Box on the Docks Mediacity, MediaCityUK, Salford, M50 2BS – Visit Now
Box on the Docks is officially back and ready for another busy summer at Media City. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept – they set up shop on the picturesque waterside piazza every summer with a host of free activities running from June to August.
It all combines art, drinks and food by the riverside to create a relaxing beach-like feel, bolstered by retro striped canvas chairs, colourful parasols and even some boozy ice cream. If you’ve not been before then prepare to be stunned that all this is just a short trip away – travelling down from the city to the waterfront gardens feels like a breath of fresh air. It’s rare to find an open waterside space like this in Manchester where you can sit back and unwind with a fruity cocktail.
Adding colour and vibrance to Mediacity
Partnering with Salford-based design and artist duo Mikesian Studio, Media City has commissioned some top-quality local artwork. The studio will be adding a splash of colour to the Seven Bro7hers bar with a unique mural. Alongside this, they’re presenting a rotating programme of independent food and drink vendors in partnership with Salford-born Seven Bro7hers Brewing Co to showcase local brands like The Tasty Greek.
Here, you can taste all of Greece from authentic dolmades (a zesty rice mixture wrapped in a vine leaf) to classic gyros and tender lamb, plus a choice of halloumi and various other cheeses for the vegetarians and plenty of chips to go around.
Another vendor is Beigel, which serves up fresh bagels with delicious locally sourced fillings. One of the standout recipes is the Rueben ‘N’ Twist, their take on the classic Rueben: delicate slices of salt beef stacked on top of a tangy homemade Russian dressing and mild Swiss cheese, paired with tart sauerkraut, sliced gherkins and a drizzle of American mustard sandwiched in a black beigel. I’ve never been to New York, but I imagine it tastes something like this.
A safe, family-friendly go-to destination that sparkles in the sunshine
Finally, Il Forno Pizzas. Using a traditional woodfire oven and original Italian recipes they create thin, crisp pizzas that are bursting with flavour, with a selection of classic toppings, cooked in a matter of minutes.
Box On The Docks is a fantastic idea, adding colour and vibrance to Mediacity and transforming it into a safe, family-friendly go-to destination that sparkles in the sunshine.