Located in the former wine cellar of the historic Manchester Club building, Habas Bar and Restaurant serves modern Middle Eastern cuisine alongside an extensive drinks list.
The brainchild of multi award-winning Chef Patron and Creative Director Simon Shaw, Habas draws on a myriad of influences from across the Middle East. This results in a menu of exciting small plates that are fresh, interesting, and full of flavour. A separate lunch menu and seasonal specials are also available. All are served in the atmospheric 140-cover restaurant, featuring a large open kitchen and mix of table and booth seating for parties of all sizes. A private dining room caters for parties of up to 14.
For guests looking to enjoy a drink, the bar at Habas serves a range of signature and classic cocktails, mocktails, Middle Eastern and international wines, spirits, and beers; with an evocative lounge – reminiscent of those experienced on Shaw’s travels – inviting drinks until late.
Chef Patron and Creative Director Simon Shaw is a highly respected and accomplished restaurateur with over 35 years in the industry, most notably with his first restaurant, the award-winning El Gato Negro Tapas.
Since opening in 2006, El Gato Negro and Simon have been recognised in multiple industry awards, with El Gato Negro becoming one of the country’s most successful and celebrated modern Spanish restaurants. In September 2018 Simon opened his second restaurant in Manchester, Canto; a neighbourhood restaurant serving modern casual tapas and drinks in Ancoats. El Gato Negro launched at Exchange Flags, Liverpool, in August 2019 and Park Row, Leeds in November 2019.