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In Bloom Blossoms With Burgers

It's heaven in the sunshine with a drink and a luscious piece of moist meat

Published on August 2nd 2013.

In Bloom Blossoms With Burgers

IN Bloom is one very very pretty bar complete with flowers, gravel and a great view. It's sunshine central, catching the rays from lunch till evening as the sun dips behind the western edge of Spinningfields.

Get a burger cooked medium rare with onions, tomatoes, relish, the works and you won't find a moister juicier burger in the city. 

There's perfect people watching here as folk come along and sunbathe on the deckchairs or take it easy watching the big screen lounging on the lawns of the magnificently reconfigured Hardman Square.

In Bloom comes from James Wrigley of Fluid Bars (they also have a 'pop-up' at the Quays) and is a sweet space that has taken the theme of 'green and pleasant' and run with it.

Wrigley told Confidential: "Mike Ingall of Spinningfields was walking his dog at the Quays and saw what we were doing there and liked it. So we worked together on creating this. People seem to love the open air nature of the bar, its design and all the greenery we've brought in. We're pretty proud of it."

Aerial view from Confidential's offices

Aerial view from Confidential's offices

The design is by James Darwent Architecture Ltd and all involved should be proud. This place works completely as an open air drinking den.

But it's not just about the booze. There's also the cracking cooking of Aussie Adrian Bailey, a man with plenty of pedigree.

A fuller menu is being developed as we speak but already Bailey is sourcing quality local to produce to helpo create excellent hot dogs and burgers - the latter from Frosts Butchers, sausages from Bobby's Bangers.

Both hotdogs and burgers are winners. Get a burger cooked medium rare with onions, tomatoes, relish, the works and you won't find a moister juicier burger in the city - main picture at the top of the page. Get a Toulouse sausage hotdog, all texture, flavour and punch and you'll have a smile a mile wide. 

Lovely Toulouse sausage hotdog

Lovely Toulouse sausage hotdog

There's sandwiches and soups for the less meaty amongst you.

Also look out for In Bloom's events such as outdoor games,  croquet on the lawn, cocktail and beer tutorials.

Now take at look at these pictures, is there a more handsome summer venue in the city centre?

In Bloom is at Spinningfields, M3 3JE.

Adrian Bailey left, James Wrigley rightAdrian Bailey left, James Wrigley right

Cocktails and beerCocktails and beer

Flowery In BloomFlowery In Bloom

Deckchair loungingDeckchair lounging

Planters and SpinningfieldsPlanters and Spinningfields

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StephAugust 4th 2013.

"a great view" are you kidding? It looks out on to a little bit of grass surrounded by office blocks. "is there a more handsome summer venue in the city centre?" yeah think so. One this that confuses me about this place is that it sells itself on the outdoor space and they know that they'll only be busy when it's sunny, so why do they pour the drinks into cheap plastic cups? If they're going to sell bottled beer then they should stock PET bottles instead of glass which they has to be de cantered.

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mancadamAugust 5th 2013.

every bar/restaurant/bollard/litter bin in spinningfields is absolutely brilliant and the best thing to happen to manchester, it's in the mancon mission statement.

rinkydinkAugust 5th 2013.

It is a great view you miseries!

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