Food & Drink

Brand new canalside terrace bar Roby 1844 is opening in Manchester city centre tomorrow

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 16th April 2021

A brand new canalside terrace bar and eatery is opening up in the city centre just in time for this weekend’s spring sunshine.

Situated on two levels and located underneath The Holiday Inn on Aytoun Street, Roby 1844 – which was inspired by the original Victorian Roby School building next door to the hotel – is bringing a relaxed ambience, awash with festoon lighting, waterside seating, music and an outdoor bar, to Manchester.

The terrace will open to the public 12pm – 11pm daily from Saturday 17th April.

Roby 1844 will be serving up an extensive street food menu, with a selection of burgers, sandwiches and platters to choose from, alongside an inclusive vegan menu boasting dishes such as Vegan Dirty Fries, Corn Ribs and Pulled Jackfruit Baps. 

The drinks menu is packed with a range of beers, spirits, wine and cocktails, with local suppliers SEVEN BRO7HERS, Manchester Gin and Three Rivers Gin all featuring.


There’ll also be live music appearing in the bar in the summer months.

That’s not all either, as the bar will even provide a stop for canal barges too, with passengers able to moor and disembark at the Roby terrace for a drink in the Manchester sunshine.

The Manc Group

Speaking ahead of the grand opening of Roby 1844, Steve Julian – Manager at The Holiday Inn – said: “We’ve got such a great space by the water and wanted to create a standalone destination, perfect for after work drinks, weekend socialising and get togethers [so] people are welcome to head down for a drink, a bite to eat or both.

“It’s a great place to sit and watch the world go by, and enjoy spending time with people, especially after being apart for so long”.

Roby 1844 will open at 12pm on Saturday 17th April.


Initially, no pre-bookings are required so walk-ins are welcome and encouraged, and you can find menus and more information here.

Featured Image – The Manc Group