Pubs of Manchester

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Friday, 17 February 2012

174. Bakerie, Lever Street

Bakerie, Lever Street. (c) Bakerie Facebook.

We weren't sure whether Bakerie was for us when half a dozen of us stuck our heads in during its opening week last year.  "Definitely a restaurant", "a bit posh" and "not for us" was the consensus then, but we were wrong.  Following the successful format that Soup Kitchen has established, Bakerie combines good food with fine wines and decent ale.  It's a step up in class from the quirky canteen-feel of the Soup Kitchen, and is a place you could happily bring your other half for fine dining, but we were here for the beer.

Bakerie, Lever Street. (c) Paul Coleman at Spotted by Locals [1].

Two handpumps offering a currently safe selection of bitter, but a few gems in the fridge (Young's Chocolate Stout), meant we stayed for a couple over pleasantries with the owner and the lovely barmaid.  As its name suggests, freshly-baked goods are on offer and no doubt we'll be back to give these a try.  It's tucked away down Lever Street, just off Stevenson Square, opposite the old Royal George, but it's definitely worth seeking out Bakerie, a great addition to this end of the Northern Quarter.

Bakerie, Lever Street (looking at former Royal George). (c) Pubs of Manchester.



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