LIFE is slowly starting to return to normal and many areas with outdoor areas have finally opened- including those in Manchester’s Great Northern Warehouse.

From last week (April 12), pubs, restaurants and other hospitality venues were allowed to reopen their outdoor areas.

People have been enjoying their new-found freedom, booking table and trawling through Google to see which restaurants and bars have an outdoor area.

Even if you don’t leave in Manchester, you are still allowed to visit the vibrant city for a night out and to enjoy some new venues.

If you are looking for the best bars and restaurants in the city to celebrate lockdown easing with your pals, Great Northern Warehouse in Manchester has options aplenty.

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They even have some new launches and venues for you to visit.

Here’s a full list of the venues where people can wine, dine and unwind at The Great Northern right now:
 

Bars, restaurants and cafes

Platzki

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Celebrating its brand-new home on the Great Northern Warehouse square, Platzki is offering the perfect Polish feast for you and your pals this spring.

Serving a range of alcoholic drinks on the new venue’s trendy outdoor seating spot, visitors will also be able to fill up on delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner dishes. A firm favourite includes the Pierogi Dyni, famous Polish Dumplings filled with smoked cottage cheese and roasted butternut squash finished with sage butter and roasted pumpkin seeds. You can reserve a table here.

South Manny Flavaz

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Following a successful opening earlier this year for food deliveries and pick-ups, South Manny Flavaz officially opened in its new home on Deansgate on 12th April.

Taking Manchester chicken fans by storm, the new restaurant will be dishing out everything from finger-licking chicken wings, to mouth-watering loaded burgers and milkshakes. For more information visit.

Impossible

To celebrate the reopening of one of the city’s best outdoor terraces, the ever-stylish Impossible bar will be serving up its famous bottomless brunch with tasty treats and free-flowing drinks, guaranteeing the city starts it week right.

Impossible will also be serving a new delicious terrace-dedicated menu which includes a lip-smacking blue burger – perfect for an Instagrammable moments. You can reserve a table here.

Alex’s Bakery

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Welcome cake fans to its chic outdoor seating area this April, Alex’s Bakery, located on Great Northern Square is making our mornings even sweeter.

Enjoy a coffee and a mouth-watering sweet treat from the talented team of bakers, led by head baker and owner, Alex Furlan. From freshly baked cupcakes and scones, to slabs of gooey chocolate brownies and stuffed cookies, there’s something for everybody.

Lane 7

This exciting new addition to Great Northern Warehouse is also new to Manchester and raring to bring a whole lot of laughter and fun to the Manchester again.

While bowling and other gaming entertainment is paused until 17th May in line with the Government roadmap, the site will kickstart its Manchester arrival with outdoor drinks and food aplenty, including an exciting menu collaboration with Fat Hippo on April 16th. You can reserve a table here.

Revolución De Cuba

Manchester’s biggest Cuban cocktail bar, Revolución De Cuba, is set to bring the world’s finest cocktails and tastiest rums, along with the funkiest Latin vibes, to the Great Northern Square via its Daiq Shack; a pop-up, airstream caravan that’s set to dish up delicious cocktails including Mojitos, Pina Coladas and, of course, its famous frozen Strawberry Daiquiri.

The pop-up is available for walk-ins, dependant on the weather. For more information, please visit the Great Northern Warehouse website and the Revolución de Cuba website.

Great Northern Beach Club

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Located in the Great Northern Square, the brand new Great Northern Beach Club is bringing you the best of the beach this spring, offering chilled feels with a distinctly laid-back bohemian vibe. 

Its undercover spacious terrace allows guests to order cocktails, award winning wines, ice-cold draft beer, kombucha and naturally infused drinks, along with great quality street food from Great Northern neighbours, South Manny Flavaz, Platzki and Alex's Bakery.

As of 12th April the hot-spot will be open Monday – Saturday 12pm until 11pm and Sunday 12pm until 8pm, with times set to change this week. There’s a table, or beach hut with your name on it… Book a table at the terrace here.

Deansgate Mews

Don’t forget the Mews, the hidden upper-level suntrap nestled up above Deansgate. Home to one of the coolest pubs in the square, Lion’s Den is open so customers can kick back, relax and enjoy a refreshing beer, or any other beverage of your choice.

The tastiest deli in town, 3Hands Deli will also be offering outdoor seating area, meaning you can relish in delicious fresh produce with the sun kissing your skin. Choose from incredible sourdough, amazing cheeses and a great selection of pickles and ferments.

And finally, fans of everyone’s favourite Spanish restaurant, Evuna and the tasty loaded burger joint, Almost Famous will need to wait just a little longer to dine outside (although Almost Famous hope to confirm plans shortly), but both are offering food delivery and pick up options including the ever-so-popular Evuna at Home box.


Shops and gyms that you can visit:

Fancy a spot of shopping or exercise after your meal? Here are the venues that are open:

The Gym Deansgate

Show up to The Gym in Manchester Deansgate and leave feeling stronger and better. The gym’s kit is top-notch, with over 170 pieces of high-tech equipment including cardio and resistance machines, they’ve got everything you need to slim down or bulk up for the summer. For more information click here.

Futon Company 

Find the perfect gift for your interior obsessed loved ones at Futon Company as the homeware shop has reopened its doors. We promise you’ll find a bargain, or two!

Dormouse Chocolates

The multi award-winning luxury chocolate shop, Dormouse Chocolates opened last Saturday (April 17th) ready to feed all of the cities sweet-toothed lovers.

With a range of mouth-watering chocolate bars from only £6.00, you won’t want to miss out. Shop the range online before your visit here.

For more information on the Great Northern Warehouse’s mix of leisure, hospitality, and entertainment brands, please visit the website.