Higher Ground

Ian Jones, Food and Drink Editor
Higher Ground

Higher Ground, The Bungalow, Kampus, Aytoun Street, Manchester, M1 3DA – Visit Now

Kampus is a new neighbourhood complex from the Capital & Centric and HBD development team, based on Aytoun Street in the city centre across the water from Canal Street. Higher Ground is its debut restaurant and has an impressive line-up, with former Where The Light Gets In Head Chef Joseph Otway in charge of the kitchen. The venue takes the term ‘pop up’ literally, as an old security cabin perched on stilts known as The Bungalow.

Expect a menu that changes daily, including forward-thinking dishes such as an oxtail madras pasty, and a lengthy drinks menu consisting of natural wines and local beers. We’re assured that the plates are designed to be shared, with the goal of being simple and delicious, nothing complicated – matching up with our experience at the wonderful Where The Light Gets In, although we expect the description ‘simple’ to do a lot of heavy lifting, considering the depth of flavour and back-story to the multitude of courses there.

The aim is for this pop-up space to become a permanent home for the restaurant. They’re currently accepting both reservations as well as walk-ins – but act quick.

  • The Bungalow, Kampus, Aytoun Street
  • Manchester
  • M1 3DA
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