Manchester’s Great Northern Warehouse opens al fresco dining space

By James McAllister

- Last updated on GMT

Manchester’s Great Northern Warehouse opens al fresco dining space

Related tags: Manchester, Al fresco, Coronavirus

Manchester’s Great Northern Warehouse has launched a 50-cover community kitchen and dining space in a bid to provide a helping hand to local hospitality businesses.

The ‘Restaurant on the Square,’ located in Manchester’s city centre, has been initiated 'to provide a Covid-secure space for the destination’s current tenants, alongside local businesses that are restricted by their own outdoor dining capabilities'.

It will house operators on a weekly rotation, giving businesses the chance to utilise the space for four days at a time.

Manchester-based tapas restaurant group Evuna is the first operator to take over the space, which launched yesterday (6 August) and will operate from 5pm to 9pm on Thursdays, and 12pm to 9pm between Fridays and Sundays each week.

Other operators set to feature include Italian vendor Salvis; and theatrical bar and restaurant Impossible.

The pop-up restaurant will also include its own Estrella Damm bar.

“Housing so many brilliant bars and restaurants here at the Great Northern we really want to do what we can to help the hospitality business get back on its feet," says Mark Schofield, centre director at Great Northern Warehouse.

"A lot restaurants don’t have the luxury of outdoor seating, so we’ve created an outdoor dining space that can hold 50 diners in the heart of the Manchester.”

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