TOUCH wood we are not going to jinx the splendid new outdoor area, The Terrace, at Store Street Exchange but this extraordinarily hot spell shows no sign of abating.
Located on the ground floor just outside the restaurant, the Terrace extends the informal vibe of the Store Street Craft Bar. The space has been completely refurbished and showcases accents of wood, tiles, metal and greenery with lots of seating – great for people watching.
The Terrace will have its own bar serving J W Lees Manchester Pale Ale and Manchester Craft Lager alongside the full Store Street drinks and restaurant menu, including the signature rotisserie treats (below).
The space is also available for private hire for private or corporate parties and al fresco summer parties. There is a dedicated BBQ menu for this, with prices starting at £35 per head.
Store Street Exchange and Store Street Craft Bar have also launched a new summer cocktail menu with a welcome emphasis on Manchester gins Three Rivers and Thomas Dakin. After much research ToM recommends The iconic Manchester Bee (with Three Rivers and honey), the Caribbean Pimms, featuring passion fruit syrup and spicy ginger beer and the Cucumber Gimlet (Thomas Dakin given the ultimate summer treatment).
The twin venues are situated at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel and take their name from Piccadilly Station, opposite the restaurant and bar, which was originally named Store Street when it opened in 1842, before it become London Road Station, and finally Manchester Piccadilly. The Terrace will be open on sunny days from 8am for breakfast through to dinner up to 10pm.