Oxford Road is getting a new market hall dining concept from the group behind well-known Manchester restaurant, Ocean Treasure.
Hello Oriental is a new venture from the people behind Ocean Treasure and will feature a new market hall and dining destination at Oxford Road complex, Circle Square.
The unique venue has drawn inspiration from the likes of Bang Bang Oriental in London and 1800 Lucky in Miami to offer fast and fresh Chinese and Vietnamese cuisine seven days a week.
Open daily from 10am to 11pm, Hello Oriental – which dons the same name as the recently launched online supermarket – will feature DJs and live music to make the space a one-stop destination.
Spread across three floors underneath the soon to be Symphony Park in the heart of Circle Square, Hello Oriental will serve everything from Chinese roast meats to dim sum and East Asian street food.
There will also be an on-site supermarket where guests can pick up all the ingredients used on the site to cook at home plus a modern Chinese bakery.
Ricky Yip, Owner of Hello Oriental, said: “When we launched Hello Oriental as an online supermarket 12 months ago, that was only the start of our journey. We also wanted to deliver the very best Asian and oriental produce to our customers in Manchester, but we needed a flagship venue that would bring our vision to life.
“It was clear to us that Circle Square is the perfect place for us, a new city neighbourhood that is bringing people together and creating a really thriving community. We can’t wait to launch Hello Oriental this year and we’re confident that our new market hall experience will be a place for food-lovers of all backgrounds to come together, socialise and enjoy the very best Chinese and Vietnamese cuisine.”
Azim Kourah, Director of Hello Oriental, added: “We’ve always had one goal – to bring the finest oriental food to the people of Manchester to enjoy. Moving to the city’s newest, fast growing neighbourhood enables us to reach new audiences through an original concept and delivered with the same exceptional levels of quality and service we’re famous for.”
Tom Renn, Managing Director, Bruntwood SciTech – Manchester, added: “The very best cities around the world are known for being hotbeds of culture, entertainment and social activity, and that vibrancy and community is exactly what will be on offer at Circle Square. Hello Oriental is a fantastic concept that will appeal to the students and residents that call Circle Square home, as well as to the office workers and visitors alike.”
Hello Oriental will join Canvas (a lifestyle and events space) and TRIB3 (a high-intensity fitness studio) when Circle Square opens later this year.
The venue is expected to open in July 2021.
Lazy Sundae opens this weekend with bao ice cream sandwiches and other goodies
Serving up ice cream, pancakes, bubble tea and much more
Lazy Sundae’s grand opening is happening this weekend, on Saturday May 8th, and if you have a sweet tooth you’re not going to want to miss it.
The first 50 customers through the door can get their hands on some exclusive goodie bags, filled with things like Lazy Sundae tropical-themed cutlery, a Lazy bottle (premium bubble tea with a panna cotta pudding/aloe vera base) and a Tote Bag.
Lazy Sundae’s menu consists of three core elements: Premium Bubble Tea, Souffle Pancakes and Artisan Ice Creams.
All drinks are handmade and fresh to order with specials including their Strawberry Matcha Oat Latte and ‘Lazy Bottles’ that include a panna cotta pudding base.
The ice cream offering features a range of popular cultural flavours, including Milo, Cereal Milk, Taro and Vietnamese Ice Coffee, and they even do a pineapple bao ice cream sandwich.
Lazy Sundae was meant to open a year ago but was postponed due to the Covid pandemic, but this gave the team time to hone and perfect their delicious treats.
Founder Jacqueline Dang is an entrepreneur with a background in setting up Manchester’s first bubble tea store, Bobo Tea situated in Manchester Arndale.
She says Lazy Sundae is a ‘space where people can enjoy our products and be culturally educated on Asian inspired desserts, we want to be able to share our love for travel inspired flavours and desserts from the Far East with a modern twist’.
Co-founder Kwoklun Dang added: “Customers can expect to be transported somewhere warm, our flavours are inspired by some of our favourite destinations around the world.”
He lists Bali, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Taiwan and Hong Kong as sources of inspiration for the range of products on offer.
Both founders are dog lovers and as a result Lazy Sundae will be a pooch friendly establishment – there’ll also be a dog friendly lactose free ice cream available.
Lazy Sundae will be open every day from 12pm to 8pm, and is located in the Northern Quarter, at 108 Tib Street, M4 1LR.
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There’s a pub with a huge beer garden next to Manchester Airport’s runway
Perfect for watching the world go by
One of the best parts of waiting to jet off for a holiday is having a pint or two or three in the airport before take off.
Sadly we can’t experience this joy at the moment, as international travel is currently off the cards due to lockdown restrictions.
What we can do, however, is head down to the airport for the next best thing – a drink in a huge beer garden directly beside one of Manchester Airport’s runways.
The Airport pub is situated next to one of the airport’s fully functioning runways, meaning you can watch the world come and go while you enjoy a drink.
The pub is the ideal spot to dream of your next holiday while we all wait for on update on when we can go abroad again, or just for enjoying a few drinks with mates while watching the planes.
When the pub reopens inside on May 17th you’ll be able to head indoors and take a seat in one of the booths, which are designed to look like circular turbine engines.
The dining area also features floor-to-ceiling glass windows meaning you can also watch the planes come and go from inside the venue.
The menu includes classics like burgers, pizzas, ribs, and fish and chips, as well as plenty of breakfast options – there’s also going to be a brand new menu introduced on May 17th.
The bar is fully stocked with beers, wines, gins, cocktails and whatever else you fancy, and they’re even doing 20% off fizz from 5pm-10pm on Fridays.
The Airport pub is open seven days a week from 10am to 10pm for walk-ins only, and is located at Ringway Rd, Manchester, M22 5WH.
You can find more information on the website here.
Printworks is reopening on May 17th with some big food and drink offers
‘We’re looking forward to welcoming everyone back and helping visitors make up for lost time’
Manchester’s very own Printworks is reopening on Monday May 17th and it’s got some very special offers to welcome back guests with.
The iconic venue plans to ‘help Mancunians make up for lost time’ when it throws open its doors later this month.
Featuring a big screen cinema, pub lunches and everything in between, Manchester’s number one entertainment venue is looking forward to welcoming everyone back for indoor drinks, dining and entertainment.
Places like Vue Cinema, Treetop Adventure Golf, Frankie and Benny’s, Escape Reality have confirmed that they will be welcoming visitors from May 17th, alongside many other venues.
Jason Shay, Centre Director at Printworks, said: “We’re looking forward to welcoming everyone back and helping visitors make up for lost time and creating memories to last a lifetime!
“Sit back and relax with family and friends, and leave the cooking and days out to Printworks with delicious indoor dining and entertainment.
“We’ll be making sure the reopening of Printworks goes smoothly and safely with plenty of safety measures in place to protect visitors and staff.”
And to celebrate the reopening of indoor dining and entertainment, Printworks has some exclusive offers for everyone:
You can get exclusive student offers when you sign up for a student card, including 50% off food Monday to Friday, £5 on selected cocktails, £2.50 pints and more.
Save money with 50% off any weekday before June 18th. Claim the offer by booking ahead and using the code WEAREBACK50.
Frankie and Benny’s
Register with Frankie and Benny’s Rewards online for a free main meal or one bottle of Prosecco (worth £10) to celebrate on your birthday. Make sure you sign up in advance as vouchers are sent via email 10 days before your birthday. Vouchers are valid for 50 days from the date of the email. T&Cs apply.
Tenpin has plenty of offers and discounts available throughout the week including 50% off bowling and drinking on Tenpin Tuesdays, 25% off on Fridays, one game for a family of four from £23.20 and more.
You can catch a kids’ film from £2.49 for both children and adults at Vue Cinema’s mini mornings.
Grab some discounted drinks every Friday and Saturday from 3pm onwards, including 2 for £12 cocktails.
As a thank you to hardworking NHS staff, Wasabi is offering a 30% discount off food and drinks for all NHS workers – just bring your NHS ID card.
Printworks will be following the current government guidelines for health and safety measures, like the Rule of 6 or two households only for all indoor venues, and it’s asking people to book in advance where possible.
For more information head over to the Printworks website here.