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
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.
Here are five of our favourite places to eat in Hanley’s Cultural Quarter:
1. North Kitchen & Bar
Previously Rawr Café Bar and Kitchen, North still keeps the trendy health-conscious vibe of its predecessor, but now with a distinctly Nordic edge. Something new and unique for Hanley.
You can head there for breakfast, brunch, dinner, cocktails, beers and wine and feast on its Scandi-inspird menus with items ranging from burgers, kebabs, hot dogs and tacos to hearty super bowls and classic sandwiches.
Open until 6pm Monday and Tuesday; 8pm on Wednesday and Thursday; 10pm on Friday and Saturday; and 4pm on Sunday. Kitchen closes an hour before. 31 Piccadilly. Call 01782 261111 to book. www.northcq.co.uk.
2. Klay Pizzeria and Bar
Klay is a must if it’s wood-fired pizza and Prosecco that tickles your fancy. Offering traditional toppings like Margherita and Pepperoni along with 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. klaypizzeria.com.
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 places to eat in Hanley is The Slamwich Club. It serves an amazing choice of sandwiches that go beyond the simple idea of 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’ aiming to showcase local talent.
Opens 11am – 9.30pm. 63 Piccadilly. Call to 01782 855032 to book. www.facebook.com/slamwichclub.
5. The Quarter
Quirky and quaint, the Quarter is a lively and popular hang out in Hanley.
The cafe come restaurant has love music playing most nights and offers a variety of menus including kids, tapas and vegan options. Opt for starters, salads, flatbread pizzas or one of its famous sharing platters. Plus, with plenty of cocktails and soft drinks, it’s a great place to wind down after work. But booking is recommended as it can get busy and full up quickly any night.
Open to 11pm on most nights. Call 01782 286 006 www.thequartercafe.co.uk.
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