Solita bar & grill announces NQ refurb plus plans for new steakhouse on Deansgate

A fresh look for the original Solita followed by a new Deansgate venue...

A fresh new look for the original Solita will be followed by a bold new Deansgate venue…

Solita is to unveil a bold new look for its popular Northern Quarter Americana restaurant – as well as 30 extra covers – following an extensive refurbishment.

It has also announced plans to open a 1950s-style steak restaurant in the Barton Arcade on Deansgate. The new restaurant – as yet unnamed – will be its second city centre location and is due to open in early 2016.

The original Turner Street restaurant – famed for its ‘Big Manc’ and ‘Manchester Wheel’ burgers – is investing in new décor, furniture and the latest kitchen equipment to give it a fresh look, three years after opening its doors in June 2012.

Customers can expect to see custom graffiti and specially-commissioned artwork on the walls and ceilings and a bold neon look when it reopens on Friday October 23.

The capacity will be increased to 150 covers and customers who subscribe to the restaurant’s mailing list will be offered 25% off their bill so they can enjoy the new look for themselves with some great value food and drink.

Owners Franco Sotgiu and Simon Pogson have taken inspiration for the new look from some of their favourite cities and venues across the world, including a recent fact-finding trip to New York.

Franco said: “The restaurants have developed quite a lot over the years and we are using this as a chance to bring it more in line with new venue design concepts.

“We want to make sure our restaurants reflect the best of what is happening in the bar and restaurant trade – from the food and drink we offer to the look and feel of our restaurants.

“We’re not having a relaunch, but we wanted to make sure our loyal customers can come and have a look at our new design, as well as enjoy a discount on their meal as a big thank you from us.”

Solita also has restaurants in Didsbury and Prestwich.


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