Take a look inside as Almost Famous opens its first neighbourhood burger joint and hints at the next one
26.05.2023 - 18:39
When it comes to the Manchester burger scene - and it is a scene - Almost Famous must surely be actually famous by now. It launched to silly queues around the block in the Northern Quarter back in 2012, with its slightly aggro vibes almost as much part of the experience as the food. Almost.
It’s no reservations policy meant that the queues added to the hype, and getting in was something of a badge of honour. Luckily, the burgers actually lived up to the hype too.
Now founder Beau Myers has opened the growing chain’s first suburban outpost, on the site of the Old District Bank in Withington. Briefly The Libertine pub, Myers has now decked the place out much as has with the other locations in the Great Northern Warehouse and Edge Street in the Northern Quarter.
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Seating 120, and with another private room to fit 40 or so, the pub has been transformed, with anarchic artwork including an inverted McDonald’s logo and various other nods to Americana from 7 Eleven to Felix The Cat.
“South Manchester has always had a special place in my heart,” Myers told the Manchester Evening News. “I was in Fallowfield as a student and lived around Didsbury most of my adult life, so hitting the suburbs feels good, giving people a super fun time without them having to head into town.
“The Withington restaurant is the latest and I think best evolution of the brand. We strive to be an escapist restaurant, and this