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The Refuge Is Hosting An Epic Series Of Street Food Takeovers On Their Beautiful Glittering Terrace

By Laura Rogan

Get ready for a summer of street food.

Following the success of their Waterhouse Way terrace throughout April, The Refuge will be teaming up with EATMCR this summer, hosting a revolving roster of fantastic independent food vendors.

Running from May 20th to August 22nd, the covered terrace – which has been an absolute saviour during this stormy weather spell – will become the temporary home to a number of small, local businesses, allowing guests to chow down on and experience a variety of locally produced dishes and cuisines ranging from baked goods to seriously tasty street food.

Credit: The Refuge

Announcing just some of those traders ahead of the summer takeover’s launch, EATMCR will be bringing along Birria Brothers Tacos – from the team behind The Koffee Pot – and Long Boi’s Bakehouse – Levenshulmes newest cult-worthy bakery – who’ll both be kicking off the programme as the first traders to grace the terrace.

Following that, the likes of Pippy Eats – who serves up East and Southeast Asian cookery – DGHNT, the Pan-Asian inspired Things Palace, and The Sopranos-inspired sandwich deli Bada Bing, who, quite frankly, know how to make a bloody good sarnie. The traders will rotate on a fortnightly basis, serving from Thursday-Sunday, 12-noon til 1opm.

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Monkey 47 will be on hand to serve up the gin cocktails, with five eccentric cocktails created with Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Dry
Gin on the menu – including their Monkey Sonic, Monkey Knees, Sloe Dance, Black Forest Negroni, and a classic Gin &
Tonic. The Refuge will also be teaming up with local breweries ShinDigger and Pomona Island Brewery for the beers, with local DJs setting the summer vibes every single week.

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Luke Cowdrey, one of the curators of The Refuge by Volta, commented: “The collaboration with EATMCR is launching so that we can support local independent businesses in Manchester in the wonderful Waterhouse Way courtyard. We look forward to coming together and enjoying the summertime at The Refuge.”

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The terrace will be open for walk-ins only, with The Refuge’s Winter Garden and Public Bar also operating on a walk-in basis only. Inside the Dining Room – which is home to that ‘Glamour of Manchester’ mural – guests will be able to make advanced bookings, including for their popular Sunday roast.

The Refuge, Oxford St, Manchester, M60 7HA.

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