Higher Ground to host month-long pop-up at Ducie Street Warehouse


Having recently enjoyed a successful residency at Kampus, the team behind Higher Ground will be taking over Native’s Ducie Street Warehouse restaurant next month, running a series of pop-up dinners each weekend.

Higher Ground is a joint venture between chef Joseph Otway, previously of Where the Light Gets In in Stockport and Richard Cossins, formerly of Blue Hill at Stone Barns.

On Fridays and Saturdays in October, the Higher Ground pop-up will serve a five-course sharing menu, championing seasonal produce from the North West and pouring bottles of natural wine.

The sharing menu is £45 per guest with an optional wine pairing for £25. Wines by the glass, cans of Manchester brewed beer and wines by the bottle will also be available on the night.

There will be 40 tickets available for each dinner, with the first two weekends in October available to reserve from Friday 4th September via Tock. The maximum table size is six guests, with pre-payment for the food menu required when booking.

The ground floor at Ducie Street Warehouse has fast become a favourite hang-out in recent weeks, offering co-working space in the Lounge during the day, as well as a breakfast and lunch menu during the week and a brunch menu at weekends.

Ducie Street is also home to Native’s 166 apartments on the upper floors, offering a variety of living spaces from studios and one beds to two-bedroom penthouses, complete with garden terraces.

“We couldn’t be more excited to bring our style of cooking and approach to service to DSW,” said Joseph and Richard of Higher Ground.

“DSW have provided us with an ideal platform to work from and we once again look forward to connecting with the many producers and farmers in the local area.”

It’s a busy autumn for the Higher Ground team, who will also be hosting a series of supper clubs at Moda’s penthouse suites, which will be Manchester’s highest dining venue.

At 100m high, the Manchester Food & Drink Festival pop-up will be Manchester’s highest dining venue with stunning views across the city and beyond. With just four dates available, the pop-up gives guests a one-off chance to dine in this stunning setting and capture one of the most iconic shots of Manchester.

You can enjoy drinks with a view, as the sun sets over the city, before sitting down for a four course meal served using fresh north west produce with paired wines to accompany.

Photo: Christian James

Jacqui Griffiths, General Manager at Native Manchester and Ducie Street Warehouse, said that Native have been exploring different options for the restaurant at Ducie Street, and a collaboration with the Higher Ground team felt like the perfect way to relaunch the space.

“We are passionate about working with local operators, which is also a key focus for Joseph and Richard and we’re delighted to be able to offer them a platform to continue their journey,” she said.

“Over the last few months we’ve seen the ground floor come to life again, creating a safe and vibrant space, and this collaboration will help to create even further buzz and excitement.”

Higher Ground will take residency at Ducie Street Warehouse on Fridays and Saturdays in October.

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