Urmston has seen many changes over the years, when the Trafford Centre was built on its doorstep it was feared that that would be the end of the old market town.
However, independent businesses continued to choose Urmston as their home and the town has continued to grow and flourish with a solid partnership and community support, Urmston is very much the place to be.
The McGoff group have also chosen Urmston for their planned state of the art Market 41 which will be situated on the old traditional market site on Railway Road. Despite delays to the project it is now moving forward with building rumored to begin later this year. Urmston really is on the up!
One independent business that is truly leading the way in Urmston’s progression is Mulino restaurant on Primrose Avenue.
What was once a redundant doctors surgery is now a bustling Italian restaurant and prosecco bar that locals and visitors alike can’t get enough of.
Zola Martini, owner and head chef of Mulino, has put his life and soul into making Mulino the huge success it has become. Even through the pandemic Zola continued to improve and plan Mulino’s future making it the number one spot for diners in the area.
Almost doubling its size with an extention along Primrose Avenue, Mulino is as aesthetically pleasing to the eye as the food is to the taste buds.
Mulino has also become a celebrity hangout and it is not uncommon to see famous faces enjoying Italian dishes in the beautifully decorated restaurant.
Line of Duty star Adrian Dunbar enjoyed his evening at Mulino so much that when he’d finished filming his latest series he brough the cast and crew back to the restaurant for their wrap party.
Adrian Dunbar isn’t the only celebrity to frequent Mulino’s. Coronation Street star Jimmi Harkishin is a regular visitor as is local celebrity crooner Wayne Devlin who when choosing a venue to perform his 24 hour singathon, raising just under £9,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society in honour of Tony Bennett, Mulino was the obvious choice.
Cold Feet star John Thomson, boxing champions Hughie Fury and Savannah Marshall and their trainer Peter Fury have all visited the restaurant as have the BBC who have made themselves quite at home at Mulino.
BBC Radio Manchester hosts Becky Want and Phil Trow have both visited with Becky even running a live show from the restaurant.
When filming ‘Food: Truth or Scare’, Mulino was the BBC’s first choice as a filming location.
The BBC filmed yet again at the restaurant when North West Tonight attended Wayne Devlin’s 24 hour swingathon. Irish TV also filmed the event for their Sky TV weekly show.
With celebrities, politicians, such as local MP Kate Green, several of the past Mayors of Trafford and a whole host of familiar faces, Mulino really is the place to be seen.
It has established itself at the heart of Urmston and is leading the way not only in fantastic service and great food but in bringing visitors to Urmston who will no doubt come back again and again.