In January we were sad to learn that Manchester institution Cottonopolis was closing down, but when it was announced that a new fledgling business will be taking its place, we got pretty excited. On March 1, a new public house and grill, The Lamb of Tartary, is opening in Manchester’s Northern Quarter in the former Cottonopolis site on Newton Street, from the team behind award-winning Manchester favourite pub Edinburgh Castle. Plus, you can get a free pint on opening day…
Derived from an old tale, where people believed that lambs came from the cotton plant, the name of the new venue pays homage to The Lamb being born out of Cottonopolis. The Grade II listed building will receive a fresh fit-out transforming it into an unrecognisable space where customers can sit and enjoy a pint with friends, watch sports or dive into a delicious plate of food.
The new ‘All Day Dining’ menu curated by Edinburgh Castle’s executive chef Shaun Moffat, will consist of a variety of accessible British seasonal dishes spanning brunch, small plates and Sunday roasts. The menu aims to be both comforting and exciting, containing both British classics and deliciously grilled meat and fish.
The new ‘All Day Dining’ menu features a plethora of small plates including Atlantic prawn cocktail and melba toast; Burrata, crown prince pumpkin and green sauce; and an array of meat and fish fresh from the grill, including Otterburn Farm Pork available in Bacon Collar and Loin Chop cuts and beautifully delicate Cornish Lobster with Hollandaise.
The brunch menu will also be available from 12pm-3pm on Saturdays and includes dishes such as: Bacon chop, fried egg and chips; Wild mushrooms, lake’s fried egg on toast; and English muffin, potato rosti, fried egg, cheese and tomato jam.
Drinks on offer pair perfectly with the new food menu, with considered cocktails made with care and using only the best ingredients. Enjoy The Lamb’s best version of classics such as the Gimlet, Old Fashioned and the Sidecar, as well as featuring a number of well-known iconic cocktails with a twist, including an Espresso Martini with chocolate and orange and a Paloma made with Grapefruit and Rosemary Soda.
The bar at The Lamb of Tartary will have 24 different beers on tap, including local favourites Manchester Union Lager and Cask Beer from Buxton Brewery and Mobberley Brewhouse, making it a distinctly different offering that the former Cottonopolis, but no less enticing.
Once open, The Lamb will be showing key sports fixtures throughout the year including the Rugby Six Nations, the UEFA European Championships and Wimbledon.
Director of The Lamb of Tartary, Nick Muir said: “We’re excited to finally be able to welcome the public into The Lamb of Tartary next week. The venue has had a complete makeover, transforming it into a light and airy space perfect for enjoying a pint with friends or a meal with loved ones.
“After seeing such success at Edinburgh Castle, we are looking forward to creating something more accessible and casual to those who visit whilst still championing local produce and suppliers we’ve spent the last year or so building up. If you are looking for your new local in the Northern Quarter, then The Lamb of Tartary is certainly it!”
There will be 100 free pints from their supplier Heineken up for grabs from 5pm for the first visitors through the door to celebrate the launch. To book a spot at The Lamb of Tartary here.
The Lamb of Tartary will be housed at the former Cottonopolis site at 16 Newton St, Manchester M1 2AE.