Quick Food & Drink Guide to Ancoats
23 September 2021
New to Ancoats? For Colony members new & old, we wanted to create a guide to help acquaint yourself with the local food and beverage providers. So Community Coordinator Fran made this helpful guide to get you started.
Our first Colony site is found in Jactin House, a historic building nestled into Cutting Room Square in Ancoats. The square is home to some of Manchester's most vibrant independent bars and restaurants. Whether you’re looking to find out more about the area you’re working in or have just moved to Manchester, we hope our guide can help you find the best spots for lunch, after works and early finishes.
What a spot to start on! The Southern Italian pasta kitchen’s second location is just up Blossom Street from Cutting Room Square. Constantly creating new and exciting menus, their freshly made pasta is to die for. If you’re popping for a quick lunch, be sure to clear your afternoon for a nap afterwards.
Providing hearty portions, friendly faces and jugs of wine, this is a must for dinner after work. Even better… it’s less than 2 minutes from our door to theirs. I can smell the garlic already!
Location: 46 Blossom Street, M4 6BF
A Manchester favourite, Jimmy’s has recently reopened in a fresh new home over the square from us. A rock and roll style bar with live music, burgers and cocktails. They also have their own Jimmy’s branded beer for our craft lovers.
They tend to fill up for food, you can prebook online or if it’s just a bev, pop in for a drink and a good time after work!
Location: 27 Blossom Street, M4 6AJ
Rudy’s Neapolitan Pizza
We do count ourselves lucky being able to spot Rudy’s from our doorstep. The first of now many sites across the country, Rudy’s Ancoats is the one that started it all off. You can grab one on your lunch, a couple for a big meeting and cheering up the team or head over in the evening for a more relaxed tea. Freshly baked and incredible flavours, this is one you’ll be going back to again and again.
Location: 9 Cotton Street, M4 5BF
There’s no better place to go for your morning coffee than Trove. Right next door to us, steeped in natural light, is this vibrant independent café. Grab a coffee and one of their homemade pastries or head over for a delicious brunch/lunch. The staff are super friendly making the morning visit all the more enjoyable! They also offer freshly baked bread and some local independent produce.
Location: 5 Murray Street, M4 6HS
Bada Bing, Ancoats General Store
Ancoats General Store is currently housing Bada Bing, an incredible sandwich deli for those with a big appetite. In their words, the sandwiches are two fisted! They’re only open Thursdays & Fridays so make sure to plan your Friday lunch and go grab one of these bad boys. Ancoats General Store houses regular pop-up residencies, giving up and coming independent eateries a chance to show Ancoats what they’ve got, and for us to then eat it all! Keep an eye out for what’s next!
Location: 57 Great Ancoats Street, M4 5AB
A warm and cosy, candlelit pub, Edinburgh Castle has only been open a couple of years, but it is by no means new. Part of Manchester’s heritage, this pub has stood here since 1811. Colony chose Ancoats as the base for our first site because of its history and this pub shows it all! Great atmosphere and an incredible Sunday Roast!
Location: 7-19 Blossom St, M4 5AW
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