Check out the best food and drink offerings of Manchester’s new kids on the block.
What’s better than some friendly sporting competition mixed with some great beer and food? Well, fans of cricket need look no further for this than newly opened Sixes. Sat in the Corn Exchange, Sixes offers enthusiasts the chance to
brush up on their batting skills in their indoor batting nets, available to groups of between two and nine people. After working up an appetite, Sixes offers a plethora of guilty pleasures, including mac and cheese croquettes and its “from the ashes” sweet potato.
Having taken Altrincham by storm, this Vietnamese pop-up is now taking up residence in Manchester’s newest neighbourhood, Kampus. Serving classic plant-based south-east Asian food, Bahn Vi is the place to satisfy all your pho and banh mi cravings. You can also hop behind the hob and learn how to make the restaurant’s most popular dishes for yourself in its workshops! Another popular option is the restaurant’s crispy mushroom ‘wings’, perfectly washed down with strong Vietnamese coffee.
One of Manchester’s most popular street food operators, already in Hatch on Oxford Road, is branching out to open its first restaurant. Herbivorous will take its entirely vegan menu of burgers and fried ‘chicken’ to Wilmslow Road in Withington. Its new sit-down site will be a purveyor of plant-based, sustainable comfort food that’s completely free of meat and animal products. Check out such favourites as the grilled ‘beef’ burger topped with teriyaki and the vegan philly cheesesteak loaded fries.
The Crusader Taproom
Track Brewing Co. has taken over a 1,000sq ft unit on Piccadilly Trading Estate, joining fellow brewery Cloudwater in turning the estate into a craft beer heaven. After a trip to the US, owner Sam decided to bring this craft beer experience back to the UK and set up Track Brewing Co. The modern and bright taproom of this brand new site has three lager taps, 17 draught taps and three cask pumps. Popular beers include the Up On the Moon West Coast IPA and the Sonoma Pale Ale.
This leading Thai restaurant brand launched a new restaurant back in September in the Trafford Centre. With restaurants already located in nine different cities across the UK, Thaikhun’s newest branch will also be the first of its kind to have a buffet offering.
Traditional Thai décor will feature throughout, including tuk tuk tables, boat seats and even a Buddhist shrine. Main menus will vary daily, offering all the Thai classics from pad thai and lamb massaman to the legendary khao soi gai soup.