I’ve always maintained that Manchester is a great place to be a vegetarian, whether you want posh-eats or just good pub grub. Fuel café in Withington is one of my favourite locations for a meat-free feast, particularly in those mornings when a full cooked breakfast is the only thing that will smash away a hangover. The rest of the lunch menu doesn’t skimp either; the salads are hearty, the halloumi ‘fish’ & chips is to die for, even the fruit smoothies will leave you feeling stuffed, and if you still have room after all that there are plenty of homemade cakes to get stuck into.
But Fuel doesn’t just do lunch. The fully licenced bar is open well into the night as the upstairs room plays host to an ever-changing variety of events. There’s everything from music gigs to stand-up comedy, open mic nights, pub quizzes and tabletop board game take-overs – most of which are free entry. As the name suggests, the food and drink will have you fuelled for the day, and the evening entertainments will fuel your mind – and all without a single morsel of meat. Long live Fuel!