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Manchester Bar News - The Artisan opens
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~ March 2015 ~

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Tattu Restaurant and Bar will open its doors on Gartside Street, Spinningfields, on 9th May 2015, bringing a refreshing concept to Manchester’s thriving restaurant scene. The venue has been designed to take customers on a visual journey across three separate areas, each drawing decorative influence from different styles of body art.
Inspired by the strong conceptual restaurants found on America’s west coast, brothers Adam and Drew Jones have utilised this design model to build the foundation of their offering, with their inspiration influencing everything from the interior design to the menu itself. A captivating interior, created by designer Edwin Pickett, will provide customers with more than just a meal. Instead, they will follow a story.
Historically, the Orient has had a great influence on the progression of body art and the brothers looked to this part of the world to inspire the restaurant’s stimulating menu. Created by London-based executive chef, Andrew Lassetter, the menu will focus on expertly crafted dim sum and small plates with a contemporary twist.
Both the head chef and head dim sum chef have been sourced from the renowned Hakkasan Group, responsible for many of London’s premium and most celebrated Asian restaurants including Hakkasan, HKK, Yauatcha and Sake No Hana. A tempting array of bespoke cocktails designed to complement the food offering, along with a premium wine list, will offer customers the choice to enjoy the venue as a drinks destination, as well as a restaurant.
Tattu will open for its soft launch on Monday 27th April until the Wednesday 6th May leading up to its official launch on Saturday 9th May. A small selection of customers will be able to experience Tattu during this period with a 50% discount on all food. To register for a chance to be one of the first to dine head to for details.
~30th March 2015

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Stevenson Square bar, restaurant and creative space opens its doors. PLY, Stevenson Square’s hotly anticipated new bar, restaurant and creative space, has fired up its mirror ball pizza oven and will open its doors this month with launch events planned for 25th, 26th and 27th March.
A bright new venue for drinking, eating, meeting and socialising - from the minds behind the award-winning neighbourhood hangout, Kosmonaut - PLY features a book exchange, doodle wall and will host monthly exhibitions by international artists.
The bespoke wood-fired disco ball oven, imported directly from Naples, heats to 600C and will bake the venue’s selection of Neapolitan pizzas in 90 seconds flat, which will be served alongside a selection of antipasti. The menu features fresh ingredients from local suppliers and ethically sourced charcuterie meats.
PLY’s interior is a fresh new design-led concept, with a mixture of classic and crafted pieces with a European influence. The 5500 square foot space features locally sourced bespoke fittings including benches and lightboxes from Islington Mill’s Workroom Industries, interior styling and branding by PLY’s creative partner, Instruct Studio alongside permanent artwork by artist, Layla Sailor.
The bar, which offers a selection of craft beers, globally sourced spirits and artisan coffee, is also a creative space to produce work, show work and network. It will be somewhere you can stay a while, and to this end has built in a tailor-made book exchange, where you’ll be welcome to sit and read for as long as you like. The large-scale doodle wall will be refreshed every six weeks and both solo artists and groups are invited to come and make their mark.
PLY was previewed in 2014 at the #PLYin90seconds exhibition, which featured seven internationally renowned creatives who each created a 90 second pizza themed film via their own artistic medium. Their work will drive the bar’s 2015 exhibition programme, with details to be released soon.
General Manager, Hana Kaczor-Dawson comments “We know it’s been a long time coming but PLY promises to be a special space. Materials and features have been sourced from all over the world including our disco ball pizza oven, which involved shipping a team over from Naples to build. We’ve taken the time to fine tune the food and drink menus, creating just the right balance of Italian know how and local produce. We’ll be releasing launch details via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram so stay tuned for tickets and treats.”
~25th March 2015

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Violet Hospitality have announced the opening of their debut restaurant, Urban Cookhouse: a new bar, restaurant and lounge that brings downtown New York-style casual dining, fusion dishes from around the world and a late night bar, serving fine and unique cocktails, to an old shipping warehouse on Princess Street.
The restaurant opened on Friday 13th March and is located on the edge of the Gay Village, bringing simple style and sophistication to an area of town that is seeing a rebirth in great dining and drinking venues. The menu includes diverse flavours, like Jerk Loin of Pork with Sweet Chilli Pineapple Noodles, Pak Choi and Jamaican Dumplings and Buttermilk Fried Whiskey Chicken with Bourbon Sauce and Sweet Potato Scallops.
The restaurant will be open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, with the lounge offering a relaxed space to enjoy music and drinks into the night, providing the perfect setting for a business lunch, a leisurely dinner or simply cocktails with friends after work.
~18th March 2015

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Northern Quarter Tiki bar Hula is opening in Didsbury, continuing the trend of city centre ventures branching out to the fashionable suburb. The bar will occupy the former Mtiki building on Burton Road, and there will be a huge launch party on Thursday April 2nd. _ Mar 2015

Dockyard, the Salford Quays bar/restaurant, is taking up a second postion in the area. Work has begun to convert the former Café Rouge unit in Spinningfields, to convert it into The Dockyard. Operated by local foodie heavyweight. Steve Pilling owner of Damson MediaCityUK. _ Mar 2015

Plans have been submitted to transform the basement of Ridelow in the Northern Quarter, into a café/bar. The name looks likely to be The HangOver, as that’s the name of the business who has applied for the outlet . _ Mar 2015

Legendary Manchester lap dancing club, The Fantasy Bar, is currently being ripped out and has been acquired by The Spirit Pub company, who are the UK's largest chain of pubs and bars. It's fair to say that the new owners will likely change the format of operations, and it will be transformed into one of their brands such as Flaming Grill, Fayre and Square, John Barras, or Chef and Brewer. _ Mar 2015

Manchester's iconic Roadhouse has shut its doors, to the dismay of music fans across the city. However, music lovers' loss seems to be food lovers' gain, as Mary-Ellen McTague has snapped up the lease on the properly, and will convert it into a new restaurant. Details of the new operation are currently little known, but it safe to assume that it will be a revamped and expanded Aumbry, following the Prestwich operations closing down last year. We eagerly await more news. _ Mar 2015

Leeds based Mexican Restaurant and Bar Cielo Blanco are making their way over the Pennines to launch in Manchester. The new branch will be located in the impressive, former Masonic lodge on Bridge Street. Building and décor work is currently being planned, ready for a launch in the next few months . _ Mar 2015

A new tea shop and bar; Leaf Tea, has submitted an application to Manchester City Centre in order to begin trading. The premises will be 113-115 Portland St. _ Mar 2015

The now iconic Manchester food collective, Guerrilla Eats, are kicking off a 12 week street food dining event at The Wonder Inn. Entry is free and where is a wide range of food stalls and bars. _ Mar 2015

Summer tipple Pimms has launched a new product ahead of the warm season. Strawberry and Mint Pimms is the latest addition to their range, alongside the original, and last year's Blackberry and Elderflower. The new variety will be 15% AVB, as per its relatives. _ Mar 2015

Summer tipple Pimms has launched a new product ahead of the warm season. Strawberry and Mint Pimms is the latest addition to their range, alongside the original, and last year's Blackberry and Elderflower. The new variety will be 15% AVB, as per its relatives. _ Mar 2015

Work is continuing on the transformation of Taurus into Taurus Bar & Kitchen. The refurbishment which started mid February will be completed in the coming weeks much to the delight of Canal Street regulars. _ Mar 2015

Scottish craft beer masters Brewdog have released a beer which it claims is akin to 'injecting hops straight into your tongue'. The 8.7% ABV IPA is elaborately named as "Restorative Beverage for Invalids and Convalescents". Never ones to be shy away from pushing the boundaries of taste or political correctness, Brewdog say that this is their biggest IPA to date. _ Mar 2015

Opening in March at 54 Princess Street, Urban Cookhouse will offer an eclecxtic array of cuisines, highlighting dishes such as Jerk Loin of Pork, Buttermilk Fried Whiskey Chicken with Bourbon sauce. In addition, their bar will be serving up the finest cocktails. After 11.30pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday the restaurant will transform in to a bar & lounge providing guests with music and drinks late into the night. _ Mar 2015

Popular Gay Village hotspot Tribeca is on the market for £135k. Turnover is stated as being somewhere between £125k and £250k per annum _ Mar 2015

Gourmet tonic purveyor, Fever Tree are bringing a pop up bar to Manchester, following a massively successful venture along the same lines in London last year. From February 28th, the Fever Tree bar will be located at Deansgate for Urban Food Fest, running every Saturday evening for 6 weeks _ Mar 2015

Grillstock Manchester , 30th – 31st May will be headlined by legendary New York DJ Grandmaster Flash as well as purveyors of sexy music, riotous comedy, and sensational dancing the Cuban Bros. Grillstock favourite, the inimitable Levi Roots will also be on hand, delivering some lunchtime reggae and soul whilst indie rock band, The Heavy headline the Sunday in Albert Square. _ Mar 2015

Northern Quarter institution Common is set to close its doors this March to spread out, spruce-up and blow your mind with a fresh new look. Since its inception just over a decade ago, Common has championed the city’s art and design scene, and this continues, with acclaimed local creative’s on board to develop the new incarnation. When it re-opens in the Spring, Common will have earlier opening times, and an extended square footage with 30 additional covers, making more time and room for a new all day food menu and next level coffee whilst maintaining the ace stuff they’ve always done . _ Mar 2015

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