A distinguished terrace bar that looks out over HOME, the Engels statue and other aspects of the fashionable gasworks redevelopment site, the First Street Bar And Kitchen is the perfect place to go for a classy escape from the city. You can look forward to a sophisticated atmosphere thanks to the exquisite decor and fine food. Take a seat surrounded by designer furniture and artful lighting, or go outside to the terraced garden. And when we say fine food we mean fine food – the restaurant is partnered with Gino d’Acampo who has had extensive input into the menu.
To pick just a few examples, guests can enjoy a Loch Duart salmon salad, or arancini (rice balls) in red pepper sauce. The spaghetti with mussels, clams, and calamari is a must for seafood lovers. All the ingredients, whether from land or sea, are carefully sourced from specialist suppliers and there are plenty of vegetarian and vegan options, making this a well-rounded Manchester foodie destination, suitable for all tastes.
But as well as the quality of the food, it’s worth taking a visit for the friendly and knowledgeable staff who add a pleasingly relaxed air to proceedings with their pleasant and welcoming vibe. If you find that Manchester’s scene can be a bit hectic and intense sometimes, this is the place to go for something subtly different.
On the drinks menu you’ll find, of course, Peroni and Moretti, but there’s also an entire spreadsheet of rums, agaves, whiskeys and cognacs for the spirit connoisseur. There are also speciality gin and tonics and last, but not least, fine authentic Italian coffee. What could be better than looking out over Manchester’s iconic skyline, with a glass or cup in your hands and good company? First Street Kitchen is the place to be for those chilled, sophisticated moments.