Under the railway tracks on Whitworth Street West is Gorilla, a bar, kitchen, live venue and club space from the people behind Trof and The Deaf Institute.
Choose from award-winning royal breakfasts and Sunday roasts, chargrilled burgers and fancy sandwiches. There’s a grilled selection too, and choices include steak on the rib, spatch-cocked chicken with lemon and fresh herbs, halloumi and chicken kebabs. It’s served by its own in-house bakery, which means that the sourdough, brioche and maple and pecan muffins couldn’t be any fresher.
On the drinks list, there’s have a full menu of cocktails and shakes, alongside the best in bottled and canned beers, fine wines and fair-trade coffees.
The mezzanine bar at Gorilla hosts the Gin Parlour, a relaxed and sophisticated den dedicated to the consumption of glorious gin. It’s stocked with the best gins from around the world; small batch, hand-crafted distillations and all the diverse styles they need for their specialist cocktail list.
The Gin Parlour cocktail list explores forgotten classics, and contemporary classics with a considered dedication to the martini, its predecessors and derivatives. The all-conquering gin and tonic also features, with a selection of balanced and refreshing house creations, featuring their house produced buttered gin, fresh fruits and homemade tonic syrups. All drinks are made using the finest spirits, freshest ingredients and plenty of care and attention.