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Cottonopolis to re-open as The Lamb of Tartary in March

New Public House & Grill from the team behind Edinburgh Castle to launch in the Northern Quarter this February
The Lamb of Tartary

A new venture called the Lamb of Tartary is set to replace Cottonnopolis.

Next week, on Friday 1st March, brand new public house & grill, The Lamb of Tartary, will officially open its doors in Manchester’s Northern Quarter at the former Cottonopolis site on Newton Street

From Friday, locals will be able to sit and enjoy drinks with friends, visit for brunch or dive into a delicious plate of food from the new menu of seasonal British dishes.

It looks like another fabulous gastropub is on its way to Manchester.

The Lamb of Tartary

The brand new concept is from the team behind the award-winning Edinburgh Castle pub in Ancoats.

Derived from an old tale, where people believed that lambs came from the cotton plant, the name of the new venue pays homage to The Lamb being born out of Cottonopolis.

The Grade II listed building will receive a fresh fit-out turning it into an unrecognisable space where customers can sit and enjoy a pint with friends, watch the sports or dive into a delicious plate of food.

What’s on the menu?

Chips and gravy, Oysters, and most importantly: Guinness

Ahead of the new launch, the Grade II listed building has received a fresh fit-out, designed by Directors Nick and Hayley Muir, with the space transformed with a new light and airy feel, with ornate panelling, exposed flooring, seated booths, and filled with leafy green plants.

The new ‘All Day Dining’ menu features a plethora of small plates including Atlantic prawn cocktail & melba toast; Burrata, crown prince pumpkin & green sauce; and an array of meat and fish fresh from the grill, including Otterburn Farm Pork available in Bacon Collar & Loin Chop cuts and beautifully delicate Cornish Lobster with Hollandaise.

The brunch menu will also be available from 12pm-3pm on Saturday’s and includes dishes such as; Bacon chop, fried egg & chips; Wild mushrooms, lake’s fried egg on toast; and English muffin, potato rosti, fried egg, cheese & tomato jam.
Shaun Moffat, Executive Chef of The Lamb and Edinburgh Castle commented “It’s an exciting time for the team to be working on this new project at The Lamb of Tartary.

“We all loved Cottonopolis and will miss it dearly, however, we are looking forward to launching this new concept to fall in line with the success we’ve achieved at the Edinburgh Castle.

“The Lamb of Tartary will be a slightly more casual affair whilst still championing the produce and suppliers we’ve spent the last year or so building up.

“We will continue to utilise the best produce to create new favourite dishes and modern takes on classics, and as a result allow us to offer an exciting food & drink concept.

“We’re excited to finally be able to welcome the public into The Lamb of Tartary next week. The venue has had a complete makeover, transforming it into a light and airy space perfect for enjoying a pint with friends or a meal with loved ones.

“After seeing such success at Edinburgh Castle, we are looking forward to creating something more accessible and casual to those who visit whilst still championing local produce and suppliers we’ve spent the last year or so building up. If you are looking for your new local in the Northern Quarter, then The Lamb of Tartary is certainly it!”

Once open, The Lamb will be showing key sports fixtures throughout the year including the Rugby Six Nations, The UEFA European Championships and Wimbledon.

What’s to drink?

Drinks on offer pair perfectly with the new food menu, with considered cocktails made with care and using only the best ingredients. Enjoy The Lamb’s best version of classics such as the Gimlet, Old Fashioned and the Sidecar, as well as featuring a number of well-known iconic cocktails with a twist, including an Espresso Martini with chocolate and orange and a Paloma made with Grapefruit and Rosemary Soda.

The new bar will have 24 different beers on tap, including local favourites Manchester Union Lager and Cask Beer from Buxton Brewery and Mobberley Brewhouse.

The Lamb will also offer a range of hot drinks, soft drinks & a selection of lower-alcohol drinks perfect for brunch including a Garibaldi, Bloody Mary and The Lamb’s Spritz.

Nick and Hayley Muir are also the directors behind the Edinburgh Castle pub on Blossom Street, Ancoats.

They transformed the derelict 200-year-old pub in Ancoats, building up its reputation for exceptional food & drink, resulting in the pub recently being named as one of the best gastropubs in the UK.

Edinburgh Castle is the first Manchester city centre venue to make it into the shortlist for the Estrella Damn Top 50 Gastropubs, which sees members within the hospitality industry including top chefs and food writers vote for their best places to eat.

The official rankings will be revealed at an official ceremony.

For more information about The Lamb or to sign up to hear more, follow @Lamb_of_Tartary on Instagram

The Lamb of Tartary’s kitchen will be open from Wednesday – Sunday from 12PM and the bar will be open from 3PM on Monday & Tuesday, then from 12PM from Wednesday – Sunday.

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