Get ready for the Summer of Hatch – Hatch

HATCH TO REOPEN ON 12TH APRIL WITH HOST OF NEW INDEPENDENT TRADER RESIDENCIES

Food, drink and retail destination, Hatch, is set to reopen on 12th April and is welcoming six new independent businesses to the Hatch neighbourhood. Plus there’s 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 of brilliant  businesses, with some born at the kitchen table during lockdown. They include MorMor’s Mediterranean; Ate Days a Week and Biscuit and 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. 

Welcome to the Summer of Hatch… 

NEW TRADERS SET TO OPEN: 

MORMOR
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 AND LISTENING CAFE

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 music cafe for the city. 

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). 

The team opened at Hatch in November, but sadly their opening day was also their closing day as we entered tier 3 lockdown restrictions and Hatch was forced to shut the doors. Now the Ate Days team can’t wait to bring their constantly evolving menu back to Hatch for the summer.  

Toucan Avenue
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. 


The new businesses will join Hatch favourites Fuku, Parmogeddon, Takk,Ol Brewery, 

Herbivorous, Hanoi 75, Grandad’s Sausages, KBOM, Abejas Tapas and  T’arricrii. 

LIVE MUSIC 

The Hatch music stage will be hosting a steady stream of talent from April onwards, all delivered in line with government guidelines. From some of Manchester’s best-loved party bands and DJs to exciting emerging artists, music lovers can expect a stunning soundtrack to their summer at Hatch. 


Opening Weekend Line Up
Friday 16th April 

Hattie Pearson (Hits Radio, Girls on Film) 

Launches the stage with classic bangers and a hefty dose of retro

HypnoJive

Manchester’s favourite party band playing a selection of firm favourites and party starters

Saturday 17th April 

Will Tramp
Fresh from playing to thousands over the amazing UnitedWeStream HomoElectric sessions, Hatch is delighted to welcome Will to the stage to do what he does best. Expect a post-lockdown open air set of dreams. Just imagine…


Sunday 18th April 

Swayward on Sundays
Ardent record collector, audiophile and co-founder of Manchester’s infamous Wet Play club night, Craig Swayward plays extended all vinyl sets on our outdoor stage to soundtrack your hazy Sunday at Hatch. Expect: Soul, Funk, Reggae, Disco, Hip Hop, Boogie, Jazz, Indy, Rock, World music, Balearic, Chill-out and Pop music nuggets.

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NOTES TO EDITORS 

The new traders will be joining Hatch’s incredible roster of residents.. 

Takk

Artisan Icelandic-inspired espresso bar serving up some of the city’s best coffees, teas, cold drinks, cakes and sandwiches.

Ol Nano Brewery & Bar

Local craft beers, including those brewed in their own on site ‘nano brewery’ Ol is unique to the city.

Fuku

A passionate food innovator, Anna of Fukuu is devoted to bringing the authentic Pan Asian food of her childhood to Hatch, and fusing it with modern twists from the west.  

Customers can expect Pan Asian classics like Chicken Katsu curry served with fries alongside Anna’s own inventions including Japanese scotch eggs as well as Katsu Burger on Brioche Buns. It will all be served up in a creative, fresh and vibrant atmosphere situated in a large shipping container restaurant with access to a shared roof terrace, all designed by Anna herself. This is food created with love by a woman who believes that ‘through food we can find home’.

Herbivorous

Known for their vibrant, unique and non traditional take on vegan food, Herbivorous owners Robyn and Damian started out with the goal of bringing vegan food to the mainstream, and have been shaking up its reputation as being just about falafel & hummus ever since. Having toured the UK at some of the nation’s biggest festivals in their bright green vintage Horsebox, Herbivorous has now found a permanent home at Hatch where they serve up their incredible vegan food  including their legendary Big Kahuna Burger, and Buffalo Wings with Cheesy Fries.

Hanoi 75

Inspired by Hanoi, brought to you from a 20-year old double-decker bus. Serving up street food inspired by Vietnam’s capital, whilst upcycling an old bus to create a fabulous dining experience, with authentic trimmings and cosy fittings. Serving up a creative menu of cuisine from Vietnam’s capital city fused with other influences from South East Asia and all centred around the beautiful Bahn Mi! Expect fresh, fast Vietnamese sandwiches to take away. 

Grandad’s Sausages
Bury-based sausage connoisseurs, Grandad’s Sausages, have been bringing artisan bangers to the people for over 50 years and at Hatch the guys serve up incredible hot dogs as well as amazing loaded fries. 

KBOM: 

Brazilian and Portuguese flavours and vibes combine at this vibrant soul food destination.

Abeja Tapas Bar:

Manchester’s smallest tapas bar, Abeja’s Ana is passionate about bringing her native Grenadian cuisine to the city.  The team works hard to source unique produce, and fresh, seasonal ingredients, ensuring each dish is lovingly prepared, authentic and delicious with an exclusively curated wine list for an incredible Spanish dining experience. 

Parmogeddon:
Hatch favourite, Parmogeddon is run by Middlesbrough born Ellie and Kyle who thankfully introduced us to their home town’s signature dishA parmo is fried chicken goodness, covered in a rich, creamy béchamel, topped with a serious helping of cheese and shoved under the grill until melted and gooey. Perfect with chips and garlic sauce. 

T’Arricrii:

Sicilian brothers Riccardo and Romeo specialise in arancini of multiple varieties (with meat, fish and veggie options), juices made with Sicilian fruits and cannolis. These guys are guaranteed to bring a smile to your face with their authentic, delicious arancini as well as their passion for Italian and Sicilian food, drink and life!

Suzy Loves Milo:

Reworked and upcycled vintage clothing from around the globe will be brought to Hatch via

Suzy Loves Milo who are hosting their own micro boutique in a shipping container. Their garms will give you everything you need to create your own unique look, with sunnies, sneaks and everything in-between.

Sneaker Pharm:

The city’s first premium shoe cleaning boutique… Born from a personal passion and love for the culture, Sneaker Pharm offers a highly bespoke and comprehensive service to treat your most beloved sneakers to some TLC. Choose from packages like the ‘signature overhaul’ and your shoes will enjoy the likes of delicate hand washing, stain removal, suede resets, reshaping, paint retouching and lace cleaning…rendering them, literally, good as new. Drawing influences from the traditional shoe shiners of London and modern-day American counterparts, Sneaker Pharm is the answer to ensuring your ‘grails’ remain forever in your rotation.

The Portland Barbers:

Every great neighbourhood needs a hairdresser and trendy city centre male grooming experts, The Portland Barbers are Hatch’s resident coiffeurs.
 

DJ Gym:

The UK’s network of DJ studios has its only Northern branch at Hatch! Offering one-to-one DJ and production courses accredited by the London Sound Academy, DJ Gym offers the chance to learn from pros every day with a whole range of courses including Beginner DJ and Beginner Music production. DJ Gym graduates enjoy plenty of perks with a monthly slot at Ministry of Sound and also an annual tour in Ibiza. DJ Gym students will learn at Hatch in a state of the art studio shipping container.

Industry: 

Industry Collective is an independent, creative hair salon based at Hatch, providing a range of services and styles for all genders.


O’Donnell Moonshine:
O’Donnell Moonshine brings back the infamous spirits & liqueurs from the Prohibition period. High quality ingredients meet a unique packaging: A Mason Jar! We promise you haven’t tasted anything like this before!

Black Square Beer

Black Square Beer will become your next favourite craft beer bottle shop! Stocking a wide range of independent breweries from our shores and further afield that offer the best IPAs, Pale Ales, Sours, Stouts, Lagers and more. With something for everyone. Come in and have a look at their selection to take home or enjoy in the welcoming atmosphere at Hatch’s courtyard.

A place to soak up every precious moment of time spent with friends and loved ones, to enjoy food, drink and music together again, and destination fill that festival-shaped hole in our lives. 

Hatch House Rules

●      When you arrive at Hatch, please wait at the entrance until a table becomes available.

●      Keep a safe distance and be patient and kind to staff and other guests –  we are all in this together.

●      Make sure you wash your hands when entering and leaving the site, and avoid touching surfaces wherever possible (hand santiser provided at the entrance).

●      Once you are seated, please stay at your allocated table. The toilets are open for use, but for the safety of all guests, we would appreciate it if you limit your movements around the site.

●      Place your food and drink order online by visiting: Goodeats.io/Hatch, you will find QR codes for each trader on your table, simply take a photo or visit www.hatchmcr.com to be directed to their page.

●      If you are beginning to show symptoms of coronavirus or have been asked to self isolate, please do not enter.