Top 6 Places to Eat after Whistle Punks Manchester

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Axe throwing really builds up a thirst (and a hunger). If you are stuck for inspiration after a session at Whistle Punks Manchester never fear! We have you covered. This is our guide to the top places to eat in Manchester after axe throwing. If you want to check out our London list then head here.

Cain & Grain

Cane & Grain

Cane & Grain is Manchester’s self-described home of rum, ribs, bourbon and beer. And while it is self-described they definitely are.

It is spread across three floors. The ground floor is a nod towards the 80’s skate scene and has 25 craft beers to choose from plus a unique twist on classic cocktails (Vice Tea Sour or Bottled Old Fashioned anyone?)

Go through a secret door you’ll find yourself on the first floor which has definite speak-easy vibes. The taxidermy squirrel lights were a bit strange but they fitted well with the wood panelling and very comfy leather couches. We went here for the Whistle Punks Manchester Christmas dinner and we have never seen so much food.



Sandinista is a great little bar just off St Annes Square. It’s one of our favourite places to go for a drink and to unwind after a busy day of throwing axes.

It’s got a chill vibe, great music and really friendly staff. The drinks are great and reasonably priced.

The bar’s name is a reference to the political movement from Nicaragua and this Central American theme carries over to the menu which focuses on tapas style bites. The Latin America theme also dictates the decor with a Cuban Flag in the corner and pictures of Latin American revolutionaries in the bathrooms.

Pro tip: the chocolate brownies are parcels of chocolatey goodness! Our marketing guy was seen with a brownie in each hand, alternating bites at 1am.

V Rev

V Rev Vegan Diner

If you are after vegan places to eat in Manchester then look no further than V Rev. Hands down it’s the best spot in Manchester to grab vegan junk food.

We went for the ‘Donut have a cow, man!’ burger, some loaded fries and one of their excellent craft beers, it was fantastic.

The fried ‘chicken’ is also a great choice, it’s seitan dipped in vegan buttermilk, breaded and then deep fried. Quite possibly the most gloriously unhealthy vegan food we’ve had in a long time.

They also have a wall of dog photos which is just the cherry on top. We spent longer staring at the dog wall than actually talking to each other.


Almost Famous

Amazing burgers. Need we say more? Probably not but we will as we need to hit that word count. Their burgers are amazing affairs that’ll leave you messy and full to bursting.

The ‘Everyone’s Got a Gun in Texas’ burger gets a double thumbs-up from us. It’s a cheeseburger with waffle fries, maple syrup and bacon which is pretty much all we want in life.

While the burgers are the big draw, they also have the most amazing buttermilk fried chicken and excellent cocktails.

Overall, Almost Famous has a great atmosphere, friendly staff and enormous burgers. Definitely book ahead if you are looking at a Saturday evening as it will get packed.

Revolución de Cuba

Revolucion de Cuba is an amazing rum bar & cantina with 12 locations around the UK. The bars are inspired by Cuba, the original party island. During prohibition many Americans would head to Cuba to drink, dance and party.

The drinks are a ‘who’s-who’ of classic Cuban inspired cocktails from their mojitos to the daiquiris and the rum punches to the cuba libre. Revolucion de Cuba has an unparalleled selection of rums with more than 50 premium rums from around the world.

There are so many great options on the food menu that it can be a pain to decide on just one, luckily they have a tapas menu so grab a table and share the tapas with a group of mates.

Revolucion de Cuba has a great atmosphere, is perfect for food, drinks and then dancing. They bring the Cuban feels all year round.

Korean Food


Koreana is a cosy, family-run restaurant. It’s was the first Korean restaurants in the UK outside of London and is still one of the best.

They have been serving fantastic food to Mancunians for over 30 years. Their bibimbap is our go to choice but we are also big fans of the spicy spare ribs.

They are located just off Deansgate and we would suggest booking in advance as they can be busy.


Are you axe throwing at our London venue? Then check out our picks for best places to eat in London Vauxhall here.

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Top 7 Places to eat after Whistle Punks London

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After Whistle Punks Urban Axe Throwing there is nothing better than a good drink or snack, check out our top 7 places to eat in Vauxhall after axe throwing goodness.

Brunswick House

Seasonal British dishes on daily menu, served amid mismatched recycled furniture with a design edge. Brunswick House is one of our favourite places to have drink post-throwing, it’s just around the corner from the Vauxhall venue and not only does it have an amazing selection of drinks but it also boasts a fantastic food menu.

It’s open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It’s perfect if you have a spare hour to kill, taking a date out for a special night or pretending to Mum that you aren’t struggling for money and by going out you won’t be eating 2 minute noodles for the rest of the month.

The decor is amazingly eclectic, a jumble of lights and chandeliers hang from the ceiling and mirrors line one side of the room. It’s like eating in an antique shop.

Our marketing executive raves about their Buckwheat pancakes to pretty much anyone who will listen but he has an obsession with all things breakfast related so…

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Vauxhall Griffin

Independent, traditionally-styled pub focused on real ales and simple grub, with a signature burger.

We have only been here for a drink so we can’t comment on the food but it always smells lovely. They have a great selection of craft beers, pleasant staff and an brilliant atmosphere. It’s warm and cozy and being away from the main street generally means it is a little quieter than other pubs in the area.
It’s the perfect place for a quiet pint after building up a thirst axe throwing.

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The Black Dog Freehouse

Local pub with a rustic vibe, an open kitchen and a dramatic stained-glass arch behind the bar.

The Black Dog Freehouse is hands-down one of the best pubs and places to eat around. They have a daily changing menu based around seasonal vegetables which is always on point. We can not recommend the food from here enough.

The stained glass arch behind the bar is epic and is a fitting tribute to the building’s old status as a glass factory. It also has huge windows which are perfect to people watch from when your tinder date starts talking about their ex.

Other pro’s of the Black Dog Freehouse include the friendly staff, the great atmosphere and a huge selection of drinks (they have a great range of ales and we are reliably informed that the wine list is very good as well). Check it out if you want a great meal in a friendly setting.

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Mumbai Delight

Smart, intimate restaurant with a menu of classic regional dishes plus cocktails and mocktails.

‘Top 2 curries I have had in London,’ is a direct quote from our marketing executive, a self-described Indian food buff – he is as tedious as you are imagining.

Mumbai Delight is a small restaurant with amazing food. The menu is smaller than most as it focuses on fresh and well-made dishes. Each dish is cooked and seasoned to perfection, the chefs really knows how to make amazing Indian food. What’s better? The vegetarian/vegan mains are actually made well so they aren’t ridiculously spicy as you get in many Indian Restaurants.

The staff are really friendly and helpful, they all had a constant smile and the service was fast despite how busy it was.

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Vauxhall Street Food Garden

An intimate garden oasis set amongst the bustling urban hub of Vauxhall.

Vauxhall Street Food Garden has the finest gourmet street food on rotation with craft beer, cocktails & more, what more do we need to say?

We would suggest waiting for summer to head down but it is perfect for a lunch or early dinner during the summer. The stalls change every couple of weeks so it can be luck of the draw what you will get but we have yet to be disappointed.

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Pop Art Sushi

Fresh fish from round the world is used in the sushi at this modern venue with an Italian wine list.

Born out of our love for pop art, Italian wines and sushi, Pop Art Sushi is the most exciting place in London for sushi lovers. They source fish from around the world to create their brilliant sushi menu. It is one of the best places in London for great sushi and a quirky atmosphere. They have an excellent selection of drinks if you are looking to destress even further.

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Bonnington Cafe

Quirky spot in community gardens for vegetarian/vegan lunches and candlelit dinners with set menu.

The Bonnington Café is a cooperatively run vegetarian and vegan restaurant in the Bonnington Square Community Centre in the heart of Vauxhall. They have different cooks for different days and set prices for the meals. Bonnington Cafe is one of those rare places that still has a sense of community and actually cares about their neighbours and customers. For excellent vegan and vegetarian food you can’t go wrong with the Bonnington Cafe.

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