Although the city has only recently received its first Michelin star after an absence of a number of years Manchester, is blessed when it comes to dining options, even when you’re eating out with kids and young children. One great example is the The Honeypot, a notable Polish restaurant in Manchester in Manchester’s southern suburb of Bramhall in Stockport, The Honeypot!
Opening in late 2022 and perhaps not quite as well known as some of its more illustrious city centre alternatives such as Platzki on Deansgate, we have become huge fans of this family run Polish restaurant in Manchester. Perhaps it’s the cozy home decor, the huge numbers of house plants and pine furniture that makes Noemi feel like she’s back in her gran’s in Hungary. Maybe it’s the fact that you’re welcomed like family as soon as you step through the doors, or perhaps it’s just the delicious home cooked foods using top notch local ingredients. And the delicious pancakes definitely play a part explain why this local Polish restaurant in Manchester has become such a huge hit in the ‘let’s go household’.
Key Features of the Honeypot Polish Restaurant Manchester
The Honeypot is located in the leafy suburb of Bramhall, Stockport – home to Bramall Hall and Stockport local lad turned footballing superstar Phil Foden amongst other things. Located in the Village Precinct, opposite one of our other family favourite restaurants – Turquoise Gourmet the Honeypot opened for the weekend of Light Up Bramhall 2022 after the guys behind the restaurant spent months renovating a former card, home and posh ‘nick nack’ shop.
In huge contrast to some of its neighbouring eateries – Juniper with its ‘Cheshire housewives’ decor and Turquoise Gourmet with its sleek modern style, The Honeypot has opted for a family dining room feel with warm lighting, lush houseplants and warm homelike Pine furniture. Each time we go in, Noemi remarks how much it makes her feel like she’s home.
But the decor works so well with the food, the food is delicious and is what you would expect if invited over to a friend’s house. Home cooked food with natural ingredients – you know there’s no monosodium glutamate, or any other ingredients you can’t pronounce in any of the dishes!
Whilst sat in the restaurant, you can almost feel yourself transported to Gniezno, Łódź or Wadowice! This is definitely aided by the numerous Polish voices echoing around the restaurant – a sure sign seal of approval, given how popular The Honeypot is with the Manchester Polish community!
Diverse Menu Offerings
For anyone that has visited Poland, or has been to a Polish restaurant, you will definitely find your favourites! A huge variety of Pierogi, a Polish take on Goulash (Noemi will soon be demanding this be re-written with the Hungarian spelling – gulyas) along with smoked sausages, stuffed cabbage, borscht, breaded pork and chicken and a great variety of Polish breakfast offerings!
If you still have room once you’ve finished, make sure you help yourself to a portion of pancakes filled with mascarpone, served with a vanilla sauce, or a ‘Polish cheesecake’ – although this isn’t like your typical ‘New York’ style. This is baked cottage cheese, and is simply divine!
But what we love is the kid’s menu. Unlike almost any other restaurant, the kid’s menu at the Honeypot is proper food in smaller portions, whether you want to go for the kid’s sized Pierogi with different fillings or homemade ‘chicken nuggets’, you know the kids are eating decent food – not frozen fish fingers!
Even the most ‘basic’ kids offering – pasta in a tomato sauce comes with veggies blended into the sauce!
Every time we come with Mila and Sam, it’s a ‘four thumbs up’ dining experience. And of course, they always demand their own kids serving of pancakes!
What Sets This Manchester Polish Restaurant Apart?
There’s lots to write that could be the answer for this section. However, for us, what makes the Honeypot Manchester’s go to Polish restaurant is that dining at The Honeypot goes beyond satisfying your hunger.
It’s an immersive cultural experience. Here, amidst the friendly chatter and the clinking of cutlery, you feel transported to the heart of Poland. The diverse menu offerings, from the smoked sausages to the unique baked cottage cheese cheesecake, and the Polish beers and spirits offer a culinary exploration that’s both familiar and exciting.
The Honeypot’s Special Touch
What truly sets The Honeypot apart is the way it combines its authentic Polish offerings with a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, you’re treated like family from the moment you step through the door. It’s not just a meal; it’s an experience, a journey to a distant land, right in the heart of Manchester.
Customer Reviews and Feedback
And it’s not just us who loves The Honeypot – Manchester’s premier Polish restaurant! At the time of writing, The Honeypot had an average 5 star review on Tripadvisor – some feat!
Some examples of recent reviews include:
Wholesome meals and friendly vibe
Location and Contact
📍 The Honeypot, 10a Ack Lane East, Ack Lane East, Bramhall, Stockport SK7 1AW
📞 +07921 006 658
- Wednesday – 09:30 – 1700
- Thursday – 09:30 – 19:00
- Friday – 09:30 – 21:00
- Saturday – 09:30 – 21:00
- Sunday – 09:30 – 19:00
Where Can I Park?
We’re assuming most people will be coming by car, and not cycling to Bramhall!
The Honeypot is located centrally within Bramhall. There are an abundance of carparks located nearby. The closest is the Village Precinct Car Park which is run by Stockport Council. It is relatively small, with only 81 spaces and the spaces are quite tight.
Especially if you come late on a Saturday afternoon you may find that you struggle to get parked. If that’s the case, then you can easily park in Meadway Car Park East located a few minutes walk up from the restaurant and has plenty of wide spaces.
At both car parks expect to pay approximately 30p per hour; however parking is free after 18:00 and on a Sunday!