New waterside food and drink venues coming to New Islington Marina

Four ground floor units overlooking the Marina have been let to independent businesses, each of whom will bring a new offering to the community

From award-winning bakery Pollen to House of Esk and Cask, New Islington Marina is home to some of the city’s favourite dining and drinking spots.

And now, award-winning regeneration company Urban Splash has revealed the new businesses who’ll be moving into the Mansion House building at New Islington Marina. 

Four ground floor units overlooking the Marina have been let to independent businesses, each of whom will bring a new offering to the community

They include renowned food writer and author Pippy Eats, whose founder Pippa Middlehurst will launch a new cookery school and community event space on the Marina. 

Flawd Wine will also launch a wine bar and bottle shop in the building, offering natural, low-intervention wine and local beer, served alongside local cheese and charcuterie. 

“Flawd will focus on small-scale wine producers with a constantly changing wine list encouraging curiosity and enabling discovery,” said co-founder Richard Cossins. 

“The aim is to make natural wine approachable to anyone and everyone and we’re creating a space in which customers can share bottles with friends.

“Ultimately, we just want to open a neighbourhood wine bar for the growing New Islington community; to create a space for people to drink great wine, relax and have fun. 

“We look forward to welcoming everyone from next week!”

Other new offerings include Mezze (formally of Hatch fame), a bar and kitchen offering that will open in early 2022, while beauty salon Blush will also move into the space. 

The new venues will complement the amazing eateries and shops which have been successfully established here, including the Pollen Bakery, Jub Thai, Hip Hop Chip Shop, Kettlebell Kitchen, Jungle Jazz bar, Cutting Room Square and Urban Exchange. 

Alongside the hundreds of new homes, a park, Marina and OFSTED-Outstanding school, New Islington has deservedly become one of the best places to live, not only in Manchester but in the UK. 

“As we come to the final chapters of our New Islington story, we are proud to bring more great businesses to the area,” says Nicky Harries, the Urban Splash commercial manager who has overseen the deal.

“This is a neighbourhood that’s grown so much in recent years, becoming one of the city’s most vibrant places to live, work and play. 

“These businesses will add to the mix on offer along New Islington’s Marina, opening the area up to more people.”

For more information about Urban Splash and the New Islington neighbourhood, click below.


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