Ducie Street Warehouse, the all-day bar and kitchen on the ground floor of the Grade II listed former Victorian warehouse, has announced its new menu for the indoor space – and socialising is the order of the day.
Head chef Andrew Green, who was previously at Mamucium, has created a menu dedicated to sharing.
A collection of ‘bigger plates’ take centre stage on the menu and are ideal for 2-4 people sharing.
Dishes include a rosemary roast whole lamb rump with minted greens and hispi cabbage; miso glazed whole sea bass, with bok choi and ginger; an 800g tomahawk of Cheshire beef, with vine roasted tomatoes; and harissa spiced whole chicken with chick peas, roasted vegetables and lime.
There’s also baked ‘ras-el-hanout’ cauliflower, squash, wilted spinach, red pepper, topped with toasted seeds and curry oil; and finally a 1kg baked Camembert cheese, served with toasted sourdough, plum and fig preserve, and toasted walnuts.
Our lamb sharer was cooked perfectly pink, the sweet juicy slices sat atop a mound of fresh minty greens.
For those looking to share a selection of small plates, highlights include salt and pepper crispy calamari with wild garlic aioli and lemon; chilli and coriander king prawns with Sriracha mayonnaise, finished with lime; and halloumi cheese flame, vodka, plum and fig compote, with toasted sourdough.
There’s also golden shakshuka, baked eggs, feta, coriander served with toasted local sourdough; and local reared lamb koftas, with beetroot hummus, khobez, crumbled feta, and pickled cucumber.
We especially loved the indulgent lobster macaroni cheese, rich and creamy with zesty lemon and crunchy herb pangritata.
The new menu also includes snack sharers, salads, large plates and sides, plus a collection of pinsa – Ducie Street’s signature artisan Roman flatbreads with San Marzano tomatoes, fresh basil and fior de latte cheese.
Desserts, meanwhile, include a date majool sticky toffee slice, drizzled with miso butterscotch, and served with chai seed ice cream; avocado and coconut cheesecake, with lime and chilli; and honey blossom white chocolate blondie, with raspberry sorbet.
For those looking to share a pudding, we recommend the sharing plum and pear crumble, served with rich clotted cream ice cream, which generously serves two.
Ducie Street’s popular South-facing terrace opened in April, and now the indoor restaurant is fully open too with an offering of food, drink, entertainment, resident DJs and a collection of curated takeovers across sounds, inspired arts and cultural pop-ups.
For relaxed all-day dining and drinking, Ducie Street Warehouse is a place to be sociable again – and a place where there’s something for everyone.
Now you just have to decide who you’re sharing with.