A brand new ‘trapbox’ bar and restaurant is opening on Bridge Street this summer


202 Kitchen, a brand new ‘trapbox’ bar and restaurant concept, has announced it will open in Manchester this summer with an enclosed outdoor area for all weather. 

The restaurant will serve ‘trapbox’ cuisine, a relatively new foodie concept seeing colourful foods such as mac’n’cheese, waffles, fried chicken, burgers, and grilled seafood piled into a box.

Trapbox has become an increasingly popular trend, starting out with untrained cooks showing off their food via social media and establishing a following and loyal customer base.

There are now trapbox home chefs all over the UK, with one of the most famous being Prince Owusu, who was featured on BBC 2’s Million Pound Menu.

202 Kitchen will launch on Bridge Street on 21st August, having already successfully launched its first restaurant in Birmingham earlier this year.

Alongside the ‘trapbox’ kitchen offering, which it says is “soul food done different”, 202 Kitchen will also offer an extensive cocktail and drinks menu with wines, beers and spirits. 

In keeping with social distancing guidelines, 202 Kitchen will also operate a Covid-secure operation, creating a comfortable and safe environment for guests to socialise responsibly. 

The vibrant interiors of 202 Kitchen will see the eatery decked out almost entirely in bright pink, complete with sheltered outside space.

202 Kitchen will officially open on Bridge Street on Friday 21st August.

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