There’s rumblings on the streets of the Northern Quarter that something special is heading our way this Christmas. Well I am here to confirm that those rumours are indeed true as Miracle On High Street gets set to open it’s doors to the public from Thursday 22nd November.
From the creative (some might say warped!) minds behind Almost Famous, winners of Food & Drink Pioneers and Food Hero at the recent Manchester Food & Drink Awards 2012, comes a Christmas themed pop-up bar with seasonal food and drink in keeping with the stlye of it’s big brother Famous, aptly named Miracle On High Street.
So where is this Xmas paradise you might ask? Well just like Almost Famous it doesn’t have any obvious signage and is in fact accessed via a freshly built set of stairs at the back of Socio Rehab which lead you up to the first floor of what should surely now be called ‘Beautiful House‘. What’s inside? Well apart from the food and drink which I will tell you about in a moment I’m going to leave it up to you to discover for yourself. Just like Christmas it’s more fun if you have some surprises!
Food first. It’s rich, it’s decadent, and it even manages to make Brussel Sprouts taste good as part of the Miracle Sandwich. Perhaps that’s the miracle itself? Turkey, roasties, stuffing, sprouts with bacon (of course), covered in gravy, stuck in a bun and served with pigs in blankets as a garnish. Awesome!
The menu is packed full of hearty, meaty (although there are veggie options!) and warming delights, perfect for lining the stomach before you indulge in the cocktails……
Lovingly created by Tom Higham, a familiar face around ‘Beautiful House’ and behind many a bar in Manchester, the cocktail menu is equally, if not more magical than the food. I can’t professed to have tried them all (yet) but I’ve had a go on 5 of them and each brings something unique to the table, but each brings something familiar – Alcohol! No pictures of these I’m afraid, but if you imagine Christmas presents in a glass you’ll be someway to the presentation. Unless you go for the Christmas In New York (my favourite) which is an ice cream iceberg floating on a dark sea of chocolate stout and Woodford!
Of course, there’s a fully stocked bar as well as the cocktails with beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks to make sure everyone can join in the fun.
Miracle On High Street opens on Thursday 22nd November at 5pm when the first 50 people through the doors will get free sliders and the first 100 will get a free drink. From then on the opening times will look something like this (for the first couple of weeks at least;
Thursday 22nd – Open 5pm – 1am
Friday 23rd – Open 5pm – 2am (Food until 10pm)
Saturday 24th – Open 1pm – 2am (Food until 10pm)
Sunday 25th – 1pm – 10pm (Food until 10pm)
Wednesday 28th – Open from 5pm
Thursday 29th – Open from 5pm
Friday 30th – Open from 5pm
Saturday 1st – Open from 1pm
Sunday 2nd – Open from 1pm