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FOLK launches hearty new menu featuring Guinness Braised Pork Cheeks and Roasted Pumpkin Curry

One year under new management, POPULAR in West Didsbury is now independently run by four companions. Born out of their love of fresh seasonal produce, tasty coffee, beers, cocktails and wine, the team recently completely renovated the indoor and outdoor space.

The new concept of FOLK blends perfectly with the local community. Andy Jane, co-owner of FOLK, said: “We are a neighborhood bar serving great food, drink and hospitality to families, couples, groups of friends and everyone in between. The response from locals has been amazing.

This winter, FOLK announced an all-new menu designed by Chef Michael Moroney. Brunch is served daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., followed by a menu of the day, with entrees, sides and small plates from 12 p.m. until late.

Brunch menu highlights include the signature Folk Fry Up with smoked bacon, Cheshire pork sausage, vegetarian black pudding, house beans, tater tots, fried eggs, chestnuts and sourdough toast , with Veggie Folk Fry Up available with halloumi.

Transforming the day into a casual and comfortable setting, the daily menu includes a selection of plates such as FOLK Cheeseburger, Bangers and Mash and Pan Roasted Sea Bass.

A selection of small plates are also available, including Guinness Braised Pigs Cheek, Nduja Croquettes and Curry Roasted Pumpkin. The menu changes every two months to reflect what is in season, as well as specials available which change fortnightly.

From Thursday 1st December until Saturday 31st December FOLK offers a Christmas menu every day, from 2 p.m. Monday to Saturday and from 1 p.m. on Sunday. Three courses cost £32 per person and two courses cost £27 per person. The Christmas menu is for a minimum of 4 people and prior reservation is required.

The Christmas menu includes a choice of spicy pumpkin and parsnip soup, jumbo shrimp cocktail or ham hock terrine to start. Followed by a main course, with a choice of roast turkey, beet, cranberry and pistachio Wellington, or sea bass. And finished with an option of chocolate brownie, apple strudel or cheese.

A sharing menu is also available as part of the Christmas offer, priced at £18 per person with a minimum of 6 people – perfect for groups celebrating the festive season.

In true neighborhood style, FOLK is a second home for the family with After School Klub now operating every Tuesday and Wednesday where all little FOLKs are invited to come eat for free between 3-8pm.

The Little FOLK menu includes Kids Cheeseburger, Homemade Pasta, Homemade Chicken Goujons, Grilled Cheese Sandwich and more. Kids Eat Free is available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays with a minimum adult purchase of £12 and one child per adult.

Happy Hour is also available Monday through Friday, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The FOLK drinks menu includes cocktails such as the New York Sour, Grapefruit Cosmo, Espresso Martini and FOLK Negroni, as well as a selection of G&T signatures and beers on tap, in bottles and cans. Now that mulled wine season is approaching, customers can expect a steady supply to get them into the holiday spirit.

Continuing its lineup, FOLK Didsbury hosts a lineup of Manchester’s top DJs every Friday and Saturday night, including Pasta Paul, Kickin’ Pigeon and Gareth James.

FOLK Didsbury is a neighborhood bar and restaurant, open daily from 10am until late.