Kobean permanently moved into the former Bernie’s unit in Heaton Moor a couple of weeks ago, bringing with it a huge passion for sustainably sourced coffee. Owner, Kobe was introduced to a huge variety of roasts whilst travelling across Europe, and everything available in Kobean is sourced as ethically as possible, supporting fair trade farms that create naturally delicious coffee blends. The store also stocks a huge range of independent brands including; Bernie’s, Patels Pies, Long Boi’s Bakery, Pollen, The Flat Baker, Blendsmiths, Devil Dog Sauces, Patatas Torres, Porello Olives, Mackies of Scotland, Chu Lo Drinks and Karma Drinks.
Thursday 1st September
Award-winning Thai restaurant Tom Yam will open its doors in Monton today, bringing authentic cuisine and genuine, authentic hospitality to the area. The restaurant specialises in a range of curries, noodle dishes and traditional family favourites, all made using fresh ingredients.
Monday 19th September
Brought to life by the brains behind Batard, which currently sits inside Escape Freight Island, Super Happy will provide a new place for city centre lunch based in Ducie Street Warehouse. As the name states, the deli has a focus on food that makes you ‘super happy’, and you’ll be able to grab a range of breakfast and lunch items, as well as freshly-baked sweet treats, something that Batard is already famous for. Expect loaded sandwiches, hash browns, pies and donuts – the recipe for a dreamy lunch.
Kong’s Cantina at Black Dog
Chef and Owner of Kong’s Chicken Shop, Tom Potts has revealed that his next venture is set to serve up a Mexican-influenced menu of cheesy quesadillas and jam-packed tacos, which will soon be available at Black Dog in the heart of Northern Quarter. ‘Kong’s Cantina’ will be the sixth concept from the restaurant, which first burst onto the scene at the beginning of lockdown, a step away from the loaded sandwiches and crisped to perfection fried chicken they’re generally known for, but bound to be equally as good.
Lucky Ramen and Sushi
Relaunching today, Lucky Ramen and Sushi will open its doors once again after a short hiatus, equipped with a brand-new sushi menu expertly crafted by its latest chef. We made the trip earlier in the week and tried the Sashimi Platter, the Nigiri Platter and the signature Lücky Uramaki Roll which is sushi rice filled with tempura prawn that’s then topped with seared salmon – a must-try.
Still operating out of Mule on Blossom Street, where the restaurant takes over the kitchen from 5pm – 10pm every Wednesday – Thursday, Lucky Ramen transforms the brunch spot into a Tokyo-inspired late-night ramen and cocktail bar complete with seriously good grub.
Two pals who met as street food traders have recently opened a one-of-a-kind cafe offering a mix of their Filipino and Malaysian heritage in the heart of West Didsbury. Yes Lah serves home cooked dishes, sandwiches, brunch plates and takeout market items all authentically made and sourced, and if you’re making the trip any time soon you have to try the Kaya Toast with coddled eggs!
A new addition to Stockport’s Merseyway Shopping Centre, Coffee Block serves incredible coffee all while catering to the Stockport community in a contemporary environment with a laid-back, rustic interior. Owned by Stockport local, David Howarth, who has 25 years’ experience in the hospitality sector, the space aims to put the town on the map as a coffee destination, offering a varying menu of drinks, alongside lunch items and cakes.
First established as a local, independent pizzeria producing delectable slabs of dough – Rudy’s has now grown into a nationally renowned establishment with sites in Liverpool, Birmingham, Leeds, London and Sheffield. Never forgetting its roots, though, the award-winning restaurant is now set to open its doors in Didsbury village, at the former site of Mad Giant on Wilmslow Road this month.
The Craft Cheese Can
The Crafty Cheese Man has added another string to his bow, as he’s opened a ‘Crafty Cheese Can‘ in Pollard Yard in Ancoats, his very own dedicated cheese shop! Since his lockdown deliveries, owner Jonathan Pearcey has continued to grow and expand his cheesy endeavours – and he’s pretty much become the ‘go to’ geezer for anyone looking for the best British cheese that money can buy. The new Pollard Yard store will “aim for a minimum of 50 kinds of cheese, with constant changes and seasonality playing a big part in our selection.”
The sushi restaurant has finally landed in Sale’s Stanley Square with all its very best dishes this month, as well as its popular sushi making masterclasses that teaches guests the art, techniques and history of the traditional fish crafting process. The past three years have seen the sushi specialists, Zumuku nominated in the Deliveroo Awards, as well as nominations in four different categories including ‘Best Sushi’ in which it was a finalist, so this is sure to be a very popular addition to the booming foodie destination.
Friday 2nd September
A brand-new cocktail and karaoke bar opens in Altrincham this Friday! Alibi will occupy the former Drawing Room unit on Shaw’s Road and is brought to you by the team who took over Common Ground. The bar will feature a downstairs karaoke space which will be available for private bookings for groups of up to 16 people, as well as an incredible drinks menu featuring all of the classics alongside spiritzes, wines, beers and a huge range of whiskeys.
100% plant-based pasta will take over the former Vertigo site on Cross Street this month with an incredible menu of handmade carbs! The restaurant began its journey back in November 2020, first opening in London with the aim of providing a menu full of natural food that doesn’t compromise on flavour. You can expect all of the pasta classics, as well as a ‘prunch’ a fully pasta-based bottomless brunch!
Joe and Daniel Schofield, alongside leading wine expert James Brandwood, will take over the lower ground floor, previously known as ‘The Vault’ at Manchester’s Stock Exchange Hotel this month. It will become home to an exciting new cocktail bar, with a fantastic wine programme that fittingly reflects the history and glamour of this stunning building.
STERLING, set to open in the Summer, is the next Manchester chapter for the award-winning trio. The team have unrivalled experience from across the globe winning International Bartender of the Year and working in some of the world’s most applauded bars, including Little Red Door, The American Bar at the Savoy, Singapore’s Tippling Club and Rockpool Bar & Grill, Sydney.