Black Friar is ready for a blooming marvellous upcoming season in it’s brand-new lush garden bar with award-winning chef Ben Chaplin

After keeping the citizens of Salford cosy all winter with award-winning chef Ben Chaplin’s AW21 menu, the iconic pub + restaurant, Black Friar, is ready for a blooming marvellous upcoming season in it’s brand-new lush garden bar.

The best of Greater Manchester’s hidden beer gardens, this little slice of paradise is an oasis just a stone’s throw over the River Irwell.

After launching exclusively for local residents last weekend,  the all new Black Friar Garden Bar is now open to the public and is the perfect spot to relax and soak up some rays. The bar and outdoor kitchen will be open every day the sun shines, Tuesday-Sunday.

Having teamed up with local purveyors of fine spirits Didsbury Gin, the Black Friar Garden Bar features an exclusive artisanal gin menu to enjoy – alongside all the usual Black Friar offerings. Think classic + signature gin cocktails, cooling spritzers and bigger concoctions to share. Quintessentially English (just in time for Jubilee weekend)!

 Having wowed the foodie scene in their exquisite restaurant, award-winning Chef Ben Chaplin and his team turn their attention outdoors to bring people a totally different Black Friar experience.

A new state-of-the-art Gozney woodfire oven will serve up British inspired and wallet friendly dishes all day long. The dishes are perfect for sharing and are all served to the same high quality guests have come to expect from the Black Friar. New items include British topped flatbreads, an epic ploughman’s platter, and whole honey glazed British ham hock with beetroot slaw + freshly baked bread.

Owner and Operator Neil Burke said, “We have arguably the best beer garden in Manchester. A beautiful green space, it’s ideal for kicking back and enjoying being outside. This new bar and more casual food offering is an exciting addition to the garden, and means we can welcome even more people to join us at the Black Friar. Whether for a drink, a nibble, a full meal, or a private party – we just can’t wait to show off this beautiful new space!”

Food will be served late into the night, so be sure to check out the Garden Menu if you pop in for a pint. The á la carte menu will also continue to be served daily from 12pm in the pub, restaurant and garden.


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