Wilderness Bar + Kitchen, a three-storey eating, drinking and lifestyle venue, is opening in Manchester’s Northern Quarter this month.
Positioned as a “welcoming, relaxed space with a modern approach to flavour”, Wilderness’ food and drink menus are informed by seasonality and high-quality produce.
The kitchen team, headed up by James Lord, previously of Manchester House, will create modern European dishes, cooked over coals.
Bar manager Adam Day has developed a natural drinks menu, pairing house made ingredients, seasonal produce and quality spirits. A selection of low-ABV cocktails, natural wines and craft beers will also be on offer.
The ground floor will be an “engaging” all-day space where guests can enjoy a carefully considered range of beers and house-made Highball cocktails on tap, and moving up to the first floor, an intimate bar will serve cocktails and small plates.
The basement Innovation Room will be a creative space for both the chefs and the bartenders to explore new flavours. The table is set within the working kitchen and can also be booked out for private dining, where guests can experience a tasting menu served by the head chef.
Mof Gimmers, resident record buyer at sister site Wilderness Record Store in Withington, will be curating the music offering; booking his favourite DJs and playing new releases, classics and vinyl reissues.