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The new restaurants and bars opening in Manchester this month | October 2022

Steaming bowls of ramen, award-winning burritos, sushi, ceviche and more

Georgina Pellant Georgina Pellant - 30th September 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 

Image: Shogun Ramen and Bar
Image: 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.

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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.

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Mnky Hse

Image: Mnky Hse
Image: Mnky Hse

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.

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Tortilla, Oxford Road

Image: Tortilla
Image: Tortilla

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.

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Read more: Full English breakfasts in a loaf of bread are coming to Spinningfields

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Federal Cafe Bar, Oxford Road

The most hyped brunch restaurant in the city is opening a third site at the Circle Square development on Oxford Road at the end of this month.

With a later license allowing it to stay open longer and serve cocktails, beers and natural wines into the night, Federal Cafe & Bar will look to host occassional events at its new home

Plans for the new site include a new cafe set up, the addition of a corner shop, as well as a late alcohol license.

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Read more: Federal Cafe & Bar is opening a third restaurant in Manchester city centre

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Fell Bistro, Longridge

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Image: Fell Bistro

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.

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Bread and Bowl, Spinningfields

There are carb overloads, and then there is Bread & Bowls‘ Full English breakfast in a hollowed-out loaf.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Feature image – Federal / Tortilla / The Manc Eats