• Flawd wine bar team to open Higher Ground restaurant in Faulkner House

Flawd wine bar team to open Higher Ground restaurant in Faulkner House

12 October 2022 by Deanna Thomas

The team behind critically acclaimed wine bar, Flawd, in Ancoats, have revealed they are planning to open a new city centre restaurant. Higher Ground will be set within Faulkner House, a Bruntwood Works property on the corner of Faulkner Street and New York Street. 

Flawd and Higher Ground are owned and run by chef Joseph Otway, Daniel Craig Martin and Richard Cossins, who are also behind Cheshire-based market garden, Cinderwood. The new restaurant will open early 2023 and plans to offer a selectin of dishes using the best, locally sourced seasonal ingredients along with a selection of expertly chosen natural wines.

This will not be their first Higher Ground project. They were one of the first to host a pop-up residency at The Bungalow at Kampus and were based there as a kitchen and wine shop local delivery service during lockdown. They also hosted a series of sell-out supperclubs at Moda’s penthouse suites, towering over Angel Meadows and held a short but significant residency taking over the kitchens at Ducie Street Warehouse.

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The 3000 sq ft, 50 cover Higher Ground restaurant at Faulkner House will be a destination dining experience offering ahigh quality a la carte menu at affordable prices along with a set sharing menu of five to six courses for around £45 per head.

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Charlotte Wild, Head of Retail and Leisure at Bruntwood Works said:

"We're thrilled to be welcoming Higher Ground to the city centre. Richard and his team have built a solid reputation for providing extraordinary food and drink experiences all over the world as well as via their popup incarnations in Manchester, and we're delighted that they have found a permanent home for their concept at Faulkner House. Their exceptional expertise and commitment to seasonal produce will bring very something special to this part of the city."

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