Habas restaurant in Manchester announces shock closure – with huge closing-down discount

They're bowing out with a big knees-up.

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 7th December 2023

Habas, the Middle Eastern restaurant launched by the team behind El Gato Negro, has announced its shock closure.

The subterranean restaurant will be going out with a bang though, promising one last knees-up with a big discount.

Habas will be doing 25% off its entire food and drink menu this New Year’s Eve so that fans of the eatery can raise a glass to the Manchester restaurant.

They’re also hoping that Mancs will raise a glass to new beginnings, teasing a brand new concept.

Habas is located at Brown Street in Manchester city centre and has been serving up its Middle Eastern menu since 2021.


It comes from Mills Hill Developments Limited, the company also responsible for El Gato Negro and Canto, fronted by celebrated chef Simon Shaw.

Habas has stressed that its closure ‘is not forever’ as it announces details of its New Year’s Eve closing down party.


You can ring in the new year with a selection of mezze dishes, sharing platters and small plates, feasting on chicken tagine and traditional tzatziki, all 25% off on Sunday 31 December.

Drinks, too, like the cranberry elderflower martini, blackberry ginger smash and clementine daquiri will be with 25% off.

Simon Shaw, Chef Parton at Mills Hill Developments Limited, said: “As of January 2024, we have made the decision to close the doors of Habas Bar & Restaurant, however we are thrilled to announce that our Brown Street venue has an exciting new concept on the way.


“Throughout December, Habas, will continue serving up the city’s best middle-eastern cuisine, so make sure you pop in and see us. AND on New Year’s Eve, Habas, will be hosting an unforgettable celebration with 25% off food and drinks. We want to rejoice with all of our customers, with one final hurrah!

“We would like to thank all of our guests and reassure Habas fans that this is not the end of Habas Bar & Restaurant forever, simply a farewell from Brown Street for now.

“We look forward to welcoming you to our new exciting concept in Q1 of 2024.”

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