Ducie Street Warehouse

Ian Jones, Food and Drink Editor
Ducie Street Warehouse
Ducie Street Warehouse

Ducie Street Warehouse, Ground Floor, Warehouse, Ducie St,, Manchester, M1 2TP – Visit Now

This festive season, from today until Christmas Eve on 24th December, Ducie Street Warehouse has added a festive sharer like no other to its menu. Available to book every day until Christmas Eve, with 24 hours pre-order required, the Festive Yorkshire Pudding sharer sandwich (£29) is a sight to behold. A delicious, large-size, Yorkshire pudding sandwich is filled with turkey, cranberry and stuffing – and is for groups of 3-4 to share. To top it off, a bowl of gravy is served alongside for ultimate dipping. There is also a single portion festive Yorkshire pudding sandwich (£9.50) available every Sunday, with no pre-order. To pre-order Festive Yorkshire Pudding sharer, email info@duciestreet.com.

This Christmas Day, on 25th December, Head Chef Andrew Green, has curated a special Christmas menu for guests at Ducie Street Warehouse. The menu is priced at £115 per head for adults and £40 per head for children – which includes festive punch and sharing snack board on arrival, followed by starter, mains with all the sides – served family style, plus dessert and cheese course at the end.

Menu highlights include Cranberry glazed chicken liver parfait and Filo goats cheese tartlet for starters, with mains ranging from Roast breast of free-range turkey to Spiced sweet potato wellington with all the sides including extra roast potatoes, pigs in blankets, cauliflower cheese and more. Desserts include DSW Christmas flaming Christmas pudding, Salted caramel crème brulee and followed by a selection of British cheese with a glass of sherry or port.

To book the Christmas Day menu at Ducie Street Warehouse please email info@duciestreet.com – restaurant sitting times are from 12pm until 6pm, and lounge opening times are from 12pm until 11pm.

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When it comes to big spaces for food, drink and entertainment in Manchester, it’s hard to beat Ducie Street Warehouse. We head along on a Saturday afternoon after catching the new Laurent Garnier film in the excellent mini cinema – an intimate space with seating for a couple of dozen people, a huge screen and enough space that you can lean right back without having to worry about the person behind kicking your chair.

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Ducie Street Warehouse shines when it comes to the customer experience. The staff are polite, friendly and charming – there are no signs of staffing troubles here, everything runs smoothly and the  people working here are as cheerful and relaxed as the visitors. The restaurant is nicely busy for a Saturday daytime, with groups of parents, ladies-who-lunch and groups of mates grabbing something to eat before heading out for a night on the town. It’s a great Manchester hub, located right next to Piccadilly Train Station but has that relaxed, well-lit Mediterranean feel, thanks to the huge windows and high ceilings.

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But it’s the food that matters most. From the small plates, the king prawns are an ideal opener. Served with a light chilli and coriander dressing, we get a bowl of thick, plump pink prawns, plus a slice of lime to squeeze over the lot. The Sriracha mayonnaise is the perfect accompaniment, hot enough to add a kick to the gentle seafood aromas but not so strong it burns the roof of your mouth off.

The pinsa sold at the restaurant have an enviable reputation, and for good reason, they’re wonderful. They’re a kind of pizza, made using a thick, Romana style focaccia flatbread, topped with various ingredients. I opt for the white pizza, which comes with thick little chunks of Tuscan sausage, confit garlic butter and chili flakes. As per the name, there’s no tomato involved, but you will find little sprigs of friarielli, a leafy green distantly related to broccoli, which further pushes it away from the bog-standard pizza offering and toward something much more elegant and special. In brief, it’s wonderful, not least due to the thick, chewy and eminently dippable dough (you might have to ask for a side plate of your preferred dipping sauce).

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The sides are worth a mention too. The ’24 hour’ shoestring fries are a delight, taken from the ground in Massey’s Farm in Cheshire and converted into hot, thin, salty fries in under a day. While the DSW mac & cheese is the perfect daytime snack: soft, gloopy and with the perfect amount of cheese, not too much and just enough to give that all-important stringy, sticky coating.

With each visit to Ducie Street Warehouse, it takes another leap forward. The cinema room is a great place to while away the day (dog-owners should check out Monday nights for the Pawpcorn screenings), while the venue itself and the food remain as great as ever.

  • Ground Floor, Warehouse, Ducie St,
  • Manchester
  • M1 2TP
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