Food & Drink

Box On The Docks partners with Adam Thomas’ burger restaurant The Spinn for summer residency

The star-fronted burger joint has signed up for a summer residency at MediaCityUK's quayside collective.

The Manc The Manc - 15th June 2021

Actor Adam Thomas is teaming up with Box On The Docks (BOTD) to bring his Cheadle burger concept to MediaCityUK this summer.

The I’m a Celeb, Emmerdale and Waterloo Road star has partnered up with BOTD to secure a waterside residency for The Spinn – which he co-owns with street food aficionado Scott Graham – from July 1 to August 8.

The Spinn will be serving up a mouth-watering selection of burgers at the docks, including the ‘BURN-ham’ with Oh My Glaze’s Scotch Bonnet sauce and signature cocktails – as well as brand-new brunch menu and smaller portions for the kids.

The restaurant will initially open Thursdays to Sundays, before extending to seven days.

The Spinn will be serving burgers on the docks all summer long / Image: BOTD

Thomas stated: “Lockdown was definitely a shock to the system but we’re back again and here we are opening a pop-up residency at Box on the Docks.


“We’re thrilled to be spending time in this thriving place with the BBC and ITV so close by, and while I’m flipping burgers I can even see Coronation Street just across the way so I’ll give them a little wave.

“This is what we got into the restaurant industry for, to see people happy and to make great food.”

BOTD’s collection of 30 sheds and greenhouses will be open all summer long / Image: BOTD

The Spinn partnership is the first of a programme of summer residencies marking another milestone for BOTD – which launched last summer as a safe space for local traders.

The collection of 30 greenhouse-style venues house a variety of brands and have all been jazzed up by local artists.

The Spinn will join the likes of Kong’s Chicken Shop at BOTD – with coffee and pastries from Batard Bakehouse also up for grabs, as well as supersized NY-style hoagies from Bada Bing Sandwich Deli.


Salford brewhouse SEVEN BRO7HERS and plant-based eatery Vertigo are also open to diners.

Speaking about the addition of The Spinn to BOTD’s lineup, MediaCityUK Place Director Josie Cahill said: “We’re really excited to welcome The Spinn to Box on the Docks as not only will they be offering even more delicious choice for our visitors but Adam and Scott have a real fan base here and will bring a celebrity buzz to our growing hospitality offer.”

To book a box and learn more information visit Box On The Docks’ official website.