Coconut rum brand Malibu is launching a pop-up beach club at the Great Northern Warehouse, it has revealed.
Bringing palm trees, colorful deck chairs, beach holiday vibes and ‘Malibu moment’ photo opportunities, the new tropical terrace will officially move into the Great Northern Square next week.
Serving up frozen cocktails, fruity summer spirits and a large Malibu-inspired shot menu, it will open next week in collaboration with Manchester’s retro gaming bar Pong & Puck, taking over its large outside space.
Those heading down should expect live DJs playing breezy summer tunes on the terrace and a buzzing bottomless brunch on Saturdays and Sundays featuring 90 minutes of frozé cocktails, selected house cocktails and more.
With an undercover, heated terrace that will keep guests warm and dry no matter the weather, ‘must try’ cocktails include the Piña Colada (of course!) and Miami Vice amongst many other delicious fruity and fun serves, including a coconut twist on the classics.
Happy hour will take place Sunday to Thursday from 5 to 7pm, and there will also be pizza to enjoy with toppings ranging from mushroom and truffle to the ever-controversial Hawaiian.
Inside at Pong & Puck, meanwhile, revellers will find retro games like shuffleboard, beer pong, prosecco pong and table tennis alongside a host of 80s, 90s and 00s party tunes on the stereo.
Filled with neon signs, graffiti and murals, with decor inspiration from across the globe, beer pong tables are priced at £10 for an hour, with four-pint beer towers sold for £21 – or you can switch to prosecco pong at the same table price, and £30 for the bottle of fizz.
Set to open this May and run until September, the Malibu Beach Club will officially launch on 5 May and end on 30 September opening Wednesdays and Thursdays – 3-11pm, Fridays and Saturday 12-11pm, and Sundays 12-8pm.
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Namaste Nepal – West Didsbury favourite reveals new look and even more phenomenal curry
Namaste Nepal, one of the best restaurants in West Didsbury – if not all of south Manchester – has undergone a big refurbishment, with new menu dishes to boot.
The family-run business has become a local institution over the last 15 or so years, famed for its comforting, authentic Nepalese food.
For the first time since it opened, Namaste Nepal has had a full-scale cosmetic transformation to become a modern – but still cosy and welcoming – neighbourhood restaurant.
You’ll now find green suede, gold, and marble, in amongst the Nepalese artefacts on the shelves.
Namaste Nepal is known for its menu of curries and street food which takes influences from India and China.
One of its hero dishes is its handmade Momocha dumplings, which are stuffed with lamb mince and topped with a classic peppery, spicy sauce.
There are platters of mixed shashlik, the meat slow-cooked in the tandoor oven; fiery traditional Chwela; and Kantipur Methi, where Tandoori chicken and minced lamb are mixed together.
Curries range from the mouth-numbingly spicy (looking at you, vegetable naaga) to a crowd-pleasing Makhan Chara (aka butter chicken).
There’s plenty to keep vegetarians well-fed, from saag paneer to aloo gobi.
Namaste Nepal has been spicing up our lives since 2005 and is well and truly standing the test of time.
Habas restaurant in Manchester announces shock closure – with huge closing-down discount
Habas, the Middle Eastern restaurant launched by the team behind El Gato Negro, has announced its shock closure.
The subterranean restaurant will be going out with a bang though, promising one last knees-up with a big discount.
Habas will be doing 25% off its entire food and drink menu this New Year’s Eve so that fans of the eatery can raise a glass to the Manchester restaurant.
They’re also hoping that Mancs will raise a glass to new beginnings, teasing a brand new concept.
Habas is located at Brown Street in Manchester city centre and has been serving up its Middle Eastern menu since 2021.
It comes from Mills Hill Developments Limited, the company also responsible for El Gato Negro and Canto, fronted by celebrated chef Simon Shaw.
Habas has stressed that its closure ‘is not forever’ as it announces details of its New Year’s Eve closing down party.
You can ring in the new year with a selection of mezze dishes, sharing platters and small plates, feasting on chicken tagine and traditional tzatziki, all 25% off on Sunday 31 December.
Drinks, too, like the cranberry elderflower martini, blackberry ginger smash and clementine daquiri will be with 25% off.
Simon Shaw, Chef Parton at Mills Hill Developments Limited, said: “As of January 2024, we have made the decision to close the doors of Habas Bar & Restaurant, however we are thrilled to announce that our Brown Street venue has an exciting new concept on the way.
“Throughout December, Habas, will continue serving up the city’s best middle-eastern cuisine, so make sure you pop in and see us. AND on New Year’s Eve, Habas, will be hosting an unforgettable celebration with 25% off food and drinks. We want to rejoice with all of our customers, with one final hurrah!
“We would like to thank all of our guests and reassure Habas fans that this is not the end of Habas Bar & Restaurant forever, simply a farewell from Brown Street for now.
“We look forward to welcoming you to our new exciting concept in Q1 of 2024.”