The Butcher’s Quarter DeansgateEuropean
The Butcher’s Quarter Deansgate is one of several foodie places to open on the newly colonised Deansgate Mews. (The elevated pedestrianised strip hidden between the Great Northern and Deansgate – get to it by going up the steps opposite the Hilton.)
It’s primarily a deli specialising in locally reared meats, cheeses, ingredients, wines and beers. It’s a lovely little spot if you’re doing a special food shop – especially as you can enjoy a drink and a snack while you’re there.
Get a window seat in the back and have a bird’s eye view of the evening unfolding on Deansgate below. Or sit on their terrace – it’s one of the more peaceful places for alfresco drinks in the city centre.
They use the Corovin pouring device for wine so they can uncork some pretty exclusive bottles without worrying about it going off. Fine wines, such as a £150-a-bottle Chateau Talbot, are available by the glass at a more accessible £25.
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, they fire up their barbecue and serve seasonal small plates made from the produce in the shop. Typical dishes include bbq pork rillette, and organic burrata with nduja and honey.
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