A group of Caribbean-inspired restaurants in Manchester has just launched a bottomless Christmas party deal with unlimited drinks and plates of fiery jerk chicken, and it sounds like it will be quite the raucous affair.
Turtle Bay, the restaurant group famed for serving a bottomless brunch with every cocktail on its menu included, has decided to play right to its strengths this season – creating an updated version of the offer for partygoers over the festive period.
With two hours of unlimited drinks, a burger, roti or brunch dish all included in the £32.50 price, from now until the New Year, it will run its bottomless deal right through till 5pm – meaning that any festive get together booked before this time can really make the most of their budget.
There’s also an option to upgrade if you fancy a main with your botomless Christmas deal, choosing from the likes of fiery jerk chicken, Caribbean katsu or chef Colin’s mac and cheese for an extra £4.50.
As for cocktails, indulge in the likes of the Dessert Island (dark rum, Tia Maria, cold brew and salted caramel); Tobago Tea (white rum, vodka, tequila, gin, triple sec, grapefruit, mango and lime); Jamrock Punch (gin, passionfruit, strawberry, apple, grapefruit and lime) and the Tingwray (Wray & Nephew, white rum, grapefruit and lime) over the course of your bookinh.
As well as extending its bottomless deal to make it available to afternoon and early evening Christmas parties, the restaurant group is also planning a NYE bottomless dinner , where fans can ring in the new year in style after a quiet couple of years.
Here, guests can celebrate the arrival of 2023 with two courses and two hours of unlimited cocktails for £44, or three courses for £49.
It is worth noting, however, that those who want to keep their table until close will need to book their table after 9pm.
As for those who fancy a Christmas party with a twist, but don’t want to go all-in with bottomless drinks, Turtle Bay has another food-only package, with two courses for £18.50 or three courses for £23.50.
As art of this festive offering, the whole menu is up for grabs – with an option to mix and match starters and small plates if two or three course dining isn’t your thing.
Turtle Bay has three sites in Greater Manchester, two of which are located in the city centre and a third, newly-opened waterside restaurant with a huge outdoor terrace at Salford Quays.
To find out more and book a table for this bottomless Christmas party with a twist, head over to Turtle Bay’s website here.
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Popular London bakery Gail’s to open string of North West cafes next year
Popular craft bakery Gail’s has hinted at plans to open a string of new cafes in the North West next year.
The group, which already has a large number of bakery-cafes in the south of England, has announced it will open its first North West site in Wilmslow in early 2023.
Bosses have also said that ‘further locations in the North West’ will be announced in the new year, adding that all the new bakeries will serve GAIL’s artisan sourdough breads, pastries, sandwiches, and cakes alongside its specialty House Blend coffee.
The news also seems to potentially confirm speculation that the brand is planning a move into Manchester after The Manc shared news of potential plans for a Gail”s opening in the city centre in October.
Having already seen planning documents that suggest the chain is planning to take over the former White Stuff unit on King Street, it now appears that more news on that opening will be coming in 2023 – although it’s hard to say if it will be the first Manchester site to be announced.
The bakery group already has strong ties with Manchester, having run its sister wholesale bakery The Bread Factory in Openshaw since 2017.
Formed in the early 1990s by namesake Gail Mejia, Gail’s began when its eponymous founder decided to bring together the best bakers in London to create bakes for the capitals top chefs and restaurants.
Today, is known more as a customer-facing cafe and bakery whilst The Bread Factory continues the original wholesale legacy – supplying high quality, artisan breads to some of the region’s top local restaurants.
Gail’s first cafe opened on Hampstead High Street in 2005, and now the brand has 79 in neighbourhoods in and around London, Oxford, Brighton and more.
Turning back the clock on industrialised baking practices and moving to bake bread as it used to be baked: by hand, using quality ingredients and time-worn artisanal methods, Gail’s soon established a name for itself and has come a long way since those early days.
Still, the stuff that matters – the ethos, the suppliers, the skill and a handful of tried-and-tested sourdough starter cultures – hasn’t changed.
A champion for sustainability, the bakery also prides itself on minimising food waste by carefully setting aside any leftover food and donating it to a selection of local charities in each eatery’s neighbourhood
A stylish new art deco restaurant and waterside brasserie are coming to Manchester, it has been revealed.
Brought to the city by operators behind brands like Soho House, Isabel Mayfair and Michelin-starred Petersham Nurseries, new opening Maya will be situated within an iconic location of Manchester’s nightlife history: 40 Chorlton Street.
It will take part of the ground and lower floors of the early 20th-century warehouse building, which is also home to the newly opened neighbourhood hotel LEVEN.
Split across three floors, Maya will house numerous areas: from a canal-side brasserie space serving modern-European classics to a lower ground-floor, elegantly designed dining room that will centre around an ingredient-led, locally sourced and seasonal menu.
The kitchen team will be led by Mancunian chef Gabe Lea, who cut his teeth at Michelin-starred establishments like Le Manoir.
The interior backdrop, meanwhile, will merge the original industrial nature of the space with inspired details of art deco grandeur references in beautiful and surprising ways.
Menu development for the new opening is currently underway with Lea commenting: “There is a lot of creativity going into the design and overall concept of the restaurant, and the menu development is no different.
“Our approach will be to champion the beauty and simplicity of exceptional produce and, where we can, we will focus on sourcing seasonal ingredients locally.
“By having more than one dining space, we can run separate menus. The brasserie menu will be about long-standing favourites that we know people will love, alongside more creative and ingredient-led dishes in the dining room that will change regularly and react to what’s seasonal and available.”
Maya is scheduled to open in the spring of 2023, with more details set to be released in the new year. For more information and to be the first to hear about Maya’s launch, visit MayaManchester.com, or follow Maya’s Instagram @maya_mcr.