Federal at Circle Square
It’s been a rollercoaster 8 years since Claudio & Emily opened up the first Federal in the Northern Quarter. 8 years that have included opening a brand-new spot over on Deansgate, a venture into Altrincham and lots and lots of queues on a weekend. Now its new Circle Square site is set to open this month and will feature everything Federal is known and loved for; high-quality, Antipodean brunch, fantastic coffee, cocktails and bang-on customer service!
Friday 14th October
High-end Japanese restaurant MUSU will be opening up on Bridge Street this October, headed up by chef-patron Michael Shaw. Taking over the old Randall & Aubin site, MUSU will give diners three different menu options, an A la Carte ‘Sentaku’ Menu, a 7- & 11-Course Kaiseki Menu, and an Omakase Menu – which will be served at a 6-seater counter presided over by Head Sushi Chef Andre Aguilar – who trained under Japanese Sushi Master Yugo Kato.
Friday 21st October
After nearly a decade of cinema experiences in London, Backyard Cinema has now turned its attention to the North for the very first event outside of the South. The immersive cinema experts will be building a purpose-built 330-capacity, indoor winter cinema on the platform of Depot Mayfield for a limited 10 week run. Audiences can expect to be transported on a magical journey through movie-grade sets, tunnels of trees, and magical doors to eventually discover the Enchanted Forest and home of the Lost Theater.
CB Sushi in Ancoats General Stores
Monday 3rd October
Established in Liverpool back in 2018, CB Sushi is an entirely plant-based experience set up by founder and head chef, Chloe. The restaurant’s main aim is to prove that plant-based eating is just as good, if not better than traditional foods, as well as playing a pivotal role in benefiting our environment. The menu includes platters of sushi featuring vegan duck, sweet chilli ‘chicken’, katsu sandwiches and plenty more plant-powered delights.
Friday 14th October
The highly anticipated opening of Mnky Hse on Lloyd Street adds another foodie hotspot to Manchester’s growing scene, boasting a multi-sensory design and lighting experience, a central bar, open kitchen and DJ booth, as well as a live music programme. The restaurant also has its own nightclub with a separate speakeasy-style entrance and late-night licence. Complete with 102 covers, the stylish venue offers Mancunians a one-of-a-kind dining and drinking experience with a menu of contemporary Latin American cuisine with a Japanese influence.
Salt & Pepper
Brought up cooking and working with their parents, Salt & Pepper owners Chloe and Cash take the most popular dishes and merge them with Western tastes, thoroughly impressing diners with the results. Over the past few months, the restaurant has been based in Black Dog Ballroom, but is now set to open a space this month on High Street in the Northern Quarter next door to the English Lounge pub. Expect everything great about the venture, alongside indoor seating and a range of brand-new alcoholic beverages.
Provence Wine Bar
A wine bar, coffee venue and tasting shop is opening up on Hardman Street in the heart of Spinningfields. A dedicated wine bar is something that the area is lacking at the moment, and Provence will act as a haven for coffee connoisseurs by day and wine drinkers by night, all in a laid-back, chic setting that's perfect for after work drinks.
House of Habesha in Contact Theatre
House of Habesha has recently launched inside Contact Theatre, serving its authentic Eritrean and Ethiopian soul food. Customers can expect hearty, healthy, tasty food made using traditional Eritrean and Ethiopian methods. Stand out dishes include House of Habesha’s curry platters, which will set you up for a day at the theatre, a day at university, or simply for a day of good food.
After years of watching videos on Instagram and TikTok, you’ll be pleased to know that fluffy soufflé pancakes are FINALLY coming to Manchester, as Fuwa Fuwa is opening a new cafe in the city’s New Square this October. In what looks to be the company’s first foray into the UK, Fuwa Fuwa (meaning “fluffy fluffy”) are in fact North America’s largest soufflé pancake and dessert cafe – with locations across Canada! You should expect a varied choice of pancakes and toppings, from Tiramisu Pancakes to Crème Brûlée served alongside espresso drinks, iced and hot teas, frappes, smoothies and more.
Shogun Ramen and Bar
After closing its doors for good back in August, award-winning Chorlton eatery, Peck & Yard bid an emotional farewell before hinting at potential plans for a new venture. Fast forward a mere month later and the restaurant has announced the launch of Shogun Ramen and Bar, a brand new restaurant that will serve traditional ramen and sushi right in its beloved Chorlton location. Diners can expect hearty bowls of broth and noodles, freshly rolled sushi and a newly refurbished, atmospheric dining area for late night dining, drinking and food discovery.
Petit Paris Deli
Manchester’s King Street is known for being a hub of art, food and retail luxury, housing some of the city’s finest institutions from tapas bars, exclusive art galleries and designer outlets. Now, it’s rumoured that the street is set to welcome Petit Paris Deli, a Parisian influenced eatery serving up a range of wines, cheeses and small plates in the former L’Occitane unit. One of the city centre’s very first French delis, Petit Paris Deli will encompass everything well-known and most-loved about French dining, alongside a curated menu of wines from the region.
Thursday 6th October
Viral Greek street food truck, ThatZiki will open the doors to its brand-new Chorlton site next week. Known for jam-packed gyros, loaded fries and a truly passionate team, this will be the first time you can enjoy Thatziki’s food in a traditional sit down, dining in environment, complete with a great range of alcoholic drinks and refreshing beverages.
Nestled in Chorlton, Hungamaa’s authentic Indian dishes span starters, chaats, paani puris, bhels, mains and desserts with a distinctive and distinguishing edge to Indian vegetarian and non- vegetarian recipes. The restaurant began its journey as a way to serve scrumptious Indian food giving you an exciting street food experience in this Manchester suburb.
Mr Fry Guy
Inspired by Dutch and Belgian fry bars, Mr Fry Guy will serve a huge range of over 15 sauces and toppings alongside fried chicken, hot dogs and falafel. Putting its own spin on the traditional Amsterdam concept, Mr Fry Guy is set to be open until the early hours serving out of Stockport bar, Notion.