From rooftop garden terraces to riverside verandas, Spinningfields has a charming selection of al fresco dining and drinking retreats, each with new spring menus, that are not to be missed.
The Ivy Spinningfields
The Ivy Spinningfields’ incredible new menu is inspired by the Spring Equinox. Highlights include Black Bee Honey and White Chocolate Cheesecake, Garden Pea and Nettle Soup as well as a refreshing Melon Mojito. In addition, discover two seasonal specials available from 15 – 18 April: Grilled Lamb Cutlets with Crushed Pea and Herb Purée, as well as an Easter Nest dessert that features dark and white chocolate mousse, Kataifi pastry, chocolate sponge and lemon balm.
Inspired by astrology and the cosmos, The Alchemist’s newly refurbished venue promises to bedazzle and bewitch all that visit. In addition to mixology magic, there’s a sustainable food menu that’s now 58% vegetarian, 44% plant based and 38% gluten free! From a delicious Plant Burger and Nori Crisps to Vegetable Gyoza and Yakatori Caramelised Pineapple there’s something for everyone!
The Oast House
Is there anything better than a hearty, homecooked roast dinner on a Sunday…? For £14.95, enjoy your choice of meat with maple glazed carrots, minted greens, roast potatoes and gravy at The Oast House, and add bottomless drinks for just £15. In addition, The Oast House’s sun-kissed terrace is the perfect spot to soak up these first few days of spring with either a Yuzu and Peach Cosmos or Quince Highball from their new seasonal specials menu!
Costa Coffee has launched a limited edition hot cross bun inspired range of drinks for Easter. Upgrade your Latte, Cappuccino or Hot Chocolate with an infusion of warm spices and fruity notes, best enjoyed with a Chocolate Cornflake Nest. Alternatively, there’s a KitKat food and drink collaboration that’s not to be missed, with standouts including a Chocolate Muffin with a KitKat Bunny and a KitKat Iced Chocolate with a Light Dairy Swirl.
Australasia are celebrating their 10th anniversary at Spinningfields with the launch of their #Australasia10 menu which showcases their most-loved dishes from the past 10 years. For every menu sold, £5 is also donated to the Tim Bacon Foundation. Tim was Australasia’s beloved co-founder who sadly passed away in 2016 with the foundation being set up in his name to raise vital funds for cancer research and to support those affected by cancer.
A home from home, indulge in Bill’s refreshed menu that marks the beginning of a new season that’s guaranteed to tantalise the tastebuds. Made with heart, soul and seasonal ingredients, there are dishes to suit all tastes and dietary preferences. For those looking for something a little extra choose the Black Gold burger containing chargrilled premium beef patty with black truffle fondue, topped off with 24 carat gold flakes sandwiched on a seeded brioche bun!
20 Stories will launch their Manchester Meadow Terrace on 15 April in partnership with Manchester Gin. To celebrate, there’s an exciting new menu of drinks to discover with highlights including Northern Spring Punch, a Gin and Tonic-Tini and Petite Ananas. A sanctuary in the sky with spellbinding views of the city, expect an experience like no other when you visit 20 Stories.
Hey Little Cupcake
From almost too cute to eat Dippy Egg Blondie Soldier Kits and utterly irresistible Egg Cup Cakes to a Postal Brownie Slab and Treat Box, you’re sure to be spoilt for choice with the full Easter range by Hey Little Cupcake, available to shop in-store and online until 14 April. In addition, join a bake-along led by Sarah, founder of Hey Little Cupcake, streamed live on Facebook and Instagram at 11am on Friday 15 April, to learn how to make deliciously decadent Scotch Egg Brownies for Easter.
Enjoy fresh, flavourful and fragrant dishes either outside on Comptoir Libanais’ floral terrace or inside the main restaurant, which features a mini souk shop with a selection of cookbooks and handcrafted gifts available to purchase. The new menu includes Man’ousha, a selection of wonderfully soft oven-baked flatbreads topped with a delicious ensemble of ingredients. There are three to choose from: Tomato and Olives, Spiced Chicken and Za’atar and Cheese.
It pays to be fussy about food because when you eat positively, you live positively. A philosophy that has remained steadfast since wagamama first launched in 1992, enjoy bowls of nourishment that are good for both the body and soul with new summer dishes including katsu salad, teriyaki mackerel, ssambap wraps, sticky miso corn as well as chocolate and cherry kefir ice cream. Delicious!