Manchester’s Deaf Institute is giving out free burgers this weekend– and all you have to do to get your hands on one is buy yourself a pint.
The Grosvenor Street bar is teaming up with The Koffee Pot’s sister brand DD’s for the promotion – with burger chefs taking over the kitchen and slinging out free patties on Friday and Saturday (June 5 & 6).
The offer applies to any beer and any burger, be that a breakfast version or a full-on all-day brioche.
All DD’s patties are ground fresh each morning using 35-day aged Aberdeen Angus and Herefordshire rib-eye steak trim from Littlewoods butchers. They’re also served pink unless requested otherwise.
Choices include classics like the cheeseburger, bacon cheeseburger and ‘blue burger’ – a mix of beef crumbled with Shropshire blue, streaky bacon and veal jus onions.
There’s also a vegan burger, comprised of vegan patty, garlic mayo, heritage tomatoes, lettuce and vegan brioche, and a Reuben which mixes together salt beef, DD”s patty, Swiss cheese, thousand island sauce, pickles and sauerkraut.
Free burgers will be available on a first-come-first-served basis, with 50 up for grabs each day.
A long-standing student favourite with the city’s student community, The Deaf Institute is the sort of place you fall in love with as an undergraduate and still find yourself going to a decade later.
Just as popular with lecturers and PHD students as it is fresh-faced first years, it’s an iconic Manchester spot – lauded for its tasty scran and underground music nights in equal measure.
The purchase stopped the loss of a huge number of jobs and saved staff from being plunged into uncertainty in the middle of the pandemic.
Deaf officially reopened in May after being closed for over a year – so go and show them some support. And get that free DD’s burger down you.
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The new restaurants and bars opening in Manchester this month | October 2022
Another month, another round of new openings – and there’s plenty to get stuck into.
Whether you’re into glitzy late-night hang outs, casual dining turnarounds or award-winning burritos, let’s just say there’s something on the list for you this October.
From the brand new Shogun Ramen and Bar, which sees beloved Chorlton restaurant Peck & Yard give it ‘one more shot’ with a ramen and sushi concept, to Mayfair celeb haunt Mnky Hse, keep reading to discover where to put on your list this month.
Shogun Ramen and Bar
Fans and staff alike were heartbroken when Chorlton restaurant Peck & Yard announced it was closing its doors for good in August, so we’re all happy to see the team return under a new guise.
Switching from baskets of fried chicken to steaming bowls of ramen and handrolled sushi, bosses will try something entirely new as they delve into the world of Japanese cuisine.
The concept is something they had originally considered before opening Peck & Yard, and they said that “with the times we’re in” they thought “why not go back to the original idea and give this one last shot”.
Soft launch 1 October from 5pm, open from 6 October.
Late-night bar and restaurant Mnky Hse (pronounced “monkey house”) is set to be taking over a space in Lloyd House this month.
First opened in Mayfair, London, in 2016, it will be the second UK site for the restaurant and its first in the north of England when it opens its doors this September.
Known for its ‘hidden entrance’, Instagram-friendly interiors, live music, extensive cocktail menu and Latin American dishes, here you’ll find a great range of tacos – both soft and crunchy – alongside a range of sushi, ceviche and grill dishes.
Tortilla, Oxford Road
Mexican food chain Tortilla has arrived in Manchester, bringing a new burrito shop to the Oxford Road student stretch this month.
Offering a range of award-winning burritos, nachos and tacos, you’ll also find quesadillas, chips and salsa, salad bowls and more on the menu.
A new arrival in Longridge, Fell Bistro comes from former Masterchef the Professional finalist Oli Martin who previously spent eight years at four AA rosette restaurant Hipping Hall.
With head chef Rikki Hughes, previousl of Tom Kerridge’s Michelin pub The Hand and Flowers in Marlow, heading up the kitchen we expect great things.
The menu offers a selection of classic dishes with their wood fired oven and grill featuring prominently. Elsewhere, find hearty Sunday lunches and light bites.
Bread and Bowl, Spinningfields
There are carb overloads, and then there is Bread & Bowls‘ Full English breakfast in a hollowed-out loaf.
First launched in February 2020, these ginormous loaves of sourdough – stuffed with fry-up favourites like high-grade local sausages, crispy streaky bacon, beans, cheese, mushrooms, grilled tomatoes and hash browns – became something of a hungover lockdown sensation.
Now, you can find them at the new Spinningfields coffee shop 92 Degrees, housed inside the no.1 Spinningfields building Served between 8am and 4pm every day.
Bold Street Coffee, Oxford Road
Liverpool-born Bold Street Coffee has just opened its second shop here in the space of a few months.
Moving into the universities territory, the new site is found at University Green just off Oxford Road.
Serving the same menu as its Cross Street site, head down for egg boxes, signature BSC frys, and hearty bowls of super porridge and granola.
Feature image – Federal / Tortilla / The Manc Eats
There’s an all-you-can-eat cheese buffet coming to a pub in Manchester where you can feast on the good stuff to your heart’s content, and we’re absolutely here for it.
Taking place at Northern Quarter pub Pie and Ale, the one-off night will see Leeds-born cheese tasting company Homage to Fromage lay on a giant help-yourself cheese buffet.
Showcasing their top eight cheeses of 2022, cheese lovers can expect to find a number of award-winning varieties on offer alongside bread, crackers, chutney and ‘all the trimmings’.
Unlimited cheese will be served for a whopping two and a half hours, and there’s absolutely no limit on how many crumbly bits, hard or soft cheeses you reach for.
As for drinks, thanks to the brilliant bar at host venue Pie and Ale you can also get stuck into a large selection of ales and craft beers: with six rotating cask asles, craft lager and beer on tap, and plenty of cans and bottles in the fridge.
Stocking an array of beers from near and far, Pie and Ale’s bar is undoubtedly a treasure trove for beer lovers but it also has something for wine drinkers, with a small list of reds and whites, and a decent cocktail and spirits list on offer.
The night will be laid back and informal, with organisers promising that there will be some ‘absolute belters’ making an appearance.
Put together by Homage to Fromage co-founders Nick and Vickie, an unlikely duo from Yorkshire who formed a business following a random conversation on Twitter in 2011, cheese lovers will be able to dig into unlimited portions for just £20 a head during a two and a half hour period. Drinks are not included.