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Opens Fe­bru­ary 14

Rosa’s Thai Cafe

A new Thai restau­rant is set to open in the Spin­ning­fields spot va­cated by Hand­made Burger Com­pany.

Rosa’s Thai Cafe will open a 60-seater restau­rant in­side the Old Court­house build­ing on Deans­gate, serv­ing a menu in­spired by founder Saiphin Moore’s child­hood in north­ern Thai­land.

Din­ers can look for­ward to dishes such as tofu in tamarind sauce, larb chicken salad, drunken noo­dles and mas­saman curry.

It will be the chain’s first Manch­ester site, join­ing 18 other lo­ca­tions in Lon­don, Leeds and Liver­pool.

Open­ing in spring

Jimmy’s

AF­TER be­ing turfed out of its orig­i­nal North­ern Quar­ter home on New­ton Street, mu­sic bar Jimmy’s is on the move.

The new venue will be in An­coats, join­ing the thriv­ing bar scene of Blos­som Street.

Plans in­clude a first-floor restau­rant, sim­i­lar to the one re­cently opened at Jimmy’s Liver­pool site.

For­mer One Night Only front­man Ge­orge Craig, who launched the bar with brother and band­mate Jimmy, said: “We want to keep of­fer­ing a space for new and emerg­ing mu­si­cians so we’re ex­cited about the move.

“It’s re­ally ex­cit­ing that we can im­prove on what we’ve al­ready built and take it to An­coats - the com­mu­nity is so great over there.”

Open­ing spring 2020

BrewDog

ALSO on the move to make way for re­de­vel­op­ment, BrewDog is re­lo­cat­ing its city cen­tre bar to Foun­tain Street next year.

The craft beer chain will take over the for­mer Enzo site, just off Mar­ket Street, when its Peter Street site closes next year.

The new, slightly larger bar will be one of two BrewDog sites in the city, join­ing its Out­post brew­pub on Ox­ford Road.

The brew­ery has also re­vealed plans to open a mini ho­tel at one of the bars, mod­elled on its BrewDog Ken­nels in Aberdeen, where guests are greeted with beer on ar­rival and even have beer fridges in their show­ers.

Open­ing ex­pected in March

Roofff

THE rooftop of First Street’s mul­ti­storey car park is set to be trans­formed into a ‘trop­i­cal’ (we’ll see what the Manch­ester weather has to say about that) sky gar­den.

Roofff will be home to three bars and eight kitchens, serv­ing a mix­ture of Ja­panese cui­sine, steaks, fresh seafood, all-day break­fasts and desserts, with cov­ered seat­ing for more than 400 din­ers and space for an­other 250 seats in an open air sec­tion.

CGIs show the space trans­formed with wooden deck­ing and turf, wooden per­go­las draped in vines and hang­ing plants, and flow­ers bloom­ing from wooden stand­ing ta­bles.

Open­ing date TBC

Bun­do­bust

WITH a win­ning for­mula of In­dian street food and craft beer, it was only a mat­ter of time be­fore Bun­do­bust spread its wings in Manch­ester.

The team be­hind the pop­u­lar Pic­cadilly bar and restau­rant are open­ing a sec­ond site in the city next year, com­plete with its own in-house brew­ery.

Based in a 4,000 sq ft unit in­side the St James build­ing on Ox­ford Street, it will in­clude a 120-140 cover restau­rant and nine street level brew­ing ves­sels ca­pa­ble of pro­duc­ing 28,000 pints of beer each month.

Guests can look for­ward to some spe­cial col­lab­o­ra­tions with some of the world’s best brew­eries, along­side a veg­e­tar­ian menu of cur­ries, chaats, bha­jis and vada pav.

Open­ing spring/sum­mer 2020

Piem­i­nis­ter

PIE chain Piem­i­nis­ter is ex­pand­ing with a sec­ond Manch­ester city cen­tre site.

The new Deans­gate site will have space for around 20 din­ers on the ground floor, plus a large base­ment kitchen for of­fice and event cater­ing.

Din­ers can look for­ward to favourites such as the Moo (clas­sic Bri­tish steak and ale) and Kevin (a ve­gan-friendly mix of mushroom, tomato, quinoa and baby onions), served in stacks with mashed potato, mushy peas, cheese, gravy and crispy shal­lots.

There’ll also be soft-serve ice cream with flavours in­spired by sweet desserts such as cherry pie.

Open­ing early 2020

Cafe Delhi Heights

IN­DIAN ca­sual din­ing group Cafe Delhi Heights is open­ing its first UK restau­rant in Manch­ester

The Delhi-based busi­ness has sev­eral sites across In­dia and is now poised to open a branch in­side the Corn Ex­change in what will be its first in­ter­na­tional ex­pan­sion.

It will take over the unit left empty by the clo­sure of Brazil­ian-in­spired bar­be­cue restau­rant Ca­bana in Au­gust.

Founded by In­dian restau­ra­teur Usha Ba­tra and taken for­ward by her sons Sharad and Vikrant, the restau­rant serves com­fort food from around the world from na­tive clas­sics in­clud­ing Ker­ala tawa fish fry and Chen­nai chicken 65 to pizza, burg­ers and noo­dles.

Open­ing date TBC

Doner Haus

YOUR late night take­away fix is about to get an up­grade at a new restau­rant ded­i­cated to doner.

Doner Haus is tak­ing over the va­cant for­mer By­ron Ham­burg­ers site in the Corn Ex­change.

The 180-cover restau­rant will be split into four din­ing ar­eas - the atrium, the main din­ing room, a con­ser­va­tory filled with hang­ing drap­ing plants, and an out­side ter­race area.

It will serve Berlin-style qual­ity ke­babs, served on sour­dough flat­breads, Turk­ish pi­das or ko­hbez du­rum and topped with fresh salad and herbs, as well as cur­ry­wurst, falafel, hal­loumi and ve­gan schnitzels.

Open­ing ex­pected early 2020

Mosu

Rosa’s Thai Kitchen

Roofff

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