The Refuge goes al fresco!
It’s been five long months since we last set foot in some of Manchester’s finest establishments, so when we say we’re excited to drain our bank accounts (and our local’s beer barrels), it’s most definitely an understatement. In just four weeks time, the streets of the rainy city will finally be flooded with actual IRL human beings once more, and along with it will come the reopening of bars and restaurants outdoor spaces and the wholesome sights of reunions taking place around every corner – more specifically, our reunion with The Refuge’s unbeatable Sunday roast sharing platter.
Working behind-the-scenes during lockdown to create the perfect space to re-welcome guests into, The Refuge – which is located within the new Kimpton Clocktower hotel – has announced the return of their outdoor courtyard area at Waterhouse Way, tucked away on an industrial hidden street.
The space, which has been redeveloped especially for the grand reopening on April 12th, will offer outdoor dining and drinks – with both hotel guests and restaurant guests welcomed. Providing refuge from the Manchester rain, the terrace will feature outdoor heating and cover above, with plants brightening up the area and some of the city’s finest DJs providing the summery soundtrack.
Luke Cowdrey, of The Refuge by Volta, said: “We literally can’t wait to open our magical al fresco restaurant in the city for people to stumble across and eat, drink and be happy. It will be a great space to come together and reignite human connection in a safe and social environment after a tough few month.”
In celebration of the newly developed terrace, The Refuge will be offering a specially curated menu – including meat and fish sharing platters, their Sunday roasts, and a number of the Voltini classics.
Tables are available to book now from April 12th-May 16th, with the indoor restaurant and bar expected to open in line with the government’s lockdown easing plan.
[Featured image: The Refuge]