The Cultural Quarter is truly the place to go if you’re looking for places to eat in Hanley. Here’s five places you need to try
Hanley’s 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.
1. Rawr Café Bar and Kitchen aims to provide the best in vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free. You can head there for breakfast and brunch options with fun names, such as Chia Up Duck which comprises scrambled egg with maple butter and Cholula in a toasted chia seed bun and hummucide, which is hummus on toasted multiseed with chilli flakes and 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.
2. Klay Pizzeria and Bar 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 such as 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. Why not get a pizza the action? Open until 10pm on week nights, 11pm on Friday and Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday.
3. Piccadilly 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, including a full English, jacket potatoes, wraps and paninis, while the dinner menu boasts starters such as soup of the day and garlic mushrooms, while the mains include several pasta dishes, home-made burgers and stroganoff. Menus change regularly and set menus are available. The owners also promise great coffee, gins and cocktails.
4. The Slamwich Club will serve you up an amazing choice of sandwiches that will go beyond the simple idea of a traditional sandwich. Vegans are also catered for and there are delicious sides and salads to sample too. You can also enjoy live music and DJs with the Slamwich Sessions, which aim to showcase local talent.
5. Gelarto di Gabor is certainly 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!