Manchester Gin’s bar and restaurant under the arches is back with a bang.
After months of closure, Three Little Words is flexing its culinary muscles as the team revamp their small plates and cocktail menus for the new season.
The swanky little spot, which is tucked inside the Grade-II listed building between Deansgate and Great Northern, also acts as the sister site to the Spirit of Manchester Distillery – a venue renowned for its ‘gin experiences‘ (where you can make your own bottle to take home).
In celebration of the big reopening, Three Little Words is serving up an intriguing-looking spring menu – with new additions among the drinks and dishes.
The fresh cocktail list includes recipes like the Bonnie & Clyde, a blueberry flavoured vodka-based drink made with house vanilla and honey syrup, and a house twist on a Pina Colada served with rum-soaked toasted pineapple wedge skewer and pineapple leaves
But our must-try? A salted caramel chocolate-topped espresso martini called (wait for it) 99 Problems (but this drink ain’t one).
Not only does it sound delicious, it perfectly sums up the year (and then some) that Manchester’s hospitality has just had. Made with Manchester Gin’s own signature house blend, amaretto, freshly brewed espresso, dandelion and burdock, it’s then topped with a slab of salted caramel chocolate.
On the food side of things, new small plates include pork popcorn with juniper and fennel salt, red onion and chilli bhaji with sumac and yoghurt, and asparagus & dolcelatte arancini.
We also really like the look of the new pork belly bon bons, served with apple, maple bacon and lambs lettuce.
Reopen Wednesday through to Sunday, with a live DJ on Friday and Saturday evenings, Three Little Words serves until late with weekend close times of 2.30am.
Thursdays and Sundays feature live band entertainment, with doors shutting at 1am.
Find out more on Three Little Words website.
Featured image – Three Little Words.