Central Bay

Our new waterside food and drink destination featuring Kargo MKT, Tang, Jerk Junction, Rio-Mex and more...

Join us at Central Bay; our new waterfront foodie destination.

Named after the original stretch of dock which was once a thriving loading bay during the industrial revolution, Central Bay is home to;

Kargo MKT, a massive food hall bringing 20 different independent kitchens including Tang, Baity, Leopard Pie, Bab K, Jerk Junction and ThatZiki all under one roof. If that wasn’t enough, there are also waterfront containers (downstairs under the terrace) filled with Future Food Stars including Rottu Kadai Dosa, Rio-Mex, Hot & Wild. PLUS a regular programme of pop-up events, live music and more – keep your eyes peeled on our events page and socials for updates.

11 Central, a brand new bar and microbrewery concept by Seven Bro7hers and Four Sisters is NOW OPEN at Central Bay. Expect a mix of drink, food, live music, bar games and of course those amazing waterside views…

See what mouthwatering food is on offer below:

Central Bay

Coffee

11 Central

11 Central at Central Bay is a microbrewery and bar that thrives on unexpected combinations, offering classic comfort food, a tantalising Sunday Roast, and inventive cocktails to surprise and delight your taste buds. Join us for a unique experience where wonder and surprise come together.

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Tang soup
Food and Drink

TANG at Kargo MKT

Motto, the chef behind TANG is bringing his unique concept from his hometown in China. Expect fresh, eat on the go full of flavour. In a pick and mix style, customers will be offered a bowl and tongs and a choice of over 80 ingredients from the TANG fridge. Once full, the bowl then gets weighed, before a soup base and spicy level are chosen, ranging from none to mega HOT!

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Ad Maiora restaurant team
Food and Drink

Ad Maiora at Kargo MKT

A hidden gem run by Italian couple Enrico and Daniela, who offer the most raved about schiacciata sandwiches in Manchester from their one-bedroom flat in the Northern Quarter are coming to Kargo MKT! Schiacciata is a crunchy bread stuffed with the most premium quality fresh ingredients.

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Bab K restaurant team
Food and Drink

Bab K at Kargo MKT

Bab K is run by power duo Mike and Gina, who converted a horse trailer into a food trailer offering the best Korean food at festivals and events in Manchester. Bab K uses a mixture of traditional Korean and local ingredients to make their tasty Bibimbabs. Taste buds are set for a symphony of colours, textures, and intense flavours!

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Woman with bubble tea
Food and Drink

Boba Cha at Kargo MKT

Owner Sharna was amazed by the bubble tea concept during her visit to Hong Kong and wanted to bring the idea to the UK so everyone can enjoy the uniqueness of bubble tea. Originating in Taiwan in the early 1980s, bubble tea has taken the world by storm and now, bringing all of your bubble tea dreams to Kargo this summer, BobaCha has everything from authentic milk tea to sweet and refreshing fruit teas.

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Jerk Junction chicken and bread
Food and Drink

Jerk Junction at Kargo MKT

Caribbean takeaway Jerk Junction comes to Kargo MKT with a menu boasting authentic Caribbean dishes, featuring the mouth-watering jerk chicken with aromatic rice and peas that commands attention and ignites conversations. Every bite is an explosion of flavour! Offering hearty portions and food made with big love, this is the ultimate comfort food.

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Leopard Pie pizza chef
Food and Drink

Leopard Pie at Kargo MKT

Leopard Pie, a game-changer in the UK pizza scene, understand the city’s profound love for garlic bread, which is why they proudly introduced their trademarked HBR (Honey Butter Rings) alongside their Neapolitan pizzas. Expect the best flour to exquisite meats and top-tier cheeses, every element of their products is carefully selected to ensure unparalleled quality.

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Nila and the Burmese Kitchen
Food and Drink

Nila's Burmese Kitchen at Kargo MKT

Offering Burmese food bursting with flavours, with curries influenced by India and stir-fries inspired by China, alongside Nila’s staple dishes such as Laphet Thoke. Nila’s dishes are all inspired by family recipes and there’s no other place in the world where tea leaves are fermented and eaten this way – until now!

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Mexican food
Food and Drink

Rio-Mex at Kargo MKT

Michelin-trained super chef and regular to the BBC’s Great British Menu, Caroline Martins brings her taqueria concept - RIO MEX to Kargo. RIO-MEX is a Brazillian-Mexican fusion street food project combined with inspiration from Tex-Mex cuisines during her time living in Texas. The menu will include Brazillian snacks known as ‘salgadinhos’, traditionally served in Rio de Janeiro pubs (botecos), as well as delicious tacos, nachos and burritos. Toppings vary from Chilli Con Carne, Beef Barbacoa, and Baja Fish to Vegan Halloumi.

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Gyros and fries
Food and Drink

That Ziki at Kargo MKT

Two brothers, Jack and Luke, quit their 9-5 and bought their famous Thatziki blue food truck and started slinging gyros in a dimly lit car park in Worsley. Fast forward to today and they are now joining Kargo MKT! Making almost everything from scratch including their secret marinade, fresh tzatziki and sauces prepared daily. No frozen meat or additives just a bit of graft and big flavours. Thatziki get their produce straight from Greece including their pitta breads and feta to make their offer a real taste of the Greek islands.

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Vietnamese food
Food and Drink

Vnam at Kargo MKT

Vnam was the very first restaurant to bring authentic Vietnamese food to Manchester back in 2010. Inspired by his heritage, owner Jason uses family recipes which have been passed down through generations to create traditional dishes bursting with fresh flavours. Their speciality is the Pho, (pronounced ‘fuh’), which is basically flat rice noodles served in their famous hearty broth, simmered for 12-18 hours to ensure depth of flavour.

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Cheese burger
Food and Drink

What's Your Beef at Kargo MKT

Manchester burger lads Eddie and Neil put their heart and soul into crafting the perfect burger mix, and after eight months of experimentation, they found a recipe that made their taste buds dance, and they knew it was “the one”. Quality has always been their top priority and they don’t spare any expense when it comes to sourcing the finest ingredients, with their utmost priority being the beef itself – sourced from a local butcher.

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Poke bowl
Food and Drink

Hot & Wild at Kargo MKT

Your tastebuds are in for a wild trip! Hot & Wild is all about Hawaiian-Japanese fusion poké bowls with a modern twist. After discovering the poké bowl on her travels, owner Lucia knew she had to bring the colourful concept back to Manchester. Whether you need a nutritious lunch during a short lunch break or are simply looking to try something new that’s packed with fresh and colourful ingredients, Hot & Wild is the perfect shout!

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Food and Drink

Rottu Kadai Dosa

"Good Food, Good Talk” is a mantra that Rottu Kadai Dosa, hold dearly to themselves to provide the best of culture, taste and quality, to share with the city of Manchester. Rottu Kadai Dosa will be serving all-time favourites and most popular Dosa in the state of Tamil Nadu. Bringing the favourites of the locals to Manchester to try the ‘Swirling Happiness’ of their dosa. Here at Rottu Kadai Dosa, they recommend that you should try everything on our menu; including each dosa that is filled with its own different and unique stuffing: from savoury to sweet. As well as the dosa, the tasty crunchy nibbles are sure to tickle your taste buds and make you want more from their menu.

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Meat platter
Food and Drink

Baity at Kargo MKT

Since opening the very first Palestinian restaurant in the North five years ago, visionary owner Ali has brought authentic flavours, passion and the rich heritage of his homeland to Manchester! Originally based in Didsbury, Baity has become a firm favourite on the south Manchester food scene and now foodies can enjoy their viral Palestinian-inspired Sunday roast, featuring 9 hours of slow-roasted pomegranate lamb and moist Miramiya Chicken at Kargo MKT

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Wine

11 Central

Introducing 11 Central, a revolutionary microbrewery and bar that redefines the concept of unexpected combinations. Just like Central Bay itself, where elements of all shapes and sizes interact in unique ways, 11 Central is a place of wonder and surprise.

Our culinary offerings are a delightful fusion of traditional and modern, with a comforting bar menu featuring classics like burgers and fish and chips, perfectly paired with our meticulously crafted pints. On Sundays, we invite you to savour the nostalgia of a full Sunday Roast or indulge in a hearty breakfast. However, the true stars of our menu are the upper gastro a la carte creations, including the mouthwatering Beef Wellington and the exquisite Curried Monkfish.

And for those seeking a different kind of adventure, our cocktail menu is a testament to our commitment to the unexpected. Whether you prefer perfected classics or intriguing twists on timeless favourites, you can expect a delightful journey for your taste buds at 11 Central. Join us in Central Bay for a one-of-a-kind experience that combines the familiar with the extraordinary.

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Lunch time deals at Kargo Mkt

Ad Maiora (Mon-Fri 12-5pm)

Any small schiacciata + any side + drink, for £8

Bab Korean Food (Mon-Fri 12-3pm)

All the below options + a drink, for £8

  • Rice Bowl with Spicy Marinade Chicken
  • Rice Bowl with Sweet Soy Marinade Pork
  • Rice Bowl with Mixed Veggie

Locale Coffee (Mon-Fri 9am-3pm)

Bottomless filter coffee and tea for £6

Chuan Chuan (Mon-Fri 11am-5pm)

Four skewers for £6

What’s Your Beef (Mon-Fri 12-5pm)

£7 for all the below options and includes a drink

  • Simply Cheese Burger (available GF)

– 5oz beef patty, cheddar, pickles, ketchup, mustard

  • Just Chicken Burger

– 9 spice buttermilk chicken thigh, lettuce, mayo

  • Vegan Burger

– Moving mountains patty, cheese, pickles, ketchup, mustard

Nila’s Burmese kitchen (Mon-Fri 12-3 PM)

  • Vegetarian £7.50
  • Nila’s Pork Tamarind Curry £7.95
  • Chicken & Potato Masala £8.50
  • Spicy Slow Braised Beef Curry £8.95

*Includes jasmine rice, prawn crackers, salad, pickle & spicy hot sauce

Vietnamese food

OPENING HOURS:

Kargo MKT

Monday – Wednesday: 9am* – 9pm
Thursday – Saturday: 9am* – 1am
Sunday: 10am* – 9.30pm

*Food service starts at 12noon, however coffee and a limited food offer is available from 9am.

Kargo MKT – Future Food Star waterfront containers

The containers are based downstairs under the terrace.

Wednesday – Sunday 12noon – 9pm
Monday and Tuesday – closed

11 Central

17th Nov – 1st Dec:
Monday – Friday 12noon-12am
Saturday and Sunday 9am-12am

2nd Dec onwards:
9am-12am daily

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