Honest Burgers has announced the details of its Manchester special, which will be available exclusively at its Bridge Street restaurant when it opens on Monday 15 April.

Collaborating with local producers, the Manchester special sees a combination of Honest beef, (from their own butchery), Bury black pudding, Runaway beer cheese sauce, mini roasties, bacon gravy, rocket and pickles.

As with all of Honest’s burgers, the beef will be served pink (or however you like it) and will come with homemade rosemary salted chips included for £12.50. Described by food critic Jay Rayner as ‘edible crystal meth’, Honest don’t consider their chips an extra, they’re an essential, and it’s been that way since day one.

The Manchester special will be one of nine burgers available on the menu, alongside the Honest burger, the Tribute burger and the vegan Plant burger, which all went down a storm at the Northern Monk pop-up in March.

Tom Barton, co-founder of Honest Burgers, said: “Whenever we open a new restaurant, we’re keen to work with as many local suppliers as we can – the Manchester special has given us the chance to team up with Runaway for our molten cheese sauce, and the Bury Black Pudding company. I’m a big fan of the combination of black pudding and burgers, and I’m so glad we are finally adding one to the menu. When you add the cheese sauce and black pudding to our homemade burgers and top it with roasties and some beer gravy sauce, the result is big, bold flavours and there’s no denying it’s going to be messy! We’re hoping the people of Manchester are up for it and love it as much as we do.”

Mark Welsby from The Runaway Brewery said: “We’re thrilled to have teamed up with Honest Burgers to help launch their Manchester inspired burger at the new restaurant on Bridge Street. Here at Runaway we’ve always been interested in the crossover between beer and food – so our latest collaboration has been a great way for us to show how versatile beer can be. Our classic ESB puts the ‘beer’ into Honest’s rich and indulgent beer-cheese sauce, giving it real depth of flavour with undertones of sweet malt.

Debbie Pierce, Bury Black Pudding Company Founder, said: “We are delighted that Honest Burgers have chosen to feature Bury Black Pudding in their new Manchester special.  Our products are made using specially selected ingredients with no artificial preservatives, so we are sure that they will be a great ‘Honest’ addition that gives diners a proper taste of the North.”


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