Eagle St, Manchester, M4
Mackie Mayor has been in Manchester’s Northern Quarter since the 1800s, but in October 2017 the Grade II listed building underwent a massive refurbishment before reopening as a communal seating food hall.
I recently visted Mackie Mayor for the first time as I’d heard a lot of hype about it, and I’d already visted Altrincham market (owned by the same people) and loved it. Safe to say Mackie Mayor didn’t disppoint.
The venue is massive, spread out over two floors with 10 food and drink traders around the bottom floor. The communal seating idea works really well, we were able to find somewhere to seat really easily despite it being a busy Sunday.
The food choices are incredible, we were seriously spoilt for choice (and tempted to get multiple meals!) In the end I went for a steak sandwich and chips from Tender Cow, and it was SO tasty!
Consisting of really tender steak, bernaise sauce, caramilised onions, rocket, all on a soft ciabatta bread, I devoured the lot. Considering the trader stalls are quite small, the Tender Cow menu options were really varied so I’d say it’s definitely worth a try if you’re ever in Mackie Mayor or Altrincham Market.
I’ll definitely be going back to try some of the other traders, next on my list is either a soughdough pizza from Honest Crust Pizza, or a bao bun from Baohouse!
As well as food, Mackie Mayor also has a great selection of places for a drink. There’s a coffe shop, a wine bar, and a brewery so you’ll definitely find something you like. We stuck to water this time (dry Jan…) but I’ll definitely go back for a few glasses of wine in the future.
The Northern Quarter is already my favorite area of Manchester and Mackie Mayor is the perfect addition. Great for a lunch date with friends, and even a good first date spot!
Have you been to Mackie Mayor yet? Do you have any suggestions for places to eat in Manchester that I may not have been too? Let me know in the comments!