Greens Vegetarian Sale
TV chef Simon Rimmer’s famous non-meatery Greens has been going strong in Didsbury since 1990. In summer 2022, he branched out to Sale’s new social and dining destination Stanley Square, offering innovative and locally sourced vegetarian and vegan food, plus a rooftop bar and outside spaces.
Seasonal eating is on the menu inside, where large plates include the likes of falafel burger with tahini yoghurt and tomato and chilli relish, and a spinach, pistachio and feta filo pie with roast tomatoes, fennel and courgette.
Small plates include charred cauliflower with brown butter cauliflower puree and pea salsa verde, and Special Reserve Lancashire rarebit with tomato jam and watercress. Further cheese dreams may be met by the classic combos of burrata, vine tomato and slow roasted pepper panzanella.
There’s plenty that’s purely plant-based, too, drawing inspiration from around the globe: hummus with green harissa and pomegranate sits in the Middle Eastern corner. While from the Far East, oyster mushrooms stand in for the traditional duck in the Greens favourite of pancakes with spring onion, cucumber and plum sauce. There’s a dhal too, here with sweet potato and spinach, toasted coconut and coriander, and a flatbread for dunking. Eat your Greens!
Upstairs in the relaxing roof garden – weather permitting – you can pick at sharing platters, and there’s a street terrace out front perfect for sipping spritzes in the sun, continental style.
The bar area welcomes guests (and dogs until 5pm) for cocktails, craft beers and organic wines, and there’s a coffee and brew club giving loyal customers free bevs – and you get a homemade vegan hobnob free with every sit-down hot drink.