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5 places to eat in Hanley’s Cultural Quarter

The Cultural Quarter is where it’s at if you’re looking for places to eat in Hanley. Here’s five restaurants and cafes you need to try 

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If you are on the look out for places to eat in Hanley, the popular Cultural Quarter is fast becoming the quirky and cool place to hang out.

The site is home to a host of businesses, including trendy bars, unique fashion outlets and art galleries.
And it’s giving other cities a run for its money in the style stakes as people flock to the area making it a hive of activity and centre for creativity.

The area’s major draw has to be the choice of eateries, which offer even the most discerning of foodies a wide range of dining options.

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Here are five of our favourite places to eat in Hanley’s Cultural Quarter: 

1. Rawr Café Bar and Kitchen

This trendy health-conscious cafe aims to provide the best in vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free food and drink.

You can head there for breakfast and brunch and sample dishes like ‘Chia Up Duck’ which comprises of scrambled egg with maple butter and Cholula in a toasted chia seed bun, or, the ‘Hummucide’, which is hummus on toasted multi-seed bread with chilli flakes, rocket and lemon.

Sandwiches, burgers, tacos, hotpots and smaller plates, such as buffalo cauliflower, are also available, along with an extensive cocktail menu, bottled and draught beers and wine. Definitely something to roar about!

Open until 8pm on week nights, 10pm Friday and Saturday and 4pm on Sunday. Kitchen closes an hour before. 31 Piccadilly. Call 01782 261111 to book. 

2. Klay Pizzeria and Bar

Klay is a must if it’s wood-fired pizza that tickles your fancy.

Offering traditional favourites, such as a Margherita or a Pepperoni, or something a little bit different, like ‘Mac’ and cheese or meatballs; diners can also build their own pizzas from scratch.

There are lots of vegetarian and vegan options available and set menus are on offer too. So, why not get a pizza the action? 

Open until 10pm on week nights, 11pm on Friday and Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday. 2 Piccadilly. Call 01782 769249 to book.

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3. Piccadilly Brasserie

This typical brasserie offers elegant dining all day long and is a popular choice for theatre-goers.

Breakfast and lunch options are on the menu during the day and include a full English, jacket potatoes, wraps and paninis.

For dinner, you can expect soup of the day and garlic mushrooms to start, while the mains include several pasta dishes, homemade burgers and stroganoff.

Menus change regularly and set menus are available. The owners also promise great coffee, gins and cocktails.

Food served 11am – 7pm (9pm on theatre nights). 46-48 Picadilly Hanley. Call 01782 283764 to book. 

4. The Slamwich Club

One of the newest additions to trendy places to eat in Hanley is The Slamwich Club. It serves an amazing choice of sandwiches that will go beyond the simple idea of a traditional two slices of bread. 

Vegans are also catered for and there are delicious sides and salads to sample too. You can also enjoy live music and DJs with its ‘Slamwich Sessions’, which aim to showcase local talent.

Opens 11am – 9.30pm. 63 Piccadilly. Call to 01782 855032 to book.

5. Gelarto di Gabor

The sweet treat is certainly one for those diners who like to skip the mains and get straight to dessert.

Whether it’s spectacular sundaes or wonderful waffles, not to mention tiramisu, carrot cake and apple crumble, you’ll find plenty to choose from, as well as coffee, hot chocolate and Irish coffee. Yum!

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