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Manchester taproom hosts Maray pop-up ahead of new restaurant opening, The Manc

Manchester taproom hosts Maray pop-up ahead of new restaurant opening

Maray has collaborated with Track brewery on a new beer ahead of its Manchester launch

Already loved in Liverpool for its inventive Middle Eastern-meets-Parisian small plates, the award-winning restaurant Maray is set to open its own restaurant in Manchester this summer.

Ahead of the restaurant’s launch on Lincoln Square, its owners are teaming up with other independents across the city on a series of collaborations.

First, they teamed up with Bundobust on a mash-up menu that saw chefs fuse each site’s most popular dishes. Now, Maray has been working behind the scenes with Track Brewery to create a special new pale ale – described as ‘Sunshine caught in a can’.

Manchester taproom hosts Maray pop-up ahead of new restaurant opening, The Manc
The new Maray PA. / Image: Supplied
Manchester taproom hosts Maray pop-up ahead of new restaurant opening, The Manc
Maray’s signature falafel and hummus. / Image: Maray

The Maray PA will be available on draft in the restaurant when they open this summer. Ahead of that, eager fans can also get a first taste at the Track taproom this weekend, alongside some of Maray’s staple plates.

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Maray’s chefs will take over the taproom kitchen at Track on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 June serving up their famous disco cauliflower, hummus, chermoula and flatbread, and original recipe falafel.

Open from 5pm – 10pm on the Friday and 1pm – 10pm on the Saturday, you can find Track Brewery’s taproom at Unit 18 on Piccadilly Trading Estate ahead of its Manchester opening.

Read more: Bundobust launches limited edition specials menu with Liverpool favourite Maray

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Manchester taproom hosts Maray pop-up ahead of new restaurant opening, The Manc
Image: Track Brewery Taproom

First founded in 2014 by James Bates, Tom White and Dom Jones, the Liverpool-born concept was originally inspired by the owners’ experiences in the Le Marais district of  Paris – a vibrant area of the city famed as a culinary melting pot of Middle Eastern flavours and stand out cocktail bars.

Read more: Liverpool favourite Maray is opening a restaurant in Manchester

In a nod to this, the menu at Maray features a selection of mezze, and small plates like falafel, lamb shawarma and baked halloumi .

It also boasts an extensive vegan and vegetarian offering – think wild mushrooms with cannellini beans, sweet potato with tahini and date molasses, and spiced lentil and rice mejadara. 

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Opening in the Bruntwood Works’ Union building on Brazennose Street next to ‘The Hidden Gem’ church, Maray’s new restaurant is due to open its doors in Manchester.

Feature image – Track

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