The team behind the highly acclaimed Higher Ground will be taking over Native’s Ducie Street Warehouse’s restaurant throughout the month of October, running a series of pop-up dinners each weekend, continuing their evolution and development within the Manchester food scene.
Having enjoyed a successful residency at KAMPUS, Higher Ground is a joint venture between chef Joseph Otway, previously of Where the Light Gets In in Stockport and Richard Cossins, formerly of Blue Hill at Stone Barns.
On Fridays and Saturdays in October, the Higher Ground pop-up will serve a five-course sharing menu, championing seasonal produce from the North West and pouring bottles of natural wine. The sharing menu is £45 per guest with an optional wine pairing for £25. Wines by the glass, cans of Manchester brewed beer and wines by the bottle will also be available on the night.
There will be 40 tickets available for each dinner, with the first two weekends in October available to reserve from Friday 4th September via Tock. The maximum table size is six guests, with pre-payment for the food menu required when booking.
Joseph and Richard of Higher Ground said: “We couldn’t be more excited to bring our style of cooking and approach to service to DSW. DSW have provided us with an ideal platform to work from and we once again look forward to connecting with the many producers and farmers in the local area.”
The ground floor at Ducie Street Warehouse has fast become a favourite hang-out for many, offering co-working space in the Lounge during the day, as well as a breakfast and lunch menu during the week and a brunch menu at weekends.
Ducie Street is also home to Native’s 166 beautifully-designed apartments on the upper floors, offering a variety of living spaces from studios and one beds to two-bedroom penthouses, complete with garden terraces.
Jacqui Griffiths, General Manager at Native Manchester & Ducie Street Warehouse, said: “Native have been exploring different options for the restaurant at Ducie Street and a collaboration with the Higher Ground team felt like the perfect way to relaunch the space. We are passionate about working with local operators, which is also a key focus for Joseph and Richard and we’re delighted to be able to offer them a platform to continue their journey. Over the last few months we’ve seen the ground floor come to life again, creating a safe and vibrant space, and this collaboration will help to create even further buzz and excitement.”