New bar Disorder, inspired by the iconic Manchester band Joy Division, is set to open in the Northern Quarter tomorrow.
Taking over the old Walrus/Man With A Fish site on High Street, Disorder pays homage to Manchester’s music heritage and in particular one of its greats, Ian Curtis.
Curtis was the frontman of the Salfordian formed post-punk rock band Joy Division. He suffered from epilepsy and depression, and would sometimes have seizures while performing on stage.
The band were known for their biggest chart hit, ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’, which still gets dance floors pumping to this day. Curtis tragically died by suicide in May 1980 after struggling with a failing marriage and with his mental health, but he has left his musical mark and his legacy lives on.
Disorder — named after a song from the band’s Unknown Pleasures album — is an Asian street food bar with a Northern industrial look, and a pub kind of feel to it. Simple and sophisticated, it has a glossy green subway tiled bar, oxblood Chesterfield sofas and wooden tables with benches.
There’s a reverence for the seminal band but the references are more understated than you might expect. Owners James Stewart and Sam Koropisz are a couple of Stockport lads who grew up listening to Joy Division via their parents’ record collections, and James’ mum used to work for Tony Wilson in the 70s.
The menu will have a touch of British influence alongside the largely Japanese and Korean inspired dishes as exec chef Bryan Barber is classically trained in French cuisine, but says he was hugely influenced by his time spent in Japan’s ‘piss alley’ or ‘drunkards alley’, where there are around 40 Izakaya bars on one street.
These bars are laid-back drinking dens with incredible snackable food.
Disorder’s food will include Japanese-inspired shokupan sandos, gyozas and meat and veg skewers — think Japanese sandos on the country’s famous milk loaf shokupan stuffed with black pudding.
The team are currently putting the finishing touches to the two-floor venue which opens tomorrow, Friday February 17th. Eventually, the downstairs area will be a music venue but that part of the bar is not quite ready to welcome the public yet.
You can follow Disorder on their Instagram page to find out more.
Morrisons is doing half price fish and chips at all of its cafes today
The chippy tea will be available for £3.50
Morrisons is offering half price on fish and chips in its cafés today to mark Black Friday.
The supermarket chain will be dishing up the bargain meals on Friday, November 24th so shoppers can take advantage of a great saving in the huge day of sales.
There’s just one catch – and we’re not talking about the fish – the price of a plate of fish will be slashed by 50% for Morrisons’ More Card holders.
The Fish & Chips meal includes a freshly battered fish from Morrisons Market Street, with a portion of hot golden chips and a side of mushy peas to complete. Usually costing seven quid, More Card holders will get it for £3.50.
Diners at Morrisons café can also add a side of bread and butter for £1 and finish off with a sweet treat of Bramley Apple Crumble for £3.
Chris Strong, Morrison’s Café Buying Manager said: “Bargain hunting on Black Friday can certainly work up an appetite, so why not pop into one of our cafés for the ultimate catch of the day!
“A whopping 50% off our customer favourite Fish & Chip café meal. Available for one day only… you’ll need to be quick!”
The supermarket offered 50% off its fish & chips back in June and shoppers flocked for a fish supper which cost £3.49.
Last week the chain unveiled its new Christmas Menu for 2023 with a variety of festive options costing from £4.
The menu includes the Festive Turkey Feast Toastie (£4.50), The Festive Stack Chicken Burger (£7.00), and two or three course roast dinners with all the trimmings (£10 & £12).
Vegetarian and vegan alternatives also feature on the set menu, so there’s something for every shopper to enjoy.
Families can also continue to take advantage of the Kids Eat Free offer when purchasing an adult meal over £4.50, available all day, every day in Morrisons cafés.
The half-price fish and chips offer will be available in its 395 cafés nationwide on Friday, November 24th 2023 whilst stocks last. The discount is available for More Card holders.
For more information click, HERE.
Pub chain launches gravy ice cream sundae with FREE carvery for anyone who finishes it
It’s all gravy
A popular pub chain is dishing out a free carvery to anyone who can finish its new limited edition dessert challenge.
Greene King has launched a new limited edition Carvery Sundae – which consists of a sweet ice-cream dessert smothered in lashings of hot savoury gravy.
The unusual take on a sweet and savoury-style dessert will be available for two Sundays only – November 26th and December 3rd.
The challenge is available at 40 participating sites across the UK, including five pubs in Manchester. Those taking part will have to finish all of the the hot and cold dessert to win a free carvery.
Challengers will have a choice of two flavoured sundaes: the ‘Ultimate Ice Cream Sundae’ which consists of two scoops of vanilla and chocolate ice cream, lava cookie, Twix, Malteasers and Smarties.
Or, the ‘Choctastic Sundae’, which consists of one scoop of vanilla and chocolate ice cream, lava cookie, Twix, Malteasers and Smarties. Either choice will of course come with a generous pouring of the brand’s own gravy to top it off.
The pubs that are getting involved in the gravy sundae madness around Greater Manchester include: The Barlow Croft in East Didsbury, Beach in Littleborough, Bee Hive in Bolton, Mottram Wood in Hyde and Red Robin in Wigan.
Sophie Howells, Marketing Manager for Greene King Pub & Carvery, said: “The Carvery Sundae is the perfect balance of sweet and savoury, featuring two types of ice cream, and a wide range of toppings.
“The hot gravy might not be for everyone, but it certainly makes for a unique experience.
“Best of all, if you finish it, you get your next carvery on us. Once you’ve polished off your Carvery Sundae, a team member will give you a receipt to redeem a carvery meal the next time you’re in the pub.”
To take part in the challenge and be in with a chance of winning a free carvery, customers will need to ask for a topping of gravy on their sundae when they order.
The limited edition Carvery Sundae is available on Sunday, November 26th and Sunday, December 3rd at selected sites only.
There’s a fish and chips afternoon tea and you can get it for half price
Fancy a half-price afternoon ‘chippy’ tea for two?
A popular food venue is offering an afternoon tea with a twist, where customers can enjoy half-price fish and chips.
Harry Ramsden’s is doing Afternoon Tea for Two but instead of sandwiches and scones, they’re serving fish and chips for hungry customers to chomp on.
Fans who love a chippy tea might want to give this a try, and to make this offering even better, the fish and chips afternoon tea will cost half the usual price at £19 instead of the usual £38.
Diners can tuck into a selection of appetising dishes including homemade fishcakes, onion rings and mini brioche fish butties, as well as bread and butter pudding and banana fritters with caramel sauce to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Drinks include a choice of tea or coffee, or you can upgrade the experience to include a glass of prosecco or cocktail each for £24.
Fish and chips lovers have been dashing to the Wowcher website to book the deal after eagle-eyed bargain hunters noticed it being shared on a number of money-saving Facebook groups – with followers saying the deal ‘looks blinding’ and like ‘our sort of afternoon tea’.
The afternoon tea deal – which usually costs £38 at full price – is valid for Harry Ramsden’s in Blackpool, Bournemouth, Brighton, Eastbourne and Great Yarmouth.
You can buy the voucher as a gift for someone else, so strike fast if this sounds right up your street as it may be snapped up early by those who wish to give it to someone as an early Christmas present – with Blackpool being the most popular location for the gift voucher.
The voucher deal is valid to use daily between 12pm and 7pm and pre-booking is required. Times may be subject to change.
To get this offer you will need to purchase the Wowcher deal online and then receive your code via email. You can then use your voucher code to redeem the offer.
Visit the Wowcher website for more details by clicking HERE.