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Vertigo opens new Media City restaurant with sun terrace and private dining pods


It was recently named as one of the top 20 vegan restaurants in the UK by The Times. And today, Vertigo is opening a new branch in MediaCityUK.

Since launching last year, Vertigo’s Royal Exchange and First Street venues have proved immensely popular and have been credited with revolutionising the vegan offering in the region.

The new Vertigo Media City, which is the largest of the three Manchester sites, will cater for 45 people across its indoor seating area, plus a 20 person outdoor sun terrace for diners to enjoy the views across the Quays.

It also has four private dining Greenhouse pods, as part of the ‘Box on the Docks’ summer initiative.

Like the other branches, the new restaurant is offering an entirely vegan all-day menu, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days a week.

As well as usual favourites, such as the peanut butter and sweet potato dhaal and 1/4lb cheezeburger, the venue will bring an exclusive new ‘Grab & Go’ offering including dark chocolate and raspberry chia pudding breakfast pots, jerk seitan flatbreads, and rainbow salad and falafel bowls. 

Drinks include natural wines, beers by First Chop, coffees by ManCoCo and fresh juices pressed to order.

All social distancing measures will be adhered to, with cashless and contactless service. 

“Vegan fare has become enormously popular in the past few years and we’re thrilled that more people are discovering how amazing it can be,” says Vertigo founder Michael Jebelli.

“Our two existing restaurants have gone from strength to strength, and we’re so proud to be able to open our third restaurant in Media City next week. It’s a natural fit for us to expand out of the city centre and we can’t wait to launch.

“It’s been such a tough few months for everyone in the sector, and we’ve had such support from our team and customers.

“We hope the launch demonstrates that there is a quiet confidence among operators, as well as a public demand to get the restaurant industry back up on its feet and open again.”

Vertigo Media City is open now, and private pods can be reserved.

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