The Jane EyreBritish
Presided over by Eyre siblings Jonny and Joe, this is, mildly disappointingly, not a Gothic homage to the Yorkshire based tragic-heroine but actually named after their late mum. The self-styled ‘neighbourhood bar’ offers seasonal food, classic cocktails and local beers.
The kitchen serves up a range of interesting small plates like salt cod and chorizo scotch egg, Vacio steak with chimichurri and roast cauliflower with romesco sauce. They also do a mean brunch and Bloody Mary menu and a range of souped-up toasties stuffed with things like cheese and Manchester ale chutney, or crab and chorizo if you’re a bit posher.
Beers are local and craft, obviously. Cocktails mostly elegant classics but if you like they offer some quirky additions like a glug of their homemade apple pie bourbon in an Old Fashioned, or kumquat gin with your tonic. This is a stylish and sophisticated foil to the more industrial offerings in the area but panic not, the staff can still be relied on to don mustard coloured beanies and have tattooed fingers, phew!