A new restaurant selling all things macaroni and cheese has opened in Manchesterand we can’t stop drooling over the menu.
Describing themselves as ‘comfort food dealers’, new gourmet kitchen Mac & Co specialise in all things macaroni and cheese with a host of different flavours and toppings to choose from.
Selling nine different styles of the oozy, gooey nostalgia classic, you’ll find them right in the heart of Manchester city centre with a store based inside the Arndale shopping centre.
Mac choices include a hot and creamy buffalo blue cheese mac made with Frank’s hot sauce and a BBQ pulled pork mac with lashings of smoky sauce.
Further meaty choices include macs loaded with chicken and chorizo, crispy bacon or crispy chilli chicken tenders respectively, all served with an addictive, crunchy house-made crispy onion topping designed to be sprinkled on top for added texture and general moreishness.
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Elsewhere, you’ll find veggie-friendly options stuffed with red or green pesto and buffalo mozzarella (an absolute must for creating that stringy cheese pull), roasted mushroom and truffle oil mac, and a signature three-cheese house mac topped with shavings of nutty Grana Padano and fresh parsley.
All pasta dishes here are made with a secret béchamel sauce using a closely-guarded three-cheese recipe that the chefs are keep very close to their chest.
Inspired by the owners travels to New York City, the restaurant has just opened in Manchester and is available to enjoy sitting in or as a takeaway order via Deliveroo.
It has multiple sites in London in locations including Fulham, Wimbledon, Tower Bridge, Lavender Hill, Chelsea, Angel and Islington, and now it’s branching out into the north – opening its first site outside of the capital right here in Manchester.
Alongside its popular mac and cheese dishes, you can also order sides like fries, a simple salad or chicken tenders, alongside a range of soft drinks.
To see the full menu, you can. visit Mac & Co’s Deliveroo order page here.
Feature image – Mac & Co
A look at the plans to turn historic Ancoats mill with rich musical heritage into new apartment complex
Hodder + Partners have just revealed new CGIs and a more detailed look at the plans for their redevelopment of the longstanding Brunswick Mill in Ancoats which is set to become a brand-new apartment complex.
The proposals to turn the once creative space with decades of musical heritage into a new residential site were revealed back in 2021 and approved within just a few months, despite having been met with plenty of resistance given its history and cultural significance.
Nevertheless, Northern company Big Red Construction recently kicked off the £50+ million renovation on behalf of developer Arrowsmith Investments and the apartments are projected to be finished in 2026.
With that in mind, the architectural designers Hodder have just released a new look at what Brunswick Mill is set to look like once completed:
Set to transform the historic industrial mill-turned-creative space and music studios on the edge of New Islington into 153 new apartments, ranging from one, two and three-bedroom residences, the redevelopment will be spread across two phases.
In line with designs by Hodder + Partners, the initial phase involves converting the existing mill building and the construction of new four and seven-storey elements to accommodate the remaining 127 homes on the Bradford Road plot in Ancoats.
Big Red Construction, who are also working on the Peelers Yard building for CERT Property and Myprotein founder Oliver Cookson, are expected to complete phase one by the first quarter of 2026.
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Along with Hodder + Partners as architects, the project team also consists of HW Consultancy who are covering structural aspects, Manchester firm Clancy for mechanical and electrical considerations, as well as AM Pyro as fire engineers.
With property company Orlando Reid serving as estate agents for the project, 42 out of the 153 apartments have already been sold off-plan, with managing director Baljit Arora describing it as “an exciting period for all parties involved and for the city of Manchester”.
This is just the latest chapter in the continued regeneration of the Ancoats and the New Islington areas, which remain two of the most heavily re-developed areas in the city centre and Greater Manchester as a whole. You can see other hot properties in and around the region HERE.