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The new bar serving pizza, salt and pepper wings and huge pornstar martini cocktail trees

Somewhere new to try out in Prestwich…

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The town of Prestwich has gained an exciting new addition in the form of a hybrid café bar serving up a tantalising mix of wings, pizza and cocktail trees.

Prestwich Social has come courtesy of the brains behind Deansgate’s Liquor Store, Doug Waldron and Brett Collier, who are both on a mission to provide Prestwich residents a place for all-day drinking and dining with ethically sourced ingredients.

On the menu, guests can choose from an extensive selection of brunch favourites, such as smashed avocado and eggs, Shakshuka and fruit pancakes. There are also a number of lunch items such as salt and pepper chicken wings and a Mediterranean Linguine, as well as larger plates like grill dishes, pizzas and steaks.

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The menu is made up of a number of locally sourced favourites, including the iconic Bury Black Pudding and Grandad’s Sausages.

And as the day goes on into the night, Prestwich Social becomes all about those after-work drinks, with beautiful cocktails, craft beers and wines on the menu.

But the real stars of the show is the cocktail trees, which comprise of twelve elegant branches holding your choice of espresso or pornstar martinis. 

Co-owner Brett, who is from Prestwich himself, said on his latest venture: “I’ve always wanted to have my own dining concept in my hometown, but now that Prestwich is arguably more happening than places like Didsbury and Chorlton, there’s a lot of expectation and pressure on us.

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“With people working from home a lot more these days, why shouldn’t locals have a city centre quality venue on their doorstep.”

Doug added: “We’ve got a strong stance on the food being ethically sourced and local. We want the story behind our suppliers, such as where the meat comes from. That’s important to us, and to the people of Prestwich.”

Prestwich Social is open seven days a week from 10am-12am Sundays – Thursdays and 10am -1am Fridays and Saturdays. 

Make sure to follow them on Instagram for news and updates.

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Greater Manchester curry house named Best Asian Restaurant in the North West

Congratulations to all the winners!

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A Greater Manchester curry house has been named the best Asian restaurant in the North West at the Asian Restaurant Awards 2022.

The awards revealed its 2022 winners, with one restaurant from Bolton named the best in the entire region, while several other Greater Manchester venues also won big.

The event, sponsored by Just Eat and Booker Wholesale, was held at the Hilton Manchester Piccadilly on Monday June 27th.

Achari Indian Restaurant / TripAdvisor

BBC news anchor Samantha Simonds hosted the event with restaurants across the entire UK up for awards.

Who won big at the Asian Restaurant Awards 2022?

It was Bolton-based Achari Indian Restaurant who took home the Best Asian Restaurant in the North West accolade.

Other restaurants from Greater Manchester also won, with venues picking up Best Newcomer, Best Fusion Restaurant and Best Asian Restaurant in Manchester.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Full list of other Greater Manchester restaurants that were named winners:

  • Best Asian Restaurant – Manchester: Delhi Dream Indian Restaurant 
  • Best Fusion Restaurant: Vermilion Cinnabar
  • Best Newcomer: Spice Mafia (joint winner with Balchao in Hale Barns)

These are the only UK restaurant awards open to all Asian cuisines, which includes: Bangladeshi, Burmese, Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian, Middle Eastern, Pakistani, Singaporean, Sri Lankan, Thai, Turkish and Vietnamese.

This year’s winners will be added to the One Hundred Top Curry Restaurants guide – it’s currently being updated onto the Top 100 Curry Restaurants website here.

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Kids can get a hot meal for just £1 at Asda this summer holidays

What a brilliant initiative!

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Asda has announced that kids can get a hot meal for just £1 during the summer holidays, in a bid to help alleviate the cost of living crisis.

The supermarket confirmed that they would be tackling holiday hunger by allowing children aged under 16 to grab a hot or cold meal for a quid.

The initiative will be available seven days a week and there’s no minimum adult spend required to redeem the discount at your nearest Asda Cafe.

Asda revealed the £1 meal offer in Scotland last month, but has now further rolled it out to England and Wales, confirming the good news yesterday.

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The Kids Eat for £1 deal will be available all day, every day (for as long as the cafe is open) from July 25th until September 4th in England and Wales.

A hot meal, cold meal, or both will be on offer, depending on what the cafe has available.

You’ll also be able to grab some baby food through the offer, including a free pouch of Ella’s Kitchen baby food.

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A spokesperson for Asda said: “We know that families can find the summer holidays tough, and our customers are telling us that this year more than ever, they’re concerned about holiday hunger.

“With that in mind, we are so pleased to be able to offer children’s meals for just £1, with no minimum adult spend, to ensure that those who would normally rely on a school meal aren’t left without.”

And that’s not the only thing Asda is doing, having recently launched a freezer filler offer where shoppers can grab five items for £5, with certain products costing just £2.50 – providing a potential saving of up to £7.50.

The deal aims to help families make quick and easy meals over the summer holidays.

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Crazy Pedro’s launch four cheese pizza after customer complains pizzas are ‘too cheesy’

No such thing as ‘too much’ cheese…

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With an epidemic of Karens seemingly out there at the moment, hard working hospitality staff are having to deal with more customer complaints than ever.

Now while some complaints are legitimate – if you’re served a burger with a dead pigeon on top you should definitely let the staff know – some are just downright ridiculous.

Exhibit A: a customer recently complained to Crazy Pedro’s that their pizza is TOO CHEESY.

Crazy Pedro’s

To each their own, I guess, but when it comes to cheese – in my humble opinion – there can be no such thing as ‘too much’.

The more the merrier, especially when it’s melted on top of one of Crazy Pedro’s incredible, massive pizzas.

In response to the customer complaint, Pedro’s has released something special for July – an epic FOUR CHEESE pizza called ‘In Cheezus We Crust’.

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The spectacular monthly special features a special Four Cheese Blend, pickles, chilli flakes, dill and a healthy glug of Ranch dressing.

The new pizza is available at all good Pedro’s throughout July as a full pizza or as a slice, as well as on Deliveroo.

Give Pedro’s a follow on Instagram here to stay up to date.

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