Oxford Road’s sprawling food and drink hub has confirmed it will reopen later this spring in the aftermath of the government’s roadmap announcement.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that hospitality venues would be permitted to serve customers in outdoors settings from April 12, with no plans to reintroduce the ‘substantial meal’ rule or 10pm curfew.
And Hatch – the dazzlingly diverse food and drink neighbourhood in Manchester city centre – wasted no time in making plans to reopen.
Organisers took to social media the morning after the roadmap announcement to confirm that Hatch would welcome back punters from April 12.
The statement was so excitedly received that the website temporarily crashed as people rushed to book tables.
Alongside restaurants, Hatch is also home to outlets such as hairdressers and clothing stores – which are allowed to reopen on April 12 alongside outdoor hospitality venues.
Just some of the tenants currently occupying spaces in the multicoloured shipping containers on Oxford Road include coffee shop Takk, wine shop vin-yard, Asian street food stall FUKU, award-winning banger-maker Grandad’s Sausages, upcycled vintage clothing outfit Suzy Loves Milo, male grooming experts Portland Barbers.
They’re all expected to make a comeback on April 12, but in the meantime, many of Hatch’s residents are continuing to offer delivery and collection services.
View the full list of traders at Hatch here.
To book a table, head over to the official website.