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Forage for herbs today if you've got the thyme

Vapiano herb

To celebrate the opening of the international Italian group’s first UK restaurant outside of London, Vapiano has today placed herb planters all around the city centre and is inviting you to forage for your own little bag of freshness in the form of fresh basil and rosemary.

Anyone feeling hungry can pick their own bag of herbs to take to your office or home. Vapiano is encouraging you to add the herbs to your lunch or dinner and share a photo with the brand on their social media channels to be in with a chance of winning tickets to the launch party on Thursday 26 November.

The 400 cover restaurant will span two floors and boast a 100-year-old olive tree and fresh live herbs on the tables. It will offer Manchester’s diners a unique concept as the restaurant is self-service with guests enjoying face-to-face interactions with chefs as they cook their dish to order. Guests order and pay using a smart card system - one per customer - meaning everyone pays for what they order, avoiding the need for bill splitting at the end of the meal.

The restaurant will open to the public for lunch and dinner on Friday 27 November.

To share you photo, tweet using the hashtag #VapianoMCR to @VapianoUK or add it at facebook.com/VapianoUK.

Vapiano opens in Manchester's newly re-developed Corn Exchange. See our exclusive behind the scenes photos of the building as it was still being renovated.

Hungry? See more places to eat in Manchester with Time Out.

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