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Now we can bring you back into the Dining Room, The Refuge Alfresco will transform into an exciting hub of food and drink with our EATMCR collab.

The Waterhouse Way courtyard will feature some of EATMCR’s—and Manchester’s—most exciting street food traders, plus showcasing some of the latest to launch on the baked goods scene. So swing by every Thursday to Sunday, from 20 May to 22 August – our gates open at 5pm on Thursdays and 12 noon Friday to Sunday, then close at 10pm (hours for some traders may vary). It’ll be walk-ins only, but you can also rock up for a takeaway too.

Among the first traders to appear at The Refuge are: Birria Brothers Tacos from the team behind Koffee Pot, with DGHNT, a bakery launched by Sulin Baldwin offering some exceptional doughnut flavours such as Raspberry Pistachio Pavlova and Mango Lassi. Things Palace, a Pan-Asian inspired food curated by Lorcán Kan, and Longbois Bakehouse, the superb neighbourhood bakery in Levenshulme owned by baking duo Jenny Oakenfull and Sarah Brya. Bada Bing, an Italian-American style sandwich deli, which takes inspiration from The Sopranos, and Batard Bakehouse, ran by Lewis Loughman, offering ‘well good bread + bangin’ bakes’. And there’s even more exciting traders to be announced!

Drinks come from Monkey 47 – a batch distilled and handcrafted Schwarzwald Dry Gin that fuses British traditions, the exoticism of India, and the purity of the Black Forest with masterly craftsmanship. The menu includes five eccentric cocktails made with Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Dry Gin including Monkey Sonic, Monkey Knees, Sloe Dance, Black Forest Negroni, and a classic Gin & Tonic.

We’ll also teaming up with breweries, Manchester’s Shindigger and Salford’s Pomona Island Brewery – providing an extensive list of local craft beers, both in cans and on tap.

To complete the summer programming, we’ve got soundtracks from Manchester’s finest DJs and selectors, including Lil Minx, Massey, Abigail Ward and Neil Diablo.

Keep an eye on socials: @eatmcr and @therefugemcr for the latest updates on traders and opening hours.


Thursday | 5-10pm
Friday to Sunday | 12 noon to 10pm


Rice Over Everything
Owner of Rice Over Everything, May, is orig­i­nal­ly from Myan­mar (Bur­ma) and started running a small artisan chilli business making small-batch chilli jars in the beginning of the first lockdown in 2020. She’s on Waterhouse Way this week with here Burmese curry bowls – choose from pork and mango or aubergine. Find out more about Rice Over Everything here.


Funkademia are taking over the terrace every Saturday up until our Come As You Are bank holiday weekender.