Ancoats’ favourite slab shack is on the rise.
The indulgent five-layer lasagne spot is graduating from its little dark kitchen in Ancoats and expanding from takeaway to full service with not one but TWO new kitchens popping up in town.
Lazy Tony’s will still be keeping its delivery and collection service at Radium Street, but on top of this, fans will now also be able to enjoy owner Danny’s cheesy creations in a sit-down restaurant setting.
Starting from Thursday 29 July, he’ll be taking over the kitchen of Foundation Coffee House in the NQ for a 6 month-long pop-up: offering a greatly expanded menu with new additions like a fresh pasta section, new extras and sides, and a dedicated mac and cheese section (which we’ve seen and are already drooling over).
Yes, you should be very excited – there are four different types of mac and cheese going onto the menu here, including an incredible-sounding 280-day dry-aged, roasted and pulled beef short rib mac and cheese with sage mustard and a special new three cheese blend.
Sign us up.
Danny will also be serving up his incredibly popular lasagnas, of course, as well as his much-loved brick-cheese mozzarella sticks, fried chicken, and super-boozy tiramisu puddings.
Made entirely from scratch, the giant lasagnas here are completely stacked with homemade pasta, bechamel and ragu. They’re so big, in fact, they take an average of 10 hours to cool down after leaving the oven.
There will be both classic meat and vegan options available, alongside a range of different specials like chicken alfredo and beef short rib, with the Lazy Tony’s Lasagneria menu available at Foundation from 5 to 10 pm, Wednesday to Sunday.
Focaccia, meanwhile, will be supplied by indie bakehouse Batard.
And that’s not all. As well as a new sit-down home in Northern Quarter, Lazy Tony’s is also opening a new pop-up restaurant behind its Radium Street kitchen on Saturdays in partnership with a local rum brand they share the building with.
Joining up with Witch Kings Rum, they’ll be hosting intimate dinners in the red-bricked courtyard with room for up to around 30 people at any time.
The covered outdoor space – formerly a loading bay for the shared mill – has been fitted out as a quirky little pop-up restaurant, using upcycled and sustainable found materials.
Dinner here is set to be more experiential, featuring live music from local artists.
Taking place on Saturday nights only between 5pm and 10 pm, you’ll be able to get your hands on all of Lazy Tony’s top lasagne dishes here as well as sipping on some craft cocktails using rum made so locally that the distillery is literally just on the other side of the wall.
Witch Kings Rum is also bringing boozy Brazilian jazzy brunches to the intimate new space in collaboration with local independents The Flat Baker and Herbies Homemade.
Tickets for entry cost £5 and include a free cocktail on arrival – with lasagnas purchased separately.
To find out more about the Radium Street kitchen, click here.
Feature image – Lazy Tony’s Lasagneria.