An exciting new development at Quayside MediaCity offering waterfront dining and drinking has launched. The Central Bay complex in Salford will house the Kargo food hall, and Kargo Market, all under its 25,000 square foot floorplan.
Central Bay aims to provide exciting food and drink experiences for visitors, while sitting at the heart of cultural landmarks such as The Lowry, Imperial War Museum North and Coronation Street’s studios.
With more than 2,000 square feet of south-facing outside terrace space to enjoy, up to 600 visitors to Central Bay are be able to enjoy unrivalled views of some of Manchester’s most iconic landmarks – including Old Trafford football ground. Add that to the list of destinations for us Mancs when we get the tiniest bit of sun.
The brand new kitchens joining the incredible line-up of culinary delights are: Rio-Mex, serving up Brazilian-Mexican fusion street food from a Michelin-trained chef; Wong Dumplings, specialising in dumplings, noodles, and roast meats, all made fresh from scratch by hand; Hot & Wild, offering the finest Hawaiian-Japanese fusion poké bowls with a modern twist; Rottu Kadai Dosa, offering South Indian crispy pancakes, served with tomato, coconut chutney and unique stuffing, from savoury to sweet; and M’IEN Noodles, serving up fresh authentic hand-pulled Chinese noodles –in soup and dry format as well as delicious fluffy steamed bao buns.
The five new kitchens were discovered via Kargo MKT’s Future Food Stars programme, which aims to provide a launchpad for emerging food vendors to build their businesses.
Central Bay houses four new independent restaurants, 13 kitchens, pop-up events, indie markets, live music performances and recreation space for children, with more announcements to come. It’s set to be a real community hub and a logical next step for the Salford Quays area, given its development in the past decade.
The new kitchens join a widely varied line-up of traders at Central Bay, operating out of Kargo Mkt. This includes the likes of: Baity Palestinian Kitchen, Boba Cha, House of Habesha, Jerk Junction, Locale Coffee, Nila’s Burmese Kitchen, Vnam, and so many more.
As works progressed on the £3.5 million transformation of the waterfront stretch, developers worked with local artists to ensure Central Bay’s heritage is reflected and celebrated across the destination’s design, from the branding, signage and artwork, through to the re-imagined shipping containers.
Matt Bigland, founder and CEO at Blend Family said: “We take great pride in curating exciting culinary experiences for people and this is one of the most exciting line-ups of world food we’ve ever put together. We can’t wait to open the doors in partnership with Quayside MediaCity and see the smiles on faces as everyone enjoys the incredible plates these kitchens are going to serve.”
As well as family deals, visitors and locals can take advantage of regular £6 lunch deals from all kitchens Monday to Friday, £5 bottomless batch brew coffee and tea, happy hour deals, bottomless brunch, 20% student discount, and handy workspace.
Central Bay also offers a terrace where customers can sit outside on those rare warmer days, but if not, it’s nice to know we can shelter inside.