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Manchester restaurant No.1 Canal Street hopes to 'step it up' in the Gay Village

A restaurant hoping to step up the food scene in Manchester's Gay Village is set to open its doors next month.

Based in the former Bandit, Mugger & Thief, No. 1 Canal Street will be the second venture from couple Lisa Kettle and Danielle Condron, who have been successfully running The Bridge Pub and Dining in Sale for just over a year.

"We've had a massive refit [at The Bridge] in January and off the back of that we're flying," says Lisa, who has previously worked at Albert's Shed and Dukes 92.
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"The reviews are absolutely flying – it's 4.9 stars [on Facebook] after 18 months so we're really proud of that."

"We've got a really big gay following here at The Bridge, a lot of people come because it's me and Danni that took it and everyone is saying, 'do it – we need somewhere decent to eat [on Canal Street]'."

A look at the contemporary, stylish touches at The Bridge gives an idea of what the city centre restaurant will look like.

"It's going to be relaxed dining moving into a bit more energy in the evening. Soft furnishings, bright, airy - a real female feel to it compared to what's been down the canal before."

"I think that's the difference; very soft rather than these crazy drink offers. It's going to step it up a little bit."
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Food-wise, No 1 Canal Street will serve modern British food with an Asian twist cooked up by head chef Paul Roberts. Again, a look at The Bridge gives an idea; fresh seafood, crowd-pleasing 30 day dry-aged steaks, and flavour-packed currys.

The 60-cover restaurant will also offer two-course lunch deals which have proven popular at their Sale destination.

"It's laid up for a restaurant with a small bar area, but we've got outside seating too - so on those nice days we'll have full service out there as well," Lisa continues.

Speaking about the current scene on Canal Street, Lisa said: "It's a nice nightlife scene, but it'd be nice to have a few more eating places that people want to go to rather than just heading over to the Northern Quarter – which a lot of people do.

"People go there for drinking, and not the food really. It's missing that scene I think."

No 1 Canal Street will open next month, follow @ thebridgesale for more updates.


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