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Eden in rainy Manchester

A very grey, and drizzly *summer* day in Manchester today. To lift the spirits lunch today was at the funky and continually reliable Eden Bar.

Eden sits on the edge of the Rochdale canal accessible from Canal Street by a small bridge. As you cross the bridge you also pass the permanently moored canal barge owned by Eden. Perfect for a cold drink on one of the five sunny days we get in Manchester each year. Today however, bobbing up and down in the rain did not appeal. Indoors we went.

Inside, Eden is a dark wood and candlelit affair (sometimes a bit too dark). Plenty of big leather sofas circle the edges to laze on once you have had your fill. There is also a well stocked bar if you were to make it an evening out.

Lunchtime at Eden comprises sandwiches, burgers, soups, pizzas etc. Bar food with a nice twist. Service is also friendly and fun – today we even had assistance naming the songs playing on the PA 🙂

The half pound lamb burger served with a nice big salad and side of fries should be plenty to keep anyone going for most of the day (and into the night!). Something lighter? The salami and emental cheese sandwich (again with a nice big salad) went down a treat today.

For lunch (or dinner) Eden is another 34SP.com favourite destination and well worth the trip, especially if you come on one of our sunny days 😉