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Residency restaurant The Cotton Factory, named after the mill it calls home, will launch in the recently opened Whitworth Locke aparthotel this July with an exciting new Mexican offering courtesy of pop-up favourites El Camino.

It will be the first of an ever-evolving food and drink offering, with a series of pop-up feasts in collaboration with up-and-coming new food traders showcasing cuisines from all over the globe.

The pop-up dining experiences start this summer with local Mexican food specialists, El Camino, which hosted its first pop-up in Urmston earlier this year. The brand was created by the team behind popular beer and BBQ joint Get Chucked in 2018.

New pop-up dining experiences at Whitworth Locke will offer cuisines from across the globe I Love Manchester
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El Camino will be the first to feature in the 78-cover restaurant The Cotton Factory which has an open plan kitchen, hidden private dining room and a new bar.

“We have a great space and it is exciting to have the opportunity to fill it with a variety of hungry young operators to create unique one-off experiences in the city, said Youri Michel, director from The Initiative Group, who are behind The Cotton Factory.

“El Camino is a great brand delivering something special – we hope to create something even more special together.”

New pop-up dining experiences at Whitworth Locke will offer cuisines from across the globe I Love Manchester

The team behind El Camino will be joining The Cotton Factory for a three month residency, with the restaurant set to open early July.

The bespoke menu includes authentic Mexican dishes alongside tacos and burritos, plus tequila cocktails and Mexican beers. There will be homemade hot sauces, guacamole prepped to order and plenty of options for vegetarians, too.

“We had a brilliant run with our first pop-up in Urmston and this is a great opportunity to take our concept to the wider city centre audience with an experienced and creative partner that will really help us make a success of our first residency in town,” said Scott Power, founder of El Camino.

Reservations will be live from the 1st June for El Camino at The Cotton Factory, Whitworth Locke, 74 Princess St.


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