Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Restaurant Squid Ink Surfaces in Ancoats

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Restaurant Squid Ink Surfaces in Ancoats

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ANCOATS' resurgence as Manchester's up-and-coming food and drink district continues with the opening of new neighbourhood bistro, Squid Ink.

Set up by local lad Anthony Barnes, the Great Ancoats Street restaurant has already quietly opened its doors for a trial period for menus to be tested and tweaked ahead of an official launch later this summer.

The bright, airy unit has been given a minimalist, Scandi-style fit-out, catering to up to 30 covers - although they're starting slow, taking bookings for only half that many for now.

The menu is compact too; just two starters, mains and desserts for now as well as a five-course tasting menu for Pounds 25, taking influence from all over the world.

"The concept is basically good food at affordable prices for everyone. We don't have a theme," said Anthony.

"We live in a multicultural city and I'm multicultural in my heritage. …

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