January is when we commit to doing the stuff we don’t really like doing in the hope of becoming better versions of ourselves – from slogging it out at the gym and eating a whole bunch of healthy food to giving up booze and animal products.

That being said, we all need a cheat day once in a while to keep the momentum going – and we’ve found the perfect spot in the Northern Quarter for you to indulge.

Originally known as Bluu bar, Foundry Project was rebranded last November.

A stalwart of the Northern Quarter for over a decade, the team behind Bluu decided they wanted to give the venue a refresh to bring it in line with what the market wanted.

Most of the changes are cosmetic with new furniture, soft lighting and retiled pillars. And there’s a new Estrella tank – the first of its kind in the UK.

A casual neighbourhood spot serving up cocktails and local beers, with an all-day food menu offering breakfast, brunch and lunch – plus grazing items to groups enjoying drinks after work – the vibe here is informal and relaxed with plenty of large tables if you’re heading in in a bigger group.

The Foundry Project Manchester tacos

All food is half-price when you pre-book online this month. From cheeseburger tacos and fries to hand-crafted naughty burgers and pizzas, Foundry Project is a one-stop shop for all your cheat-day needs.

Our favourite? The spicy potato and onion bhaji burger, which comes in a sweet brioche bun with cucumber raita and sweet mango chutney.

There’s also an extensive snacking menu – perfect for grazing with friends over a few drinks after work. Highlights include the cheeseburger tacos and fries, sesame miso wings, loaded nachos and the stand-out snack of 2018 – halloumi fries, of course.

Whether you’re after tasty food to line your stomach before a night out in town or a bit of indulgence the day after, Foundry Project has got you covered.

Make sure to pre-book online to get the half-price food deal. T&CS: 50% off total food bill Monday – Friday, valid until 31/01/2019. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer, discount or promotion. Excludes Bottomless Brunch.


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