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Tuesday, 4 November 2008

The North Pole comes to Manchester

More festive news, this time alcohol-related (bravo!). A new bar has sprung up next to Urbis in central Manchester, and is described as the city's first "pop-up" bar and restaurant - in other words, it's in a marquee, and it's temporary. The bar has a capacity of 300, and will serve suitably wintery cocktails (mulled wine, anyone?) as well as a comfort food-laden menu specially created by top chef Robert Owen Brown. The food is great value, with stews costing just £4.95, and you can choose from the following rather mouth-watering options:
  • chicken with slow-roasted tomatoes
  • bacon and wild mushroom
  • garlic and rosemary spiked mutton with jerusalem artichoke
  • slow braised beef with caramelised onions and Guinness (this one gets my vote)
  • creamy chicken, tarragon and leek
  • vension with claret and juniper
A vegetarian option - winter vegetables and barley with Cheshire cheese dumplings - is available at £3.95.

The bar is open until New Year's Eve.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I don't think this place was that great.

Thought this review was more honest.