We didn’t think it could get any better, but Manchester’s favourite slab shack has outdone itself again.
Fans of Lazy Tony’s cheesy creations are now in for an even bigger threat, as it’s been revealed that it’s launched a new sides menu dedicated entirely to macaroni cheese, with four different options to choose from.
Now based for sit-down dining inside Foundation Cofee House NQ, as well as for collection at its original Radium Street home, Lazy Tony’s Lasagneria is fast becoming one of Manchester’s biggest lockdown success stories.
Already beloved for its epic five-layer lasagnas, the team has now gone and launched a new macaroni and cheese sides menu that sees one of our favourite Italian comfort foods loaded with bacon frazzle dust, pesto, chicken fingers and more.
Lazy Tony’s mozzarella dippers have also become an iconic side in their own right, made using massive hunks of quality Italian brick mozzarella – but now you can also indulge in steaming bowls of macaroni encased in some naughty-sounding three and four-cheese blends.
Think classic elbow macaroni encased in a sauce combining cheddar, parmesan and gruyère, topped with frazzles dust and Italian herbs, then tell us your stomach isn’t rumbling.
Lazy Tony’s has also created a chicken version, loading the classic mac and cheese with breaded chicken fingers, spicy chilli marinara and garlic sauce; and a vegetarian-friendly pesto dish that tops the classic blend with sweet and fragrant homemade basil pesto.
For us, though, the four-cheese blend with added DOP taleggio has to be the most indulgent mac and cheese side on the list. This iconic semi-soft Italian cheese, with its mild and unusually fruity tang, adds another layer of satisfaction to an already drool-worthy menu.
The five-layer Mancunian lasagne kitchen had Ancoats foodies queuing down a back street for months, before moving into the kitchen at Foundation on Lever Street.
Open in the Northern Quarter from Wednesday to Sunday between 5-10 pm, walk-ins are always welcome, but you can also book a table ahead of time by emailing [email protected].
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Inside One Eight Six as Manchester cocktail bar finally reopens two years after devastating New Year’s Eve fire
One Eight Six, the Manchester cocktail bar that was destroyed in a blaze on New Year’s Eve, is finally ready to reopen.
The stunning subterranean bar and live music venue has been closed since the very early hours of 2022, when a fire broke out shortly after the midnight countdown.
Terrifying CCTV footage at the time showed balloons across the ceiling catching fire and around 170 people fleeing the blaze.
It’s since been confirmed that the cause of the fire was real pine Christmas trees that were fastened to the ceiling, set alight by celebratory sparklers inside the bar.
Ever since that fateful night, One Eight Six has been quiet – until now.
The popular Deansgate bar is finally ready to quite literally rise from the ashes, having undergone an extensive refurbishment.
Its interior was completely destroyed in the New Year’s Eve fire, but has been reborn better than ever before.
Customers will again enter the bar through a barbershop at street level, with in incredible twisting neon light feature hanging from the ceiling.
Then after heading down the stairs you’ll find yourself in an art deco speakeasy, with the stage set for live music until the early hours.
Huge curved velvet booths in shades of pink and red will provide guests with a luxurious night out setting.
One Eight Six has installed opulent black marble floors and glowing light arches too – not to mention a giant ‘One Eight Six’ sign in mirrors.
Walls and pillars have been covered in even more mirrors to reflect the huge mirror ball and stage lights.
Founder Dean Mac said: “After nearly two years, we are finally allowed to be back on our feet giving the people of Manchester what they have been waiting so patiently for.
“Thank you again for sticking with us and supporting our journey this far. This new chapter of ONE EIGHT SIX will be better than ever. Same vibe. Same location. Just a whole lot sexier…”
It’s all looking pretty luxurious – just like before.
One Eight Six will officially open its doors this weekend on Deansgate, with bookings live here.