The Refuge, Manchester celebrates Christmas with a special menu, a hidden courtyard bar and the arrival of 2018 with their flagship night, Come As You Are.
Since The Refuge by Volta opened in 2016, it has hosted a range of music based events alongside its food and drink, with carefully crafted collaborations of friends and likeminded creative partnerships.
Their new Christmas menu will see the ‘Group Feasting Menu’ throughout December, a selection of ‘sleeves up, dig in’ dishes for maximum yuletide delight. A few examples include; fire-roasted Padrón peppers with Maldon salt, Turkey porchetta, cranberry and apricot stuffing, goose fat roast potatoes, cranberry-glazed pigs in blankets and much, much more. Enjoy your Christmas roast without the hassle of cooking with their Christmas Feast for the Table. An menu of all the festive classics, with hand-carved Cheshire roast Turkey, roast beef, roast suckling pig or butternut squash, spinach and chestnut Wellington. Choose from chocolate fondue or a Flaming Christmas pudding with brandy sauce to finish.
The courtyard behind The Refuge has been turned into the Winterway Bar with the addition of a gorgeous airstream van serving mulled wine and prosecco. The bar will be open until New Year’s Eve and is available for private hire.
New Year’s Eve at the Refuge will be its flagship gathering – Come As You Are. A celebration of friendship, inclusivity and togetherness through music and dancing. The countdown to 2018 will be navigated by a selection of the UK’s most respected and beloved artists and DJs, with support from local talent and an array of familiar faces.
‘Love Is The Message’ in the Public Bar will host a disco house party with Refuge residents, Paulette, Chris Massey, Joy Social and musical behemoth that is Balearic Mike as special guest. The pure unadulterated theatre and fabulousness that is Cha Cha Boudoir & Carmina will bring glamour for the eyes.
‘Move Ya Body’ in The Basement will take you on ‘heads down’ journey into the small hours hosted by Homoelectric with House of Decay, and will feature another legend and Come As You Are favourite, Kelvin Andrews, with the brilliant Homo resident duo of Will Tramp and Gina Breeze in support.
Let’s Dance tickets, which includes entry to the public bar and basement only, are priced at £15