We’ve tried to find something for everyone's ideal July evening here from burgers and beers in a brewery to World Cup accompaniments at Hotel Football to unlimited wine at Wood; so whether your obsessed or avoiding the screens which have spawned across the city, take a look below.Free-flowing tapas and cocktails at Grafene New chef Ben Mounsey has had some column inches since joining Grafene from Thornton Hall earlier this year and the restaurant's summer offer of free-flowing tapas and two cocktails for £40 sounds like a perfect after work treat, try and get a spot on their quiet terrace. Tel: 01, Wednesdays at Wood: 3 courses & unlimited wine for £39.95 A good opportunity to try out Wood, First Street’s offering from Masterchef winner Simon Wood. Tel: 01 to book quoting ‘Winedays’ - lunch: Masons Restaurant makes new of former Freemasons Hall Green velvet and brass fixtures have helped bring this secretive building back to life.
Lunch one course for £12, two for £15 or three for £19.Available Tue-Sat, Masons Restaurant & Bar, 36 Bridge Street, Manchester M3 3BT.Dessert is sugar-dusted doughnuts, moist from yuca and sweet potato enriched dough.They're big enough to share, and come showered in honey-spiced nuts, 'latin' (ie extra creamy) vanilla ice cream and oozles of salted caramel sauce.Prices on the 'grill' section of the menu are 12-£20 per person and these dishes will be cooked on an 'Esse' charcoal barbeque (made in Burnley), which can cook at around 350o C.
As well as imparting great flavour, the high temperate means that some cuts of fish will cook in seconds, according to Ranyard.
To date, the wine, beer and fish suppliers have yet to be decided on - but local experts such as Out of the Blue (fish) and Reserve (wine) could be involved in some shape or form. We promised to let you know about the special closing party on Saturday 28 July, and can now reveal that it will feature Mercury Prize shortlistees The Magic Numbers, whose latest album is just out, with support from singer-songwriter Ren Harvieu.
Cult music: Tankus the Henge's 'gonzo rock'n'roll' Based in London, this is your chance to catch cult band Tankus the Henge and their wild showmanship and eclectic and unique self-described Gonzo rock’n’roll music, drawing as much from jazz, funk and rock as classic songwriters such as Tom Waits and storytellers such as the Beats.
Film fans may recall that the Cubano is the speciality of the chef in the street food movie, Chef (2014).
It doesn't disappoint - and there's a good veggie alternative too, with asparagus.
Book online: Beer and a burger at Seven Bro7hers Local brewers, Seven Bro7hers have their own bar on Cutting Room Square.