Hatch is set to re-open on 12th April and is welcoming six new independent businesses, plus a whole season of live music and events to look forward to.
The new independent enterprises set to join the Hatch squad are an eclectic mix, with some born at the kitchen table during lockdown. They include MorMor’s Mediterranean; Ate Days a Week and Biscuit & Brew. Plus there will also be a brand new gender-neutral nail bar and Hatch’s first lash & brow bar will be joining the family.
All the new businesses coming to Hatch will, as ever, be using the Hatch community to trial their latest concepts as part of their journey towards bricks and mortar.
The venue’s outdoor dining enclave, with cover provided by the iconic Mancunian Way, is a safe and social place to soak up those long-awaited catch ups… Hatch will be open seven days a week and has extended its opening hours due to popular demand from 11am – midnight, with 1am finish on the weekends.
The venue will continue to operate its successful contactless operating system again with guests able to order from any of the street food traders on site with a tap of their mobile phone, and this time around Hatch is also taking table bookings. For the first time guests can reserve tables in advance by booking online.
With so much catching up to do this year, expect Hatch to be Manchester’s answer to the summer festival experience with a street food menu bursting at the seams with cuisine from around the globe. And it’s all served alongside an indie high street of unique shopping and inclusive, independent hair and beauty experiences.
From spring through to summer, Hatch has a stellar lineup of live music scheduled to take place every weekend too. Guests can expect an expertly curated programme to make magical memories under the Mancunian Way.
A programme of events is also in the pipeline, including a night of Candlelit Jazz, plus a special Glasto Weekender.
Reservations are now open for tables of up to six guests, and there will also be walk-ins available daily. In line with government guidance, Hatch will be operating table service only for parties of up to six or two households.
Independent, health-conscious food inspired by the cuisines, cultures and colours of the levant (the region spanning the eastern Mediterranean). Vibrant, colourful dishes, bold in flavour and big on quality ingredients abound from award winning shawarma, to splendid shakshuka – this is a beautiful menu of dishes the likes of which you won’t find anywhere else in Manchester.
Oh My Cheesecake
Independent dessert specialists and creators of the UK’s first ever cheesecake on a stick, Oh My Cheesecake are sweet treat alchemists founded in Lancashire and soon to be bringing the most decadent of desserts to Hatch. Expect everything from your wildest cheesecake-related dreams… From the S’mores Cheesecake Stick to the Nutella Double Chocolate Cookie Sandwich this is where your diet goals come undone (and it’s worth it).
1210 Record Store & Listening Café
In collaboration with independent record label Stutter and Twitch, Hatch is set to welcome its first ever vinyl store. A carefully curated collection of records will be available to browse, buy and listen to at Hatch’s new sociable music popup. With a vinyl jukebox and regular vinyl DJ nights planned, 1210 will be a new musical hub for Hatch.
It’s A Nail Thing
After a 10 year career in the charity sector, Stevie discovered she had a flair for nail art when she took it up as a hobby during lockdown. She completed training in July and after lots of practice, joined a salon, working part time around her job. Now she has taken the leap to do her own thing full time and will be bringing gorgeous nail art and great chat to Hatch. Stevie is passionate about inclusive beauty. It’s a Nail Thing at Hatch will be an untraditional salon – a gender-neutral, inclusive space aiming to challenge and disrupt the way people experience the beauty sector.
Biscuit & Brew
Biscuit & Brew is a husband and wife team bringing their passion for sweet treats to life. Combining their love of brownies and cookies, the ultimate treat was created – the Brookie. Crisp on the outside with a soft and luxurious centre, the Brookie is the ultimate indulgence. Alongside this, they specialise in homemade bakes, including Cornflake Tarts, Biscoff Rocky Road and a luxurious Ginger Loaf Cake.
Butterfly Effect Lashes
The fantastically named Butterfly Effect Lashes will be Hatch’s first lash and brow bar. Owner Kate has been a lash technician for three years and is taking her first leap into independent business at Hatch, providing lashes, brows and planning to build up to more services such as hair extensions and makeup. Kate will also be hosting training days for aspiring eyelash technicians.
Ate Days A Week
Ate Days A Week will be bringing inventive sandwiches, pies and ‘proper meals’ to Hatch. The menu combines fresh produce, quality ingredients and a love of hearty dishes as well as music. So look out for Not Naanteen Forever (Lamb seekh kebabs, pickled chillies, pickled red cabbage, iceberg lettuce, hot sauce & mint yoghurt in a naan bread ) and Don’t Look Back in Banger (Grandad’s Sausages with triple cooked, hand cut chips & your choice of sauce).
Hatch’s brand new tattoo flash gallery and private studio. Specially commissioned or chosen from the ‘flash walls’, Toucan Avenue create hand-painted body artwork, which is also available to purchase as a standalone piece of art too at this friendly, professional tattoo studio.
Returning Hatch Favourites
KBOM are bringing their fusion of Portuguese and Brazillian street food to the people of Manchester. Their just-opened container features bold colours, stunning brickwork and a momentous iconic Portuguese street scene centre stage. You’ll find delicious Portu/Brazil mashups such as their popular prawn dish, Gambas a Guillo, along with Portuguese and Brazillian national dishes. A match made in heaven.
The guys over at Grandad’s Sausages are just the best. And if you don’t believe us – they even scooped the award for Street Food Trader Of The Year at Manchester Food and Drink Festival in 2019 (and honestly, it couldn’t be better deserved). The Sausage Connoisseurs have been bringing artisan bangers to the people of Bury for over 50 years fuelled by their Grandad Bernard’s best tips and tricks. These hot dogs are MIND-BLOWING, and you need to try them, immediately.
Expect Pan Asian cuisine and the warmest welcome from Anna and Alex at FUKU. With an amazing selection of Asian street food, their space located at the back of Hatch transports you to a cool shack in Far East Asia. FUKU also has a great vegan offering – vegan or not, you’ll want to try their immense Vegan Platter – trust us.
Abeja Tapas Bar
Officially the smallest (and cutest) tapas bar in Manchester – expect an authentic menu from owner Anna Villegas straight from her hometown of Granada. From the wine selection to the food offering – everything at Abeja is based around Andalusian cuisine. Abeja also hosts a monthly wine pairing event with their exclusive selection of wines from the boutique wineries of Granada, with each glass paired with a special dish from Southern Spain. The perfect low-key night out – if you ask me.
If you’ve never had a Parmo – I’m really sorry. Luckily I lived in up north for 3 years so I’ve had plenty. Bringing the Teesside delicacy to the people of Manchester – Parmogeddon has just set up shop at Hatch (parmos are usually built from a chicken breast, breaded and deep-fried, loaded with white béchamel sauce and plenty of cheese). Boro born, the guys at Parmogeddon are offering everything from your classic parmo to butties & loaded fries.
Hatch’s resident vegan connoisseur’s Robyn and Damien have brought their esteemed 100% vegan brand Herbivorous, to Hatch – yippee! The duo has travelled the country with their award-winning vegan street food offerings. Vegan or not, their plant-based eats are to die for with stacked burgers, loaded fries, delicious wraps and more. The pair know their stuff and often host regular workshops. This March will see them host an exclusive Seitan Making Workshop (a popular but difficult to perfect vegan meat substitute) at Manchester’s biggest sustainable market, right here at Hatch!
ÖL Nano Brewery & Bar
The baby brother of Takk, the nano-brewery and keg bar is a collaboration with independent Levensulme brewery, Byrne the Cake. Made in-house at this tiny brewery, they’ve got some delicious homegrown brews on offer (which are usually snapped up pretty quickly they’re THAT good) alongside a broad selection of bevs from a range of local breweries.
A Vietnamese kitchen serving up a creative menu of cuisine from Vietnam’s capital infused with other Southeast Asian influences. Expect fresh, fast Vietnamese sandwiches to take away, enjoy on their fabulously bedecked bus or anywhere at Hatch.
T’arricrii: Sicilian Street Food
Serving traditional and innovative Sicilian dishes, produced with the best ingredients sourced straight from the isle, and the freshest products sourced locally.
To get prepared, Hatch have introduced a booking system so that you can get your space ready for the 12th, click below to get involved…