breakfast spot, located on Deansgate Mews, also stocks a variety of sit-in or takeaway brunch items, including PB & J toast with peanut butter, tribe chia raspberry jam, sliced banana and chai seeds on sourdough toast, and banana & dark chocolate loaf topped with peanut butter, banana slices, cinnamon, cacao nibs and agave. The new menu also offers customisable porridge bowls, where customers can choose their preferred oats, milk and toppings.
Açai and the Tribe, Unit N, 253 Deansgate, M3 4EN.
5. Super Happy Burgers
The bakery-led sandwich side hustle of Batard, Supper Happy arrived at Ducie Street Warehouse earlier this year and is now offering banging burgers for collection and delivery. From December, you can order the likes of the Super Happy Burger (double smash patty, American cheese, house made pickles, diced onion, super sauce, shredduce), supersized Super Happy Burger (the same as the Supper Happy Burger but with four patties and four slices of American cheese), Szechuan Hot Chicken Burger (fried buttermilk brine chicken dipped in Szechuan chilli oil, garlic aioli, butter lettuce, pickles and American cheese). The potato buns for the burgers are made in house and the team are also frying up cajun fries to go with those mouthwatering burgers.
Super Happy, Ducie Street Warehouse, Ducie St, M1 2TP
6. Petit Paris Deli
Petit Paris Deli claims to be the first French deli in Manchester and it’s opening this December. The Parisian influenced eatery will be offering a range of wines, cheeses and small plates as well as preserves, saucisson and other deli items to enjoy at home. Housed in the former L’Occitane unit on King Street, Petit Paris Deli has also teased that some raclette is on the cards for the cold winter months ahead- melted cheese and wine, what more could you want?
Petit Paris Deli, 10 King Street, M2 6AG.
7. North Brewing Co
Arriving this month at Circle Square, having signed a 10-year deal, is North Brewing Co which will be opening its first North West site taking a 2,590 sqft space underneath the Vita Living East tower. Customers will be able to taste the beer that has been taking Leeds by storm for seven years since the brewery’s birth in 2015. It will be bringing its core line of beers like Transmission, Sputnik and Atlantis but make sure not to miss their specials and collaborations beers, which will be making their way in and out of the new bar, meaning there is always something fresh to try. North Brewing Co will be sharing its unit with another Manchester debutant, Little Bao Boy.
North Brewing Co, Symphony Park, Oxford Rd, M1 7GB.
8. The Jane Eyre Chorlton
The popular cocktail bar and neighbourhood eatery in Ancoats, The Jane Eyre, which also has an upstairs bar at Escape to Freight Island, has announced plans to open a new spot on Chorlton’s Beech Road this December. Known for its curated cocktail menu and top-tier Sunday roasts, the bar and restaurant will also bring a small plates menu, alongside breakfast and brunch dishes. However, the menu at The Jane Eyre in Chorlton is said to differ to the one in Ancoats, meaning it’s definitely worth the trip south of the city centre.
The Jane Eyre, 60 Beech Road, Chorlton, M21 9EG.
9. Frurt Prestwich
Not exactly one of the new restaurants and bars arriving in Manchester this month, but the city’s fro-yo parlour, Frurt, has revealed an all-new look for its Prestwich store. The self-serve venue has returned to its original site this month from December 5. Frurt originally opened the Prestwich branch in 2014, due to the rising popularity of its Manchester City Centre store, marking the start of its self-serve concept upon their initial launch. The all-new look self-serve store features plush green booths to seat up to eight people, as well as LED signage adorning the wooden walls, plenty of greenery and a deluxe counter with even more fro-yo flavours and toppings to enjoy.
Frurt, 259 Bury New Road, Prestwich, M25 9PB.
10. Las Bombas
Las Bombas is taking over the former space of Irlam’s Juniper’s Gin Bar, and planning to bring a taste of Latin America this December. The new restaurant on Liverpool Road will be serving up a menu of South American tapas, including freshly baked empanadas and ceviche. Diners will also be able to enjoy baja fish and steak tacos with chimichurri, and a huge carne sharing board as part of their Saturday bottomless brunch offer. Plus, there will of course be delicious drinks like passion fruit coladas and margaritas to wash down with the tasty Latin American dishes.
Las Bombas, 597-599 Liverpool Road, Irlam, M44 5BE.
11. BQ Bitesize
Coming soon to Manchester Craft and Design Centre is the latest venture from Tib Street’s Butchers Quarter. The team behind banging BBQs in the NQ has announced the opening of an artisan cafe inside the Victorian art deco Craft and Design Centre, that will serve up breakfasts, hot sandwiches, toasties, cheese, charcuterie and a selection of amazing wines. BQ Bitesize aims to be the perfect pit stop after spending an afternoon or morning browsing the independent producers inside the craft and design centre. Arriving before Christmas, the Butcher’s Quarter’s latest opening is one of the most unique new restaurants in Manchester as you can bag unique gifts and enjoy some respite all under one roof.
BQ Bitesize, Manchester Craft and Design Centre, 17 Oak Street, M4 5JD.