Allied London is launching the next phase of Spinningfields’ Leftbank area, adding four new traders to its casual dining destination The Kitchens and a cinema screen at new urban green space The Garden.
With newly planted palm trees fresh for spring, The Garden gives the Leftbank community a space to meet, eat and relax in their own urban oasis. Designed to give city dwellers more green space to accompany the ever-popular Lawns, The Garden will boast a 75-inch screen and Wii consoles, which will be available to use throughout the day.
Monthly film nights will be accompanied by chef’s table supper clubs at The Kitchens and themed screenings for sporting events, such as the Olympics, the Golf Masters and Wimbledon.
Street food concept The Kitchens is already proving a popular destination for the savvy Manchester foodie. Joining established traders Bangers and Bacon, Hip Hop Chip Shop and Chaat Cart will be steak derived concept Well Hung, Chinese food vendor Dim Sum Su and Malaysian street food traders Nasi Lemak.
Purveyors of sweet indulgence and Northern Quarter based Teacup Kitchen is also due to join Leftbank later this month with their new concept Teacup Cakery. They will serve artisan coffee and loose-leaf teas, providing the sweeter side of Leftbank with their highly acclaimed cakes and patisserie.
The Kitchens has been heavily invested in by Allied London as part of this mission to encourage independent and local food and drink to Spinningfields. The Garden and The Kitchens will continue to evolve to ensure that Leftbank remains one of Manchester’s most innovative public realm developments.
Leftbank’s first big event for 2016 will be Manchester’s 7th annual Duck Race, which will be held on 25 March, with thousands of people flocking to Spinningfields to raise money for charity Brainwave.
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