MediaCity’s colourful and popular outdoor dining concept Box on the Docks (BOTD) is set for another busy summer on Salford’s waterside piazza. This time in partnership with Seven Bro7hers Brewing Co. who will operate a rotating residency of food and drink pop ups, along with live music and events for all ages.
This season BOTD aims to offer a platform to both emerging and established independent local brands. Seven Bro7hers, who also run their popular beer house in MediaCity, will also take over the Box on the Docks Bar, offering its award-winning independent beers along with guest beers from local craft breweries including Shindigger, Manchester Union Lager, and Pomona.
Pop ups will include:
·The Tasty Greek serving up classic Greek gyros on the MediaCity piazza.
·Beigel will be offering freshly made bagels with new specials each day.
·Leading northwest distillery, Four Sis4ers Distillery will serve drinks from a glamorous silver air stream using their handcrafted selection of spirits distilled in the heart of Salford Quays.
·A Few Scoops marry ice cream and cocktails together to make some unbelievable treats. Whether it’s an Old Fashioned, infused with orange zest and bourbon, or a rich and creamy Piña Colada made with nothing but organic coconuts and pineapple (and rum, obvs).
More summer food and drink retailers are still to be announced.
BOTD launched in 2020 to help support local artists and the hospitality industry through the pandemic when people where only allowed to gather in open spaces. The original Box on the Docks concept saw an array of greenhouses and sheds positioned throughout the piazza, transformed by locally commissioned artists to bring vibrant and socially distanced outdoor dining spaces. These greenhouses have since been donated to local community outreach groups for a new lease of life enriching Salford’s outdoor wellbeing programmes.
The concept has since grown from to strength to strength and there are plans to commission more local artists to decorate the space for this season. It’s family friendly and dog friendly too and offers visitors to explore the area and do a bit of shopping in the Lowry Outlet Mall and MediaCity General Store.
“This year’s Box on the Docks is set to be the best yet!’ promises Keith McAvoy, Seven Bro7hers Brewing Co. “The partnership gives Seven Bro7hers an opportunity to make the most of the summer footfall and visitors, and to do what we do best – celebrate great food and drink in the heart of Salford.
“MediaCity has been home to our beerhouse for 12 months. And despite challenges the pandemic has thrown at us, it continues to thrive. We can’t wait to expand into the Box on the Docks bar and welcome the whole site into the family this Summer.”
Josie Cahill, MediaCity Place Director added: “There’s a real buzz of excitement as we look forward to another summer of Box on the Docks. The concept was born from a need to support our local hospitality partners and we are thrilled it has continued to prove such a successful platform for independents on our doorstep and visitors to MediaCity. We’re excited to be partnering with the Seven Bro7hers Brewing Co team who will bring a host of fantastic new food and drink popups that will really bring the Piazza to life for visitors and residents alike.”
This summer, Box on the Docks will be partnering with the Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity with all money raised being donated towards A Bed Every Night, whilst the Salford Foodbank’s Gift Box also continues to be in situ accepting food donations to be distributed to local families in need.
Box on the Docks present:
June onwards – Box on the Docks in partnership with SEVEN BRO7HERS, inc. new art commissions and a rotating programme of local food & drink popups
9 – 10 July: Wimbledon Picnics – watch the live finals on the piazza with a picnic box from Beigel
16 – 17 July: Pop-up Pride - in support of the Proud 2b Parents with activity inc. silent discos for kids, glitter artists, live DJ’s, and Drag Queen Storytime.
20 – 21 August: Family Weekender – giant lawn games, live music, free entertainment from kids entertainers, musicians, craft activities and storytelling with the Salford Literacy Trail.
For more information please visit: Box On The Docks – MediaCity